Total plans: 9,215
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!
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Was offered as U-name-it contest by Flying Models(?). Winning name was Trident. contestants were offered reduced price kit by Consolidated Models $12.95. Mine was a joy...
anon : 570 (Trident) : 16/12/2017
Box art and transfer sheet for the ARF kit [more pics 003].
EdShearer : Flite Streak : 14/12/2017
The designer, Lengomin, well known to all the Spanish modellers of his time as "Lengo", designed many models and normally flew in the categories A1 and A2. The "CACHORRO" was a very competitive model within the A1 category. (Puppy in...
AntonioRodriguezGarrido : Cachorro : 14/12/2017
The "Nadir" plane OZ 9510 was designed for a national contest of the Ministry of the Air, with the purpose of replacing in Schools of Aeromodelling the old models of plywood with balsa wood. Like
Photo of completed Kroto model was found online at
Hello, to complete your plan, I'm uploading pictures of my Rocketeer C model [more pics 003-016]. I was building the model on schedule at Outerzone. I installed the Ohlsson .56 Commemorative / Herb Wahl / engine. The model was published at...
KarelSlupsky : Rocketeer : 11/12/2017
I made a photo of my just finished Mini Robot, built from the plan on Outerzone [more pics 005]. Snow made an interesting background; it has not flown yet.
Joost : Mini Robot : 11/12/2017
Remember this one, bunked off work to visit the local model shop to buy it. It was the first rubber scale kit that I launched without it hitting my feet!!! The first one that I could say flew although not very well. I forgot just how...
MikeH : Albatross DV : 10/12/2017
Added a couple of lovely pictures of the 1938 Duration Biplane, built from Outerzone plans [more pics 003, 004], thanks to TrevorTabor.
Mary : Duration Biplane : 09/12/2017
Hi. Here are a couple of pics of a Setter from your plans [more pics 005, 006].
TrevorTabor : Setter : 09/12/2017
"Junior Gull" was designed in 1946.
PabloAstica : Junior Gull : 09/12/2017
Doh. Sorry for the confusion. Have changed this entry. The previous plan held in this slot ("Trike") turned out to be a duplicate entry of the Bill Winter Flyabout (oz4758)...
SteveWMD : Messerschmitt BFW M-23A : 09/12/2017
15/12/2017 : PlanID=871 : Kapitan by B Pilar from Model Mechanic : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy thanks to Circlip, along with article thanks to RFJ.
15/12/2017 : PlanID=2677 : Tippy Tim by Aubrey Kochman from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize, thanks to dfritzke.
15/12/2017 : PlanID=4114 : Douglas O-43A by Frank Roberts from Flying Aces : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.
15/12/2017 : PlanID=392 : Pfalz Triplane by Gordon Plaxton from Great Lakes Model Engineers : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.
14/12/2017 : PlanID=9556 : Lightning Rod by Don Wensel from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
13/12/2017 : PlanID=9124 : Komander Mk II by Claude McCullough from Sig : Replaced Building & Flying Instructions with the correct version, thanks to Jay. Previous version was actually for the Komander MkI.
13/12/2017 : PlanID=9533 : B.M. 69 by Emilio Biraghi from L'Aquilone : Added article (in Italian), thanks to Pit. It also includes a plan for a homemade engine by the same designer.
12/12/2017 : General News : NEW! I've just added the first in a series of occasional blog posts from me: Christmas Capers. The working title for this section is "The Model Wife". I think it's hilarious, Steve is not so sure ...
11/12/2017 : PlanID=2303 : Arcturus by Allen Brickhaus from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
11/12/2017 : PlanID=6147 : Pulga by Juan Carlos Sanchez Domenech from RC Model : Added PDFvector and CAD versions of this plan drawing, thanks to MikeSierra67.
09/12/2017 : PlanID=7341 : Waco SRE by Jim Kostecky from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
08/12/2017 : PlanID=4418 : Cardinal by Phil Smith from Veron : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to otech66 who posted a scan on HPA. Have spent a couple of hours now cleaning up that scan, to arrive at this point. This (later?) version of the Veron Cardinal plan also happens to show full wing layout with both sides in full, so easier to work on than the previous copy.
06/12/2017 : PlanID=494 : Lippisch Stork IX b by Al Backstrom from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
06/12/2017 : PlanID=2523 : Perigee by Tom Brett from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to MikeFoster.
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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
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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