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Latest Plans

Here are the 12 newest plan uploads. For more, see the Browse Plans pages

Eel (oz11910) by Bruce Tharpe from RCMplans 1992 grey_line

Eel (oz11910)

by Bruce Tharpe
from RCMplans
June 1992 
40in span
IC R/C

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Prophet (oz11909) by Joe Ruth from Shive Specialties 1982 grey_line

Prophet (oz11909)

by Joe Ruth
from Shive Specialties
1982 
79in span
Glider R/C

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Fokker DVIII (oz11908) by Pat Tranfield from RCME 1969 grey_line

Fokker DVIII (oz11908)

by Pat Tranfield
from RCME
February 1969 
Scale IC R/C

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FE8 (oz11907) by John Watters from Aeromodeller 2013 grey_line

FE8 (oz11907)

by John Watters
from Aeromodeller
July 2013 
18in span
Scale CO2 Electric F/F

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Bydule (oz11906) by Jaques Tantet from MRA 1951 grey_line

Bydule (oz11906)

by Jaques Tantet
from MRA
December 1951 
78in span
Glider F/F

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Night Train VII (oz11905) by George French from Model Airplane News 1968 grey_line

Night Train VII (oz11905)

by George French
from Model Airplane News
August 1968 
66in span
IC F/F

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Farman 404 (oz11904) by Hurst Bowers 1966 grey_line

Farman 404 (oz11904)

by Hurst Bowers
1966 
34in span
Scale Rubber F/F

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Kan Doo R/C (oz11903) by Roger Stanton from Radio Modeller 1995 grey_line

Kan Doo R/C (oz11903)

by Roger Stanton
from Radio Modeller
January 1995 
36in span
IC R/C

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Crusader (oz11902) by Bill Morley from Mercury 2019 grey_line

Crusader (oz11902)

by Bill Morley
from Mercury
2019 
56in span
IC C/L

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Miss Stik Sr (oz11901) by Tom Hunt from Modelair-Tech 2003 grey_line

Miss Stik Sr (oz11901)

by Tom Hunt
from Modelair-Tech
2003 
55in span
Electric R/C

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Der Kleine UHU Big (oz11900) from FMT 1957 grey_line

Der Kleine UHU Big (oz11900)

from FMT
1957 
82in span
Glider R/C

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T-6 Texan (oz11899) by Rich Uravitch from Model Airplane News 1982 grey_line

T-6 Texan (oz11899)

by Rich Uravitch
from Model Airplane News
April 1982 
44in span
Scale IC R/C

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Dream Weaver IX (oz2087) from JohnBorrill
Dream Weaver IX (oz2087) from JohnBorrill
Verosonic (oz5153) from Anon
Verosonic (oz5153) from Anon
Grey Ghost (oz5219) from AlandChris
Grey Ghost (oz5219) from AlandChris
Grey Ghost (oz5219) from AlandChris
Grey Ghost (oz5219) from AlandChris

Latest Comments

It's me again, Jose. A lot of time has passed since the last time I sent emails. I was busy with a new glider. However it's the same plane, the Hi-Fly, but it has important modifications. One of them is that I put a bigger glow engine a...
GJoseRosalesRuiz : Hi-Fly : 24/01/2020

Hi Peter - I tried to reply by email but it keeps bouncing back, so I thought I'd try this way. The fuselage is dimensioned on the plan as 805mm. Hope that helps. Do send us photos of the build!
Mary : Peter : 24/01/2020

Hello Outerzone! A query about one of your new plans, the Peter A1 glider. I can't make out on screen the length of the fuselage. Everything else is OK. If you could supply it from the original I would be most grateful. I intend to...
PeterM : Peter : 24/01/2020

Added a couple of nice pics of the finished model, thanks to Bradley Terrell [model photo & more pics 003].
Mary : BDF-1 : 24/01/2020

Absolutely entertaining article written by the author/designer/builder/pilot of this delightful model.
Bernard Odendaal : Fokker DVIII : 24/01/2020

This is myself and my daughter Paloma with my Kwik Fli Mk. III which I built from M.A.N. plans in 1970 [morepics 004]. Naturally, Paloma didn't exist when I built this model and used it to win my first pattern contest here in Bogotá which...
Eduardo : Kwik Fli Mk III : 24/01/2020

That's a beautiful model, Richard. You really should get it finished off and into the air.
SteveWMD : De Havilland Mosquito XVI : 24/01/2020

I see that the Howard Boys Mosquito kitted by Uppingham Models has appeared on Outerzone. It has of course been there all along.... Let me explain. The Boys plan was announced by the Aeromodeller accompanied by a short article in November...
Richard Falconer : De Havilland Mosquito XVI : 24/01/2020

Concerning the engine being "too far back", the article instructions state that the engine is fitted with a 3/4" prop shaft extension, so I don't think there is any error in the drawing.
Brian Cox : BE2c : 23/01/2020

Hello again, I've also sent a couple of photos of Vic Smeed's Victoria Parker [more pics 006,007], again from your wonderful plan collection. Regards,
Len Bridge : Victoria Parker : 23/01/2020

Hello Outerzone. Have attached a couple of photos of my newly completed Mercury Mistral from your plans [more pics 003,004]. Regards,
Len Bridge : Mistral : 23/01/2020

Looks like a successful attempt to build a lifting body sailplane. Lots of exotic features, should require a fairly high level of craftsmanship.
Martin : Bydule : 23/01/2020

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Latest Site Updates

24/01/2020 : PlanID=1517 : Curtiss R-6 by Cliff Cole from Flying Aces : Added article, thanks to Cobra1.

