ON THE COVER
Flying from water is great fun and something all should try. A swathe of ARTF models and floats means it’s easy to find a model to get you started, as Alex Whittaker discovered when he popped along to the inaugural Wet Wings Float Fly. Check out his full report this month.
News of the new Chris Foss designed ARTF releases for 2015, another reader poll, a sneak preview of the latest Tony Nijhuis design, and lots more!
Don’t get caught out by the good weather, now’s the time to invest in a new… or three!
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Our letters page where readers’ air their views, seek a solution, or simply tell us what they’re up to
The indoor flying events are on the wane so things must be hotting up!
Another sensational FREE plan, more top reviews, plus a host of first-time features. Don’t miss it!
Shift those unwanted airframes and splash out on a few new ones – instant karma
Nigel Hawes presents Ron Evans’ eagerly anticipated jet-style fun-fighter
Turn your free plan over to reveal the concluding sheet of last month’s evocative racer!
With the aim of continuous flying, Alex Whittaker re-thinks his ancillary equipment!
Nigel Hawes considers an obscure jet design and makes a start on a revived electric flight classic
ON SILENT WINGS
Control surface flutter can kill, Simon Cocker goes beyond VNE
WIZARD OF OZ
The pros and cons of magnetism in the workshop – Brian Winch investigates
MAKE IT SCALE
Panels and P-clips – all in a day’s work for RCM&E’s Chief Rivet Counter
ANOTHER FINE MESSE
Nuremberg debutante Dave Roberts samples all the fun of this huge annual trade fair
TYRO PILOT – PT.4
Plugs, connectors and batteries – David Ashby clears a path through all the technical chit-chat
Our spotlight falls on David Baker’s comfortably familiar Short Sunderland
I LEARNED SOMETHING…
RCM&E hacks revisit some more seminal moments
Andy Sephton talks us through the dials and gauges of the Supermarine Spitfire.
A little tender loving care goes a long way where model aeroplanes are concerned
WET WINGS SPLASH-IN
Take a tranquil out-of-town watering hole, sprinkle it with floatplanes, add a pinch of scouse hospitality and this is what you get…
…And we’ll send you some Perma-Grit sanding tools, absolutely FREE!
R/C through the lens
How did the ARTF manufacturer manage with its first traditional kit? David Ashby sets to with balsa cement and scalpel
Single Li-Po cells feeling unloved? Give ‘em a treat and buy them one of these!
Brian Winch beholds a beautifully engineered four-stroke from the Czech Republic
The fun-fighter breed is far from dead, as Top R/C’s mini warbird proves
We fly the big Black Horse scalie, on the hill and off the line
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