ON THE COVER

Who said jets have no character? They can't have seen an A-10 Warthog, this being Andy Johnson and George Murgatroyd's twin gas- turbine powered version. It was scratch built by John Menhemett and flown by the pair at the Liverpool and District Model Aircraft Club's Battle of Britain Day in early October 2016. The 10ft (3m) span model weighs 65lbs (29kg) and was certainly one of the highlights. You'll find our full report from this great fly-in starting on page 14.


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SHARKFACE

Shaun Garrity celebrates one of the most popular single-channel models of all time in the form of Eric Clutton's classic design. We've included both the original version and updated Sharkface 2 plan as well.

KITEHAWK

Whether i.c. or electric, Peter Miller's new soarer is an ideal first trad’ building project.


REVIEWS

OPTERRA

E-flite's big photography and FPV wing is an unusual combination of soarer, sport model and camera carrier.

DX6E

Spektrum's feature-packed, entry-level radio system delivers a ton of features for very little money, Mike Freeman tests it out.

REVOLUTION

Mike Williams enjoys the sunshine flying Techone's 3D aerobat.


REGULARS

SWITCH ON

A round-up of all the latest R/C flying news.

COUNTERPOINT

Retail therapy.

ALL WRITE 

Over to you...

GOING PLACES

Fly or buy, get out there and enjoy yourself.

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NEXT ISSUE

All the news from Nuremburg 2017, two more great plans and plenty besides!


FEATURES

BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY

Whittaker finds the Liverpool club's warbird bash is a grand day out.

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LEEK AND MOORLAND

Simon Cocker is on home turf to describe some fine Staffordshire soaring sites.

PROJECT HARRIER

Starting a new series, Tony Nijhuis attempts to nail model flying's holy grail.

PILOTS’ PICTORIAL

Highlighting your projects.

GREAT DEBATES

Fixed wing v rotary wing.

LOS PAJAROS DE GUERRA

Warbirding in Argentina.

FIESELER STORCH

In this new plan feature, Chris Golds introduces his latest design.

MODEL MAGIC

Ken Dallow's marvellous Fairey Flycatcher.

PARTING SHOT

R/C through the lens.


COLUMNS

MAKE IT SCALE

With a competition approaching, Danny Fenton applies the Cub's tissue and paint along with a few finishing touches.

WIZARD OF OZ

Brian Winch gets down to the business end of valve lapping.

RETRO RAMBLINGS

Shaun Garrity explains rudder-only aerobatics, finds some classic electric motors and has room to squeeze in a Boddo plan!

PAINLESS ANSWERS

Lee Schofield kicks off his new column specialising in FPV, multirotor and aerial photography by examining some of the new tech’ that's just arrived.

JET THRUST

Bob Petrie's L-39 leads a trio of new jets.

WEEKENDERS

With airbrushing the theme, Whittaker gives a zombie compressor the kiss of life. 


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