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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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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

1954 Wakefield - 106961954 Wakefield
Rubber F/F
44in span
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Sopwith Triplane - 10695Sopwith Triplane
Scale Electric R/C
18in span
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Hannover CL.111A - 10694Hannover CL.111A
Scale IC R/C
49in span
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De Havilland DH-6 - 10693De Havilland DH-6
Scale Rubber F/F
13in span
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Vans RV-3 - 10692Vans RV-3
Scale IC R/C
56in span
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Panther - 10691Panther
41in span
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1/2A Delta - 106901/2A Delta
19in span
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Speedee - 10689Speedee
24in span
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Swift 46 - 10688Swift 46
Glider R/C
46in span
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Lockheed P-38 Lightning - 10687Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Scale IC C/L
40in span
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Trip Stick - 10686Trip Stick
Rubber F/F
39in span
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Fiat CR 32 - 10685Fiat CR 32
Scale IC R/C
63in span
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Latest Comments

Hi Steve and Mary. This I would like to build, very nice model, but with small electric motor and servos. A project for 2019, 2018 was a year that I built no models.
JulienVermeire : Red Admiral : 10/12/2018

Many thanks for the pictures and plan. I built this model in my youth and I still remember it. The power was a Webra 1.5 cc diesel engine. The plans were published in an Italian magazine that I tried to find with no avail. Many thanks...
Silvio : Slat Wing CL Trainer : 09/12/2018

Many thanks to Pit for the article. Working on this now.
SteveWMD : P-38 Stunt : 06/12/2018

If anyone can send in the scanned article for this one, that would be great. I've just scraped some text through OCR off an ebay listing, but a full scan would be good.
SteveWMD : P-38 Stunt : 06/12/2018

Got it, thanks
SteveWMD : Cavalier Mk4 : 06/12/2018

First appeared in Aviation Modeller International, January 1998.
anon : Cavalier Mk4 : 06/12/2018

Hi, Steve and Mary. I built these for OZNoP 2018 on RCG. The first with a lot of dope and talc, heavy at 7gms. The second, much lighter at 3.5gms [model photo & more pics 003].
KK_Iyer_India : Iambus II : 05/12/2018

Some photos for the Lanzo record breaker plan page if you want them [more pics 003-005].
MarkThomas : Lanzo Record Breaker : 05/12/2018

Next on the agenda is a "Lil Toad" rc delta [more pics 003]. OS max 15 from EBay .. should be fun.
Al_andGreyhounds : Lil Toad : 05/12/2018

Hi Steve. Too humid to cover the Microduster so I knocked out a "Thermic B" yesterday [more pics 003, 004]. It had been on my list for a while. What a fun old design.. all possible because of you. Lotsa sanding to go. HLGs are so...
Al_andGreyhounds : Thermic B : 05/12/2018

Hi Steve! Here's a pic of the Microduster all framed up and ready to cover [model photo]. What a cutie !
Al_andGreyhounds : Microduster : 05/12/2018

Reading the text which comes with the plan, I noted that Keith Humber, in comparing what he could do with his model (loops, stalls and spins etc.) with the full size Eagle, remarked that he doubted if the full size was robust enough for...
AlanV : Slingsby Eagle 3 : 04/12/2018

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Latest Site Updates

09/12/2018 : PlanID=3292 : Lockheed P-38 Lightning by Alfredo Francione from Modellismo : Added article (in Italian), thanks to Pit.

08/12/2018 : PlanID=4967 : Supra-Fly 25 by Hanno Prettner from OK Model Pilot : Added review from R/C Model World, January 1990, thanks to RFJ.

07/12/2018 : PlanID=10687 : Lockheed P-38 Lightning by Walt Musciano from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to Edubarca.

06/12/2018 : PlanID=4587 : Cavalier Mk4 by Peter Miller from AMI : Added article (AMI) thanks to RFJ.

06/12/2018 : PlanID=10684 : P-38 Stunt by Bill Suarez from Model Airplane News : Added full article scan, thanks to Pit.

05/12/2018 : PlanID=4587 : Cavalier Mk4 by Peter Miller from AMI : we don't know where this version of the Cavalier Mk4 plan was originally published [got it now, thanks], but a variant also appeared in Flying Models November 1999. I've added that article, as it contains relevant info. Thanks to Bijan in Iran.

