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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 firstname.lastname@example.org We're starting with 'My First R/C', thanks to DougSmith ...more
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In the all time ranking for "rubber powered (non) flying bricks" the Comet's Super X Speed Construction series is first place! Very sturdy with geodetic wing ribs, but the cardboard tube and full balsa former makes the aircraft overweight....
Pit : Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark : 21/10/2017
Many thanks to pit for confirming this is from Nov 67 MAN. Does anyone have the article for this one?
SteveWMD : DH 85 Leopard Moth : 21/10/2017
Doh. Have added the missing printwood file now.
SteveWMD : de Havilland Tiger Moth : 20/10/2017
Here a few pictures of my completed Comet P-40 Super Star [more pics 004-006]. The model was built in 2003 as an .049 powered Radio Control model. On a hot summer's day here at 2500ft in Idaho, the .049 engine would sometimes only get the...
MikeH : Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark : 20/10/2017
Here are some photos of the Fubar 36 that I built [model photo & more pics 003, 004].
WalterK : Fubar 36 : 20/10/2017
Looking at this plan, the similarity to the Keilkraft Playboy is astonishing. That suggests a project for the coming winter - build both of them and see how they compare, performance-wise.
AnthonyB : Bambi : 19/10/2017
Anon, the solution is in in R/CLibrary where Mary published 3 fine Air Trails reprints from 1979. Look at page 87 of Classic Flying Models - Summer 1979.
Pit : Rumpler Taube : 18/10/2017
I saw the SKY SKOOTER today on your website. I have built two of this nice model. The first 1963 from a Veron kit and single RC operated, motor was OS.09 (pet). This was one of my first RCs #4 and I learned to fly RC with this good model....
OweCarlson : Sky Skooter : 18/10/2017
Where is the center of gravity or point of balance located?
anon : Rumpler Taube : 18/10/2017
I have scanned a 3 part article from the FMT Magazin 07/94 - 11/94 (Scale Documentation with the Parts List) for the beautiful Christen Eagle I + II Scale Biplane (Pavel Fencel) Plan ID. oz 6164 [see supplementary file]. This Plan (4...
Axel_VPF : Christen Eagle : 17/10/2017
I have scanned a 2 part article from the FMT Magazin 10/94 + 11/94 (German Instruction with Scale Documentation) for the beautiful Zlin 125 Sohaj Glider (J.Petran) Plan ID. oz 3279 [see supplementary file]. This plan (2 parts) was also in...
Axel_VPF : Z-125 Sohaj 2 : 14/10/2017
Just found this for the rib sections for KK Gaucho:
20/10/2017 : PlanID=9332 : Horizon by Ray Malmstrom from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ &JMP.
20/10/2017 : PlanID=5087 : Lake Buccaneer by David A Ramsey from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=29 : de Havilland Tiger Moth by Vito M Garofalo from Tern Aero : Added scanned printwood sheets, thanks to AxelN. Note this is actually taken from the Hi-Flier Kit #107 Tiger Moth.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=7136 : Poacher by Don Chancey from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=9304 : Pilatus Porter by Bernie Huber from FMT : Added English version of article, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=2134 : Porterfield Collegiate by Vito M Garofalo from Tern Aero : Added scan of printwood sheets, thanks to AxelN. Note this is actually taken from the Hi-Flier kit #105.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=9331 : Curtiss P-40E Tiger Shark from Comet : Added printwood files (scanned parts), also decals and canopy details, thanks to MikeH.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=1288 : F-86D Sabre by Franz Meier from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=5344 : Morane Saulnier Parasol by Nick Ziroli from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
18/10/2017 : PlanID=4765 : Grumman F8F Bearcat by Nick Ziroli from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.
17/10/2017 : PlanID=1631 : American Zipper by Walter Kahn from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, now also stitched onto single sheet, thanks to rchopper56.
17/10/2017 : PlanID=6164 : Christen Eagle by Pavel Fencl : Added article from German magazine 'FMT', thanks to Axel_VPF.
17/10/2017 : PlanID=7919 : Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser by Bill Dunwoody from Sky-Scrapers : Added article (Flying Models, June/July 1964), thanks to RFJ.
17/10/2017 : PlanID=1603 : Fairchild PT-19 by Gene Rogers from Flying Models : Added complete article, thanks to RFJ.
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