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October 2017 issue

Is it late - or do I need to chase up the subscription dept?

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FilmBuff05/09/2017 13:42:00
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Hi folks - is the October edition late? I normally get my mags dropped through the door last week of the month.

If it isn't - I need to chase up the subscription team. I'm only halfway through a two year subscription.

Frank Skilbeck05/09/2017 13:43:53
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Mine hasn't arrived yet either, but it's not due in the shops until this weekend.

Chris Walby05/09/2017 13:50:39
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Hi, the digital issue is out so the hard copies should be in the post as they follow a couple of days later....

FilmBuff05/09/2017 13:52:56
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Thanks guys!

Andy G.06/09/2017 08:42:17
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Been expecting mine for a few days now!

Keith Evans 306/09/2017 08:59:41
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If you look at page 118 of the Sept . issue you will see that it is due to come out on the 8th of Sept .

Eagle 89906/09/2017 10:52:11
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Mine just landed smiley

FilmBuff06/09/2017 17:53:49
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Posted by Eagle 899 on 06/09/2017 10:52:11:

Mine just landed smiley

thumbs up

Colin Leighfield06/09/2017 21:19:11
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Received mine in the post today, pleased to see that Peter Miller's Destiny is in there. There will be a few of these under construction soon, I'm sure.


Edited By Colin Leighfield on 06/09/2017 21:19:45

Andy G.07/09/2017 08:18:48
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Posted by Keith Evans 3 on 06/09/2017 08:59:41:

If you look at page 118 of the Sept . issue you will see that it is due to come out on the 8th of Sept .

That's the... in the, subscription copies SHOULD arrive before that date...

Peter Miller07/09/2017 08:37:00
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Posted by Colin Leighfield on 06/09/2017 21:19:11:

Received mine in the post today, pleased to see that Peter Miller's Destiny is in there. There will be a few of these under construction soon, I'm sure.

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 06/09/2017 21:19:45

I can't help wondering just how many will look at Destiny and shudder at all the extra work. Mind you, it is well worth itangel 2

Jon Laughton08/09/2017 09:51:32
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Dumb question: is there an Autumn special planned this year with something like a TN design?

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator08/09/2017 11:01:00
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Hi Jon,

there will certainly be a special this year - but I do not know about trhe content.


Jon Laughton08/09/2017 11:04:53
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Thanks BEB!👍

Cuban810/09/2017 10:53:56
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It's got to be at least 15 years since a bought an RCM&E, but my innate parsimony got the better of me whilst flicking through the latest issue in WHS and with the flourish of my contactless debit card (much less stressful than a real fiver and some shrapnelwink) the deed was done.

Nicely produced and with some excellent photography (which attracted me to buy) I read the mag cover to cover last evening. Not convinced that the Wot 4 review warranted the same coverage as the superb Lysander (4 1/2 pages each) - what more can be said about any of the Wot family that couldn't have been condensed into half of what was allocated, and yes, I understand that it was a new light-weight version. Personally, I'd have preferred another couple of pages of detail on the Lysander's build, in particular some further background on the 'hand fabricated silencer' and info on the application of the camouflage and radio installation.

Nice to see that Brian 'one flick' Winch (nobbled by the safety system in his review) is still going strong after all these years and his review of the RCGF engine was fine.............except that to dismiss the muffler as a 'well made and neat little item' with a 'healthy bark to it that can be tamed if you see fit' was an extraordinary thing to say given that these little petrol engines are notorious 'field losers' with their ineffective standard silencers. Perhaps in Oz, Brian is miles from anyone else - not so for most of us in the UK.

The Cosford report was excellent with its nice balance of words and pictures as was the sloping article.

Had to contain my laughter at Graham's A10 review, not because it was a poor effort- which it wasn't , of course; but an almost five hundred quid foamy with batteries costing £120 each ...............for a sub four minute flight and an ESC letting go, has to be joke played on the model buying public. Despite Graham's closing remarks, I fear the model will quietly be retired to his loft/garage to gather dustlaugh.

Liked the Albatross build (six pages, better!) - the flight controller article for fixed wing is intriguing and deserves much further coverage as promised - Pete Miller's model is not my cup of tea, but the build article is good - same goes for 'Half Tone', Torrent 110 and the X-Vert. Very noticeable that the big multipage adverts from Al's, SMC and others of years past are conspicuous by their absence - that must be a worry.

However, it's encouraging to see Tony Nijhuis designs taking a full page and as I was one of those who had 'a hair on fire moment' (still got plenty leftwink) over the Traplet plans debacle, seeing Sarik Hobbies' ad is encouraging.

So, all in all a bit of a 'curates egg' for me, but I take my hat off to the production staff of the mag who are putting together a fine product in difficult times for the hobby and their industry and I would certainly be sad to no longer have the option of buying the magazine. Well doneyes

Edited By Cuban8 on 10/09/2017 10:59:25

Stevo10/09/2017 12:05:57
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I get the had copy too, and I have to agree with C8 that the production is very, very good indeed- particularly in these times.

My two penneth'

Loved the Albatross build, and yes 4.5 pages to a lighter WOT seemed a little unecassary, and there was a fine article in the making for the Lysander. Wording a 'custom made exhaust...' with no further information was a tease - I've seen this with articles on large scale aircraft; it's a general overview and that's about it!

Drones I pass over as they are not my bag so won't comment on that.

Brian's engine reviews are always interesting and worh a read - but they are nearly always on an engine that's far out of reach for the most of us I'm afraid, either financially or noise. How about a comparison of the 40 sizes (they do exist!) SC, OS, Four strokes... Saito vs OS vs Laser - the bread and butter of the club circuit; comparisons of fuel..

A good read and I'll continue subscribing. Onwards and upwards!!

Edited By Stevo on 10/09/2017 12:06:30

John Lee10/09/2017 14:45:29
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Posted by Jon Laughton on 08/09/2017 09:51:32:

Dumb question: is there an Autumn special planned this year with something like a TN design?

Yes, next edition is the Autumn Special out 6 Oct with TN BAe Hawk plan. See this month's edition page 118.

Andy Meade12/09/2017 09:04:59
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Highlight for me was Phil's column on the PSSA Lleyn meet - some lovely photos as always from the man himself, of the best slope meet so far this year yes I always enjoy Simon's prose too, am really enjoying the glider content currently smiley

2W12/09/2017 09:57:02
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I first started reading RCM&E on an occasional basis many years ago, because I am interested in building models. I became a subscriber 10 years ago and have found that over the years the magazine has changed out of all recognition: the quality of presentation and the number of photos is much better, and the print is larger (yes, I have joined the ranks of the grey-headed with glasses). I agree with C8 and Stevo: I am not interested in ARTFs and I feel too much space is wasted on them, but it is a personal thing and I can quite understand that very few of us today ‘balsa bash’, so something is required to fill the pages. Whittaker’s articles are always worth reading and his photography is excellent. Will we see more of his ‘Funky Fokker’?

But oh dear me! Some of the grammar and lack of the definite and indefinite articles, and ‘s for plurals indicates a lack proof reading which would make the content easier to read. Please don’t let it sink to the level of another, well known, magazine where even pictures are mis-captioned on occasions.


Cuban813/09/2017 07:23:41
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Further to my post and to mis-quote Victor Kiam (youngsters will have to Google him) "I was so impressed with the October issue, I've taken out a subscription".surprise

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