RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS

March 2020

 

ON THE COVER

Tranquility in the heavens as Dirk Nething takes in a stunning Alpine view at sunset high above the Austrian village of Fiss, base of the annual Flying Circus soaring event, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June. Read more in Simon Cocker's regular On Silent Wings column.

REGULARS

SWITCH ON What's making the news in and around the wonderful world of model flying  

COUNTERPOINT Another fresh batch of new gadgets, kits and bits from popular suppliers

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

ALL WRITE Have your say in our monthly letters pages

GOING PLACES Spring is in the air as the first outdoor model flying events are announced

MARKETPLACE Advertise your unwanted kits, bits, engines and radios

NEXT ISSUE April showers? No thank you, we've had enough of the wet stuff! Here's what's in store in the fourth issue of 2020

PARTING SHOT Graham Ashby's foamy floatplane has a close shave whilst flying from a flooded river...

REVIEWS

SPORT CUB 500 David Ashby tests a feature-packed, ready-to-fly micro cub that isn’t afraid of a breeze

FUNNY CUB Does the latest flat-sheet indoor foamie live up to the standard expected of Multiplex? Frank Skilbeck finds out

FEATURES

TIGER MOTH Alex Whittaker chats to Andrew Bowman about the modified Flair kit that he entered into the BMFA Scale Nationals

FULL METAL CESSNA Arnaldo Correia takes a close look at José Fidel Rama's mighty 4m Skyhawk, which replicates the full size metal airframe

BIG BRAVE BASH Weston Park Model Airshow remains big and beautiful, no matter what the weather gods decree. Alex Whittaker looks back at last year's wet and wild event

FIVE WAYS TO SPRAY Shaun Garrity takes a quick look at the Iwata brand of spray guns, which are ideal for model finishing

COLUMNS

JUST FOR FUN David Ashby reviews his safety regime, builds the SHK’s wings and heads for a flooded river for some float flying

MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton discovers that all silks are not equal when it comes to covering a scale model

TECH N TOOLS Lee Schofield examines some of the first batch of new gear to hit the market in 2020

JET THRUST Our jet columnist, Bob Petrie reports from the JMA Sculthorpe meet, fits a smoke pump to his Hawk and wraps up with a visit to the Mach Loop

WEEKENDERS Alex Whittaker tracks down the first five model engines he ever owned - and their matching kits!

BENCH BLOG Shrinking the Antares! Tim Hooper sets about making a scaled down version of a favourite aerobatic model

ON SILENT WINGS Try your hand at mountain flying urges Simon Cocker as he looks forward to the annual Flying Circus soaring meet at Fiss in Austria

FREE PRO-PLANS

F-4 PHANTOM Tony Nijhuis wraps up his current series of superb mini jet free plans with the archetypal post-war fighter-bomber

MOON DANCER 2 An old i.c. favourite is revisited for electric power. Peter Miller’s sports aerobat is great fun to fly and makes an ideal first-time traditional build


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