RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS

VOLUME 62 SPECIAL ISSUE

ON THE COVER

RCM&E's 2019 Special Issue is a regular issue that subscribers receive and sold in the usual newsagents. 

Trad' building is the theme this year with, as the cover shouts, no less than 7 plans included!

FREE PLANS

  • FIRST STEP

Easy to build and fly, this is the perfect first-time build for all ages.

  • BAMBINO

A rugged little park-fly sportster that employs simple construction techniques.

  • BAMBINA

The compact low-wing take-anywhere aerobat.

  • GAMINE

The last aircraft designed by the late, great Vic Smeed, this 36” (914mm) span vintage sportster suits diesel or electric power.

  • STICKY

A diminutive version of the classic Stick design - quick build, low cost and maximum fun.

  • BITTY

A two-channel glider that’s perfect for the slope or, better still, a piggy-back launch.

  • TADPOLE

A classic from 1965 and possibly your first foray into single-channel!

TUTORIALS

  • BUILDING FROM PLANS PT.1

More designs to his name than anyone else makes Peter Miller the perfect host. First task is to decipher the plan

  • BUILDING FROM PLANS PT.2

Talking tools and materials

  • BUILDING FROM PLANS PT.3

The fine art of balsa bashing

ON THE BENCH…

  • SIMPLE STARTER

A timeless project to get you started

  • CHOICE CUTS

Perfect joints every time

  • ALIVE AND KITTING

The UK’s trad’ kit business is doing just fine if the number of manufacturers is anything to go by

  • CUTTING A COWL

A good cowl maketh the model

  • REVERSING A MOTOR SHAFT

Not all leccy motors are the same

  • RIVETTING STUFF

PVA at the ready!

  • SIMPLE SPANNERING

Peter Miller gets stuck into some basic engine maintenance

  • MAN OF THE CLOTH

Glass clothing is a technique many aren’t brave enough to try so what better time to dispel a few myths

  • BECOMING A CONVERT

Here at RCM&E we’re asked about ‘internal combustion-to-electric power’ conversions more than any other topic. Time for some good advice

  • TISSUE & DOPE

There’s a lot to be said for the good ol’ fashioned covering method and, as Shaun Garrity explains, it’s easier than you think

  • NEW LIGHT ON OLD WINDOWS

A worthy scale model needs good glazing

  • OFF YOUR TROLLEY

How to make a scale steerable tail wheel 

  • SHRINK WRAP

Your step-by-step guide to film covering

  • UNDER PRESSURE

An easy way to create your own moulded canopies

  • SHORT FINALS

After 43 years of kit production Chris Foss bares all!  

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