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David Ashby  |  Apr 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Many thanks go to Tony Nijhuis for these downloadable decal sheets which will help those readers who wish to decorate their models like those above. Simply click below and then save the file to print off on the adhesive backed media of your choice. Mig-25 Decals Lightning Decals . .
Alex Whittaker  |  Mar 30, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker celebrates Indoor F/F scale models and recommends them as possible winter projects

Some of the sweetest model aeroplanes I have ever seen in my life have been indoor free-flight scale models. There is something intensely appealing about their cute size, their accurate but tiny proportions and, most of all, their cleverly judged level of detail.

Alex Whittaker  |  Aug 13, 2012  |  0 comments
The Ponnier Monoplane Racer, conceived by Albert Pagny, was specifically designed to compete in the Gordon Bennett Rheims Air Race in 1913. It had a span of 23ft 6in, and was powered by a twin-row rotary Gnome engine. The event, the third of its kind, was held on the Betheny Plain site of the historic first race in 1909. It is significant to note that even this early in the history of air racing, eight of the nine entries flew monoplanes.
Alex Whittaker  |  Jun 19, 2012  |  0 comments
In the period immediately after the Second World War, the coming of the jet engine saw much innovation in both civilian and military aviation. At the time the possibilities of the jet age were vaguely glimpsed, but largely unknown. However, the arrival of jet power did prompt the need for broader training opportunities, and a number of manufacturers, sensing commercial possibilities, rose to the challenge. At that time there was also much discussion about the effects of fast jet flight on human physiology.
Tom Bailey  |  May 14, 2007  |  0 comments
Here’s a peek at the IL300, a special issue in-line four cylinder effort from engine giants O. S. It’s being utilised here by Australian Tom Watson in a fantastic Tiger Moth – click the image for a bigger view. We’ll have more on the IL300 with a full review from Brian Winch in this year’s RCM&E Special, which is due out in September.
David Ashby  |  Mar 27, 2013  |  0 comments
Multiplex have announced that J. Perkins Distribution will be their sole agent in the UK going forward. The German firm are owned by Hitec of South Korea who themselvesalready usePerkins for UK distribution so the news comes as little surprise to industry watchers. Just received, the press release is as follows: MULTIPLEX Modellsport GmbH & Co.
David Ashby  |  Nov 05, 2007  |  0 comments
The new look British Model Flying Association (BMFA) website is now live. To this observers eyes it looks fresher and seems to be easier to navigate although more important, it still provides a comprehensive list of clubs in the UK and should be a first port of call for anyone seeking somewhere to fly. Click here to visit the site. .
David Ashby  |  Sep 07, 2009  |  0 comments
First Person View (FPV) flying has just passed a milestone with the formation of the British First Person View Model Flying Association. The BFPVMFA lists its goals as: 1. To promote the safe enjoyment of First Person View model flying. 2.
David Ashby  |  Nov 29, 2012  |  0 comments
This is an unusual item not previously seen. It's a computer programme, designed for club use in orderto keep an eye on finances and to help with membership tracking and BMFA submissions. It's the brainchild of Max Cairns, a retired programmer,who found himself filling a club secretary/treasurer role before deciding to make lifea lot easier and reduce the paperwork. What does it do? First -it keeps track of membership data - names, addresses, telephone numbers, email address, BMFA numbers, proficiency standards, etc.
David Ashby  |  Oct 20, 2014  |  0 comments
Lindsay Todd's Lockheed Vega was the free plan with RCM&E's Aug and Sept 2014 issues. Spanning 57. 5", it's a superb rendition of the classic golden era machine and to celebrate the new lser-cut/CNC parts pack we're giving one away! Just click here to get along to the competition area and don't forget to check Lindsay's Vega build blog. .
David Ashby  |  Oct 08, 2007  |  0 comments
Make a nice Christmas prezzie don't you think?
David Ashby  |  May 08, 2008  |  0 comments
The respected Czech electric flight manufacturer RCM-Pelikan has introduced its own range of Li-Po batteries. The new RAY ‘airplane’ range of Li-Po packs are rated at 25C and available in all the popular capacity sizes. The packs are fitted with E-Tec/Enerland type balance connectors, and distributor Puffin Models can supply suitable balancers and balance plug converter leads. Pricing is competitive, £14.
David Ashby  |  Aug 14, 2011  |  0 comments
They've got one in the USA so why hasn't aeromodelling got a physical home in the UK? Is it important? Would you like to see one and who would pay for it? Have your say and vote in our new poll - just check out the forum chat and poll using the link below! . . . .

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