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RCME Staff  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Mark Hinton flew his fabulousWestland Lysander at the Alan Lill and Ken Bones Memorial Scale Fly-In, which took place on the rain soaked tarmac at Barkston Heath. Alex Whittaker was there to capture all the action on his box brownie, and files his report, starting on page 26. Here's Richard Scarbrough's glorious Mustang. FREE PRO PLAN PYLON PUP Bill Bowne offers up his tribute to the Golden Age of air racing in the form of a 1.
RCME Staff  |  Apr 05, 2018  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER. . . Arguably one of the most beautiful biplane fighters of all time, it's surprising how little Hawker's Fury is modelled.
RCME Staff  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments
On the cover. . . There's nothing quite like a relaxed club fly-in, especially if, as Alex Whittaker found when visiting the Bardney Club, you're blessed with good weather and a welcoming atmosphere.
RCME Staff  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Small shows and fly-ins often showcase rarely seen yet impressive creations. So it was at last year's Teeside Show from where Alex Whittaker files this month's report and where Dave Johnson was campaigning this fine twin petrol- powered Military Bleriot. FREE PRO-PLANS SIMPLEX Shaun Garrity heads back in time with a 40” span version of a 1940s American classic RES-EAGLE Slowly but surely, summer's on the way and you've time to build Ton van Munsteren's thermal-hungry soarer REGULARS SWITCH ON A round-up of the latest R/C flying news COUNTERPOINT More tempting new releases ALL WRITE Over to you. .
RCME Staff  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Sight, sounds and emotion. Some models stop you in your tracks and Dr Keith Mitchell's 21ft span Super Constellation is one such. Alex Whittaker caught it at the LMA's Elvington show last year so just turn to page 14 for all the highlights. FREE PRO-PLANS MIGNON Chris Reid's Foss-style sportster delivers minimal building and maximum flying SIR JASPER Shaun Garrity unearths a classic Arthur Searl design from 1970 VECTORCRAFT Distinctly different is how you'd describe Max Zuijdendorp's new indoor racer REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest model flying news COUNTERPOINT More tempting new arrivals ALL WRITE Over to you.
RCME Staff  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER They've had the ARTF treatment before, notably by Great Planes and Hangar 9 themselves, and the RV series of home- built aircraft always seem to suit the model format. Hangar 9 have returned to the Vans stable and selected the RV-4 as the basis for an attractive, large-scale release that's reviewed this month starting on page 110. FREE PRO-PLANS PUDDLEDUCK Hot on the heels of his popular Tiger 72 design that webrought you a few months ago, Jim Newberry returns with this easy-build, vintage-style, STICKY Ton van Munsteren's diminutive electric version of the classic Stick - quick build, low cost, max fun! REGULARS SWITCH ON Bringing you up to date. .
RCME Staff  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER. . . Tony Nijhuis described hisHarrier experiments in a series of articles earlier this year and, this month, returns to complete the story and describe how the VTOL challenge was finally solved.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Electric ducted fan jets have come a long way since the days when brushed motors lasted only a few flights and, whether you like the scheme or not, there's no denying that FMS’ Super Scorpion represents the cutting edge of applied ready-to-fly know-how. Turn to page 20 this month and we'll tell you all about it. FREE PRO-PLAN WOODPECKER Time for a bit of relaxed, vintage-style silent flight with Lindsay Todd and Paul Rice's character-packed motor glider WILDTHING A classic bipe that makes a perfect first-time trad’ build project REGULARS SWITCH ON Your monthly news round-up COUNTERPOINT Tempting kits and bits ALL WRITE Over to you. .
