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Kevin Acres  |  Sep 29, 2010  |  0 comments
This review was first published in RCM&E July 2003. The kit is still available (see datafile). The lineage of the LA7, one of W. W.
David Ashby  |  Sep 09, 2010  |  0 comments
Launched this week, Force RC is an interesting new indoor fun flying concept from Horizon Hobby. We'll let the press release explain. . .
Peter Rondell  |  Sep 01, 2010  |  0 comments
This review was first published in RCM&E January 2003 The model is still available from all good Graupner stockists. Review model supplied by Motors and Rotors from where it can also be ordered. One Monday morning a few weeks ago, while getting bored with decorating and wishing for the weekend to come around again, I decided to have a peek at the Motors & Rotors website. There, I found Graupner’s latest ARTF fixed-wing scale model: an Extra 300.
David Ashby  |  Aug 26, 2010  |  0 comments
Good news, the long-awaited WOT4 Foam-E is now arriving at UK retailers. At 90% (47" span) it's slightly smaller than the standard WOT4 Mk. 2 and supplied with motor, ESC and servos so just a receiver and battery are required - a 3S 2100-2500mAh Li-Po in this case. Moulded from EPO foam, the model features a carbon main spar and fuselage spine while battery access is via an underside hatch just under and behind the nose.
David Ashby  |  Aug 12, 2010  |  0 comments
Clearly inspired byMultiplex's slightly smaller Blizzard, the 61" span Blaze is a new RTF design from ST Model and distributed in the UK by Ripmax. It's moulded using a tightly packed, smooth skin EPO foam and supplied in one of four versions. The' receiver ready' variant (pictured) is likely to be the most popular - pop in your receiver and 3S 2200mAh Li-Po and you're ready to fly. The model includes four pre-fitted micro servos, a 30-amp ESC, motor, prop and spinner while assembly should take no more than a couple of hours, decal application being the longest step.
David Ashby  |  Aug 10, 2010  |  0 comments
Leaf and feather, two new catapult/chuck gliders from My Skies should make an ideal introduction to model flying, they both feature :- Wingspan: 300mm (12") Assembly and flying instructions included All wood Laser cut for accuracy Nose weight included Very quick and easy to assemble using PVA or thick cyanoacrylate (super glue) Amazing 30 second flights with catapult! Only 15 grams all up weight! Excellent glide rate Decals included Catapult included No covering required Both kits are priced at £4. 39 plus £1. 60 P&P with significant discounts available for multiple purchases. My Skies can also supply bulk quantities to groups and clubs.
Peter Miller  |  Aug 06, 2010  |  0 comments
This review was first published in 2001. The kit is still in production and available in the UK from Pegasus Models. www. pegasusmodels.
David Ashby  |  Jul 30, 2010  |  0 comments
The new Airbus A380 from Century is certainly impressive. It's a 53" span, EPO foam creation with decal decoration nicely applied. The foam is of the shiny, smooth skin variety which also adds to the appearance. It's supplied ARTF requiring just a modest amount of final assembly and, helpfully, the power systems are pre-wired and ready to connect.
David Ashby  |  Jul 29, 2010  |  0 comments
This review was first published in RCM&E Jan 2004 and the kit is still available (see 'up to date' comments below). The Filip 400 Light was reviewed in the 2008 Special Issue and can be viewed in the digital archive. I’ve always tried to use kit reviews as a way of building and flying models that I wouldn’t perhaps, have bought on impulse at my local model shop. Call it a bit mercenary if you like, but for me the joy of reviewing a kit is building something a little removed from the worthy but everyday .
David Ashby  |  Jul 28, 2010  |  0 comments
ParkZone's output shows no signs of letting up with the release of this, a very pretty Stinson Reliant. Available in August, the 49" span model follows the company's successful formula being moulded from EPO foam and pre-painted ready to fly with servos, motor and ESC. The pretty model has some nice scale touches and, as usual, is available PNP or BNF (with battery, Rx and charger) and just requires your receiver and 3S 1800mAh Li-Po battery (PNP version). Pricing has yet to be announced.
David Ashby  |  Jul 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Seagull's new Christen Eagle has just arrived in the UK. The 54" span (1370mm) span modelfeatures the stunning colour scheme for which the full size is famous and should suit . 75-. 91 two stroke or .
Gerard Feeney  |  Jul 12, 2010  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker’s own-design homage to traditional R/C aeromodelling, the Boddingtonesque ‘Bushwhacker’ has featured extensively in RCM&E in the recent past as an extended free pull-out plan feature. Now this 55”-span, three-channel (no ailerons) . 15-. 30-powered trainer/sports model has been kitted by Colin Buckle to join the long-established Ben Buckle range of traditionally-constructed R/C aircraft kits.
Steve Sales  |  Jul 05, 2010  |  0 comments
The F4 Phantom has long been a favourite. I can remember them roaring over Kent during their last years of service with the RAF in the 1980’s. The noise was amazing and the smell of kerosene distinct since they were on low level training sorties, the plane since then has always stuck in my mind. The type first entered service in 1960 with the U.
David Ashby  |  Jun 17, 2010  |  0 comments
Art-Tech say their new Alpha Jet is capable of speeds up to 90mph thanks to a pre-fitted 64mm fan unit and brushless outrunner motor. The model ispretty much 'ready to run with fitted micro servos driving ailerons and elevatorso requiring a receiver and 3S 2200mAh Li-Po battery. The compact 29" (728mm) span (35" long) model is nicely moulded from tough EPO foamand painted in the French national aerobatic team colours. Battery access is through the removable main canopy.
David Ashby  |  Jun 16, 2010  |  0 comments
16/6/10 See user update below UK Sebart distributor and retailer Area51 Distribution has just taken delivery of the world's first production batch of the new SebArt Sebach 342 30E. It's the first new 30-size design we've seen from the companyfor a littlewhile and so a verywelcome addition to this range. Designed for 3D or precision flight and available in this stunning scheme or the familiar red, white and blue trim, the 52" (132cm) span model is for a Hacker A-30 10-XL outrunner and 55 amp ESC with power from a 2100-2450mAh 3S Li-Po battery. A 15x8 prop is recommended.

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