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David Ashby  |  May 20, 2020  |  0 comments
First published in June 2000 issue of RCM&E, Chatterbox 2000 is Ray Wood's update on Vic Smeed's delightful cabin wing design for a 1958 issue of Aeromodeller. The plan can be purchased from Sarick Hobbiesand the article pages can be downloaded below. DATAFILE Name: Chatterbox 2000 Designed by: Vic Smeed/Ray Wood Wingspan: 40" Wing Chord: 6. 5" Fuselage Length: 30" Overall Height: 9" Motor Used: 280 Geared (J.
RCME Staff  |  Dec 23, 2016  |  0 comments
As seen in January 2017 issue of RCM&E. . . .
RCME Staff  |  Jun 21, 2015  |  0 comments
Basic balsa wood kits to buildmodel glider are now almost none existent in the world. We therefore decided do something for this yawning gap in the market and offer readers a choice of a plan, a short kit, and added wood pack and details of an easy way to buy all the hardware to build my “Mont-3” my glider first featured in the October 2009 R. C. M.
David Ashby  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  0 comments
Designed by Roland Boucher in the 1970s, Monterey is a classic slope and thermal soarer. In 2009 Loris Goring updated the design and his plan can be purchased at the RCM&E Plans Service along with a new laser-cut set of parts and a wood completion pack (available very soon). Over the last 50 years nothing’s given me more pleasure than building and flying disgustingly simple balsa gliders, that cost very little to make. In fact, they’re so cheap they even make my bank manager smile! Many years ago I built a Monterey, a first-class glider design by Bob and Roland Boucher that’s still available from the RCM&E plans service.
David Ashby  |  Feb 13, 2015  |  0 comments
Cliffwhacker is the new flap-equipped slope sportster from Alex Whittaker's drawing board. It was the free plan with RCM&E's Jan 2015 issue with a follow-up article in the new March issue. Easy to build, the model is a perfect sloper and handles a variety of conditions. Those who hate cutting ribs and formers will be pleased to know that a set of laser-cut parts and a wood completion set are available from the Plans Service.
Andrew Boddington  |  Dec 13, 2013  |  0 comments
This article was first published in RCM&E Nov 2011. The plan and parts pack are sold at the RCM&E's Plans Service Despite being David ‘Boddo’ Boddington’s son, I’m not what you would call a prolific aeromodeller these days. I do build the odd free-flight or small R/C model every couple of years, but my glory days of aeromodelling were as a youngster in the 1970s when I built many first test models for dad: a Fokker Eindecker for the BBC production Wings, a Mannock for the Goodies’ dodo to fly, and I also provided much (unpaid!) help on many of his projects. Looking back, I’m amazed I had time to go to school! I did squeeze an education in, though, and leaving home for university in 1980 put an end to my regular modelling.
David Ashby  |  Nov 01, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E electric flight columnist Nigel Hawes has been busy. His latest design, Can-Doo, is the pull-out plan with RCM&E's Dec 2013 issue that's in the shops 15 Nov! Starting with little more than four sheets of balsa, Can-Doo is a 32" span sport canard that's easy and cheap to build. It requires an inexpensive 200 watt outrunner, 25 amp ESC and 2200 mAh Li-Po battery and uses ailerons and foreplane for control. Clear that building board! .
David Ashby  |  Oct 16, 2013  |  0 comments
Mini Jazz was first published in 1997 and, Like many Malcolm Corbin designs, the compact aerobat was an instant hit in this case to the extent that . 15 size glow engines became very hard to find for a while in the UK. The plan available from the RCM&E plans service and a new CNC pack (ribs and formers etc. ) along with a wood pack have just been produced to supplement the cowl and canopy already available.
Gary Vinten  |  Jun 26, 2013  |  0 comments
Based on Gary's original styling, Swamp Rat by Peter Miller is the free plan with RCM&E's August 2013 issue. I was asked by Peter Miller if I would like to convert his Swamp Rat from i. c. to electric and this is what I did and have called it RATATAT.
Peter Miller  |  Jun 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Peter's plan and article (below) were first published in 1983 and the plan has been updated andre-published in the newAugust 2013 issue of RCM&Ealongside Nigel Hawes' electrification project article. The Volksplane must be just about the simplest possible aircraft, especially from the scale modeller’s point of view. This model of the Evans VP-1 Volksplane was designed and built in two weeks, ‘though it must be admitted that the designer was off work at the time. The model is an ideal first scale subject and would be quite reasonable as a first low wing model.
David Ashby  |  Jan 23, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's March 2013 issue free plan is Richard Harris' superb Panther autogyro - a model many will have seen flying at Greenacres and the Winterton autogyro fly-ins. Those who have will appreciate what a striking machine this is and, once airborne, it's easily within the flying abilities of an intermediate pilot. The plan and pt. 1 of Richard's accompanying article will be followed by pt.
David Ashby  |  Oct 29, 2012  |  0 comments
Nigel Hawes' 45" span Tucano has been voted for as the subject for the 2013 Mass Build. The plan and canopy can be purchased from the RCM&E Plans Service at a special 'Mass Build price' for both plan and canopy. The plan and build article was published in the May and June 2003 issues of RCM&E. Pt.
Loris Goring  |  Oct 22, 2012  |  0 comments
This plan article was first published in 2006. Accordingly builders may wish to fit a brushless power system. The plan is available at the RCM&E plans service. With the dark nights only just beginning to recede and with the less than clement weather, many of us will be agonisingly short of stick time.
David Ashby  |  Oct 03, 2012  |  0 comments
This article was first published in April 2000. Although abrushed motor power set is described, builders would be advised to look at a modern brusheless electric power system for their model. The Hindsight plan is available from the RCM&E Plans Service. Hindsight is the second version of this model that I’ve built, the first being a 56” span version powered by an Enya 60 four-stroke.