ON THE COVER

Sometimes a model comes along that stops you in your tracks and Nigel Wagstaff's astounding 1/3-scale Fokker DVII is one such. Apart from a unique scheme, the level of detail is breathtaking and the finish sublime. Turn to page 112 and we'll tell you all about it. Photo by Alex Whittaker


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BITE-SIZE WARRIORS

Ton Van Munsteren returns with another easy-build, park-fly dogfight double in the form of a Tempest and Rata I16

BITTY

Delve into your scrap box and you'll have all you need for Rich Harris’ little micro glider that's perfect for the slope or piggyback launching

DAS GHOSTEN FLUGBOOT

Shaun Garrity finds that this classic single-channel flying boat responds well to a contemporary refresh


COLUMNS

ON SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker records the PSSA's 2016 Mass Build Fly-in and finds the Colditz Cock at a year-end aerotow

BENCH BLOG

Busy as ever, Tim Hooper has the latest news on his trad’ build projects

WIZARD OF OZ

Brian Winch with tips to help your petrol engine breath easy

WEEKENDERS

Whittaker finds the Skyleader single- channel radio that never was


REGULARS

SWITCH ON

EASA updates and an inaugural indoor FPV meet’

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GOING PLACES

Indoor flying and swapmeets galore

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FEATURES

PILOTS’ PICTORIAL

Highlighting your projects

GAYDON GAZETTE

Whittaker samples the beautiful behemoths at the LMA's season swansong

HINTS & TIPS

Good ideas never go out of fashion

EYE IN THE SKY

Want to put a camera in the air? Lee Schofield's compares the main contenders for your hard earned’

THE KNOWLEDGE

Your intimate guide to servos

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

Lindsay Todd discovers a rare and unusual form of R/C flying

GLOW START

Thinking of buying your first glow engine? Steve Hargreaves tests and flies three possibilities

MODEL MAGIC

Nigel Wagstaff's fabulous Fokker DVII

PARTING SHOT

A memorable end to a day's flying


REVIEWS

RADIAN XL

The Radian motor soarer family welcomes a new 2.6m (102”) span arrival

YAK 54

E-flite's ultra micro 3D aerobat, the AS3Xtra's replacement, has arrived just in time for the indoor season

CRUSADER II

Ares’ pretty trainer-cum-sportster

ASW-20

David Ashby grabs the dolly and steers Hangar 9's 1/3-scale glider skywards

FUN MASTER

Flying proof that aircraft should never be judged by their appearance

XR61

With a new European distributor, Precision Aerobatics are back and Andy Ellison wrings out their latest ultra- lightweight creation 


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