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
Shaun Garrity returns with a David Boddington classic that's ripe for a modern makeover
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!
ON SILENT WINGS
Simon Cocker rounds up the 2016 soaring season with a painful reminder
Tim Hooper finds an answer to...er...The Answer's fuselage challenges
Metal cowl bashing the Whittaker way
WIZARD OF OZ
Brian Winch looks at top-grade fuel and four- stroke oil choice
The latest news from the R/C flying universe
Another selection of life's little (and not so little) essentials
Over to you...
Our latest events round-up
RCM&E's FREE reader ad’ service
Another classic plan, the latest design from Peter Miller and lots more!
Whittaker samples the delights at a brand new, yet familiar, UK show
...and we'll send you a FREE Powerpal Peak Plus charger!
Do you set your failsafe? Mike Freeman explains the importance of an often forgotten, yet important facility
Foam v wood!
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
CHOOSING FPV GOGGLES
Lee Schofield explains your options
SURVIVAL OF THE QUICKEST
A new form of R/C flying where you won't need to worry about the landing bit...
Ton Van Munsteren shows how easy it is to sculpt a bit of foam block and make your own combat wing
Richard Crapp's unusual WW1 fighter
A reminder to buy some floats...
Blade's world championship winning FPV racing wing
Chris Bott weighs up FrSky's highly anticipated radio system to see if it's the mould-breaker Taranis was
MAGIC STAR 3D
Seagull's compact and very pretty new aerobat, but is it really a thoroughbred 3D'er?
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
It's an issue you won't want to miss so be sure to pop along to your newsagent or model shop and pick up your copy for just £4.99. Better still, why not save yourself some money over the long run, grab a gift and get your copy before anyone else by subscribing? Don't forget the Subscriber Extras too!
Love Model Aircraft? Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers!