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Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 8,000 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for making Outerzone what it is. Three cheers for all of us!
We've added a new section for your thoughts, stories and photos: Viewpoint - a tribute to Don Dewey, editor of RCM and author of their Viewpoint column. This is the place for your longer articles or anything that doesn't relate directly to one particular plan. If you've something to contribute, send it to email@example.com We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more
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Adam, it's your lucky day.
SteveWMD : Grumman F7F Tigercat : 21/07/2017
Additional colour pic for OZ 8724, Top 20 [more pics 005]
RFJ : Top 20 : 20/07/2017
Dear Steve and Mary - I'm sending for you some new pictures of the Nakajima Hayabusa, plan ID OZ 8806 [more pics 004-006]. This plane was a very nice project from Mr Sergio A Daeuble. Very stable, fast flier that used an excellent Thunder...
CarloAM : Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa : 19/07/2017
Dear Steve and Mary, I'm sending you new pics of a Tupynike II [more pics 005-008]. This one built by Mr Alexandre Takeshi, excellent builder, very good pilot and friend from Florianopolis SC, using the plan downloaded directly from your...
CarloAM : Tupynike II : 19/07/2017
These photos [more pics 003, 004] are only worthy as an artifact to prove the kits did exist and were built and flown (at least once). Parts were scavenged and gone.
EdShearer : Douglas B-66 Jet Bomber : 19/07/2017
I've gotten a lot of compliments for these photos of my not-yet-covered Lazy Ace [more pics 010-012]. I thought you might like to add them to your site. I built this one with a 1/8" balsa top deck rather than the 1/32" ply shown on the...
RobR : Lazy Ace : 19/07/2017
Here is a photo of an old Sterling F6F [more pics 006]. It flies well with an old OS .35.
EdShearer : F6F Hellcat : 18/07/2017
Attached Antonov An2 paint scheme [more pics 003].
Pit : Antonov An-2 : 18/07/2017
SteveWMD : Waterman Mercury Gosling : 18/07/2017
Kitted by Jasco (Junior Aero Space Company) founded by Frank Zaic.
Pit : 1936 Moffet : 17/07/2017
I really enjoyed built this plane! [more pics 003-006]
EldonMasini : Beech Musketeer : 17/07/2017
Steve, a couple photos for your site [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. This is my model of the Waterman Mercury Gosling by Dave Stott plan on your site. I enlarged to 16" span. It flies very well. Thank you for your work and great...
DavidWagner : Waterman Mercury Gosling : 17/07/2017
21/07/2017 : PlanID=2184 : Grumman F7F Tigercat by Paul Plecan from American Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57. This is an old Uncle Willies plan, so scaling may be slightly off, but it looks close at 44-1/2in wingspan (flat).
20/07/2017 : PlanID=5914 : Avro 504K by Gordon Whitehead from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to RFJ. (From Radio Modeller August 1978 but it is the same as the RCM plan.)
19/07/2017 : PlanID=5210 : DH Gypsy Moth by Gordon Whitehead from RCMplans : Added second article (Radio Modeller June 1977), thanks to RFJ.
18/07/2017 : PlanID=8961 : Antonov An-2 by Don Luck from AMI : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
17/07/2017 : PlanID=4808 : P-39 by Tony Bonetti from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to theshadow. Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow. ref DBHL-6402. Direct submission to Outerzone.
17/07/2017 : PlanID=8952 : Waterman Gosling by AJ Taylor from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to Karsten.
14/07/2017 : PlanID=8946 : Curtiss Swift by NH Rambo from Model Airplane News : Have switched these two plans around now - the magazine print plan (thanks Pit) is clearer to read, so that is now the primary plan. Alternate supplement plan is larger but faded and harder to read.
14/07/2017 : PlanID=8946 : Curtiss Swift by NH Rambo from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.
12/07/2017 : PlanID=1581 : Yoicks by John Coasby from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to JJ. Also added article pages thanks to Algy2.
12/07/2017 : PlanID=8686 : Spitfire by Harold J Towner from Astral : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to GuyColeman.
10/07/2017 : PlanID=593 : Art Chesters Jeep by Dan Lutz from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
10/07/2017 : PlanID=2359 : Gentle Lady by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
06/07/2017 : PlanID=6131 : Northern Eagle by David Gierke from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, also now added article pages, thanks to Circlip and RFJ.
05/07/2017 : PlanID=8900 : 1/2A Shrike by Joe Beshar from Lanier : Added build instructions, thanks to Alexander.
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Did I miss your name? Then I'm sorry. Let me know. As far as scanning and posting plans on the RCGroups thread, there are just too many names to mention them all... but here are a few:
30560, 50+airyears, algy2, avernon, bobkeller, bjrn, cougdave, daddyrabbit1954, danito69, dplumpe, geew, generock, gthunter, haydon55, irish_lord99, jmp_blackfoot, jpm, ka-6br, kenny_e, locktite401, modelholic, nibor, orange&white, pd1, perttime, planeman, ralphb, ratracer, scaleviews, spockangel, srfalcon, starcad, tri-pacer, wtool
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VinPlanDex is is an exhaustive and complete index of every plan that has ever been posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread.
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