RCME Staff  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Tony Nijhuis has revisited his 2015 design for a 42" Hawk and scaled it upby 18%; squeezing in HobbyKing's 12-bladed 90mm EDF has delivered a power increase that more than offsets the weight penalty of a 50in-span FREE PRO-PLAN BAe Hawk Tony Nijhuis’ 50in EDF Hawk is nearly a fifth bigger than his original, and twice as powerful. But which does he prefer? Sprite More than a micro-sized F3A-type pattern ship, Sprite is a gentleman's accessory, indispensable on safari TUTORIALS Control authority Are you making the most of your transmitter's programming potential? David Burton explains how rates, expo’, and modes can take the load off the pilot Solid state advice Ensuring that your radio system is safe, says ColinStrauss, means choosing and using every link in the RC chain with care NEW DIRECTIONS Friendly rivalry Club competitions: a light-hearted challenge willbring members together for some fun and flying The Bowden: A quirky affair Alex Whittaker holds his breath at The Bowden, a jewel in the crown of free-flight competitions A grand day out Phil Charlesworth and Greg Rumpf tell you how begin packing for a cracking adventure in rocketry; bring your own cheese Knowledge is power Fancy trying your hand with a turbine? Take an airexperience flight with Graham Ashby, who taps the dials and offers a handful of hints to help you on your way WORKSHOP A brush with success Alex Whittaker peels the masking tape off his first attempts at airbrushing A man & his lathe A lathe can be a modeller's best friend, offering the means to make bespoke parts Radial realism Add scale realism to your radial engine with a collector- ring exhaust ‘Quiet(er) revolutions A simple, low-cost mod’ to quieten petrol engine exhausts with no power penalty FEATURES Das letzte interview Bringing the FW190 back to life: Claus Colling's final interview about FlugWerk is a story of chance, determination, and an Englishman called Arthur Bentley Half a world away Brian Winch takes a road trip in search of the character (and characters) of the Australian RC scene MPX EasyGlider 4 “How do you improve a motor glider that has already become a modern classic?” David Ashby reviews the latest EasyGlider Real Flair Graham Ashby takes an close look at the qualities that make each and every Flair Scout a distinct personality A moment in time Daniel Riedweg describes the journey leading to the moment of truth at the F4 World Champs – the judges’ verdict Heavy metal For many RC flyers, large warbirds are the holy grail, but with ownership comes oversight from the powers that be. . .
RCME Staff  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Scale models don’t come crisper than this 124” span, 1/5-scale, Lysander III built by Chris Peers and the elusive Spartacus. Alex Whittaker tracked down both the men and their model and you can see what all the fuss is about starting on page 110 FREE PRO-PLANS DESTINY Peter Miller brings his Angel series to a curvatious conclusion with this 56” span sport aerobat that awaits your . 40 four-stroke HALF TONE Shaun Garrity has another blast from the past in the form of a Dave Platt sporster that promotes simple pleasures REGULARS SWITCH ON News of a 12-hour flyathon and lots more… COUNTERPOINT New products heading your way ALL WRITE Over to you… GOING PLACES Our updated events listing MARKETPLACE Your FREE reader ad’ service NEXT ISSUE It’s the Special with a big new jet plan from Tony Nijhuis! COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch takes the heat out of his engines WEEKENDERS Whittaker considers classic bipes and a clever starting idea ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker reports from a slew of summer soaring events MAKE IT SCALE Barkston bound Danny Fenton gets the Chippy ready and explains how to mould Depron BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper gets stuck into spoked wheels and a new old-timer FEATURES PILOTS’ PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects COSFORD 2017 Despite the gloomy weather, the LMA’s big bash was as memorable as ever! SUBSCRIBE! …and we’ll send you a FREE battery charger! USING FLIGHT CONTROLLERS PT. 1 Increasingly found in fixed wing models, Lee Schofield starts a new series aimed at showing how it’s done PSSA ON THE LLEYN Fab weather made for memorable soaring as Phil Cooke reports ALBATROS Mark Wilkins describes how his wonderful 44” span D.
RCME Staff  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Andrew Hilton's Eindecker is proof of what can be achieved with a good kit as the starting point. Taking three years to complete, his Balsa USA Eindekker 90 is one such example and you can see more starting on page 110. FREE PRO-PLANS GO JET Shaun Garrity revisits a classic, easy-build sport jet from the days when one set of radio gear was all you had. .
