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David Ashby  |  Feb 03, 2020  |  0 comments
Tranquility in the heavens as Dirk Nething takes in a stunning Alpine view at sunset high above the Austrian village of Fiss, base of the annual Flying Circus soaring event, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June. Read more in Simon Cocker's regular On Silent Wings column.
David Ashby  |  Jan 13, 2020  |  0 comments
In this month's Model Magic, Alex focuses his lens on Brian Wood's superb hand-crafted Thunderbolt, which spans 92”, scaled up from the Brian Taylor plan. Powered by a gorgeous Saito FG 90 R3 radial engine this splendid Razorback took Brian 18 months to compete
David Ashby  |  Dec 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Fast jets are always tricky to photograph, especially little 25" span ones like this Hunter flown by Tony Nijhuis, and the subject of one side of this month's free pull-out Pro Plans!
David Ashby  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments
RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS December2019 ON THE COVER. . . As 2019 comes to a close we thought we would warm you up with a picture taken on a hot summer's day of the VQ Models Piper Tri-Pacer, reviewed in this issue by Mike Austin.
David Ashby  |  Oct 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Like a hound following a dragline, Alex Whittaker sniffed out the latest and greatest workmanship on show on the scale flight line at the BMFA Power Nats. Top slot went to Mick Henderson and his superbly detailed Airco DH 9A, a true masterpiece in miniature.
David Ashby  |  Sep 23, 2019  |  0 comments
RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS VOLUME 62 SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE COVER RCM&E's 2019 Special Issue is a regular issue that subscribers receive and sold in the usual newsagents. Trad' building is the theme this year with, as the cover shouts, no less than 7 plans included! FREE PLANS FIRST STEP Easy to build and fly, this is the perfect first-time build for all ages. BAMBINO A rugged little park-fly sportster that employs simple construction techniques. BAMBINA The compact low-wing take-anywhere aerobat.
David Ashby  |  Aug 26, 2019  |  0 comments
RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS VOLUME 62 ISSUE 10 ON THE COVER Andy Meade slots into this month's gliding column with a report from the recent Power Scale Soaring Association meet on the Lleyn Peninsula. Andy is seen here with his new 1/6th scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX , converted for power slope soaring using a Mick Reeves fibreglass fuselage and an O/D Selig 3021 foam core wing. The model has an AUW of 12 lbs and performs superbly from the slope. REGULARS SWITCH ON Read the latest update from the PSSA as they announce their latest Mass Build slope soaring project for 2020, plus a round up of other model flying news COUNTERPOINT Kits, bits, gadgets and more brand-new products to feast your eyes ALL WRITE Readers’ letters.
David Ashby  |  Jul 25, 2019  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER In his latest Model Magic feature, Alex Whttaker is mightily impressed by Andy Ellison’s Grupp Modellbau RV-4, which is a handsome rendition of this best-selling US home-built. It is built to 1:2. 4 scale, giving a wingspan of 115”. A DLE-111 petrol engine drives a 27 x 11” or a 28 x 10” Biela propeller and the model has high visibility lights, and a PowerBox smoke system.
David Ashby  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments
On the cover At the recent Ullswater Splash-in an eclectic mix of floatplanes and flying boats went for a dip, amongst them Mike Rawlins’ gorgeous Grumman Albatross. We've a full report from the event inside this month. REGULARS SWITCH ON After a year of rest and recuperation Tony Nijhuis is back with a whole new jet set and we’ve news on the progress of dear Dave Burton’s Sea Fury project COUNTERPOINT Kits, blingy bits, gadgets and gimmicks. More brand-new tempters that just might take your fancy ALL WRITE Readers’ letters.
RCME Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments
on the cover Flightline is a company that's gaining something of a reputation for doing things properly. Twelve or eighteen months ago it made its mark in the UK with a 1600mm Spitfire Mk. IX which displayed many of the subtle details that define the famous fighter but that so many manufacturers fail to appreciate. It's been a popular model and as time passed all eyes focussed on Flightline's website in anticipation of a follow-up.
RCME Staff  |  May 02, 2019  |  0 comments
on the cover Foam. Love it or loathe it you have to be impressed by some of the models that are turned out in the stuf f these days. The new Arrows range has raised a few eyebrows and with 3S batteries costing buttons the new 1200mm warbirds have really hit the spot. You see, not only do we all (well, most of us) have a handful of 3S packs, the 2200mAh jobs are low enough in capacity to make field charging eminently practical.
RCME Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments
on the cover With the show season on the cusp of kicking in, this, we thought, might be a good time to remind you of how show-going can enhance the hobby, a fact that the editor highlights in his photo report of last year's wonderfully diverse and colourful Woodspring Wings event. One of the many highlights was the aerobatic artistry displayed by flying buddies from the combined Az Aerosports and Renegade teams, of which this 107” Pilot Extra 300LX was a part. With Aaron (Azza) Stephens on the sticks you'll struggle to find a better model and pilot combo (page 12 – 18). Photo: Graham Ashby free pro-plans REVOLVER II In days of old R/C autogyros had a habit of being a bit hit ‘n’ miss.
RCME Staff  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  0 comments
on the cover Large, majestic and utterly lovely, our lead feature this month takes a close look at a brace of 1/9-scale Canadair CL-215 water bombers, built by Luís Montenegro and José Lumbreras from the Clube Vuelo a Vela Fontefría of Galícia, in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain. At 126” span, powered by twin O. S. GF40 single cylinder petrol engines, both are impressively large examples of the firefighting flying boat and are frequently flown in their natural environment.
RCME Staff  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER To coincide with the UK debut of the Arrows Hobby foamie warbird range, Graham Ashby gives the Grumman F8F Bearcat a run for its money and concludes that it's not half bad. Spanning 1100mm and suitable for the benchmark 3S 2200mAh LiPo, it's a warbird with practicality and performance written all over it. Read our full review, undertaken all weathers and all conditions, on page 12 and see if you don't fancy one yourself. Photo: David Ashby free pro-plans STARSTREAM 2 Originally designed in the late 1960s, Ray Malmström's unorthodox free-flight ducted fan design has been given a modern R/C makeover.
RCME Staff  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER When top-notch modelling and beautiful engineering are combined in the realisation of a scale aircraf t that, due to its many technical and structural challenges, is rare as hen's teeth on our flightlines, you have to give credit where it's due. And due it certainly is for Chris Peers and his shadowy cohort known only as Spartacus. The combined skills of these accomplished model aeronautical engineers has produced a replica to be savoured. Read all about it on page 44.