It’s RCM&E’s January 2020 issue



January 2020


Fast jets are always tricky to photograph, especially little 25" span ones like this Hunter flown by Tony Nijhuis, and the subject of one side of this month's free pull-out Pro Plans!


SWITCH ON Drone and model aircraft registration update, plus a round-up of other model flying news

COUNTERPOINT A fresh selection of new gadgets, kits and bits for your consideration

ALL WRITE Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E’s monthly chat room

PILOTS' PICTORIAL Send us a picture of your favourite model and you could win a prize courtesy of 4-Max Models

GOING PLACES The indoor flying season is well under way. Find out what’s going on in your area.

R/C MARKETPLACE Shift those unwanted airframes and engines, and splash out on a few new ones

NEXT ISSUE Coming your way in the February issue of your favourite R/C model aeroplane magazine

PARTING SHOT Alex Whittaker captures the dramatic conclusion to a meeting with terra-firma!


POWERBOX CORE A first look at Powerbox's beautifully presented radio control system

FREEWING L-39 Can Freewing’s version of Aero’s high-performance jet trainer change Simon Cocker’s views on EPO and EDF?

FMS EDGE 540 The Editor shakes a fully formed mini air racer out of its box and delights in its agile performance

INVADER OUTDOORS Arnaldo Correia equips his electrified KK towline glider with a full-time tailplane and explores the great outdoors


SOUPED-UP STAMPE Alex Whittaker looks at a feast of scale building in the shape of Richard Crapp's new SV.4 biplane

THE INFINTY PROJECT In the first of a short series on assembling and flying a high performance electric powered soarer, the Editor casts his eye over the stunning Infinity Evo airframe

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ROOKIE ROUND-UP John Morse reports on a fun filled one-model competition hosted by the Nene Valley Aeromodellers

SABRE COMPETITION Check out the PSSA website to be in with a chance of winning a G&M Models Sabre short kit

GLORIOUS GAYDON Alex Whittaker joins the crowds at the LMA’s popular autumn indoor event

LETTING GO Chris Williams provides a brief guide to the lesser-known art of aerotowing


JUST FOR FUN David Ashby plays with a compact battery charger, re-appraises his winter hack models and gets a new building project underway

ROTORHEADS Nigel Cartwright assembles the latest version of a classic model helicopter in the form of the Hirobo Shuttle Plus 2 EP

TECH N TOOLS Lee Schofield checks out some of the latest and greatest gear that’s sure to tempt the festive wallet

BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper flight tests his replacement Keil Kraft free-flight model

WEEKENDERS Snug in his shed Alex Whittaker catches up with some lathe-based projects

ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker reports from the Mick Moore Memorial Fly-In held on the slopes of the Long Mynd in Shropshire


HAWKER HUNTER Round three in Tony Nijhuis' series of classic mini jet free plans

SSSSHHWEPT Shaun Garrity revisits a tough swept wing design for 2.5cc engines or equivalent e-power

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