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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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Profile Publications No. 105: Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu - click to view RCLibrary page AeroModeller 1942/09 September - click to view RCLibrary page Model Aircraft 1957/09 September - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Hughes Racer - 10546Hughes Racer
Scale Rubber F/F
19in span
Plan Details
 
Lockheed Vega - 10545Lockheed Vega
Scale Electric F/F
31in span
Plan Details
 
MAN Trainer 60 Senior - 10544MAN Trainer 60 Senior
IC R/C
59in span
Plan Details
 
Screamin Demon - 10543Screamin Demon
Glider F/F
18in span
Plan Details
 
Frisky - 10542Frisky
IC C/L
34in span
Plan Details
 
Mighty Knight - 10541Mighty Knight
IC R/C
47in span
Plan Details
 
T-Shooter - 10540T-Shooter
IC R/C
60in span
Plan Details
 
Baby Stick - 10539Baby Stick
IC R/C
34in span
Plan Details
 
Piper Comanche - 10538Piper Comanche
Scale IC C/L
54in span
Plan Details
 
Flite Streak RC - 10537Flite Streak RC
Electric R/C
47in span
Plan Details
 
Canada Goose - 10536Canada Goose
IC R/C
51in span
Plan Details
 
Avia BH-3 - 10535Avia BH-3
Scale IC F/F
38in span
Plan Details
 

   

Latest Comments

Attached plan article for Anon [suppl. file].
Pit : Spacer : 21/10/2018

The Spacer plan and the Spacer 600 plan are actually quite different. The Spacer is the original 565 Spacer that was published in Model Airplane News in, I believe, 1953. The 600 Spacer plan is a modified version flown by a number of...
SimonBlake_Canada : Spacer : 21/10/2018

Thanks Pit, have updated this listing now.
SteveWMD : Spacer : 21/10/2018

The Taibi Spacer 66 ws is in Model Airplane News - Dec 1954, if someone can help.
Pit : Spacer : 21/10/2018

Fair point. This plan is indeed incomplete. Suggest referring to the alternate plan at Spacer 600 (oz6593) which does include all tail parts.
SteveWMD : Spacer : 20/10/2018

Needs stabilizer plan.
anon : Spacer : 20/10/2018

I'm not sure how easy it would be to find the article on RCGroups. I didn't find it, I just got sent it, in an email, by someone smarter than me. That's the easy way :)
SteveWMD : Blackbird : 19/10/2018

Attached, a couple of pictures of my brand new SVENSON Delphine [more pics 008-015]. Over 40 years ago, the Delphine was my first model plane. My current Delphine was built using the original plan. I drew most of the parts with a computer...
PeterI : Delphine : 19/10/2018

Steve & EboPete, thanks a lot for your help. However, I still don't know why I couldn't find the whole article on RCGroups, so maybe you can help me to do better in future because I've only just started to use.
Gregg : Blackbird : 19/10/2018

I was very happy to see one of Bob Martin's Talon plans appear on Outerzone just a few days before the maiden of my own Talon [more pics 006-010]. Even if I've built it from a Dynaflite kit, I hope my pictures will be of some interest to...
RaffaelloB : Talon : 19/10/2018

Added some great photos of the Lark, thanks to Walter Kiernan [model photo & more pics 003-006].
Mary : Lark : 19/10/2018

Attached are some photos of my Hungerford Trimotor [modelphoto & more pics 003]. Mine turned out a bit nose-heavy, so I shortened the motor sticks slightly.
WalterKiernan : Hungerford Tri-Motor : 19/10/2018

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Latest Site Updates

21/10/2018 : PlanID=10533 : Kastaway by Joe Bridi from Bridi Aircraft Designs : Replaced the ribs file with a clearer line drawing, thanks to SteveBailey.

21/10/2018 : PlanID=669 : Grumman F9F Cougar by WH Paxton from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

21/10/2018 : PlanID=2217 : 1955 Nordic Winner by Rudolph Lindner : Added article from Model Airplane News, May 1956, thanks to RFJ.

21/10/2018 : PlanID=2099 : Spacer by Sal Taibi from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to Pit.

21/10/2018 : PlanID=1767 : Black Magic by Fred Hempsall from Aeromodeller : Added article from Model Aviation Canada, October 2018, Vol 49, No 5, thanks to the author, Dave Surry.

21/10/2018 : PlanID=8051 : Super Whiz Kid by Owen Kampen from RCMplans : Replaced this article with a complete version, thanks to PeterGregory, hlsat.

