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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! .
David Ashby  |  Feb 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Just back from Nurmeburg, our cameras have been busy snapping all the new models and equpiment on show. We'll have a full report in the next (Apr) issue but in the meantime here are a few new models to whet your appetite. With bags of character, this new Elektro-Trainer S from Graupner looks like it'll fly better then the training remit demands. Looks good on floats too! This is Weston UK's new 27" span Mini Magnum for electric or .
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 . . . .