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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 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!

Viewpoint

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 admin@outerzone.co.uk We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more


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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Grasshopper - 9462Grasshopper
IC R/C
37in span
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Airacobra - 9461Airacobra
Scale Rubber F/F
18in span
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Fairey Battle - 9460Fairey Battle
Scale Rubber F/F
18in span
Plan Details
 
Swinger II - 9459Swinger II
IC R/C
57in span
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Spacebound - 9458Spacebound
IC C/L
34in span
Plan Details
 
Druine Turbulent - 9457Druine Turbulent
Scale IC R/C
50in span
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Chipperoo - 9456Chipperoo
IC R/C
52in span
Plan Details
 
Messershmitt Me109 - 9455Messershmitt Me109
Scale Rubber F/F
14in span
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Spitfire - 9454Spitfire
Scale Rubber F/F
18in span
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Das Kleine Bipe - 9453Das Kleine Bipe
IC R/C
36in span
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Oiseau de Paradis - 9452Oiseau de Paradis
IC R/C
57in span
Plan Details
 
Little Hinney II - 9451Little Hinney II
Glider F/F
50in span
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Latest Comments

Thanks, I agree. Have gathered what info I can, and updated this listing. Can anyone add more details, maybe even the original plan drawing? Thanks.
SteveWMD : Baron 1914 : 20/11/2017

Hello, It would be nice to mention the name of the originator of this plane and all derivatives (Baronnet, Viconte, etc ...): Mr Christian CHAUZIT.
anon : Baron 1914 : 20/11/2017

Parts sheet is the supplement file.
SteveWMD : Nieuport 28 : 20/11/2017

Parts sheets are not there.
anon : Nieuport 28 : 20/11/2017

Materials are described on the text, tail ribs shape are not necessary because are made sanding rectangular balsa strips, see text and tailplane sketch. I'm looking for the year.
Pit : Strato B : 20/11/2017

This is my rubber powered Borel Hydravion, scaled up to 1/12 scale (30.5") from the original Lubomir Koutny 1/20 plan that you have on Outerzone (Morane-Borel monoplane) [more pics 007]. There is a thread on Hip Pocket: MikeMulholland : Morane-Borel monoplane : 19/11/2017

You're right about the stab being bigger on one side. Steve will try and make some time to edit this plan asap and check it over/ make some corrections. Watch this space! Can anyone help with the date? Or give guidance on the materials?...
Mary : Strato B : 19/11/2017

Stab is 1/8 inch bigger on one side. No stab ribs. What year is this plane? Could you tell me what materials (wood) I need and how much?
Tom : Strato B : 19/11/2017

Some more fun stuff like this one:http://www.sam78.cz/apr_list/images/1938-c-7.jpg; LincolnR : Sporting Club : 17/11/2017

I see you uploaded the plan of the Dutch Sparrowhawk (Sperwer in Dutch ). I have the original plan which was published in 1936 in a Dutch aviation journal [see supplementary file]. At the time it was never published full size - this was...
Joost : Sparrowhawk : 16/11/2017

The plan was in Modellismo n.33 1950, no article. "Pippo" is the Italian name for Disney's "Goofy"
Pit : Pippo 1950 : 15/11/2017

I remember as a young child seeing this craft in Radio Controlled Sport Modeler. I always wished I had built it. I loved the 1/2A and 0.15 sized aircraft back then. Eventually I built all shapes and size of aircraft both from kits and...
RMorgan : Mini Cat : 14/11/2017

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Latest Site Updates

20/11/2017 : PlanID=980 : Strato B by Charles Guarnieri from Mechanix Illustrated : Have replaced this plan with a revised version, thanks to Tom. Stab is now equal size on both sides, also fixed some minor distortion with alignment of wing ribs and centre section.

16/11/2017 : PlanID=9445 : Nova Too by Meade E Hallock from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

15/11/2017 : PlanID=9442 : Sparrow by Ian Dowsett from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

13/11/2017 : PlanID=1465 : SE5a by John Blankenship from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

11/11/2017 : PlanID=2571 : RCX-4 by Milton Schmidt from American Aircraft Modeler : Added article, thanks to Anon.

