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ON THE COVER
Powered by two 120-size gas turbines and weighing a healthy 97lb (44kg), Ted Allison’s huge English Electric Lightning is as impressive as the full size. It was one of the show-stoppers at Elvington 2015 and you can see our round-up of all the action starting on page 18. Photo: Alex Whittaker
Shaun Garrity re-visits an easy-build, single-channel design from 1966 that’s perfect for an inexpensive, 3-channel electric power set-up
Why not fly in the dark with Lindsay Todd’s distractively different sportster
Simon Cocker steps out with a very affordable 4m span semi-scale offering from FlyFly
Black Horse’s new 1.7m (56”) span semi-scale sportster
David Ashby holds on tight to Blade’s FPV racer
A TALE OF TWO SHOCKIES
Two indoor, park-fly aerobats go head to head, surely shock flyers are all the same aren’t they?
E-flite’s new 1.2m span, retract and flap-equipped EPO foam warbird
Alex Whittaker records the action at an LMA show that gets better every year
TEST OF TIME
We chat with a certain Mr Foss, one of the world’s finest designers, as he celebrates 40 years of kit production
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TOW TEACH-IN PT.1
It’s fun way of getting gliders aloft and, as Elliot Howells explains, just needs a little preparation
Using and understanding your wattmeter
OPEN TX COMPANION PT.2
After last month’s intro’ Martin Phillips gets stuck into some basic transmitter programming
Mike Williams talks through one of the most difficult manoeuvres in the aerobatic repertoire
Lee Schofield examines the pros and cons when it comes to frame selection
HILLER FLYING PLATFORM
Cyril Carr shows how you can turn your cheap quadcopter into something a little unusual
Type 95 Jeff Hartnoll’s unusual Japanese scale bipe
MAKE IT SCALE
Danny Fenton turns to a bit of office work with advice on making an instrument panel and cockpit trimmings
WIZARD OF OZ
Loose muffler blues Pt.2. Brian Winch returns with advice to ensure that those mufflers stay put and highlights another Engine of Interest
Despite his best efforts, Whittaker’s wallet remains undisturbed at the local swapmeet
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