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RCME Staff  |  Jul 06, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Few models leave a lasting impression quite like Matt Jones’ Sea Vixen seen here performing during a PSSA fly-in at the Great Orme, North Wales. It’s a glider but with a museum quality finish that any turbine modeller would be proud of. Simon Cocker has all the details in his latest soaring round-up starting on page 48. Picture: Rez Manzoori REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest news from the world of R/C flying.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 08, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Foam it may be, yet there's no denying that, Rockstar, the latest release from Multiplex, is an exceedingly pretty drop of aerobatic biplane. Last month we visited the factory and chatted with the designers and this month we send their latest effort skyward. REGULARS SWITCH ON A round up of the latest R/C news including a peek at the new Flash 8 radio from Hitec COUNTERPOINT A bumper, wallet-busting round-up including another Multiplex release and a revised foam-e WOT ALL WRITE Sand bags to the rescue, Tx woes and the spirit of Reg! GOING PLACES The show and fly-in season is gathering pace; make the most of the good weather! NEXT ISSUE Lindsay Todd presents his latest retro design, the successor to Dawn Flyer and a pull-out plan you won't want to miss MARKET PLACE Things sell fast when you use our FREE reader ad' service, why not give it a try? FREE PRO-PLAN WIGGO Designs say "build me" for a host of different reasons and this new wedge-style sportster is no exception. Make no mistake, heads will turn when Wiggo takes to the air COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ No castor-gummed engine is beyond redemption as Brian Winch demonstrates in this photo-step guide FLY ELECTRIC Cheap ESCs can be a false economy as Nigel Hawes discovers to his horror MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton fettles the Chipmunk for a blemish-free finish WEEKENDERS A mystery engine update and a personal take on RCM&E's outgoing editor TOTALLY TRADITIONAL Pete Lowe's final column charts the goings-on in a balsa-strewn workshop FEATURES HILD MARSHONET Tim Hooper builds a distinctive pod and boom bipe from the vintage era SUBSCRIBE .
David Ashby  |  May 17, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER The Durine Turbulent has been a favourite amongst aeromodellers for decades and, when you look at Dave Lowe's gorgeous example (this month's Model Magic), it's not difficult to see why. REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest news including FPV Racing circuits and a very clever cowl! COUNTERPOINT A Zagi successor and a neat variable pitch prop are among this month’s selection of new kits and bits ALL WRITE Your shout! GOING PLACES Spring’s here, get out and fly! MARKETPLACE Sell it or get it, we’ve another two pages of reader ad’s FREE PRO-PLAN SIPA 200 Steven Jones shares the fun of Sipa’s pocket vampire. Sipa 200 is an easy-build sport jet that flies a treat. Catch his build blog in the forum COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ Errant props are downright dangerous, Brian Winch exercises restraint ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker surveys the retail landscape JET THRUST Bob Petrie clears his long list of maintenance tasks and manages to avoid buying another jet FLY ELECTRIC Nigel Hawes mounts a salvage operation WEEKENDERS Whittaker takes a look at the superb results of Peter Iliffe’s winter shed time in the form of the unique Me 334 FEATURES TRUE GRIT Strong icy winds bring out the camaraderie at Wrexham’s 2015 Scale Day PROJECT HEAVY LIFT PT.
RCME Staff  |  Apr 08, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Who can resist a scale helicopter, especially when it has a bubble for a canopy and a lattice tail? Aye, Ken Winton's crisply detailed Bell 47G is a truly fine example of the scale modeller's art and a gorgeous flyer. REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest headlines from the model flying world, including cross-country details and news of an ARTF tilt-wing COUNTERPOINT Eleven more suggestions for this month's course of retail therapy ALL WRITE Tales of woe, Taranis terrors, and club chat, all topics of conversation in our bumper readers letters section GOING PLACES The show season cometh so now's the time to start planning your season MARKETPLACE Shift it quick or bag a bargain with our FREE readers' ads FREE PRO-PLAN WAGTAIL Cyril Carr unlocks the potential in Westland's short-lived single-seater with a cute 41" span foamie for a 3s Li-Po COLUMNS ON THE EDGE If at first you don't succeed. . .
David Ashby  |  Mar 09, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Flying from water is great fun and something all should try. A swathe of ARTF models and floats means it’s easy to find a model to get you started, as Alex Whittaker discovered when he popped along to the inaugural Wet Wings Float Fly. Check out his full report this month. REGULARS SWITCH ON News of the new Chris Foss designed ARTF releases for 2015, another reader poll, a sneak preview of the latest Tony Nijhuis design, and lots more! COUNTERPOINT Don’t get caught out by the good weather, now’s the time to invest in a new.
