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RCME Staff  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER The Samurai had their swords, but the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Air Services had the Zero. Of necessity, in a country with few mineral resources, the Japanese had long since made themselves masters of metal alloys, and so the Zero’s wing main spar used Extra- Super Duralumin, whose tensile strength was reportedly 30-40% greater than previous alloys. It was this which, in part, gave the Zero a 650lb weight advantage over the Spitfire I – lightness that gave the impression of weakness in what was actually a very strong structure FREE PRO PLAN MITSUBISHI A6-M2 ZERO Tony Nijhuis models Jiro Horikoshi’s lightweight and deadly rapier, the Japanese fighter that put performance before everything else REVIEWS BUCKER BU133 JUNGMEISTER A review with a twist: Graham Ashby uses Seagull’s 1/4-scale Jungmeister to show the way to true RC Utopia HAI 2 David Ashby reaches a new, erm. .
David Ashby  |  Jul 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Our celebratory 50th Anniversary Special Issue is available from WH Smiths from July 30th or direct from MyHobbyStore. com from today!
David Ashby  |  Sep 20, 2010  |  0 comments
Our Autumn Special Issue goes on sale 24th September. Just to clarify - this is a regular issue that slips between the Oct and Nov copies. It is sent to subscribers and is available at all the usual retailers. Once again, it's packed with informative tutorials,reviews and features.
RCME Staff  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s on every model builder’s construction bucket list so we thought it’s about time you had an incentive. This Mosquito not only looks good but flies really well too and you can read all about it starting on page 50. Photo: David Ashby FREE PRO-PLAN DE HAVILLAND DH. 98 MOSQUITO - Tony’s ninth-scale wonder might just be our biggest free plan - so big, in fact, that the two pull-out plan sheets continue into the main magazine.
David Ashby  |  Feb 09, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER It’s a brave ARTF manufacturer indeed that produces a Bleriot replica instead of a warbird or a sexy aerobat. Top marks, then, to Maxford USA for this cracking version of the pioneering monoplane that's reviewed inside REGULARS SWITCH ON - All the latest R/C news including the Reno racing class COUNTERPOINT - A little retail therapy will banish those winter blues ALL WRITE - Have your say in the UK’s best-selling R/C flying mag! GOING PLACES - Weather not playing ball? Fly inside! R/C MARKETPLACE - Things sell fast with our FREE reader ads! FEATURES SUBSCRIBE! …and we’ll send you a FREE RealityCraft RC Planemaster Flight Sim! TYRO PILOT – PT. 3 - Selecting your first radio can be a little like negotiating a minefield – David Ashby clears a path F3A IS ELECTRIC – PT. 2 - Nigel Hawes concludes his look at the fascinating world of F3A and explains how to get involved GOT TO GLOW - Model Technics’ John Burton cuts to the core of the not-so humble glow plug CLIFFWHACKER – PT.
David Ashby  |  Aug 26, 2019  |  0 comments
RADIO CONTROL MODELS AND ELECTRONICS VOLUME 62 ISSUE 10 ON THE COVER Andy Meade slots into this month's gliding column with a report from the recent Power Scale Soaring Association meet on the Lleyn Peninsula. Andy is seen here with his new 1/6th scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX , converted for power slope soaring using a Mick Reeves fibreglass fuselage and an O/D Selig 3021 foam core wing. The model has an AUW of 12 lbs and performs superbly from the slope. REGULARS SWITCH ON Read the latest update from the PSSA as they announce their latest Mass Build slope soaring project for 2020, plus a round up of other model flying news COUNTERPOINT Kits, bits, gadgets and more brand-new products to feast your eyes ALL WRITE Readers’ letters.
David Ashby  |  Sep 14, 2007  |  0 comments
Our winter special issue is out on Sep 28 and it's crammed full of tutorials, features and reviews from all your favourite contributors.
