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David Ashby  |  Jun 25, 2008  |  0 comments
Welcome back, it's 1965 already so let's look at another aeromodelling year through the eyes of RCM&E archive issues. Looking back at 1964, the magazine noted the menace of walkie talkie radios and the growth of proportional control although admitted that we were a few jumps behind the U. S. The big news going into 1965 was the ruling that meant all models with i.
David Ashby  |  Jun 20, 2008  |  0 comments
This is our review model flying earlier this month . . . .
David Ashby  |  May 20, 2008  |  0 comments
A new Guinness World Record was set earlier this month at the Southeastern Electric Flight Festival, near Altlanta Georgia, U. S. A. for the total number of R/C model aircraft flown at the same time within a period of one minute.
Andy Ellison  |  May 13, 2008  |  0 comments
A happy Spencer Lisenby recovers Kinetic, his own-design glider after setting the new world Dynamic Soaring speed record at 357mph (John Buxton photo) On April 30th 2008 American Spencer Lisenby Dynamic Soared his own-design 100" span Kinetic glider to a new world record speed of 357mph. Spencer was flying at Weldon hill, Lake Isabella, California in winds exceeding 50mph over the top of the ridge. Earlier in the day he had broken the existing world record of 316mph by pushing the speed up to 333mph before his later flight when fellow soarer Jason Lilly measured the Kinetic at 357mph around the bottom turn of the circuit. DS speeds have been stuck in the low 300's of late while development work has been carried out in conjunction with the manufacturer of the portable radar guns used to measure these slippery gliders.
David Ashby  |  May 12, 2008  |  0 comments
I met Dave Chinery at the Bickley electric meeting yesterday. Some may recall that Dave wrote a regular electric flight column for RCM&E a few years ago and he's still busy as can be seen by just a glance at his latest creation - this 123" span version of the Fairey Long Range Monoplane. Two full size examples of this aircraft were built, the first in 1928. They were designed to experiment and study long range flight charcteristics, the second aircraft capturing the world record in 1933 with a flight of 5410 miles from Cranwell to South Africa.
David Ashby  |  May 08, 2008  |  0 comments
The respected Czech electric flight manufacturer RCM-Pelikan has introduced its own range of Li-Po batteries. The new RAY ‘airplane’ range of Li-Po packs are rated at 25C and available in all the popular capacity sizes. The packs are fitted with E-Tec/Enerland type balance connectors, and distributor Puffin Models can supply suitable balancers and balance plug converter leads. Pricing is competitive, £14.