ON THE COVER 

Often confused for the aircraft Charles Lindberg made famous, Ryan’s Brougham mini airliner is another of those evocative Golden Age machines that model so well. This is Martin Fardell’s ne scratch-built example that flew at the 2015 National Model Flying Championships and worth close inspection on page 120

Photo: Alex Whittaker 


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SONNY 1500

If your model flying awareness started in the 1960s then, chances are, you built and ew a Sonny - Graupner’s little free flight glider. Ton Van Munsteren certainly did and if you fancy returning to the simple pleasures then his enlarged, easily- built, 2-channel update is just
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CRACK TURBO BEAVER BIG 

For some it’s a Marmite model although Twisted Hobbys’ unorthodox park yer sends the ed’ into raptures 

ADAGIO

The classic Ken Binks-designed F3A aerobat from the 1980s is now a trad’ kit and Peter Burgess was first in the queue! 

REALFLIGHT DRONE 

Dave Burton flies a simulator for serious multirotor pilots 

SHOESTRING 25E

Seagull’s new compact, ARTF, electric retro racer 


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NUREMBURG 2016

All the new models, kits and bits at this year’s annual trade expo’ 

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TECHIE CHIC

Alex Whittaker feels the vibe at the UK’s premier indoor aerobatic event 

TEST RIG

Isn’t it time you found out what your electric power system gets up to? 

PAINLESS MULTIROTORS 

Starting a new series for multirotor builders, Lee Scho eld outlines the flight controller options 

AEROBATIC CLINIC 

Prop-hanging sorted! 

OPEN TX COMPANION

In another new series, Martin Phillips guides tyros through the new radio programming software that has rapidly gained a large and growing user base 

THE KNOWLEDGE 

Battery charging explained 

MODEL MAGIC

Martin Fardell’s evocative Golden Era lion-hauler 

PARTING SHOT 

R/C through the lens 


COLUMNS 

ON SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker soars dynamically and lobs a very large warthog 

WIZARD OF OZ

Silencer refusing to stay put? Brian Winch is on the case 

WEEKENDERS

Whittaker visits the single-channel button-pushers of Ponty 

BENCH BLOG

Tim Hooper has a Tiger Moth update and does the unthinkable 

JET THRUST

Bob Petrie installs a set of lights and cures the Winter weather blues by doing the only thing possible 


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