RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS

February 2020

 

ON THE COVER

In this month's Model Magic, Alex focuses his lens on Brian Wood's superb hand-crafted Thunderbolt, which spans 92”, scaled up from the Brian Taylor plan. Powered by a gorgeous Saito FG 90 R3 radial engine this splendid Razorback took Brian 18 months to compete

 

REGULARS

SWITCH ON

What's making the news in and around the wonderful world of model flying

COUNTERPOINT

Another fresh batch of new gadgets, kits and bits from popular suppliers

ALL WRITE

Have your say in our monthly readers' letters pages

PILOTS' PICTORIAL

Send us a picture of your favourite model and you could win a prize courtesy of 4-Max Models

GOING PLACES

The indoor flying season continues. Find out what’s going on in your area

MARKETPLACE

Advertise your unwanted kits, bits, engines and radios

NEXT ISSUE

Would you believe it, in magazine land spring is almost here! Find out what's coming up with the daffodils...

PARTING SHOT

Twizzle takes a tumble as Mike Freeman goes fast and low!

REVIEWS

ARROWS BIGFOOT

This new kit is perfectly timed for the season of uncut muddy strips! David Ashby gets one into the air

JETI DS-12

Frank Skilbeck delves into Jeti's upgradable radio control system

FEATURES

RADIANT RADIAL

Alex Whittaker admires 'Lord of Scale' Brian Wood’s beautifully presented P-47 Thunderbolt

FREESTYLE MASTERS

Whittaker rubs shoulders with some youthful flying stars with split-second responses

CURTISS HS-2L

Jon Harper recounts the build of his evocative WWI float plane, resplendent at 1/12 scale

SLOPE SOARING SABRE

Gordon Studley concludes the construction blog for this year's PSSA Mass Build soarer and describes the F-86’s flying characteristics

COLUMNS

JUST FOR FUN

David Ashby adds to his kit pile, simplifies his Ajax and finds some classic full-size gliders where he least expected to find them

AEROBATIC SCENE

Keith Jackson reports from the Triple Crown home international aerobatic comp and begins to unlock the mysteries of F3a schedules

POWER PLAY

Mark Wood discusses the thorny subject of model engine fuels and lubricants

RETRO RAMBLINGS

Shaun Garrity looks at converting classic R/C sets to 2.4GHz

WEEKENDERS

Bureaucrats beware! Alex Whittaker is teed off with Big Government and cheesed off with the CAA...

ON SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker drives up the Great Orme to participate in another well attended Power Slope Soaring pow-wow

FREE PRO-PLANS

KAWASAKI TONY

Shaun Garrity discusses a Japanese fighter design from his 'plans to rebuild' bucket list

TWIZZLE

Mike Freeman introduces a 950mm span sports aerobatic electric model with a distinctive shape


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