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David Ashby  |  Oct 17, 2007  |  0 comments
The above headline from the Sun newspaper on 27th September aroused our curiosity not least because the newspaper reported that the flyer in question had been hired on a £50,000 contract by the army. Tasked to take off and land UAVs, the unnamed 'champ' had been recruited after Royal Artillery troops had crashed a number of the £2m, 32ft span unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. The pilot has asked not to be named for security reasons but if you know a flyer who's suddenly acquired a suntan and a new motor, not to mention some shiny new models then he might well be our man! Thanks go to reader David Hope for drawing our attention to the story and the Sun Newspaper for their kind permission to reproduce their article. .
David Ashby  |  Oct 11, 2007  |  0 comments
Many of us buy and sell the odd model every now and again but I hope you don't mind me drawing your attention to a rather impressive model that's just come up for sale. LMA member and renown large jet flyer Gordon Nichols has decided to part company with V for Victor, his 17. 5ft span Victor B2 bomber. Powered by two JetCat P120 motors, the model weighs some 130lbs.
David Ashby  |  Oct 08, 2007  |  0 comments
Make a nice Christmas prezzie don't you think?
Tom Bailey  |  May 31, 2007  |  0 comments
The Venus 40 ARTF made it easy for fans of . 40-size models to enjoy the challenge of pattern aerobatics. Now, the Venus II ARTF offers pilots the chance to enjoy the same crisp performance and ARTF convenience with a . 60 - 1.
Tom Bailey  |  May 14, 2007  |  0 comments
Here’s a peek at the IL300, a special issue in-line four cylinder effort from engine giants O. S. It’s being utilised here by Australian Tom Watson in a fantastic Tiger Moth – click the image for a bigger view. We’ll have more on the IL300 with a full review from Brian Winch in this year’s RCM&E Special, which is due out in September.
Tom Bailey  |  Feb 08, 2007  |  0 comments
First off, yes, I know it's spelt 'mettle'; it was an attempt at a pun. You'll see why shortly, although that won't make it any funnier. Sorry. Spanish-based outfit Alumairplanes have launched the first of a unique series of model aeroplanes – yes, the clue's in the comapny title.
Editorial team  |  Dec 12, 2006  |  0 comments
Adevelopment of the Grumman F9 Panther, the F9F Cougar differed by nature of a swept wing, horizontal tailplane and improved performance. The Panther hadn't fared too well against the MiG-15 in the Korean war and the Cougar was developed to remmedy this situation, although it arrived too late to see action. With hostilities at an end, the Cougar went on to serve in reconnissance and target drone roles and was later adopted by the US Navy aerobatic team – The Blue Angels – as their first jet display aircraft. THE KIT Developed to a scale of 1:5 from original factory drawings, the kit is by Airworld in Germany.

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