Search plans

Go to a plan

Total plans: 15,315

 

Currently accepting donations

Want to make a donation? Outerzone will always be free to use. But the continued running of this site (since launch in March 2011) does involve both time and money. If you want to make a small contribution then click here to donate using Paypal. And bless you.

Outerzone is... awesome

We collect and share plans of vintage and old-timer flying model airplanes. For free. We do it together. And we've been doing it since 2011. No need to login, just grab and go. Thanks to you all, there are now 15,315 plans here for free download. We think that's pretty good going. Thank you for helping us to make Outerzone what it is, an awesome free archive of old-timer goodness. Three cheers for all of us!

 

Latest Plans

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

Fokker DVII (oz15428) from Megow, Vintage Aero 1935 grey_line

Fokker DVII (oz15428)

from Megow, Vintage Aero
1935 
23in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
X Wing Fighter (oz15427) by ES Knight from Model Airplane News 1984 grey_line

X Wing Fighter (oz15427)

by ES Knight
from Model Airplane News
June 1984 
36in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Mambusa (oz15426) by Zdenek Svarc grey_line

Mambusa (oz15426)

by Zdenek Svarc
25in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Bernard 260 (oz15425) by Tom Akery 2024 grey_line

Bernard 260 (oz15425)

by Tom Akery
July 2024 
27in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Gatow Delta (oz15424) by Erich Rabe 1975 grey_line

Gatow Delta (oz15424)

by Erich Rabe
1975 
33in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Champ (oz15423) by Barry Richards from Radio Modeller 1985 grey_line

Champ (oz15423)

by Barry Richards
from Radio Modeller
December 1985 
45in span
IC R/C

Plan Details
Piper Vagabond (oz15422) by Don Srull 1979 grey_line

Piper Vagabond (oz15422)

by Don Srull
1979 
25in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Buck Rogers Starfighter (oz15421) by Tom Akery 2024 grey_line

Buck Rogers Starfighter (oz15421)

by Tom Akery
July 2024 
27in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Little Tom Tom (oz15420) by Mark Gerber from Veco 2024 grey_line

Little Tom Tom (oz15420)

by Mark Gerber
from Veco
2024 
26in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
All In One Field Box (oz15419) by Robert Lansdale from RCMplans 1979 grey_line

All In One Field Box (oz15419)

by Robert Lansdale
from RCMplans
July 1979 
Extra

Plan Details
Handley Page HP19 Hanley (oz15418) by Steve Rickett from RC Scale International 1998 grey_line

Handley Page HP19 Hanley (oz15418)

by Steve Rickett
from RC Scale International
1998 
35in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Stinson Voyager (oz15417) by James Noonan from Mechanix Illustrated 1946 grey_line

Stinson Voyager (oz15417)

by James Noonan
from Mechanix Illustrated
August 1946 
30in span
Scale Rubber F/F

Plan Details

   

Model Photo Gallery

This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery

FAI Viking (oz300) from AndyCoutts
FAI Viking (oz300) from AndyCoutts
FAI Viking (oz300) from AndyCoutts
FAI Viking (oz300) from AndyCoutts
Conquest (oz1347) from AndyCoutts
Conquest (oz1347) from AndyCoutts
Conquest (oz1347) from AndyCoutts
Conquest (oz1347) from AndyCoutts

Latest Comments

This gentleman clearly is a paragon of taste. Might I suggest the Outerzone repository of 3-views for your sleepless nights? It rests at https://rclibrary.co.uk/3view/index.asp :)
Miguel : Bernard 260 : 21/07/2024

Right! Then why recommend it?
K K Iyer : Sagitta 600 Electric : 21/07/2024

I have cut the star 13 from your cad plans. A few problems resolved in the fuse formers. Went back to the all moving tail plane, put a 1330 kV E motor 3 cell lipo, first comp rolled in 6th very pleased with that. The overall model is not...
Vince : Star 13 : 21/07/2024

Added some pics of the Gatow Delta construction, thanks to Bernd.
SteveWMD : Gatow Delta : 20/07/2024

I would bet there are some rather amusing spoofs through the years....
Bill Southwell : Jonathan Van Pigeon : 20/07/2024

Duct tape is recommended if you plan to fly high enough to get close to the sun. Do not try to emulate Icarus the Schmuck.
Miguel : Sagitta 600 Electric : 19/07/2024

The tape does not leave it to the gods??
Murat Kece : Sagitta 600 Electric : 19/07/2024

What FAQ stands for, Luke, is Frequently Asked Questions.
SteveWMD : Nova : 19/07/2024

See FAQ.
SteveWMD : Nova : 19/07/2024

I flew the full-size prototype Capstan in 1964 at the Scottish Gliding Union's field at Portmoak. If my memory serves me well, its wing did have perceptible washout. I remember that it wouldn't stay in a deliberate spin for more than...
John Park : Slingsby T.49 Capstan : 19/07/2024

I have downloaded this plane, how do I get it printed to scale size ,I have no idea?
Luke : Nova : 19/07/2024

Thank you all for the speedy responses. Literally 'a wing and prayer' then!
Andrew Rogers : Sagitta 600 Electric : 18/07/2024

...more comments

Latest Site Updates

Owen Mate (oz13710): Added instructions, thanks to SteveBetts.
22/07/2024

X Wing Fighter (oz15427): Added article, thanks to Pit.
22/07/2024

ElectriCub Early (oz12691): Added kit review from Radio Modeller, October 1996, thanks to RFJ.
20/07/2024

Twinny (oz5180): Added instructions (nl, fr, en, de), thanks to Joerg-Michel Nussbaum.
18/07/2024

