RCM&E's May 2012 issue is on sale 5th April and will be with subscribers shortly before. It's another packed issue full of good reading, inforative features, useful reviews and lots more. This month's free plan is Lindsay Todd's Debutante and blogged here at modelflying.co.uk of course!

COLUMNS
TOTALLY TRADITIONAL
Pete Lowe gets stuck into the nitty-gritty bits of his 1/4-scale DB pup

FLY ELECTRIC
Got a repair to make on a dented EPO foamie? It’s time to put the kettle on…

WIZARD OF OZ
Brian Winch continues to unravel the mysteries of four-stroke engine timing

WEEKENDERS
Avoid building a bent bird using a handful of Alex Whittaker’s simple bench techniques


REGULARS
SWITCH ON
All the latest R/C news including another set of telling results from our latest online survey

COUNTERPOINT
New kit to tempt even the most fiscally challenged!

GOING PLACES
With the show season fast approaching it’s time to look ahead

ALL WRITE
Air your views in Britain’s best selling R/C model flying magazine

R/C MARKETPLACE
Bargains galore in another spread of all-new readers’ ads.


PLAN FEATURES
BLACKBURN B2
Tim Hooper gets his stunning version of the inter-war trainer finished, fettled and flying

DEBUTANTE (FREE PLAN)
Lindsay Todd’s evocative design combines the best of both worlds: golden age glamour with sport-scale practicality. Click here for Lindsay's build photos and here for his build blog.


ON THE COVER
There’s no escaping the fact that large foam warbirds are pretty convincing these days but what of the ownership proposition? We see what a trad’ balsa basher has to say about FMS’ pretty P-51.


WORKSHOP
DB SE5
With the fuselage framing up nicely, Graham Ashby lays the foundations of an instrument panel.


FEATURES
WHAT GOES UP
Dave Burton turns his attention to biplanes and shows that an extra wing still carries some advantages

R/C ANATOMIES
Mike Williams highlights some of the key features you’d expect to see in any self-respecting pattern ship. 

DOWN TO EARTH
Having trouble getting your model down in one piece? Rest assured, help is on hand 

BRADFORD BUILD FEST
Alex Whittaker heads north to the LMA show that celebrates traditional building...on steroids 

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LOZENGE DE-LIVERY
Fascinating in form but feared in application, Paul Blakeborough shows how to complete the archetypal W.W.I camouflage


REVIEWS
BANDIT
Mike Williams gives Precision Aerobatics’ new 3D machine a jolly good thrashing

CESSNA 172S
Pete Lowe samples Graupner’s semi-scale facsimile of the world’s best selling light aircraft

HAWKER HURRICANE
E-flite’s highly anticipated RTF warbird has finally hit the shelves but was it worth the wait?

TASER
Andy Ellison steps out with PCM’s lightweight, powered thermaller

FMS P-51D
The ed. spends some quality time with the updated mild-mannered foamie


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 gift 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 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>