RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS

VOLUME 62 ISSUE 10

ON THE COVER

Andy Meade slots into this month's gliding column with a report from the recent Power Scale Soaring Association meet on the Lleyn Peninsula. Andy is seen here with his new 1/6th scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX , converted for power slope soaring using a Mick Reeves fibreglass fuselage and an O/D Selig 3021 foam core wing. The model has an AUW of 12 lbs and performs superbly from the slope.

REGULARS

SWITCH ON

Read the latest update from the PSSA as they announce their latest Mass Build slope soaring project for 2020, plus a round up of other model flying news

COUNTERPOINT

Kits, bits, gadgets and more brand-new products to feast your eyes

ALL WRITE

Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E’s monthly chat room

GOING PLACES

The flying season is well under way. Find out what’s going on in your area

R/C MARKETPLACE

Shift those unwanted airframes and engines, and splash out on a few new ones

PARTING SHOT

As the sun sets, Arnaldo Correia frames up a final shot from the Badajoz waterplane meeting in western Spain, close to the Portuguese border

REVIEWS

V-22 OSPREY

VTOL enthusiast John Stennard transitions with E-flite’s long-awaited version of the classic tiltrotor

SLOPE SOARING FOX

As a follow up to last month’s review, David Ashby throws the big FMS Fox off his local hill to see if things turned out as predicted

FEATURES

MORANNIBAL

In our latest Model Magic feature, Julian Barker demonstrates plenty of flair with his cleverly modified Moraine-Saulnier 

BIGGER JUST GOT BETTER

Alex Whittaker visits the Large Model Association’s annual showcase at RAF Cosford and finds two flight lines for the price of one!

SWITCH HARNESS

David Ashby reveals all you need to know about the humble, but all-important switch harness

AWESOME ANZAC

Brian Winch undertakes a long journey across Australia to enjoy a weekend in the company of some mighty models of military hardware

ONE LEAD TO RULE THEM ALL?

David Ashby decides it’s time to catch the S.Bus as a way of simplifying the wiring in his new model

REPLACING RADIO BATTERIES

Kevin Crozier makes some long overdue upgrades to the battery packs in his favourite models and radio sets

WATERPLANES AT BADAJOZ

Our Portuguese correspondent, Arnaldo Correia pops over the border to Badajoz, Spain for another grand waterplane gathering

WHITE SHEET SCALE

Winning a last-gasp reprieve from the weather Gods, a healthy contingent of scale glider guiders converged to enjoy a fun-filled fly-in, as Chris Williams reports

FOAM FIGHTERS

Graham Ashby discusses the ownership experience and provides some pointers to long and lasting enjoyment

COLUMNS

JUST FOR FUN

As David Ashby discovers, some radios can be a false economy, especially if they’re new and straight off the boat from China  

WIZARD OF OZ

As Brian Winch explains, engine backplate removal is entirely possible - with the help of some old cutlery!

MAKE IT SCALE

Scrabbling to be ready in time for the Scale Nationals, Danny Fenton dives into his mailbag and looks to the future

SILENT WINGS

With reports on finding an old-time LS1 scale sailplane and a slope soaring weekend by the sea, Simon Cocker brings us another silent flight bonanza

WEEKENDERS

From the Attila, through the Magnattila to the new Fokkendekker, Alex Whittaker has an eye for a certain style of WW1 monoplane

FREE PRO-PLANS

WHISPER

Shaun Garrity refurbishes David Boddington's original model, built for the September 1985 issue of Radio Modeller

MISS DEEDS

Easy to build and great fun to fly, Peter Miller’s Cassutt lookalike has all the ingredients that make a great sports model


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