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David Tweddle21/01/2013 23:02:31
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Posted by kc on 18/01/2013 11:33:50:

But David Boddingtons 'Scale Model Aircraft for Radio Control' is equally good and quite different but rather more advanced..

David Boddingtons Scale Model Aircraft for Radio Control, now that was expensive £3.40 inc £2.00 P&P Ebay, I bet I have read it before.


kc22/01/2013 18:02:39
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Boddo's 'Scale model Aircraft for Radio Control' is a great book......if you have bought it then you wont want to part with it! But if it's a duplicate then pass it on to a clubmate. It's out of print but still so useful.

Danny Fenton22/01/2013 19:25:08
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not a book granted but still a great source for scale modellers are the Dave Platt Videos.

kc26/01/2013 12:44:54
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I was hoping that the series of great articles on building planes that appeared in Model Flyer ( or was it AMI ) would be published as a book. The articles showed every possible technique & little trick and went on for several years. I dont know who wrote them but wonder if there is any chance of him making it into a book.

Gavin Mack26/01/2013 13:01:50
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Excellant book is radio control guide by Norman Butcher 1976. Shows lots of do's and don'ts regarding gear installation

Peter Miller09/02/2013 19:27:02
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Just in case anyone is interested. I will shortly be advertising a copy of Gordon Whitehead's book in the classifieds.

Bob Bertram09/02/2013 20:25:12
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Crikey, I've just bought 3 of your books Peter, skint now!!!

Chris Channon09/02/2013 21:06:41
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David James

" Ducted fans for model jets " Brilliant book, taught me loads.


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SDF09/02/2013 21:39:00
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"Building & Flying Indoor Model Airplanes" by Ron Williams - the best aeromodelling book ever published IMHO.

"Model Aircraft Aerodynamics" by Martin Simons - great book on the fundamentals of how model aircraft fly.

Peter Miller10/02/2013 08:20:50
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Posted by Bob Bertram on 09/02/2013 20:25:12:

Crikey, I've just bought 3 of your books Peter, skint now!!!

Enjoy! I hope you find them helpful.

Andrew76710/02/2013 09:14:38
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"Model Aeroplane Building Sketch by Sketch" by Peter Holland is another useful guide....and as kc mentioned earlier, the in depth series that ran for years in AMI magazine.


kc10/02/2013 13:33:30
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There is a copy of Peter Hollands book for sale today on Amazon for 1 penny postage costs 2.80 but it is an excellent buy at that I reckon (last week there were 2 copies for sale but I bought one copy last week for that price! I want to encourage a relative to start model planes so got the book to lend him.  

Both the Peter Holland book & Gordon Whiteheads book are full of accurate sketches showing construction methods and are excellent to refer to. Also ideal for the person who finds a picture better than words.

Gordon Tarling10/02/2013 15:18:22
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Radio Control Slope Soaring by the late Dave Hughes - gave me great encouragement when I was just starting out in R/C.

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