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andrew james  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Andrew James snaps together a quick build, semi-scale glider from FMS.

At 2.5 metre wingspan this quick assembly kit follows in the footsteps of FMS' 3m and 2.3m Fox gliders. In full size terms the Fox is an out and out aerobatic machine while the ASW-17 is an Open Class thermal hunter. Both models look the part, but I am guessing that more compromises have had to be made with the ASW to make it a tough and durable R/C model.

Mike Bell  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Mike Bell describes his DIY film tacking tool for difficult to access areas.

When it comes to film covering an airframe, I'm sure that, like me, you have come across loads of annoying areas where the covering iron just can't reach properly. Areas like air intakes and air exit slots, together with fillets around wings and fins, all immediately come to mind.

David Ashby  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

David Ashby enjoyed his big Bolero, right up to the moment he ran out of talent, but finds consolation in this new compact version

Kevin Crozier  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS
VOLUME 64 ISSUE 5

On Sale: 23rd April 2021

Brian Hoddy  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments
Brian Hoddy reveals some of his secrets to making a realistic scale instrument panel and cockpit components.

I think we can all agree that our hobby has undergone quite a revolution in the last few years. Compared to earlier models they are getting more and more refined in appearance and complexity.

Frank Skilbeck  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments
Frank Skilbeck offers a club modeller's perspective of a recently purchased four stroke petrol engine

The acquisition of a NGH 38cc four stroke started after a friend gifted me an old part-built Sid King Privateer, a large model low wing trainer from the 1980s designed for up to 38cc engines, and specifically the Zenoah 38cc.

David Ashby  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments
Arrows Hobby has raised its game with the release of this twin electric ducted fan jet. David Ashby straps in. Despite its contemporary appearance the Mikoyan MiG-29 has been around for over 40 years, would you believe, and remains in production.

Alex Whittaker  |  Mar 30, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker celebrates Indoor F/F scale models and recommends them as possible winter projects

Some of the sweetest model aeroplanes I have ever seen in my life have been indoor free-flight scale models. There is something intensely appealing about their cute size, their accurate but tiny proportions and, most of all, their cleverly judged level of detail.

Danny Fenton  |  Mar 30, 2021  |  0 comments
In his February 2021 'Make It Scale' column Danny Fenton heads for the bright lights and seaside to compete in his first F4C competition.

It is interesting that the models shown in the very first column I wrote in 2012 are all currently seeing activity in one way or another, including my Apache PA-23-150 and my Black Horse Chipmunk. Even my Brian Taylor Mustang has seen progress. But you will have to wait for an update on those projects.

Kevin Crozier  |  Mar 08, 2021  |  0 comments

RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS
VOLUME 64 ISSUE 4

On Sale: 19th March 2021

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