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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 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!

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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

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Model Airplane News 1930/12 December - click to view RCLibrary page Air Trails 1941/05 May - click to view RCLibrary page Grid Leaks 1963/03 March-April - click to view RCLibrary page
 
 

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - 10348Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
Scale IC R/C
57in span
Plan Details
 
KA-10 - 10347KA-10
IC C/L
59in span
Plan Details
 
Sabre - 10346Sabre
Glider R/C
72in span
Plan Details
 
Piper Comanche - 10345Piper Comanche
Scale IC C/L
45in span
Plan Details
 
Shuttle 78 - 10344Shuttle 78
Glider R/C
78in span
Plan Details
 
Cessna O2-A - 10343Cessna O2-A
Scale IC R/C
51in span
Plan Details
 
Thrift - 10342Thrift
IC C/L
48in span
Plan Details
 
Lazy Ace 62 - 10341Lazy Ace 62
IC R/C
62in span
Plan Details
 
Splatt - 10340Splatt
IC C/L
21in span
Plan Details
 
Tony - 10339Tony
Glider R/C
49in span
Plan Details
 
Torino - 10338Torino
IC C/L
52in span
Plan Details
 
Two for the Show - 10337Two for the Show
IC C/L
19in span
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Latest Comments

Your wish is our command, Daithi! We have Laumer's How to Design & Build Flying Models over on RCLibrary.
Mary : Twin Lizzie : 16/08/2018

He also wrote a book "How to Design and Build Flying Models" published in 1960 and revised in 1970, as well as having plans published in Aeromodeller as well as Air Trails, Model Airplane News and Flying Models. Now if anyone can scan a...
Daithi : Twin Lizzie : 16/08/2018

Thanks Chris - amended just now :) We love our eagle-eyed readers!
Mary : Piper Comanche : 15/08/2018

Hi Mary - a slight slip of the finger when entering the date. It was June 1961, not 1971. I remember drooling over the plan on the school bus when we lived in Yorkshire and that issue of Aeromodeller had just come out.
ChrisPinn : Piper Comanche : 15/08/2018

The immortal Lazy Ace, one of the all-time great model designs from the 70's. I test flew one of these for Allen Johnson at the Oneonta Al airport, sometimes used for model flying at that time, acres of runway. Allen did his usual...
DougSmith : Lazy Ace 62 : 14/08/2018

For those who don't know, Keith Laumer was, as well as a prolific model designer, a popular author. I read many of his books back in the day, available in paperback, some made into movies. My favorite was "A Trace of Memory", shouldn't...
DougSmith : Twin Lizzie : 14/08/2018

Here is a picture of my Twin Lizzie that you may wish to add to the Outerzone site [more pics 013]. I lengthened the nose to balance with a light motor and added ailerons for four channel electric RC.
DavidI : Twin Lizzie : 14/08/2018

Excellent many thanks, have added your name as designer on this plan listing now.
SteveWMD : Sorcerer : 12/08/2018

Hi, Just to add I designed the sorcerer when aged 19 in 1955. My club was Watford M.A.C. Saw several sorcerers decorated as Lady birds at All Herts Rally. Still flying in B'mouth.
JohnTaylor : Sorcerer : 12/08/2018

Curiosity: this model is actualy a semi scale cl. The full size Miss Dara was pylon racing Aircraft of 1950's. Dara means 'Dayton Air Racing Association (DARA)'.
Pit : Miss Dara : 12/08/2018

Harold Bunting was my mentor in the 1950s. I built the second Smarty and many more and was successful as a junior with this model.
AvonSmith : Smarty : 11/08/2018

What a neat little model (Weetabix Wonderplane) - thanks for posting this one. Bulkheads can be developed from the side and top view, but it would be nice if printwood scans were included, as there is no tailplane pattern on the plan. One...
DaveD : Weetabix Wonderplane : 11/08/2018

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Latest Site Updates

15/08/2018 : PlanID=2327 : QB 15H II by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Replaced this plan with a (massively) clearer version, thanks to AlanSinclair.

15/08/2018 : PlanID=9124 : Komander Mk II by Claude McCullough from Sig : Added 'Faux' plan drawing, thanks to JeffGreen.

15/08/2018 : PlanID=2594 : Herald by Gene Chaille from Air Trails : Added original article scan from Air Trails, May 1941 (inc drawings as printed) thanks to Mary, from https://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=2259

14/08/2018 : PlanID=6859 : Combateer by Phil Smith from Veron : Added kit review from Model Aircraft, December 1955, thanks to RFJ.

