on the cover

We don't need much of an excuse to put a highly detailed warbird on the cover and, fortunately, this month we've got good reason. You see, not only do we have Mike Booth's supremely practical tips on applying an authentic patina (page 92), we've also got an inspirational piece by Andy Blackburn on owning and flying larger warbirds (page 12). Our cover model, meanwhile, is Chuck Hamilton's outstanding Dauntless SBD from the Jerry Bates plan, pictured at Top Gun 2017. Photo: Danny Fenton


free pro-plans

PUSHOVER

Back with another golden age classic, Shaun Garrity describes a well- behaved pusher that's suitable for all manner of propulsion systems

FIRESTREAK

Mike White's adaptable, quick-build aerobatic warmliner is a model for all conditions and all occasions


regulars

SWITCH ON – Special Feature

Dave Roberts cosies up with the Japanese team at the Swiss F4C World Champs and concludes that scale modelling is an international language

COUNTERPOINT

Kits, blingy bits, gadgets and gimmicks, lock up yer wonga or risk losing it on impulse!

ALL WRITE

Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E's gentlemanly equivalent of Speakers’ Corner

GOING PLACES

Indoors is where it's at. Check out the latest and greatest undercover events, right here

R/C MARKETPLACE

Shift those unwanted airframes and splash out on a few new ones, you're worth it

NEXT ISSUE

More FREE plans, advice on building and flying shockies, photography tips, columns, kit reviews, news, views and oodles more


reviews

INDUCTRIX BL FPV

The little quad’ that kick-started a craze has gone brushless. David Ashby whoops it up!

LIL FOKKER

If you fancy a character-scale shockie with a performance that belies its ‘knights of the sky’ persona, you've come to the right place

PIPER J3 CUB

On the face of it there's nothing terribly exciting about the release of a new EPO Piper Cub. However, as Graham Ashby points out, this isn't any old EPO Piper Cub


features

MOVING ON UP

Leaping from a 4-channel sportster or lightly-loaded foamie to a larger, heavier, wood and fabric warbird can be an exciting yet daunting prospect. Andy Blackburn of fers some sage advice to help smooth the way

10 THINGS...

To promise you'll do in 2019

KNOW YOUR RADIO

Ever wondered how some folk make knife-edge flight look so flippin’ easy? Well, delve a little deeper into the programming of their Tx and you may just find a little mixing going on. Andy Ellison spills the beans

LMA GAYDON

Alex Whittaker takes the opportunity to recharge his creative cells at the LMA's annual thought-provoking harbinger of the winter building season

THE ED'S DIARY

An occasional glimpse into RCM&E's dog-eared logbook and a hint of what goes on at the editorial coalface

GLOSTER JAVELIN

After a wee 60 year break, Keith Richardson made something of a triumphant return to modelling with the realisation of an ambitious 1/7-scale British iconoclast

EURO FLUGTAG

If there's one thing you can be certain to receive when you visit a German model show, it's a warm welcome. Shaun Garrity soaks it up at Rheidt Aero Club's summer spectacular

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WAR PAINT

A handful of weathering effects can give your warbird a patina of authentic-looking work and wear. Mike Booth has the recipes

PARTING SHOT R/C

through the lens


columns

RETRO RAMBLING

A tale of innovation and influence. Shaun Garrity reflects on the aeromodelling impact of control-line pioneer Jim Walker

JUST-F-FUN

With swapmeet fever in full swing, David Ashby reports on a couple of successful purchases and ends up talking Cricket

WIZARD OF OZ

Relinquishing the comfort of his reading chair to solve more workshop conundrums, Brian Winch annuls the union between a couple of engine components

BENCH BLOG

Unlike some we could mention, Tim Hooper's bench doesn't sit idle for long. With the decks cleared a new project takes centre stage and yet more balsa is in for a beating!

WEEKENDERS

Alex Whittaker returns to his first love and relives the beauty of minimalism

ON SILENT WINGS

Practical repair tips and a journey of re-evaluation is in the offing. Pull up a chair and let Simon Cocker explain


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