21/10/2018 : PlanID=5740 : Tempest 370 by Frank Heeb from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

19/10/2018 : PlanID=1440 : Latécoère 26 by Bill Noonan from Model Airplane News : Added article, thanks to spitfireflyby.

19/10/2018 : PlanID=2938 : Mox Nix by Dave Kingman from Model Airplane News : Added complete article, thanks to RFJ.

19/10/2018 : PlanID=10538 : Piper Comanche by Florian Piorkowski from Model Airplane News : Replaced incomplete article with full article, thanks to RFJ.

19/10/2018 : PlanID=2395 : Push-Up by Ray Malmstrom from Model Aircraft : Added 'letter' file, thanks to Gene. This is an extract from AVANZ News no 150, showing a copy of letter from Ray Malstrom sent to then 13 year old Neville Mines, in 1959. The letter including drawings of the crew figures for the Push-up model.

19/10/2018 : PlanID=10521 : Champ Mark IV by Andy Kunz : Replaced this planfile with revised version (Version oz30), also added bill of materials, thanks to AndyKunz. Note this latest version of the planfile shows full details and parts for 3 different wings that can be used on the model, so as a simple 3 channel type, or with ailerons, or with ailerons and flaps.

16/10/2018 : PlanID=6586 : Big Impala by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, June 1976 thanks to RFJ.

16/10/2018 : PlanID=4112 : Wega from Robbe : Added kit review from Radio Modeller, November 1977 thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Hughes Racer - Paul Lindberg - 19in Scale...
Lockheed Vega - George Meyer - 31in Scale...
MAN Trainer 60 Senior - Joe Bridi - 59in IC R/C
Screamin Demon - Walt Olsen - 18in Glider F/F
Frisky - Ron Moulton - 34in IC C/L
Mighty Knight - 47in IC R/C
T-Shooter - Johnny Litchenburg - 60in IC R/C
Baby Stick - Bob Harris - 34in IC R/C
Piper Comanche - Florian Piorkowski - 54in...
Flite Streak RC - Charlie Fite - 47in Electric...
Canada Goose - AG Lennon - 51in IC R/C
Avia BH-3 - Andrew Hewitt - 38in Scale IC F/F
Ultra Stik 54 - Charlie Fite - 54in Electric...
Kastaway - Joe Bridi - 59in Glider R/C
Hyphen 500 - Bill Evans - 68in IC F/F
Sand Baby - A Shennan - 38in Glider F/F
Rookie - Don Winfree - 50in IC C/L
Trainer 40 - Joe Bridi - 59in IC R/C
Flip - Ron Warring - 25in IC C/L
Butterfly 2 - Mick Page - 20in Glider F/F
Trooper - Peter Rake - 48in Electric R/C
Gadfly - W Lister - 38in IC F/F
Chigger - Jim Simpson - 36in IC R/C
Thermaleer - BT Faulkner - 36in Rubber F/F
Gemini - Robert Heise - 76in IC R/C
Champ Mark IV - Andy Kunz - 55in IC Electric...
Scat Twin 40 - Steve Broome - 65in IC R/C
Shrike 10 - Joe Beshar - 36in IC R/C
Woodstock - Bill Hockey - 18in IC R/C
Ace 20L - Y Matsumoto - 49in IC R/C
1935 Wakefield Winner - Gordon Light - 40in...
Simple P-51 - Fred Reese - 36in IC R/C
RWD 6 - Hurst Bowers - 32in Scale Rubber F/F
Iota - Bryan Miller - 60in Glider R/C
Pitts S2A - Robert Brantley - 41in Scale IC R/C
Fliegender Teppich - 20in IC R/C
Country Boy 450 - Jim Clem - 59in IC F/F
Cessna Bird Dog - 22in Scale Rubber F/F
Skooter II - Riley Wooten - 48in IC R/C
Wildcat - Eric Fearnley - 58in Scale IC R/C
Parat - 50in IC R/C
Me 262 - Mike Booth - 51in Scale IC R/C
Pilatus PC-9 - Neil Andersson - 32in Scale...
Gannet - Chas Gardiner - 75in Glider R/C
BAM Swallow II - Frank Whalley - 78in Scale...
Schneider Sport - Jim Feldmann - 52in IC R/C
Rafter Rat - Ken Sheppard - 35in Electric R/C
Skyranger - CA Shaw - 20in Rubber F/F
Ionosphere - OFW Fisher - 31in IC F/F
SlyCat - Harry Gilkes - 42in IC R/C

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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:

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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