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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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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 admin@outerzone.co.uk ...more

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Savoy - 10627Savoy
IC C/L
62in span
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Mini Egal - 10626Mini Egal
Glider F/F
55in span
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RC Aero Special - 10625RC Aero Special
IC R/C
54in span
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Grumman Hellcat - 10624Grumman Hellcat
Scale IC R/C
58in span
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Petrel - 10623Petrel
Glider F/F
76in span
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Current Flow - 10622Current Flow
Electric Glider R/C
95in span
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Electric Chaos - 10621Electric Chaos
Electric R/C
46in span
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Concord - 10620Concord
IC R/C
46in span
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Boomerang - 10619Boomerang
Glider R/C
51in span
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Rambler - 10618Rambler
IC C/L
29in span
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Ramrod 600 - 10617Ramrod 600
IC F/F
63in span
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X-120 - 10616X-120
IC C/L
34in span
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Latest Comments

This plan would be a good candidate for the built-up balsa version of the no-longer-available Ace wing cores Ace Foam Wing (oz8557).
KevinF : Simple P-51 : 17/11/2018

Hello, two photos of my model build from the Mustfire plan [more pics 004, 005].
Dietmar : Mustfire : 16/11/2018

Enclosed pictures of my Bluebird built from plan 8177 [more pics 009-013]. Converted to RC with brick and motor from a wrecked Dromida Voyager. Many hours of fun to date, although on the heavy side due to reinforcements in the control...
EnriqueAlvarado : Bluebird : 14/11/2018

Here's an old Gremlin advert that has a small picture of the Navy Fighter that I sent the plan of [model photo & more pics 003].
TonyJohnson : Navy Fighter : 14/11/2018

Here is Juhani Kari with Nakke on the cover of Model Aircraft Jan '65 [more pics 003], also a photo of my Nakke at the 2000 Nats [more pics 004].
TonyJohnson : Nakke : 14/11/2018

Here's photo of my own Allen Brickhaus Arcturus from about 20 years ago [more pics 004].
TonyJohnson : Arcturus : 14/11/2018

I am now about to get started over delaying a build on the Nikolina for best part of 6 months. I started with the Propellor hub, and have balsa for two sets of prop. blades standing by (since this time last year)! I think I may do two...
JohnWheeler : Nikolina : 14/11/2018

You have some pics of my 92" Thermal Sniffer already, but here are some of my latest project [more pics 011-013]. This version of the Sniffer, (Thermal Sniffer XLE ) has a 120" wing span. Weight is 6#-10 oz RTF. Powered by a Turnigy...
RobertK : Thermal Sniffer : 14/11/2018

I have done the maiden flight on the Aeronca Sedan 15AC & she flew like an absolute dream. Powered by an OS FS90 ... which by the way is over the top ... I rarely went higher than 1/3 throttle & the take off was a 1/2 throttle. Awesome...
Bernard_Petro : Aeronca Sedan 15AC : 13/11/2018

How are my friends from the United Kingdom!... a pleasure to make contact with you again. This time I send photos of a Pocket Rocket model from plans, to which I put a G-Mark engine .03 and has 4 channels [more pics 007-009]. I hope you...
MauricioBertello : Pocket Rocket : 13/11/2018

I have new photos of the glider almost finished [more pics 008-010]. In the new photos I am with my dog, Dana. Thank you. Regards from Argentina.
GJoseRosalesRuiz : Hi-Fly : 13/11/2018

Doh. My mistake. Turns out DBHL have only this one page scanned, and I myself put this plan up on Oz without even noticing the missing wing. So. Can anyone out there send us in a scan of page 2? Thanks all.
SteveWMD : RTP Spitfire : 13/11/2018

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Latest Site Updates

17/11/2018 : PlanID=10600 : Zero by Tom Herr from Midwest : Added 'Faux' plan drawing, thanks to JeffGreen.

15/11/2018 : PlanID=10580 : Scorcher by Ron Moulton from Yeoman : Added supplement file showing ribs, thanks to TonyJohnson.

