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6 Years of Outerzone!

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 We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Zenit - 9230Zenit
Glider R/C
68in span
Plan Details
Kinner Navy Envoy - 9229Kinner Navy Envoy
Scale Rubber F/F
22in span
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Vampire V - 9228Vampire V
34in span
Plan Details
Yardstick - 9227Yardstick
Rubber F/F
36in span
Plan Details
Pennine Pep - 9226Pennine Pep
55in span
Plan Details
Zanzarone - 9225Zanzarone
Rubber F/F
30in span
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Meadow Skipper - 9224Meadow Skipper
53in span
Plan Details
Whippet - 9223Whippet
Rubber F/F
30in span
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Little Colonel - 9222Little Colonel
48in span
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AT-9 Jeep - 9221AT-9 Jeep
Scale IC C/L
58in span
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Forsberg SF-42 Wakefield - 9220Forsberg SF-42 Wakefield
Rubber F/F
43in span
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Eager Beaver - 9219Eager Beaver
Rubber F/F
30in span
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Latest Comments

it does not has the formers
anon : QB Cessna-20 : 22/09/2017

See the article in model builder, dec 1989 page 36.
Pit : Zanzarone : 21/09/2017

Zanzarone (big mosquito) is nothing more than a Cadet Major from Bunch, plan marketed in Italy by Aviominima of Uberto Travagli. Aviominima marketed the "Zanzara" (mosquito) too, the equivalent of Cadet Junior by Bunch. See cadet jr on oz...
Pit : Zanzarone : 21/09/2017

It appears that the plan is incomplete. It only shows a plan view of the wing a diagram of the construction sequence.
TonyLeong : Ringmaster Junior : 21/09/2017

Got a few photos of my Ringmaster Junior, you are free to use if desired [more pics 005:start, 006:paint touched up, 007:repair completed].
ghostler : Ringmaster Junior : 20/09/2017

Here's a few photos of my Ringmaster with Testors McCoy .35 Red Head [more pics 008-011].
ghostler : Ringmaster S-1 : 20/09/2017

Hello, thought you may like to see my Waggler built from an Outerzone plan [more pics 003]. .4cc David Banks diesel powered. Two channel RC. Thanks for the plan.
RodMcKiggan : Waggler : 20/09/2017

Here are some images of "Lady Demoiselle" by S MacPherson [more pics 003-006]. She spans 28" (710 mm) and weighs ca 200g including a Lipo 3S 450mAh. I will change the wheels to those with spokes when I can find some in right size. Some...
OweCarlson : Demoiselle : 20/09/2017

Model photo was found online at thanks to pit.
SteveWMD : Forsberg SF-42 Wakefield : 20/09/2017

Hi Steve!! My name is Radek, from Czech Republic. I build freeflying scale ... love that! Last piece was Heinkel He219 UHU from Tom Arnold. He did brilliant job! Now I will start his Brequet 693 and then B 26. If you like to share pictures...
Radek : Heinkel He 219 UHU : 19/09/2017

Another photo of Pierre Marrot and his Styx, from the cover of the April 1969 issue of Radio Modelisme where the original plan and article were published [more pics 004]. Found at JMP_blackfoot : Styx : 19/09/2017

Added colour photo of the Styx from the cover of RCME, December 1969 [more pics 003], thanks to JMP_blackfoot.
Mary : Styx : 18/09/2017

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Latest Site Updates

21/09/2017 : PlanID=9224 : Meadow Skipper by David Champion from Radio Modeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

19/09/2017 : General News : Have started a new thread on RCGroups as an experiment to see if it helps with working together online to restore and clean up old plans. Fell free to jump in, the more the merrier. Steve

19/09/2017 : PlanID=7300 : Kombat Kapers by R Gibbard from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

19/09/2017 : PlanID=359 : Paageboy by Vic Smeed from Aeromodeller : Added article and PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

18/09/2017 : PlanID=9036 : Liki Tiki by Jan Sakert from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

18/09/2017 : PlanID=6758 : Samurai by Bob Wallace from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (restored text, restored page gap) thanks to davidterrell80.

17/09/2017 : PlanID=2889 : Gnat by Ron Moulton from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

17/09/2017 : PlanID=1474 : Mimi by Ray Malmstrom from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

14/09/2017 : PlanID=7890 : MiG-7 by Bob Wallace from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy at 600 dpi, thanks to theshadow.

13/09/2017 : PlanID=9185 : Robin by RFL Gosling from Aeromodeller : Added article from 'Clarion' newsletter, August 2007, thanks to Pit.

