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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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Just a note. The Seamaster 120 (ID 10817) presented here is a enlarged version of the Seamaster 2 (ID 5899) published in the May, 1984 issue of RCM. As the plan details are similar, the article and building instructions for the smaller...
davidterrell80 : Seamaster 120 : 23/01/2019
I built a model of the Leprechaun from APS plan about 1990. The problem I had was that every time she landed the rear end of the fuselage broke off, immediately in front of the tailplane assembly. As many models of the Leprechaun fly...
Malcolm Jackson : Leprechaun : 22/01/2019
Many thanks for publishing the Soloist plan. I built the Soloist about 1989, and learned to fly RC, without any problems, using the model. This was after about 3 attempts on other models I had built. I have now used Posterazer to print...
Malcolm Jackson : Soloist : 22/01/2019
We too were very much addicted to this design. Some of friends learned flying with this Junior 60. I build this from scratch using locally available wood. No balsa.
Dr Subhash Mashal : Junior 60 : 22/01/2019
Added nice pic of the completed model, thanks to LucD [more pics 003].
Mary : Seamaster 40 : 21/01/2019
This is more a comment than a correction on the Seamaster 120. However, if heeded, will lead to several corrections. When this plane first came on the market, I was an ACE dealer and like another dealer, in the USA, we could not wait to...
MatthewStikeman : Seamaster 120 : 21/01/2019
Aha, got it, thanks. The "B Ashby" must refer to the draughtsman rather than the designer.
SteveWMD : Sunnanvind : 21/01/2019
Sunnanvind was designed by Sigurd Isacson from Sweden and the model was revolutionary for its time and set a new standard for singing speed and wing profiles.
anon : Sunnanvind : 21/01/2019
Please accept these photos of the Gee Bee Dreamer biplane I built about 15 years ago or so from a GEE BEE line kit [more pics 003-006]. It, by far, was (the wings and the back half of the fuselage still is) my favorite airplane. It was...
DougWeaver_Buffalo_NY : Dreamer : 21/01/2019
Added another nice photo of the completed model, thanks to MikeFoster [more pics 006].
Mary : Bi-Fli : 21/01/2019
Attached a picture of a Veron Tigermoth that I just finished using the Outerzone plan shrunk to 13"span [more pics 003]. Built mainly for me to learn how to trim peanut size models. Fingers crossed it flies! Thanks for the plan.
AMaxfield : Tiger Moth : 21/01/2019
Attached file is my recent job of R/C Korda Wakefield winner [more pics 008].
Kaoru_Kiyose : Korda Wakefield : 21/01/2019
23/01/2019 : PlanID=1496 : Fairey Barracuda by Earl Stahl from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
23/01/2019 : PlanID=1588 : Ivory Gull II by RFL Gosling from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize, thanks to KaoruKiyose.
22/01/2019 : PlanID=89 : Hughes h-1 by John Bell from Bell Models : Added Fillets file, shows hand drawn templates for wing filets and canopy, thanks to Mike.
22/01/2019 : PlanID=2939 : Curtiss XP-55 Ascender by Earl Stahl from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
22/01/2019 : PlanID=10823 : Springfield Racer by Avrum Zier from Flying Aces : Many thanks to Pit for confirmation, this plan is from Flying Aces, Oct 1933. Have amended the listing now.
21/01/2019 : PlanID=4249 : SE5a by Dave Platt from Top Flite : Added kit review from MAN Dec 1969, thanks to dritzke.
21/01/2019 : PlanID=673 : Heinkel He 177 Greif by Klaus Nietzer from FMT : Added article, thanks to Uwe.
21/01/2019 : PlanID=1313 : Fokker Dr1 by Joseph Wherry from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/01/2019 : PlanID=3251 : Colossus V by Chuck Giessen from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/01/2019 : PlanID=520 : Nakajima 96 by J Bligh, N Kirschbaum from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/01/2019 : PlanID=10815 : T-Beam by Joe Osterman from Flying Aces : Added alternate plan, scaled up from original print, thanks to TonyP.
21/01/2019 : PlanID=5973 : Scorpion by PGF Chinn from Model Airplane News : Added PDFvector file and CAD zipfile (both dwg and dxf), thanks to MikeSierra67.
20/01/2019 : PlanID=1916 : Fury Four by JS Luck from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
18/01/2019 : PlanID=7186 : Pacer by Owen Kampen from American Aircraft Modeler : Added alternate plan, thanks to rchopper56. The original Pacer design used the Ace foam wing. This here is a modern redrawn plan that shows details for a built-up wing construction.
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