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6 Years of Outerzone!

Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 8,000 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!

Viewpoint

We've added a new section for your thoughts, stories and photos: Viewpoint - a tribute to Don Dewey, editor of RCM and author of their Viewpoint column. This is the place for your longer articles or anything that doesn't relate directly to one particular plan. If you've something to contribute, send it to admin@outerzone.co.uk We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more


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RCLibrary - Free books

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

RCM 1974/03 March - click to view RCLibrary page Profile Publications No. 050: Sopwith 7F.I Snipe - click to view RCLibrary page Model Race Cars 1949/04 April - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Down Low - 9101Down Low
Electric R/C
36in span
Plan Details
 
Piper Tri-Pacer - 9100Piper Tri-Pacer
Scale IC F/F
30in span
Plan Details
 
Lightweight - 9099Lightweight
Rubber F/F
34in span
Plan Details
 
Blue Note 4 - 9098Blue Note 4
Glider F/F
0in span
Plan Details
 
Juggler - 9097Juggler
IC C/L
38in span
Plan Details
 
Never Forget - 9096Never Forget
Rubber F/F
59in span
Plan Details
 
F-20 Tigershark - 9095F-20 Tigershark
Scale IC R/C
47in span
Plan Details
 
Morane Saulnier H - 9094Morane Saulnier H
Scale IC R/C
39in span
Plan Details
 
Sport A-Go-Go - 9093Sport A-Go-Go
IC R/C
51in span
Plan Details
 
Hump and Bump - 9092Hump and Bump
IC R/C
38in span
Plan Details
 
Super Ringmaster - 9091Super Ringmaster
IC C/L
42in span
Plan Details
 
Pheon 100 - 9090Pheon 100
Glider R/C
100in span
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Latest Comments

I built this when I was 13, it really flew great! Once I got the balance right it just seemed to glide forever!
PeterHiggins : Flying Sorceror : 17/08/2017

Thanks to Pit, we've added the RCM Digitrio Construction Manual to our sister site, RCLibrary. It's a compilation of all the...
Mary : Digifli : 16/08/2017

Proportional radio control apparatus was a dream for most of the modellers because at the period it cost about 4 x salary or half a small car. RCM started a project to made the dream come true, and after the series of articles they...
Pit : Digifli : 16/08/2017

The former outline marked A1 is incorrect as it should have engine bearer slots. Also the dihedral brace is wrong as the model has no centre section.
anon : Fly-Boy : 15/08/2017

Hi, Do the rib patterns match up with the plans? I have checked each one and it seems that they do not, being too long. Nice plan though and very interesting. It looks as though the centre section is untwisted. I have one on the board now...
MikeWhite : Searcher Flying Wing : 15/08/2017

Added this fascinating 'colourised' version of the Ginger Lacey photo, thanks to Pascal. Copyright belongs to www.colourisehistory.com
Mary : Veronite No 1 : 14/08/2017

Please find attached a pic of the beautiful Minerva free flight rubber biplane which appeared in the October 1941 issue of Aeromodeller. The cover shows an artist's impression of this model in flight [model photo & more pics 003].
alcalaino : Minerva : 14/08/2017

Giant mutant ants *and* model airplanes - what's not to like?! :)
Mary : Smarty : 14/08/2017

As a comment regarding the *Smarty* design, it was the model airplane featured in the classic 1950s science fiction movie *THEM!* Giant mutant ants ... [more pics 003]
AndrewTomasch : Smarty : 14/08/2017

Some more pics for Outerzone [more pics 008-010]. Junior Sailplane by Frog at 150% scale (30" span). Micro 2 channel RC with an AUW of 88g RTF.
Al : Junior Sailplane : 14/08/2017

I just took some pictures of the FOX MK II by Dave HORVATH [more pics 004-007]. I built this model from the plan you nicely put at the disposal of the readers on your site. This model is lightly modified (50" to 63"). Engine is a FS 56...
JeanDelattre : Fox Mk II : 14/08/2017

Not really a correction, but just be aware that there are no outlines for the wing tip ribs W2 through W4. You'll have to "wing it".
anon : Quaker : 14/08/2017

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Latest Site Updates

20/08/2017 : PlanID=4202 : P-51D Mustang from OK Model Pilot : Added scan of printwood parts (4 pages) includes all ribs, thanks to Desford99 on HPA.

17/08/2017 : PlanID=612 : Taurus by Ed Kazmirski from Model Airplane News : Added second article (one page, notes and drawing on modifying the Taurus for proportional control) thanks to davidterrell80, KraftyOne.

17/08/2017 : PlanID=9079 : Stearman PT-17 by Nick Ziroli from Flying Models : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 400dpi, thanks to theshadow.

16/08/2017 : PlanID=9081 : Southern Gentleman by Walt Mitchell from RCMplans : Added scan of original article, thanks to Gerrit.