13/09/2017 : PlanID=9175 : Radi-O-Too by Herb Clukey from American Aircraft Modeler : Added brief article, thanks to Pit.

13/09/2017 : PlanID=8944 : Blue Tail Fly by Vern Clements from Model Airplane News : Added final page of article, thanks to Pit.

12/09/2017 : PlanID=9175 : Radi-O-Too by Herb Clukey from American Aircraft Modeler : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke.

10/09/2017 : PlanID=5638 : Gondolier by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Added alternate scan, also article page, thanks to dfritzke.

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Latest Plans text listing

Zenit - 68in Glider R/C
Kinner Navy Envoy - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Vampire V - Trevor Oliver, Dick Oliver - 34in...
Yardstick - Brian Faulkner - 36in Rubber F/F
Pennine Pep - Norman Lees - 55in IC F/F
Zanzarone - 30in Rubber F/F
Meadow Skipper - David Champion - 53in IC R/C
Whippet - Peter Gega - 30in Rubber F/F
Little Colonel - Unknown - 48in IC F/F
AT-9 Jeep - Jack Sheeks - 58in Scale IC C/L
Forsberg SF-42 Wakefield - Sven Forsberg - 43in...
Eager Beaver - 30in Rubber F/F
Sunduster - 22in Rubber F/F
Buzzard - 60in Glider F/F
Duration Model - Unknown - 32in Rubber F/F
Big Rainbow - 100in IC R/C
Le Piaf 1/2A - Patrick Nicolas - 39in IC R/C
Spiggen - Leif Thelin - 42in IC R/C
Half-A Stick - Ted Bozanich,George Chabot -...
Half-A Chaos - George Chabot, Ted Bozanich -...
76 Special - Bob Aberle - 36in IC R/C
Styx - Pierre Marrot - 65in IC R/C
Sky Spy - David Boddington - 68in IC R/C
Bravo - Ian Barrett - 58in IC Glider R/C
BT-20 and BT-40 Aileron Wings - Stu Richmond -...
Micro Kema - Keith Humber - 62in Glider R/C
Mite - D Lyall - 37in IC R/C
Spitfire - C Pollitt - 15in Scale Rubber F/F
Sans Egal - Reino Hyvarinen - 80in Glider F/F
Double Dutch - Steve Holland - 44in IC R/C
Porterfield Zephyr - Doc Matthews - 76in Scale...
Radar - Derrick Courtney - 53in IC R/C
Classic - Jim Baguley - 82in Glider F/F
Air Trails Sportster - Ben Shereshaw - 46in IC...
Airster - Steve Calderon - 57in Glider R/C
MV Sport - Nick Stamos - 55in IC R/C
Heath Parasol - Bob Miller - 56in Scale IC R/C
Grumman Skyrocket - Paul Palanek - 39in IC C/L
Pucara - Marcelo Pricoli - 13in Rubber F/F
Microplano Veloz - Joseph Wherry - 20in Scale...
Douglas AD-4B Skyraider - Walt Mooney - 13in...
Sweek - Rex Taylor - 65in IC R/C
Winged Serpent - JL Roberts - 35in Rubber F/F
Tatra T-201 - Raska Zdenek - 42in Scale...
Jules - Maurice Bayet, Noel Barker - 51in IC...
Robin - RFL Gosling - 28in Rubber F/F
Cameron Monoplane - Ivan Cameron - 24in Rubber...
Woody - Bill Judge - 36in IC C/L
Slipstream - Lawrence Sparey - 40in Rubber F/F
Dragonfly Biplane - JE Leadbetter - 28in Rubber...

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Outerzone was designed to be maintained and updated by volunteers called Site admins who get involved but (perhaps predictably) it hasn't ever really worked out that way. So with the exception of a few good people who have helped out here in the past (see below) at the moment it's essentially just me. See the FAQ page for more details on how this site works, and why.

Outerzone is also (I hope) a secure repository for vintage model aircraft plans that may have historical significance.

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Outerzone Contributor Roll of Honour

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

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



Launched in September 2015, RCLibrary is the new sister site to Outerzone. A small but fast-growing collection of old-time modeller books and periodicals, held online as PDF files for free download. Everything is free. The library is open to everyone - you don't need to register or log in before you start downloading these titles. There are no charges or subscriptions. Basically, it's Outerzone for books.

That link again:



Click here to visit VinPlanDex - the online index of RCGroups vintage plans thread 1265873. Complete with search facility.

What is the difference between Outerzone and VinPlanDex? Well...

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