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Latest Plans

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

Gavilan (oz13916) 1940 grey_line

Gavilan (oz13916)

September 1940 
20in span
Rubber F/F

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Heinkel He 100D (oz13915) by Andreas Neumann from FMT grey_line

Heinkel He 100D (oz13915)

by Andreas Neumann
from FMT
31in span
Scale IC R/C

Plan Details
Convair XP-81 (oz13914) by James Metzger from Model Airplane News 1963 grey_line

Convair XP-81 (oz13914)

by James Metzger
from Model Airplane News
April 1963 
29in span
Scale IC C/L

Plan Details
Defender Glider (oz13913) by Eric Ericson from Flying Aces 1943 grey_line

Defender Glider (oz13913)

by Eric Ericson
from Flying Aces
July 1943 
17in span
Glider F/F

Plan Details
Cloudbuster Bipe (oz13912) by Alfred Cleave from Flying Aces 1943 grey_line

Cloudbuster Bipe (oz13912)

by Alfred Cleave
from Flying Aces
August 1943 
19in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Uniliner (oz13911) by Aubrey Kochman from Air Trails 1951 grey_line

Uniliner (oz13911)

by Aubrey Kochman
from Air Trails
February 1951 
24in span
IC C/L

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Caudron M2 (oz13910) by Charlie Fite 2022 grey_line

Caudron M2 (oz13910)

by Charlie Fite
2022 
57in span
Scale Electric R/C

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Swinger (oz13909) by Frank Scott from Model Aviation 1977 grey_line

Swinger (oz13909)

by Frank Scott
from Model Aviation
December 1977 
19in span
IC C/L

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Fast (oz13908) by N Nakayama from OK Model Pilot grey_line

Fast (oz13908)

by N Nakayama
from OK Model Pilot
27in span
IC C/L

Plan Details
Flying Aces ROG Dart (oz13907) by Julius Unrath from Flying Aces 1934 grey_line

Flying Aces ROG Dart (oz13907)

by Julius Unrath
from Flying Aces
November 1934 
24in span
Rubber F/F

Plan Details
Pinocchio (oz13906) by Wolfgang Spies from FMT 1973 grey_line

Pinocchio (oz13906)

by Wolfgang Spies
from FMT
November 1973 
51in span
Glider R/C

Plan Details
Whistler (oz13905) from Australian Balsa grey_line

Whistler (oz13905)

from Australian Balsa
24in span
Glider F/F

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Model Photo Gallery

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Lanzo Record Breaker (oz427) from MarkThomas
Lanzo Record Breaker (oz427) from MarkThomas
Lanzo Record Breaker (oz427) from MarkThomas
Lanzo Record Breaker (oz427) from MarkThomas
Iambus II (oz4441) from KK_Iyer_India
Iambus II (oz4441) from KK_Iyer_India
Iambus II (oz4441) from KK_Iyer_India
Iambus II (oz4441) from KK_Iyer_India

Latest Comments

I picked up the original in the box today if you need any additional pictures.
Brynt : Pay Dirt : 28/06/2022

Hi from Australia. Recently completed my Ladybird Special. Here are some photos [010-012] you may like to add to the plan page. Thanks,
Bruce Jacques : Ladybird Special : 28/06/2022

Good afternoon, I used your plan as the basis for an electric conversion [main pic, 006] resized and structurally much modified to keep weight to a minimum, flying weight 2lb. Directional control is achieved using full span elevons and...
John Given : Grumman X-29A : 28/06/2022

Postal zip codes were established in 1963; there is an address "Bloomington, Ind 47401" in the parts sheet area of the plan--supporting Lincoln's comment about this plan being a later version. The font is also modern, not the kind that...
D A : Curtiss Robin : 28/06/2022

No. If we had any more, we would upload it here. That's how this site works. Does anyone out there have more on this one?
SteveWMD : Taylor Cub : 27/06/2022

The plan says Scale Flight Model is a predecessor of Comet. I only know them as providers of good quality replicas of old model airplane kits. They only went out of business a few years ago.
Lincoln : Curtiss Robin : 27/06/2022

Do you have the auxiliary page to this plan?
Rick young : Taylor Cub : 27/06/2022

Thanks Miguel! A quick mention and thanks must also go to one of my aeromodelling mates, Alan Collins, who took the last batch of photos including the inflight ones (no easy task!). Alan also intends to complete a Super...
Nick Ward : Super Duper Joy Stick : 27/06/2022

Hi Nick, it looks like you've built yourself a winner! Happy Landings :)
Miguel : Super Duper Joy Stick : 26/06/2022

