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Shaun Garrity  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments
In his retro column Shaun Garrity fettles some basket case models

A silk purse from a pig’s ear? Yes, I know it’s a strange proverb. Originating from Scotland, its first recorded instance was apparently in 1699: "Ye can ne make a silk purse of a sows lugg (ear)”.

Kevin Crozier  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS
VOLUME 65 ISSUE 2

On Sale: 21st January 2022

 |  Dec 17, 2021  |  0 comments
David Watson converts a pusher prop powered jet style model into EDF by employing 3D printed components.

During the 2020 lockdown I converted an established model design, Pushy Cat, from pusher-prop to EDF using own designed and printed 3D components. As an introduction to 3D printing, it was an excellent project. It even resulted in a practical flying model!

Alex Whittaker  |  Dec 08, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker looks at some simple sheet balsa wood working techniques.

Perversely, although the flying field is open, the wind is light and the sun is shining, I have been back at my bench.

Kevin Crozier  |  Dec 08, 2021  |  0 comments

RADIO CONTROL MODELS & ELECTRONICS
VOLUME 65 ISSUE 1

On Sale: 17th December 2021

Alex Whittaker  |  Dec 03, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker revisits a superb model which debuted at LMA Cosford 2015.

The P-47 Thunderbolt needs no introduction to scale modellers. She is easily the most modelled scale subject on the UK warbird circuit and always has a good showing at club scale meetings.

Danny Fenton  |  Nov 25, 2021  |  0 comments
Danny Fenton concludes his build of a DB Sport & Scale semi scale kit.

I used a hinging technique that I first saw Brian Taylor use. I am sure it has been around since before that, but it produces a beautifully accurate, precise and free moving hinge, with the bonus that the piano wire hinge pin can be removed to allow disassembly right up until applying the final paint.

Alex Whittaker  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker twangs on his Marigolds and gets to grips with cleaning up a much loved but tatty sports model.

Most radio modellers are 'Airframe Retentive'. I have had always had trouble throwing out old models, partially pranged models or those high-hours airframes that just need a little tender loving care. Like Darling Greta, I do want to save the planet. Mainly so that I can carry on flying endlessly repairable, eco-friendly balsa wood and glow plug engined models.

Jeff Barringer  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments
Jeff Barringer builds an electric powered Concorde from the Tony Nijhuis plan.

Having built the Tony Nijhuis Mosquito and Gnat recently, and being well-pleased with the results, I decided that I’d like to have a go at his Concorde.

David Ashby  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments
David Ashby fills his pandemic lockdown hours completing a modern update of a classic glider

The Super-Sinbad was designed in the early 1940s by Henry Struck and kitted by Berkeley Models in the USA. Spanning 62" and weighing less than 20 ounces all up it was a tow line glider equipped with a clever method of staying straight on the line.

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