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Latest Plans

Here are the 12 newest plan uploads. For more, see the Browse Plans pages

Crusader (oz11902) by Bill Morley from Mercury 2019 grey_line

Crusader (oz11902)

by Bill Morley
from Mercury
2019 
56in span
IC C/L

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Miss Stik Sr (oz11901) by Tom Hunt from Modelair-Tech 2003 grey_line

Miss Stik Sr (oz11901)

by Tom Hunt
from Modelair-Tech
2003 
55in span
Electric R/C

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Der Kleine UHU Big (oz11900) from FMT 1957 grey_line

Der Kleine UHU Big (oz11900)

from FMT
1957 
82in span
Glider R/C

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T-6 Texan (oz11899) by Rich Uravitch from Model Airplane News 1982 grey_line

T-6 Texan (oz11899)

by Rich Uravitch
from Model Airplane News
April 1982 
44in span
Scale IC R/C

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Caproni 100 (oz11898) by Dorio Giulio from Modellistica grey_line

Caproni 100 (oz11898)

by Dorio Giulio
from Modellistica
40in span
Scale Electric R/C

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De Havilland Mosquito XVI (oz11897) by Howard Boys from Super Scale Kits 1946 grey_line

De Havilland Mosquito XVI (oz11897)

by Howard Boys
from Super Scale Kits
1946 
40in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Zeus (oz11896) by Fritz Heese from Robbe 1963 grey_line

Zeus (oz11896)

by Fritz Heese
from Robbe
February 1963 
58in span
IC R/C

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Phantom Flash II (oz11895) by Dennis O Norman from Air Ace Models grey_line

Phantom Flash II (oz11895)

by Dennis O Norman
from Air Ace Models
16in span
Rubber F/F

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Grumman F7F Tigercat (oz11894) by William Miller 2004 grey_line

Grumman F7F Tigercat (oz11894)

by William Miller
2004 
45in span
Scale IC R/C

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Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony (oz11893) by M Kato from MK 1965 grey_line

Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony (oz11893)

by M Kato
from MK
1965 
70in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Spooky (oz11892) from Model Airplane News 1953 grey_line

Spooky (oz11892)

from Model Airplane News
October 1953 
IC C/L

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Acrobas III (oz11891) by Jesus Bas from HOP 1981 grey_line

Acrobas III (oz11891)

by Jesus Bas
from HOP
1981 
IC R/C

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Tethered Trainer (oz5719) from MikeHickman
Tethered Trainer (oz5719) from MikeHickman
Tethered Trainer (oz5719) from MikeHickman
Tethered Trainer (oz5719) from MikeHickman
QB Slope-16 (oz3000) from Juerg
QB Slope-16 (oz3000) from Juerg
QB Slope-16 (oz3000) from Juerg
QB Slope-16 (oz3000) from Juerg

Latest Comments

Doh. My mistake. I was reading the continental style figure '1' as a '7', so the correct wingspan is 2100 mm. That's 82.6 inches. Thanks to Harry Kirkland for checking this.
SteveWMD : Der Kleine UHU Big : 20/01/2020

Got it, thanks. Have set the wingspan, and tagged this one as RC now.
SteveWMD : Der Kleine UHU Big : 19/01/2020

Wing Span: 2700 mm =107.3"
Relay in vertical fin so like early R/C pulse control.
Gene Rock : Der Kleine UHU Big : 19/01/2020

I'll go out on a limb and call this 'fantasy scale'. As this name didn't ring any bell, I endeavoured in a chase for the golden egg laying wild goose. I couldn't find any airplane of that name,...
Miguel : Bluebird Racer : 18/01/2020

Great article, sharp as a dagger! Mr Heese in the warpath ought to have been an Olympic sight :-)
Nothing wrong with the model, it has all the looks for a great flyer. Thank you to Pikpak for his bringing this, and thank you to...
Miguel : Zeus : 17/01/2020

Thank you to PikPak for this really most substantial donation to OZ (for me at least). Such a nice pack which really made my day. And a 100% thumbs up for the lines about this most anoying ebay problem!
Hubert : Zeus : 17/01/2020

There was indeed a Yak-25 in 1947 with straight wings but the prototype died an early death - It's type designation was sponged off, to be resurrected a few years later with the two-engine Yak-25 family which did enjoy long service. Still...
Miguel : Yak 25 : 16/01/2020

It looks like the 1953 model was based on the 1952 3-view from Björn Karlström, who was highly respected for his aviation drawings at the time [more pics 003].
Chris Pinn : Yak 25 : 16/01/2020

Hello Outerzone Team, I send you pictures [more pics 004-006] of my QB 15H II (1983) and also the Japanese original manual which was included in my kit... Greetings from Switzerland,
René Walther : QB 15H II : 15/01/2020

Here are the Wildcat pictures, attached [model pic and 004].
Neil Alleyn : Wildcat : 15/01/2020

hi this is the same as the DMI Prinz found here on outerzone
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4230
joost : Prinz : 15/01/2020

Hi there, I saw the photos and article on the Schoolyard Special and thought that I must share my photos with you [more pics 008-010]. In 2005 I was once paging through one of my dad’s old flying magazines from the '70s and happened to...
PeterG : Schoolyard Special : 14/01/2020

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Latest Site Updates

19/01/2020 : PlanID=4440 : Kwik Fly Mk3 by Phil Kraft from Graupner : Added decals zipfile, thanks to Patrick Urbain. These are in CDR format (Corel Draw).

