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Latest Plans

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

De Havilland DH6 (oz15230) by GF Elsegood from Radio Modeller 1985 grey_line

De Havilland DH6 (oz15230)

by GF Elsegood
from Radio Modeller
October 1985 
43in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Fearless Fly (oz15229) by Mitchell Blum from Junior American Modeler 1973 grey_line

Fearless Fly (oz15229)

by Mitchell Blum
from Junior American Modeler
September 1973 
16in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Messerschmitt Me109 (oz15228) by C Pollitt from Aeromodeller 1940 grey_line

Messerschmitt Me109 (oz15228)

by C Pollitt
from Aeromodeller
February 1940 
19in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
RTP Electric Racer (oz15227) by Doug Ashley from Aeromodeller 1980 grey_line

RTP Electric Racer (oz15227)

by Doug Ashley
from Aeromodeller
March 1980 
15in span
Electric RTP

Plan Details
Stained Glass Window (oz15226) by Bill Hannan from Junior American Modeler 1973 grey_line

Stained Glass Window (oz15226)

by Bill Hannan
from Junior American Modeler
September 1973 
8in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Pawn (oz15225) by Paul Smith from Model Builder 1982 grey_line

Pawn (oz15225)

by Paul Smith
from Model Builder
September 1982 
28in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Blackburn Roc (oz15224) by Norman Gee from Airyda 1940 grey_line

Blackburn Roc (oz15224)

by Norman Gee
from Airyda
1940 
16in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Saab J-29B Tunnan (oz15223) by Mike Stuart grey_line

Saab J-29B Tunnan (oz15223)

by Mike Stuart
12in span
Scale Jetex F/F

Plan Details
T-19 (oz15222) by Dave Kingman from American Aircraft Modeler 1973 grey_line

T-19 (oz15222)

by Dave Kingman
from American Aircraft Modeler
December 1973 
37in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Berliner (oz15221) by Ole Steen Hansen from FMT 1993 grey_line

Berliner (oz15221)

by Ole Steen Hansen
from FMT
May 1993 
86in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Bonzo - Buster (oz15220) by S Cal Smith from American Modeler 1961 grey_line

Bonzo - Buster (oz15220)

by S Cal Smith
from American Modeler
July 1961 
23in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Satanas et Diabolo (oz15219) 1988 grey_line

Satanas et Diabolo (oz15219)

June 1988 
62in span
IC R/C

Plan Details

   

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Stinson Flying Station Wagon (oz91) from JohnChurchill
Stinson Flying Station Wagon (oz91) from JohnChurchill
Gazelle (oz92) from BengtHahn
Gazelle (oz92) from BengtHahn
P-38 Lightning (oz95) from Glassblade
P-38 Lightning (oz95) from Glassblade
Curtiss Robin (oz98) from BryanLea
Curtiss Robin (oz98) from BryanLea

Latest Comments

I wanted to share my half sized Guillow’s 18 in Sopwith Camel [pics 007-010]. I scaled the plans from you in half, built my own radial engine and lightened the tail. I also did a custom printed skin of the 1000th built Camels from Ruston...
Thomas Lange : Sopwith Camel : 14/04/2024

Looks like an adaptation of Malmstrom’s Midget (oz6266)
TimE : RTP Electric Racer : 13/04/2024

Berliner, the fearful Teddy Bear carrier, is the big brother of the Leipziger (oz8767). The article is, like the proverbial cheque, in the mail.
Miguel : Berliner : 10/04/2024

Thank you! The Lolli is one of our favorite fliers :-).
Bill Bowne : Lollipop : 10/04/2024

yes, some degree, look at the ribs' hole position for wing dihedral tube/sleeve.
...
pit :
Telemaster 40 Deluxe : 09/04/2024

looking at the instructions and the picture of part WJ, i think there is a dihedral set . I would guess about 3-5 degrees for each winghalf.
erik P : Telemaster 40 Deluxe : 09/04/2024

I am very thankful to Mr John Jennings
Aidan Welly : Bangau : 08/04/2024

The correct spelling is Pentti Pätiälä. And yes, he is Finnish.
Heikki Hämäläinen : Nakke : 08/04/2024

Very good, Mr. Panchal, and the build notes are very clear and friendly too.
As for canards, I don't recall seeing many birds with a screaming propeller on their beaks.
Mother Nature must have not approved of that...
Miguel : Canard RM-12 : 07/04/2024

Hi Am I correct in assuming this wing design is flat overall. Thanks Colin
Colin Firby : Telemaster 40 Deluxe : 07/04/2024

