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.


REGULARS
SWITCH ON
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!

COUNTERPOINT
Don’t get caught out by the good weather, now’s the time to invest in a new... or three!

ALL WRITE
Our letters page where readers’ air their views, seek a solution, or simply tell us what they’re up to

GOING PLACES
The indoor flying events are on the wane so things must be hotting up!

NEXT ISSUE
Another sensational FREE plan, more top reviews, plus a host of first-time features. Don’t miss it!

R/C MARKETPLACE
Shift those unwanted airframes and splash out on a few new ones – instant karma


FREE PRO-PLAN
CARTOON CUTLASS
Nigel Hawes presents Ron Evans’ eagerly anticipated jet-style fun-fighter

SPRINGFIELD BULLDOG
Turn your free plan over to reveal the concluding sheet of last month’s evocative racer! 


COLUMNS
WEEKENDERS
With the aim of continuous flying, Alex Whittaker re-thinks his ancillary equipment!

FLY ELECTRIC
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


FEATURES
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

MODEL MAGIC
Our spotlight falls on David Baker’s comfortably familiar Short Sunderland

I LEARNED SOMETHING...
RCM&E hacks revisit some more seminal moments

CLASSIC COCKPITS
Andy Sephton talks us through the dials and gauges of the Supermarine Spitfire.

MAITENANCE MAN
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...

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PARTING SHOT
R/C through the lens


REVIEWS
SEAGULL CHALLENGER

How did the ARTF manufacturer manage with its first traditional kit? David Ashby sets to with balsa cement and scalpel

HITEC X4
Single Li-Po cells feeling unloved? Give ‘em a treat and buy them one of these!

ROTO 35FS
Brian Winch beholds a beautifully engineered four-stroke from the Czech Republic

HAWKER TEMPEST
The fun-fighter breed is far from dead, as Top R/C’s mini warbird proves

BLANIK 4.2
We fly the big Black Horse scalie, on the hill and off the line


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