15/11/2018 : PlanID=10619 : Boomerang by Gordon Mackenzie from RCME : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

15/11/2018 : PlanID=9986 : Flying Wing Stunter by Harold Reinhardt from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

15/11/2018 : PlanID=10618 : Rambler by George Moir from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

14/11/2018 : PlanID=10616 : X-120 by Ralph Hart from Model Aircraft : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

13/11/2018 : PlanID=1062 : King Burd by George Austermann from Burd Model Airplane : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

13/11/2018 : PlanID=9769 : GB-2 by HS Sayers from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan (again) with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

13/11/2018 : PlanID=2923 : Moby Dick by Eric Smith from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

13/11/2018 : PlanID=3340 : World Tailless Record Holder by J Marshall from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

13/11/2018 : PlanID=5804 : Vickers Vildebeest by Charles Newman from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

13/11/2018 : PlanID=5350 : San De Hogan by Dennis Davis from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to dfritzke.

13/11/2018 : PlanID=10610 : Banzai Machine MkII by Mike Atwood from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

12/11/2018 : PlanID=2356 : Skylark II by HJ Pridmore from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Savoy - Claus Maikis - 62in IC C/L
Mini Egal - Reino Hyvarinen. - 55in Glider F/F
RC Aero Special - 54in IC R/C
Grumman Hellcat - Eric Fearnley - 58in Scale IC...
Petrel - Babic Slobodan - 76in Glider F/F
Current Flow - Peter Evans - 95in Electric...
Electric Chaos - Robert Larson - 46in Electric...
Concord - Dick Eck - 46in IC R/C
Boomerang - Gordon Mackenzie - 51in Glider R/C
Rambler - George Moir - 29in IC C/L
Ramrod 600 - Ron St Jean - 63in IC F/F
X-120 - Ralph Hart - 34in IC C/L
Ramrod 600 - Ron St Jean - 63in IC F/F
Big-H - Lou Andrews - 56in IC R/C
Bumble Vee - Henry Arance - 37in IC Electric...
Vultee Vanguard - Frank Reinhold - 36in Scale...
Popular Aviation Special - Paul Lindberg - 40in...
Banzai Machine MkII - Mike Atwood - 50in Glider...
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor - Mark Frankel - 99in...
Navy Fighter - Frank Lee Warburton - 40in IC...
Electric RTP - Ian Peacock - 15in Electric RTP
RTP Spitfire - Eric Clutton - 16in IC RTP
RTP Stuka - Eric Clutton - 18in IC RTP
Macclesfield Marvel - KWS Turner - 37in Rubber...
Conquest - R Bamber - 42in Glider F/F
Shoestring - Bryan Miller - 60in Electric...
Tigerkitten - Robert Benjamin - 27in IC C/L
Zero - Tom Herr - 60in IC R/C
Nakke - Juhani Kari - 54in IC C/L
Peppermint Pattie - Walter Damuck - 44in IC R/C
Thyrte - RI Godden - 56in Glider F/F
Westland Wyvern - Dave Pishnery - 20in Scale...
Dragonfly - Elmer G Powell - 31in Rubber F/F
Flying Wheel - Paul Del Gatto - 12in Jetex F/F
Flying Midget Gas Model - Thracy Petrides,...
Pong - LF Randolph - 44in IC R/C
Canned Heat - Don Chancey - 30in Jetex F/F
Blackburn Shark - HG Moore - 28in Scale IC F/F
Classic Trim Trainer - David Boddington - 35in...
Gieseke Nobler - Bob Gieseke - 52in IC C/L
Haltonian - MA King - 34in Glider F/F
Tiger Rag - Graham Smith - 60in IC R/C
Black Ghost - M Grimmetr - 38in IC C/L
Skyrocket - Jack Sheeks - 58in IC C/L
Flying Wing - Dennis Tapsfield - 44in Electric...
Squert - Dereck Woodward - 37in Electric R/C
Zilch Mark 40 - Don McGovern - 40in IC C/L
Scorcher - Ron Moulton - 30in IC C/L
Talon Zephyr - Weldon Smith, Bob Baldwin - 40in...
Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave 300 - Arthur Heenan -...

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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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