19/01/2020 : PlanID=680 : Topsy by Horst Diemer from Graupner : Added decals zipfile, thanks to Patrick Urbain. These are in CDR format (Corel Draw).

19/01/2020 : PlanID=4246 : Amateur from Graupner : Added decals zipfile, thanks to Patrick Urbain. These are in CDR format (Corel Draw).

19/01/2020 : PlanID=2285 : Mach None by Ken Holden from Ace RC : Added alternative scan of original kit instructions, thanks to JimHalliburton.

19/01/2020 : PlanID=1113 : Could Be by Ted Lanham from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scaled up to fullsize, thanks to JJ.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=1327 : Spectre by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Added kit instructions, thanks to JedBond.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=4398 : Talon by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Added kit instructions, thanks to JedBond.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=92 : Gazelle by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Replaced the instructions file with a clearer copy, thanks to JedBond.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=4705 : F2A-1 Buffalo by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation : Added alternate plan scan, thanks to JJ.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=9436 : Sparrowhawk by J Van Hattum from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to IanEaston.

17/01/2020 : PlanID=362 : Bluebird Racer from George Wanner Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (at 400 dpi) thanks to JJ.

17/01/2020 : PlanID=1155 : Mitsubishi Zero from Modern Hobbycraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (at 400 dpi), thanks to JJ.

16/01/2020 : PlanID=82 : Aeronca K Seaplane from Comet : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scaled up to correct full size at 25 in wingspan, also now added 2 sheets of printwood, thanks to EricHolmes.

16/01/2020 : PlanID=8009 : Caravelle by Gustav Samann from Graupner : Added articles (about the ARF version of the Caravelle) from RCModelWorld (in English) and from FMT (in German), thanks to Pit.

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Latest Plans text listing

Crusader - Bill Morley - 56in IC C/L
Miss Stik Sr - Tom Hunt - 55in Electric R/C
Der Kleine UHU Big - 82in Glider R/C
T-6 Texan - Rich Uravitch - 44in Scale IC R/C
Caproni 100 - Dorio Giulio - 40in Scale...
De Havilland Mosquito XVI - Howard Boys - 40in...
Zeus - Fritz Heese - 58in IC R/C
Phantom Flash II - Dennis O Norman - 16in...
Grumman F7F Tigercat - William Miller - 45in...
Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony - M Kato - 70in Scale IC...
Spooky IC C/L
Acrobas III - Jesus Bas IC R/C
Arch Angel - Vito M Garofalo - 42in Rubber F/F
Firebird - John Rutter - 32in IC R/C
Farman 231 - Hurst Bowers - 28in Scale Electric...
Styx - Pierre Marrot - 66in IC R/C
Aeronca K - Alan Booton - 26in Scale Rubber F/F
Gulp - John Rutter - 32in IC R/C
Amelia - Dereck Woodward - 47in IC R/C
Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster - Henry Haffke -...
Ophelia Bumps - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
EnterTrainer - Fred Randall - 58in IC R/C
Overture - Cliff Goater - 56in IC R/C
Fairchild 24 - Hurst Bowers - 27in Scale Rubber...
Phantom Flash 250 - Jim Zare - 38in Electric...
Hawk - Dave Crawford - 54in Scale R/C
Prinz - 35in IC Glider F/F
Peter - 39in Glider F/F
Comet Firefly - Jim Zare - 46in Electric R/C
Sundowner - Reid Simpson - 62in IC F/F
Farman F.250 - Hurst Bowers - 25in Scale...
Zack - John Rutter - 46in IC R/C
SAI KZ-II Trainer - Jorgen Surlykke - 21in...
Fieseler Fi 156C-1 - Peter Kriz - 140in Scale...
VSB-62 Vega - Zdenek Raska - 122in Scale Glider...
Anderson Kingfisher - 72in Scale IC R/C
Ambush - Bill Netzeband - 23in IC C/L
Boulton Paul Defiant - Pres Bruning - 13in...
DH82A Tiger Moth - David Boddington - 47in...
Gee Bee QED - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale Rubber...
Fairchild 22 - Hurst Bowers - 32in Scale IC
Kittiwake - Scott Christensen, Ken Willard -...
Kittiwake - Scott Christensen, Ken Willard -...
Wildgans - Wildenhayn I Heinz - 42in Glider F/F
Slim - GF Nepper - 48in Glider F/F
LS Special - Peter Miller - 36in IC R/C
Wanderer - D Cookson - 56in Glider F/F
Doyle Oriole - Hurst Bowers - 28in Scale Rubber...
Gloster Gannet - Don Luck - 65in Scale IC R/C
Bristol 72 - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale Rubber...

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