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David Ashby  |  Sep 16, 2013  |  0 comments
Hurrah! It's RCM&E's 2013 Special Issue packed with tutorials and great reading! ON THE COVER Eschewing the usual ‘D’ variant, Tony Nijhuis went for the earlier mark for this year’s warbird project and good thing too. It flies as good as it looks and you’ll find the plans with this very issue. REVIEWS XTREME The biggest WOT of the lot INVERZA E-flite's pint-size, 'soon to be scale' aerobat SCOUT Proof that you can't keep a good foamy aerobat down P-51D Hangar 9's practical, everyday warbird COMPETITION TIME P-51B Win just about everything you need to build your Nijhuis P-51B except the glue! R/C TUTORIALS MULTI-ROTOR MANIA Shaheed Banglawala talks quads, y-frames and film schedules ON THE MAKE Bespoke hardware is just a few simple steps away GOOD TO GO? Good things to do before that maiden flight CANNED HEAT Nigel Hawes thinks there's still life in the old brushed motor! LOADING QUESTION Quite simply, all you need to know about wing loading F. .
David Ashby  |  Aug 16, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's all-new October 2013 issue goes on sale 23 August and is arriving with subscribers already. This month's free plan is Lindsay Todd's wonderful 48" span Skywriter bipe! ON THE COVER Composite ARF’s 110” span Corsair hitched to Moki’s 5-cylinder radial is a combination we’ll never tire of seeing and two of them make a very special display. At Cosford (page 12) we got both and what a gorgeous sight (and sound) it was. Dave Pearson and Trevor Woods were the pilots and no.
David Ashby  |  Jul 21, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new September 2013 issue is packed full of good things, not least the plan for Tim Hooper's latest design, an incredibly sweet Citabria Pro. Our new Jet column starts this month too! ON THE COVER Chris Burkett and Mike Williams are aerobatic pilots at the top of their game and, understandably, they both have an affection for the Extra 300 series. We meet them on a Sunny airfield in Kent and ask them to compare like-for-like. FREE PRO-PLAN CITABRIA PRO Tim Hooper is back with a delightfully pretty 1/8-scale electric version of the classic ‘60s aerobat.
David Ashby  |  Jun 28, 2013  |  0 comments
The new August 2013 issue is arriving with subscribers and will be in the shops soon. It's another packed issue with two full-size free plans too! REGULARS SWITCH ON Keep abreast of the news with the our latest R/C round-up COUNTERPOINT Another swathe of new products flying into a hobby shop near you ALL WRITE Go on, have your say in Britain’s best-selling R/C model flying magazine GOING PLACES Make the most of the summer with our comprehensive events listing R/C MARKETPLACE Don’t miss our latest selection of FREE readers’ ads REVIEWS CASSUTT The little racer with a large presence. Seagull’s latest gives Liam Swarbrick a thirst for speed HITEC H4 We test the charger with more bling than you can shake a balance board at! BLEJZYK IGI Andy Ellison runs up the hill with a semi-slippery sport sloper TIGER MOTH Thanks to Ares’ new nano-micro model, finding a suitable indoor venue has just got a whole lot easier! SUPER CUB Simon Cocker electrifies Hangar 9’s delightful PA-18 COLUMNS ON THE EDGE Desperate for an outdoor fix, Andy Ellison chases a brisk south-westerly WEEKENDERS Alex Whittaker too throws caution to the wind FLY ELECTRIC Continuing his retro crusade, Nigel Hawes unearths yet another an MFA Islander. Is there no stopping the man? MAKE IT SCALE 10,000 blobs of glue in close formation? Danny Fenton must be adding surface detail FEATURES THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW.
David Ashby  |  May 25, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new July 2013 issue is now arriving with subscribers and will be in the shops 31 May. ON THE COVER Looking every bit the rugged observation platform that it was, Graeme Illsley’s Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher is captured on finals at the recent Wittering warbird event hosted by the RAF Model Aircraft Association. REGULARS SWITCH ON A thorough round-up along with news of the monthly highlights from RCM&E’s online home COUNTERPOINT Trust us, a little retail therapy is good for you. No, really! ALL WRITE Go on, have your say in Britain best-selling R/C model flying mag! GOING PLACES Keep abreast of the shows with our comprehensive events listing NEXT ISSUE The ed breaks ranks and travels north, Peter Miller presents his latest aerobatic sportster R/C MARKETPLACE Shift it quick with our FREE readers’ ads REVIEWS SOLIUS Steve Sales soars with the first of Multiplex’ 2013 releases YAK 54 Yak’s, Extra’s and Sukhois are frequently modelled R/C subjects, yet few are as true to scale as Dymond’s latest AIROPULT Brian Winch investigates a simple, effective and safe model restraint NGH 38 An affordable petrol four-stroke! What’s not to like? GLASAIR SPORTSMAN HobbyZone’s latest may just be the best lone-hand trainer money can buy VANQUISH Andy Ellison traces some patterns with Extreme Flight’s 2m slick ship FREE PRO-PLAN DAWN FLYER Lindsay Todd’s latticework lightweight summons the spirit of aviation’s pioneering age.
