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David Ashby  |  Apr 21, 2010  |  0 comments
We broughtnewsof Tony Nijhus' massive Boeing B-50, one of the largest electric powered models in the world, last year and we'll have Tony's full account of the project in the next (June 2010) issue of RCM&E. Popping down to see him and photograph the model last week, we were joined by a freelance national news reporter so you may see the model appearing in the national press in the not too distant future. Here he is getting some snaps. .
David Ashby  |  Apr 12, 2010  |  0 comments
The sad news has reached us that David Boddington passed away on 10th April after a long illness. He was 77. The former RAF pilot, model designer, kit manufacturer, writer and magazine editor leaves a lasting legacy and will be greatly missed. There's little that Boddo, as he was affectionately known, hadn't achieved throughouta prolific aeromodelling career.
David Ashby  |  Apr 01, 2010  |  0 comments
Bert with the Sprinter prior to its unplanned journey. A Kent based model flyer is celebrating the return of a model for which he'd long since given up hope. Bert Prail last saw his 1. 75m span Reichard Sprinter disappearing into the blue yonder last summer - a consequence he attributed to flying too high and the extraordinarily strong thermal activity that had provided so much enjoyment up to that point.
David Ashby  |  Mar 10, 2010  |  0 comments
Welcome to this 'subscriber only' photo round-up from the Nuremburg 2010 trade fair. You'll find our main report in the April 2010 issue of RCM&E (on sale 12th March) and here we sign off with some more models andequipment 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, it's busy and it provides clues as to where the hobby is moving.
David Ashby  |  Feb 03, 2010  |  0 comments
The free plan in the Feb 2010 issue of RCM&E is this sweet little park-fly Bristol Fighter from Cyril Carr. Cyril has kindly sent in some build photos that we've uploaded toan albumthat should serve to assist builders. Check out the February 2010 issue preview! . .
David Ashby  |  Feb 01, 2010  |  0 comments
2/2/10 - the results are in! Clickhereto see them. The established wisdom is that mode 2 flyers exceed the number of mode 1 flyers by a substantial margin but does that still hold true? Are geographical variations apparent? Is there aNorth/South divide?Are there any mode 3 or 4 flyers out there? We asked everyone to tell us how they flew and the results are now in! Many thanks to forumite Biggles Elder Brother for his fantastic work compiling the figures. . .
David Ashby - moderatDr  |  Oct 27, 2009  |  0 comments
The unusual yet attractive Colomban Luciole, the November issue free plan, is another great design from Peter Miller's drawing board. The 60" span machine is for . 18-. 21 two-stroke engines and features flaps along with the usual controls.
David Ashby  |  Sep 07, 2009  |  0 comments
First Person View (FPV) flying has just passed a milestone with the formation of the British First Person View Model Flying Association. The BFPVMFA lists its goals as: 1. To promote the safe enjoyment of First Person View model flying. 2.
David Ashby  |  Aug 17, 2009  |  0 comments
The All Things That Fly podcast is a weekly R/C flying 'radio' show from the USA that's free to download or listen to from the ATTF website or itunes. They asked me to join them as this week's guest so you can listen or download the discussion by clicking on the link above or via the itunes website. We chat about the UK and US model flying scenes, making RCM&E magazine, 2. 4GHz and much else.
David Ashby  |  Jul 27, 2009  |  0 comments
We thought Peter Wallins' shot of clubmate's Tomas Leijon's Vimy was a worthy winner. The new September issue features some of the best entries from the recent photographic competition here at modelflying. co. uk so it's time to announce the top three! Choosing the best wasn't an easy task with the overall standard being very high, many of a standard that any professional would be proud.
David Ashby  |  Jul 01, 2009  |  0 comments
Cyril Carr has sent in some pics of his latest creation, a 1/2 scale BD5. The type is one of his favourite aircraft, made famous, you'll recall, bythe James Bond film. The BD5 has been the subject of Cyril's published plans in the past but this new version is certainly the largest, in fact thisnew model must be one of the largest EDF modelswe've seen. It's made from Depron and pink foam and powered by a Mega 120 motor with Aeronaut Turbo 4000 fan.
Dave Roberts  |  Apr 27, 2009  |  0 comments
Fancy a Camel? This ARTF version from Hanger 9 is a fine flyer Of all the terrible innovations with which the Great War ushered in the age of mechanised conflict, perhaps the most remarkable were the fighting machines that allowed the cavalry to take to the air. They brought with them a new concept - air power - to describe the struggle for technical and numerical advantage in this new arena. First, Germany's E1 Eindekker held sway over the Western Front, only to be displaced by Britain's Sopwith Pup and de Havilland 2. When, in the late summer of 1916, these aircraft were bested in turn by Germany's Albatross and Halberstaadt fighters, Britain's next ripostes were still on the drawing board: the RAE was readying the SE5, and Bristol was at work on the F2a.
David Ashby  |  Mar 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Cyril Carr has been in touch following the publication of his Propellosaurus plan in April's issue of RCM&E. Cyril wanted to point out that the carbon-fibre rod which reinforces the tail should be longer - it should go right back to the rudder hinge line, pink foam by itself would not be strong enough. He expects most builders will realise this anyway but it does no harm to mention. .
David Ashby  |  Mar 12, 2009  |  0 comments
Our full 10-page report from Nuremburg features inthe new April 2009 issue of RCM&E (on sale March 13) but just to whet you appetite here's a supplementary photo report from the vast trade show in Germany. Nuremburg is where the industry meets to showcase new releases for the forthcoming year. Every major distributor/manufacturer is there so sit back and see if anything takes your fancy! It's a vast campus, this is just one small corner and it would probably take several days just to see all theexhibitors. I liked Graupner's new unassuming 62" span Cherokee, a .
David Ashby  |  Mar 04, 2009  |  0 comments
We've had some requests from RCM&E readers for a copy of Graham Ashby's aerobatic schedule that he mentioned in March's editorial piece. This is his summer scheme designed to sharpen the fixed-wing flying skills that years of helicopter flying have blunted. We're pleased to report that he's doing very well so far although no. 13 doesn't look safe! .


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