24/01/2020 : PlanID=866 : Mosquito by Aeromodeller Staff from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to hlsat.

23/01/2020 : PlanID=11907 : FE8 by John Watters from Aeromodeller : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

22/01/2020 : PlanID=11905 : Night Train VII by George French from Model Airplane News : Added article (MAN Aug 1968) thanks to RFJ.

21/01/2020 : PlanID=5160 : Piper Cub J-3 by Y Matsumoto from OK Model Pilot : Added landing gear drawing as a supplement file, thanks to AntonioPereira.

20/01/2020 : PlanID=8063 : Invader by Gene Rogers from Flying Models : Added article (incomplete) thanks to JulienL.

19/01/2020 : PlanID=4440 : Kwik Fly Mk3 by Phil Kraft from Graupner : Added decals zipfile, thanks to Patrick Urbain. These are in CDR format (Corel Draw).

19/01/2020 : PlanID=680 : Topsy by Horst Diemer from Graupner : Added decals zipfile, thanks to Patrick Urbain. These are in CDR format (Corel Draw).

19/01/2020 : PlanID=4246 : Amateur from Graupner : Added decals zipfile, thanks to Patrick Urbain. These are in CDR format (Corel Draw).

19/01/2020 : PlanID=2285 : Mach None by Ken Holden from Ace RC : Added alternative scan of original kit instructions, thanks to JimHalliburton.

19/01/2020 : PlanID=1113 : Could Be by Ted Lanham from Air Trails : Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scaled up to fullsize, thanks to JJ.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=1327 : Spectre by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Added kit instructions, thanks to JedBond.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=4398 : Talon by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Added kit instructions, thanks to JedBond.

18/01/2020 : PlanID=92 : Gazelle by Dave Platt from Keil Kraft : Replaced the instructions file with a clearer copy, thanks to JedBond.

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Latest Plans text listing

Eel - Bruce Tharpe - 40in IC R/C
Prophet - Joe Ruth - 79in Glider R/C
Fokker DVIII - Pat Tranfield Scale IC R/C
FE8 - John Watters - 18in Scale CO2 Electric...
Bydule - Jaques Tantet - 78in Glider F/F
Night Train VII - George French - 66in IC F/F
Farman 404 - Hurst Bowers - 34in Scale Rubber...
Kan Doo R/C - Roger Stanton - 36in IC R/C
Crusader - Bill Morley - 56in IC C/L
Miss Stik Sr - Tom Hunt - 55in Electric R/C
Der Kleine UHU Big - 82in Glider R/C
T-6 Texan - Rich Uravitch - 44in Scale IC R/C
Caproni 100 - Dorio Giulio - 40in Scale...
De Havilland Mosquito XVI - Howard Boys - 40in...
Zeus - Fritz Heese - 58in IC R/C
Phantom Flash II - Dennis O Norman - 16in...
Grumman F7F Tigercat - William Miller - 45in...
Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony - M Kato - 70in Scale IC...
Spooky IC C/L
Acrobas III - Jesus Bas IC R/C
Arch Angel - Vito M Garofalo - 42in Rubber F/F
Firebird - John Rutter - 32in IC R/C
Farman 231 - Hurst Bowers - 28in Scale Electric...
Styx - Pierre Marrot - 66in IC R/C
Aeronca K - Alan Booton - 26in Scale Rubber F/F
Gulp - John Rutter - 32in IC R/C
Amelia - Dereck Woodward - 47in IC R/C
Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster - Henry Haffke -...
Ophelia Bumps - Walt Mooney - 13in Scale Rubber...
EnterTrainer - Fred Randall - 58in IC R/C
Overture - Cliff Goater - 56in IC R/C
Fairchild 24 - Hurst Bowers - 27in Scale Rubber...
Phantom Flash 250 - Jim Zare - 38in Electric...
Hawk - Dave Crawford - 54in Scale R/C
Prinz - 35in IC Glider F/F
Peter - 39in Glider F/F
Comet Firefly - Jim Zare - 46in Electric R/C
Sundowner - Reid Simpson - 62in IC F/F
Farman F.250 - Hurst Bowers - 25in Scale...
Zack - John Rutter - 46in IC R/C
SAI KZ-II Trainer - Jorgen Surlykke - 21in...
Fieseler Fi 156C-1 - Peter Kriz - 140in Scale...
VSB-62 Vega - Zdenek Raska - 122in Scale Glider...
Anderson Kingfisher - 72in Scale IC R/C
Ambush - Bill Netzeband - 23in IC C/L
Boulton Paul Defiant - Pres Bruning - 13in...
DH82A Tiger Moth - David Boddington - 47in...
Gee Bee QED - Pres Bruning - 13in Scale Rubber...
Fairchild 22 - Hurst Bowers - 32in Scale IC
Kittiwake - Scott Christensen, Ken Willard -...

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