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RCME Staff  |  Apr 04, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Powered by two 120-size gas turbines and weighing a healthy 97lb (44kg), Ted Allison’s huge English Electric Lightning is as impressive as the full size. It was one of the show-stoppers at Elvington 2015 and you can see our round-up of all the action starting on page 18. Photo: Alex Whittaker FREE PRO-PLANS WEEK-ENDER Shaun Garrity re-visits an easy-build, single-channel design from 1966 that’s perfect for an inexpensive, 3-channel electric power set-up BATTY Why not fly in the dark with Lindsay Todd’s distractively different sportster REGULARS SWITCH ON COUNTERPOINT PILOTS’ PICTORIAL GOING PLACES ALL WRITE MARKETPLACE NEXT ISSUE REVIEWS DUO DISCUS Simon Cocker steps out with a very affordable 4m span semi-scale offering from FlyFly WILGA Black Horse’s new 1. 7m (56”) span semi-scale sportster MACH 25 David Ashby holds on tight to Blade’s FPV racer A TALE OF TWO SHOCKIES Two indoor, park-fly aerobats go head to head, surely shock flyers are all the same aren’t they? F4U-4 CORSAIR E-flite’s new 1.
RCME Staff  |  Feb 29, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Often confused for the aircraft Charles Lindberg made famous, Ryan’s Brougham mini airliner is another of those evocative Golden Age machines that model so well. This is Martin Fardell’s ne scratch-built example that flew at the 2015 National Model Flying Championships and worth close inspection on page 120 Photo: Alex Whittaker FREE PRO-PLAN SONNY 1500 If your model flying awareness started in the 1960s then, chances are, you built and ew a Sonny - Graupner’s little free flight glider. Ton Van Munsteren certainly did and if you fancy returning to the simple pleasures then his enlarged, easily- built, 2-channel update is just the ticket REGULARS SWITCH ON COUNTERPOINT PILOTS’ PICTORIAL ALL WRITE GOING PLACES MARKETPLACE NEXT ISSUE. .
RCME Staff  |  Feb 01, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Sometimes a scale model comes along that stops you in your tracks and Derrick Lane’s Fieseler Storch is one such. Saying the 93” span, Laser- powered facsimile is detailed would be to understate what Derrick has achieved. Just turn to page 106 and see for yourself. Photo: Alex Whittaker FREE PRO-PLAN VECTOR Fancy something a little different that’s inexpensive, easy to build and flies well? Pete Collins’ unorthodox sportster should turn a few heads and you’ll find the plan inside this month’s issue.
RCME Staff  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Few sport bipes are as pretty as Chris Foss’ Wots Wot. First introduced as a kit in 1988, an ARTF version followed in 2014 and this new grab’n’go Foam-e is the latest incarnation. Turn to page 54 and we’ll tell you how it flies. FREE PRO-PLAN AERMACCHI AM.
RCME Staff  |  Dec 14, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER A Valach VM 120B2-4T twin petrol engine (120cc) purrs away hauling Gerd Reinsch’s 159” (4m) span Fokker E. 1 at last year’s Cosford show. This impressive model was built from the Paolo Severin kit and is the subject of this month’s Model Magic feature starting on page 120. FREE PRO-PLAN CHARLATAN Tim Hooper is back with a superb retro-style sport aerobat that flies as good as it looks! REGULARS SWITCH ON The Peter Miller design chosen for this year’s Mass Build and lots more! PILOT’S PICTORIAL Another great selection of reader projects COUNTERPOINT Essential kits and bits ALL WRITE Go on, have your say in the UK’s biggest and best-selling R/C flying mag! GOING PLACES Another round up of events taking place around the UK this month NEXT ISSUE We’ll have a nice semi-scale park flyer plan for you and lots more! MARKETPLACE Sell it fast with our FREE reader ad’ service COLUMNS ON THE EDGE Holed up in the workshop, Andy Ellison considers some of the latest developments in glider technology WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch gets down and dirty with some return bends WEEKENDERS Whittaker’s winter hackery! MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton’s attention turns to painting and detailing his Chipmunk JET THRUST Bob Petrie takes his Dolphin to the Raydon fly-in and smuggles a new jet into the house FEATURES FULL SPAN The big picture AUTUMN GLORY Alex Whittaker pops along to the Ashbourne scale meet for a perfect day of flying and ethnic cuisine SUBSCRIBE… .
