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Pete Lowe  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Foam models have given rise to all sorts of questions, not least how best to stick them together and protect them. Pete Lowe finds a few solutions using the Deluxe Materials range.

Cliff Whittaker  |  Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments
Why did the rules for model flying have to change? This thorny subject is discussed by Cliff Whittaker, who was an advisor to the BMFA during their negotiations with the CAA.
RCME Staff  |  Feb 12, 2021  |  1 comments
As may be apparent, we've updated our RCM&E magazine website and Model Flying forums. The previous website/forum had reached the end of its life and could no longer be upgraded or kept secure.

The RCM&E website and Model Flying forums are now each on their own dedicated platforms and you can log in and out of each one independently. Here is some useful information for using the new sites.

Alfred Vink  |  Feb 09, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments
Alfred Vink relates the story of Aviation Club Leiden's 2019 winter group build.

In November 2019 no one could have known what 2020 had in store for us. In fact, it was business as usual at my local club LLC (Aviation Club Leiden) here in The Netherlands. A club with great history, founded as early as 1936, and still going strong.

Shaun Garrity  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Shaun Garrity looks back to early R/C helicopters. This time in Retro Ramblings we have something a little different - retro helicopters. It’s hard to believe it was the early 1970s when I first came across them (I suddenly feel really old). R/C helicopters were actually flying prior to this but they were mostly constructed by pioneering modellers having to figure things out for themselves, because as far as I know no commercial products were available.

Lindsay Todd  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments
When I first started flying in the 1980s, with my father, most models of the time, at least in our club, were quite traditional. However, Leicester Model Centre (LMC) changed all that with the release of several fibreglass fuselage and foam wing 'jet' designs that were prop driven and became rather popular.
Richard Harris  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments
It has been refreshing to see traditional building making a small comeback, even more so over the last few months where a little bit more building time has been available. In turn this has encouraged small UK kit manufacturers to revitalise older classics with more modern construction techniques, and with fresh new designs springing up for budding builders to tackle.
David Ashby  |  Feb 01, 2021  |  0 comments
Chris Peers and his collaborator 'Spartacus' are well known model builders. In 2013, on a commission from warbirder Dave Gent, they set about a quarter-scale model of the Percival Proctor. Designed to 1/4-scale their model has an impressive wingspan of 120 inches and was fitted with a ZDZ 40cc petrol engine.
David Ashby  |  Jan 29, 2021  |  4 comments
As you may be aware, this site and forum will be migrated to a new platform very soon. There are several reasons for this withmobile device compatibility improvements being justone. The new forum will be based on Invision, a popular and flexible platform. Many of you may already visit forums based on this and be familiar with their general operation.
David Ashby  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Flying models of the Pfalz DIII or DIIIa are rather thin on the ground. If you look at the original you get an inkling of why that is so - the moulded plywood fuselage, the large spinner and the lozenge covering. But there are modellers who thrive on such challenges and Mário Vilaça is one such hardy soul.

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