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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!


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 ...more


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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Pronto - 9710Pronto
56in span
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Whirl-Bird - 9709Whirl-Bird
26in span
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Waco CG-4A - 9708Waco CG-4A
Glider F/F
52in span
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English Electric Lightning - 9707English Electric Lightning
25in span
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Foot Racer - 9706Foot Racer
69in span
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Martin Baker MB-5 - 9705Martin Baker MB-5
26in span
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Tan-Giro - 9704Tan-Giro
28in span
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Jaunty Alouette - 9703Jaunty Alouette
30in span
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Senior - 9702Senior
IC Glider R/C
79in span
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Protean - 9701Protean
Glider R/C
98in span
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Chicagolander - 9700Chicagolander
52in span
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Aries 3 - 9699Aries 3
Glider R/C
141in span
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Latest Comments

Here is a picture of my Ebenezer [model photo]. Cox Pee Wee .020 for power.
WalterK : Ebenezer : 22/01/2018

Added great model photo, thanks to WalterK.
Mary : Brooklyn Dodger 32 : 22/01/2018

I have seen this design in an old book of Soviet aircraft. It was an airbrushed artist's impression of what was purported to be a Russian interceptor. I've long since forgotten what book this was, but it was typical of those produced in...
SB : Yak 25 : 22/01/2018

You're right. Just checked, will re-scale this one asap. Googling the box art shows a quote of 22-5/16in wingspan.
SteveWMD : Velie Monocoupe : 22/01/2018

The TE, according to the plans should be .25", but is showing closer to .39". I'm guessing this should be a 22" wing span, not 32".
Tri-pacer : Velie Monocoupe : 22/01/2018

Regarding the discussion about plan number 9693 Yak-25/ Ta-183, in the early to mid '50s the aviation media touted airbrushed "photos" as the latest from the Soviet Union, the new Yak-25. As later years brought more WW2 data, it was...
EdShearer : Yak 25 : 22/01/2018

Does anyone have a copy of this plan that wasn't scanned at an angle? Thanks!
AdamJ : Curtiss F11C-4 : 22/01/2018

I know. That's what I said under "about this plan" :)
SteveWMD : Yak 25 : 21/01/2018

Look up the Yak-25. It's not this plane.
anon : Yak 25 : 21/01/2018

Here is Angelo Ghezzi with his model in the 1st engined model competition in Italy - Florence, August 1943 [model photo].
Pit : Ghezzi : 19/01/2018

Hi, I googled and could not find a Yak-25 but I found a Focke Wulf TA-183. Maybe rename to Yak-25/ta-183 see also Karsten : Yak 25 : 19/01/2018

Added nice image of the Ringmaster S-1, thanks to Russell Christensen [more pics 013].
Mary : Ringmaster S-1 : 19/01/2018

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Latest Site Updates

22/01/2018 : PlanID=405 : Velie Monocoupe by Herb Clukey from Flyline : Resized this plan to correct scale at wingspan of 22-5/16in, thanks to tri-pacer.

19/01/2018 : PlanID=9687 : Zeus by K Coman from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

19/01/2018 : PlanID=5054 : Impuls by E Kreulen : Added parts drawing thanks to Dries and Histone. Note this is *not to scale* and serves only as a rough sketch of the parts involved. Best to check everything (twice) before cutting.

17/01/2018 : PlanID=3440 : Petrol Duration Model by Ray Monks from Model Aircraft : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

17/01/2018 : PlanID=9684 : Unlimited by Ron Smith from Aeromodeller : Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

17/01/2018 : PlanID=9684 : Unlimited by Ron Smith from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hogal & RFJ.

17/01/2018 : PlanID=9683 : Two Cents Plain by Dave Linstrum from Aeromodeller : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

16/01/2018 : PlanID=3047 : Bojo by Henry Nelson from Air Trails : Added article pages, also an alternative plan scan, thanks to hlsat.

15/01/2018 : PlanID=3386 : Tandem Bomber by Bill Eckmeier from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

14/01/2018 : PlanID=2138 : Jezebel by Henry Bourgeois from Air Trails : Added article, thanks to DPlumpe.

14/01/2018 : PlanID=3568 : Holy Mackerel by Kenneth Pruitt from Flying Models : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

14/01/2018 : PlanID=2695 : Push Rod by Paul Palanek from Model Airplane News : Article added, thanks to RFJ.

14/01/2018 : PlanID=806 : Kestrel by Ray Malmstrom from Aeromodeller : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed), thanks to rchopper56.