16/08/2017 : PlanID=9081 : Southern Gentleman by Walt Mitchell from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

15/08/2017 : PlanID=9030 : Kwiksilver by Larry Rosenberg from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

15/08/2017 : PlanID=6209 : Wolfmeister LR-3 by Don Dewey from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to davidterrell80.

15/08/2017 : PlanID=12 : DQA 704 by Stu Babcock from RCMplans : Added scan of original article, thanks to davidterrell80.

14/08/2017 : PlanID=1350 : Q-Tee by Lee Renaud from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to dfritzke.

14/08/2017 : PlanID=5011 : Focke Wulf FW 190D9 by David McClellan from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to Pit.

14/08/2017 : PlanID=8997 : Jex-Jet by Unknown from American Modeler : Complete article (including model photo) added, thanks to theshadow.

14/08/2017 : PlanID=9065 : Kamlet by MR Knight from Aeromodeller : Added second build article (Aeromodeller October 1941), thanks to alcalaino.

14/08/2017 : PlanID=9065 : Kamlet by MR Knight from Aeromodeller : Article (Aeromodeller September 1941) added, thanks to Gerrit.

14/08/2017 : PlanID=9064 : Tekfire by Barry Sims from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to Pit & Gerrit.

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Latest Plans text listing

Down Low - Dave Fritzke - 36in Electric R/C
Piper Tri-Pacer - A Warren - 30in Scale IC F/F
Lightweight - Mick Farthing - 34in Rubber F/F
Blue Note 4 - Andy Crisp Glider F/F
Juggler - C Bates - 38in IC C/L
Never Forget - John Pool - 59in Rubber F/F
F-20 Tigershark - Dennis Caudill - 47in Scale...
Morane Saulnier H - Don Martin - 39in Scale IC...
Sport A-Go-Go - Bob McKnight - 51in IC R/C
Hump and Bump - Paul Strengell - 38in IC R/C
Super Ringmaster - Matt Kania - 42in IC C/L
Pheon 100 - John Digby - 100in Glider R/C
Gastove - Michael Gaster - 56in IC F/F
Go-Go Fli - Phil Kraft - 48in IC R/C
Hopful - D Hopkins - 46in IC R/C
Sirocco - Vic Cunnyngham Jr - 46in IC F/F
Pokey - Frank Jepson - 60in IC R/C
Coaster - DN Pickering-Pick - 60in Glider R/C
Sea Vixen - Jack Sheeks - 64in IC R/C
Squire Mk II - Dick Thomas - 51in IC R/C
Southern Gentleman - Walt Mitchell - 66in IC...
Crescendo III - Tom Prosser - 66in IC R/C
Stearman PT-17 - Nick Ziroli - 51in Scale IC...
Mustang - Michael Gretz - 50in IC C/L
Airchild - Owen Kampen - 54in IC R/C
Lightning Bug - Bill Winter - 40in Electric R/C
Lo Stregone - Maurizio Maggi - 60in Glider R/C
Vulcan - Bill Hempel - 62in IC R/C
2 Perfection - William E Thomas - 61in IC R/C
Puffin II - John D Woods - 66in IC R/C
Mark I - Courtney Smith - 65in IC R/C
Snooty - Howard Boys - 34in IC F/F
Petrel - 43in Glider F/F
Sweet Stik 40 - Frank Garcher - 54in IC R/C
Sky King - Gordon Light - 91in IC F/F
Swallow - JG McFarlane - 48in Rubber F/F
Kamlet - MR Knight - 31in Rubber F/F
Tekfire - Barry Sims - 32in Rubber F/F
Tall Boy - Ken Fordham - 20in Rubber F/F
Douglas A-26 Invader - D Deeley - 46in Scale IC...
Max Master - Sven E Truedsson - 54in IC F/F
Le Docile - Roger Lauron - 32in IC C/L
Kirin - Dave Clarkson - 35in IC C/L
Chrislea Super Ace - Dennis Reece - 36in Scale...
Cessna O-1A Bird Dog - Norman Holme - 54in...
Miss Scarlett - Walt Mitchell - 67in IC R/C
Pesco Special - Jay T Holmes - 25in Scale IC...
Piper Skycycle - 31in IC C/L
Skippy - J Lawrie McLarly - 26in IC F/F
Thunderstormer - Doug Spreng - 57in IC R/C

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About Outerzone

Outerzone is a listing of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download. The listing is free for everyone - you don't need to register or log in to download these plans.

You can view model plans by category tag (like say free flight, control line, radio control, scale, rubber, etc...) using the browse plans pages. Use the list all page for a full A-Z text listing. There is a keyword search on the search page, or you can try the advanced search page for more detailed searches. There is also an experimental area called the TagMatrix where you can view all the plans that match your own chosen combination of tags (and wingspan and year of origin).

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Outerzone was designed to be maintained and updated by volunteers called Site admins who get involved but (perhaps predictably) it hasn't ever really worked out that way. So with the exception of a few good people who have helped out here in the past (see below) at the moment it's essentially just me. See the FAQ page for more details on how this site works, and why.

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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