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7 Years of Outerzone!

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

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

Blog

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Latest Plans Added 12 most recent plan thumbnails

Civy Boy 51 - 10174Civy Boy 51
IC F/F
51in span
Plan Details
 
Taylorcraft Model D - 10173Taylorcraft Model D
Scale Rubber F/F
18in span
Plan Details
 
Ying Wakefield - 10172Ying Wakefield
Rubber F/F
40in span
Plan Details
 
Tinsydes - 10171Tinsydes
IC F/F
36in span
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Bonzo - 10170Bonzo
Scale IC R/C
42in span
Plan Details
 
FW 190 - 10169FW 190
IC C/L
50in span
Plan Details
 
Taylorcraft Auster - 10168Taylorcraft Auster
Scale IC R/C
71in span
Plan Details
 
Lightweight Duration Model - 10167Lightweight Duration Model
Rubber F/F
20in span
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Snoeklet - 10166Snoeklet
Glider F/F
33in span
Plan Details
 
Pee Wee Baby - 10165Pee Wee Baby
CO2 F/F
24in span
Plan Details
 
Push-E - 10164Push-E
F/F
13in span
Plan Details
 
Druine Turbulent - 10163Druine Turbulent
Scale IC R/C
58in span
Plan Details
 

   

Latest Comments

Photo of completed model was found online at www.oldwakefields.com/23621.html captioned as "The Ying designed 4oz Wakefield. Built by Al Pardue."
SteveWMD : Ying Wakefield : 19/06/2018

Please check the formers. Starting with number 5 they are larger than the cross section of the fuse.
anon : Classic Ugly Stik : 19/06/2018

Hurray! RFJ has found the article. See supplementary file.
Mary : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog : 18/06/2018

Bill kindly sent us a link to his build log on RCGroups: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3005659-ZEPHYR-52-Inch-HLG.
Mary : Zephyr : 18/06/2018

Added fab model photo, thanks to PatOD.
Mary : Basic Trainer : 18/06/2018

Added two great photos of the completed model, thanks to Russell Christensen [more pics 003, 004].
Mary : Thunderstreak : 18/06/2018

Here are some pictures of my model McCan-ard, Plan ID=4833 (with somemodifications to RC) [more pics 008, 009] and 2 minutes of film TomasDunker_Sweden : McCann-ard 27 : 18/06/2018

Can anyone help Anthony?
Mary : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog : 18/06/2018

I like the plan you have for a Cessna Bird Dog which appeared in the April 1995 edition of RCM magazine. Would you know of any contributors who may have the magazine article ?
Anthony : Cessna L-19 Bird Dog : 18/06/2018

I've just completed an Avro Avian using Tom Decker's plans on this site. I based mine on Bert Hinkler's Avian currently hanging in the foyer of the Queensland Museum in Brisbane Australia. Attached are a couple of photos of the model you...
GeoffCollins : Avro Avian : 18/06/2018

The plan for Lazy Bee had no image, but here come some from my #132 Lazy Bee built 2012/Nov [model photo & more pics 003-006]. It was built of Depron 3&6 mm sheets, frames by ply and balsa, spars by spruce & balsa. Some datas: span 40"...
OweCarlson_Sweden : Lazy Bee Sport : 18/06/2018

Hello from California! I am sending a pic of the Lanzo Airborne, just a wonderful flyer! Her name is "Airborne Abigail" :) [Model photo & more pics 003].
DougKittle : Airborn : 18/06/2018

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Latest Site Updates

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.

15/06/2018 : PlanID=10161 : Spectrum III by Jim Casale from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

13/06/2018 : PlanID=10112 : Mohawk Pinto by Hurst Bowers from MRA : Added article translated into English, thanks to Yannick.

11/06/2018 : PlanID=10145 : Hurricane by Jack Sheeks from Flying Models : Added article, thanks to RFJ.

11/06/2018 : General News : Added a new Viewpoint article, thanks to Joan Brunet: "Cox Thimble-Drome L-4 Grasshopper"

11/06/2018 : PlanID=8529 : Flying Aces Moth by Herb Spatz from Flying Aces : Added propellor blank drawing (from Flying Models, Mar 1993), thanks to IvanRuchesi.

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Latest Plans text listing

Civy Boy 51 - Paul Gilliam - 51in IC F/F
Taylorcraft Model D - T Wilson - 18in Scale...
Ying Wakefield - William Ying - 40in Rubber F/F
Tinsydes - Eric Marsden - 36in IC F/F
Bonzo - Jerry Nelson - 42in Scale IC R/C
FW 190 - Jack Sheeks - 50in IC C/L
Taylorcraft Auster - George Ritchie - 71in...
Lightweight Duration Model - Stephen Lacey -...
Snoeklet - Dick Twomey - 33in Glider F/F
Pee Wee Baby - S Ashmole - 24in CO2 F/F
Push-E - J Reid - 13in F/F
Druine Turbulent - Peter Miller - 58in Scale IC...
Big Stuff - CE Bowden - 68in Rubber F/F
Spectrum III - Jim Casale - 59in IC C/L
Messerschmitt Me110 - RA Smith - 57in Scale IC...
Upshot - David Boddington - 36in IC R/C
Junior Champeen - Bill Evans - 29in IC C/L
Vans RV-4 - Hal DeBolt - 92in Scale IC R/C
Scorpio - Don Marquis - 72in Glider R/C
F6F Hellcat - Pat Tritle - 48in Scale Electric...
Boomer - Vince Micchia - 58in IC C/L
Ole Tiger - Don Panek - 35in Scale IC R/C
Old Bill - David Boddington - 56in IC R/C
Dragonette - Jerry Parker - 51in IC R/C
Pylin IV - D Milbourne, D Townsend - 30in IC...
Saab JAS 39 Gripen - Bo Garstad - 24in IC R/C
Longster III - Art Reiners - 35in Scale IC F/F
Tumbleweed - Dick Mathis - 74in Glider F/F
Super Sportster 60 - Don Anderson - 62in IC R/C
Hurricane - Jack Sheeks - 51in IC C/L
E-O2 - A Roberles - 53in Glider F/F
Leveque 1912 Flying Boat - Art Reiners - 32in...
Sova - Ceslav Rak - 68in Glider F/F
Lazy Bee Sport - 48in IC R/C
FC-11 - Federico Chiari - 26in Rubber F/F
Selbstgesteuertes Segelmodell - Heinz Scholz -...
Carley C-12 - Eric Marsden - 25in Scale...
F-3 Wakefield - 47in Rubber F/F
Altair - Jean-Claude Tichtinsky - 38in Rubber...
Nieuport 17 C.1 - NS Coldrick (?) - 27in Scale...
Gazariator - 68in IC R/C
Mohawk Pinto - Hurst Bowers - 47in Scale Rubber...
MLL-301-IPRO - B Semrad - 30in Rubber F/F
Super Sunbug - Roy Yeabsley - 32in Glider F/F
Ju-87B Stuka - Nick Ziroli - 100in Scale IC R/C
Commander - Stephen Graffeo - 19in Rubber F/F
Wassmer Super 4-21 - Jaroslav Fara - 55in Scale...
Strato 210 - George Sampson - 59in IC R/C
Boomerang Heli - Earl Thompson - 28in IC F/F
Snoopy - Dave Parsons - 82in Glider 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