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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 9,000 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!
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I have built this lately and flown it a few times now, as a trainer for my first flights in over 50 years. Mine is Enya 19V powered.
PatOD : Basic Trainer : 23/05/2018
Disconnect the fuel line to the needle valve. Back off the compression screw a few turns. Turn the motor over till the piston exhaust ports are closed. With your fuel bottle give the engine a decent prime against the closed exhaust. Flick...
RayF : Baby Ringmaster : 23/05/2018
I know this is not a forum, but was hoping for advice or a contact on your side of the ocean with help. Today one of our club members brought his M.E. 1.5 to the field. Joe has it on a Baby Ringmaster but it has been mishandled and is so...
EdShearer : Baby Ringmaster : 22/05/2018
My Kwik-Stick III - built from Outerzone plans [more pics 005-007]. The span is 46 inches with a Clark Y airfoil and ailerons. The engine is a Thunder Tiger 15GP.
JimScott : Kwik-Stik I : 22/05/2018
I'd like to submit two photos of my Gryfalcon (Plan 10007) that I built in 2010. It was powered by a PAW .033 diesel with throttle and guided with rudder and elevator controls. I built it from the plan included in the Feb '51 FM...
DougWeaver : Gyrfalcon : 22/05/2018
This is the Bellanca Aries that I built last month! [more pics 003-006] I did one modification in the structure of the nose!
EldonMasini : Bellanca Aries : 22/05/2018
Added image of Flying Models cover April 1962, featuring the DH 60 M Gypsy Moth, thanks to theshadow [more pics 004].
Mary : DH Gypsy Moth : 22/05/2018
I've attached 3 photos of my recently completed Scorpion, built for my 11 year old son [more pics 003-005]. It uses a Norvel .049 and is a fun and resilient trainer. I modified it slightly by adding a cheek to reinforce the front end and...
ChrisBayliss : Scorpion : 22/05/2018
Here is my rendition of Clive Smalley's P-47D Thunderbolt from his "Dog Fight Duo" Plan No. 4794 [more pics 003, 004]. Done up in scuffed Monokote with Kevin at the controls.
RayLathrop : P-47D Thunderbolt : 22/05/2018
I guess the plan and the instructions are all there is about the Progo, due to its high degree of prefabrication. IIRC a friend of mine used one of these for his first tentative steps into RC flying and the Progo was docile enough for this...
clouddozer : Progo : 22/05/2018
Built a 28.5" span 40mm EDF version of the John Bell P80 Shooting Star [more pics 003, 004]. The plan was enlarged a bit with some changes to the wing construction/mounting and a 1/32" sheeted fuse, while the fuselage was built using the...
BillGaylord : Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star : 22/05/2018
I thought you might like to have a couple of pictures of my rendition of Stu Richmond's Buzz Bomb [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. It is an easy flier, but was underpowered with the cox Pee-Wee, now flying nicely with a Cox .020 Tee-Dee...
JMP : Buzz Bomb : 22/05/2018
22/05/2018 : PlanID=10079 : Sledge Hammer by Dick Sarpolus from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=10077 : Wight Maiden by Keith Humber from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=5715 : DH Gypsy Moth by Elmer Nowak from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=4307 : Tempo by Bill Ayers from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=1576 : Roland C.II Wahlfisch by Walt Musciano from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to theshadow.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=1279 : Republic P-47N Thunderbolt by RL Schellenbaum from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=4372 : Omega 2 by Richard Miller from American Modeler : Article added, thanks to theshadow.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=10073 : Horsa II by J Marsh from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=4658 : Impala by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit review from RCM&E, November 1967, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=5923 : Cessna Skylane 62 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added additional kit review, from RCM&E May 1969, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=4460 : Fokker DVIII from Veron : Update 22/05/2018: added kit review from RCM&E, February 1973, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=3281 : Contender by Dave Platt from Top Flite : Added kit review from RCM&E, February 1972, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=2385 : Stinson Reliant SR-8 from Sterling : Added additional kit review, from RCM&E September 1977, thanks to RFJ.
22/05/2018 : PlanID=5611 : P-40 Warhawk by Dave Platt from Top Flite : Added kit review from RCM&E, October 1974, thanks to RFJ.
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I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with Outerzone:
aeromeddler, andykunz, augustawest, balsaworkbench, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, circlip, dannymz, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jeffmac, jj, joefergusson, johnosullivan, keven64, kraftyone, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooneydriver, ozrs, patrickurbain, pgregory, pilgrim, pit, poacher, rchopper56, reddragon, rfj, rottensox, stickman, stormin, sundancer, theshadow, tonyp, vintage1, vloustalot
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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.
In comparison Outerzone is a slightly random collection of plans in PDF format. Outerzone does not include all the plans posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread. At a guess, only about 80%. Some plans on here are not from that thread. Also, some are direct submissions.
That link again: VinPlanDex