ON THE COVER
To coincide with the UK debut of the Arrows Hobby foamie warbird range, Graham Ashby gives the Grumman F8F Bearcat a run for its money and concludes that it's not half bad. Spanning 1100mm and suitable for the benchmark 3S 2200mAh LiPo, it's a warbird with practicality and performance written all over it. Read our full review, undertaken all weathers and all conditions, on page 12 and see if you don't fancy one yourself. Photo: David Ashby
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Originally designed in the late 1960s, Ray Malmström's unorthodox free-flight ducted fan design has been given a modern R/C makeover. Shaun Garrity talks us through the build
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Graham Ashby adopts another cat and discovers an airframe and LiPo match that's made in heaven
Simon Cocker finds the relative complexity of a four servo glider wing comprehensively absorbed by RadioLink's budget-busting 10-channel club radio
PA-18 SUPER CUB
Multi-purpose bush-style sportsters have been hugely popular over the last few of years, David Ashby gets all ‘Bear Grills’ with the latest from FMS
SPOT ON 120R
Lindsay Todd sharpens up his aerobatic act with World Models’ very capable F3A machine
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THE POWER & THE GLORY
Alex Whittaker hot-foots it to Langar to witness a refreshingly youthful 2018 UK Freestyle Masters competition
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John Stennard gets acquainted with a brace of easy build, inexpensive, profile micro models
Say's Bob Petrie: “This year I need to stop buying stuff and fly all the lovely things I own.” Can he possibly do it?
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For those with an eye on creating a one-off scale model, ARTF kits are not to be sniffed at. Alex Whittaker examines a case in point
In the first of a three-part mini series David Ashby looks at entry-level transmitters and surveys the popular options
SINBAD THE SAILOR
Roy Thompson takes a trip back in time with a sedate golden era, stick and tissue glider that's ripe for radio
R/C through the lens
Determined to drag us kicking and screaming back to the halcyon days of the Keil Kraft era, David Ashby uses single-channel to rein in a classic free-flighter
WIZARD OF OZ
Let it be known that a wrecked intake manifold doesn't necessarily mean ‘curtains’ for your favourite engine. Brian Winch picks up the pieces and gets gluing
Out of his electric comfort zone, Tim Hooper completes his current squeeze and joins the brethren of the oily rag
ON SILENT WINGS
Simon Cocker examines a way of refreshing your sailplane's appearance, ponders decades of detritus, prep's his fleet and anticipates a record breaking foamie
Shaun Garrity delivers a potted history of a pioneering model aviator before opening his mailbox
After years of charging his batteries with a makeshift collection single output devices, Alex Whittaker finally ‘gets rid’ and finds the right tool for the job
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