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RCME Staff  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER When top-notch modelling and beautiful engineering are combined in the realisation of a scale aircraf t that, due to its many technical and structural challenges, is rare as hen's teeth on our flightlines, you have to give credit where it's due. And due it certainly is for Chris Peers and his shadowy cohort known only as Spartacus. The combined skills of these accomplished model aeronautical engineers has produced a replica to be savoured. Read all about it on page 44.
Mike Freeman  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments
There’s no denying that Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries have revolutionised electric flight. Gone are the days when getting an electric model to fly above head height was considered an achievement. Electric flight is now a direct (some say better) alternative to i. c.
RCME Staff  |  Dec 13, 2018  |  0 comments
on the cover We don't need much of an excuse to put a highly detailed warbird on the cover and, fortunately, this month we've got good reason. You see, not only do we have Mike Booth's supremely practical tips on applying an authentic patina (page 92), we've also got an inspirational piece by Andy Blackburn on owning and flying larger warbirds (page 12). Our cover model, meanwhile, is Chuck Hamilton's outstanding Dauntless SBD from the Jerry Bates plan, pictured at Top Gun 2017. Photo: Danny Fenton free pro-plans PUSHOVER Back with another golden age classic, Shaun Garrity describes a well- behaved pusher that's suitable for all manner of propulsion systems FIRESTREAK Mike White's adaptable, quick-build aerobatic warmliner is a model for all conditions and all occasions regulars SWITCH ON – Special Feature Dave Roberts cosies up with the Japanese team at the Swiss F4C World Champs and concludes that scale modelling is an international language COUNTERPOINT Kits, blingy bits, gadgets and gimmicks, lock up yer wonga or risk losing it on impulse! ALL WRITE Readers’ letters.
RCME Staff  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments
on the cover There's something very special about scale helicopters, more so when they're beautifully detailed one-of fs that are made to the highest of standards and just ooze the character of the full-size from every nut, Jesus bolt and rivet. We've called Martin Fraser's scratch-built Westland Wessex a masterpiece in miniature but, in truth, that doesn't do it justice. Take a closer look on page 50 and admire its awesomeness. Photo: Alex Whittaker free pro-plan GÖ1 WOLF A very short full-size production run does nothing to reduce the appeal of this classic ‘30s soarer.
RCME Staff  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Visit any flying site and you’ll notice that, whether i. c. or electric powered, the majority of models being flown are single-engine. That’s not to say that twins aren’t seen, but for many the journey into multi-engine installations is a trip into the unknown and, therefore, often avoided like the plague! One reason for this is probably the cost, as models with multiple power units are, by nature, more expensive to build and operate.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 18, 2018  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Our Alex has been at it all summer, travelling the length and breadth of the country in pursuit of the show circus and some of the finest R/C models in the world. We happen to know he’s got at least one SD card full of fabulous aerodyne images that’ll have you itching to make a start on that dream project. Look no further than page 112 for a snap or two of Steve Rickett’s outstanding Douglas Boston III and a hint of what’s to come. Photo: Alex Whittaker FREE PRO-PLANS MOONGLOW VI Embracing the joys of a 15cc petrol engine, Shaun Garrity turns back the F3A clock with a superb retro aerobat SNAP DRAGON Ease yourself into the workshop this winter with Richard Harris’ diminutive 3-channel sportster REGULARS SWITCH ON All change at Cosford, Rich Harris’ popular Panther autogyro gets a kit of parts, a funding cut for the RNHF, and more COUNTERPOINT Kits bits and blingy bits, designed to tease that wad of tenners from your wallet ALL WRITE Have your say in RCM&E’s gentlemanly equivalent of Speakers’ Corner GOING PLACES Indoors is where it’s at.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments
Believe it or not, the F-13 probably represents the high point of technical and commercial innovation in Hugo Junkers’ privately-owned Junkers Flugzeugwerke. Forget all the Ju-somethings of W. W. II, they came after both Hugo’s death in 1935 and the Nazis’ sequestration of the company.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Free Pro-Plans Cone of confusion To accompany the plans for his evergreen Panther, Rich’ Harris joins Cali Munro to explain the appeal of the autogyro Dogfight duo Tony Nijhuis recreates a pair of Korean war classics with this 26in, EDF-powered Mig-15 and F86 Sabre Features Hurricane hootenanny Blowing hard: Alex Whittaker reports on a storming weekend of scale-soaring at the PSSA’s mass-build event Model squadron First-person view: John Lancaster tells a behind-the-scenes story from C4’s recent RC re-enactment of the Battle of Britain Warbird rescue Ian Nash restores a Hangar 9 MkIX Spitfire before adding wear-and-tear weathering effects, and a touch of LED magic Airbrush basics A quick recap’ of Alex’s class for beginners Sympathy for the devil Theenfants terriblesof the RC world or a new horizon of modelling and flying challenges? Wayne Andrews makes a case for drones Elan 100 Simple pleasures: David Ashby reviews Cambrian Model’s soarer, an ‘80s design that has passed the test of time Adding lightness If you throw it in the air and it comes down again, it’s too heavy: Richard Crapp offers ways to achieve a state of enlightenedness “If you ask me. . . ” In the virtual clubhouse ofRCM&E’sreader surveys, Graham and David Ashby eavesdrop on the conversations about our hobby Reap what you sow Rebuilding Britain: the summer of ’18 brought drought for Team GB at the scale world championships.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
1946. A small boy hastily dismounts from his bicycle in a narrow lane that skirts Pendeford airfield, home of the Bolton Paul aircraft factory, and lets the machine fall against the perimeter fence. His eyes are fixed on a nearby Tiger Moth, its engine idling as it stands at the threshold of a grass runway. Here, the boy knows, is where the aeroplanes stop to prepare for take-off, the wash of their propellers flattening the close-cropped nap of the runway, and sometimes raising miniature rainbows from its rain-wetted grass.
RCME Staff  |  Aug 30, 2018  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Those who've had a go will already know that there's so much more to building a scale model than gluing A to B and sending your creation skyward on a wing and a prayer. The reality is veritable voyage of discovery, especially, as Mike Healy will attest, if you can open a line of communication with the owner and pilot of the full-size. Check out his gorgeous model ofTracey Curtis-Taylor'snews making Boeing Stearman. Photo: Graham Ashby FREE PRO-PLANS THE OHMEN Bring a vintage vibe to your flying with Peter Miller's classically- styled electric aerobat COQUETTE Just shy of 70 years ago, a young Vic Smeed introduced his pugnacious little cabin biplane to the world and it went down a storm.

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