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Loris Goring  |  Oct 22, 2012  |  0 comments
This plan article was first published in 2006. Accordingly builders may wish to fit a brushless power system. The plan is available at the RCM&E plans service. With the dark nights only just beginning to recede and with the less than clement weather, many of us will be agonisingly short of stick time.
David Ashby  |  Jul 07, 2009  |  0 comments
Update 7/7/09 - We've just noticed a printing error in the latest August issue of RCM&E relating to the pricing of the canopy and cowl cheek mouldings. Our apologies but the correct price of the set should be £13. 99 and not as stated. Please accept our apologies.
David Ashby  |  Sep 02, 2012  |  1 comments
Oh dear! You may have noticed that the Sept and Oct 2012 issue free plans had some errors. The Sept planwas printed some 25% too small appearing as a 40” span instead of 52”. The correct size October issue re-print missed the stabiliser and some ribs. Designer Ton Van Munsteren has kindly provided a downloadable PDF with the amended parts and Ton's build thread is worth checking too.
David Ashby  |  Sep 07, 2011  |  0 comments
Good news! The long lost Jitterbug tail decal has now surfaced and is now available to download. Jitterbug was the free plan in RCM&E's April 2011 issue, a low wing trainer sport design from Alex Whittaker. If you're a Jitterbug bulder then down't forget to compare notes with others in the forum (links below). Jitterbug decal .
David Ashby  |  Jun 03, 2012  |  0 comments
If you've been searching for old and elusive plans then you'll be pleased to learn that RCM&E's plan service at Sarik Hobbieshas the X-List range of old, rare or unusual designs. The X-List comprises some 2500 plans many of which were published in MAP and Argus magazines (including RCM&E, Radio Modeller and Aeromodeller) over several decades. . .
Peter Miller  |  May 12, 2009  |  0 comments
You can buy the Toot Sweet plan atmyhobbystore. com About ten years ago I designed a 25" span biplane that flew on a 1. 5cc diesel engine. This model, which performed nicely but was definitely not for those of a nervous disposition, was published in Radio Modeller as a free plan called Yuppy Love.
Nigel Hawes  |  May 21, 2009  |  0 comments
The Tornado plan and mouldingscan be purchased atMyHobbyStore. com Please note that the article below is published to assist those building the Tornado. Nigel wrote the article in 2004 since when cheap brushless motors, ESCs and Li-Po batteries have become commonplaceeffectlively replacingNiCD and NiMH cells along with brushed motors and gearboxes in most applications. A 400-600 watt brushless power system is suggested for this model.
David Ashby  |  Oct 29, 2012  |  0 comments
Nigel Hawes' 45" span Tucano has been voted for as the subject for the 2013 Mass Build. The plan and canopy can be purchased from the RCM&E Plans Service at a special 'Mass Build price' for both plan and canopy. The plan and build article was published in the May and June 2003 issues of RCM&E. Pt.
Al Foot  |  Apr 28, 2011  |  0 comments
This plan was published in 2006 and can be purchased at the RCM&E plans service. I first became interested in model autogyros after reading a very interesting article in Peter Russell’s ‘Straight & Level’ column here in RCM&E way back in the ‘70s. The models featured had a stub wing with two, 4-blade rotors made of balsa mounted at the ends of the wing, and the fuselage was of conventional design with a T-tail. If I recall correctly, control was single channel ‘bang-bang’ on rudder only.
David Ashby  |  Jan 16, 2012  |  0 comments
The Typhoon plan was first published in 2003 and can be purchased at the RCM&E plans service. Some time ago, Mike and I identified the need for an aerobatic model that would cope well with the windy conditions which seem to predominate in our neck of the woods, yet would be equally suitable for those infrequent days when relative calm is restored to our favourite slope. Eventually we came up with the Typhoon, a model with an RG15 wing section that penetrates well, gives a good turn of speed yet, with a small amount of flap, will soar in quite moderate lift. This is a nicely versatile aeroplane, with space in the fuselage for ballast that, similarly, enables it to cope with a wide range of wind speeds.
RCME Staff  |  Dec 23, 2016  |  0 comments
As seen in January 2017 issue of RCM&E. . . .
Peter Miller  |  Mar 24, 2010  |  0 comments
The Wattsdog plan was published in RCM&E Dec 2006. The plan can be purchasedhere. There I was on eBay, watching the final minutes tick away in an auction for a complete Multiplex Pico radio set-up that was going for a song. Well, it seemed churlish not to put in a last-minute bid at a fraction over the odds, and blow me, when the hammer fell I'd won a Brick (Rx / servo combination), charger and battery, a motor, and speed controller, none of which I needed! Once I'd bought the gear, of course, I had to find some way to use it, so I decided to design a model around the radio kit, and then sell the whole lot on eBay again.
Peter Miller  |  Apr 09, 2010  |  0 comments
RCM&E subscribers can read the Werewolf article in the Jan 2008 issue at the digital archive. The Werewolf plan, canopy, CNC pack and wood pack can bepurchased here. Werewolf came about after an email correspondent suggested I design a 1. 5 size version of Peter Russell’s 334G - a very nice little control line stunt model from the mid ‘50s, styled on the Focke Wulf 190.
Nigel Hawes  |  May 08, 2009  |  0 comments
The Whizzza plan can be purchased at My Hobby Store. com Whizzza isa42" span, direct descendent of my 32" spanFizza featured in the May 2005 issue of RCM&E. Whizzza offers greater aerobatic capability coupled with the increased smoothness that only comes with a larger model, all assisted by a greater C of G-to-elevator moment. After a development journey involving several prototypes the design before you was born - easy to build and rugged, but with flight characteristics probably suited to the everyday club flier.
David Ashby  |  Apr 28, 2009  |  0 comments
This is the fourth in my dogfight double series, and one that, quite frankly, Ive been itching to do. Since beginning the series some five years ago with the Spitfire and Me109 the pace of electric flight technology has cracked on relentlessly, with seemingly no bounds. The early models relied on Speed-400 brushed motors, Gunther props and 9. 6V 800AR NiCad packs.