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Tony Nijhuis  |  Jan 26, 2010  |  0 comments
This article was first published in the RCM&E 2008 Special Issue. It was also re-printed in the recent Tony Nijhuis Special Issueshould readers prefer a paper version with more photos etc. - Ed. So here we are, one year on from the last RCM&E Special and another warbird with which to whet your appetite.
Paul Strawson  |  Dec 04, 2009  |  0 comments
The Maricardo plan can be purchased atMyHobbyStore. com I first became interested in the Maricardo when I saw one being flown back in 1985. Harvey Murray, a friend of mine, was flying all types of aerobatic manoeuvres on the Kettle Field with his Maricardo in a very impressive manner. Harvey’s model was built to the original plan (Radio Modeller 1985) with an upright engine, the original amount of dihedral and banded-on wings.
Tony Nijhuis  |  Nov 11, 2009  |  0 comments
The Hawk plan was originally published in 2004 and, along with the canopy and intakes, can be purchased atMyHobbyStore. com Now here’s something a little unexpected. . .
Peter Miller  |  Nov 10, 2009  |  0 comments
The Bootlace plan can be purchased at MyHobbyStore. com I’ve always had an interest in American racing aircraft, and though I’ve built a few over the years, I’d never tried my hand at a Shoestring. Ironically, given that this classic ‘40s racer was popular with full-size home-builders for its simplicity, there are a number of problems in translating the aircraft’s design into a satisfactory scale model. Eventually, however, I was able to distil the shapes or styling of the original into this sports aerobatic model, the Bootlace.
Ray Wood  |  Aug 12, 2009  |  0 comments
The Euro Twin plan can be purchased here. What motivated me to design ‘Euro Twin’? Actually, it stems from my fear of the unthinkable occurring! Imagine the Grey Polystyrene mine, located somewhere in Germany, running dry. ARGH! Perish the thought! Aeromodellers the world over would have to start building again! My current electric flying (pun intended) includes one hour a week plus at the local sports field, where summer evenings become most enjoyable once the wind has dropped to a mere zephyr, and dog walkers have gone home. Having the ability to fly silently just 200 yards from my front door has enabled a 200% increase over my old weekly air time; local children show some amazing interest, which reminds me of those days I spent back in the sixties watching single channel fliers on Dartford Heath, and the ensuing searches in gorse and bracken to locate stray models.
David Ashby  |  Jul 23, 2009  |  0 comments
The Pioneer plan can be purchased atwww. myhobbystore. com One of the unsung heroes of British military aviation the Pioneer first flew in 1947. It was designed for RAF support of troops in forward areas.
Chris Reid  |  Jul 20, 2009  |  0 comments
The Funterceptor plan can be purchased at MyHobbyStore. com It's funny how ideas for new designs come about. Whilst using a can of Humbrol spray enamel I noticed that the cap was just the right shape to make a cowl for a small-ish FW-190, although closer investigation revealed that for true scale the model would actually be tiny, at only 15" long. .
Tony Nijhuis  |  Jul 15, 2009  |  0 comments
The DH Vampire plan and canopy can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com Some of you may be thinking, "I'm sure I've seen this model before somewhere". .
Nigel Hawes  |  Jul 13, 2009  |  0 comments
The Eze-Fan plan can be purchased at MyHobbyStore. com along with the canopy moulding. Back issues (July 2007) containing the plan and this build article are also still available. Click here for extra build pics.
David Ashby  |  Jul 07, 2009  |  0 comments
Update 7/7/09 - We've just noticed a printing error in the latest August issue of RCM&E relating to the pricing of the canopy and cowl cheek mouldings. Our apologies but the correct price of the set should be £13. 99 and not as stated. Please accept our apologies.
Ray Huntley  |  Jun 19, 2009  |  0 comments
The Piwakawaka plan can be purchased atwww. myhobbystore. com I spent two fantastic months during 2004 touring New Zealand - a country that boasts wonderful scenery and is an aeromodellers dream, with innumerable potential flying fields and slope soaring sites. As an avid modeller for the past 50 years I felt it my duty to seek out fellow soul mates, and whilst in Blenheim on South Island I made contact with the local fliers and enjoyed a couple of sessions with them (purely as a spectator, as they all fly mode 1 and I fly mode 2).
Pete Kessell  |  Jun 18, 2009  |  0 comments
You can purchase the Apollo plan at www. myhobbystore. com After many years spent flying in Kent, I retired to Dorset and joined the Phoenix MFC, a very friendly and well-organised club. Electric gliding has proved to be pretty popular here, and having competed in many glider events up and down the UK over many years I decided to design a model that fitted the bill for the clubs electric thermal competition.
Peter Miller  |  Jun 11, 2009  |  0 comments
The Sonerai plan is £9. 95 atwww. myhobbystore. com I wanted a model for winter flying, the requirement being that it should fit in the car in one piece, be tough enough for rough-field abuse and be easy to hand-launch by the pilot.
Nigel Hawes  |  May 21, 2009  |  0 comments
The Tornado plan and mouldingscan be purchased atMyHobbyStore. com Please note that the article below is published to assist those building the Tornado. Nigel wrote the article in 2004 since when cheap brushless motors, ESCs and Li-Po batteries have become commonplaceeffectlively replacingNiCD and NiMH cells along with brushed motors and gearboxes in most applications. A 400-600 watt brushless power system is suggested for this model.
Mike Parry  |  May 18, 2009  |  0 comments
Got a spare .15? What are you waiting for!The Hoehnia plan is just £5.95 at