on the cover

Foam. Love it or loathe it you have to be impressed by some of the models that are turned out in the stuf f these days. The new Arrows range has raised a few eyebrows and with 3S batteries costing buttons the new 1200mm warbirds have really hit the spot. You see, not only do we all (well, most of us) have a handful of 3S packs, the 2200mAh jobs are low enough in capacity to make field charging eminently practical. Result? Low cost; lots of flying. Photo: David Ashby


free pro-plans

ROTO-DUO

Suf fering delayed trauma as a result of a bump on the head in his youth, Shaun Garrity feels the need for an autogyro

LI'L CUB

Short take-of f and landing is the name of the game with Peter Miller's homage to the world record-beating full-size


regulars

SWITCH ON – Special Feature

Alex Dowell, the new owner of St Austell Model Centre, is trying to reverse the fortunes of his High Street shop by changing perceptions one customer at a time

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

R/C MARKETPLACE

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

NEXT ISSUE

Lots in store, not least a new super-size FREE Slingsby Type 13 Petrel plan, some cracking warbird reviews and a Fokker F.I that's so beautifully built it'll bring a tear to your eye


reviews

JP PANIC

And now for something, traditional, ugly as sin, but bags of fun. Jim Beagley lifts the lid on a boxful of laser-cut loveliness

ARROWS T-28

In the March issue the Ed. reviewed the Arrows Bearcat and loved it. Time now for an alternative view on another from the all-new RTF warbird range.

P-47 THUNDERBOLT

Hangar 9 has built an enviable reputation for supplying some of the best balsa-built ARTF warbirds around and, as David Ashby reports, its new 20cc Jug ain't too shabby either


columns

JUST-F-FUN

David Ashby flies a shocking Camel, builds another new motor glider and ponders the use of af termarket receivers

MAKE IT SCALE

Indoors, outdoors, radio control and control-line, Danny Fenton's revving up for the new season

WEEKENDERS

To everything there is a season – Pete Seeger thought so, the Byrds thought so, and where the aeromodelling calendar is concerned, we know so. Alex Whittaker marks the turning of spring

WIZARD OF OZ

Brian Winch concludes his investigation into a case of slipped timing and has the perpetrator bang to rights

ON SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker puts his glass ships to one side and sets his sights on something more traditional


features

TEN TOP TIPS...

For budding jet pilots

JET THRUST

Sleek, fast, nimble and full of composite goodness, BVM's aptly-named sport-jet finds favour with our Bob

FROM A DISTANCE

2.4GHz isn't the frequency panacea for all. As Lee Schofield describes, there are alternatives...

SEASON STARTER

With Buck’ House in his sights you could be mistaken for thinking that Alex Whittaker is heading for a Garden Party at the Palace, but no!

IN THE LOOP

Telemetry systems can provide vital real-time information yet relatively few flyers use them. David Ashby surveys the offerings from the main R/C brands

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MORANE-SAULNIER AI

Wood, fabric and round engines – does it get any better? If you ask radial nut Richard Ginger he'll answer in the negative and suggest you take a closer look at his perky French fighter. Alex Whittaker does just that...

REVOLVER II – PT.2

As we half expected, last month's autogyro free plan has been rather popular and with builders eagerly awaiting this second part of the feature Richard Harris returns, complete with set-up notes and flight tips

PILOTS’ PICTORIAL

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

PARTING SHOT

R/C through the lens


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