RCME Staff  |  Nov 16, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Seagull’s impressively large ARTF Lysander has just arrived in the UK so what better time than for us to bring you a nice scale instrument panel for it! Andy Sephton surveys the dials on page 47. FREE PRO-PLAN BALLERINA Peter Miller’s latest design, this evocative low-wing sportster offers a no-fuss building experience and ies great. There’s no better home for your four-stroke . 40! REGULARS SWITCH ON A round-up of the latest R/C flying news PILOT’S PICTORIAL Highlighting your projects COUNTERPOINT Step 1- circle item/s desired Step 2- place mag near a Christmas shopping list ALL WRITE Poigniant and interesting, we’ve received some great letters this month GOING PLACES Swapmeet and indoor flying dates, they’re all here NEXT ISSUE Tim Hooper’s retro-style Charlatan looks like an instant classic and we’ll bring you the plan! MARKETPLACE TheFREEreader ad’ service COLUMNS BENCH BLOG Tim Hooper shows how easy it is to replace a broken cowl while the Tiger Moth build gets underway WIZARD OF OZ Brian Winch turns his metal bending skills towards some practical applications WEEKENDERS Whittaker’s world! ON SILENT WINGS Simon Cocker files his report after a busy summer of soaring FEATURES FULL SPAN The big picture SCALE FREE FLIGHT NATS Alex Whittaker records thrills and plenty of spills as hardy souls negotiate an unyielding tarmac runway SF33 Ian Turney-White describes his monster Scheibe motor glider, 20 years in the making PROJECT HEAVY LIFT What’s a camera carrying multicopter without a good gimbal? SUBSCRIBE! .
David Ashby  |  Jul 21, 2013  |  0 comments
RCM&E's new September 2013 issue is packed full of good things, not least the plan for Tim Hooper's latest design, an incredibly sweet Citabria Pro. Our new Jet column starts this month too! ON THE COVER Chris Burkett and Mike Williams are aerobatic pilots at the top of their game and, understandably, they both have an affection for the Extra 300 series. We meet them on a Sunny airfield in Kent and ask them to compare like-for-like. FREE PRO-PLAN CITABRIA PRO Tim Hooper is back with a delightfully pretty 1/8-scale electric version of the classic ‘60s aerobat.
David Ashby  |  Mar 09, 2015  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Flying from water is great fun and something all should try. A swathe of ARTF models and floats means it’s easy to find a model to get you started, as Alex Whittaker discovered when he popped along to the inaugural Wet Wings Float Fly. Check out his full report this month. REGULARS SWITCH ON News of the new Chris Foss designed ARTF releases for 2015, another reader poll, a sneak preview of the latest Tony Nijhuis design, and lots more! COUNTERPOINT Don’t get caught out by the good weather, now’s the time to invest in a new.
David Ashby  |  Jun 26, 2014  |  0 comments
ON THE COVER Water plane flying brings new challenges yet it's great fun and something you should try. Alex Whittaker recently popped along the M6 to see how the Windermere Waterplane Flyers go about doing it. REVIEWS L-13 BLANIK - Andy Ellison gets a surprise from Black Horse’s new semi-scale glider DX9 - Up close with Spektrum’s chatty radio MZ-24 PT. 1 - With more bling than you can shake a stick at, Graupner’s touch-screen radio system certainly looks the biz VALLEY VIEW RC40 - Brian Winch discovers a delightful compact twin STARLET - This, another new Starlet from Graupner is just the right size for Liam Swarbrick FREE PRO-PLAN LOCKHEED VEGA - Lindsay Todd’s superb take on the charismatic golden era record-breaker.
David Ashby  |  Dec 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Fast jets are always tricky to photograph, especially little 25" span ones like this Hunter flown by Tony Nijhuis, and the subject of one side of this month's free pull-out Pro Plans!
David Ashby  |  May 25, 2012  |  0 comments
The pack-full-to-the brim July 2012 issue of RCM&E goes on sale 1st June and will be with subscribers shortly before. FREE PRO-PLAN SANDOW Peter Miller scales up a vintage Cal Smith design to create a slow-flying sweetie that’s perfect for summer stooging ON THE COVER The weather may have been variable but the quality of the models at the RAFMAA warbird invitational were never in doubt. This is Paul Rice’s hugely convincing Douglas Dauntless. REGULARS SWITCH ON All the latest R/C happenings including news of 3D printed planes and our latest reader poll! COUNTERPOINT More tempting kit to tickle your fancy ALL WRITE Have your say in Britain’s best-selling R/C model flying mag GOING PLACES With the summer season finally kicking in, there’s so much to see and do.
David Ashby  |  May 21, 2020  |  0 comments
The Pitts Special should need no introduction. The prototype first flew in 1944 and went on to become an aviation classic. If you’ve ever seen one, then you’ll know how tiny it is. FMS have emulated the two-seat S2 version but even that spans just 20ft, making this 1.4m span model a respectable 1/4-scale, give or take.
David Ashby  |  Jan 13, 2020  |  0 comments
In this month's Model Magic, Alex focuses his lens on Brian Wood's superb hand-crafted Thunderbolt, which spans 92”, scaled up from the Brian Taylor plan. Powered by a gorgeous Saito FG 90 R3 radial engine this splendid Razorback took Brian 18 months to compete


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