David Ashby  |  Apr 26, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new June 2013 issue goes on sale 3rd May and will be with subscribers very soon. You'll find not one, but two, free plans between the pages this month and, as usual, it's a packed 132-page issue full of good reading. ON THE COVER Hangar 9 has just done something we wish a few more ARTF manufacturers would do. Bucking the Edge / Extra trend, they’ve produced a good ‘ol traditional low-wing sportster that packs plenty of character.
David Ashby  |  Apr 03, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new May 2013 issue is arriving with subscribers and you'll find it in the shops from 5th April. Full of good reading, it's another packed 132-page issue and this month's pull-out plan is Tim Hooper's Clean Sweep 60! The 60" span verson of his popular t-tail sportster. Click on the link for Tim's forum build blog and chat. ON THE COVER E-flite’s Splendor may not be the cheapest foamie on the market but it’s arguably the most sophisticated and what it loses in longevity it more than makes up for in performance.
David Ashby  |  Mar 01, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new April 2013 issue will be in the shops 8th March and with subscribers beforehand. It's another packed, 132-page issue. Amongst much else, there's a great pull-out plan in the form of Peter Miller's Oodalallly, Rich Harris completes the Panther build and we've a full report from Nuremburg too! ON THE COVER Richard Harris’ Panther autogyro really has captured the imagination following last month’s pull-out plan. If you’re not already building one, page 14 shows what you've been missing.
David Ashby  |  Jan 31, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's bumper new March 2013 issue hits the UK newsstands on 8th Feb and will be with subscribers earlier. This month's free plan is Panther, Rich' Harris' impressive autogyro (pic below) that's straightforward to build and fly. ON THE COVER Model aeroplanes rarely get more realistic than Keith Pyrah’s stunning Luscombe Silvaire. Spanning 156”, the 37% scale two-seater has scale features too numerous to list, not to mention a fully-detailed cockpit.
David Ashby  |  Jan 09, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's February 2013 issuewill be on sale Jan 18 and with subscribers soon. It's another bumper 132-page issue with loads of good reading and a FREE plan that should be very popular - avintage style, easy-build sportster called Jemima! ON THE COVER Tony Hill’s Zenoah 38 powered Balsa USA Pup takes to the air at Ashbourne’s end of season scale day. REGULARS SWITCH ON A pot pourri of news and happenings, including details of the new UKCAA COUNTERPOINT Seasonally disordered? We’d prescribe a bit of retail therapy GOING PLACES Here, there and everywhere – aeromodelling events the length and breadth of the country ALL WRITE There’s a heightened level of banter in the modellers’ saloon as readers write NEXT ISSUE The ed. stares into his tea leaves and foresees a FREE autogyro plan, coming your way R/C MARKETPLACE Things sell fast with our FREE readers’ ads! REVIEWS MINI VAPOR Does ParkZone’s latest bird herald a new era of living room fixed wing flying? ZOOM ZOOM Hacker’s EPP aerobat grounds the rest of Liam Swarbrick’s 3D squadron AT-6 HARVARD We fly Dynam’s affordable 1.
David Ashby  |  Dec 07, 2012  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new January 2013 issue hits the news stands on Dec 14th and will be with subscribers by then. It's another packed 132-page issue that's just brimming with good reading for the festive period, we think you'll like it! ON THE COVER Seagull always deserve credit for bringing something new and out of the ordinary to ARTF production and, you have to admit that this new Glasair Sportsman is very pretty. How does it fly? We'll tell you on page 58. REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest R/C news plus the results of our latest poll: How does winter affect your flying? COUNTERPOINT Where self-respecting tradespeople flaunt their new products ALL WRITE Got an opinion to share? Have your say in Britain’s best-selling R/C flying mag! GOING PLACES Dates for your diary.
