October Issue


Time now to take a brief look at what we have lined up for you in the October issue of RCM&E, starting with our regular columns.

Kicking off with Bench Blog, Tim Hooper works up another unusual model, this time in the shape of a flying car! In Make It Scale, Danny Fenton gives some talks at the Festival of Scale then continues with his Chipmunk build. Next up is One Man & His Shed, inside of which Dave Goodenough shows how to flip a partial model plan (i.e., one wing only), such as is sometimes used with our pull-out Pro-Plans. He also powers up his beginner’s glider with a low-cost brushless motor. In his Scale Gliding column Chris Williams tries launching a one-sixth scale glider from a bungee; but first he reports from the latest White Sheet scale meeting. Finally, Keith Jackson’s Aerobatic Scene column includes a photo report from the 55th F3A World Cup event in Lichtenstein, the BMFA South Midlands Aerobatic day, several new models from CK Aero and an update on the Chilli Breeze project.

Eagerly awaited, this month’s pull-out Pro-Plan is for a Dambusting Avro Lancaster. Ace PSS design duo Gordon Studley and Martin Gay have teamed up to offer up a small 1:32nd scale model of the famous WW2 four engine heavy bomber.

Our feature articles start with another Model Magic by Stuart Mackay who looks at a pair of giant scale DH Mosquitos that were flown on the large model circuit by The Ghost Squadron. In his latest workshop feature on building a half size ENV aero engine, Stephen Wessel looks at valve timing and making cams. Then it’s over to Dave Goodenough for Airborne Antics as he records the mayhem taking place at the Leek & Moorland Model Gliding Association’s Fun Fly gathering.

Our reviews test this month start with the XFly-Models Swift 2100. Although best known for their EDF jets, XFly make prop planes too. Andrew James flies their new electric glider for multiple power set-ups. Finally, Peter Miller takes a break from his drawing board and builds a Value Planes old timer kit, the Cloud Walker.


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