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David Ashby  |  May 20, 2020  |  0 comments
First published in June 2000 issue of RCM&E, Chatterbox 2000 is Ray Wood's update on Vic Smeed's delightful cabin wing design for a 1958 issue of Aeromodeller. The plan can be purchased from Sarick Hobbiesand the article pages can be downloaded below. DATAFILE Name: Chatterbox 2000 Designed by: Vic Smeed/Ray Wood Wingspan: 40" Wing Chord: 6. 5" Fuselage Length: 30" Overall Height: 9" Motor Used: 280 Geared (J.
David Ashby  |  Feb 13, 2015  |  0 comments
Cliffwhacker is the new flap-equipped slope sportster from Alex Whittaker's drawing board. It was the free plan with RCM&E's Jan 2015 issue with a follow-up article in the new March issue. Easy to build, the model is a perfect sloper and handles a variety of conditions. Those who hate cutting ribs and formers will be pleased to know that a set of laser-cut parts and a wood completion set are available from the Plans Service.
Tony Nijhuis  |  Jul 15, 2009  |  0 comments
The DH Vampire plan and canopy can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com Some of you may be thinking, "I'm sure I've seen this model before somewhere". .
Dave Royds  |  Apr 21, 2009  |  0 comments
The Edge 540 plan or Dec 2008 back issue can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com. I've always had a soft spot for the Zivko Edge.
Ray Wood  |  Aug 12, 2009  |  0 comments
The Euro Twin plan can be purchased here. What motivated me to design ‘Euro Twin’? Actually, it stems from my fear of the unthinkable occurring! Imagine the Grey Polystyrene mine, located somewhere in Germany, running dry. ARGH! Perish the thought! Aeromodellers the world over would have to start building again! My current electric flying (pun intended) includes one hour a week plus at the local sports field, where summer evenings become most enjoyable once the wind has dropped to a mere zephyr, and dog walkers have gone home. Having the ability to fly silently just 200 yards from my front door has enabled a 200% increase over my old weekly air time; local children show some amazing interest, which reminds me of those days I spent back in the sixties watching single channel fliers on Dartford Heath, and the ensuing searches in gorse and bracken to locate stray models.
Peter Miller  |  Jun 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Peter's plan and article (below) were first published in 1983 and the plan has been updated andre-published in the newAugust 2013 issue of RCM&Ealongside Nigel Hawes' electrification project article. The Volksplane must be just about the simplest possible aircraft, especially from the scale modeller’s point of view. This model of the Evans VP-1 Volksplane was designed and built in two weeks, ‘though it must be admitted that the designer was off work at the time. The model is an ideal first scale subject and would be quite reasonable as a first low wing model.
Nigel Hawes  |  Jul 13, 2009  |  0 comments
The Eze-Fan plan can be purchased at MyHobbyStore. com along with the canopy moulding. Back issues (July 2007) containing the plan and this build article are also still available. Click here for extra build pics.
David Hipperson  |  Jan 26, 2011  |  0 comments
This article was first published in 2005. The plan can be purchased from RCM&E's plans service. The model here was flown using a brushed motor/grearbox combination but a brushless set-up and Li-Po battery would now be suggested. For all that its gangling, angular appearance made the Fieseler Fi156 one of the most ungainly aircraft of the Second World War, the Storch - or Stork - was also one the most capable machines of its type.
Peter Miller  |  Mar 26, 2010  |  0 comments
This plan and accompanying articles were first published in Feb/Mar 2006. The plan, CNC parts and wood pack required to complete the model can bepurchasedhere. Unless you take an interest in either home-built aircraft or peanut-scale models, you could be forgiven for never having heard of William J Fike’s endearingly ugly aeroplane. The Model E, however, is the end product of around 40 years of the sort of garden shed aeronautics that have kept aviation’s pioneering spirit alive long after the early pioneers themselves had folded their wings.
Nigel Hawes  |  Apr 20, 2009  |  0 comments
The Fizza plan can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com As electric motors get more powerful and efficient, and battery capacities go up and their weight comes down, its very easy to get carried along by the mania for the latest and greatest gear. Before you know it, you find that you've lashed out far more money than you intended on some specialised piece of equipment for a complex model - last years twin-400BL Tornado being a case in point! The idea behind this column, though, is to promote low-cost, entry-level electric flight.
Chris Reid  |  Jul 20, 2009  |  0 comments
The Funterceptor plan can be purchased at MyHobbyStore. com It's funny how ideas for new designs come about. Whilst using a can of Humbrol spray enamel I noticed that the cap was just the right shape to make a cowl for a small-ish FW-190, although closer investigation revealed that for true scale the model would actually be tiny, at only 15" long. .
David Ashby  |  Aug 02, 2011  |  0 comments
We had Tony Nijhuis' new FW-190 in the studio for a shoot last week and thought we'd share a few pics with you. This 60" span model was the type chosen from this year's 'Pick a Plane' forum vote and is for electric power although an i. c. conversion should be perfectly possible.
Tony Nijhuis  |  Jan 26, 2010  |  0 comments
This article was first published in the RCM&E 2008 Special Issue. It was also re-printed in the recent Tony Nijhuis Special Issueshould readers prefer a paper version with more photos etc. - Ed. So here we are, one year on from the last RCM&E Special and another warbird with which to whet your appetite.
Tony Nijhuis  |  Apr 23, 2009  |  0 comments
The plan, wood pack and mouldings for this model can be purchased at myhobbystore. com Click here to go to the Typhoon build photos page. Early in 2007 the ed. took me to one side and asked if Id be happy to design a model, the subject of which was to be decided by RCM&E readers.
David Ashby  |  Oct 03, 2012  |  0 comments
This article was first published in April 2000. Although abrushed motor power set is described, builders would be advised to look at a modern brusheless electric power system for their model. The Hindsight plan is available from the RCM&E Plans Service. Hindsight is the second version of this model that I’ve built, the first being a 56” span version powered by an Enya 60 four-stroke.

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