The fab February 2012 issue of RCM&E has just left the printers and will be with subscribers soon. The new year and Christmas break led to a few production hiccups this year which, we're told, means copies won't get to the shops until around 19th January. Our sincere apologies to readers for this delay. 

FREE PRO PLANS
TABOO
Need a winter-warming adrenaline rush? Then get cracking with Mike Freeman’s quick-ship (pictured below). Click here for Mike's extra build notes and chat.

FIREFLY 46
Little is as satisfying as making your own glow engine and nailing it to a model you’ve designed yourself. Prepare to live the dream as Alex Whittaker presents plans for his proven, plain bearing two-stroke

ON THE COVER
A big aerobat means a big investment and few come bigger than SebArt’s 2.6m span Sukhoi. Mike Williams looks at the set-up you’ll need and reviews the machine in this issue.

REVIEWS
SUKHOI 29S 2.6M
Is bigger really better? Mike Williams looks for an answer with SebArt’s new giant

FUTABA T6J
From FAAST via FHSS to S-FHSS, Futaba’s aerial-less entry-level radio ushers in the changes

SEAGULL 2000
David Ashby gets acquainted with the first in a new line of gliders from Seagull

RAVE ENV
Martin Stonestreet revels in the aerial mastery of Curtis Youngblood’s flybarless masterpiece

SPITFIRE
Parkzone re-invigorate their popular warbird

REGULARS
SWITCH ON
News from near and far including an island hopping adventure

COUNTERPOINT
Quick! Hide that credit card!

GOING PLACES
The 2012 dates are rolling in so see what’s going on near you!

ALL WRITE
Have your say in Britain’s best selling RC mag!

R/C MARKETPLACE
Things sell fast with our FREE reader ads

 
Taboo is one of two free plans this month! 

FEATURES
WHAT GOES UP
Returning for a new series examining model aerodynamics, Prof. David Burton takes a closer look at the rotary wing we call a propeller

SUBSCRIBE!
…and bag yourself a FREE heat-sealing iron!

ELECTRIC INDOOR MASTERS 2011
Alex Whittaker mixes with the masters of freestyle at the BMFA’s biggest indoor comp of the year

TEN THINGS…
….every aerotow pilot should know

THE WAY WE WERE
Some 43 years on, old issues of RCM&E still have the power to entertain

SNAP CRACKLE AND ROLL
Shahid Banglawala hosts a ‘q & a’ with two masters of their individual aerobatic art

MAKE IT SCALE
Danny Fenton joins RCM&E’s select band of traditionalists with a brand new column dedicated to scale matters
 

COLUMNS
WEEKENDERS
After decades of faithful service, Whittaker’s modelling wagon simply rolled over and died

WIZARD OF OZ
Continuing his guide to trouble-free fuel systems, Brian Winch talks clunks, tanks, tubes and filters

FLY ELECTRIC
Topping up his tan from the comfort of far flung sands, Nigel Nawes kicks off a ‘feel good’ flying session

WORKSHOP
DB SE5
With wings and flying surfaces assembled, Graham Ashby gets into body building

It's an issue you won't want to miss so be sure to pop along to your newsagent or model shop and pick up your copy for just £4.15. Better still, why not save yourself some money over the long run, grab a special offer and get your copy before anyone else by subscribing? Don't forget the Subscriber Extras too!

 

Readers in North America should look for this cover >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>