March 2024

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

As usual we have a wide selection of articles about R/C aeromodelling for you to enjoy, so let’s take a quick look at what you will find inside, starting with our regular columns. Shaun Garrity (Retro Ramblings) starts the ball rolling with a look at his latest project to restore a British Army radio controlled target drone to airworthy condition. Danny Fenton (Make It Scale) makes a plug for moulding a Chipmunk cowl from green florists’ foam before Dave Goodenough (One Man & His Shed) pops out of his dwelling at the bottom of his garden to extol the benefits of putting together a simple maquette model to test the potential flying qualities of a new design.

If you purchased last month’s issue, then you’ll be keen to complete the full set of pull-out Pro-Plan sheets for Chris Williams’ sleek Foka 4 scale glider. The wing and tail drawings are waiting for you in the middle of the magazine.

On test, Shaun Garrity enjoys slotting together a quick build R/C combat wing, the Oowah from IAD Model Designs, whilst yours truly completes all those niggly final tasks that seem to take so long as the Pilot-RC Extra NG of 78-inch span is readied for its first flights. The Extra NG series ends with some expert tips from Dave Wilshere that are a must read for anyone interested in setting up and flying scale aerobatic models.

Complimenting all the above is a report by Phil Cooke on the second half of last year’s busy Power Scale Soaring calendar, plus Euro Star champion Jan Hermkens describes how he designed and built his latest scale P-47 warbird. If your model club is looking at a group build for the summer season ahead then why not copy Basingstoke MAC’s lead and build a batch of Spitty streamer models; Michael Oates reveals all you need to know.

I hope you enjoy reading it all.

Kevin Crozier