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David Ashby  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments
In this month's Model Magic, Alex Whittaker pays tribute to a much-respected German scale modeller, Gerhard Reinsch, who recently passed away. This big, yellow Tiger Moth is one of two of Gehard's models that Alex will be taking a close look at. No pilots though, as Alex's photo session took place during early flight trials.
David Ashby  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments
Power Scale Soaring Association member Steve Kemp poses with his new 1:8 scale Hunting Percival Jet Provost, built from enlarged plans by Andy Blackburn. The model spans 57”, has an AUW of 6lbs and flew superbly in the conditions enjoyed at July's PSSA gathering on the Great Orme - see the full report by Simon Cocker in his regular column. 
David Ashby  |  Jul 25, 2020  |  0 comments
Our (usually) roving reporter, Alex Whittaker continues his lockdown virtual model event series with a look back at just a fraction of the best bits from the LMA's Cosford mega show
David Ashby  |  Jun 15, 2020  |  0 comments
Danny Fenton has been asked for more information on the R/C conversion of his little Vintage Model Company SE5a. He converted this free flight model by fitting the radio and motor from a rather tired ParkZone micro indoor model. Key to moving the control surfaces is a pull-pull set-up using 1lb fishing line that is super light.
David Ashby  |  May 21, 2020  |  0 comments
The Pitts Special should need no introduction. The prototype first flew in 1944 and went on to become an aviation classic. If you’ve ever seen one, then you’ll know how tiny it is. FMS have emulated the two-seat S2 version but even that spans just 20ft, making this 1.4m span model a respectable 1/4-scale, give or take.
David Ashby  |  Apr 08, 2020  |  0 comments
Andrew Hinton built his beautiful Blackburn Monoplane from scratch, based on the David Boddington plans. She is built to 1/4-scale and spans 96”, powered by a Laser 150. Andrew’s model is a faithful version of the example based at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden.
David Ashby  |  Mar 10, 2020  |  0 comments
Barry Sherborne’s own design 1/3rd scale Fokker D6 patrols the skies above the Woodvale Revival last summer, held at the Liverpool and District Model Aircraft Club field in West Lancashire
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.

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