September Issue

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

In his latest Retro Ramblings, Shaun Garrity finds himself unfazed as three predictions in his last column fail to materialise, before going on to discuss the pros and cons of linear servos. In Make It Scale, Danny Fenton continues with his deHavilland Chipmunk build using the Jerry Bates plan. Then it’s over to Graham Ashby and Kick The Tyres in which Graham broaches the thorny subject of accident-prone pilots.

For this month’s centre-fold Pro-Plan, Tony Nijhuis returns with the third EDF jet in his latest series of TN Mini Jets. The aircraft modelled by Tony this time is the F9F Cougar.

Our feature articles start with Part 2 of Creating Your Own Model during which Martin Hardy details the design and build of his 90-inch span electric powered Avro Shackleton. Next we have the concluding part of another two-part feature, The Road To Bulgaria, where Alex Maxfield continues his preparations for participating at the F5J World Championships in Bulgaria later this year. Concluding this month’s features, Mike and Al Freeman team up to tour the stands and roam the pits at this year’s Weston Park Airshow International.

On test this month David Ashby test flies a mighty B1-B bomber and discovers that XFly’s new swing-wing jet is a bit of a beast, albeit a friendly one. Finally, a one-model gliding comp is a fun way to spend a flying session, as our Editor found out when assembling his club’s chosen soarer, the Volantex Phoenix S 1600.