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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
Tony Nijhuis  |  May 14, 2009  |  0 comments
To order the Airbus plan, mouldings and/or CNC wood pack go to myhobbystore. com Given the huge success of the Airbus European Consortium over the last two decades it was only a matter of time before Airbus would challenged the military stranglehold that US manufacturers have on the aviation world with aeroplanes such as the C-130 Hercules, C-17, C-5a and C-141. The A400M is destined to be technologically superior to the Hercules by having a predominantly composite construction, state of the art avionics, enhanced cargo handling systems, a superior power plant, advanced propeller technology, and performance criteria close to that of a turbofan-powered aircraft. The internal design of the A400 has been maximised to permit payloads such as air-to-air refuelling tanks, attack helicopters, armoured combat vehicles, 116 troops, 66 stretchers plus 25 medical staff for medical evacuation, food, civil excavators and dump trucks.
Maurice Ashby  |  May 12, 2009  |  0 comments
You can order the Lacey M10 plan at www. myhobbystore. com When Joe Lacey designed and built his little M. 10 back in the late 50s and early 60s for the American home-built market he couldn't have imagined that it would become more popular as a model than it ever did as a full-size.
Peter Miller  |  May 12, 2009  |  0 comments
You can buy the Toot Sweet plan atmyhobbystore. com About ten years ago I designed a 25" span biplane that flew on a 1. 5cc diesel engine. This model, which performed nicely but was definitely not for those of a nervous disposition, was published in Radio Modeller as a free plan called Yuppy Love.
Nigel Hawes  |  May 08, 2009  |  0 comments
The Whizzza plan can be purchased at My Hobby Store. com Whizzza isa42" span, direct descendent of my 32" spanFizza featured in the May 2005 issue of RCM&E. Whizzza offers greater aerobatic capability coupled with the increased smoothness that only comes with a larger model, all assisted by a greater C of G-to-elevator moment. After a development journey involving several prototypes the design before you was born - easy to build and rugged, but with flight characteristics probably suited to the everyday club flier.
David Ashby  |  Apr 28, 2009  |  0 comments
This is the fourth in my dogfight double series, and one that, quite frankly, Ive been itching to do. Since beginning the series some five years ago with the Spitfire and Me109 the pace of electric flight technology has cracked on relentlessly, with seemingly no bounds. The early models relied on Speed-400 brushed motors, Gunther props and 9. 6V 800AR NiCad packs.
Tony Nijhuis  |  Apr 27, 2009  |  0 comments
Fast and furious. . . no, that doesn't describe the model, merely the way this design went from drawing board to RCM&E free plan.
Tony Nijhuis  |  Apr 23, 2009  |  0 comments
The plan, wood pack and mouldings for this model can be purchased at myhobbystore. com Click here to go to the Typhoon build photos page. Early in 2007 the ed. took me to one side and asked if Id be happy to design a model, the subject of which was to be decided by RCM&E readers.
Dave Royds  |  Apr 21, 2009  |  0 comments
The Edge 540 plan or Dec 2008 back issue can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com. I've always had a soft spot for the Zivko Edge.
Julian Beckett  |  Apr 20, 2009  |  0 comments
The Limit EX plan can be purchased atwww. myhobbystore. com Many moons ago, I was out slope soaring, when one of the lads produced an entire model from his rucksack. One or two of the gang smiled knowingly as this tiny little aircraft - which was all of 18" span - was committed to a 35mph blow.


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