Hello Outerzone, Enclosed are pictures [main pic, 004] of my 1936 Air Chief (oz 212). The model was originally a free flight, but I modified it into a 3 channel RC. It's powered by an OS .20FP and controlled with Hitec servos. It's covered...
Dan Owen : Air Chief : 07/04/2024

I’ve finished and flown my sample. Power is a 480 outrunner on 3S 1300mAh Lipo. Feel free to post [main pic, 005-008].
Michael Ramsey : Humming Cub : 07/04/2024

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

F-16A (oz15059): Added kit review from Radio Modeller February 1982, thanks to RFJ.
14/04/2024

T-19 (oz15222): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
14/04/2024

Berliner (oz15221): Added article, thanks to Miguel.
14/04/2024

Bonzo - Buster (oz15220): Added article from American Modeler, July 1961, thanks to RFJ.
14/04/2024

07/04/2024: General News: It's going to be quiet around here on Outerzone for the next 8 or 9 days. We are going away for a week. By all means carry on sending in plans etc and we'll just queue everything up and work through them all when we get back. I will check to see the site is running ok, but if you are awaiting an answer to an email, this might take a while. Steve.

Zue (oz6208): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned at 400 dpi from fullsize, thanks to dfritzke.
06/04/2024

Roulet (oz1648): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned at 400 dpi from fullsize, thanks to dfritzke.
06/04/2024

Lil Beau Bipe (oz1601): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize, thanks to dfritzke.
06/04/2024

04/04/2024: General News: Apologies to anyone - everyone?! - who has written to us recently but hasn't had a reply yet. I've had a lot of family "stuff" lately. Aiming to get on top of the inbox today :-) Mary x

Tadpole (oz15208): Added complete article, thanks to Pit.
03/04/2024

Fazer (oz15198): Added kit review from Flying Models, July 1994, thanks to RFJ.
02/04/2024

Weekend Wonder (oz15205): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
02/04/2024

Turner T-40 (oz11882): Added article, thanks to IanSalmon.
02/04/2024

Tonga (oz8174): Added instructions in German, also separate copy of the build pics sheet, thanks to pikpak.
02/04/2024

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

De Havilland DH6 - 43in Scale IC R/C
Fearless Fly - 16in IC C/L
Messerschmitt Me109 - 19in Scale Rubber F/F
RTP Electric Racer - 15in Electric RTP
Stained Glass Window - 8in Rubber F/F
Pawn - 28in IC C/L
Blackburn Roc - 16in Scale Rubber F/F
Saab J-29B Tunnan - 12in Scale Jetex F/F
T-19 - 37in IC C/L
Berliner - 86in IC R/C
Bonzo - Buster - 23in Scale IC C/L
Satanas et Diabolo - 62in IC R/C
Bangau - 16in Electric R/C
Deperdussin Racing Monocoque 1913 - 13in Scale...
Percy - 68in Glider R/C
Canard RM-12 - 39in Electric R/C
Wild Thing - 36in IC R/C
Spitfire Stunters - 32in Scale IC C/L
Great Expectations III - 16in Rubber F/F
Holland - 137in Glider R/C
Jasmyn - 31in IC F/F
P-38 Lightning - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Tadpole - 46in IC R/C
Ohmsick Angel - 43in Electric R/C
Curtiss SBC-4 - 17in Scale Rubber F/F
Weekend Wonder - 36in IC C/L
La Jollita - 25in Scale IC C/L
Aeronca Champion - 38in Scale IC C/L
Lee Richards No3 - 20in Electric F/F
New Gollywock - 32in Rubber F/F
Kiva - 37in Glider F/F
Quirk-e - 24in Electric R/C
Fazer - 48in IC R/C
Peseta - 24in IC F/F
Super Asteroid - 46in Rubber F/F
Telemaster 40 Deluxe - 73in IC R/C
Executive - 49in IC R/C
Szekely Flying Dutchman - 52in Scale IC R/C
Heinkel He46 - 60in Scale IC R/C
Sunbeam - 40in IC R/C
Firecracker - 43in Scale IC R/C
Douglas Y1O-43 - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Scricciolo - 24in IC C/L
Humongous Sage Hen - 84in IC R/C
Heinkel He46 C1 - 47in Scale IC R/C
Brian - 18in IC F/F
Super Esquire - 74in IC R/C
Cessna C37 - 20in Scale Rubber F/F
Brooklyn Dodger - 55in IC F/F
Fujavak - 80in IC Glider R/C

...more plans

 
 

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