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There's something very special about scale helicopters, more so when they're beautifully detailed one-of fs that are made to the highest of standards and just ooze the character of the full-size from every nut, Jesus bolt and rivet. We've called Martin Fraser's scratch-built Westland Wessex a masterpiece in miniature but, in truth, that doesn't do it justice. Take a closer look on page 50 and admire its awesomeness. Photo: Alex Whittaker


free pro-plan

GÖ1 WOLF

A very short full-size production run does nothing to reduce the appeal of this classic ‘30s soarer. Chris Williams cuts balsa to 1/7-scale and invites you to join him


regulars

SWITCH ON

Spitfire crumple zones, ageism, Aero-naut news, details of our 2019 Fly-in, and more!

COUNTERPOINT

Kits, blingy bits, gadgets and gimmicks, all designed to tease the wad from your wallet

ALL WRITE

Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E's gentlemanly equivalent of Speakers’ Corner

GOING PLACES

Indoors is where it's at. Check out the latest and greatest undercover events, right here

R/C MARKETPLACE

Shif t those unwanted airframes and splash out on a few new ones, you're worth it

NEXT ISSUE

Two more FREE plans, a toolkit of scale building tips, more photography advice, columns, kit reviews, news, views and oodles more. January 2019 already? Good heavens.


reviews

LILIENTHAL 40

Looking for a low cost, low commitment, easy build, easy fly model that reinforces the simple pleasures of the hobby? David Ashby has just the thing

RUCKUS

As Mike Freeman discovers, Max Thrust's brand new foamy is far more than just a humble follow-on trainer

KINGFISHER

Rugged, multi-role models are certainly ‘on trend’ at the moment and with a boxful of all-season accessories to keep you airborne FMS is hoping to steal the march

RADIOLINK AT-10 II

The mid-range radio that some are calling a Taranis killer


columns

MAKE IT SCALE

Danny Fenton's on a quest to promote the scale word – your hobby needs you!

WIZARD OF OZ

Brian Winch finds inspiration from a near century-old work before returning to the bench for some seized bearing action

WEEKENDERS

It may be time to batten down the hatches and prepare for the big freeze but whatever you do, says Alex Whittaker, don't let it stop you flying

ON SILENT WINGS

Simon Cocker reports from the year's final Long Mynd scale fun-fly and ascends the Great Orme to mix it with a heap of PSS machines

RETRO RAMBLINGS

Extolling the fun that can be had for a modest outlay, Shaun Garrity gets fired up over a bijou bipe and a mini monoplane

JUST-F-FUN

Winter's here and having hammered his cells all summer, David Ashby takes stock, considers the health of his LiPos and examines a handful of battery checkers


features

DREAM MACHINE

Bob Petrie makes a welcome return, takes up his old jet column and kicks off with the story of his CARF Hawk

SECOND BITE OF THE CHERRY

By the power of social media, Alex Whittaker gets wind of a rescheduled Ashbourne Scale Day and seizes the moment

KNOW YOUR RADIO

If setting throttle curves seems just a little poncey and pretentious for you, then you're just the person who should be reading Andy Ellison's explanation

SNAP HAPPY

It's true, anyone can take a photograph of a model aeroplane but there's a world dif ference between a snapshot and a carefully composed image

WESTLAND WESSEX

Beautifully detailed scale helicopters are few and far between; reason enough to wallow in the magnificence of Martin Fraser's not-so miniature masterpiece

10 THINGS...

All indoor flyers should consider

THE GREAT INDOORS

The change in temperature will not have escaped your notice, but have you properly considered the possibility of taking the hobby indoors? John Stennard returns to round of f his look at some introductory lightweights

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AN EXERCISE IN ARDUINO

Ready-built programmable electronics is a sphere of interest that's really captured the imagination of the R/C world. Chris Bott takes a closer look

PILOTS’ PICTORIAL

Send us a shot of your latest and greatest and we'll show the world

PARTING SHOT R/C

through the lens


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