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Kevin Crozier  |  Jul 09, 2021  |  0 comments
It's been a while since we lasted posted a video, so we are going to try have a concerted effort to post some short films on a more regular basis. Nothing fancy, just showing what we've been up to.
Kevin Crozier  |  Jul 09, 2021  |  0 comments

RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS
VOLUME 64 ISSUE 8

On Sale: 23rd July 2021

 |  Jul 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Paul Cox reveals a simple way to bring your receiver status light to the fore

Knowing that your transmitter is solidly bound with your model's receiver can be a concern if the receiver is buried in the bowels of your pride and joy and you’re unable to view the status light to give you comfort and confidence.

David Ashby  |  Jul 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Dynam are back and quality levels have improved too. David Ashby flies a biplane classic

I don’t know about you, but I do feel a little guilty when I see the great chunks of polystyrene used to protect foam models. It doesn’t bear thinking about how long that stuff will take to break down in landfill, making Dynam’s all-cardboard packaging a welcome sight.

Alex Whittaker  |  Jun 24, 2021  |  0 comments
In a Model Magic double header, Alex Whittaker celebrates two models from ace scale man, Gerhard Reinsch

I was told about the death of Gerd Reinsch in early August 2020. Gerhard was loved by many involved with the UK large scale model circuit. His lovely manner and ready sense of humour endeared him to his many UK fans. Most of all, he was famous for his large scale, highly detailed model aircraft which he flew with consummate skill.

Tim Hooper  |  Jun 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Out of lockdown, Tim Hooper heads for the flying field to test fly some recent new builds and refurbs.

Flying wise it was a no-go for several weeks. Our field was shut, just as you'd expect when the weather turns gloriously sunny. Yes, I know that it would be possible to maintain the required social distancing on the flight line, but the clubhouse and pits could be problematical, and it simply wasn't worth the risk.

Shaun Garrity  |  Jun 18, 2021  |  0 comments
Shaun Garrity takes advantage of the lockdown to have a clear out and uses some rediscovered plumbing parts to make some model racks

Lock down has actually had a number of benefits in the Garrity household. With all this time spent inside the home, I had finally run out of excuses for all those jobs I’ve been repeatedly putting to the back of the queue for far longer than I would care to admit.

Bruce Corfe  |  Jun 18, 2021  |  0 comments
Who says size doesn't matter! Bruce Corfe checks out a mega-model in sunny Western Australia

Whoever said 'size doesn't matter' had obviously never heard of Perth modeller, Andrew Herzfeld. Andrew has created, from scratch, not one but two enormous turbine-powered scale model airliners; the one featured here is his awe-inspiring four-engine 747-400 'Queen of the Sky'. Andrew claims it is the largest flying model Jumbo Jet (dramatic pause...) in the World!

Joe Collicutt  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Joe Collicutt describes his finely tuned method of building from plans using Depron rather than balsa.

Lots of people have become used to using Depron sheet as a building material in the past decade or so and some have designed whole models out of the stuff. A typical example being the Ultimate biplane by Dave Royds, as featured in the December 2009 edition of RCM&E. However, I am not aware of many builders who have employed it extensively to make a sizeable scale model from plans designed for balsa wood.

Kevin Crozier  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Starved of his flying fix the Editor enjoys taking the latest Twister helicopter for a spin around his living room.

Thanks to you-know-what and the ensuing New Year lockdown, club flying earlier this year was a non-starter. Grrr!

However, with the arrival of the latest Twister Ninja 250 micro helicopter, distributed by J Perkins, I was still able to keep my thumbs on the sticks, albeit in the rather more restricted confines of my living room. It's a real sweetie, so let's take a closer look at what's in the box.

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