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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.
David Ashby  |  Jul 19, 2012  |  0 comments
The new September issue of RCM&E will be with subscribers very soon and in the shops 27th July. It's another bumper issue packed with lots ofgood reading, informative columns, features and reviews! FREE PRO-PLAN CORBY STARLET Ton Van Munsteren is back to turn the character-packed home-built into a delightful 52” span model for electric power REGULARS SWITCH ON Want to know what’s going on? Here’s where you start COUNTERPOINT A wallet-busting selection of the latest kit! ALL WRITE Go on, have your say in the UK’s best selling R/C flying mag GOING PLACES Out and about? Check our guide as to what’s happening and where R/C MARKETPLACE Sell it fast with our FREE reader ad’ service REVIEWS B-17 Mark Hinton realises a boyhood dream at the controls of an RTF multi’ warbird AR DRONE 2. 0 The next gen’ smart phone guided quadcopter from Parrot BLADE 450 3D Martin Stonestreet gives the new 3D heli a jolly good thrashing SPARROWHAWK David Ashby investigates one of Seagull’s new EP releases ACRO WOT The Foam-e Acro Wot is making lots of friends, Shahid Banglawala gets acquainted FEATURES WHAT GOES UP Form and function - Dave Burton looks at why some aeroplanes are the shape they are IT’S SUMMER! A full report from our fantastic weather-strewn fly-in at Greenacres SUBSCRIBE! …. and grab yourself a FREE Prolux Power Panel MK.
David Ashby  |  Jun 25, 2012  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new August 2012 issue is on sale June 29th and will be with subscribers earlier. It's another packed issue with a fantastic free plan, plenty of absorbing features, good columns and up-to-the minute reviews! FREE PRO-PLAN SPEED TWIN ST2 Tim Hooper models a very rare beast – a contemporary British twin-engine aircraft designed for the home builder. Click here for Tim's build blog. ON THE COVER Chris Foss has tweaked his classic Acro Wot design for its ARTF debut.
David Ashby  |  May 25, 2012  |  0 comments
The pack-full-to-the brim July 2012 issue of RCM&E goes on sale 1st June and will be with subscribers shortly before. FREE PRO-PLAN SANDOW Peter Miller scales up a vintage Cal Smith design to create a slow-flying sweetie that’s perfect for summer stooging ON THE COVER The weather may have been variable but the quality of the models at the RAFMAA warbird invitational were never in doubt. This is Paul Rice’s hugely convincing Douglas Dauntless. REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest R/C happenings including news of 3D printed planes and our latest reader poll! COUNTERPOINT More tempting kit to tickle your fancy ALL WRITE Have your say in Britain’s best-selling R/C model flying mag GOING PLACES With the summer season finally kicking in, there’s so much to see and do.
David Ashby  |  Apr 25, 2012  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new June 2012 issue is on sale 4th May. Once again it's a varied mix of topical columns, reviews and features, a great read! COLUMNS WEEKENDERS Whittaker anticipates sunnier times and bids farewell to a dear friend FLY ELECTRIC Concluding his foamy jet repair, Nigel Hawes rides on the wings of an adrenaline-fuelled Tornado from down under ON THE EDGE Ellison’s on hand with a comprehensive slope news round up MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton takes to panel beating in his quest to reproduce Hawker’s finest ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker is back with another bag of gliding tales REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest R/C flying news from far and near in our latest round-up COUNTERPOINT Delectable kit, heading your way ALL WRITE Have your say in the UK’s best selling R/C flying mag! GOING PLACES The show season cometh so check out these early summer dates R/C MARKETPLACE Things sell fast with our FREE reader ads PRO-PLANS BEECH 18 Cyril Carr is back with an easy-to-build take on the classic Twin DEBUTANTE The concluding part to Lyndsay Todd’s pseudo-30s airliner ON THE COVER Frank Christensen’s Eagle was pretty enough yet the scheme he chose to decorate the machine became an all-time classic, little wonder then that Hangar 9 have introduced this 54” span version to their range. Does it fly as good as it looks? Turn to page 116 to find out. FEATURES SEA FURY This tempting new Black Horse release is the star in our occasional series on ARTFs of note QUALITY SLEAP Alex Whittaker files his photo report on this popular event for classic radio models, engines and equipment WHAT GOES UP Having trouble making sense of your kg.
David Ashby  |  Mar 30, 2012  |  0 comments
RCM&E's May 2012 issue is on sale 5th April and will be with subscribers shortly before. It's another packed issue full of good reading, inforative features, useful reviews and lots more. This month's free plan is Lindsay Todd's Debutante and blogged here at modelflying. co.
David Ashby  |  Mar 05, 2012  |  0 comments
RCM&E's April 2012 issue goes on sale 9th March and should be with subscribers a few days before. It's another fab feature packed issue full of news, reviews and features! PRO-PLANS PHÖNIX D. III Mats Johansson recreates the W. W.
David Ashby  |  Feb 06, 2012  |  0 comments
The new March 2012 issue of RCM&E will be on sale 10th Feb. It's another bumper issue with no less than two free plans! FREE PRO-PLANS HARLEQUIN Peter Miller weaves his model magic with this simple Sunday sport flyer. Combining good manners and classic looks, it’s just what that . 40 two-stroke has been waiting for (see pic below).