RCME Staff  |  Nov 16, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Seagull’s impressively large ARTF Lysander has just arrived in the UK so what better time than for us to bring you a nice scale instrument panel for it! Andy Sephton surveys the dials on page 47. FREE PRO-PLAN BALLERINA Peter Miller’s latest design, this evocative low-wing sportster offers a no-fuss building experience and ies great. There’s no better home for your four-stroke . 40! REGULARS SWITCH ON A round-up of the latest R/C flying news PILOT’S PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects COUNTERPOINT Step 1- circle item/s desired Step 2- place mag near a Christmas shopping list ALL WRITE Poigniant and interesting, we’ve received some great letters this month GOING PLACES Swapmeet and indoor flying dates, they’re all here NEXT ISSUE Tim Hooper’s retro-style Charlatan looks like an instant classic and we’ll bring you the plan! MARKETPLACE TheFREEreader ad’ service COLUMNS BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper shows how easy it is to replace a broken cowl while the Tiger Moth build gets underway WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch turns his metal bending skills towards some practical applications WEEKENDERS Whittaker’s world! ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker files his report after a busy summer of soaring FEATURES FULL SPAN The big picture SCALE FREE FLIGHT NATS Alex Whittaker records thrills and plenty of spills as hardy souls negotiate an unyielding tarmac runway SF33 Ian Turney-White describes his monster Scheibe motor glider, 20 years in the making PROJECT HEAVY LIFT What’s a camera carrying multicopter without a good gimbal? SUBSCRIBE! .
RCME Staff  |  Oct 23, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Pete Fullard’s impressively modified Westland Wyvern (from the Black Horse ARTF) turns for finals at the National Model Flying Championships at Barkston Heath in August. Pete placed 3rd in the Standoff Scale section and our full report from the scale line begins on page 52 while a Nats round-up starts on page 14. Picture: David Ashby FREE PRO-PLANS CHAPTER ONE We thought it was about time Chapter One flyers moved up to an aileron wing, so here it is! CRUISER Richard Harris makes a welcome return with a new autogyro in the form of this fi ne looking, easy-build and easy fl ying machine. If you’ve always fancied a ‘gyro then this is the perfect starting point.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s on every model builder’s construction bucket list so we thought it’s about time you had an incentive. This Mosquito not only looks good but flies really well too and you can read all about it starting on page 50. Photo: David Ashby FREE PRO-PLAN DE HAVILLAND DH. 98 MOSQUITO - Tony’s ninth-scale wonder might just be our biggest free plan - so big, in fact, that the two pull-out plan sheets continue into the main magazine.
RCME Staff  |  Sep 15, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Don Billingham's immense HP W-10 airliner was built to 1/4-scale, spans 15ft (4. 6m) and uses two Laser 360V twins for power. Seen at a notably bigger and better Cosford show in July, it was one of many models that left a lasting impression and RCM&E was there to capture all the action. Read the full story starting on page 14.
RCME Staff  |  Aug 07, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER One of the most beautiful sea planes ever designed? Supermarine's S6B must surely occupy the top spot and Paul Rice's superb model certainly oozed class when Alex Whittaker popped along to capture the water trials and test flight. Made for an anonymous client, you can read the full story on page 78. Picture: Alex Whittaker REGULARS SWITCH ON Another bumper news round-up from the R/C flying world COUNTERPOINT Flexible friend at the ready? ALL WRITE Have your say in the UK's best-selling model flying mag! GOING PLACES . .
