It’s RCM&E’s January 2020 issue


January 2020


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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

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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

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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

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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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