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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 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!
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 email@example.com We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more
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Added photo of the completed model, plus the Dogfight Duo together [more pics 003-005], thanks to ChrisK.
Mary : Focke-Wulf Fw 190D : 25/09/2017
I just finished the P-47 half of the Dogfight duo [more pics 004]. Here is a pic of the pair together [more pics 005, 006]. Both are converted to electric and 4 channels (rudder added). The P-47 build log can be found at:
Hello from Argentina. I can see the TOM has no pictures. I have a Hegi Catalog and I have scanned the pictures for you [model photo & more pics 004].
NorbertoStabile : Tom : 25/09/2017
I built a model of this from M.A.P. plans in 1964 and remember well the first flight. After adding four (imperial) pennies as noseweight for balance, a beautiful straight and very gentle descent of something like 100 feet was achieved even...
JohnT : Tandem Tutor T-31 : 25/09/2017
it does not has the formers
anon : QB Cessna-20 : 22/09/2017
See the article in model builder, dec 1989 page 36.
Pit : Zanzarone : 21/09/2017
Zanzarone (big mosquito) is nothing more than a Cadet Major from Bunch, plan marketed in Italy by Aviominima of Uberto Travagli. Aviominima marketed the "Zanzara" (mosquito) too, the equivalent of Cadet Junior by Bunch. See cadet jr on oz...
Pit : Zanzarone : 21/09/2017
It appears that the plan is incomplete. It only shows a plan view of the wing a diagram of the construction sequence.
TonyLeong : Ringmaster Junior : 21/09/2017
Got a few photos of my Ringmaster Junior, you are free to use if desired [more pics 005:start, 006:paint touched up, 007:repair completed].
ghostler : Ringmaster Junior : 20/09/2017
Here's a few photos of my Ringmaster with Testors McCoy .35 Red Head [more pics 008-011].
ghostler : Ringmaster S-1 : 20/09/2017
Hello, thought you may like to see my Waggler built from an Outerzone plan [more pics 003]. .4cc David Banks diesel powered. Two channel RC. Thanks for the plan.
RodMcKiggan : Waggler : 20/09/2017
Here are some images of "Lady Demoiselle" by S MacPherson [more pics 003-006]. She spans 28" (710 mm) and weighs ca 200g including a Lipo 3S 450mAh. I will change the wheels to those with spokes when I can find some in right size. Some...
OweCarlson : Demoiselle : 20/09/2017
25/09/2017 : PlanID=683 : Cessna 172 by Don McGovern from Berkeley : Added alternate scan, thanks to JJ.
25/09/2017 : PlanID=240 : Cessna 140 by SJ Graffeo from Berkeley : Added complete printwood scan, thanks to JJ.
25/09/2017 : PlanID=335 : Custom Cavalier 108 by Bill Effinger from Berkeley : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy at 400 dpi, thanks to JJ. Note this version is on 3 sheets.
25/09/2017 : PlanID=1609 : Bell XFL-1 Airabonita by Charles W Reeves from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JJ.
25/09/2017 : PlanID=9212 : Half-A Stick by Ted Bozanich,George Chabot from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke.
25/09/2017 : PlanID=9211 : Half-A Chaos by George Chabot, Ted Bozanich from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke.
25/09/2017 : PlanID=2108 : Tandem Tutor T-31 by John Wilson from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
25/09/2017 : PlanID=443 : Little Daddy by George Perryman from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
24/09/2017 : PlanID=2313 : Edgar Percival E.P.9 by G Woolls from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.
24/09/2017 : PlanID=691 : 23 Sportster by Bill Winter from Flying Models : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.
24/09/2017 : PlanID=9046 : Show-off by Chuck Cunningham from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.
23/09/2017 : PlanID=9209 : Styx by Pierre Marrot from RCME : Added alternate (maybe clearer) scan of the Styx design, as published in MAN April 1969, thanks to RFJ, Circlip.
21/09/2017 : PlanID=9224 : Meadow Skipper by David Champion from Radio Modeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
19/09/2017 : General News : Have started a new thread on RCGroups https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2959654-Outerzone-Plan-Restoring-Co-op-Thread#post38309035 as an experiment to see if it helps with working together online to restore and clean up old plans. Fell free to jump in, the more the merrier. Steve
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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, derickscott, dfritzke, erikjohnson, flyerflorio, haydon55, hogal, hkarlson, hlsat, jeffmac, jj, joefergusson, johnosullivan, 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
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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