09/11/2017 : PlanID=570 : Upstart by Claude McCullough from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to Pit.

09/11/2017 : PlanID=7421 : Big D by Al Rohrbaugh from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

09/11/2017 : PlanID=1160 : Gregor FDB-1 by S Cal Smith from Air Trails : Article added, thanks to theshadow.

07/11/2017 : PlanID=570 : Upstart by Claude McCullough from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to Ratracer.

07/11/2017 : PlanID=8377 : Senator by Carl Wheeley from Air Trails : Added alternative version of the same plan (on one sheet) scanned from fullsize, thanks to Ratracer.

07/11/2017 : PlanID=1160 : Gregor FDB-1 by S Cal Smith from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Ratracer.

07/11/2017 : PlanID=7370 : PAA-Day by WA Pollard from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to hogal.

07/11/2017 : PlanID=3455 : Fairey Swordfish Mk1 by HT Batchelor from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to hogal.

07/11/2017 : PlanID=8785 : Barnstormer 52 by David Boddington from RCME : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to AndyLuckett.

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Latest Plans text listing

Grasshopper - Fred Reese - 37in IC R/C
Airacobra - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Fairey Battle - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Swinger II - Keith Jones - 57in IC R/C
Spacebound - M Constant - 34in IC C/L
Druine Turbulent - Don Underwood - 50in Scale...
Chipperoo - Brian Peckham - 52in IC R/C
Messershmitt Me109 - 14in Scale Rubber F/F
Spitfire - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Das Kleine Bipe - GW Dallimer - 36in IC R/C
Oiseau de Paradis - Charles Perry - 57in IC R/C
Little Hinney II - Tony Cordes - 50in Glider...
Concorde - Colin Seymour - 21in Scale IC R/C
Baldock Bipe - Colin Hardwich - 36in IC R/C
Barnstormer RC - Dan Reiss - 55in IC R/C
FW190 D-9 - Dave Platt - 65in Scale IC R/C
Ace Team - Dave Cowburn - 31in IC C/L
Nova Too - Meade E Hallock - 58in IC R/C
Super Bipe - Hal DeBolt - 28in IC C/L
TD Special - David Robertson - 31in IC R/C
Sparrow - Ian Dowsett - 23in CO2 F/F
Pippo 1950 - Marengo Mario - 48in IC F/F
Pfal-se Pfighter - Mike Shadbolt - 25in IC C/L
New Era II - Chuck Cunningham, Don Dewey - 52in...
Peppy - Bill Hammer - 37in IC F/F
Sporting Club - Marino Suchanek - 26in Rubber...
Sparrowhawk - J Van Hattum - 31in Rubber F/F
Bristol Fighter F2B - JL Roberts - 27in Scale...
TTFN - CA Rippon - 20in Glider F/F
Spinifex 100 - John O'Sullivan - 100in Glider...
Lion - WS Wreford - 69in IC F/F
Spillo - 43in Glider F/F
T2 - Don Burt - 75in Glider R/C
Gee-Whiz-Bee - Tom Stryker - 52in IC R/C
Zeus Mk2 - Mike Smart - 88in Glider R/C
Taylorcraft B - Vern Schroeder - 27in Scale...
Ford 5-AT Trimotor - Harry W Brown - 78in Scale...
Luton LA3 Buzzard II - Don Martin - 61in Scale...
Swee'Pea - MA Kinnear - 44in IC R/C
Shoestring - Bill Simmons - 40in Scale IC R/C
XL-56b - Radoslav Cizek - 51in Rubber F/F
Mini Snark - Bob Stunder - 44in IC R/C
Jackdaw II - Rupert Moore - 34in Rubber F/F
Orcrist - Steve Jones - 34in IC C/L
Circle Whirly - Bob Tennenbaum - 15in IC RTP
Ciunas - Noel Barret - 64in IC R/C
Supermarine Spiteful - Stewart Redfern - 40in...
Curtiss Pusher - Henry Struck - 21in Scale IC...
Dyna-Soar - Paul Del Gatto - 14in Scale Jetex...
Star Trek - Bert Moore - 63in IC R/C

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