RCME Staff  |  Jul 06, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Few models leave a lasting impression quite like Matt Jones’ Sea Vixen seen here performing during a PSSA fly-in at the Great Orme, North Wales. It’s a glider but with a museum quality finish that any turbine modeller would be proud of. Simon Cocker has all the details in his latest soaring round-up starting on page 48. Picture: Rez Manzoori REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest news from the world of R/C flying.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 08, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Foam it may be, yet there's no denying that, Rockstar, the latest release from Multiplex, is an exceedingly pretty drop of aerobatic biplane. Last month we visited the factory and chatted with the designers and this month we send their latest effort skyward. REGULARS SWITCH ON A round up of the latest R/C news including a peek at the new Flash 8 radio from Hitec COUNTERPOINT A bumper, wallet-busting round-up including another Multiplex release and a revised foam-e WOT ALL WRITE Sand bags to the rescue, Tx woes and the spirit of Reg! GOING PLACES The show and fly-in season is gathering pace; make the most of the good weather! NEXT ISSUE Lindsay Todd presents his latest retro design, the successor to Dawn Flyer and a pull-out plan you won't want to miss MARKET PLACE Things sell fast when you use our FREE reader ad' service, why not give it a try? FREE PRO-PLAN WIGGO Designs say "build me" for a host of different reasons and this new wedge-style sportster is no exception. Make no mistake, heads will turn when Wiggo takes to the air COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ No castor-gummed engine is beyond redemption as Brian Winch demonstrates in this photo-step guide FLY ELECTRIC Cheap ESCs can be a false economy as Nigel Hawes discovers to his horror MAKE IT SCALE Danny Fenton fettles the Chipmunk for a blemish-free finish WEEKENDERS A mystery engine update and a personal take on RCM&E's outgoing editor TOTALLY TRADITIONAL Pete Lowe's final column charts the goings-on in a balsa-strewn workshop FEATURES HILD MARSHONET Tim Hooper builds a distinctive pod and boom bipe from the vintage era SUBSCRIBE .
David Ashby  |  May 17, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER The Durine Turbulent has been a favourite amongst aeromodellers for decades and, when you look at Dave Lowe's gorgeous example (this month's Model Magic), it's not difficult to see why. REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest news including FPV Racing circuits and a very clever cowl! COUNTERPOINT A Zagi successor and a neat variable pitch prop are among this month’s selection of new kits and bits ALL WRITE Your shout! GOING PLACES Spring’s here, get out and fly! MARKETPLACE Sell it or get it, we’ve another two pages of reader ad’s FREE PRO-PLAN SIPA 200 Steven Jones shares the fun of Sipa’s pocket vampire. Sipa 200 is an easy-build sport jet that flies a treat. Catch his build blog in the forum COLUMNS WIZARD OF OZ Errant props are downright dangerous, Brian Winch exercises restraint ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker surveys the retail landscape JET THRUST Bob Petrie clears his long list of maintenance tasks and manages to avoid buying another jet FLY ELECTRIC Nigel Hawes mounts a salvage operation WEEKENDERS Whittaker takes a look at the superb results of Peter Iliffe’s winter shed time in the form of the unique Me 334 FEATURES TRUE GRIT Strong icy winds bring out the camaraderie at Wrexham’s 2015 Scale Day PROJECT HEAVY LIFT PT.
RCME Staff  |  Apr 08, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Who can resist a scale helicopter, especially when it has a bubble for a canopy and a lattice tail? Aye, Ken Winton's crisply detailed Bell 47G is a truly fine example of the scale modeller's art and a gorgeous flyer. REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest headlines from the model flying world, including cross-country details and news of an ARTF tilt-wing COUNTERPOINT Eleven more suggestions for this month's course of retail therapy ALL WRITE Tales of woe, Taranis terrors, and club chat, all topics of conversation in our bumper readers letters section GOING PLACES The show season cometh so now's the time to start planning your season MARKETPLACE Shift it quick or bag a bargain with our FREE readers' ads FREE PRO-PLAN WAGTAIL Cyril Carr unlocks the potential in Westland's short-lived single-seater with a cute 41" span foamie for a 3s Li-Po COLUMNS ON THE EDGE If at first you don't succeed. . .
David Ashby  |  Mar 09, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Flying from water is great fun and something all should try. A swathe of ARTF models and floats means it’s easy to find a model to get you started, as Alex Whittaker discovered when he popped along to the inaugural Wet Wings Float Fly. Check out his full report this month. REGULARS SWITCH ON News of the new Chris Foss designed ARTF releases for 2015, another reader poll, a sneak preview of the latest Tony Nijhuis design, and lots more! COUNTERPOINT Don’t get caught out by the good weather, now’s the time to invest in a new.


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