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VTOL – vertical take-off and landing – has been one of those model flying holy grails with plenty of near misses over the years. Perhaps it was always going to take a good brand like E-flite, to crack it, but crack it they really have and you can read all about their new Convergence starting on page 32
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Two plans, we test Seagull's lovely Stearman, Danny Fenton visits Top Gun and plenty more!
ON SILENT WINGS
Enjoying fabulous weather, Simon Cocker reports from the year's first aerotow fly-in at Middle Wallop
WIZARD OF OZ
As Brian Winch discovers, inadequate engine cooling can be very expensive!
Whittaker terminates his undercarriage and finds an extraordinary Jungmeister
Lee Schofield compares battery technologies and looks at the latest batch of new products
Shaun Garrity with another retro round-up
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Save heaps of cash by building your own fuel filling station with our easy workbench project
IN FOR A PENNY PT.3
That carefully constructed Xcalibur finally takes to the air
THE TRUFFLE HOUNDS OF SCALE
Whittaker reports from a busy Scale Free Flight Championship flightline
A SERVO SET-UP TRICK
How to use a digital servo checker to simplify flap set-up
CHUCKIE TO SCALIE
Phil Cooke transforms £8-worth of chuck glider into a scale sloper to be proud of
Getting the landing wrong can be expensive, Clive Hall explains how it's done using a technique that'll save all that embarassment
A bad day at the fly-in
E-flite take the VTOL challenge!
FrSky's clever auto-stabilisation receivers
E-flite's best micro warbird to date?
Staying on the straight and level with Dynam's new widget
Seagull's new 60” span warbird awaits your 20cc engine
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