RCME Staff  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s interesting that, at a time when the RAF trained new recruits on the Tiger Moth, the USAF used a machine that weighed nearly twice as much. The PT-17’s muscular appearance still appeals and Seagull’s new ARTF Super Stearman is no exception. Turn to page 110 for our review. FREE PRO-PLAN VERHEES DELTA Max Z’s 1/6-scale take on the homebuilt delta will certainly turn heads but, best of all, it flies well too GIGI Shaun Garrity casts aside his wing phobia to build a classic little bipe REGULARS SWITCH ON Racing through the fjords, Lidl start a new craze and lots more in our news round-up COUNTERPOINT Your new product round-up PILOTS PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects ALL WRITE Over to you… GOING PLACES Places to go in the coming months MARKETPLACE Your FREE classified ad’ service NEXT ISSUE Tim Hooper’s new Civilian Coupe plan and lots more! COLUMNS BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper puts some air under the Citabria wings and finds a Flea he admires WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch continues his quest to keep those engines cool by packing a cowl with foam! ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker goes over the top to explore the phenomenon that is dynamic soaring WEEKENDERS Whittaker heads off to the Woodstock for Wrinklies FEATURES TOP GUN 2017 Danny Fenton reports from the Sunshine State A BIT ON THE SIDE Ever wondered why your motor appears misaligned? Dave Burton explores the world of thrust lines SUBSCRIBE! …and we’ll send you a FREE Fastrax transmitter bag! SAFE ARRIVAL PT.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER VTOL - vertical take-off and landing - has been one of those model flying holy grails with plenty of near misses over the years. Perhaps it was always going to take a good brand like E-flite, to crack it, but crack it they really have and you can read all about their new Convergence starting on page 32 FREE PRO-PLAN TIGER 72
 Spread over two sheets, Jim Newberry's 72” span sportster ticks all the boxes, it's big, very pretty and will soon become a firm favourite REGULARS SWITCH ON 
EASA have been busy and there's lots more in your monthly news round-up COUNTERPOINT
 Why not give a model a good home? ALL WRITE Over to you GOING PLACES Your busy events diary MARKETPLACE Sell it quick with our FREE reader ad’ service NEXT ISSUE
 Two plans, we test Seagull's lovely Stearman, Danny Fenton visits Top Gun and plenty more! COLUMNS ON SILENT WINGS
 Enjoying fabulous weather, Simon Cocker reports from the year's first aerotow fly-in at Middle Wallop WIZARD OF OZ
 As Brian Winch discovers, inadequate engine cooling can be very expensive! WEEKENDERS
 Whittaker terminates his undercarriage and finds an extraordinary Jungmeister PAINLESS 360 
Lee Schofield compares battery technologies and looks at the latest batch of new products RETRO RAMBLINGS
 Shaun Garrity with another retro round-up FEATURES SUBSCRIBE
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RCME Staff  |  May 02, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER That's a dummy engine would you believe! Markus Gunther's Zero is an astounding piece of work, no surprise that it did so well at last years F4 World Championships in Romania. Dave Roberts was there and chatted to Markus about a model that took a cool 15 years to bring to fruition. Read the full story inside. FREE PRO-PLANS AVRO 504
 Cyril Carr models a 44” span park-fly version of a classic biplane, a rhapsody in foam, balsa and ply QUICKSILVER
 Shaun Garrity revisits Dave Hardaker's classic 1970s hill soarer that still performs impressively REGULARS SWITCH ON
 All the latest news including a new world speed record COUNTERPOINT
 It's our duty to find these models a good home ALL WRITE Over to you.
RCME Staff  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Dave Roberts, RCM&E's Special Issue editor, flew out to the World F4 Championships in Romania last summer and his event report appeared in 2016's Special. He took the time to interview some of the competitors and his first, with the winner, Andreas Luthi of Switzerland, is published this month. Andreas’ fabulous Jungmeister has accrued a cabinet full of trophies over the years, turn to page 112 and you'll soon see why. FREE PRO-PLANS 362 DELTA Feeling the need for speed, Shaun Garrity revisits a classic Peter Russell design that looks every bit as good now as it did back in the ‘60s.

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