14/08/2018 : PlanID=1398 : Junior 60 by Albert E Hatfull from Keil Kraft : Added kit review from Model Aircraft, October 1955, thanks to RFJ.

13/08/2018 : PlanID=4688 : Cheri 2 by Wilfried Klinger from Wik Modelle : Added kit instruction manual (in German) & decals, thanks to Jakub.

13/08/2018 : PlanID=10334 : Genie by Jim Armour from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

11/08/2018 : PlanID=10330 : Miss Dara by Dennis Duvall from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

10/08/2018 : PlanID=10329 : Weetabix Wonderplane : Rescaled this one to correct fullsize at 21 in wingspan.

09/08/2018 : PlanID=4841 : Live Wire Senior by Hal DeBolt from DMECO : Added article by Hal DeBolt about the history of this model, from MAN October 1994, thanks to Pit.

09/08/2018 : PlanID=10323 : Lange-3 by Edward Lange : Added chapter on this model from 'Building & Flying Model Aircraft', thanks to Pit.

09/08/2018 : PlanID=8579 : Parakeet by Dave Robelen from Model Aviation, Tidewater Hobby : Added kit review from MAN June 1989, thanks to RFJ.

09/08/2018 : PlanID=9621 : Charger MkII by Walt Moucha from Walt Moucha Models : Added kit review from MAN June 1989, thanks to RFJ.

09/08/2018 : PlanID=6610 : Adante from Airtronics : Added kit review from MAN October 1985, thanks to RFJ.

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Latest Plans text listing

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - Ralph Andrae - 57in...
KA-10 - Anatoly Koleshikov, Tom Dixon - 59in IC...
Sabre - 72in Glider R/C
Piper Comanche - Laurie Ackroyd - 45in Scale IC...
Shuttle 78 - Steve Upton - 78in Glider R/C
Cessna O2-A - Simon Delaney - 51in Scale IC R/C
Thrift - Peter Miller - 48in IC C/L
Lazy Ace 62 - Chuck Cunningham - 62in IC R/C
Splatt - MJ Platts - 21in IC C/L
Tony - Paul Denson - 49in Glider R/C
Torino - 52in IC C/L
Two for the Show - James A Wilson - 19in IC C/L
Boeing F4B-4 - Ron Truelove - 45in Scale IC C/L
Bertie - John Rutter - 44in IC R/C
Genie - Jim Armour - 61in IC C/L
Ole Blue - Graham Howard - 27in IC C/L
Stunt - J Grevink - 38in IC C/L
Altair - G Lefever - 79in Glider F/F
Miss Dara - Dennis Duvall - 59in IC C/L
Weetabix Wonderplane - 21in Rubber F/F
Peapod - JR Nadge - 38in F/F
Kurwi 68 - Kurt Wilhelm - 115in Glider R/C
Sabre - Phil Smith - 34in Scale IC F/F
North Star - Laddie Mikulasko - 44in IC R/C
Beechcraft B17L - 32in Scale Rubber F/F
Lange-3 - Edward Lange - 35in Rubber F/F
Swedish - KE Landegren - 48in IC F/F
Tavola N.51 - Giovanni Cassi - 49in Rubber F/F
YAK 9 - Chuck Felton - 42in Scale IC C/L
Junior Birdman No4 Twin Pusher - 36in Rubber...
Lanzo Duplex - Chester Lanzo - 42in Rubber F/F
Kestrel - 58in Glider F/F
PEG 54 Twin Pusher - Paul Edward Garber - 28in...
Schwingenflugmodell - Alexander Lippisch - 50in...
Harlequin - John Lupperger - 79in Glider R/C
Mureaux 180-C2 Pursuit - Robert Smith - 24in...
Spirit 100 - Paul Carlson - 100in Glider R/C
Waco N - Walt Musciano - 17in Scale IC C/L
Duet - David Sawers - 74in IC R/C
Skeeter - Mark Smith - 55in Glider R/C
Chilli Wind - Mike Delacole - 58in IC R/C
Boulton Paul Defiant - Chuck Felton - 39in...
Super Circus - Jeff Tracy - 64in IC R/C
Field Rat - Harry Barr - 40in IC F/F R/C
Fieseler Fi-167 - Hurst Bowers - 30in Scale...
Sky Tiger - Carl Goldberg - 63in IC R/C
Condor - PJ Farr - 58in Glider F/F
Clown - Don Stothers - 49in IC R/C
Rivets - Al Greenwood - 48in Scale IC R/C
Phony Folkerts - Bob Root - 56in IC R/C

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Vinplandex

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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