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. 


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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
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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! 

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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? 

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FPV TO GO PT.2
Tim Kearsley is back with advice for FPV tyros and looks at the system components required for your model 

CLASSIC COCKPITS – LYSANDER
Andy Sephton straps into an aircraft that was remarkably good and remarkably bad 

PLUGGING SAFETY
A simple device to improve safety in the workshop and flying field 

TRIPLE CROWN
Nigel Hawes reports from Scotland as the home nation’s F3A pilots battle it out 

KEY POINTS PT.5 – ROLLS 

A step-guide to flying perfection 

THE KNOWLEDGE 

Your monthly skill-set teach-in 

MODEL MAGIC :

Bf 110 Stuart Knowle’s Messerschmitt twin 

PARTING SHOT

Paul Smith and Mini Me


REVIEWS

UGLY STICK

Seagull turn their production focus to an all-time classic sportster 

T6K

Futaba’s new 6-channel, feature- packed entry-level 2.4GHz radio system 

ROTO 170CC FOUR-STROKE

 Brian Winch fires up a big banger 

VOLCANO 60CC
Big, bad and beautiful - Phoenix Models’ 2567mm (101”) span Tucano lookalike 


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