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David Ashby  |  Mar 16, 2012  |  0 comments
This is our concluding round-up of new products displayed at Nuremburg 2012. Great Planes' 72" span Waco bipe was released a little while ago but is included here as it's just so pretty. Avanti S is the first jet from SebArt. It spans 2m and requires a Jet-Cat P100 RX trubine.
David Ashby  |  Mar 05, 2013  |  0 comments
Welcome to RCM&E's round up of extra pics to accompany the Nuremburg 2013's main show report that you'll find in the April issue. In the toy crossover market, Silverlit were showing off their motion control units. Expect to see more R/C helicopters with i-device compatibility too. We'll take a normal Tx any day.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Paris 1908: the artistic establishment, already shocked by Matisse’s fauvism, is being challenged by Picasso’s cubist vision of a reconstructed world, and changed by the speed and technology captured in Severini’s futurism. And in a garret among the city’s rooftops, an earnest 23-year old is caught up with yet another of the new century’s revolutionary visions: aviation. YOUTHFUL REBELLION Whatever the Yorkshire-born Robert Blackburn, hard at work over his drawings, might have made of his continental contemporaries’ paintings, it’s quite possible to imagine him empathising with their willingness to confront conventional thinking. When Blackburn, only a year or two out of university, had joined his father’s drawing office at Green’s, the Leeds-based stream-roller manufacturer, he’d found that the determinedly nineteenth-century practices of the factory allowed little room for the progressive ideas encouraged by his engineering training.
Alex Whittaker  |  Jun 24, 2021  |  0 comments
In a Model Magic double header, Alex Whittaker celebrates two models from ace scale man, Gerhard Reinsch

I was told about the death of Gerd Reinsch in early August 2020. Gerhard was loved by many involved with the UK large scale model circuit. His lovely manner and ready sense of humour endeared him to his many UK fans. Most of all, he was famous for his large scale, highly detailed model aircraft which he flew with consummate skill.

Shaun Garrity  |  Jun 18, 2021  |  0 comments
Shaun Garrity takes advantage of the lockdown to have a clear out and uses some rediscovered plumbing parts to make some model racks

Lock down has actually had a number of benefits in the Garrity household. With all this time spent inside the home, I had finally run out of excuses for all those jobs I’ve been repeatedly putting to the back of the queue for far longer than I would care to admit.

RCME Staff  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments
A round up of the very best from our photographic competition at www. modelflying. co. uk As we hope you’ll have noticed, we’re very particular about our photography here atRCM&Eand so, for a bit of fun, we asked readers and website members to share their photographic efforts and post them online at www.
Steve Sales  |  Jun 11, 2013  |  0 comments
Gemini is the first Elapor biplane from Multiplex and has been designed as an easy introduction to two wings. Since the model is called Gemini I can only assume that the link with the star sign (the twins) is the fact that it has two wings? Anyway, whatever it is that’s in the name there’s no denying it’s a good looking little model that appears to take a few design cues from the Ultimate biplane, which to my mind is no bad thing. Moulded around an outrunner motor of the 600 class, with power from a modest 3s 1800 - 3300mAh Li-Po battery pack, the Gemini should be a relatively inexpensive proposition. You’ll forgive me for the following cliché, but when the box lid is opened one is presented with an Elapor foam model of exquisite quality.
Editorial team  |  Dec 12, 2006  |  0 comments
Adevelopment of the Grumman F9 Panther, the F9F Cougar differed by nature of a swept wing, horizontal tailplane and improved performance. The Panther hadn't fared too well against the MiG-15 in the Korean war and the Cougar was developed to remmedy this situation, although it arrived too late to see action. With hostilities at an end, the Cougar went on to serve in reconnissance and target drone roles and was later adopted by the US Navy aerobatic team – The Blue Angels – as their first jet display aircraft. THE KIT Developed to a scale of 1:5 from original factory drawings, the kit is by Airworld in Germany.
David Ashby  |  Mar 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Cyril Carr has been in touch following the publication of his Propellosaurus plan in April's issue of RCM&E. Cyril wanted to point out that the carbon-fibre rod which reinforces the tail should be longer - it should go right back to the rudder hinge line, pink foam by itself would not be strong enough. He expects most builders will realise this anyway but it does no harm to mention. .
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.
David Ashby  |  Aug 02, 2010  |  0 comments
Bertie Barnstormer certainly polarised opinion during his 6 year reign in RCM&E. Here's a typical offering from 2004. MONDAY Now is not the time to be complacent. The reactionary forces of political correctness are coming soon to a flying field near you.
Tony Nijhuis  |  Jun 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Once in a while a product comes onto the market that endeavours to turn model flying on its head and challenge the thoughts of those who believe aeromodelling has nothing more to offer. I say this after coming back from the first flight of my Graupner Funky Chicken which, in model flying terms, provided the most fun I’ve had in ages. In fact, so much so, it was only the nigh-on pitch dark conditions outside that eventually forced me to call it a day. Now, bearing in mind I was completely unaware of the kit’s existence before our editor suggested I should seriously (!) consider doing it, my initial reaction, whilst taking a rummage through his kit cupboard, was rather dismissive.
Alex Whittaker  |  Jun 10, 2010  |  0 comments
Alan Wood's venerable Waveguide, a throwback to a typical single-channel model. It’s a funny thing, but people will often spend hundreds of pounds on a model, yet begrudge £2. 50 at a Swapmeet for a sheaf of excellent balsa. Us modellers have funny values; we’ll happily blow a fortune on a fancy new engine, whilst keeping the same old tired NiCad flight pack for years.
David Ashby  |  Mar 01, 2011  |  0 comments
We often get asked about our photographic requirements so we thought we'd publish them here to assist those sending in, or thinking about sending in features. In order to save time and ensure consistent photographic quality throughout RCM&E the following pointers are provided to assist in the preparation of a model aeroplane product test. Please note, they should be seen as a minimum requirement and are not intended to stifle artistry or restrict a photographers freedom to improvise or innovate with alternative locations, unusual lighting or special effects. BASICS 1.
RCME Staff  |  Aug 01, 2015  |  0 comments
**NOTE NEW DATE** event is now 11th and 12th July Just a reminder that RCM&E's 2015 fly-in approaches. . . The dates for your diary are the weekend of 11th and 12th July.

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