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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.
David Ashby  |  Apr 28, 2008  |  0 comments
JST-XH - This is the most popular balancer plug type and found on Li-Pos from the Far East. This article first appeared in the August 2007 issue of RCM&E. Things have moved on a little since the article appeared and balancer plug converter leads are now available from most electric flight specialists and some distributors covering the four main Li-Po battery balance plug types you see pictured. The article went on to describe balancer units available at the time and I've omitted this section given that combined balancer-chargers now dominate the marketplace.
David Ashby  |  Apr 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Many thanks go to Tony Nijhuis for these downloadable decal sheets which will help those readers who wish to decorate their models like those above. Simply click below and then save the file to print off on the adhesive backed media of your choice. Mig-25 Decals Lightning Decals . .