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. Don’t miss sheets 5, 6, 7 and 8 on pages 57, 62,63 and 64.


REVIEWS

HANGAR 9 MUSTANG - Are they serious - a 8cc petrol-powered scale Mustang for beginners? Andy Ellison cuts through the sales spiel 

MAX THRUST LIGHTNING - The new sport liner receives a damn good thrashing - and comes out smiling

E-FLITE P-47 - E-flite refreshes ParkZone’s popular RTF warbird. David Ashby straps in


FEATURES

WIZARD OF OZ - Brian Winch, our man Down Under, explores the many modelling virtues of that deceptively simple device, the split pin

CLASSIC COCKPITS - Andy Sephton reads the Mossie’s character from her instrument panel - and reveals his personal radio programme preference…

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MODEL MAGIC: DHC.2 - Trapper Alex Whittaker is on the trail of Andreas Engel’s 5.85m-span Beaver

NEXT ISSUE - Normal transmission resumes next month when David Ashby returns with plans for a new autogyro design from Rich’ Harris, and Nigel Hawes’ Chapter One sport trainer


REGULARS

WHET YOUR APPETITE - Nigel Hawes dips a toe in the increasingly popular RC waterplane scene, catches the bug, and reckons that you should, too

NEVER A DAY TO MISS - A real summer cracker: ‘Ted’ Whittaker finds friendliness, intimacy, and inventiveness at the Willis Warbirds meet - and that was just the evening entertainment

LIVING LEGEND: THE MILLS .75 - The most famous diesel model engine of them all? Ay up, there’s nostalgia down at t’Mill

DESTINATION MARS - Extreme RC: a British-led camera system will be the eyes of the world on the ExoMars 2018 mission

FPV: OUT OF YOUR WORLD - Chris Telford invites you on a technologically generated out-of-body experience of the first-person view kind

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY - Fit to bust: A red-faced Graham Ashby lays down the law regarding scale models and pilot figures

CARBON-FIBRE FOR ALL - Models, legs, and runways: It’s not what you think; Mike Freeman shares his recipe for carbon-fibre undercarriage legs

IN THE PINK - Danny Fenton masterclass has rib tapes and over-banding all sewn up

IF THIS, THEN THAT - Dave Burton explains the logic and the rewards of learning your transmitter’s mixing language

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS - Ian Nash puts the mod’ into ‘modifly’ when he adds features and functions to Freewings’ ARTF Mosquito using Arduino’s Micro

ROLL YOUR OWN - If our FPV article inspired you, then join Chris Telford at the building board as he explains how to build your own Mini quad’ 


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