On sale 31st August 2018
ON THE COVER
Those who've had a go will already know that there's so much more to building a scale model than gluing A to B and sending your creation skyward on a wing and a prayer. The reality is veritable voyage of discovery, especially, as Mike Healy will attest, if you can open a line of communication with the owner and pilot of the full-size. Check out his gorgeous model of Tracey Curtis-Taylor's news making Boeing Stearman.Photo: Graham Ashby
Bring a vintage vibe to your flying with Peter Miller's classically- styled electric aerobat
Just shy of 70 years ago, a young Vic Smeed introduced his pugnacious little cabin biplane to the world and it went down a storm. Shaun Garrity gives it second wind...
More from the F4 World Champions, reflections of a design and build competition and two new plan packs
Kits bits and blingy bits, designed to help you empty your wallet
Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E's gentlemanly equivalent of Speakers’ Corner
Autumn is a-comin’ but the show must go on! Check out the latest and greatest events and spectacles
Shift those unwanted airframes and splash out on a few new ones, you're worth it
Whatever you do don't miss this one, it's our annual Autumn Special and it's coming your way on the 28th September!
A perfect introduction to traditional building and a cracking performer, SLEC's refreshed bung-in-the-boot favourite is a back-to-basics delight. David Ashby dives in...
From absolute beginner through intermediate pilot to seasoned aerobatic jockey, this 6-axis gyro stabiliser has something to offer all – Tim Kearsley plugs in
Much to David Ashby's excitement, the long-awaited successor to the Terry has arrived in the form of this compact, all-balsa sportster
Mark Wilkins takes on the VK Model Aircraft 1/6-scale version of, arguably, the most iconic German fighter ever produced
Mike Healy adds a stonking-great radial and a cracking colour scheme to Balsa USA's 30% Super Stearman
UP THE ‘ILL
David Ashby celebrates flying from the high ground and questions why more of us aren't up there with him
ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY SCALE
Alex Whittaker savours the sights and sounds of a weekend at aeromodelling's cultic centre of excellence
...And we'll send you four AA Eneloop rechargable batteries and a four cell AA charger, absolutely FREE!
Most of us avoid ESC programming like the plague, however it's not as difficult as you think and the benefits can be significant. Brian Collins digs deeper...
With amendments to the Air Navigation Order in place and exemptions duly secured, it's seconds out, Round 2 as we move to consultation on ‘Drones in the UK’. Dave Burton offers some clarity
SELECTABLE FLIGHT MODES
After last month's toe-dipping discourse in the shallow waters of V-tail differential, Andy Ellison is about to dive right off the end of the pier! The question is, will you follow him?
When Bob White decided to build and fly a CARF all-composite P-47D he knew from the outset that he was in for the long haul
Jon Harper chronicles his scratch-build of the most famous S-39 of them all, ‘Spirit of Africa’
R/C through the lens
A club initiative that pre-empted the latest legislation... ways to improve your flying, and reasons why you should never throw anything away. David Ashby spills the beans...
As Simon Cocker reports, variable conditions took nothing away from the Long Mynd Scale Masters
NOW THAT'S ODD
There are many curious internal combustion issues that can out-fox even the most engine-savvy modeller. Fortunately, Brian Winch is in problem-solving mode
MAKE IT SCALE
Taking time out from his Nats preparation, Danny Fenton psyches himself up for a spot of prop forming
Alex Whittaker slopes off to the Kettle for some foamie warbird fun
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