RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS

VOLUME 63 ISSUE 7

July 2020

 

ON THE COVER

Danny Fenton has been asked for more information on the R/C conversion of his little Vintage Model Company SE5a. He converted this free flight model by fitting the radio and motor from a rather tired ParkZone micro indoor model. Key to moving the control surfaces is a pull-pull set-up using 1lb fishing line that is super light.

REGULARS 

SWITCH ON Our wonderful hobby of aeromodelling continues, despite the lockdown

GOING PLACES Summer model flying events list - but check before you go!

ALL WRITE Have your say in our monthly readers' letters pages

COUNTERPOINT Product news continues to be slow, but some new items are appearing

MARKETPLACE Advertise your unwanted kits, bits, engines and radios

NEXT ISSUE A brief taster of what to expect in the August issue

PILOTS' PICTORIAL Show others your latest pride and joy in our gallery page of readers' models

 

REVIEWS

VOGEL-FLY BATWING Flying wings have long been a popular choice for slope soaring. Mike Freeman builds a kit that offers some enjoyable workshop sessions too

PHASE 5E The Editor tries Ripmax's electric kit of the famous Chris Foss slope soarer with its long-awaited matching motor.

FEATURES

MODEL MAGIC This month Alex Whittaker admires Tim Hooper’s funky four-winged WWI scout

VIRTUAL FF NATS Ever resourceful, Alex Whittaker finds new ways to banish your lock down blues…

FLYING BANJO 2 Shaun Garrity updates the design of an amazingly popular Radio Modeller centre-fold plan

PROGRAMMING THE CORE - Part 2 Kevin Crozier finishes setting up his first model with PowerBox's versatile transmitter

SIMULATOR STIMULATION Whilst still complying with the 'stay at home' message, John Stennard looks at other ways of getting a flying fix

 

COLUMNS

JUST FOR FUN David Ashby indulges in a spell of nostalgic tinged traditional building to banish his lockdown blues

MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton finds himself still gripped by the indoor scale bug. After his neat little SE5a he builds a little lightplane close to his heart

WEEKENDERS Despite flying restrictions being somewhat lifted in England, Welsh resident Whittaker finds himself still quarantined - so beware…

ON SILENT WINGS More from around the UK gliding disciplines with Simon Cocker

 

FREE PRO-PLAN

MISS SIZZLES Peter Miller combines a couple of favourite designs to produce an agile but well-mannered aerobatic low winger


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