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Nigel Hawes  |  Jul 25, 2012  |  0 comments
In Pt. 1 I described the preparation behind our attempt to fly an electric model across the English Channel. I could have no better comrade on board than electric flight supremo Brian Collins, and we'd managed to convince ourselves that it was possible. The organisation was in place, and indeed a TV crew was also in tow! Outdoor model flying enthusiasts are always at the mercy of the weather, and when controlling a model from the confines of a 6.
David Ashby  |  May 25, 2010  |  0 comments
John Buxton (photo courtesy of rcspeeds. com) Spencer Lisenby's Dynamic Soaring world record has just been broken by John Buxton. Flying in the California hills over the last weekend, John pushed the record to 445mph using a 100" span Kinetic glider. John and Spencer have been steadily breaking recordsrecords over the last year and with R/C gas turbine powered models yet to break the 400mph barrier, it seems the gliders are out in front at the moment.
David Ashby  |  May 12, 2008  |  0 comments
I met Dave Chinery at the Bickley electric meeting yesterday. Some may recall that Dave wrote a regular electric flight column for RCM&E a few years ago and he's still busy as can be seen by just a glance at his latest creation - this 123" span version of the Fairey Long Range Monoplane. Two full size examples of this aircraft were built, the first in 1928. They were designed to experiment and study long range flight charcteristics, the second aircraft capturing the world record in 1933 with a flight of 5410 miles from Cranwell to South Africa.
David Ashby  |  Oct 22, 2007  |  0 comments
Some explanation may be in order for those unfamiliar with a Podcast. Basically a free home made radio programme or indeed a downloadable professional show, Podcasts have become hugely popular over the last few years and now cover a gamut of subjects from knitting to, well, RC flying. Some RC Podcasts have come and gone over the last few years but this new show from the USA is standing the test of time. Initial episodes covered helicopters but the presenters, Chris, Jamie and Diggs have sensibly now expanded the subject matter to anything that flys.
Pete Lowe  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Foam models have given rise to all sorts of questions, not least how best to stick them together and protect them. Pete Lowe finds a few solutions using the Deluxe Materials range.

David Ashby  |  Jun 25, 2008  |  0 comments
Welcome back, it's 1965 already so let's look at another aeromodelling year through the eyes of RCM&E archive issues. Looking back at 1964, the magazine noted the menace of walkie talkie radios and the growth of proportional control although admitted that we were a few jumps behind the U. S. The big news going into 1965 was the ruling that meant all models with i.
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.
David Ashby  |  Mar 04, 2009  |  0 comments
We've had some requests from RCM&E readers for a copy of Graham Ashby's aerobatic schedule that he mentioned in March's editorial piece. This is his summer scheme designed to sharpen the fixed-wing flying skills that years of helicopter flying have blunted. We're pleased to report that he's doing very well so far although no. 13 doesn't look safe! .
David Ashby  |  Jul 18, 2011  |  0 comments
Graupner's redesigned MX range has now arrived in the form of the new MX-12, 16 and 20 radios - respectively 6, 8 and 12-channel units. The transmitter is quite a stylish beast with etched side panels and a blue back-lit screen lending a classy persona. Programming is via two touch sensitive dials and all the usual mid-range capabilities are there along with full telemetric capability with receiver voltage permenantly displayed on the screen. Sensors available separately include a GPS module, RPM, and temperature units.
David Ashby  |  Jul 01, 2009  |  0 comments
Cyril Carr has sent in some pics of his latest creation, a 1/2 scale BD5. The type is one of his favourite aircraft, made famous, you'll recall, bythe James Bond film. The BD5 has been the subject of Cyril's published plans in the past but this new version is certainly the largest, in fact thisnew model must be one of the largest EDF modelswe've seen. It's made from Depron and pink foam and powered by a Mega 120 motor with Aeronaut Turbo 4000 fan.

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