04/12/2018 : PlanID=5383 : Skylark by Louis Garami from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to DBHL, theshadow. This one is at 400 dpi, scanned from full size.

04/12/2018 : PlanID=8513 : Paragon by Frank Ehling from Model Airplane News : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

02/12/2018 : PlanID=6665 : Stiletto by Les McDonald from Model Airplane News : Added article (original) thanks to RFJ.

30/11/2018 : PlanID=4297 : Dream Bogey by D Posner from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

30/11/2018 : PlanID=2554 : EAA Acro Sport by Bob Schultheis from American Aircraft Modeler : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

30/11/2018 : PlanID=10647 : Electric Hammer by Bob Peru from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

29/11/2018 : PlanID=9821 : Osprey 100 from Sailplanes International : Added further review from R/C Model World, July 1989, thanks to RFJ.

29/11/2018 : PlanID=8403 : Scram x 1.3 by Dennis Tapsfield from RCMplans : Added further article, from R/C Model World, April 1988, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

1954 Wakefield - Ron Warring - 44in Rubber F/F
Sopwith Triplane - Peter Rake - 18in Scale...
Hannover CL.111A - Dereck Woodward - 49in Scale...
De Havilland DH-6 - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale...
Vans RV-3 - Glenn Carter - 56in Scale IC R/C
Panther - Phil Smith - 41in IC C/L
1/2A Delta - Greg Doe - 19in IC R/C
Speedee - Phil Smith - 24in IC C/L
Swift 46 - Jack Caldwell - 46in Glider R/C
Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Walt Musciano - 40in...
Trip Stick - Laurie Barr - 39in Rubber F/F
Fiat CR 32 - Roy Bowron - 63in Scale IC R/C
P-38 Stunt - Bill Suarez - 56in IC C/L
Aeronca Defender - Peter Rake - 18in Scale...
X-Sounder - Tom Hunt - 100in Electric R/C
Slinger - Earl Cayton - 21in Glider F/F
Hammer - Dick Sarpolus - 50in IC R/C
Morane-Saulnier MS 1500 - Frank Scott - 24in...
Sweeper - Ivan Munninghoff - 61in Glider R/C
Sensoar - Hobby Horn - 72in Glider R/C
Sopwith Tabloid - Peter Rake - 42in Scale...
Jamboree - Henry Bourgeois - 36in IC C/L
White Lightning - George Murphy - 12in IC C/L
Sopwith Pup - Peter Rake - 18in Scale Electric...
Hercules - Don Gurnett - 109in IC F/F
Noorduyn Norseman Mk V - 86in Scale IC R/C
Go-Jo IC C/L
Curtiss P-37 - Paul Lindberg - 22in Scale...
140 Mile Soarer - 36in Glider F/F
Ryan PT-22 - Peter Rake - 52in Scale Electric...
Martin MO-1 - Peter Rake - 21in Scale Electric...
F-82B Twin Mustang - Dick Sarpolus - 64in IC...
Gymnast - Richard Harris - 36in IC R/C
Bohemia - Ivan Horejsi - 84in Glider F/F
Purist Plea - DP Golding - 42in IC F/F
Eastbourne Monoplane - Peter Rake - 18in Scale...
DH6 - Peter Rake - 18in Scale Electric R/C
BE 12a - Peter Rake - 17in Scale Electric R/C
Little Live Wire - Leon Schnitzspann - 32in IC...
Howard DGA-5 Ike - Henry Haffke - 56in Scale IC...
Flying Tiger - HC Quek - 40in IC C/L
Red Dragon - HC Quek - 40in IC C/L
Pietenpol Air Camper - Sid Miller - 35in Scale...
Thrush Commander - Ray Polidano - 56in Scale IC...
Bumble Vee - Henry Arance - 37in IC Electric...
Simple Simone - Bill Netzebrand - 36in IC C/L
Cessna C-165 Airmaster - Peter Rake - 18in...
Bristol Scout - Peter Rake - 18in Scale...
Pietenpol Air Camper - Peter Rake - 22in Scale...
Electric Hammer - Bob Peru - 56in IC R/C

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That link again:



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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.

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