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7 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 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!


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 ...more


We've added a new section for occasional blog posts ...more

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

TR-260 - 9807TR-260
Scale IC R/C
71in span
Plan Details
Zlin 226 - 9806Zlin 226
51in span
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Big Batrick - 9805Big Batrick
Glider R/C
39in span
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Harfang - 9804Harfang
Rubber F/F
31in span
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Moray Monster - 9803Moray Monster
72in span
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Tourist - 9802Tourist
28in span
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Martin B-10 - 9801Martin B-10
Scale Rubber F/F
35in span
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Bristol Scout C - 9800Bristol Scout C
Scale Electric R/C
29in span
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Foka A1 - 9799Foka A1
Glider F/F
50in span
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Curtiss XP-55 Ascender - 9798Curtiss XP-55 Ascender
Scale IC Rubber F/F
40in span
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Laird-Turner Meteor - 9797Laird-Turner Meteor
Scale IC R/C
50in span
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Magic - 9796Magic
65in span
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Latest Comments

Added a photo of completed model [more pics 003], thanks to OlafP.
Mary : Curare 60 : 17/02/2018

Hi again, found another photograph that I'd like to provide [more pics 003].
OlafP : Starlet : 17/02/2018

Despite Mr Master's claims to accessing 'Factory' drawings, the scale rendition of this plan is simply not very accurate, surprisingly so actually.
anon : Dornier 335 : 16/02/2018

Greetz again! [more pics 007]
OlafP : Jonny : 15/02/2018

Added another photo of completed model [more pics 005], thanks to OlafP.
Mary : T-45 : 15/02/2018

I am a RC modeller for more than 40 years. When I browsed your webpage, I felt being back in the '70s and I said to myself "let's contribute with some photographs" from the early years [model photo, also more pics elsewhere on OZ]. So many...
OlafP : Super Tiger : 15/02/2018

Added nice image of finished model, thanks to OlafP [more pics 004].
Mary : B-25 Mitchell : 15/02/2018

With greetings from Germany :) [more pics 007].
OlafP : Delta X1200 : 15/02/2018

Added two great images of the Pacemaker 40, thanks to JavierGM [more pics 007, 008].
Mary : Pacemaker 40 : 14/02/2018

Hello, my name is Javier González and I am a modeler in Madrid. Please can you include these pictures in the gallery corresponding to the model Nadir OZ9510 [model photo & more pics 003-006]. Thank you very much for your great page of...
JavierGM : Nadir : 14/02/2018

Hola Mary and Steve. Another Ken Willard "great plane": PAGEBOY, ID: oz358 [more pics 003-009]. Electric version, powered by a AD-C5 micro outrunner (4.6 g and 3700Kv), 4 x 2, 5 prop, 6 Amp ESC and Lipo 2S 450 mAh. A very fun model, able...
JesusAbellan : Pageboy : 14/02/2018

Here's a picture of my Dakota C-47 that I built about 20 years ago from Paris White plans [more pics 005]. Power was a pair of OS .40's. Flew it for about 5-6 seasons without any mishaps. Flew very well on one engine out.
BobSealy_Tennessee : Douglas DC-3 : 14/02/2018

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Latest Site Updates

17/02/2018 : PlanID=9577 : Mandrake by Jeremy Collins from Radio Modeller : Added complete article, thanks to JeremyCollins.

16/02/2018 : PlanID=3519 : Monocoupe by Jim Kostecky from Flying Models : Complete article added, thanks to RFJ.

15/02/2018 : General News : I've just added a new Viewpoint article, The Perfect First Flight, thanks to Rich Moss.

15/02/2018 : PlanID=1257 : FW 190 by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Added paint colour scheme and box art pic, thanks to NicholasTucker.

15/02/2018 : PlanID=4673 : A-26 Invader by Clair Sieverling from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.

15/02/2018 : PlanID=1429 : Roaring 20 by Ken Willard from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.

15/02/2018 : PlanID=7422 : Twins Special by Charles Fitzpatrick, Mike Fitzpatrick from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to theshadow.

