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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 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 - 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 email@example.com ...more
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Got it, thanks.
SteveWMD : Blackbird : 15/10/2018
Full article can be found here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21589222&postcount=9735. My dad and I built one of these when I was a kid.
EboPete : Blackbird : 14/10/2018
There you go Paul, Gene has drawn it out for you :)
SteveWMD : Wild Child : 14/10/2018
Um no, all the quoted text was lifted from the plan file. Anyone got the full article?
SteveWMD : Blackbird : 14/10/2018
I just realised that the quote below the plan includes some text which isn't in the plan file, so somebody must have the complete article.
Gregg : Blackbird : 14/10/2018
Steve & Mary, out of 91 plans for chuck gliders this is the only one based on one of God's flying creatures, thanks to Paul Del Gatto. I really appreciate Brner for uploading it, but I just wish that it included the whole article because...
Gregg : Blackbird : 14/10/2018
Our club used to race Skooter II's. We'd cut out our own kits. (I think this was when they weren't distributed any more.) If memory serves, the airfoil is a NACA 015. We were using K&B Sportster 20's, which was a mistake, because only one...
Lincoln : Skooter II : 13/10/2018
Does anyone have the dihedral settings for this plan? I can't see any indication on the plan. Thanks.
PaulC : Wild Child : 13/10/2018
Added a third Voyager pic from Gunter [more pics 005].
Mary : Voyager 60 : 11/10/2018
A Voyager picture [more pics 004]. The model is from my friend Michael Binner and a picture (1988) where I can be seen with me and the model of Piotr.
Gunter : Voyager 60 : 11/10/2018
I asked Detlef if he knew why RCME magazine used the name Raab. His reply: "I can not explain why the wrong name was used. Maybe through the "R" in RW-3. Both designers, Fritz Raab and Hanno Fischer, designed the first glider respectively...
Mary : Raab RW3A Multoplane : 11/10/2018
15/10/2018 : PlanID=4472 : Focke Wulf FW 190 by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Added supplementary 'photos' file, thanks to GuyColeman.
15/10/2018 : PlanID=5789 : Blackbird by Paul Del Gatto from Model Airplane News : Added article (complete) thanks to JohnAV8R, EboPete.
14/10/2018 : PlanID=1601 : Lil Beau Bipe by Bill Northrop from American Modeler : Added article, thanks to hlsat, from HPA site.
14/10/2018 : PlanID=1357 : Wild Child by Bill Northrop from RCMplans : Added dihedral drawing, thanks to rchopper56.
13/10/2018 : PlanID=8412 : Mini Phase by Chris Foss from Micro Mold : Added kit review from RM, Nov 1974, thanks to RFJ.
12/10/2018 : PlanID=5306 : RCM Trainer by Joe Bridi from RCMplans : Added PDFvector plan tracing and CAD files, thanks to AlanSinclair.
12/10/2018 : PlanID=7802 : Trainer 60 by Joe Bridi from Great Planes : Added PDFvector plan tracing and CAD files, thanks to AlanSinclair.
11/10/2018 : PlanID=7429 : Whiplash by WHC Taylor from Model Aircraft : Added article part 2 (from September 1951 MA) which details radio installation, thank to RFJ.
11/10/2018 : PlanID=4431 : Sky Skooter by Phil Smith from Veron : Added test report from Model Aircraft, November 1950, thanks to RFJ.
11/10/2018 : PlanID=10506 : Parat from Robbe : Replaced the review file with a clearer scan, thanks to Patrick.
11/10/2018 : PlanID=927 : Orion by Ed Kazmirski from Model Airplane News : Added article by Ed Kazmirski - "Updating the Orion" - from Grid Leaks March-April 1964, thanks to Pit.
10/10/2018 : PlanID=9502 : Rearwin Speedster by Edward Naudzius from Model Airplane News : Added article, thank to Pit.
10/10/2018 : PlanID=9501 : Planophore by Alphonse Penaud : Added article, thanks to RFJ.
09/10/2018 : PlanID=3273 : Elite No.1 by Ron Warring from Elite Model Aeroplane Supplies : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy thanks to DBHL, theshadow.
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