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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 10,000 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

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 admin@outerzone.co.uk ...more

Blog

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Visit our sister site www.rclibrary.co.uk for free vintage books, magazines and catalogues. It's basically Outerzone, but for whole books.

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Hep Cat - 11014Hep Cat
Rubber F/F
30in span
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MC-39 - 11013MC-39
Glider F/F
132in span
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Moon Dancer - 11012Moon Dancer
IC R/C
33in span
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Humming Bird - 11011Humming Bird
Rubber F/F
14in span
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Baby Birdie - 11010Baby Birdie
IC R/C
36in span
Plan Details
 
Bim-Bam - 11009Bim-Bam
Rubber F/F
32in span
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Fizzle Quick - 11008Fizzle Quick
Jetex F/F
24in span
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GLA - 11007GLA
IC R/C
59in span
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Hymax - 11006Hymax
IC R/C
65in span
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Bellanca Skyrocket - 11005Bellanca Skyrocket
Scale IC C/L
35in span
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Faux-Num - 11004Faux-Num
Electric R/C
32in span
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Snowflake - 11003Snowflake
Jetex F/F
16in span
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Latest Comments

Thanks
PaulR : Pilatus PC-9 : 25/03/2019

More photos: Bf 109 built from the Warbirds plan, OZ7023, converted to electric [more pics 006-008].
AdamEdwards : Warbirds : 25/03/2019

More photos of what I've been building from your fine site. Once again converted to electric: the Shrike 10, OZ10519 [more pics 004-006].
AdamEdwards : Shrike 10 : 25/03/2019

Bonjour, Quelqu'un vient de me signaler que l'un de mes modeles figure en telechargement sur votre site. Surprise... ;) Bons vols!"Hello - someone has just pointed out to me that one of my plans is available for download on your site....
BernardMunoz : Empirix 1 and 2 : 25/03/2019

A couple of photos of a recently completed Veron Goblin from your OZ 3861 plan [model photo & more pics 003]. Test glides in the garden look good, waiting for the mutton to be removed from the meadow for test fights.
TrevorT : Goblin : 25/03/2019

Today I saw my Airknocker on Photo Gallery, and this week I have made a trunk to make it easy to transport it to the flying field. I had to cut the wing in two halves which was not so easy but with a metal sawblade it went OK. A beam of...
OweCarlson_Sweden : Airknocker : 25/03/2019

Thanks Steve; that's a big help. The propeller block dimensions are shown at the bottom of the second page that you added.
Simon Blake : Streak : 23/03/2019

Hi Anon, the wings are aligned, and held at the right angle and dihedral, by the steel piano wires in the brass tubes. The small magnets are simply to hold the two wings touching each-other, and stop them from separating and sliding off...
VinceDay : Avro Avian : 23/03/2019

The magnets do the job very well, but if it bothers you you could doubled up. As long as the magnet are touching or are very close you should have no problems using what is shown.
Tom Decker : Avro Avian : 23/03/2019

Hi Alan, this plan and instructions are from a Great Planes pre-cut kit, and so the plan doesn't have to show all the formers - as they are already cut-out. The dimensions of the missing ones can be derived from the fuselage top and side...
VinceDay : Slow Poke 40 : 23/03/2019

Are there any outlines for formers F2, F3, F5 and wing W2? I was also looking for any dihedral details. I may have missed all the above. Thanks
Alan : Slow Poke 40 : 23/03/2019

Hi Steve, If you want to thicken the plot, I just measured the Skyraider plan in the Model Builder 72 Nov mag using the scale bar and the wingspan I get is 28", not the 26" Walt writes in the article! All I can assume is that Mr Mooney was...
Miguel : Douglas AD-4B Skyraider : 22/03/2019

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Latest Site Updates

24/03/2019 : PlanID=8485 : Slow Poke 40 by Rob Talbot-Jones, MikeCross from Great Planes : Added complete formers file, thanks to AlanSinclair. Shows all die-cut sheet parts.

23/03/2019 : PlanID=10994 : Streak by Ted Just from Model Airplane News : Added a further 3rd missing page of drawings (many thanks to Pit) to the article_2 file. This shows full size parts.

23/03/2019 : PlanID=2145 : Little Freak 27 by Dale Root from Air Trails Annual : Replaced this plan with a cleaner version (removed noise and creases), thanks to Pilgrim.