Seeing your work alive and well 60 years down the river must be a fantastic feeling. Thank you very much, Mr. Grimmett!
Miguel : Black Ghost : 26/06/2022

I used the wing design in a Magnus effect kite and it flew well. I’ll definitely use the wing design in other models now.
John Wilson : Tumble Wing : 26/06/2022

This is my plan I did back in the late 1950's. Good to see it is still about and being used.
Mac Grimmett : Black Ghost : 26/06/2022

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Latest Site Updates

27/06/2022 : PlanID=5881 : Super Duper Joy Stick by Noel Rozelle from RCMplans : Added build log, thanks to Nick Ward.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=12581 : Zephir by Georg Friedrich from FMT : Added article, thanks to pikpak.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=2128 : Dummy Lifter by Bob Buragas from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=8618 : Lil Champ by Bob Masters from Model Airplane News : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to JJ.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=5897 : Lil Toad by AL Reuther from RCMplans : Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, thanks to JJ.

26/06/2022 : PlanID=13909 : Swinger from Wings Model Airplane : Added article, thanks to Pit.

24/06/2022 : PlanID=13906 : Pinocchio from FMT : Added article, thanks to tiptipflyer.

24/06/2022 : PlanID=12693 : SE5a by Duncan Hutson from Duncan Hutson Models : Added kit instructions, thanks to Andrew Ray.

24/06/2022 : PlanID=1314 : Flipper by Vic Smeed from RCME : Added later article from RCM&E, March 1986, thanks to RFJ.

23/06/2022 : General News : Have added a couple of new pages to the main menu. Under 'Browse' there are 2 new links to: by Designer and: by Publisher. These are currently under test, a bit untidy, but might be useful right now, especially if you are interested in listing out the Top 100 (by total plans) here on Outerzone.

22/06/2022 : PlanID=13522 : Ekko from RCME : Added further article, from American Aircraft Modeler, March 1971, thanks to RFJ.

22/06/2022 : PlanID=13898 : Skydancer from Estes : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

21/06/2022 : PlanID=3545 : Go-Hi VI by C Christianson from Model Aircraft : Added article, thanks to Aeronorm.

21/06/2022 : PlanID=3440 : Petrol Duration Model by Ray Monks from Model Aircraft : Added article, thanks to Aeronorm.

...more updates

Latest Plans text listing

Gavilan - 20in Rubber F/F
Heinkel He 100D - 31in Scale IC R/C
Convair XP-81 - 29in Scale IC C/L
Defender Glider - 17in Glider F/F
Cloudbuster Bipe - 19in Rubber F/F
Uniliner - 24in IC C/L
Caudron M2 - 57in Scale Electric R/C
Swinger - 19in IC C/L
Fast - 27in IC C/L
Flying Aces ROG Dart - 24in Rubber F/F
Pinocchio - 51in Glider R/C
Whistler - 24in Glider F/F
AT-6 Texan - 69in Scale IC R/C
Windmill - 49in IC R/C
Chad 20 - 20in Rubber F/F RTP
Klotznorutski IC C/L
General Dynamics F-16 - 9in Scale Glider F/F
Bluebird and Hawk - 54in Glider R/C
Skydancer - 44in Jetex R/C
Rutan Quickie - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Little Stinker - 16in Scale IC C/L
T6 Texan - 36in Scale IC C/L
Fun Fighter 60 - 65in IC R/C
DeHavilland DH 29 - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Pfalz D III - 23in Scale Rubber F/F
Mitsubishi F1M2 Pete - 13in Scale Rubber F/F
Rara Avis - 54in IC R/C
Heinkel He 162 Scale IC R/C
Warbler - 3.5 cc Engine Diesel
Kestrel 2m - 79in Glider R/C
EDO Floats - 51in
Holy Smoke 40 - 36in IC R/C
Gimlet - 41in IC R/C
Bumbled Bee - 17in Rubber F/F
Mini-Buster - 19in IC C/L
Nesmith Cougar - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
AT-6/Harvard Mailbox - 28in
Howard Mike - 21in Scale Rubber F/F
Slingshot Thunderbird - 10in Scale Glider F/F
Slope Rhino - 36in Glider F/F
My Coupe - 36in Rubber F/F
Dornier Do 335 - 36in Scale Rubber F/F
Whoopee - 10in CO2 Electric F/F
Baby Me 109 - 17in Scale Electric R/C
Kittyhawk - 54in Scale IC C/L
Twiggy - 14in Rubber F/F
Plain Jamaica Plane - 16in Rubber F/F
Kiwi Piecemaker - 42in IC R/C
Soarer - 78in Glider R/C
Pterodactyl - 64in Glider R/C

...more plans

 
 

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