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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 email@example.com ...more
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This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
Photos of completed Airsail Chipmunk model were found online at http://www.angelfire.com/alt/extravaganza/chippy.html
SteveWMD : DHC-1 Chipmunk : 20/06/2018
Please check the formers. Starting with number 5 they are larger than the cross section of the fuse.
anon : Classic Ugly Stik : 19/06/2018
Hurray! RFJ has found the article. See supplementary file.
Mary : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog : 18/06/2018
Bill kindly sent us a link to his build log on RCGroups: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3005659-ZEPHYR-52-Inch-HLG.
Mary : Zephyr : 18/06/2018
Added fab model photo, thanks to PatOD.
Mary : Basic Trainer : 18/06/2018
Added two great photos of the completed model, thanks to Russell Christensen [more pics 003, 004].
Mary : Thunderstreak : 18/06/2018
Here are some pictures of my model McCan-ard, Plan ID=4833 (with somemodifications to RC) [more pics 008, 009] and 2 minutes of film
Can anyone help Anthony?
Mary : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog : 18/06/2018
I like the plan you have for a Cessna Bird Dog which appeared in the April 1995 edition of RCM magazine. Would you know of any contributors who may have the magazine article ?
Anthony : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog : 18/06/2018
I've just completed an Avro Avian using Tom Decker's plans on this site. I based mine on Bert Hinkler's Avian currently hanging in the foyer of the Queensland Museum in Brisbane Australia. Attached are a couple of photos of the model you...
GeoffCollins : Avro Avian : 18/06/2018
The plan for Lazy Bee had no image, but here come some from my #132 Lazy Bee built 2012/Nov [model photo & more pics 003-006]. It was built of Depron 3&6 mm sheets, frames by ply and balsa, spars by spruce & balsa. Some datas: span 40"...
OweCarlson_Sweden : Lazy Bee Sport : 18/06/2018
19/06/2018 : PlanID=6112 : Liberty Sport by Dick Graham from Sig : Replaced this planfile with a much clearer, complete plan that includes both sheets, (scanned from fullsize) thanks to Maarten.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=5905 : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog by Bob Rich from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to RFJ. It was found online and, as RFJ puts it, "It's a pretty poor scan but better than nothing."
18/06/2018 : PlanID=4906 : Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair from Royal Marutaka : Added kit review from R/C Scale International, July/August 1997, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=3269 : Waco YMF-3 by Mort Tanger from Pica : Added kit review from R/C Scale International, November/December 1998, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=10061 : Bell P-39 Airacobra by Ernest J LeClair from Top Flite : Added kit review from R/C Scale International, November/December 2000, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=5077 : Vicomte 1915 from Svenson : Added kit review from Aviation Modeller, July 1996, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=5771 : Ridge Runt by John Lupperger from Hobby Shack : Added kit review from Aviation Modeller International, April 1996, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=8892 : Isis by Alex Houlberg from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to Skippy.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=6408 : Bobcat by Bob Martin from Bob Martin RC Models : Added construction manual, thanks to Geoffo.
15/06/2018 : PlanID=10161 : Spectrum III by Jim Casale from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
13/06/2018 : PlanID=10112 : Mohawk Pinto by Hurst Bowers from MRA : Added article translated into English, thanks to Yannick.
11/06/2018 : PlanID=10145 : Hurricane by Jack Sheeks from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
11/06/2018 : PlanID=8529 : Flying Aces Moth by Herb Spatz from Flying Aces : Added propellor blank drawing (from Flying Models, Mar 1993), thanks to IvanRuchesi.
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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:
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VinPlanDex is is an exhaustive and complete index of every plan that has ever been posted on the Vintage & Old-Timer Plans thread.
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That link again: VinPlanDex