23/03/2019 : PlanID=8730 : Joisey Hoister by Ted Grzesczak from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

22/03/2019 : PlanID=2145 : Little Freak 27 by Dale Root from Air Trails Annual : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

20/03/2019 : PlanID=10852 : DG-67 by Guilio Dorio from FMT : Replaced this plan with a version that shows both FF and RC model, thanks to KaoruKiyose, rchopper56.

20/03/2019 : PlanID=10721 : Simple Ultimate by Fred Reese from Ace RC : Added 'Faux' plan drawing, thanks to JeffGreen.

19/03/2019 : PlanID=10958 : Big Fry by Ron Prentice from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

19/03/2019 : PlanID=9023 : Little Arrow by Mike Roach from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

18/03/2019 : PlanID=9253 : Oddie 94 by Michael Barton from AMI : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

18/03/2019 : PlanID=10974 : Iago by Eric Marsden from AMI : Added article, thanks to theshadow.

17/03/2019 : PlanID=10985 : Quiver by W John Wheater from Radio Modeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

16/03/2019 : PlanID=10984 : Phizz Bird by Caldwell Johnson from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

15/03/2019 : PlanID=10980 : Jetwing by Bill Dean from Model Planes Annual : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Hep Cat - John Barker - 30in Rubber F/F
MC-39 - Claudio Macera - 132in Glider F/F
Moon Dancer - Peter Miller - 33in IC R/C
Humming Bird - Unknown - 14in Rubber F/F
Baby Birdie - Larry Jolly - 36in IC R/C
Bim-Bam - RJ Coles - 32in Rubber F/F
Fizzle Quick - Ian Dowsett - 24in Jetex F/F
GLA - Joe Bridi - 59in IC R/C
Hymax - Mark Miller - 65in IC R/C
Bellanca Skyrocket - Walt Musciano - 35in Scale...
Faux-Num - Jeff Green - 32in Electric R/C
Snowflake - Ron Armstrong - 16in Jetex F/F
Arnhem Glider - Aeromodeller Research Dept -...
De Havilland Puss Moth - Tom Charlsworth - 51in...
Voltimer - Claus Maikis - 46in Electric C/L
X-AC-5 - OFW Fisher - 32in IC F/F
Irregon - F Crosby - 41in IC R/C
Lightweight - Mick Farthing - 30in Rubber F/F
Cassutt - Frank Beatty - 30in Scale IC C/L
Miss Crescent City - Allen Wiltz - 50in IC R/C
Streak - Ted Just - 56in Rubber F/F
Bristol Fighter - Unknown - 30in Scale Rubber...
Red Rumpus - GW Harris - 47in Rubber F/F
Thunder King - Peter Gilbert - 136in Glider F/F
Cloud Chopper II - Bob Meuser - 70in IC F/F
Bostonian Bipe - Peter Rake - 14in Electric R/C
Falcon III - 56in IC R/C
Elite Nippy - 30in Rubber F/F
Polo - J Cerny - 63in IC R/C
Quiver - W John Wheater - 45in IC R/C
Phizz Bird - Caldwell Johnson - 32in CO2 F/F
Bristol Brownie - Bill Hannan - 24in Rubber F/F
Extra 300 90 - 68in Scale IC R/C
Helio Super Courier - Lubomir Koutny - 13in...
Jetwing - Bill Dean - 19in Jetex F/F
Stahlwerk - Peter Rake - 21in Scale Electric...
Petit Pete - Bernard Peck - 16in IC C/L
Extra 300S 60 - N Liptak, M Cross - 64in Scale...
Zipper - Ira Pepperell - 48in IC F/F
F-86 Sabre - S Cal Smith, Frank Lashek - 41in...
Iago - Eric Marsden - 36in IC CO2 Electric F/F
Elfe - Serge Henry - 59in Electric Glider R/C
Miss World's Fair - Walt Musciano, Howard...
Lazy Kitten - Harry Gilkes - 72in Glider R/C
Protege - Dave Patrick - 72in IC R/C
Wolverene - HC Quek - 40in IC C/L
Stallion - HC Quek - 39in IC C/L
High Powered Gnat - Richard Rioux - 5in Rubber...
Super Sky Lancer - Edward Harp, Joseph Nedela -...
Fun Scale Spitfire - 56in Scale IC R/C

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Vinplandex

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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.

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