Total plans: 9,835
Since 2011 we've been collecting and sharing free vintage and old-timer plans at Outerzone. Thanks to you, there are now over 9,000 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 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ...more
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This is a random selection of just 4 of the photos you sent us. Click here to see the full Gallery
I have recently restored an old (very old) New Ruler for a mate to fly [more pics 007-012]. I love this design. Very whimsical with that impractical cockpit detail but really nice lines. We flew it this past weekend and it was delightful...
AllanKnox : New Ruler : 23/06/2018
I've attached a few photos of my recently completed Super Kaos Junior [more pics 006-009]. In honor of the United States Fourth of July holiday, I've chosen a red white and blue scheme. Thanks for all you do.
LarryWelle : Super Kaos Jr : 23/06/2018
Added photo of a lovely completed model, thanks to DougKittle [more pics 008].
Mary : Quaker Flash : 23/06/2018
Attached is a photo of my "Not For Sale" that I built from plans downloaded from your site [more pics 005]. Power is a Irvine .40 glow engine. Great flying airplane.
EricP : Notforsale : 23/06/2018
Hello, I have a photo of my Midwest Lil Tri Squire I built from Outerzone plans [more pics 003]. This isn't my first Outerzone plan model and I'm sure it will not be the last. Thanks for publishing these plans.
JimWalton : Lil Tri-Squire : 23/06/2018
I'm sending you a photo that I just found inside a drawer in my parents' house... It is a picture of a Sterling Cirrus (planID: oz2869) that I built in 1978/1979 [more pics 004]. Even if the image's quality is bad, it may be of interest,...
Raffaello : Cirrus : 23/06/2018
Added box photo, thanks to EdShearer [more pics 006].
Mary : Vultee Vengeance : 23/06/2018
Added photo of box art, thanks to EdShearer [more pics 003]. I've also decided to use it as the model photo until something better turns up.
Mary : Republic P-47 Thunderbolt : 23/06/2018
Here's a pic of the Smoothie I just made [more pics 005]. It is a dream to fly. Evolution 36 power. 100% built to the drawing, except I added the foam wheel pants.
PatOD : Smoothie : 23/06/2018
I had these files in my collection for the Sig Liberty Sport (oz6112) [supp. file & more pics 005, 006]. The instruction manual PDF for this kit is kind of rare, it's not listed or comes up on Google search & such places and to be honest,...
JeffGreen_LasVegas : Liberty Sport : 23/06/2018
Here is a pic of the inside of the box of an Aamco "A-Ray" kit which I saw at a "brocante" i.e. jumble sale in the street in Vichy, France a few days ago. At 60 euros (about $80) it was too expensive for me so I came away with just the...
NicholasTucker : A-Ray : 22/06/2018
23/06/2018 : PlanID=6021 : Super Hots 60 by Dan Santich from Midwest : Added kit review from R/C Model World, June 1989, thanks to RFJ.
23/06/2018 : PlanID=4581 : Hots by Dan Santich from Midwest : Added kit review from R/C Model World, September 1988, thanks to RFJ.
23/06/2018 : PlanID=7537 : Skybolt by Claude McCullough from SIG : Added build manual, thanks to GT.
23/06/2018 : PlanID=6112 : Liberty Sport by Dick Graham from Sig : Added kit instruction manual, thanks to Jeff Green.
22/06/2018 : PlanID=6303 : RAF BE2e by Roy Scott from RCMplans : Added supplement copy of the same plan, but split into 4 parts for easier printing.
19/06/2018 : PlanID=6112 : Liberty Sport by Dick Graham from Sig : Replaced this planfile with a much clearer, complete plan that includes both sheets, (scanned from fullsize) thanks to Maarten.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=5905 : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog by Bob Rich from RCMplans : Added article, thanks to RFJ. It was found online and, as RFJ puts it, "It's a pretty poor scan but better than nothing."
18/06/2018 : PlanID=4906 : Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair from Royal Marutaka : Added kit review from R/C Scale International, July/August 1997, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=3269 : Waco YMF-3 by Mort Tanger from Pica : Added kit review from R/C Scale International, November/December 1998, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=10061 : Bell P-39 Airacobra by Ernest J LeClair from Top Flite : Added kit review from R/C Scale International, November/December 2000, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=5077 : Vicomte 1915 from Svenson : Added kit review from Aviation Modeller, July 1996, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=5771 : Ridge Runt by John Lupperger from Hobby Shack : Added kit review from Aviation Modeller International, April 1996, thanks to RFJ.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=8892 : Isis by Alex Houlberg from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to Skippy.
18/06/2018 : PlanID=6408 : Bobcat by Bob Martin from Bob Martin RC Models : Added construction manual, thanks to Geoffo.
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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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That link again: www.rclibrary.co.uk
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