ON THE COVER

Those who've had a go will already know that there's so much more to building a scale model than gluing A to B and sending your creation skyward on a wing and a prayer. The reality is veritable voyage of discovery, especially, as Mike Healy will attest, if you can open a line of communication with the owner and pilot of the full-size. Check out his gorgeous model of Tracey Curtis-Taylor's news making Boeing Stearman.Photo: Graham Ashby


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THE OHMEN

Bring a vintage vibe to your flying with Peter Miller's classically- styled electric aerobat

COQUETTE

Just shy of 70 years ago, a young Vic Smeed introduced his pugnacious little cabin biplane to the world and it went down a storm. Shaun Garrity gives it second wind...


REGULARS

SWITCH ON

More from the F4 World Champions, reflections of a design and build competition and two new plan packs

COUNTERPOINT

Kits bits and blingy bits, designed to help you empty your wallet

ALL WRITE

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

GOING PLACES

Autumn is a-comin’ but the show must go on! Check out the latest and greatest events and spectacles

R/C MARKETPLACE

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

NEXT ISSUE

Whatever you do don't miss this one, it's our annual Autumn Special and it's coming your way on the 28th September!


REVIEWS

COYOTE

A perfect introduction to traditional building and a cracking performer, SLEC's refreshed bung-in-the-boot favourite is a back-to-basics delight. David Ashby dives in...

ISTONE-A2

From absolute beginner through intermediate pilot to seasoned aerobatic jockey, this 6-axis gyro stabiliser has something to offer all – Tim Kearsley plugs in

GRAUPNER PEP

Much to David Ashby's excitement, the long-awaited successor to the Terry has arrived in the form of this compact, all-balsa sportster

FOKKER DR.I

Mark Wilkins takes on the VK Model Aircraft 1/6-scale version of, arguably, the most iconic German fighter ever produced


FEATURES

STELLAR STEARMAN

Mike Healy adds a stonking-great radial and a cracking colour scheme to Balsa USA's 30% Super Stearman

UP THE ‘ILL

David Ashby celebrates flying from the high ground and questions why more of us aren't up there with him

ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY SCALE

Alex Whittaker savours the sights and sounds of a weekend at aeromodelling's cultic centre of excellence

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UNDERSTANDING ESCs

Most of us avoid ESC programming like the plague, however it's not as difficult as you think and the benefits can be significant. Brian Collins digs deeper...

KNOCK OUT!

With amendments to the Air Navigation Order in place and exemptions duly secured, it's seconds out, Round 2 as we move to consultation on ‘Drones in the UK’. Dave Burton offers some clarity

SELECTABLE FLIGHT MODES

After last month's toe-dipping discourse in the shallow waters of V-tail differential, Andy Ellison is about to dive right off the end of the pier! The question is, will you follow him?

TRUE GRIT

When Bob White decided to build and fly a CARF all-composite P-47D he knew from the outset that he was in for the long haul

SIKORSKY S-39

Jon Harper chronicles his scratch-build of the most famous S-39 of them all, ‘Spirit of Africa’

PARTING SHOT

R/C through the lens


COLUMNS

JUST-F-FUN

A club initiative that pre-empted the latest legislation... ways to improve your flying, and reasons why you should never throw anything away. David Ashby spills the beans...

MARVELLOUS MYND

As Simon Cocker reports, variable conditions took nothing away from the Long Mynd Scale Masters

NOW THAT'S ODD

There are many curious internal combustion issues that can out-fox even the most engine-savvy modeller. Fortunately, Brian Winch is in problem-solving mode

MAKE IT SCALE

Taking time out from his Nats preparation, Danny Fenton psyches himself up for a spot of prop forming

WEEKENDERS

Alex Whittaker slopes off to the Kettle for some foamie warbird fun


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