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Flightline is a company that's gaining something of a reputation for doing things properly. Twelve or eighteen months ago it made its mark in the UK with a 1600mm Spitfire Mk.IX which displayed many of the subtle details that define the famous fighter but that so many manufacturers fail to appreciate. It's been a popular model and as time passed all eyes focussed on Flightline's website in anticipation of a follow-up... Well, the wait is over! 

Photo: Graham Ashby


free pro-plan

PETREL
Bucking the trend, Chris Williams goes small-ish scale and creates a truly evocative vintage soarer with impeccable manners


regulars

SWITCH ON – Special Feature

RCM&E Fly-in 2019: In turbulent times, it's good to know that there's a man with a plan, and Graham Ashby is the man. Dave Roberts takes up the story...

COUNTERPOINT

Kits, blingy bits, gadgets and gimmicks. More brand-new tempters that just might take your fancy

GOING PLACES

It's official! The flying season is upon us and it's time to start making plans. Find out what's on in your neck of the woods

ALL WRITE

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

NEXT ISSUE

Lots in store, not to mention another 2 FREE plans, reviews of VQ's 60” Dauntless, Seagull's 80” DHC Chipmunk and the latest FMS Ranger

R/C MARKETPLACE

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


reviews

FLIGHTLINE CORSAIR

Back in the day, there were no shortcuts to warbird nirvana, you either built your favourite fighter or you paid someone a fortune to do it for you. As Graham Ashby reports, times have changed!

KS-230

Having lived and worked with Proxxon's compact circular table saw Barry Atkinson explains why he wouldn't be without it

GRUMMAN BEARCAT

Keen to find an everyday warbird that offers style, presence and comfortable handling, Steve Sales checks out Seagull's big cat

SD4+ AC CHARGER

In a hobby driven by technology, sometimes, just sometimes, it's refreshing to find a product that avoids unnecessary complication. Well, Overlander's compact little multi-chemistry AC charger is one such. If simple is all you desire, you'll find this a breath of fresh air

X-CALIBUR

When Simon Cocker told David Ashby to stop mucking about and buy 3.2 metres of Italian moulded glider, he did what he was told... For once


features

WOT, NO RADIO?

Alex Whittaker treks to Walsall to observe the BMFA Indoor Free-flight Scale Nats. Small-scale flying with no radio control is what it's all about; a special form of masochism, surely?

FRANKEN QUAD RETURNS

Dedicated quadcopterists avert your eyes, John Stennard's back doing unspeakable things to a Boldclash B03

PICK ‘N’ MIX

Lee Schofield kicks of f a semi-regular hands-on roundup of the latest gimmicks and gizmos to hit the street

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THE NEW JET AGE

If you're contemplating your first ready-to-fly EDF jet then there's never been a better time. David Ashby lights the fires...

HALL BULLDOG RACER

Graham Wilkes fulfils a desire to tackle the complex curves of this cracking ‘30s racer

MODEL MAGIC

Master of exquisite, compact, scale, flying model aeroplanes Peter Iliffe has performed his annual miracle and produced the finest Fokker you'll see this side of a museum exhibit

PILOTS’ PICTORIAL

Send us a photo of your latest and greatest and we'll show the world

BLOHM & VOSS BV 40

The restoration of model aircraf t is an area of the hobby in which Dave Horton has made his mark. Bringing tired old airframes kicking and screaming back to life is both challenging and endlessly rewarding says Dave, and his latest was certainly no exception

PARTING SHOT

R/C through the lens


columns

JUST-F-FUN

With the dawning of a calm day David Ashby has no option but to send some winter projects skyward

ON SILENT WINGS

Could a cross-country competition revival be what we're looking for to break the repetitive nature of casual sport flying? Or how about some low-key aerobatics? Simon Cocker suggests we shake it up

BENCH BLOG

When a model gets passed on in the dispersal of an estate it's of ten given a new lease of life but, joyfully, will always serve as a flying tribute to its creator. Tim Hooper finds a perfect example

RETRO RAMBLINGS

Found guilty of a journalistic date crime, Shaun Garrity quickly regains his composure to reflect on some notable R/C achievements of yesteryear

WIZARD OF OZ

Diving into his ever-expanding mailbag, Brian Winch sheds some light on an age-related issue

WEEKENDERS

Alex Whittaker embraces the new season and the palpable spiritual uplift that comes with it


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