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 |  Feb 25, 2022  |  0 comments
Pierre Rondel assembles a new kid on the block from the rarified world of moulded gliders. Additional pictures by Joël Marin.

The market for all-composite F3F gliders is going well. Just look at the longer delivery times and raising prices from some manufacturers.

Kevin Crozier  |  Feb 03, 2022  |  0 comments
The Editor puts together Dynam's fast assembly version of the British post war jet.

There is really only one word (or two!) to describe this stylish Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) kit from Dynam and that is eye-catching. A jet powered Hawker Hunter would be a standout model in any colour scheme but this one really really does hit the mark.

Andy Sephton  |  Jan 28, 2022  |  0 comments
Andy Sephton assembles a razorback Mustang from VQ Models growing warbird fleet.

When our friendly Editor asked if I would review a scale model for RCM&E, I jumped at the chance. I’m currently promoting the Light Scale Class for Scale competition in the BMFA and such a project would sit very nicely within the promotion.

Andy Sephton  |  Jan 28, 2022  |  0 comments
Andy Sephton concludes his flight test report on the Razorback Mustang from VQ Models, the assembly of which was described in the July issue.

The story continues; in the first part of this review the VQ Mustang had been successfully flown and photographed. It has a solid feel in the air, and I found it easy to fly.

Alex Whittaker  |  Dec 03, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker revisits a superb model which debuted at LMA Cosford 2015.

The P-47 Thunderbolt needs no introduction to scale modellers. She is easily the most modelled scale subject on the UK warbird circuit and always has a good showing at club scale meetings.

David Ashby  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments
David Ashby fills his pandemic lockdown hours completing a modern update of a classic glider

The Super-Sinbad was designed in the early 1940s by Henry Struck and kitted by Berkeley Models in the USA. Spanning 62" and weighing less than 20 ounces all up it was a tow line glider equipped with a clever method of staying straight on the line.

Kevin Crozier  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments
The Editor completes the build of RC Composite's two metre slope soarer.

In common with lots of moulded models the Edge is not supplied with any instructions. I guess the rationale is that if you've got to the stage in your model flying career where such a model appeals then you should have enough experience to piece it together. But everyone has to start somewhere so even a few brief notes would be helpful.

Kevin Crozier  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments
The Editor heads to the hills with Composite RC Gliders two metre slope soarer.

Last month I covered the build of this sleek moulded glider and revealed its long heritage, it being an updated version of the RCRCM Typhoon. Since the original model first appeared around 2010 there is plenty of information regarding advanced set-ups online, especially for those of a more daring disposition who like to push their airframes to their limits. More on this later...

Frank Skilbeck  |  Sep 30, 2021  |  1 comments
Frank Skilbeck assembles the built-up balsa version of Max-Thrust's popular high wing sports model

The original foam Max-Thrust Riot has proved to be very successful, with several original and updated V2 versions in our club. Plus, I had the XL version for a couple of years until a club mate persuaded me to pass it on, where it is still doing sterling service. So, the new balsa/ply Pro-Built versions now being distributed by Century UK have a fine pedigree.

Neil Diment  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments
With a large Mustang on his shopping list, Neil Diment changes tack and is seduced by the 3D capable Bushmaster from Legacy Aviation. Flying pictures by Al Morrow.

Let me cast your mind back to happier, more settled times... It’s August 2019 and I’m at the Nats with my mate, Billy. Two Scotsmen on the annual pilgrimage and we’ve headed into the Nexus Models tent so that I can check their price on the new Hangar 9 P-51 and look at some power options. Hanging from the ceiling Billy spots what appears to be a fairly large Turbo Beaver. 'Awf'y nice model that. Crackin’ scheme too!', he muses.

Arnaldo Correia  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments
Arnaldo Correia electrifies Keil Kraft’s vintage towline glider.

The Invader was one of six Keil Kraft kits recently chosen for re-release by Ripmax. During my (mis-spent) youth I flew free-flight gliders with long, slender fuselages and was always fascinated by the vintage, full fuselage gliders of yore.

David Ashby  |  Jul 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Dynam are back and quality levels have improved too. David Ashby flies a biplane classic

I don’t know about you, but I do feel a little guilty when I see the great chunks of polystyrene used to protect foam models. It doesn’t bear thinking about how long that stuff will take to break down in landfill, making Dynam’s all-cardboard packaging a welcome sight.

Kevin Crozier  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Starved of his flying fix the Editor enjoys taking the latest Twister helicopter for a spin around his living room.

Thanks to you-know-what and the ensuing New Year lockdown, club flying earlier this year was a non-starter. Grrr!

However, with the arrival of the latest Twister Ninja 250 micro helicopter, distributed by J Perkins, I was still able to keep my thumbs on the sticks, albeit in the rather more restricted confines of my living room. It's a real sweetie, so let's take a closer look at what's in the box.

andrew james  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Andrew James snaps together a quick build, semi-scale glider from FMS.

At 2.5 metre wingspan this quick assembly kit follows in the footsteps of FMS' 3m and 2.3m Fox gliders. In full size terms the Fox is an out and out aerobatic machine while the ASW-17 is an Open Class thermal hunter. Both models look the part, but I am guessing that more compromises have had to be made with the ASW to make it a tough and durable R/C model.

David Ashby  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

David Ashby enjoyed his big Bolero, right up to the moment he ran out of talent, but finds consolation in this new compact version

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