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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 9,000 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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Visit our sister site www.rclibrary.co.uk for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books.

Model Aircraft 1956/08 August - click to view RCLibrary page AeroModeller 1951/10 October - click to view RCLibrary page Aircam Aviation Series No. 39: Messerschmitt Bf 109B,C,D,E - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Aeronut - 9994Aeronut
IC F/F
51in span
Plan Details
 
Waco UPF-7 - 9993Waco UPF-7
Scale IC C/L
40in span
Plan Details
 
Alley Cat - 9992Alley Cat
IC R/C
38in span
Plan Details
 
Miss Martha - 9991Miss Martha
IC R/C
47in span
Plan Details
 
Postolka - 9990Postolka
Glider F/F
33in span
Plan Details
 
Box Car - 9989Box Car
IC C/L
39in span
Plan Details
 
Pee Wit - 9988Pee Wit
IC F/F
22in span
Plan Details
 
Cutlass - 9987Cutlass
Scale Glider R/C
57in span
Plan Details
 
Flying Wing Stunter - 9986Flying Wing Stunter
IC C/L
48in span
Plan Details
 
Sopwith Triplane - 9985Sopwith Triplane
IC C/L
25in span
Plan Details
 
Spitfire Mk22 - 9984Spitfire Mk22
Scale IC R/C
36in span
Plan Details
 
Nomad - 9983Nomad
IC R/C
51in span
Plan Details
 

   

Latest Comments

I have this magazine somewhere and built this model around 2000. Unfortunately the radio set I had was complete garbage and the plane augered in. It is in around 5 bits and would not take much to get flying again. I remember it as being...
JasonHorn : SE5 : 19/04/2018

I'm reading Scott Essman's biography of the friendship between Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda and they told a story about building a Martin bomber out of balsa wood. Not clear if it was a kit like this or something more solid, as they speak...
Frank : Martin B-10 : 19/04/2018

Bob Dively kitted Jack Sheeks' "Sea Vixen", renaming the design calling it the "Vixen". I took the best old Dively kit label photo I could find & cleaned it some [more pics 003].
JeffGreen_LasVegas : Sea Vixen : 17/04/2018

Recently built a Chatterbox with electric power and 3 Ch radio [more pics 007]. Flies quite well as long as you treat it like a 1950s free flighter! Resists any aerobatics. Would suggest adding an extra wing rib bay each side for a bit...
Tony : Chatterbox : 17/04/2018

Hi Steve and Mary. Find attached a few photos of my B.A. Troberg P-38s [more pics 003-005]. I am glad that you like old photos, as the B&W one was my first attempt in 1968 (London, U.K.), powered by 2 x 2.5cc Yin Yan (Silver Swallow)...
DannyMZ : Lockheed P-38 Lightning : 17/04/2018

The fiberglass fuselage is available from https://www.rcmissouri.com/ballistic-aircraft-co.html I purchased a fuselage from him a couple of years ago.
JimPurcha : Shrike : 17/04/2018

Congratulations, Tom!
Mary : Pylon Polisher : 17/04/2018

I was very fortunate this past weekend [more pics 008].
TomComo : Pylon Polisher : 17/04/2018

CG location will be about 45% behind the leading edge. The stab has a lifting airfoil so that accounts for the rearward lift point. Suggest starting about 40% back to be safe and gradually move the CG rearward as you trim.
BillH : Perris Special : 16/04/2018

I've a feeling that the current designation of 'BAM' is down to the existence of 'British Airways' which would account for a redesignation as the latter also uses the 'BA' abbreviation. I thought perhaps at first it was to avoid confusion...
Daithi : BAM Swallow II : 16/04/2018

I added three pictures of my recently finished QB10L, that you are welcome to display on your website [more pics 003-005]. My modifications from the original plan are: (i) 2 separate servos for the ailerons instead of one central servo;...
HansMeijdam : QB 10L : 16/04/2018

Doh, turns out the newly added B-24D plan in this slot was a duplicate of the plan at oz5357. Have now shuffled things around and replaced that plan here in this slot (oz9979) with the Miss Paranoia plan.
SteveWMD : Miss Paranoia : 15/04/2018

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Latest Site Updates

17/04/2018 : PlanID=9984 : Spitfire Mk22 by John Rutter from Radio Modeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

17/04/2018 : PlanID=9977 : Pretender by Dick Sarpolus from Flying Models : Added original article, thanks to RFJ.

14/04/2018 : PlanID=5067 : Waco Taperwing by Floyd R Guyton from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to JJ.