David Ashby  |  Nov 09, 2012  |  0 comments
The new December issue of RCM&E is just arriving with subscribers and will be in the shops 16 November. It's another bumper 132 page issue! REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest news including some new poll results and details of the Mass Build design you’ve chosen for 2013! COUNTERPOINT Check out our brand new selection of gadgets, goodies and gizmos ALL WRITE An eclectic selection of readers’ letters, views and commentary GOING PLACES Raining outside? Fear not, with the swapmeet and indoor flying season is in full swing there’s plenty to do R/C MARKETPLACE Treasure ahoy. Grab a Christmas bargain! ON THE COVER Great Planes ARTFs appear to be one of the best kept secrets of recent times yet they offer a refreshing level of quality that’s guaranteed to raise an eyebrow or two. Turn to page 118 and see what the ed.
David Ashby  |  Oct 13, 2012  |  0 comments
REGULARS SWITCH ON News from far and near including new FPV guidelines and club success with a lottery funding application. COUNTERPOINT With Xmas approaching, it’s time to make sure your nearest and dearest see this. GOING PLACES It’s time to head indoors! ALL WRITE Have your say in the UK’s best selling model flying mag! R/C MARKETPLACE Things sell fast with our FREE reader ads PRO-PLAN HANDLEY PAGE 0/400 Cyril Carr returns with a beautiful rendition of the early bomber REVIEWS ROBIN DR400 Simon Cocker takes Graupner’s large scale ARTF on a high voltage journey ECLIPSE 7 PRO Hitec’s Eclipse update brings some welcome changes and, as Ian Jones points out, the odd shortfall THREE LITTLE BIRDS David Ashby looks at trio of new ultra micro releases YAK 54 Mike Williams bangs the sticks with Max Thrust’s EPO aerobat SBACH 342 30CC Andy Ellison can’t resist a bargain but is Stratford Models’ Sbach as good as it seems? FEATURES HERITAGE CENTRE Alex Whittaker reports from the British Scale Nats at an unusually sunny Barkston HOUSE OF HOTSHOTS Afraid of aerobatics? You’re in luck as Shahid Banglawala starts a new series on the gentle and not so gentle art. This month, the Loop.
David Ashby  |  Sep 13, 2012  |  0 comments
Hoorah, it's time for our super Autumn Special! The extra issue that we slip between our October and November issues. Subscribers receive it and it's in the shops 21st September. REVIEWS 10 STOLP STARLET Andy Ellison spends quality time with a long cherished model 36 GROB TUTOR The RAF’s basic trainer receives the ARTF treatment 46 MXS-R Seagull’s new pocket rocket 114 ALBATROS Parkzone’s pretty RTF bipe FREE PRO PLAN 60 HARVARD It’s time for Tony Nijhuis to deliver another warbird masterpiece MODEL MAGIC 86 LAVOCHKIN LA-7 Alex Whittaker gets up close and personal with Mick Burrell’s stunning warbird FACTORY VISIT 111 TMMY SCALE Simon Cocker visits a Thai factory and highlights a fine range of hand-made composite scale ARTFs. R/C TUTORIALS 16 UP AND AWAY Fed up with those dodgy take offs? You’re in luck as we present the ultimate guide to leaving the ground behind 29 QUESTION OF BALANCE A badly balanced prop isn’t good, good job Dr Winch has a cure 41 LI-PO REFURB’ There life beyond a dead cell as Nigel Hawes explains 52 SONG OF THE FOUR-STROKE Alex Whittaker takes a practical look at the four-stroke glow engine 70 SERVO CHATTER Ever wondered what makes a servo tick and which to choose? Shahid Banglawala has the answers 79 EP WHAT? Struggling to tell EPO from EPS? Fear not! Foam clarity is at hand – types, glues, paints – it’s all here 89 FLYING START Dave Royds looks at what you’ll need to operate a bungee catapult launch system 99 BIPLANE BLUES Don’t let perceived complexity stand in your way of multi-winged ownership - Tim Hooper shows how 105 GETTING BACK Re-joining the hobby after a break? Lee Smalley makes sense of the many changes you’ll encounter AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED 96 BLOOD RELATIVES Dave Roberts charts the Harvard’s extensive lineage COMPETITION TIME! 27 BANDIT Roll up, we’ve a Precision Aerobatics Bandit and power system worth £280 to give away to a very lucky reader! 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  |  Aug 13, 2012  |  0 comments
We've another stonking issue this month, full of great reading and an excellent FREE plan in the form of the unusual yet attractiveSaab J21. FREE PRO-PLANS SAAB J21 Mats Johansson models a practical yet attractive twin-boom fighter-bomber CORBY STARLET Oops, another month, another Starlet and this time we’ve printed the plan to a size the designer intended. ON THE COVER Steve Rickett's momentous Comet was one of this year's Cosford show stoppers. A full report from the LMA's biggest show of the year is in this month's issue.

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