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Here are the 12 newest plan uploads. For more, see the Browse Plans pages
Scale Rubber F/F
Scale Electric R/C
Scale Rubber F/F
Scale IC R/C
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Here is a photo of the Skyrider I built some 20 years ago [more pics 003]. It was nice to build this. I enlarged the small plan that came with the original magazine article. Now 20 years later the kids have grown up, the plane has crashed...
Joost : Sky Rider : 22/07/2019
Here are a few photos to add to the plan page [more pics 005-007].
Joost : Verosonic : 22/07/2019
Please have a good look at the plan thumbnail and photo together, the construction of both models is very different, study the wing tip structure and tailplane shape. Models have the same name but not sure if it's the same model.
Derick : Viki : 22/07/2019
Thanks, yes I've just added that to the KB articles as https://outerzone.co.uk/knowledgebase/entry.asp?ID=106 that's good for checking the scaling of the plan.
SteveWMD : Albatross : 22/07/2019
Hi Steve, may I remind that Adobe Reader also comes with a 'tape rule' that I find useful to check on wingspans. If one wants a printout for a different wingspan, say 24in instead of the 35.64in the plan really comes in, calculating a...
Miguel Morao : Albatross : 22/07/2019
For help on how to check the paper size of a PDF, see https://outerzone.co.uk/knowledgebase/entry.asp?ID=105 and for help on how to print out, see
A question - this is going to be one of my first builds... can someone help me with printing this so i can measure the pieces and stuff? What size do i have to print it?
volteXx : Albatross : 22/07/2019
The Bu 131 was produced in Cz-Slvk by the Aero concern under German occupation, the Aero designation being C-4 using the original Hirth engines. Postwar production continued for a bit into the 50's with Walter engines, designation...
Miguel Morao : C-104 : 22/07/2019
This is, without any doubt, a Polish plan, it was included in one issue of Wieslaw Schier's book. The reason for this being a Czech aircraft is simple. Bucker was a German plane used by the Luftwaffe - and it was either forbidden or at...
Wiktor : C-104 : 22/07/2019
A Snarf and a Narf in the same week? What next, a Snargasher? Ahem, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reid_and_Sigrist_R.S.1 , honest to goodness ;)
Miguel Morao : Sally Snarf : 21/07/2019
Hi Steve and Mary. Please find attached photos of my latest model from your fantastic Outerzone plan service. It's the original Albert E Hatfull Junior 60 1946 version, I would have been two when originally designed [more pics 004, 005]....
AlanDavis : Junior 60 : 21/07/2019
Hi I will get the plan scanned asap, I saw I have parts scans already so its worth while.
Joost : Verosonic : 21/07/2019
Latest Site Updates
23/07/2019 : PlanID=10398 : Weaver from Aeromodels Ltd : Added model photo, thanks to SBurling.
22/07/2019 : PlanID=11348 : Bi-Fly 25 by Dave Milbourn from Precedent : Added kit instructions, 12 pages complete (includes die cut parts drawings, and full parts listing), thanks to PaulDallimore.
22/07/2019 : PlanID=5292 : Southerner by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft : Added a copy of the kit instructions along with full printwood scans (12 pages), thanks to RonJames.
22/07/2019 : PlanID=3421 : Sleekster by Earl Cayton from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/07/2019 : PlanID=2591 : Contestar by Chuck Giessen from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/07/2019 : PlanID=3363 : Peter Pan by Dallas Sherman from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
21/07/2019 : PlanID=3361 : Whirley by Bob Tennenbaum from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/07/2019 : PlanID=3467 : XF4U-7 Corsair by Paul Palanek from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/07/2019 : PlanID=8258 : Nieuport 17C by Paul Del Gatto from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/07/2019 : PlanID=3404 : Stalker by William H Manuel from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
19/07/2019 : PlanID=1527 : SE5a from Keil Kraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Pilgrim.
19/07/2019 : PlanID=2311 : Travel Air Mystery Ship by Thomas L Bulger from National Glider and Airplane News : Added article thanks to Mary from https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=2557. Note article file includes full drawings as originally printed, over 8 magazine pages, and includes wing rib patterns, etc.
18/07/2019 : PlanID=3403 : Shark by George Popa Jr from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
18/07/2019 : PlanID=2155 : Howard Ike by Normand Charlebois from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
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