12/02/2018 : PlanID=6560 : Rodeo by PH Firman from RCMplans : Added additional article from RCM&E October 1973, thanks to RFJ.

12/02/2018 : PlanID=872 : Omega by Geoff Moss from Model Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

12/02/2018 : PlanID=9792 : Lucky Lady by KA Day from Model Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

12/02/2018 : PlanID=1904 : Epee by Marcus Norman from Aeromodeller Annual : Added article from RCM&E December 1972, thanks to RFJ.

12/02/2018 : PlanID=9781 : Astrostar by Terry Thorkildsen : Article added, thanks to Pit.

11/02/2018 : PlanID=1411 : PAA Payload Winner by Herbert Kothe from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from fullsize) thanks to dfritzke.

09/02/2018 : PlanID=9780 : Focke-Wulf Fw183 by John Rutter from Aviation Modeller International : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

TR-260 - Terry Moore - 71in Scale IC R/C
Zlin 226 - Frank Warburton - 51in IC C/L
Big Batrick - Geoff Andriessen - 39in Glider...
Harfang - Charles Guerre - 31in Rubber F/F
Moray Monster - Don McGovern - 72in IC R/C
Tourist - 28in CO2 F/F
Martin B-10 - 35in Scale Rubber F/F
Bristol Scout C - Mike Roach - 29in Scale...
Foka A1 - Stan Zurad - 50in Glider F/F
Curtiss XP-55 Ascender - 40in Scale IC Rubber...
Laird-Turner Meteor - Vincent J Foresta - 50in...
Magic - Hanno Prettner - 65in IC R/C
Leningradec - Rene Jossien - 13in Scale Rubber...
Partenavia P.68C Victor - 52in Scale IC R/C
Missel Thrush - EJ Riding - 42in Scale IC F/F
Lucky Lady - KA Day - 33in IC C/L
Leningradec - J Fara - 40in Scale IC C/L
Mako Monster - Don McGovern - 76in IC R/C
Arrow 100 - Ian Dowsett - 24in Jetex F/F
Bombardier CL-415 Super Scooper - Mike Roach -...
Piper Cub Special PA-11 - Bob Aberle - 30in...
Colibri MB-2 - Franz Meier - 71in Scale IC R/C
JN-4 Jenny - Jim Davis - 34in Scale Rubber F/F
Delta - J Fara - 30in IC C/L
A.Z.14 - Ecole Arseni - 24in Rubber F/F
Hatchet - Alec Gee, Steve Bevan - 19in IC C/L
Astrostar - Terry Thorkildsen - 67in IC F/F
Focke-Wulf Fw183 - John Rutter - 35in Scale...
Etrich E.VIII Taube Limousine - Zdenek Raska -...
Ebenezer D-7 - John Watters - 21in IC F/F
Fun Hawk - Dave Chinery - 36in Electric R/C
No Frills - Peter Watson - 52in IC F/F
Modus - Frank White - 96in Glider R/C
Curlew - KWS Turner - 46in Glider F/F
Sopwith Triplane - Mike Roach - 36in Scale IC...
Sprat - FEJ White - 21in Rubber F/F
No Name Glider - Unknown - 79in Glider F/F
Kadre - Peter Capon - 35in Rubber F/F
GB-2 - HS Sayers - 48in Rubber F/F
Two Feet - Peter Tipping - 24in Glider R/C
Tutor - Don Prentice - 70in IC R/C
Bambi - Harry Montgomery - 56in IC R/C
Starbuster - Sal Taibi - 48in IC F/F
Airco DH2 - Mike Roach - 38in Scale Electric...
Bede 4 - J Fara - 31in Scale IC C/L
Veedoo - Henry Struck - 58in IC R/C
Liquidator - Frank Dowling - 32in IC C/L
BE2c - David Hurrell - 74in Scale IC R/C
Zippy Sport - Floyd Manly - 60in Scale IC R/C
Carousel - Charles Mackey - 54in IC C/L

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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).

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.

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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



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:



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