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Lindsay Todd  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments
When I first started flying in the 1980s, with my father, most models of the time, at least in our club, were quite traditional. However, Leicester Model Centre (LMC) changed all that with the release of several fibreglass fuselage and foam wing 'jet' designs that were prop driven and became rather popular.
Richard Harris  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments
It has been refreshing to see traditional building making a small comeback, even more so over the last few months where a little bit more building time has been available. In turn this has encouraged small UK kit manufacturers to revitalise older classics with more modern construction techniques, and with fresh new designs springing up for budding builders to tackle.
David Ashby  |  Feb 01, 2021  |  0 comments
Chris Peers and his collaborator 'Spartacus' are well known model builders. In 2013, on a commission from warbirder Dave Gent, they set about a quarter-scale model of the Percival Proctor. Designed to 1/4-scale their model has an impressive wingspan of 120 inches and was fitted with a ZDZ 40cc petrol engine.
David Ashby  |  Jan 29, 2021  |  5 comments
As you may be aware, this site and forum will be migrated to a new platform very soon. There are several reasons for this withmobile device compatibility improvements being justone. The new forum will be based on Invision, a popular and flexible platform. Many of you may already visit forums based on this and be familiar with their general operation.
David Ashby  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Flying models of the Pfalz DIII or DIIIa are rather thin on the ground. If you look at the original you get an inkling of why that is so - the moulded plywood fuselage, the large spinner and the lozenge covering. But there are modellers who thrive on such challenges and Mário Vilaça is one such hardy soul.
Andy Ellison  |  Dec 31, 2020  |  0 comments
If they're having fun then they'll want to go again. . . Have we given up trying to save the hobby for the next generation or do we have to adapt to change to ensure its continuation? Are our flying clubs destined to deteriorate into fields of grumpy old men depleting slowly and recounting tales of how it used to be? As the BMFA struggle on with their free flight founded education programme I was asked if there was anything we can do, individually or as a club in R/C land, to encourage new youngsters in, or help keep the ones we already have.
David Ashby  |  Nov 30, 2020  |  0 comments
Second time around as an RCM&E cover model, here's another look at Paul Rice's superb Supermarine S6B. Join Alex Whittaker for a taste of what we've been missing after the Covid crisis put a stop to many waterplane meetings.
David Ashby  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments
24 days, 24 prizes! As the year end approaches (and especiallyafter the year we've all been having) what better time to have a little fun in the form of our popular Advent Prize Draw! Drop into the forum every day till the 24th December to grab a chancing of winning a prize. Thanks to our friends at J. Perkins Distribution, Sarik Hobbies and Overlander Batteries we've some fab things to hand out to 24 lucky winners. It all starts on 1st December, see you then! .
David Ashby  |  Oct 25, 2020  |  0 comments
Alex, our roving reporter, still finds himself in lockdown and without any of the usual shows and model flying events to visit he consoles us with his ringside view of all the comings and goings at an imaginary Scale Nationals competition, which is held is normal times at RAF Barkston Heath.
David Ashby  |  Oct 14, 2020  |  0 comments
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