Stinson Voyager (oz15417): Added article thanks to Pit.
17/07/2024

Handley Page HP19 Hanley (oz15418): Added article, thanks to RFJ.
17/07/2024

Forney Aircoupe (oz4055): Have revised the scaling on this plan, thanks to MarkGerber. Now fullsize at 17.75 in span.
16/07/2024

Taylor Cub (oz8549): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
14/07/2024

O.K. 2.02 (oz2096): Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow
14/07/2024

P-47D Thunderbolt (oz3517): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
14/07/2024

Curtiss P-40C (oz1415): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
14/07/2024

Bell P-39 Airacobra (oz3518): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
14/07/2024

Jonathan Van Pigeon (oz15409): Added article, thanks to theshadow.
13/07/2024

Mistral II (oz15410): Added article, thanks to Doro.
13/07/2024

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Fokker DVII - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
X Wing Fighter - 36in IC R/C
Mambusa - 25in Rubber F/F
Bernard 260 - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Gatow Delta - 33in IC R/C
Champ - 45in IC R/C
Piper Vagabond - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Buck Rogers Starfighter - 27in Rubber F/F
Little Tom Tom - 26in IC C/L
All In One Field Box
Handley Page HP19 Hanley - 35in Scale IC R/C
Stinson Voyager - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Salacious Crumb - 52in IC R/C
Grumman Bearcat - 36in Scale IC R/C
American Hawk - 32in IC F/F
Voommitt - 38in Glider R/C
Raider - 40in IC R/C
Peanut Cannon - 13in Electric R/C
Mistral II - 119in Glider R/C
Jonathan Van Pigeon - 54in IC R/C
Yak 15 - 16in Scale Jetex F/F
Topaz - 24in Rubber F/F
Urdinus - 70in Glider F/F
Mini Trenton Terror - 21in CO2 F/F
Little Witch - 12in Glider F/F
Partenavia P66B Oscar 100 - 20in Scale Rubber...
09 Hornet - 40in IC R/C
Mooney M20V Acclaim Ultra - 27in Scale Rubber...
MAC Fighter - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Mini Record Breaker - 22in Rubber CO2 Electric...
H-101 Salto - 90in Scale Glider R/C
Mini Playboy Senior - 22in CO2 F/F
Floats for SR Cutie - 23in
Blohm and Voss 141-B - 28in Scale IC C/L
Unicopter - 12in Rubber F/F
Sichelflieger - 67in Glider R/C
Angel Interceptor - 22in Rubber F/F
Mini New Ruler - 20in CO2 F/F
Kilroy - 44in Glider F/F
Thunder Jet F-84 - 18in Scale Glider F/F
Mo-Bipe - 28in IC C/L
Dosalas - 21in Rubber F/F
P-51D Mustang - 40in Scale IC R/C
Stratus Glider - 28in Glider F/F
Boeing P-26A Peashooter - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Ryan ST - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Fouga Magister - 27in Scale Rubber F/F
Sierra Sportster - 36in IC R/C
Westland Lysander - 25in Scale Rubber F/F
Airspeed Ambassador - 40in Scale Rubber F/F

...more plans

 
 

RCLibrary

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

Outerzone T-Shirts

Show your support for Outerzone in style, with one of Mary's T-shirts. Choose the shop locale and currency that suits you, either GB Pounds or US Dollars.

Shop UK T-shirts Shop USA T-shirts

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).

For a quick visual fix, you can page through the latest plan thumbnails added or the latest model pics added, at 60 pics per page.

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.

Outerzone is also (I hope) a secure repository for vintage model aircraft plans that may have historical significance.

Got feedback? Suggestions? email me. Really, feedback is what we need most.

Want to help me maintain and update this listing? See the get involved pages for more details.

Want to make a donation? The continued running of this site (since launch in March of 2011) involves both time and money. If you want to make a small contribution then click here to donate using Paypal. And bless you.

 

Outerzone Contributor Roll of Honour

I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with Outerzone:

aeromeddler, andykunz, augustawest, balsaworkbench, bernd57, bobfripp, chukychez, circlip, dannymz, dbhl, derickscott, dfritzke, eduardo barriga colombia, aerikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jeffmac, jj, joefergusson, johnosullivan, kaorukiyose, karsten, keven64, kraftyone, lincoln, mikenelson, mikestuart, mjh, monique, mooneydriver, ozrs, patrickurbain, pgregory, pilgrim, pit, poacher, rchopper56, reddragon, rfj, rottensox, stickman, stormin, sundancer, theshadow, tonyp, vintage1, vloustalot

Did I miss your name? Then I'm sorry. Let me know. As far as scanning and posting plans on the RCGroups thread, there are just too many names to mention them all... but here are a few:

30560, 50+airyears, algy2, avernon, bobkeller, bjrn, cougdave, daddyrabbit1954, danito69, dplumpe, geew, generock, gthunter, haydon55, irish_lord99, jmp_blackfoot, jpm, ka-6br, kenny_e, locktite401, modelholic, nibor, orange&white, pd1, perttime, planeman, ralphb, ratracer, scaleviews, spockangel, srfalcon, starcad, tri-pacer, wtool

 

RCLibrary

Launched in September 2015, RCLibrary is the new sister site to Outerzone. A small but fast-growing collection of old-time modeller books and periodicals, held online as PDF files for free download. Everything is free. The library is open to everyone - you don't need to register or log in before you start downloading these titles. There are no charges or subscriptions. Basically, it's Outerzone for books.

That link again: www.rclibrary.co.uk

 

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