ON THE COVER

What does a world-class scale competitor do between those big thousand-hour projects? Well, if you're Richard Crapp then you build a Balsa USA Junkers D.1 kit...in just 6 weeks. Still don't think you've got enough time to build? Richard's fine model captures the character of this little-known WW1 machine and you can find out about it starting on page 112.

Photo: Alex Whittaker


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BABY BARNSTORMER

Shaun Garrity returns with a David Boddington classic that's ripe for a modern makeover

BABYBOLT

Peter Simpson reworks a diminuitive P-47 into a one-piece electric-powered bundle of fun that'll make a great PSSA slope fighter too!


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ON SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker rounds up the 2016 soaring season with a painful reminder

BENCH BLOG

Tim Hooper finds an answer to...er...The Answer's fuselage challenges

WEEKENDERS

Metal cowl bashing the Whittaker way

WIZARD OF OZ

Brian Winch looks at top-grade fuel and four- stroke oil choice


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Another selection of life's little (and not so little) essentials

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Whittaker samples the delights at a brand new, yet familiar, UK show

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UNDERSTANDING FAILSAFE

Do you set your failsafe? Mike Freeman explains the importance of an often forgotten, yet important facility

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Foam v wood!

THE KNOWLEDGE

Thinking of going petrol this year? You need our petrol primer

THE HARD WAY

Teaching yourself to fly? You'll need Richard Honeywell's hard won advice

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Lee Schofield explains your options

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A new form of R/C flying where you won't need to worry about the landing bit...

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Ton Van Munsteren shows how easy it is to sculpt a bit of foam block and make your own combat wing

MODEL MAGIC

Richard Crapp's unusual WW1 fighter

PARTING SHOT

A reminder to buy some floats... 


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Blade's world championship winning FPV racing wing

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Chris Bott weighs up FrSky's highly anticipated radio system to see if it's the mould-breaker Taranis was

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Seagull's compact and very pretty new aerobat, but is it really a thoroughbred 3D'er?

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You've got to love a firm that's brave enough to produce unusual subjects so hats off we say to FMS for their new warbird


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