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Mike Parry  |  May 18, 2009  |  0 comments
Got a spare .15? What are you waiting for!The Hoehnia plan is just £5.95 at
Cyril Carr  |  Sep 30, 2010  |  0 comments
The Kestrel plan can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com In aviation’s short but fruitful genealogy, the story of the autogyro is one of a largely overlooked and undervalued hybrid belonging to the inter-war years. By splicing the fuselage and control surfaces of a fixed-wing aircraft and the flying surfaces created by unpowered rotors, the Spaniard Juan de la Cierva created a machine that combined S/VTOL performance with the mechanical and operational simplicity of a conventional aeroplane.
Maurice Ashby  |  May 12, 2009  |  0 comments
You can order the Lacey M10 plan at www. myhobbystore. com When Joe Lacey designed and built his little M. 10 back in the late 50s and early 60s for the American home-built market he couldn't have imagined that it would become more popular as a model than it ever did as a full-size.
Julian Beckett  |  Apr 20, 2009  |  0 comments
The Limit EX plan can be purchased atwww. myhobbystore. com Many moons ago, I was out slope soaring, when one of the lads produced an entire model from his rucksack. One or two of the gang smiled knowingly as this tiny little aircraft - which was all of 18" span - was committed to a 35mph blow.
Alex Whittaker  |  Sep 21, 2010  |  0 comments
The Maricardo plan can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com This article was first published in 2003. It’s the era of metrication, new money, Formica furniture, and glam rock.
Paul Strawson  |  Dec 04, 2009  |  0 comments
The Maricardo plan can be purchased atMyHobbyStore. com I first became interested in the Maricardo when I saw one being flown back in 1985. Harvey Murray, a friend of mine, was flying all types of aerobatic manoeuvres on the Kettle Field with his Maricardo in a very impressive manner. Harvey’s model was built to the original plan (Radio Modeller 1985) with an upright engine, the original amount of dihedral and banded-on wings.
David Ashby  |  Oct 16, 2013  |  0 comments
Mini Jazz was first published in 1997 and, Like many Malcolm Corbin designs, the compact aerobat was an instant hit in this case to the extent that . 15 size glow engines became very hard to find for a while in the UK. The plan available from the RCM&E plans service and a new CNC pack (ribs and formers etc. ) along with a wood pack have just been produced to supplement the cowl and canopy already available.
Peter Miller  |  May 10, 2010  |  0 comments
This plan was first published in RCM&E October 2006. The plan and moulding set can be purchased at www. myhobbystore. com Just as David Long might be said to have produced the Midget Mustang by scaling down the air racing success of the North American P-51, so I've scaled down his classic design to 1/5th size to produce a model that's easy to handle on the building board, but which has the potential for sparkling performance in the air, even when powered by a regular O.
Andrew Boddington  |  Dec 13, 2013  |  0 comments
This article was first published in RCM&E Nov 2011. The plan and parts pack are sold at the RCM&E's Plans Service Despite being David ‘Boddo’ Boddington’s son, I’m not what you would call a prolific aeromodeller these days. I do build the odd free-flight or small R/C model every couple of years, but my glory days of aeromodelling were as a youngster in the 1970s when I built many first test models for dad: a Fokker Eindecker for the BBC production Wings, a Mannock for the Goodies’ dodo to fly, and I also provided much (unpaid!) help on many of his projects. Looking back, I’m amazed I had time to go to school! I did squeeze an education in, though, and leaving home for university in 1980 put an end to my regular modelling.
David Ashby  |  Nov 25, 2011  |  0 comments
The November 2011 issue free plan, the 32" span Mini Tyro is now available from the RCM&E plans service as a full kit containing CNC and Laser-cut parts along with all the wood required to complete the model. Andrew Boddington's build article was in the November issue and his build photos to accompany the article are at the foot of this article or can be found here. Click here too to watch our Mini Tyro video where we chat to Andrew about the model. Easy to build, it's a fine flying little sportster, that's just perfect for a .
Peter Miller  |  Jan 28, 2011  |  0 comments
Many years ago I designed a model for 1. 5cc diesels called Tequila Sunrise. This was based on the big Bendix Trophy racers of the ‘30s and came complete with a long and fairly ludicrous spoof history. This history must have been nonetheless convincing because I had requests for scale documentation from overseas modellers who wanted to build examples for scale racing.
Mike Keay  |  Jun 06, 2011  |  0 comments
The Miss Millie plan was published in February 2003. The plan can be purchased at RCM&E's plan service. Though I do dabble in part-constructed kits, I’m not much of a one for ARTF models. I prefer to design and fly my own (sad isn’t it?), and I get almost as much satisfaction from the design and construction phase as I do from the flying.
David Ashby  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  0 comments
Designed by Roland Boucher in the 1970s, Monterey is a classic slope and thermal soarer. In 2009 Loris Goring updated the design and his plan can be purchased at the RCM&E Plans Service along with a new laser-cut set of parts and a wood completion pack (available very soon). Over the last 50 years nothing’s given me more pleasure than building and flying disgustingly simple balsa gliders, that cost very little to make. In fact, they’re so cheap they even make my bank manager smile! Many years ago I built a Monterey, a first-class glider design by Bob and Roland Boucher that’s still available from the RCM&E plans service.
RCME Staff  |  Jun 21, 2015  |  0 comments
Basic balsa wood kits to buildmodel glider are now almost none existent in the world. We therefore decided do something for this yawning gap in the market and offer readers a choice of a plan, a short kit, and added wood pack and details of an easy way to buy all the hardware to build my “Mont-3” my glider first featured in the October 2009 R. C. M.
David Ashby  |  Oct 05, 2011  |  0 comments
November 2011's free plan is the Mini Tyro, a classic David Boddington single-channel design brought up to date by son Andrew and now a three-channel machine. We took the opportunity to catch up with Andrew last week and shot a little video (below) too. As you can see, the calm and sunny late autumn day offered the perfect conditions for flying. The model is relatively easy to build and could be converted to electric flight of course.