Total plans: 9,454
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!
Viewpoint - is somewhere to share longer articles or anything that doesn't relate directly to one particular plan. The name's a tribute to Don Dewey, longtime RCM editor. To contribute, send your thoughts, stories and photos to email@example.com ...more
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This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
Added a photo of completed model [more pics 003], thanks to OlafP.
Mary : Curare 60 : 17/02/2018
Hi again, found another photograph that I'd like to provide [more pics 003].
OlafP : Starlet : 17/02/2018
Despite Mr Master's claims to accessing 'Factory' drawings, the scale rendition of this plan is simply not very accurate, surprisingly so actually.
anon : Dornier 335 : 16/02/2018
Greetz again! [more pics 007]
OlafP : Jonny : 15/02/2018
Added another photo of completed model [more pics 005], thanks to OlafP.
Mary : T-45 : 15/02/2018
I am a RC modeller for more than 40 years. When I browsed your webpage, I felt being back in the '70s and I said to myself "let's contribute with some photographs" from the early years [model photo, also more pics elsewhere on OZ]. So many...
OlafP : Super Tiger : 15/02/2018
Added nice image of finished model, thanks to OlafP [more pics 004].
Mary : B-25 Mitchell : 15/02/2018
With greetings from Germany :) [more pics 007].
OlafP : Delta X1200 : 15/02/2018
Added two great images of the Pacemaker 40, thanks to JavierGM [more pics 007, 008].
Mary : Pacemaker 40 : 14/02/2018
Hello, my name is Javier González and I am a modeler in Madrid. Please can you include these pictures in the gallery corresponding to the model Nadir OZ9510 [model photo & more pics 003-006]. Thank you very much for your great page of...
JavierGM : Nadir : 14/02/2018
Hola Mary and Steve. Another Ken Willard "great plane": PAGEBOY, ID: oz358 [more pics 003-009]. Electric version, powered by a AD-C5 micro outrunner (4.6 g and 3700Kv), 4 x 2, 5 prop, 6 Amp ESC and Lipo 2S 450 mAh. A very fun model, able...
JesusAbellan : Pageboy : 14/02/2018
Here's a picture of my Dakota C-47 that I built about 20 years ago from Paris White plans [more pics 005]. Power was a pair of OS .40's. Flew it for about 5-6 seasons without any mishaps. Flew very well on one engine out.
BobSealy_Tennessee : Douglas DC-3 : 14/02/2018
17/02/2018 : PlanID=9577 : Mandrake by Jeremy Collins from Radio Modeller : Added complete article, thanks to JeremyCollins.
16/02/2018 : PlanID=3519 : Monocoupe by Jim Kostecky from Flying Models : Complete article added, thanks to RFJ.
15/02/2018 : PlanID=1257 : FW 190 by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Added paint colour scheme and box art pic, thanks to NicholasTucker.
15/02/2018 : PlanID=4673 : A-26 Invader by Clair Sieverling from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.
15/02/2018 : PlanID=1429 : Roaring 20 by Ken Willard from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.
15/02/2018 : PlanID=7422 : Twins Special by Charles Fitzpatrick, Mike Fitzpatrick from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.
12/02/2018 : PlanID=6560 : Rodeo by PH Firman from RCMplans : Added additional article from RCM&E October 1973, thanks to RFJ.
12/02/2018 : PlanID=872 : Omega by Geoff Moss from Model Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
12/02/2018 : PlanID=9792 : Lucky Lady by KA Day from Model Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
12/02/2018 : PlanID=1904 : Epee by Marcus Norman from Aeromodeller Annual : Added article from RCM&E December 1972, thanks to RFJ.
12/02/2018 : PlanID=9781 : Astrostar by Terry Thorkildsen : Article added, thanks to Pit.
11/02/2018 : PlanID=1411 : PAA Payload Winner by Herbert Kothe from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to dfritzke.
09/02/2018 : PlanID=9780 : Focke-Wulf Fw183 by John Rutter from Aviation Modeller International : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
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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.
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