June 2024


Editor Kevin Crozier shares what’s coming up in the June 2024 issue of RCM&E.

Let’s see what we have in store for you in this issue, starting with our regular columnists.

Tim Hooper (Bench Blog) kicks thing off by test flying a new version of the RM Antares, his all-time favourite model design. If model building can be classified as an addiction, then Chris Williams (Scale Gliding) must have it bad (or good, depending on your point of view!) as this month he finishes off another scale glider, a fifth scale Pirat, which Chris sees safely into the air before immediately returning to his building board for his next project. You can’t keep this traditional aeromodeller away from it for long! Next is Keith Jackson (Aerobatic Scene) whose column includes details of the UK leg of the FAI world cup league, the latest approach to contra drive propulsion, the long-awaited YS TZ240 CDi boxer engine and a summary of the new BJ Craft Anthem Elliptical. Finally, Dave Goodenough (One Man & His Shed) looks at some great looking scale models made from Depron. Love it or hate it, Depron has proven to be a versatile modelling material and Dave’s article shows what can be done with it in expert hands.

On review, Kevin Crozier lines up XFly-Model’s 1800 mm Twin Otter on the taxiway ready for when the sun shines and the local flying strip dries up, while Andrew James checks out the GT Power V6, a small DC battery charger that he stores in his car boot’s side pocket so that it is on hand for him to charge his LiPos when out flying.

Our feature articles start with a third trip down memory lane escorted by Dudley Pattison for part three of his autobiographical series, A Company Called Flair, on his stewardship of Flair Products. This time Dudley recalls racing Club 20 Daras, having a mix up with UHF radios and dancing about with a Magnattila on ice. After describing his pre-maiden checks last month in Test Flying, Jeff Barringer offers up a follow up check list to run through during that nerve jangling first flight. We then conclude another two-part article, Striking The Right Balance, as Dick van Mourik finishes his feature on calculating a model’s balance point. To wrap thing up nicely, heli and scale enthusiasts will be pleased to read how Peter Reinerth tackled a 600-size scale build of an Agusta A109A air ambulance.

But what about this month’s pull-out Pro-Plan? Never fear, we have a cracker for you this month in the form of John Hutson’s unorthodox sport electric model fitted with a diamond shaped Warren wing. John’s eye-catching model is called the Top Quark.

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