The new February 2009 issue will be with subscribers next week and in the shops soon after. Please be aware that it'll be available at retailers from 19/1 and no 16/1 as stated in the Jan'09 issue. It's packed with news and features including the following reviews....

  • Spitfie MK.IX - Andy Ellison looks at Top Gun's iconic fighter
  • F-4 Phantom - Nigel Flies the new EDF jet from Kyosho
  • JP Pretty - JP's attractive motor glider on test
  • Pulse XT60 - Gary Stanley meets the big daddy of the Pulse family
  • Millennium - The new 2.4GHz indoor helicopter from Parkzone
  • Griffin 600 - Pete Lowe has fun with this new R/C hovercraft
  • Phoenix 2.0 - the latest version of the popular simulator
  • P-38 - The Flying Styro Lightning (cover model)

    We've some great features articles including -

  • Live at Leeds - A report from the first national indoor F3P competition
  • To the drawing board! - Peter Miller starts a new 3-part series on designing your own models
  • The real deal - IMAC Scale aerobatics at the Nats
  • Batteries demystified - Tim Mackey has the A-Z of the Li-Po
  • Into the blue - Our beginners series concludes by examining those pre-flight checks
  • Off-beat aerodynes - Alex Whittaker looks at all things weird and wonderful
  • Competition! - Yup thanks to Horizon Hobby UK we have a fantastic Pulse XT60 and an Evolution 60 engine to give away!

    We don't let our columnists sit still for a moment.....

  • On the edge - Andy Ellison checks-in with a great hillside round-up
  • Wizard of Oz - Brian Winch applies some elbow grease to a four-stroke
  • Weekenders - Alex Whittaker gets charged up at the field
  • Fly electric - Nigel Hawes flies the Green Air Tutor and explores the Kyosho Minium

    FREE PLAN!

    This month's free plan model is 'ZULU' a great low-wing, electric powered (but could be i.c.), character sport model from Lindsay Todd. It's easy to build and easy to fly. We think you'll like it!  

    Be sure to pop along to your newsagent or model shop and pick up this issue of RCM&E for just £3.80. Better still, why not save yourself some money over the long run by subscribing ?