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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.

AeroModeller 1937/09 September - click to view RCLibrary page Model Builder 1973/12 December - click to view RCLibrary page RCM 1974/03 March - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Aquarius - 9109Aquarius
IC C/L
30in span
Plan Details
 
X5 Wakefield - 9108X5 Wakefield
Rubber F/F
44in span
Plan Details
 
MiG-3 - 9107MiG-3
Scale Rubber F/F
18in span
Plan Details
 
Trainer - 9106Trainer
IC F/F
61in span
Plan Details
 
Piper Cub L4 - 9105Piper Cub L4
Scale IC Rubber F/F
33in span
Plan Details
 
Mutant - 9104Mutant
Glider F/F
48in span
Plan Details
 
T-34 - 9103T-34
IC F/F
63in span
Plan Details
 
Near Miss - 9102Near Miss
IC F/F
64in span
Plan Details
 
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
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Latest Comments

Dear Sirs, I found the plan of the "Long Cabin" at Outerzone two years ago and decided to build this nice model. Enclosed, you will find some pictures of the result [more pics 003-008]. Perhaps they are interesting for your gallery!?...
Holger : Long Cabin : 23/08/2017

Hi Steve and Mary greetings again, I send the photo of my Butterfly built some time ago [more pics 003, 004]. This plane flies fantastic and is an excellent trainer. It's covered in Koverall dope and paint. Greetings from Bogota Colombia.
CarlosAB : Butterfly : 23/08/2017

A few pictures of my Oly 99, scratch built, electric [more pics 004-007].
JimS : Olympic 99 : 22/08/2017

Photo of completed Fly-Boy was found online at https://extreme3d.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/24-balsa-flavoured-wings/
SteveWMD : Fly-Boy : 21/08/2017

Hi - I just wanted to add a bit of info about the Fly-Boy as I learned to fly with one of these in the mid-nineties, flying it probably around a thousand times if not more. I also flew two others. Mine was powered by an OS.15 which was...
PeteT : Fly-Boy : 21/08/2017

Had the best time building this one. Here are some photos [more pics 003, 004].
TonyM : 1911 Caudron : 21/08/2017

Added Super Ringmaster artwork, found online by dfritzke [more pics 006].
Mary : Super Ringmaster : 21/08/2017

Not the usual newly completed pristine models, but well used surviving veterans of 1/2 A combat with battle scars [more pics 003].
EdShearer : Baby Flite Streak : 21/08/2017

Two photos for Super Ringmaster [more pics 004, 005].
EdShearer : Super Ringmaster : 21/08/2017

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

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Latest Site Updates

23/08/2017 : PlanID=57 : Nicholas-Beazley NB-8G by Al Wolsky from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

23/08/2017 : PlanID=4360 : Bellanca Scout by Larry Kruse from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

22/08/2017 : PlanID=1655 : SIPA 200 Minijet by Brian Lewis from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

22/08/2017 : PlanID=6448 : Fifteen by Alec Burns from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

22/08/2017 : PlanID=9104 : Mutant by WP Woodrow from Model Aircraft : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

22/08/2017 : PlanID=491 : Juno by Bill Werwage from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

21/08/2017 : PlanID=9092 : Hump and Bump by Paul Strengell from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

21/08/2017 : PlanID=9020 : Mo-Jo by Ed Simpson from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

21/08/2017 : PlanID=9100 : Piper Tri-Pacer by A Warren from Model Aircraft : Article added, thanks to Gerrit.

21/08/2017 : PlanID=9097 : Juggler by C Bates from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to Pit.

21/08/2017 : PlanID=9096 : Never Forget by John Pool from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to Pit.

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.

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Latest Plans text listing

Aquarius - Brian Turner - 30in IC C/L
X5 Wakefield - Eliseo Scotto - 44in Rubber F/F
MiG-3 - Pres Bruning - 18in Scale Rubber F/F
Trainer - Dave Clarkson - 61in IC F/F
Piper Cub L4 - Unknown - 33in Scale IC Rubber...
Mutant - WP Woodrow - 48in Glider F/F
T-34 - Dave Hipperson - 63in IC F/F
Near Miss - AR Collinson, Vic Jays - 64in IC...
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

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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.

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

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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, 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

 

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