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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 10,000 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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First of all, Shorts were an ENGLISH company (based in Rochester). The Air Ministry created 'Short & Harland' with equal shares held between Short Brothers and Harland and Wolff (the ship builders who built the Titanic) in 1938. The...
Daithi : Shorts SD3-30 Commuterliner : 23/09/2018
I'm building this plan, and there are a couple of inconsistencies. First, the size of the fuselage is slightly different between the two plans, even if you print them off at the same scale. Make sure former 'F' is about 1cm further forward...
Carl : Lockheed U-2 : 23/09/2018
Is it me or does this plan download at the wrong scale? I get a wing chord of about 150mm which is clearly wrong though strangely the tailplane looks though it might be ok. Was it drawn wrong back in 1959?
Gavin : Pluto : 21/09/2018
Attached is the article for "Square Rigger" that appeared in RCM, June 1983 [suppl. file]. I noticed it was missing. I built one about a week after I received the June 1983 issue of RCM, and it was one of the easiest airplanes that I have...
StevenWieczorek : Square Rigger : 21/09/2018
I learned to fly on a QB-15HII back in the '80s while stationed at RAF Upper Heyford. We flew off the antenna farm of RAF Croughton's nicely mown grass. When coupled with an Enya 15, this was a great flying model. I wish I could find...
Revell_Walker : QB 15H II : 18/09/2018
This plan looked horribly familiar even after fifty years. I actually made one and it sort of flew. The problem was weight, not only was the construction heavy but the model needed a lot of ballast to counteract the weight of the tail...
RichardFalconer : Raab RW3A Multoplane : 17/09/2018
Here are some pictures of my recently completed Aspirante II [more pics 005-007] built from the plan I downloaded from your marvellous website.
TonyC : Aspirante II : 17/09/2018
I found the plans for the subject page interesting and did a little more web searching. I thought other builders might find this link useful; it has the most comprehensive information and the best pictures
I had these two photos in my files [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. Please note the "Formerly Bridi Hobby".
JeffGreen_LasVegas : Quickest 500 : 14/09/2018
Many thanks, Detlef. Have added "Rheinflug RW-3a" to the plan description now, so hopefully that will help anyone doing a search for this design.
SteveWMD : Raab RW3A Multoplane : 14/09/2018
This site has a brochure of this aircraft, was not an obvious find so you may want to post the link
Enclosed is a review of the Simple Staggerwing from Fred Reese and kitted by Ace [suppl. file]. This article is very interesting because it explains how to convert this kit in Electric powered plane. The article came from Flying Models...
spitfireflyby : Simple Staggerwing : 14/09/2018
25/09/2018 : PlanID=10385 : Mini Tarka by David Boddington from Radio Modeller : Added PDFvector format drawing (includes all ribs), thanks to rchopper56.
24/09/2018 : PlanID=6225 : Stuka Stunt by Hi Johnson from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57. This is an Uncle Willies plan.
24/09/2018 : PlanID=6014 : Macchi Castoldi MC-72 by Paul Palanek from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57. This is an Uncle Willies plan.
23/09/2018 : PlanID=783 : Macchi C-200 Saetta by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to DPlumpe.
23/09/2018 : PlanID=783 : Macchi C-200 Saetta by Walt Musciano from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57. Includes construction notes text. This is an Uncle Willies plan.
22/09/2018 : PlanID=8028 : Ol Bluenose by Clive Smalley from RCMplans : This plan also appeared in RCME, August 1985. Added the RCME article, thank to RFJ.
21/09/2018 : PlanID=6817 : Square Rigger by Paul Denson from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to StevenWieczorek.
18/09/2018 : PlanID=2590 : Half Wild Goose by Ted Samuelson, Mary Samuelson from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke.
17/09/2018 : PlanID=10364 : Total Chaos by Joe Bridi from Hobby Barn : Added build instructions, thanks to JimPurcha.
14/09/2018 : PlanID=4079 : Spitfire by Joe Ott from Joe Ott : Added parts file (inc decals), thanks to MikeKelly.
14/09/2018 : PlanID=9124 : Komander Mk II by Claude McCullough from Sig : Replaced Faux plan file with revised version (v3), thanks to JeffGreen.
14/09/2018 : PlanID=2971 : Focke Wulf 190-D9 by Pres Bruning from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 600 dpi, thanks to GuyColeman
14/09/2018 : PlanID=10425 : Lincoln Beachey by Al Wolsky from Flying Models : Added missing article page 4, thanks to spitfireflyby.
14/09/2018 : PlanID=7072 : Simple Staggerwing by Fred Reese from Ace RC : Added kit review from Flying Models 1997-05 Vol. 102 No. 5/677, thanks to spitfireflyby.
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