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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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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
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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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.
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