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VTOL - vertical take-off and landing - has been one of those model flying holy grails with plenty of near misses over the years. Perhaps it was always going to take a good brand like E-flite, to crack it, but crack it they really have and you can read all about their new Convergence starting on page 32


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TIGER 72

Spread over two sheets, Jim Newberry's 72” span sportster ticks all the boxes, it's big, very pretty and will soon become a firm favourite


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EASA have been busy and there's lots more in your monthly news round-up

COUNTERPOINT

Why not give a model a good home?

ALL WRITE

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GOING PLACES

Your busy events diary

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NEXT ISSUE

Two plans, we test Seagull's lovely Stearman, Danny Fenton visits Top Gun and plenty more!


COLUMNS

ON SILENT WINGS

Enjoying fabulous weather, Simon Cocker reports from the year's first aerotow fly-in at Middle Wallop

WIZARD OF OZ

As Brian Winch discovers, inadequate engine cooling can be very expensive!

WEEKENDERS

Whittaker terminates his undercarriage and finds an extraordinary Jungmeister

PAINLESS 360


Lee Schofield compares battery technologies and looks at the latest batch of new products

RETRO RAMBLINGS

Shaun Garrity with another retro round-up


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TRI-FILTER REFUELLER

Save heaps of cash by building your own fuel filling station with our easy workbench project

IN FOR A PENNY PT.3

That carefully constructed Xcalibur finally takes to the air

THE TRUFFLE HOUNDS OF SCALE

Whittaker reports from a busy Scale Free Flight Championship flightline

A SERVO SET-UP TRICK

How to use a digital servo checker to simplify flap set-up

CHUCKIE TO SCALIE


Phil Cooke transforms £8-worth of chuck glider into a scale sloper to be proud of

SAFE ARRIVALS

Getting the landing wrong can be expensive, Clive Hall explains how it's done using a technique that'll save all that embarassment

PARTING SHOT

A bad day at the fly-in


REVIEWS

CONVERGENCE

E-flite take the VTOL challenge!

S6R&S8R

FrSky's clever auto-stabilisation receivers

WILDCAT

E-flite's best micro warbird to date?

ISTONE GYRO

Staying on the straight and level with Dynam's new widget

YAK-3U

Seagull's new 60” span warbird awaits your 20cc engine


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