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7 Years of Outerzone!

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!

Viewpoint

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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RCLibrary - Free books

Visit our sister site www.rclibrary.co.uk for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books.

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

X-AC-5 - 10999X-AC-5
IC F/F
32in span
Plan Details
 
Irregon - 10998Irregon
IC R/C
41in span
Plan Details
 
Lightweight - 10997Lightweight
Rubber F/F
30in span
Plan Details
 
Cassutt - 10996Cassutt
Scale IC C/L
30in span
Plan Details
 
Miss Crescent City - 10995Miss Crescent City
IC R/C
50in span
Plan Details
 
Streak - 10994Streak
Rubber F/F
56in span
Plan Details
 
Bristol Fighter - 10993Bristol Fighter
Scale Rubber F/F
30in span
Plan Details
 
Red Rumpus - 10992Red Rumpus
Rubber F/F
47in span
Plan Details
 
Thunder King - 10991Thunder King
Glider F/F
136in span
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Cloud Chopper II - 10990Cloud Chopper II
IC F/F
70in span
Plan Details
 
Bostonian Bipe - 10989Bostonian Bipe
Electric R/C
14in span
Plan Details
 
Falcon III - 10988Falcon III
IC R/C
56in span
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Latest Comments

Still have this plane somewhere in the loft. I converted a short nose version to electric. This is the long nose version and the short nose version [model photo & more pics 004-006]. The short nose version is the one I converted to...
FredCoulson : Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket : 20/03/2019

Hi - please find attached some pictures from my Schiffermuller build for Outerzone planID: oz5683 [model photo & morepics 003, 004]. Keep up the great work!
AndrewSquires : Schiffermuller : 20/03/2019

Interesting. Looking closely at the two versions, I can see that this one here has some detail that the MB plan doesn't. The 'Marines' stencil on the fuselage rear is different, and all the fuse formers show wood grain that's not on the MB...
SteveWMD : Douglas AD-4B Skyraider : 20/03/2019

Hi Steve, This Mooney Douglas AD-4B Skyraider was originally published in MB 1972-11 (it's in your RCLibrary) but what you have in OZ appears to have been edited somewhere along the way, for instance the scale 'ladder' in the label is...
Miguel : Douglas AD-4B Skyraider : 20/03/2019

Hi Mary, Steve - OZ 1323 KeilKraft Westland Lysander 18" (coloured tissue only) to comply with our Kit Scale competition rules [more pics 006-010].
MikeMulholland : Westland Lysander : 20/03/2019

Attached are pictures of the Wicko Wizard I recently built from plan 10066 [model photo & more pics 003-009]. This model was started as part of the "Outerzone No Picture" build-off in the Vintage & Old-Timer Designs forum on RC Groups,...
MikeKelly : Wicko Wizard : 20/03/2019

Pretty Machine!
bobbylang : Kapitan : 19/03/2019

Kindly post these pics of my little Quiver, powered by a little R/C Thunder Tiger glo engine, .7 with RC carb [model photo & more pics 006, 007]. Covering is Solite.
SybrandStrachan : Quiver : 19/03/2019

Like most Goldberg kits you have a top and side view to take measurements and make formers.
5695Q : Ultimate 10-300 : 17/03/2019

Have added the manual, which on page 4 includes a parts identification sheet. So that might be some help. But no, the fuselage formers are not shown on the plan.
SteveWMD : Ultimate 10-300 : 17/03/2019

On the plan, it misses the frames of the fuselage.
anon : Ultimate 10-300 : 17/03/2019

This is the model I learnt to fly RC on back in 1980. Fond memories!
brinesharks : QB 40S : 17/03/2019

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Latest Site Updates

20/03/2019 : PlanID=10852 : DG-67 by Guilio Dorio from FMT : Replaced this plan with a version that shows both FF and RC model, thanks to KaoruKiyose, rchopper56.

20/03/2019 : PlanID=10721 : Simple Ultimate by Fred Reese from Ace RC : Added 'Faux' plan drawing, thanks to JeffGreen.

19/03/2019 : PlanID=10958 : Big Fry by Ron Prentice from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

19/03/2019 : PlanID=9023 : Little Arrow by Mike Roach from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

18/03/2019 : PlanID=9253 : Oddie 94 by Michael Barton from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

18/03/2019 : PlanID=10974 : Iago by Eric Marsden from AMI : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

17/03/2019 : PlanID=10985 : Quiver by W John Wheater from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

16/03/2019 : PlanID=10984 : Phizz Bird by Caldwell Johnson from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

15/03/2019 : PlanID=10980 : Jetwing by Bill Dean from Model Planes Annual : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

15/03/2019 : PlanID=2284 : Super Pacer by Owen Kampen from Ace RC : Added supplementary file showing stronger wing mount, thanks to JeffGreen.

15/03/2019 : PlanID=9397 : Airacobra by KH Hodgson from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to Mary from https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=2442.

15/03/2019 : PlanID=10768 : QB 40S by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Replaced this plan with a much clearer scan, thanks to Balsaworkbench.

14/03/2019 : PlanID=2275 : Binatang by Noel Shennan from Model News : Added article, thanks to DeeBee1.

13/03/2019 : PlanID=4342 : Ringtail by RH Hammond from Model News : Added article, thanks to DeeBee1.

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Latest Plans text listing

X-AC-5 - OFW Fisher - 32in IC F/F
Irregon - F Crosby - 41in IC R/C
Lightweight - Mick Farthing - 30in Rubber F/F
Cassutt - Frank Beatty - 30in Scale IC C/L
Miss Crescent City - Allen Wiltz - 50in IC R/C
Streak - Ted Just - 56in Rubber F/F
Bristol Fighter - Unknown - 30in Scale Rubber...
Red Rumpus - GW Harris - 47in Rubber F/F
Thunder King - Peter Gilbert - 136in Glider F/F
Cloud Chopper II - Bob Meuser - 70in IC F/F
Bostonian Bipe - Peter Rake - 14in Electric R/C
Falcon III - 56in IC R/C
Elite Nippy - 30in Rubber F/F
Polo - J Cerny - 63in IC R/C
Quiver - W John Wheater - 45in IC R/C
Phizz Bird - Caldwell Johnson - 32in CO2 F/F
Bristol Brownie - Bill Hannan - 24in Rubber F/F
Extra 300 90 - 68in Scale IC R/C
Helio Super Courier - Lubomir Koutny - 13in...
Jetwing - Bill Dean - 19in Jetex F/F
Stahlwerk - Peter Rake - 21in Scale Electric...
Petit Pete - Bernard Peck - 16in IC C/L
Extra 300S 60 - N Liptak, M Cross - 64in Scale...
Zipper - Ira Pepperell - 48in IC F/F
F-86 Sabre - S Cal Smith, Frank Lashek - 41in...
Iago - Eric Marsden - 36in IC CO2 Electric F/F
Elfe - Serge Henry - 59in Electric Glider R/C
Miss World's Fair - Walt Musciano, Howard...
Lazy Kitten - Harry Gilkes - 72in Glider R/C
Protege - Dave Patrick - 72in IC R/C
Wolverene - HC Quek - 40in IC C/L
Stallion - HC Quek - 39in IC C/L
High Powered Gnat - Richard Rioux - 5in Rubber...
Super Sky Lancer - Edward Harp, Joseph Nedela -...
Fun Scale Spitfire - 56in Scale IC R/C
Electric Haze - Ian Peacock - 38in Electric R/C
Undone - Bill Hebestreit - 60in IC R/C
F-82 Twin Mustang - Terry Aldrich - 53in Scale...
Westland Pterodactyl - Unknown - 22in Scale...
Blitz - B Osbourne - 27in IC F/F
Skeeter - Hal DeBolt - 60in Electric R/C
Big Fry - Ron Prentice - 42in IC C/L
Empirix 1 and 2 - Bernard Munoz - 40in Electric...
Hellcat - Dale Tattam - 46in Scale Electric R/C
Olimpia III - 42in IC C/L
Kokusai Ta-Go - Pavel Stranik - 13in Scale...
Le Pere LUSAC II - Paul Plecan - 13in Scale...
Centurion II - Don Dewey, Hugh Stock - 100in...
USA-56 - Paul Del Gatto - 30in Rubber F/F
Gordou Leseurre C1 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F

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About Outerzone

Outerzone is a listing of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download. The listing is free for everyone - you don't need to register or log in to download these plans.

You can view model plans by category tag (like say free flight, control line, radio control, scale, rubber, etc...) using the browse plans pages. Use the list all page for a full A-Z text listing. There is a keyword search on the search page, or you can try the advanced search page for more detailed searches. There is also an experimental area called the TagMatrix where you can view all the plans that match your own chosen combination of tags (and wingspan and year of origin).

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Outerzone was designed to be maintained and updated by volunteers called Site admins who get involved but (perhaps predictably) it hasn't ever really worked out that way. So with the exception of a few good people who have helped out here in the past (see below) at the moment it's essentially just me. See the FAQ page for more details on how this site works, and why.

Outerzone is also (I hope) a secure repository for vintage model aircraft plans that may have historical significance.

Got feedback? Suggestions? email me. Really, feedback is what we need most.

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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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Launched in September 2015, RCLibrary is the new sister site to Outerzone. A small but fast-growing collection of old-time modeller books and periodicals, held online as PDF files for free download. Everything is free. The library is open to everyone - you don't need to register or log in before you start downloading these titles. There are no charges or subscriptions. Basically, it's Outerzone for books.

That link again: www.rclibrary.co.uk

 

Vinplandex

Click here to visit VinPlanDex - the online index of RCGroups vintage plans thread 1265873. Complete with search facility.

What is the difference between Outerzone and VinPlanDex? Well...

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