ON THE COVER

John Horne's lovely 112” span Spitfire touches down at the Willis Warbirds invitational fly-in last summer. The event's mixture of R/C warbirds and 40s-style entertainment that encourages audience participation has grown over the last few years and Alex Whittaker popped along to sample the action

Photo: Alex Whittaker 


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Lindsay Todd's tough, easy-build 55” (1397mm) slope aerobat is just the thing for those seeking the quieter side of flying

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It may not be the prettiest model ever designed but it flies well and Shaun Garrity reckons this, the latest in his line of retro builds, could have a hidden racing pedigree


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Danny Fenton finally maidens the Chipmunk and fashions a Piper Cub from a sheet of 1/16th

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More on getting the best from your Walbro carbs

JET THRUST

A busy Bob Petrie adds to his collection, fits a smoke system and heads for Raydon

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Shaun Garrity highlights a forgotten Phil Smith design

WEEKENDERS

Whittaker feels the lure of the lathe and does a little breaking and entering


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SLOPE OF THE MONTH

Simon Cocker heads off to Derbyshire and the UK's prime dynamic soaring ridge

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For hatches or control surfaces, Paul Blakeborough shows how easy it is

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Dave Burton has the answers to the electric conversion questions RCM&E readers regularly ask

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As Lindsay Todd discovers, it's not all motorbikes on the IOM

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Don Coe's marvellous Bleriot XI

PARTING SHOT

An unusual display finale


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The 1969 and 1971 World Aerobatic Championship winner and now available in ARTF form

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An ultra micro B-25 Mitchell? What's not to like?

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Futaba's neatly styled 10-channel, mid- range radio

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Hacker have brought the fun fighter bang up to date with this rugged, EPP park flyer 


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