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RCME Staff  |  Sep 02, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Arguably the Fairey Fantome certainly matched the Hawker Fury when it came to sleek lines, yet it was never to see mass production. Owned and flown by Jamie Cuff and designed and built by Alan Brown's to 1/6-scale, you can find out about this evocative model starting on page 110 FREE PRO-PLAN GHOST RIDER 38 Shaun Garrity is back to revive a fine flying Boddo classic. Perfect for three- channel R/C, why not do something a bit different and fit a 2. 4GHz Galloping Ghost set-up? HANGAR MONKEY Mike Bell designed and flew this pretty retro-style sportster some ten years ago so, thoroughly tested, we thought it was time you had the plan COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch finds out why Walbro carbs have been so successful ON SILENT WINGS Finding time to re-maiden his B-52, Simon Cocker takes issue with some errant carbon WEEKENDERS Whittaker examines a classic engine, new trad’ kits and solves the meaning of life BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper resurrects a neglected motor glider, builds a Tiger tank and sorts the Citabria's struts ON THE EDGE With a huge sigh of relief, Andy Ellison finally gets some air under the mighty DG-600's wings REGULARS SWITCH ON A new fun flyer from Ripmax, M&R at 21 and a ‘heads up’ for the World F4 Champs COUNTERPOINT More of life's ‘essentials’ ALL WRITE Over to you.
RCME Staff  |  Jul 25, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Designed and built by Richard Rawle and flown with Steve Holland, this, one of a pair of 30% Stearmans, has been a show favourite for several years now thanks especially to their animated R/C daredevils. The girls (who have their own website and Facebook page) entertained the large crowd at this year's excellent Cosford large model show and there's a full round-up starting on page 24 FREE PRO-PLANS SLEEKER A great way of converting those spare bits of balsa, this easy-build, compact sportster from 1968 adapts well to contemporary refinements SUPER MARAUDER Peter Miller is back with a superb, easy- flying aerobatic sportster. We guarantee that just one glance at that lovely retro styling will have you clearing the building board! COLUMNS MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton looks through the Piper Aztec's windows before carving a prop for the Chipmunk WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch on what makes an O. S.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 29, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER This'll have you reaching for your warbird encyclopedia. Still not sure? Well, Mark Roberts’ Finnish Fokker is a welcome addition to the UK's warbird circuit and you can see more of this superb D. XXI starting on page 118 FREE PRO-PLANS P. 1174 Shaun Garrity brings an unusual, easy- build single-channel delta bang up to date TUBULENT Roll out the Depron! Cyril Carr's sweet little Turb’ is just what your local park was cultivated for COLUMNS JET THRUST Bob Petrie bags another classified bargain and gets along to the Nye Jets Kero Burn meet BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper brings an update to the Tiger Moth and Citabria projects WEEKENDERS Whittaker larks around before firing up the lathe ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker finds his Mini Me and reports from the first Middle Wallop aerotow event of the year REGULARS SWITCH ON Dropping into Turkey and France - all the latest R/C flying news from far and wide COUNTERPOINT More overdraft max'ing goodies ALL WRITE Over to you.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 13, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER We could have put a big warbird on the cover but we’ve been entranced by Ares’ exceedingly pretty little micro Fokker D. VII so that’s what you’re looking at. Just turn to page 96 to see what reviewer Tim Kearsley thought when he opened the box and took it for a spin. FREE PRO-PLANS OWLET Lindsay Todd presents his fine interpretation of General Aviation’s distinctive yet little-known trainer X-KRAFT Shaun Garrity updates an unusual, easy-build, retro sportster from his single-channel archives COLUMNS ON THE EDGE Highlighting a new slope wing, a DG600 update and the best school in the world MAKE IT SCALE Taking a break from rivet counting, Danny Fenton breaks open the dope and tissue paste WIZARD OF OZ The inner workings of a Saito petrol fuel system WEEKENDERS Whittaker ponders the hobby’s essential little rituals REGULARS COUNTERPOINT Your next model? PILOTS’ PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects SWITCH ON Bringing you up to date with all the latest R/C flying news ALL WRITE Have your say in the UK’s best-selling model flying mag! GOING PLACES Get out there! MARKETPLACE RCM&E’s FREE reader ad’ service NEXT ISSUE.
