RCME Staff

RCME Staff  |  Dec 31, 2015  |  0 comments
1. Don’t overstep your mark. Every pilot knows his own ability and for a test flight to go well it’s important not to overstep this unless you’re absolutely sure that you can happily achieve the goal. It’s good to have a healthy level of caution, and perhaps a little apprehension, as this shows respect for the fact that test flying is not always straightforward.
RCME Staff  |  Dec 14, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER A Valach VM 120B2-4T twin petrol engine (120cc) purrs away hauling Gerd Reinsch’s 159” (4m) span Fokker E. 1 at last year’s Cosford show. This impressive model was built from the Paolo Severin kit and is the subject of this month’s Model Magic feature starting on page 120. FREE PRO-PLAN CHARLATAN Tim Hooper is back with a superb retro-style sport aerobat that flies as good as it looks! REGULARS SWITCH ON The Peter Miller design chosen for this year’s Mass Build and lots more! PILOT’S PICTORIAL Another great selection of reader projects COUNTERPOINT Essential kits and bits ALL WRITE Go on, have your say in the UK’s biggest and best-selling R/C flying mag! GOING PLACES Another round up of events taking place around the UK this month NEXT ISSUE We’ll have a nice semi-scale park flyer plan for you and lots more! MARKETPLACE Sell it fast with our FREE reader ad’ service COLUMNS ON THE EDGE Holed up in the workshop, Andy Ellison considers some of the latest developments in glider technology WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch gets down and dirty with some return bends WEEKENDERS Whittaker’s winter hackery! MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton’s attention turns to painting and detailing his Chipmunk JET THRUST Bob Petrie takes his Dolphin to the Raydon fly-in and smuggles a new jet into the house FEATURES FULL SPAN The big picture AUTUMN GLORY Alex Whittaker pops along to the Ashbourne scale meet for a perfect day of flying and ethnic cuisine SUBSCRIBE… .
RCME Staff  |  Dec 04, 2015  |  0 comments
1. Aerotowing is a rare synergy between silent and not so silent aircraft and requires that two skill-sets are combined in a team effort to safely deposit a glider at height. Each pilot must take responsibility for the safety of his own aircraft and in this respect the glider guider must ensure that the aerotow release and retracting wheel (if fitted) operates faultlessly. The release must be operated by a separate switched channel, the toggle positioned so that you can comfortably rest a forefinger in position throughout the tow phase.
RCME Staff  |  Nov 16, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Seagull’s impressively large ARTF Lysander has just arrived in the UK so what better time than for us to bring you a nice scale instrument panel for it! Andy Sephton surveys the dials on page 47. FREE PRO-PLAN BALLERINA Peter Miller’s latest design, this evocative low-wing sportster offers a no-fuss building experience and ies great. There’s no better home for your four-stroke . 40! REGULARS SWITCH ON A round-up of the latest R/C flying news PILOT’S PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects COUNTERPOINT Step 1- circle item/s desired Step 2- place mag near a Christmas shopping list ALL WRITE Poigniant and interesting, we’ve received some great letters this month GOING PLACES Swapmeet and indoor flying dates, they’re all here NEXT ISSUE Tim Hooper’s retro-style Charlatan looks like an instant classic and we’ll bring you the plan! MARKETPLACE TheFREEreader ad’ service COLUMNS BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper shows how easy it is to replace a broken cowl while the Tiger Moth build gets underway WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch turns his metal bending skills towards some practical applications WEEKENDERS Whittaker’s world! ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker files his report after a busy summer of soaring FEATURES FULL SPAN The big picture SCALE FREE FLIGHT NATS Alex Whittaker records thrills and plenty of spills as hardy souls negotiate an unyielding tarmac runway SF33 Ian Turney-White describes his monster Scheibe motor glider, 20 years in the making PROJECT HEAVY LIFT What’s a camera carrying multicopter without a good gimbal? SUBSCRIBE! .
RCME Staff  |  Oct 23, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Pete Fullard’s impressively modified Westland Wyvern (from the Black Horse ARTF) turns for finals at the National Model Flying Championships at Barkston Heath in August. Pete placed 3rd in the Standoff Scale section and our full report from the scale line begins on page 52 while a Nats round-up starts on page 14. Picture: David Ashby FREE PRO-PLANS CHAPTER ONE We thought it was about time Chapter One flyers moved up to an aileron wing, so here it is! CRUISER Richard Harris makes a welcome return with a new autogyro in the form of this fi ne looking, easy-build and easy fl ying machine. If you’ve always fancied a ‘gyro then this is the perfect starting point.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 12, 2015  |  0 comments
1. Take a logical approach. There is no right or wrong way to teach someone to fly R/C models, however there is a logical approach that breaks down the challenge into simple stepping stones. For instance, there is little point in teaching somebody how to take off unless they’ve learned how to climb out into a circuit first.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 11, 2015  |  0 comments
Many clubs stipulate that to fly with them, you must also be a member of the British Model Flying Association (BMFA). This is usually for reasons of insurance coupled with the fact that affiliation offers extensions which protect the club’s committee in their position. However, membership of the BMFA also brings many other things to a modeller’s hobby, should they wish to utilise it. Perhaps the main one of these, after insurance, is the BMFA’s extensive list of flying related personal achievement schemes.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s on every model builder’s construction bucket list so we thought it’s about time you had an incentive. This Mosquito not only looks good but flies really well too and you can read all about it starting on page 50. Photo: David Ashby FREE PRO-PLAN DE HAVILLAND DH. 98 MOSQUITO - Tony’s ninth-scale wonder might just be our biggest free plan - so big, in fact, that the two pull-out plan sheets continue into the main magazine.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 25, 2015  |  0 comments
1. Make an informed purchase. The vast choice of model helicopters that are available can seem overwhelming. Before you buy, think about where you will fly and for how long, what spares availability is like, your level of competence and what the reviews say.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 20, 2015  |  0 comments
My home-brew winter project has reached the stage where the woodwork is essentially complete, bar some final gluing up, and it’s time to cover the model. Since the aeroplane is a sports design I’ve decided to use an eye catching scheme in a bright iron-on film. Now, before applying any covering I always perform a trial installation of the radio and engine, including all control runs, as it’s all too easy to damage a covered model during this process. Also, it’s very much easier to cover components whilst they’re still flat objects on the bench.

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