RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS

VOLUME 63 ISSUE 6

June 2020

 

ON THE COVER

The Pitts Special should need no introduction. The prototype first flew in 1944 and went on to become an aviation classic. If you’ve ever seen one, then you’ll know how tiny it is. FMS have emulated the two-seat S2 version but even that spans just 20ft, making this 1.4m span model a respectable 1/4-scale, give or take. 

 

 

 

REGULARS

SWITCH ON

Our wonderful hobby of aeromodelling continues, despite the lockdown

ALL WRITE

Have your say in our monthly readers' letters pages

GOING PLACES

Summer model flying events list - but check before you go!

COUNTERPOINT

Product news has slowed a fair bit, but some new items are still appearing

PILOTS' PICTORIAL

Show others your latest pride and joy in our gallery page of readers' models

MARKETPLACE

Advertise your unwanted kits, bits, engines and radios

NEXT ISSUE

A brief taster of what to expect in the July issue

PARTING SHOT

Our end of mag spot shows a misty morning at White Sheet hill

 

REVIEWS

FMS PITTS V2

David Ashby flies the Pitts Special that he’s always wanted

SONIK RC MUSTANG

Hot on the heels of their micro Cub, SonikRC have released a sweet little P-51

 

FEATURES

MODEL MAGIC

This month Alex Whittaker examines Dave Toyer's lovely Tiger Moth

TOTALLY SCALE AT OLD WARDEN

Alex Whittaker visits middle England for the famous Shuttleworth scale bash

IN YOUR WORKSHOP

Our request for pictures of your work rooms had you reaching for cameras and snapping busy building benches up and down the land

 

COLUMNS

JUST FOR FUN

Finally, David Ashby throws his SHK off a hill, fixes an errant rudder hinge, finds the ultimate prop retainer and labels his fleet

AEROBATIC SCENE

Top competition pilot, Keith Jackson sets about keeping us better informed on the topic of trimming aerobatic models

WEEKENDERS

Alex Whittaker's club's swap meet came just days before the lock down. Join him as he searches the tables for bargains

SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker looks at the Multiplex and Tangent sport scale gliders

 

FREE PRO-PLAN

WUNBESIX

Build this tailless electric powered sports model with an easy to make Jedelsky wing, designed by Mike White

DRACON

Shaun Garrity describes his restoration of another one of David Boddington's plan feature airframes, together with the canard plan


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