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Autumn 2010 Special Issue Preview

Autumn 2010 Special Issue Preview

in the shops 24th Sept

David Ashby - Moderator20/09/2010 08:01:51
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Our Special Issue should be with subscribers any day now and in the shops 24/9. As always we welcome feedback so please drop your thoughts below, many thanks 
Brian Lambert20/09/2010 21:45:40
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Note, the digital edition is already up, for subscribers. I had a glance through it last night and it looks good!
Slopetrashuk21/09/2010 15:36:47
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So...These Spitfire plans...
How much are they worth?
Is it £20?
Is it $20
Did I miss the exchange rate hitting 1:1?
Doug Ireland23/09/2010 17:55:23
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Mine arrived this morning so was a pleasant surprise when I got in from work.
ken anderson.23/09/2010 18:46:32
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mine came in the post this afternoon..........look's like load's of Good reading/info etc.......notice tim has a couple of article's in.........well done timbo...
flytilbroke23/09/2010 19:15:10
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Even reached not so sunny Fort William. Will read at leisure, but, that Spitfire plan is drool inducing.
inspector956623/09/2010 21:01:24
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got mine but i havent had a chance to open it yet.
great cover shot

Edited By inspector9566 on 23/09/2010 21:03:05

Adrian Smith 124/09/2010 10:21:24
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Just studying the TN Spitfire spec and maybe I am being silly, but 120 four stroke driving a 15Lb model? The last time I tried that the plane flew like a brick. I did build the TN Typhoon and maybe I don't build light enough but  I used a 70FS (within the recommended range) and with retracts etc it just didn't cut the mustard. I know I am a philistine but it's back to ARTFs for me - wash my mouth out with soap!
Phil May24/09/2010 12:53:10
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Read most of it on night shift last night ( don't tell the boss ) 
 only one word to describe it - outstanding

Edited By Big Phil on 24/09/2010 12:53:29

Danny Fenton24/09/2010 18:33:28
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Nice spread of articles David, a bit for everyone I think?
David Ashby - Moderator25/09/2010 06:37:13
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Hopefully Danny. I was going to tell you (just going of topic) I've just brought a big box of Top Flite Sea Fury home, something to keep me out of mischief this winter

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 25/09/2010 06:37:32

David perry 125/09/2010 06:55:50
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Got my mag too. Looks very nice.
That TN Spit is very, very attractive.   I have a set of retracts lying around.  I have some engines lying around. I have an empty work bench. Ohhhhhhh
Danny Fenton25/09/2010 08:25:02
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Nice one David  If you need any walkaround shots let me know
Maybe we will get an even bigger Fury group shot next year  This time a flypast perhaps
i12fly25/09/2010 20:08:21
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Everything inside the cover is great. Really good value for money. I have always said I wouldn't have a Spit as they are too common, looks like I'm going to eat my words as TN's Spit looks great and is the best plan yet.
Sorry but I don't like the cover. Nothing wrong with the design, that's very attractive, but it is so glossy (and has been for a while). I like to keep a pile of RCM&E's by the hobby bench but they keep falling down!! I want a non slippy cover!
IanN26/09/2010 10:49:38
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Really good issue. As has already been said above, something for everyone, very good spread of articles
Huggy26/09/2010 11:10:32
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Haven't finished reading it yet, but good selection of articles, which are long enough and in-depth enough to be really useful.  I can use all the help I can get on things like film covering (I'm rubbish at it!) and the piece on decal making is another handy item. Don't think I'm ready to tackle the Spit though - not enough room chez Huggy for one thing!
PS small deposits of foam adhesive or cyano spillage help keep piles of magazine in place, if making them quite hard to read
Martin McIntosh26/09/2010 23:23:51
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Sorry to disagree with you all, but I was rather disappointed with some of the articles. I was particularly interested in the DIY decals and graphics but whilst the writer tells you what is possible he does not exactly tell you how to go about it. Googling stencil fonts produced plenty of adverts and a blank tutorial but no useful results. A visit to PC World found no waterslide paper and the recommended Coral Draw is £120!
Also the article on film covering appears to be totally biased towards Solarfilm polypropylene materials. I use these myself, namely Litespan. Solartex and silver Solarfilm (on scale models because it is paintable and relatively easy to apply), but there is scarce mention that polyester films are so much simpler to use, do not wrinkle in the sun nearly so much and withstand the rigours of time so much better.
I can just imagine a novice wrestling with polypropylene, sticking to itself whenever possible, chucking the whole lot into the bin and going back to the ARTF shop.
Another thing, why bother to make card patterns the size of your bits and bobs when you will require an overlap of at least 1" in order to pull the film around the workpiece?
If you want to know how to do it properly read the article in the J. Perkins catalogue.
Augusto27/09/2010 17:49:11
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Mine arrived in the post early in this morning. I agree with Martin about DIY decals and covering articles however, and in general, it's a very good value for money.
TN's Spit looks very good (as usually) .... and in 6 sheets! That's a record for a magazine, I  think.
Congrats David and to all RCM&E team

Edited By Augusto on 27/09/2010 17:50:11

Martin McIntosh27/09/2010 23:06:17
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Augusto, thanks for your support as I expected loads of brickbats especially from the contributors of whom I was perhaps a little too harshly critical. I agree that the rest of the magazine was excellent.
The Spit looks good but untill I wipe out either his 46" or 62" version it will have to wait.
Wonder what it would be like on a 26cc petrol? Would this perform as well as/better than a converted 150 four stroke? Any ideas anyone who has tried a motor of this size? I only have experience of a 50cc petrol in a 1:5 Hurri to go on regarding this type of engine.
Victor Saliba29/09/2010 07:11:13
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got mine yesterday, well done. all Special Edition plans are very worthy. Keep it up guys, see you soon Ken.

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