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RCME Staff  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Tony Nijhuis has revisited his 2015 design for a 42" Hawk and scaled it upby 18%; squeezing in HobbyKing's 12-bladed 90mm EDF has delivered a power increase that more than offsets the weight penalty of a 50in-span FREE PRO-PLAN BAe Hawk Tony Nijhuis’ 50in EDF Hawk is nearly a fifth bigger than his original, and twice as powerful. But which does he prefer? Sprite More than a micro-sized F3A-type pattern ship, Sprite is a gentleman's accessory, indispensable on safari TUTORIALS Control authority Are you making the most of your transmitter's programming potential? David Burton explains how rates, expo’, and modes can take the load off the pilot Solid state advice Ensuring that your radio system is safe, says ColinStrauss, means choosing and using every link in the RC chain with care NEW DIRECTIONS Friendly rivalry Club competitions: a light-hearted challenge willbring members together for some fun and flying The Bowden: A quirky affair Alex Whittaker holds his breath at The Bowden, a jewel in the crown of free-flight competitions A grand day out Phil Charlesworth and Greg Rumpf tell you how begin packing for a cracking adventure in rocketry; bring your own cheese Knowledge is power Fancy trying your hand with a turbine? Take an airexperience flight with Graham Ashby, who taps the dials and offers a handful of hints to help you on your way WORKSHOP A brush with success Alex Whittaker peels the masking tape off his first attempts at airbrushing A man & his lathe A lathe can be a modeller's best friend, offering the means to make bespoke parts Radial realism Add scale realism to your radial engine with a collector- ring exhaust ‘Quiet(er) revolutions A simple, low-cost mod’ to quieten petrol engine exhausts with no power penalty FEATURES Das letzte interview Bringing the FW190 back to life: Claus Colling's final interview about FlugWerk is a story of chance, determination, and an Englishman called Arthur Bentley Half a world away Brian Winch takes a road trip in search of the character (and characters) of the Australian RC scene MPX EasyGlider 4 “How do you improve a motor glider that has already become a modern classic?” David Ashby reviews the latest EasyGlider Real Flair Graham Ashby takes an close look at the qualities that make each and every Flair Scout a distinct personality A moment in time Daniel Riedweg describes the journey leading to the moment of truth at the F4 World Champs – the judges’ verdict Heavy metal For many RC flyers, large warbirds are the holy grail, but with ownership comes oversight from the powers that be. . .
RCME Staff  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Hinge Thing These days when we need to hinge a control surface such as an elevator, aileron, or rudder, we troop off to the model shop and select an off-the-peg commercial solution. All well and good. However, in ye olden days we used to sew control surfaces to flying surfaces with ordinary cotton thread. As a young bloke, sewn hinges contributed to the viability of my scratch-built control-liners, free fight power models, and early radio jobs.
Tim Mackey  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  0 comments
Welcome to our new glossary, designed for beginners or anyone seeking clarity or the meaning of the many abbreviations used in connection with model flying. If there are others you feel we can add to the database then please use the forum thread link below to make your suggestions and we'll make sure they're included. 35 MHz (35 Meg)- see frequency 2. 4GHz / 2.
RCME Staff  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Scale models don’t come crisper than this 124” span, 1/5-scale, Lysander III built by Chris Peers and the elusive Spartacus. Alex Whittaker tracked down both the men and their model and you can see what all the fuss is about starting on page 110 FREE PRO-PLANS DESTINY Peter Miller brings his Angel series to a curvatious conclusion with this 56” span sport aerobat that awaits your . 40 four-stroke HALF TONE Shaun Garrity has another blast from the past in the form of a Dave Platt sporster that promotes simple pleasures REGULARS SWITCH ON News of a 12-hour flyathon and lots more… COUNTERPOINT New products heading your way ALL WRITE Over to you… GOING PLACES Our updated events listing MARKETPLACE Your FREE reader ad’ service NEXT ISSUE It’s the Special with a big new jet plan from Tony Nijhuis! COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch takes the heat out of his engines WEEKENDERS Whittaker considers classic bipes and a clever starting idea ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker reports from a slew of summer soaring events MAKE IT SCALE Barkston bound Danny Fenton gets the Chippy ready and explains how to mould Depron BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper gets stuck into spoked wheels and a new old-timer FEATURES PILOTS’ PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects COSFORD 2017 Despite the gloomy weather, the LMA’s big bash was as memorable as ever! SUBSCRIBE! …and we’ll send you a FREE battery charger! USING FLIGHT CONTROLLERS PT. 1 Increasingly found in fixed wing models, Lee Schofield starts a new series aimed at showing how it’s done PSSA ON THE LLEYN Fab weather made for memorable soaring as Phil Cooke reports ALBATROS Mark Wilkins describes how his wonderful 44” span D.
