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David Burton  |  Feb 11, 2011  |  0 comments
Wing vortices maybe a pain for aircraft and model designers alike, but it has to be said that they are sometimes very beautiful to look at! Because of this many photographers and video specialists have recorded them. In the 70’s NASA did a number of full size experiments at Langley airfield aimed at understanding wing vortices better. This video is slightly slowed down as the clock in the corner shows. Whilst this is quite a good visualisation of the vortex it doesn’t really capture the power well.
David Burton  |  May 10, 2011  |  0 comments
I thought it was time for a few more videos this time to accompany my article on the stall in RCM&E's recent May 2011 issue. So sit back, grab a cuppa and savour these classic examples. . .
Shaun Garrity  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Shaun Garrity looks back to early R/C helicopters. This time in Retro Ramblings we have something a little different - retro helicopters. It’s hard to believe it was the early 1970s when I first came across them (I suddenly feel really old). R/C helicopters were actually flying prior to this but they were mostly constructed by pioneering modellers having to figure things out for themselves, because as far as I know no commercial products were available.

David Ashby  |  Nov 05, 2014  |  0 comments
Rich Harris' Atom Special was one of the the free plans with this year's RCM&E Special Issue and it's proving very popular indeed. RCM&E's Plans Service have produced a set of parts that include the wire undercarriage and the rotor head and we've one such set to give away to a lucky winner (along with the plan of course). Just pop across to the competition area to enter. Catch up with Atom builders.
Alex Whittaker  |  Mar 04, 2015  |  0 comments
I don't mind the cold, dark, wet nights. I'm not ashamed to admit that I adore those long evenings in the shed with the radio on. I find the smell of balsa dust and machine oil very comforting. I'm definitely in 'winter project mode' at the moment, though I keep the trusty winter hack charged up just in case.
David Ashby  |  Oct 05, 2010  |  0 comments
Zulu ET plan builders should be aware of an error in the plan published with theOctober issue of RCM&E. The model, a sport/trainer has two formers that were incorrect. That's the bad news but the good news is that designer Lindsay Todd is running a step-by-step, photobuild blog (link below) and here you'll find the correct former measurements. F4 and F5 are those affected for which the correct measurements are on page 2 of the blog.


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