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David Ashby  |  Aug 02, 2011  |  0 comments
We had Tony Nijhuis' new FW-190 in the studio for a shoot last week and thought we'd share a few pics with you. This 60" span model was the type chosen from this year's 'Pick a Plane' forum vote and is for electric power although an i. c. conversion should be perfectly possible.
Maurice Ashby  |  Jun 13, 2011  |  0 comments
The Cardsharp plan was first published in 2000 and can be purchased via the RCM&E plans service. Radio controlled model aircraft built from corrugated cardboard are by no means new; In fact, there have been quite a few over the years. My own introduction to this form of construction came with a model called ‘The Craftsman’, a kit manufactured back in the seventies by a firm called ‘Stanley’, as I remember. The model itself spanned 60”, and was a low-wing sports tail dragger; mine was powered by an old favourite Merco 61 and flew superbly, with great aerobatic characteristics (they also did a high wing trainer version, incidentally).
Mike Keay  |  Jun 06, 2011  |  0 comments
The Miss Millie plan was published in February 2003. The plan can be purchased at RCM&E's plan service. Though I do dabble in part-constructed kits, I’m not much of a one for ARTF models. I prefer to design and fly my own (sad isn’t it?), and I get almost as much satisfaction from the design and construction phase as I do from the flying.
Peter Russell  |  May 25, 2011  |  0 comments
This article was published to accompany the STOL Mk. 2 plan publication in October 1983. A new CNC kit and wood pack can also be purchased. When the original STOL was designed in 1972 it wasn’t even called a STOL, just 242S – it was really little more than an aeronautical doodle.
Al Foot  |  Apr 28, 2011  |  0 comments
This plan was published in 2006 and can be purchased at the RCM&E plans service. I first became interested in model autogyros after reading a very interesting article in Peter Russell’s ‘Straight & Level’ column here in RCM&E way back in the ‘70s. The models featured had a stub wing with two, 4-blade rotors made of balsa mounted at the ends of the wing, and the fuselage was of conventional design with a T-tail. If I recall correctly, control was single channel ‘bang-bang’ on rudder only.
David Stevens  |  Feb 25, 2011  |  0 comments
The SWOT plan is £9. 95 and can be purchasedvia the RCM&E plans service. Ok, you’ve made the decision to start R/C flying and want to get into the air as soon as possible. You have little (if any) modelling experience, family and work responsibilities render you short of time, but you can set some cash aside.
Peter Miller  |  Jan 28, 2011  |  0 comments
Many years ago I designed a model for 1. 5cc diesels called Tequila Sunrise. This was based on the big Bendix Trophy racers of the ‘30s and came complete with a long and fairly ludicrous spoof history. This history must have been nonetheless convincing because I had requests for scale documentation from overseas modellers who wanted to build examples for scale racing.
David Hipperson  |  Jan 26, 2011  |  0 comments
This article was first published in 2005. The plan can be purchased from RCM&E's plans service. The model here was flown using a brushed motor/grearbox combination but a brushless set-up and Li-Po battery would now be suggested. For all that its gangling, angular appearance made the Fieseler Fi156 one of the most ungainly aircraft of the Second World War, the Storch - or Stork - was also one the most capable machines of its type.
Cyril Carr  |  Sep 30, 2010  |  0 comments
The Kestrel plan can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com In aviation’s short but fruitful genealogy, the story of the autogyro is one of a largely overlooked and undervalued hybrid belonging to the inter-war years. By splicing the fuselage and control surfaces of a fixed-wing aircraft and the flying surfaces created by unpowered rotors, the Spaniard Juan de la Cierva created a machine that combined S/VTOL performance with the mechanical and operational simplicity of a conventional aeroplane.
Alex Whittaker  |  Sep 21, 2010  |  0 comments
The Maricardo plan can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com This article was first published in 2003. It’s the era of metrication, new money, Formica furniture, and glam rock.
Brian Cooper  |  Aug 09, 2010  |  0 comments
This plan and article were first published in 2001, see below for plan details. Ever since the first R/C Dart flew indoors at Olympia in 1995 / 96, there has been considerable interest in it wherever and whenever it goes out to play. Having witnessed the performance of my young lad’s rubber powered BMFA Dart, and being highly impressed, I decided to scale up the design. In fact, it was not just his that caught my eye; it seemed as though (no matter how ham-fisted the builder) they ALL flew well - much to the delight of numerous children.
John Lockwood  |  Jun 15, 2010  |  0 comments
This plan article was first published in 2003 Electric flight technology has advanced rapidly since and it is suggested that builders fit a brushless powertrain or seekset-up advice in the forum The plan, cowl and canopy can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com Released in March 1945, too late to see action in W. W.
Mike Keay  |  Jun 01, 2010  |  0 comments
Please note that this article was first published over two issues in 2006. The Basic 3D plan,laser/cnc kit parts and a wood completion packcan be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com Designed to satisfy the needs of the up-and-coming 3D flyer, the appearance and construction of this model are completely different to my previously published efforts, which in the main have been semi scale, open-cockpit, golden era type sports aircraft.
Chas Gardiner  |  May 19, 2010  |  0 comments
The 2Vix2 plan was published in RCM&E November 2006. The plan can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com.
Peter Miller  |  May 10, 2010  |  0 comments
This plan was first published in RCM&E October 2006. The plan and moulding set can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com Just as David Long might be said to have produced the Midget Mustang by scaling down the air racing success of the North American P-51, so I've scaled down his classic design to 1/5th size to produce a model that's easy to handle on the building board, but which has the potential for sparkling performance in the air, even when powered by a regular O.

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