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Nigel Hawes  |  Jul 25, 2012  |  0 comments
In Pt. 1 I described the preparation behind our attempt to fly an electric model across the English Channel. I could have no better comrade on board than electric flight supremo Brian Collins, and we'd managed to convince ourselves that it was possible. The organisation was in place, and indeed a TV crew was also in tow! Outdoor model flying enthusiasts are always at the mercy of the weather, and when controlling a model from the confines of a 6.
Nigel Hawes  |  Jul 17, 2012  |  0 comments
This article was first published in 2006. When it comes to doing something out of the ordinary, people are inspired by many things. For some it only takes a glance at an interesting or unusual feat and they want to either have a go or do even better, whilst others admire the efforts of famous people and strive to follow in their footsteps. The only inspiration I need is when somebody tells me I can’t do something; that’s like a red rag to a bull, as I like nothing more than a good challenge! When I first pondered flying an electric model across the English Channel it was, at the time, a little beyond the realms of possibility due to the available hardware not being up to the job.
Alex Whittaker  |  Jun 19, 2012  |  0 comments
In the period immediately after the Second World War, the coming of the jet engine saw much innovation in both civilian and military aviation. At the time the possibilities of the jet age were vaguely glimpsed, but largely unknown. However, the arrival of jet power did prompt the need for broader training opportunities, and a number of manufacturers, sensing commercial possibilities, rose to the challenge. At that time there was also much discussion about the effects of fast jet flight on human physiology.
David Ashby  |  May 21, 2012  |  0 comments
A simple questiuon then and perhaps the most revealing poll we've had? Simply stated, how many flyable models have you got? Who's got the most? . . . .
David Ashby  |  Mar 16, 2012  |  0 comments
This is our concluding round-up of new products displayed at Nuremburg 2012. Great Planes' 72" span Waco bipe was released a little while ago but is included here as it's just so pretty. Avanti S is the first jet from SebArt. It spans 2m and requires a Jet-Cat P100 RX trubine.
David Ashby  |  Mar 12, 2012  |  0 comments
Attempting a conversion? Perhaps someone can help. . . .
David Ashby  |  Mar 07, 2012  |  0 comments
Welcome to Pt. 1 of a two-part extra photo round-up from the Nuremburg 2012 trade expo. You'll find our main report in the April 2012 issue of RCM&E (on sale 9th March) and here we sign off with some more items that we didn't quite have room for in the magazine. Nuremburg is where the world model industry meets to showcasethe new products that should (with luck) appear overthenext 12 months.
David Ashby  |  Feb 24, 2012  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new iPad and iPhone web app is now live and will beavailable for Android users very soon. It's a free, quick and easy way for subscribers toget access to the digital archive using their i-device via a screen based app icon. It can be downloaded only using the i-deviceat www. modelflying.
David Ashby  |  Dec 06, 2011  |  0 comments
The BMFA Indoor Electric Masters took place in Bradford last weekend and again saw some of the best pilots from home and abroadcompeting for top honours and, in the process, thoroughly impressing all who went along to watch. Increasingly famous for its competitor antics, the competiton also has a formal side with top honours up for grabs in a number of categories. We'll have the results soon but in the meantime check outGlenn Royds' photographs and the forum link belowfor more photos and Dave Royds' excellent videos. Many thanks guys! .
David Ashby  |  Aug 14, 2011  |  0 comments
They've got one in the USA so why hasn't aeromodelling got a physical home in the UK? Is it important? Would you like to see one and who would pay for it? Have your say and vote in our new poll - just check out the forum chat and poll using the link below! . . . .
David Ashby  |  Jul 18, 2011  |  0 comments
Graupner's redesigned MX range has now arrived in the form of the new MX-12, 16 and 20 radios - respectively 6, 8 and 12-channel units. The transmitter is quite a stylish beast with etched side panels and a blue back-lit screen lending a classy persona. Programming is via two touch sensitive dials and all the usual mid-range capabilities are there along with full telemetric capability with receiver voltage permenantly displayed on the screen. Sensors available separately include a GPS module, RPM, and temperature units.
David Ashby  |  Jun 04, 2011  |  0 comments
We've just added a newvideo. Seagull Turbo Raven - the new model seen during a test flight, some smooth aero for the camera. The review is in the new July 2011 issue of RCM&E. Click here to go straight to the video section.
David Burton  |  May 10, 2011  |  0 comments
I thought it was time for a few more videos this time to accompany my article on the stall in RCM&E's recent May 2011 issue. So sit back, grab a cuppa and savour these classic examples. . .
David Ashby  |  Apr 27, 2011  |  0 comments
If you've wondered what it takes to build a model then Danny Fenton's time-laspe Webbit build provides all the answers and in double-quick time. Danny set up a webcam linked to his forum build blog last weekend and has just edited the stills down to this instructive video. So, make a cuppa, sit back and relax as Danny does all the hard work and the Webbit comes together. .
David Ashby  |  Mar 10, 2011  |  0 comments
Welcome to this little photo round-up from the Nuremburg 2011 trade expo. You'll find our main report in the April 2011 issue of RCM&E (on sale 11th March) and here we sign off with some more items that we didn't quite have room for in the magazine. Nuremburg is where the world model industry meets to showcasethe new products that should appear over the course of thenext 12 months. It's very very big and it's very busy but, we've done the footwork for you so just sit back then and enjoy the goodies.


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