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Dave batchelor  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Dave Batchelor describes his modifications whilst building a 98" Vulcan V-bomber to the Tony Nijhuis plan.

Following the demise of my MB339 back in 2016, I was left with (thankfully) a spare Jetcat P100 turbine looking for a home. I could not afford an ARTF model to put it in at the time so the idea of building something came to mind.

Kevin Crozier  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS
VOLUME 64 ISSUE 6

On Sale: 21st May 2021

Chris Williams 13  |  Apr 30, 2021  |  0 comments
Chris Williams kicks off his new scale soaring column with a rare Fly-In report.

As we all know, there was precious little to be pleased about in 2020. But one thing happened that stimulated even my normal dystopian cynicism. The White Sheet Club (or White Sheet Radio Flying Club, to declare its full title) had lost most of its scheduled events by the time we got to September. All that was left was the proposed Scale Glider Fly-In on the 13th. (The 13th? You can’t make this stuff up!) To add to the tension, the following day was when the existing 30-person rule was due to be chopped down to six, so the stakes were very high. You can imagine the surprise all round when the forecast was one of such perfection, that it’s never happened before, or since. I was a little worried that the 30-person rule might be breached, but on the day a manageable 20+ plus turned up to make hay whilst they could.

Roy Thompson  |  Apr 30, 2021  |  0 comments
Roy Thompson rescues a once popular Brit kit from a clubmate's loft and launches it to lofty heights.

Back in the late 70s my then model clubmates and I were into thermal soaring, flying R/C gliders (pre-electric) at Cranford Park in West London. My club was the Hayes & District MAC. Throughout the summer Wednesday night was club competition night, with trophies to be won at the end of the year. A typical comp would be a six-minute duration event with a spot landing bonus.

At the time Bowman Model Kits of Ipswich advertised widely in the modelling magazines, being one of many small kit manufacturers in the UK. They had a good reputation for their no fuss designs and model kits supplied with good quality hardware.

andrew james  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Andrew James snaps together a quick build, semi-scale glider from FMS.

At 2.5 metre wingspan this quick assembly kit follows in the footsteps of FMS' 3m and 2.3m Fox gliders. In full size terms the Fox is an out and out aerobatic machine while the ASW-17 is an Open Class thermal hunter. Both models look the part, but I am guessing that more compromises have had to be made with the ASW to make it a tough and durable R/C model.

Mike Bell  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Mike Bell describes his DIY film tacking tool for difficult to access areas.

When it comes to film covering an airframe, I'm sure that, like me, you have come across loads of annoying areas where the covering iron just can't reach properly. Areas like air intakes and air exit slots, together with fillets around wings and fins, all immediately come to mind.

David Ashby  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

David Ashby enjoyed his big Bolero, right up to the moment he ran out of talent, but finds consolation in this new compact version

Kevin Crozier  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS
VOLUME 64 ISSUE 5

On Sale: 23rd April 2021

Brian Hoddy  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments
Brian Hoddy reveals some of his secrets to making a realistic scale instrument panel and cockpit components.

I think we can all agree that our hobby has undergone quite a revolution in the last few years. Compared to earlier models they are getting more and more refined in appearance and complexity.

Frank Skilbeck  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments
Frank Skilbeck offers a club modeller's perspective of a recently purchased four stroke petrol engine

The acquisition of a NGH 38cc four stroke started after a friend gifted me an old part-built Sid King Privateer, a large model low wing trainer from the 1980s designed for up to 38cc engines, and specifically the Zenoah 38cc.

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