David Ashby

David Ashby  |  Feb 01, 2021  |  0 comments
Chris Peers and his collaborator 'Spartacus' are well known model builders. In 2013, on a commission from warbirder Dave Gent, they set about a quarter-scale model of the Percival Proctor. Designed to 1/4-scale their model has an impressive wingspan of 120 inches and was fitted with a ZDZ 40cc petrol engine.
David Ashby  |  Jan 29, 2021  |  4 comments
As you may be aware, this site and forum will be migrated to a new platform very soon. There are several reasons for this withmobile device compatibility improvements being justone. The new forum will be based on Invision, a popular and flexible platform. Many of you may already visit forums based on this and be familiar with their general operation.
David Ashby  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Flying models of the Pfalz DIII or DIIIa are rather thin on the ground. If you look at the original you get an inkling of why that is so - the moulded plywood fuselage, the large spinner and the lozenge covering. But there are modellers who thrive on such challenges and Mário Vilaça is one such hardy soul.
David Ashby  |  Nov 30, 2020  |  0 comments
Second time around as an RCM&E cover model, here's another look at Paul Rice's superb Supermarine S6B. Join Alex Whittaker for a taste of what we've been missing after the Covid crisis put a stop to many waterplane meetings.
David Ashby  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments
24 days, 24 prizes! As the year end approaches (and especiallyafter the year we've all been having) what better time to have a little fun in the form of our popular Advent Prize Draw! Drop into the forum every day till the 24th December to grab a chancing of winning a prize. Thanks to our friends at J. Perkins Distribution, Sarik Hobbies and Overlander Batteries we've some fab things to hand out to 24 lucky winners. It all starts on 1st December, see you then! .
David Ashby  |  Oct 25, 2020  |  0 comments
Alex, our roving reporter, still finds himself in lockdown and without any of the usual shows and model flying events to visit he consoles us with his ringside view of all the comings and goings at an imaginary Scale Nationals competition, which is held is normal times at RAF Barkston Heath.
David Ashby  |  Oct 14, 2020  |  0 comments
Modelflying.co.uk is RCM&E magazine's web home but, more than that, and with over 40,000 members, it's the UK's biggest and (we think) friendliest model flying community, serving the needs of hobbyists from beginners through to seasoned practitioners. Welcome! Modelflying.
David Ashby  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments
In this month's Model Magic, Alex Whittaker pays tribute to a much-respected German scale modeller, Gerhard Reinsch, who recently passed away. This big, yellow Tiger Moth is one of two of Gehard's models that Alex will be taking a close look at. No pilots though, as Alex's photo session took place during early flight trials.
David Ashby  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments
Power Scale Soaring Association member Steve Kemp poses with his new 1:8 scale Hunting Percival Jet Provost, built from enlarged plans by Andy Blackburn. The model spans 57”, has an AUW of 6lbs and flew superbly in the conditions enjoyed at July's PSSA gathering on the Great Orme - see the full report by Simon Cocker in his regular column. 
David Ashby  |  Jul 25, 2020  |  0 comments
Our (usually) roving reporter, Alex Whittaker continues his lockdown virtual model event series with a look back at just a fraction of the best bits from the LMA's Cosford mega show

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