RCME Staff

RCME Staff  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments
Learn how to use the rudder and your ability will increase tenfold. This month we’ll take a closer look at aerobatic crosswind flying, and I’ll introduce you to some of the tricks and tips I’ve found useful over the years. Of the three primary surfaces - aileron, elevator and rudder - it’s the rudder that causes most problems. Many pilots are unsure when to use it, how much to apply, and in which direction.
RCME Staff  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER. . . Tony Nijhuis described hisHarrier experiments in a series of articles earlier this year and, this month, returns to complete the story and describe how the VTOL challenge was finally solved.
RCME Staff  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Tony Nijhuis' Harrier build has been eagerly watched by many, intrigued by his patience and dedication. Watch his 10th version make fully transitional flight HERE and read about it in the December 2017 issue of RCM&E, in shops 24th November 2017. . .
RCME Staff  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments
YOU WILL NEED: 1. A mini drill or similar rotary drilling tool complete with cutting bit attachment. 2. Small needle files, fine sandpaper, masking tape and a marker pen.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Electric ducted fan jets have come a long way since the days when brushed motors lasted only a few flights and, whether you like the scheme or not, there's no denying that FMS’ Super Scorpion represents the cutting edge of applied ready-to-fly know-how. Turn to page 20 this month and we'll tell you all about it. FREE PRO-PLAN WOODPECKER Time for a bit of relaxed, vintage-style silent flight with Lindsay Todd and Paul Rice's character-packed motor glider WILDTHING A classic bipe that makes a perfect first-time trad’ build project REGULARS SWITCH ON Your monthly news round-up COUNTERPOINT Tempting kits and bits ALL WRITE Over to you. .
RCME Staff  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Tony Nijhuis has revisited his 2015 design for a 42" Hawk and scaled it upby 18%; squeezing in HobbyKing's 12-bladed 90mm EDF has delivered a power increase that more than offsets the weight penalty of a 50in-span FREE PRO-PLAN BAe Hawk Tony Nijhuis’ 50in EDF Hawk is nearly a fifth bigger than his original, and twice as powerful. But which does he prefer? Sprite More than a micro-sized F3A-type pattern ship, Sprite is a gentleman's accessory, indispensable on safari TUTORIALS Control authority Are you making the most of your transmitter's programming potential? David Burton explains how rates, expo’, and modes can take the load off the pilot Solid state advice Ensuring that your radio system is safe, says ColinStrauss, means choosing and using every link in the RC chain with care NEW DIRECTIONS Friendly rivalry Club competitions: a light-hearted challenge willbring members together for some fun and flying The Bowden: A quirky affair Alex Whittaker holds his breath at The Bowden, a jewel in the crown of free-flight competitions A grand day out Phil Charlesworth and Greg Rumpf tell you how begin packing for a cracking adventure in rocketry; bring your own cheese Knowledge is power Fancy trying your hand with a turbine? Take an airexperience flight with Graham Ashby, who taps the dials and offers a handful of hints to help you on your way WORKSHOP A brush with success Alex Whittaker peels the masking tape off his first attempts at airbrushing A man & his lathe A lathe can be a modeller's best friend, offering the means to make bespoke parts Radial realism Add scale realism to your radial engine with a collector- ring exhaust ‘Quiet(er) revolutions A simple, low-cost mod’ to quieten petrol engine exhausts with no power penalty FEATURES Das letzte interview Bringing the FW190 back to life: Claus Colling's final interview about FlugWerk is a story of chance, determination, and an Englishman called Arthur Bentley Half a world away Brian Winch takes a road trip in search of the character (and characters) of the Australian RC scene MPX EasyGlider 4 “How do you improve a motor glider that has already become a modern classic?” David Ashby reviews the latest EasyGlider Real Flair Graham Ashby takes an close look at the qualities that make each and every Flair Scout a distinct personality A moment in time Daniel Riedweg describes the journey leading to the moment of truth at the F4 World Champs – the judges’ verdict Heavy metal For many RC flyers, large warbirds are the holy grail, but with ownership comes oversight from the powers that be. . .
RCME Staff  |  Sep 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Hinge Thing These days when we need to hinge a control surface such as an elevator, aileron, or rudder, we troop off to the model shop and select an off-the-peg commercial solution. All well and good. However, in ye olden days we used to sew control surfaces to flying surfaces with ordinary cotton thread. As a young bloke, sewn hinges contributed to the viability of my scratch-built control-liners, free fight power models, and early radio jobs.
RCME Staff  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Scale models don’t come crisper than this 124” span, 1/5-scale, Lysander III built by Chris Peers and the elusive Spartacus. Alex Whittaker tracked down both the men and their model and you can see what all the fuss is about starting on page 110 FREE PRO-PLANS DESTINY Peter Miller brings his Angel series to a curvatious conclusion with this 56” span sport aerobat that awaits your . 40 four-stroke HALF TONE Shaun Garrity has another blast from the past in the form of a Dave Platt sporster that promotes simple pleasures REGULARS SWITCH ON News of a 12-hour flyathon and lots more… COUNTERPOINT New products heading your way ALL WRITE Over to you… GOING PLACES Our updated events listing MARKETPLACE Your FREE reader ad’ service NEXT ISSUE It’s the Special with a big new jet plan from Tony Nijhuis! COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch takes the heat out of his engines WEEKENDERS Whittaker considers classic bipes and a clever starting idea ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker reports from a slew of summer soaring events MAKE IT SCALE Barkston bound Danny Fenton gets the Chippy ready and explains how to mould Depron BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper gets stuck into spoked wheels and a new old-timer FEATURES PILOTS’ PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects COSFORD 2017 Despite the gloomy weather, the LMA’s big bash was as memorable as ever! SUBSCRIBE! …and we’ll send you a FREE battery charger! USING FLIGHT CONTROLLERS PT. 1 Increasingly found in fixed wing models, Lee Schofield starts a new series aimed at showing how it’s done PSSA ON THE LLEYN Fab weather made for memorable soaring as Phil Cooke reports ALBATROS Mark Wilkins describes how his wonderful 44” span D.
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.
RCME Staff  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Andrew Hilton's Eindecker is proof of what can be achieved with a good kit as the starting point. Taking three years to complete, his Balsa USA Eindekker 90 is one such example and you can see more starting on page 110. FREE PRO-PLANS GO JET Shaun Garrity revisits a classic, easy-build sport jet from the days when one set of radio gear was all you had. .


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