ON THE COVER
In his latest Model Magic feature, Alex Whttaker is mightily impressed by Andy Ellison’s Grupp Modellbau RV-4, which is a handsome rendition of this best-selling US home-built. It is built to 1:2.4 scale, giving a wingspan of 115”. A DLE-111 petrol engine drives a 27 x 11” or a 28 x 10” Biela propeller and the model has high visibility lights, and a PowerBox smoke system.
Note the size of the cowl cheeks – hence the title of Alex’s article, ‘Sleek Cheeks’!
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Colin Martin gets to fly Dave Burton’s Sea Fury project, some Southern Model Show news and sad times for glow engine lovers – especially those with an ASP collection
Kits, bits, gadgets and more brand-new products to prise your wallet open for
Readers’ letters. Have your say in RCM&E’s monthly chat room
The flying season is well under way. Find out what’s going on in your area
Shift those unwanted airframes and engines, and splash out on a few new ones
Lots in store, not to mention another 2 FREE plans!
Dave Vickers trains his lens along the LMA Cosford flight line and captures some dust kicking action
FMS’ new motor glider is possibly the largest foamie ever produced. David Ashby unpacks a big box
Alex Whittaker takes a close look at Andy Ellison’s delightful and huge Vans’s RV-4
Clocking up the miles, Alex Whittaker scales the beautiful Vale of Clwyd for some aero fun in the sun
In the first of three features, David Ashby reaches into the RCM&E archives for some old, but still useful articles. Here, activating exponential can vastly improve the feel of a model
PLUGS AND POINTS
Our archivist, David Ashby trawls the many connectors that currently serve the electric flight enthusiast
David Ashby enjoys the Bickley Club’s first open Electric Ducted Fan event – hopefully the first of many
THE ART OF NOISE
As supplied many petrol engines have the potential to lose flying sites but it needn’t be that way, as John Miles explains with his simple home-brew solution…
Chris Bott gets to grips with some genuinely clever speed controllers
INVESTIGATING EXPO 2
Taking a closer look at how this underrated control function can best be employed
JUST FOR FUN
In a slope-themed instalment, David Ashby steps out with a steroid-enhanced motor glider
WIZARD OF OZ
In the absence of eco-friendly cleaning agents, Brian Winch sets about delivering a harmless alternative – and has a blast!
Bob Petrie zooms in on a twin fin sport jet that both new and experienced jet pilots can enjoy in equal measure
In search of an R/C airframe suitable for a classic 72-year-old diesel, Tim Hooper proves that you really can teach an old dog new tricks
ON SILENT WINGS
Simon Cocker reports from his favourite flat field gliding fly-in of the summer – magnificent Milson
TECH AND TOOLS
Lee Schofield returns with a round-up of the latest FPV and drone equipment news
Back in the workshop, Alex Whittaker gets all mystical about waves, sentimental about a faithful old radio, then tackles a temporary repair
From humble beginnings to Broadway, Shaun Garrity charts the history of the UK’s longest serving manufacturer of radio control equipment
Got a free weekend? Don’t waste it watching the telly, get in the workshop and turn some scrap timber into this tasty little ‘60s pseudo pylon racer
Emerging from his skunkworks after months of building and testing, Tony Nijhuis presents the first of five new mini jets
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