RCM&E’s April 2020 issue is here!


April 2020

ON THE COVER Barry Sherborne’s own design 1/3rd scale Fokker D6 patrols the skies above the Woodvale Revival last summer, held at the Liverpool and District Model Aircraft Club field in West Lancashire

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LIGHTNING Originally designed as an aspirational, jet age model for single channel flyers, Shaun Garrity suggests a few changes for full house control


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SWITCH ON What's making the news in and around the wonderful world of model flying

COUNTERPOINT Another fresh batch of new gadgets, kits and bits from popular suppliers

PILOTS' PICTORIAL Show others your latest pride and joy in our gallery page of readers' models

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ALL WRITE Have your say in our monthly letters’ pages

GOING PLACES Get your diary out as outdoor model flying events are announced

MARKETPLACE Advertise your unwanted kits, bits, engines and radios

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NEXT ISSUE With the May issue RCM&E is 60! Here's a taste of what's in the birthday girl next month

PARTING SHOT Balloon bursting takes its toll at the Woodvale Revival – but no real damage is done!


LUSCOMBE SILVAIRE Frank Skilbeck squares up to aero-naut's boxy interpretation of a classic taildragger

COMPER CLA-7 SWIFT Bernd Lewerenz investigates Sarik Hobbies' short kit for the Swift using the Philip Kent plan


BÜCKER JUNGMEISTER Jeff Pearson’s majestic half-scale classic aerobat is over 20 years old! Alex Whittaker takes a close look at this aging beauty

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WOODVALE REVIVAL Alex Whittaker visits the Liverpool Club for their new commemoration event

AVRO TRIPLANE IV Mike Croll stirs memories of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines with his 1/8 scale interpretation of a classic vintage triplane

SPARRING ABOUT Lindsay Todd takes a practical approach to understanding the wing spar

MR. BIG STUFF Seeking to reinforce the notion that bigger is better, Dave Goodenough sets about tackling a double-size KK Invader

SAY CHEESE! As Chris Williams describes, achieving good quality airborne photography is neither difficult nor expensive


JUST FOR FUN David Ashby cracks on with his big winter project, spies some new Tony Nijhuis jets and celebrates the 'make do & mend' eco credentials of clothing worn by him and his clubmates!

RETRO RAMBLINGS The dreaded pylon glitch and other early R/C related matters are covered by Shaun Garrity in his regular retro column

AEROBATIC SCENE Keith Jackson reports on the resurgence of interest in old-school F3a, then delves into state-of-the-art contra prop drives

POWER PLAY This month Mark Wood examines an essential but greatly overlooked device used in many IC engines – the humble glowplug!

WEEKENDERS Still not at all happy about Government intervention is his life, Alex Whittaker puts together his survivalist manifesto 1

ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker continues to soar with his column for all kinds of model gliders

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