14/01/2018 : PlanID=9504 : Sea Hawk by Chuck Hollinger from Air Trails : Added article, including original plan, thanks to hlsat.

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Latest Plans text listing

Pronto - 56in IC R/C
Whirl-Bird - Lee Taylor - 26in IC F/F
Waco CG-4A - Vern Schroeder - 52in Glider F/F
English Electric Lightning - Frank Bishop -...
Foot Racer - Don Foote - 69in IC F/F
Martin Baker MB-5 - Bill Burkinshaw - 26in IC...
Tan-Giro - Roy Clough - 28in IC C/L
Jaunty Alouette - Roy Clough - 30in IC C/L
Senior - 79in IC Glider R/C
Protean - John Foster - 98in Glider R/C
Chicagolander - Dave Linstrum - 52in IC F/F
Aries 3 - Ron Russell - 141in Glider R/C
Thermal Rider - Geoff Dallimer - 92in Glider...
Woodpecker - Stephen Smith - 27in Electric F/F
Mini-Multi - Leon Janssens - 40in IC R/C
Spinning Wing - Roy Clough - 28in IC C/L
Hoverbug - Roy Clough - 20in Rubber F/F
Yak 25 - Andre Dautin - 14in Scale Jetex F/F
Popular - Vladimir Prochazka - 45in IC F/F
Ghezzi - Angelo Ghezzi - 86in IC F/F
Bantam - Ron Warring - 32in IC R/C
Trike - D Collier - 29in Rubber F/F
Calvin - FEJ White - 30in Rubber F/F
Zeus - K Coman - 40in IC F/F
Blue Diamond - W Jones - 60in Glider F/F
Slik-Fli - Phil Kraft - 62in IC R/C
Unlimited - Ron Smith - 20in IC C/L
Two Cents Plain - Dave Linstrum - 18in Rubber...
Satellite Saucer - Paul Del Gatto - 15in IC C/L
Hoopskirt - Roy Clough - 11in IC F/F
Slat Wing CL Trainer - Roy Clough - 18in IC C/L
Fugitive - Jim Britain - 62in IC R/C
Cessna Skynight 320D - Homer Hudson - 54in...
Ketchup - R Walden - 28in IC C/L
Italair F20 Twin Pegasus - Dennis Tapsfield -...
Jeep - Henry Haffke - 52in Scale IC R/C
Double Scotch - Ian Davidson - 34in IC C/L
XFS-1 - CF Hedges, RV Bentley - 36in Rubber F/F
Twin-kle - George Stringwell - 48in IC R/C
Barracuda - Don McGovern - 72in IC F/F R/C
Sneaky Pete - Dean Swift - 43in IC R/C
Jubilee - John Hancock - 68in Glider R/C
Boxer - Chrs Pinchbeck, Bill Burkinshaw - 50in...
Baby - Helmut Kirschke - 48in Glider F/F
Balsa Nova 40 - Tom Stryker - 52in IC R/C
Wing Ding - Eric Clutton - 24in IC F/F
Morane Saulnier MS.230 - Jack Cameron - 72in...
Imperial Knight Twister - Marcelo Pricoli -...
B-52G - Nate Sturman - 30in Scale Rubber F/F
Spartak - VL Hajek - 55in IC F/F

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About Outerzone

Outerzone is a listing of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download. The listing is free for everyone - you don't need to register or log in to download these plans.

You can view model plans by category tag (like say free flight, control line, radio control, scale, rubber, etc...) using the browse plans pages. Use the list all page for a full A-Z text listing. There is a keyword search on the search page, or you can try the advanced search page for more detailed searches. There is also an experimental area called the TagMatrix where you can view all the plans that match your own chosen combination of tags (and wingspan and year of origin).

For a quick visual fix, you can page through the latest plan thumbnails added or the latest model pics added, at 60 pics per page.

Outerzone was designed to be maintained and updated by volunteers called Site admins who get involved but (perhaps predictably) it hasn't ever really worked out that way. So with the exception of a few good people who have helped out here in the past (see below) at the moment it's essentially just me. See the FAQ page for more details on how this site works, and why.

Outerzone is also (I hope) a secure repository for vintage model aircraft plans that may have historical significance.

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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



Launched in September 2015, RCLibrary is the new sister site to Outerzone. A small but fast-growing collection of old-time modeller books and periodicals, held online as PDF files for free download. Everything is free. The library is open to everyone - you don't need to register or log in before you start downloading these titles. There are no charges or subscriptions. Basically, it's Outerzone for books.

That link again:



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