NOVEMBER 2019

VOL 62 ISSUE 11

ON THE COVER - Like a hound following a dragline, Alex Whittaker sniffed out the latest and greatest workmanship on show on the scale flight line at the BMFA Power Nats. Top slot went to Mick Henderson and his superbly detailed Airco DH 9A, a true masterpiece in miniature. 

 

 

FREE PRO-PLANS 

EXCELLENCE - To compliment the Whisper free plan published in the last issue, Shaun Garrity describes the matching low-wing design by David Boddington for .20 size four-stroke glow engines 

FOLLAND GNAT - For the second in his series of superb mini jet free plans, Tony Nijhuis tackles another long-time personal favourite

REGULARS 

SWITCH ON - Advice on electrifying last month's Whisper plan, plus a round-up of other model flying news

COUNTERPOINT - A fresh selection of new gadgets, kits and bits for your consideration

ALL WRITE - Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E’s monthly chat room

PILOTS' PICTORIAL - Send us a picture of your favourite model and you could win a prize courtesy of 4-Max Models

GOING PLACES - The indoor flying season is just about to get under way. Find out what’s going on in your area.

R/C MARKETPLACE - Shift those unwanted airframes and engines, and splash out on a few new ones

NEXT ISSUE - Wow - is it that time already? Have a look at what's coming in the last issue of RCM&E for 2019

PARTING SHOT - In recent years Chris Williams has been experimenting with taking in-flight pictures from a variety of models using ingenious camera rigs

REVIEWS

F4U-4 CORSAIR - Arrows have added an F4U to their growing range. David Ashby flies their bent wing bird

INVADER - Arnaldo Correia electrifies Keil Kraft’s vintage tow-line glider, and also adds 3-channel R/C

FEATURES

GRUMMAN PANTHER - More Model Magic as Alex Whittaker admires Dave Charles’ all-moulded Korean War jet fighter

BRIAN WINCH - Tributes to a favourite RCM&E columnist

R/C SCALE NATIONALS - Alex Whittaker makes his annual pilgrimage to Barkston Heath for the BMFA R/C Scale Nats and feels the winds of change

NATS NOTES - David Ashby enjoys the sunshine and 21st century showers (the cubicle kind!) at the BMFA’s National Model Flying Championships

BENCH BLOG - Tim Hooper sets about healing the mental scars sustained from losing his original KK Ladybird free-flight model

SMOKE AND MIRRORS - Shaun Garrity takes a short break from his Retro Ramblings to offer up a few ideas for adding simple but effective scale effects to your latest model aeroplane

DOUBLE THE AREA - David Ashby delves into the RCM&E archives for more top techniques

COLUMNS

JUST FOR FUN - Seduced by a friend’s Phase 5, David Ashby takes the plunge, then gets stuck into some newbie questions

WIZARD OF OZ - In his finalcolumn, Brian Winch describes a novel solution for replacing rear-mounted fuel tanks

BENCH BLOG - Tim Hooper sets about healing the mental scars sustained from losing his original KK Ladybird free-flight model

WEEKENDERS - In his annual Power Nats Blog, Alex Whittaker takes a sideways look at the biggest weekend on the BMFA calendar.

ROTORHEADS - Introducing a brand-new series for fixed wing modellers with an interest in model helicopters, Nigel Cartwright hits the ground running with an own-design turbine heli

ON SILENT WINGS - Simon Cocker brings us another round up from the silent flight community, including aerotowing at Sherlowe and modelling uses for thick obechi sheet.

TECH & TOOLS - As the festive season glides slowly into view, Lee Schofield eyes some of the latest R/C developments as potential gifts


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