Alex Whittaker

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.
Alex Whittaker  |  Jun 10, 2010  |  0 comments
Alan Wood's venerable Waveguide, a throwback to a typical single-channel model. It’s a funny thing, but people will often spend hundreds of pounds on a model, yet begrudge £2. 50 at a Swapmeet for a sheaf of excellent balsa. Us modellers have funny values; we’ll happily blow a fortune on a fancy new engine, whilst keeping the same old tired NiCad flight pack for years.
Alex Whittaker  |  May 14, 2009  |  0 comments
The Graupner Monsun pulled by a happy engine, a few simple steps should ensure you maximise your flying time. The great thing about modern glow engines is their reliability. Some engines of thirty years ago were as reliable as their modern counterparts, but production techniques were less advanced, tolerances varied, and the chances of getting a duff one were certainly greater. Today, with better metallurgy and the introduction of CAD coupled with CNC machining, the modern engine is a precision item and a thing of wonder.

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