RCME Staff  |  May 09, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Foam it is, yet there’s no denying that E-flite’s P2 Prometheus is a very attractive drop of aerobatic biplane. Pop across to page 119 and we’ll tell you how it flies. . .
RCME Staff  |  Apr 04, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Powered by two 120-size gas turbines and weighing a healthy 97lb (44kg), Ted Allison’s huge English Electric Lightning is as impressive as the full size. It was one of the show-stoppers at Elvington 2015 and you can see our round-up of all the action starting on page 18. Photo: Alex Whittaker FREE PRO-PLANS WEEK-ENDER Shaun Garrity re-visits an easy-build, single-channel design from 1966 that’s perfect for an inexpensive, 3-channel electric power set-up BATTY Why not fly in the dark with Lindsay Todd’s distractively different sportster REGULARS SWITCH ON COUNTERPOINT PILOTS’ PICTORIAL GOING PLACES ALL WRITE MARKETPLACE NEXT ISSUE REVIEWS DUO DISCUS Simon Cocker steps out with a very affordable 4m span semi-scale offering from FlyFly WILGA Black Horse’s new 1. 7m (56”) span semi-scale sportster MACH 25 David Ashby holds on tight to Blade’s FPV racer A TALE OF TWO SHOCKIES Two indoor, park-fly aerobats go head to head, surely shock flyers are all the same aren’t they? F4U-4 CORSAIR E-flite’s new 1.
RCME Staff  |  Feb 29, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Often confused for the aircraft Charles Lindberg made famous, Ryan’s Brougham mini airliner is another of those evocative Golden Age machines that model so well. This is Martin Fardell’s ne scratch-built example that flew at the 2015 National Model Flying Championships and worth close inspection on page 120 Photo: Alex Whittaker FREE PRO-PLAN SONNY 1500 If your model flying awareness started in the 1960s then, chances are, you built and ew a Sonny - Graupner’s little free flight glider. Ton Van Munsteren certainly did and if you fancy returning to the simple pleasures then his enlarged, easily- built, 2-channel update is just the ticket REGULARS SWITCH ON COUNTERPOINT PILOTS’ PICTORIAL ALL WRITE GOING PLACES MARKETPLACE NEXT ISSUE. .
RCME Staff  |  Feb 01, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Sometimes a scale model comes along that stops you in your tracks and Derrick Lane’s Fieseler Storch is one such. Saying the 93” span, Laser- powered facsimile is detailed would be to understate what Derrick has achieved. Just turn to page 106 and see for yourself. Photo: Alex Whittaker FREE PRO-PLAN VECTOR Fancy something a little different that’s inexpensive, easy to build and flies well? Pete Collins’ unorthodox sportster should turn a few heads and you’ll find the plan inside this month’s issue.
RCME Staff  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Few sport bipes are as pretty as Chris Foss’ Wots Wot. First introduced as a kit in 1988, an ARTF version followed in 2014 and this new grab’n’go Foam-e is the latest incarnation. Turn to page 54 and we’ll tell you how it flies. FREE PRO-PLAN AERMACCHI AM.
RCME Staff  |  Dec 14, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER A Valach VM 120B2-4T twin petrol engine (120cc) purrs away hauling Gerd Reinsch’s 159” (4m) span Fokker E. 1 at last year’s Cosford show. This impressive model was built from the Paolo Severin kit and is the subject of this month’s Model Magic feature starting on page 120. FREE PRO-PLAN CHARLATAN Tim Hooper is back with a superb retro-style sport aerobat that flies as good as it looks! REGULARS SWITCH ON The Peter Miller design chosen for this year’s Mass Build and lots more! PILOT’S PICTORIAL Another great selection of reader projects COUNTERPOINT Essential kits and bits ALL WRITE Go on, have your say in the UK’s biggest and best-selling R/C flying mag! GOING PLACES Another round up of events taking place around the UK this month NEXT ISSUE We’ll have a nice semi-scale park flyer plan for you and lots more! MARKETPLACE Sell it fast with our FREE reader ad’ service COLUMNS ON THE EDGE Holed up in the workshop, Andy Ellison considers some of the latest developments in glider technology WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch gets down and dirty with some return bends WEEKENDERS Whittaker’s winter hackery! MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton’s attention turns to painting and detailing his Chipmunk JET THRUST Bob Petrie takes his Dolphin to the Raydon fly-in and smuggles a new jet into the house FEATURES FULL SPAN The big picture AUTUMN GLORY Alex Whittaker pops along to the Ashbourne scale meet for a perfect day of flying and ethnic cuisine SUBSCRIBE… .
