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We collect and share plans of vintage and old-timer flying model airplanes. For free. We do it together. And we've been doing it since 2011. No need to login, just grab and go. Thanks to you all, there are now 14,841 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for helping us to make Outerzone what it is, an awesome free archive of old-timer goodness. Three cheers for all of us!
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Free this, free that! Oh, the cheapskatery! The space probes NASA sent to infinity and beyond would have to be Kinder Surprise Egg trinkets, no? :))
Miguel : Deflectometer : 28/11/2023
You are very kind Miguel, I will tell all my friends how the maiden goes and I'll share photos and videos. Best wishes!!
Eduardo : Deacon : 28/11/2023
Also QCAD is free, I've tried installing and using that.
SteveWMD : Deflectometer : 28/11/2023
Just to keep things cheap, instead of Turbocad, google for Librecad (it's free)
Daithi : Deflectometer : 28/11/2023
Of course I was joking, Eduardo, I wish your fabulous looking Deacon makes only safe landings for the happiness of her talented maker :)
Miguel : Deacon : 27/11/2023
If memory serves, this would be the Boeing B 9 which was nicknamed 'the Flying Pencil' (way before the Dornier 17 was even a sketch on a designers notepad)
Daithi : Boeing Bomber : 26/11/2023
Just before cca 40 years my father bought me Marabu kit... (Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina - ex Yugoslavia). Belive or not in this same green box, I remember everything... My father helped me to build this, and I...
Senad Šabanovic : Marabu : 25/11/2023
This designer is the famed "Pylonius" from Model Aircraft/Aeromodeller
Charles : Rake : 24/11/2023
My Deacon was mistakenly located near my satellite TV antena and, naturally, it has nothing to do with the model but it shows a rather odd situation. I didn't remove it with Photoshop, perhaps I should have but now it accompanies the...
Eduardo : Deacon : 24/11/2023
I built and flew the R/N Models kit in the 1980’s. I was a total free-flight novice, but this rugged model would perform truly majestic flights. Strong climbs, flat glides, predictable turns, sometimes returning right to my feet. One...
John Hayes : Miss Worlds Fair : 24/11/2023
For historical purposes, Paul Willenborg's Fantrainer plan was re-published as a free full size plan in the October / November 1991 edition of the Argus Publications magazine Radio Control Scale Aircraft, the layout of the RCSA free plan...
Pete Rose : Fantrainer : 23/11/2023
Latest Site Updates
Prophet 941 (oz4098): Added kit instructions, thanks to Cesar Mazzolenis.
Boeing Bomber (oz14948): Added article, thanks to Pit.
Ultra Sport 60 (oz14943): Added review from Model Builder June 1991, thanks to RFJ.
Fantrainer (oz1339): Added further article from RCSA Nov 1991, as referenced by Pete Rose, thanks to RFJ.
Sparrow MK1 (oz14945): Added article, thanks to George.
23/11/2023: General News: Wishing all our American friends a very happy Thanksgiving. If you're looking for something to build over the holiday weekend, how about this model or maybe this one? Mary :-)
Ultra Sport 60 (oz14943): Added kit instructions, thanks to Pit.
Gyration (oz14942): Added article, thanks to Pit.
Sky Loop 404 (oz6236): Added parts tracing, also kit instructions (in English and German), thanks to Thomas Kurze.
Rearwin Speedster (oz4805): Added decals, thanks to dfritzke.
Electric Hots (oz4086): Added manual addendum pages, thanks to Ed Bennett.
Radio Rook (oz9929): Added article #4 from Practical Mechanics, Sept 1956, thanks to Pit.
Meteorite (oz7544): Added original article from Practical Mechanics, Sept (& Oct) 1954, thanks to Pit.
Ready (oz14935): Added kit instructions, thanks to Pit.
Latest Plans text listingBootful - 43in IC R/C
CdH - 39in Rubber F/F
Auster Arrow - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Fabulous Hawk - 42in Scale IC C/L
Manicaca 35 - 47in IC C/L
Boeing Bomber - 26in Scale Rubber F/F
Quark - 29in IC R/C
Zlin Z-XII - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Sparrow MK1 - 55in Glider R/C
Velocissimus - 24in IC C/L
Ultra Sport 60 - 62in IC R/C
Gyration - 38in IC C/L
Cri-Cri - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Besson MB.411 - 18in Scale Rubber Electric F/F
PZL P.38 Wolf - 66in Scale IC R/C
Saab J29F - 14in Scale Electric RTP
Up Shot - 36in Rubber F/F
Ready - 24in IC C/L
Trainer 10 - 36in IC R/C
Blue Dragon - 96in IC F/F
Schweizer - 42in Scale Glider R/C
Fokker DVIII - 50in Scale IC F/F R/C
Boston Bullet - 16in Rubber F/F
Vacuum Forming Table
Marquart Charger - 73in Scale IC R/C
Focke Wulf 183 - 24in Scale Electric R/C
Aqua Sport - 49in Electric R/C
Breezease - 51in IC R/C
Vega Termik - 98in Glider R/C
DH Gipsy Moth - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Susi 2 - 59in Glider R/C
Douglas DC-3 - 82in Scale IC R/C
Ryan Trainer - 10in Scale Rubber F/F
Taylor Cub F-2 - 13in Scale CO2 F/F
Bellanca - 10in Scale Rubber F/F
BAE Hawk - 30in Scale IC C/L
Ryan SC - 10in Scale Rubber F/F
Mustang - 54in Scale IC R/C
ITOH 62-160 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Blue Pants - 37in IC C/L
Cessna 34 - 10in Scale Rubber F/F
Slingback - 59in Glider R/C
Baby ROG - 10in Rubber F/F
Mr Clean - 42in IC R/C
Miller Racer - 10in Scale Rubber F/F
Pugnacious Pursuit - 17in Rubber F/F
4-40 - 57in IC R/C
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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.
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