David Ashby  |  Feb 09, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s a brave ARTF manufacturer indeed that produces a Bleriot replica instead of a warbird or a sexy aerobat. Top marks, then, to Maxford USA for this cracking version of the pioneering monoplane that's reviewed inside REGULARS SWITCH ON - All the latest R/C news including the Reno racing class COUNTERPOINT - A little retail therapy will banish those winter blues ALL WRITE - Have your say in the UK’s best-selling R/C flying mag! GOING PLACES - Weather not playing ball? Fly inside! R/C MARKETPLACE - Things sell fast with our FREE reader ads! FEATURES SUBSCRIBE! …and we’ll send you a FREE RealityCraft RC Planemaster Flight Sim! TYRO PILOT – PT. 3 - Selecting your first radio can be a little like negotiating a minefield – David Ashby clears a path F3A IS ELECTRIC – PT. 2 - Nigel Hawes concludes his look at the fascinating world of F3A and explains how to get involved GOT TO GLOW - Model Technics’ John Burton cuts to the core of the not-so humble glow plug CLIFFWHACKER – PT.
David Ashby  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Powered by the ubiquitous (amongst radial engine lovers) Moki five-cylinder radial, this hugely impressive Yak 11 is Ali Machinchy’s latest aerial appliance. Photographed at the Hucknall Xmas Fly-in it was one of many that took to the air over the snow fields of Nottingham. REVIEWS ISPORT - Seagull delivers a classic . 60-size sport aerobat and Mark Barnes is first in the queue TIDEWATER - FlyZone’s pretty waterplane in the air and at sea X4 - Pete Lowe checks the guttering with Hubsan’s camera-equipped quad DX6 - Spektrum’s new ‘6 packs a lot of punch.
David Ashby  |  Dec 05, 2014  |  0 comments
January 2015 ON THE COVER Flying from water makes a good change and it's great fun too. We test Dynam's Catalina in this month's big 132-page issue. REVIEWS CATALINA - Dynam’s take on the classic flying boat in the air and on the water VECTOR - The new telemetry and data-logging device from Eagle Tree MYTHO - Nigel Hawes flies the 50-size pattern aerobat from SebArt QUATTRO-X - Twister enter the quad fray with a camera-hauling 350-size machine VAGABOND - Andy Ellison tests Hacker’s new aerobat for some 3D-style slope fun SAITO 57T - Who could resist a nice big four-stroke twin petrol? Brian Winch fires one up FREE PRO-PLAN CLIFFWHACKER - Alex Whittaker’s new slope glider is easy to build and flies just great (pic below). COLUMNS TOTALLY TRADITIONAL - With the Freighter just waiting for the right day, Pete Lowe applies the finishing touches ON SILENT WINGS - As the season closes Simon Cocker extracts some good flying WEEKENDERS - Office empty? Whittaker assess the options WIZARD OF OZ - Bent crankshafts – cause, diagnosis and prevention FLY ELECTRIC - Nigel Hawes discovers the Icon A5! FEATURES MARMANDE MAGNIFIQUE - Danny Fenton files his report from the World Scale Championships SUBSCRIBE - ….
David Ashby  |  Nov 01, 2014  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Dennis Richardson's fine Short 184 captured on its public debut, we take a closer look inside. REVIEWS KUNAI Great Planes’ new ‘hot warmliner’ OLYMPUS Can FMS’ F3A-style model satisfy precision flying needs? EVO 10CC Brian Winch fires up an affordable two-stroke petrol engine HAWKER HURRICANE Dynam’s latest warbird FREE PRO PLANS SUPERMARINE SOUTHAMPTON Cyril Carr models RJ Mitchell’s long distance seaplane THE CHUB Peter Fardell’s cute indoor sportster just says ‘build me’! COLUMNS JET THRUST With his L-39 all ready to roll, Bob Petrie advances throttle MAKE IT SCALE Chipmunk on the bench, Danny Fenton talks techniques ON THE EDGE Andy Ellison catches a 99mph breeze on the slope MOUNT UP Brian Winch explains why there’s more to good engine mounting than meets the eye FLY ELECTRIC Nigel Hawes wraps up the P-47 report and checks an unusual approach to power plants WEEKENDERS Bad weather needn’t stop play as Whittaker fettles the fleet in time for winter FEATURES TENDER IS THE NIGHT Weston Park in the Dark has been described as a game-changer and Alex Whittaker was there SUBSCRIBE . …and we’ll send you a FREE R/C flight sim! SPOILT SPAD With some careful modelling, Mark Wilkins shows how a good scale ARTF can be even better MODEL MAGIC Dennis Richardson’s Short 184 has charm by the torpedo load HOPE AND GLORY Supermarine’s Southampton garnered a fine reputation, Dave Roberts explains why FIELD ESSENTIALS Never leave home without these…. EXTREME BONDING Pete Lowe tries an adhesive trio across a range of aeromodelling tasks WIN! We've a Dynam F3A Olympus to give away, oh yes! REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest news from the R/C flying world COUNTERPOINT Christmas is approaching, time to circle a few items and leave this mag where loved-ones will find it ALL WRITE Your shout! GOING PLACES With the indoor season in full swing, there’s no excuse not to fly R/C MARKETPLACE Sell it quick or find someone who has what you need It's an issue you won't want to miss so be sure to pop along to your newsagent or model shop and pick up your copy for just £4.