RCME Staff  |  Nov 16, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Seagull’s impressively large ARTF Lysander has just arrived in the UK so what better time than for us to bring you a nice scale instrument panel for it! Andy Sephton surveys the dials on page 47. FREE PRO-PLAN BALLERINA Peter Miller’s latest design, this evocative low-wing sportster offers a no-fuss building experience and ies great. There’s no better home for your four-stroke . 40! REGULARS SWITCH ON A round-up of the latest R/C flying news PILOT’S PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects COUNTERPOINT Step 1- circle item/s desired Step 2- place mag near a Christmas shopping list ALL WRITE Poigniant and interesting, we’ve received some great letters this month GOING PLACES Swapmeet and indoor flying dates, they’re all here NEXT ISSUE Tim Hooper’s retro-style Charlatan looks like an instant classic and we’ll bring you the plan! MARKETPLACE TheFREEreader ad’ service COLUMNS BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper shows how easy it is to replace a broken cowl while the Tiger Moth build gets underway WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch turns his metal bending skills towards some practical applications WEEKENDERS Whittaker’s world! ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker files his report after a busy summer of soaring FEATURES FULL SPAN The big picture SCALE FREE FLIGHT NATS Alex Whittaker records thrills and plenty of spills as hardy souls negotiate an unyielding tarmac runway SF33 Ian Turney-White describes his monster Scheibe motor glider, 20 years in the making PROJECT HEAVY LIFT What’s a camera carrying multicopter without a good gimbal? SUBSCRIBE! .
RCME Staff  |  Oct 23, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Pete Fullard’s impressively modified Westland Wyvern (from the Black Horse ARTF) turns for finals at the National Model Flying Championships at Barkston Heath in August. Pete placed 3rd in the Standoff Scale section and our full report from the scale line begins on page 52 while a Nats round-up starts on page 14. Picture: David Ashby FREE PRO-PLANS CHAPTER ONE We thought it was about time Chapter One flyers moved up to an aileron wing, so here it is! CRUISER Richard Harris makes a welcome return with a new autogyro in the form of this fi ne looking, easy-build and easy fl ying machine. If you’ve always fancied a ‘gyro then this is the perfect starting point.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s on every model builder’s construction bucket list so we thought it’s about time you had an incentive. This Mosquito not only looks good but flies really well too and you can read all about it starting on page 50. Photo: David Ashby FREE PRO-PLAN DE HAVILLAND DH. 98 MOSQUITO - Tony’s ninth-scale wonder might just be our biggest free plan - so big, in fact, that the two pull-out plan sheets continue into the main magazine.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 15, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Don Billingham's immense HP W-10 airliner was built to 1/4-scale, spans 15ft (4. 6m) and uses two Laser 360V twins for power. Seen at a notably bigger and better Cosford show in July, it was one of many models that left a lasting impression and RCM&E was there to capture all the action. Read the full story starting on page 14.
RCME Staff  |  Aug 07, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER One of the most beautiful sea planes ever designed? Supermarine's S6B must surely occupy the top spot and Paul Rice's superb model certainly oozed class when Alex Whittaker popped along to capture the water trials and test flight. Made for an anonymous client, you can read the full story on page 78. Picture: Alex Whittaker REGULARS SWITCH ON Another bumper news round-up from the R/C flying world COUNTERPOINT Flexible friend at the ready? ALL WRITE Have your say in the UK's best-selling model flying mag! GOING PLACES . .