RCME Staff  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments
A round up of the very best from our photographic competition at www. modelflying. co. uk As we hope you’ll have noticed, we’re very particular about our photography here atRCM&Eand so, for a bit of fun, we asked readers and website members to share their photographic efforts and post them online at www.
RCME Staff  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Andrew Hilton's Eindecker is proof of what can be achieved with a good kit as the starting point. Taking three years to complete, his Balsa USA Eindekker 90 is one such example and you can see more starting on page 110. FREE PRO-PLANS GO JET Shaun Garrity revisits a classic, easy-build sport jet from the days when one set of radio gear was all you had. .
RCME Staff  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments
The last time we were gathered here I signed off by promising to show you how to make a perfect wire wrap solder joint, but before we do, I’m going to iron out a few wrinkles following feedback from well-meaning readers that states: Washing items with water prior to soldering could be a problem in hard water areas, as a deposit might be left on the job. It’s not a good idea to use emery cloth or wet-and-dry abrasive material, as any residual grit particles will cause a problem when soldering. Kitchen detergent contains silicone, which could prevent solder from adhering to the metal. Lightly solder-tack the two tinned wires together, fold a return in the binding wire.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s interesting that, at a time when the RAF trained new recruits on the Tiger Moth, the USAF used a machine that weighed nearly twice as much. The PT-17’s muscular appearance still appeals and Seagull’s new ARTF Super Stearman is no exception. Turn to page 110 for our review. FREE PRO-PLAN VERHEES DELTA Max Z’s 1/6-scale take on the homebuilt delta will certainly turn heads but, best of all, it flies well too GIGI Shaun Garrity casts aside his wing phobia to build a classic little bipe REGULARS SWITCH ON Racing through the fjords, Lidl start a new craze and lots more in our news round-up COUNTERPOINT Your new product round-up PILOTS PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects ALL WRITE Over to you… GOING PLACES Places to go in the coming months MARKETPLACE Your FREE classified ad’ service NEXT ISSUE Tim Hooper’s new Civilian Coupe plan and lots more! COLUMNS BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper puts some air under the Citabria wings and finds a Flea he admires WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch continues his quest to keep those engines cool by packing a cowl with foam! ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker goes over the top to explore the phenomenon that is dynamic soaring WEEKENDERS Whittaker heads off to the Woodstock for Wrinklies FEATURES TOP GUN 2017 Danny Fenton reports from the Sunshine State A BIT ON THE SIDE Ever wondered why your motor appears misaligned? Dave Burton explores the world of thrust lines SUBSCRIBE! …and we’ll send you a FREE Fastrax transmitter bag! SAFE ARRIVAL PT.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments
The Sopwith Camel, so the popular saying goes, offered its pilot three choices: the Victoria Cross, the Red Cross, or a wooden cross: the Camel downed more enemy aircraft than any other scout in W. W. I - it’s credited with 1294 victories - but it was also responsible for a lot of own-goals. In the 17 months during which the Camel was operational, it wasn’t just combat that claimed the lives of its pilots.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER VTOL - vertical take-off and landing - has been one of those model flying holy grails with plenty of near misses over the years. Perhaps it was always going to take a good brand like E-flite, to crack it, but crack it they really have and you can read all about their new Convergence starting on page 32 FREE PRO-PLAN TIGER 72
 Spread over two sheets, Jim Newberry's 72” span sportster ticks all the boxes, it's big, very pretty and will soon become a firm favourite REGULARS SWITCH ON 
EASA have been busy and there's lots more in your monthly news round-up COUNTERPOINT
 Why not give a model a good home? ALL WRITE Over to you GOING PLACES Your busy events diary MARKETPLACE Sell it quick with our FREE reader ad’ service NEXT ISSUE
 Two plans, we test Seagull's lovely Stearman, Danny Fenton visits Top Gun and plenty more! COLUMNS ON SILENT WINGS
 Enjoying fabulous weather, Simon Cocker reports from the year's first aerotow fly-in at Middle Wallop WIZARD OF OZ
 As Brian Winch discovers, inadequate engine cooling can be very expensive! WEEKENDERS
 Whittaker terminates his undercarriage and finds an extraordinary Jungmeister PAINLESS 360 
Lee Schofield compares battery technologies and looks at the latest batch of new products RETRO RAMBLINGS
 Shaun Garrity with another retro round-up FEATURES SUBSCRIBE
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