David Ashby  |  Oct 10, 2014  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Martin Fardell's Short Scylla waits in the Barkston sunshine at this year's National Scale Championships and you can read a full report Scale Nats in this issue. REVIEWS ROBIN DR400 33CC Simon Cocker climbs aboard Black Horse’s polyhedral-wing classic BEAVER Floats n’all, Dynam’s DHC-2 seems like a tempting package, David Ashby lifts the lid NEW GYRONE PT. 2 The ed’ gets airborne with the big Italian autogyro MAXI LIFT Seagull’s new multi-purpose machine CORSAIR A warbird for beginners? Nigel Hawes flys Hobbyzone's new release FREE PRO-PLAN CHAPTER ONE It’s here! The easy-build sport trainer for i. c.
David Ashby  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Avro’s Vulcan, that unmistakable delta, finally joins the Nijhuis oeuvre in the form of two 48” (1212mm) span models for EDF or pusher props. They both fly well and you’ll find the plans in this very issue! REVIEWS GAMMA Alex Whittaker gets in touch with his electric side P-51D MUSTANG Warbird kicks in the park TARANIS Six months in, Chris Bott reports on a blossoming relationship NEW GYRONE An impressive autogyro from Italy CARBON-Z CUB Big and bold, E-flite’s versatile foamy is a bit special COMPETITION TIME! PARK FIGHTER We’ve an Ares P-51 to give away, oh yes! TUTORIALS FAKED IMPRESSION Tim Hooper shows just how easy it is to dress that scale project UAV LAB Multi-rotor possibilities seem limitless as Dave Burton explains BACK IN THE SWING Putting that spring back in your model flying step SUBSCRIBE! …. and we’ll send you 3 issues for just £1 MAKING COMPOSITE UNDERCARRIAGE Iain Jeffrey shows just how easy it is SMOKE ON Smoke without liquid GIANT SPARKS Nigel Hawes marvels at some large electric powered models ON THE PULL Want to try aerotowing? Andy Ellison has all you need to know KNOW YOUR LINES Panel lines and Rivets made easy PETROL STARTER Thinking about stepping up to petrol engines? Here’s how. FREE PRO-PLANS VULCAN It flies well and it’s sensibly sized, what’s not to like? ATOM SPECIAL Starting in autogyros? This new design from Rich Harris is for you! It's an issue you won't want to miss so be sure to pop along to your newsagent or model shop and pick up your copy for just £5.
David Ashby  |  Aug 16, 2014  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER - it’s the Foss/Ripmax ARTF that many have been waiting for and it’s just about to arrive! We’ve been flying the Wots Wot bipe for the last month or so and we’ll tell you all about it. FREE PRO-PLAN JOCASTA from trainer to sport hack, Jim Newberry’s new vintage-style design is sure to appeal. Check out Jim's build blog. REGULARS SWTCH ON - a peek at ARTF production, world championship results, a Chris Foss day and lots more COUNTERPOINT - all the latest model flying…er….
David Ashby  |  Jul 25, 2014  |  0 comments
REVIEWS MZ-24 PT. 2 - after last month’s intro, Andy Ellison reports on his long-term relationship with Graupner’s touchscreen radio O. S. GGT 15- the new glow petrol two-stroke! SBACH 342 - can Hacker’s mini aerobat punch above its weight? EXTRA 300 EXP - Extreme Flight’s aggressive aerobat isn’t for the feint-hearted FREE PRO-PLAN LOCKHEED VEGA With the wing drawing inside, Lindsay Todd takes his beautiful Vega for a spin.
David Ashby  |  Jun 26, 2014  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Water plane flying brings new challenges yet it's great fun and something you should try. Alex Whittaker recently popped along the M6 to see how the Windermere Waterplane Flyers go about doing it. REVIEWS L-13 BLANIK - Andy Ellison gets a surprise from Black Horse’s new semi-scale glider DX9 - Up close with Spektrum’s chatty radio MZ-24 PT. 1 - With more bling than you can shake a stick at, Graupner’s touch-screen radio system certainly looks the biz VALLEY VIEW RC40 - Brian Winch discovers a delightful compact twin STARLET - This, another new Starlet from Graupner is just the right size for Liam Swarbrick FREE PRO-PLAN LOCKHEED VEGA - Lindsay Todd’s superb take on the charismatic golden era record-breaker.
David Ashby  |  Jun 02, 2014  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Prolific Pete Lowe rolls another traditional build into the spring sunshine for it’s pre-flight photo shoot. The delightful DB Auster features an authentic bungee-sprung undercarriage, cockpit detail and gorgeous period colour scheme. See more in Pete’s Totally Traditional column. REVIEWS DIAMOND 1100 - Mike Freeman entertains the Diamond motor glider family’s latest arrival STEPCRAFT - One-on-one with a desktop CNC cutting machine for the homebuilder FLICK 3D - Hacker’s appropriately titled 3D aerobat VIPERJET 720 - An extremely compact EDF jet from Graupner STUNTMASTER - The sneaky new arrival from Multiplex FREE PRO-PLAN REDEAGLE - Easy to build and fly, Ton Van Munsteren’s new 2m e-glider is a relaxing soarer and great club competition tool.