14/04/2018 : PlanID=2737 : Westland Widgeon III by EJ Riding from Aeromodeller : Added supplement plan, fullsize, showing diesel conversion (using ED .46cc engine, drawing by RG Grimes) thanks to JJ.

13/04/2018 : PlanID=7830 : Europa by Ken Sheppard from Radio Control Scale Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

13/04/2018 : PlanID=7647 : Sopwith Snipe by David Boddington from Radio Control Scale Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

13/04/2018 : PlanID=9971 : Fairey Flycatcher by Dale Tattum from RC Scale International : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

13/04/2018 : PlanID=1092 : Fred by Siegfried Glockner from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

13/04/2018 : PlanID=2186 : Hawker Fury by Emmanuel Fillon : Added article from Aeromodeller April 1983, thanks to RFJ.

12/04/2018 : General News : Added great new Viewpoint article "That old Terryific plane", thanks to Raffaello.

10/04/2018 : PlanID=4246 : Amateur from Graupner : Added kit review from Radio Modeller May 1967, thanks to RFJ.

10/04/2018 : PlanID=5923 : Cessna Skylane 62 by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg : Added kit review from Radio Modeller February 1968, thanks to RFJ.

10/04/2018 : PlanID=4210 : Shoestring by Carl Goldberg from Carl Goldberg Models : Added kit review from Radio Modeller November 1967, thanks to RFJ.

10/04/2018 : PlanID=5945 : Fieseler Fi 156 Storch from Svenson : Added kit review from RCM&E January 1982, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Aeronut - Sid November - 51in IC F/F
Waco UPF-7 - Jerry Alger - 40in Scale IC C/L
Alley Cat - Harry W Gilkes - 38in IC R/C
Miss Martha - Bob Richards - 47in IC R/C
Postolka - Radoslav Cizek - 33in Glider F/F
Box Car - Dennis Allen - 39in IC C/L
Pee Wit - P Gasson - 22in IC F/F
Cutlass - John Crump - 57in Scale Glider R/C
Flying Wing Stunter - Harold Reinhardt - 48in...
Sopwith Triplane - Hal Redner - 25in IC C/L
Spitfire Mk22 - John Rutter - 36in Scale IC R/C
Nomad - John Bransgrove - 51in IC R/C
Bandito - Doc Mathews - 65in IC R/C
Justin - BR Glenny - 49in Glider F/F
Downbeat - J Barker - 44in Glider F/F
Miss Paranoia - John Fotiu - 38in IC R/C
Ezy-Jet - Eddie Current - 31in R/C
Pretender - Dick Sarpolus - 45in IC C/L
Little Mavis - John Pool - 29in Rubber F/F
Grumman F4F Wildcat - Mike Midkiff - 29in...
Macchi MB-308 - 32in Scale IC Rubber F/F
Commander - 39in Rubber F/F
Ducrot Wakefield - E Ducrot - 42in Rubber F/F
Fairey Flycatcher - Dale Tattum - 47in Scale IC...
Swan - ML Hanson - 62in Glider F/F
Quest - Keith Storey - 30in IC C/L
Frog 45 MkI - Charles Buffery - 45in IC F/F
GB3 - Bob Copland - 45in Rubber F/F
Two - George Sharp - 44in Rubber F/F
Buccaneer - C Wayne Jesse - 60in IC R/C
Asteroid - Jim Baguley - 48in Glider F/F
Bebe Jodel D9 - Jiri Kalina - 13in Scale Rubber...
Garami Giro - Lou Garami - 26in Rubber F/F
Flying Enterprise - Colin Campbell - 52in...
Cessna C-145 Airmaster - Al Lidberg - 20in...
Fairchild PT-19 Cornell - Peter Wheldon - 29in...
Gee String - Bob Palmer, Dick Larsen - 70in IC...
Der Jager - Floyd Manly - 48in Scale IC R/C
Rumpler C.V - Dennis Rattle - 40in Scale IC F/F
Flexi Foil - S Salmon - 52in IC R/C
Bubba Clem - Jim Clem - 41in IC F/F
Slipstream - Brian Cox - 56in IC F/F
Bede BD6 - Doc Mathews - 36in Scale IC F/F
Douglas A-4D-5 Skyhawk - Stan Hines - 40in IC...
Orlik II - Jaroslav Fara - 116in Scale Glider...
P-51D Mustang - Mike Roach - 55in Scale...
Super Sixty 84 - 63in IC R/C
Brench Lightweight - Frank Brench - 36in Rubber...
Class C Duplex - Tom Engleman - 36in Rubber F/F
Il Moar 1943 - Arve Mozzarini - 95in IC F/F

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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