on the cover

There's nothing more alluring than the spectacle of aeroplanes on water and when said water happens to be one of the most famous and beautiful lakes in the country, the combination is a photographic treat. Who better to cover the recent Ullswater Splash-in than RCM&E's photo journo, Alex Whittaker. Read all about it on page 14 – Photo: Alex Whittaker 


free pro-plans 

ISABELLA

Marco Penk's wannabe full-size is a proper polyhedral cutie that's perfect for enjoying the simple pleasures R/C flight 

BEAGLE PUP

Eyes down for a full house as Shaun Garrity pumps up the 1960s low-wing trainer / tourer. Clear your bench for another classic build 


regulars 

SWITCH ON

We've a 2018 F4 World Championship ‘special’ all the way from Meiringen, Switzerland, where RCM&E's Dave Roberts has spent the week mixing it with the masters of scale 

COUNTERPOINT

Gadgets, kits and blingy bits, designed to empty your wallet 

ALL WRITE

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

GOING PLACES

It's high summer so where shows and events are concerned we're right in the thick of it. Don't miss out! 

R/C MARKETPLACE

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

NEXT ISSUE

Biplanes, bombers, jets, radials, gliders, plans, electrics and oodles more are coming your way in our packed October issue 


reviews 

F7F TIGERCAT

When FMS decided to model Grumman's heavy fighter, David Ashby thought all his birthdays and Christmases had come at once 

DELTA 40

Steve Sales takes Seagull's latest sportster and rips a hole in heaven 

CHALLENGER

Fact: Follow-on trainers are underrated and have heaps to offer. It's a sentiment with which David Ashby happens to agree, not least when it comes to Seagull's candidate 

F8F BEARCAT

Graham Ashby finds a quick-fix fighter that's a perfect light air, low commitment warbird 


columns

BENCH BLOG

Tim Hooper chronicles the build of two models that, in their day, were on many a wish list 

WIZARD OF OZ

Seconds out as Brian Winch starts his final round of hole-making tool tattle. Prepare to punch, cut and counterbore 

ON SILENT WINGS

In his hot and happening soaring spot Simon Cocker rues the detrimental effects of the UK's heatwave but has a ball at Milson 

WEEKENDERS

Disorder, disarray and decline are an ever-present threat to any workshop. With numerous lacklustre and failed attempts at resistance, and with hate mail piling up, it's time for action... 

RETRO RAMBLINGS

Firmly regarded as the retro event that the weather can't ruin, Shaun Garrity joins a determined gathering at Pontefract racecourse 


features 

PILOTS’ PICTORIAL

Get that model into print. Send us shots of your latest creation and we'll show the world 

HIGH SUMMER SPLASH-IN

Let's face it, if you're going to fly a floatplane from anywhere, it may as well be from one of the most glorious lakeland shores in the country 

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CAM-TASTIC

Mike Freeman's cheap ‘n’ cheerful, retractable video pod is perfect for carrying a key fob camera aloft, and the results are really rather good 

MIX&MATCH

Lee Schofield discovers the power of OpenTX throttle curves and vows never to look back 

KNOW YOUR RADIO

Andy Ellison kicks off a new series with a mission to explore the deepest, darkest recesses of transmitter functionality 

JUST-F-FUN

We couldn't let him off the hook ‘that’ easily, now could we? David Ashby keeps a toe in the door with the return of his old column for sport and club flyers who like to mix it up 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Dave Burton examines the options for electric flight connectors before pondering the location of Project Sea Fury's six LiPo cells 

F4U CORSAIR

Alex Whittaker takes a close look at a club-scale warbird with a look, sound and performance that's hard to beat 

PARTING SHOT 

R/C through the lens 


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