July 2024
RCM&E Magazine
by Alex Bestwick
5d ago
Editor Kevin Crozier shares what’s coming up in the July 2024 issue of RCM&E. This month’s reviews have also fallen to me, the Editor, so I’ll start this issue’s introduction with those. First into the air was the JP MB-339,a one-piece mini jet from J. Perkins with which I’ve been having a lot of fun. Last time I introduced you to the XFly Models Twin Otter, but this chunky transport plane was left grounded due to the ongoing wet weather and soggy flying fields. However, just a couple of weeks later she was airborne for the first time and I’ve just loved my time with her, dropping th ..read more
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Phoenix S 1600 gliding competition
RCM&E
by RCME Staff
1M ago
A one-model gliding competition is a great way to spend a flying session with a group of like-minded clubmates. Kevin Crozier assembles his club’s chosen soarer. Words & photos » Kevin Crozier My local gliding club is well into its second season of our one-model summer evening gliding competitions. Our chosen model is the Volantex Phoenix S 1600 which has proven to be a superb all-rounder and pretty much the perfect glider for this kind of low-key thermal soaring competition. A summer one-model gathering is a superb way of bringing together lots of clubmates who, for whatever reason, may ..read more
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June 2024
RCM&E
by Alex Bestwick
1M ago
Editor Kevin Crozier shares what’s coming up in the June 2024 issue of RCM&E. Let’s see what we have in store for you in this issue, starting with our regular columnists. Tim Hooper (Bench Blog) kicks thing off by test flying a new version of the RM Antares, his all-time favourite model design. If model building can be classified as an addiction, then Chris Williams (Scale Gliding) must have it bad (or good, depending on your point of view!) as this month he finishes off another scale glider, a fifth scale Pirat, which Chris sees safely into the air before immediately returning to h ..read more
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Pilot-RC’s 78-inch Next Generation Extra build
RCM&E
by RCME Staff
2M ago
Editor Kevin Crozier clears his workbench to start work on Pilot-RC’s 78-inch version of the Next Generation Extra. Pilot-RC picture showing the 78-inch Extra NG in an alternative green colour scheme. The review model is silver and red with black carbon effect trim. Words  » Kevin Crozier Photos » Kevin Crozier, Pilot-RC It will probably come as no surprise that NG in the moniker of the full-size version of this stylish aerobatic aircraft from Extra Aerobatic Planes stands for Next Generation. The 8.3 metre wingspan aircraft features carbon fibre wing assemblies, a two-seat carbon monocoq ..read more
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May 2024
RCM&E
by Alex Bestwick
2M ago
Editor Kevin Crozier shares what’s coming up in the April 2024 issue of RCM&E. Let’s take a look at what we have in store for you in this issue of RCM&E, starting with our regular columns. Shaun Garrity (Retro Ramblings) eases us in gently as he looks forward to this summer’s Single Channel & Retro Fly-In at Pontefract’s PANDAS club. Danny Fenton (Make It Scale) continues to make good progress with his latest deHavilland Chipmunk as he adds some finishing touches to the model’s cowl. Next, John Stennard (The Insider) signs in with another selection of indoor flying topics bef ..read more
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April 2024
RCM&E
by Web Admin
3M ago
Editor Kevin Crozier shares what’s coming up in the April 2024 issue of RCM&E. We’ve got lots in store for you this month so let’s go straight in for a quick look at the main features starting with our regular columnists. Tim Hooper (Bench Blog) builds a new version of his all-time favourite model design, the Antares, built from a plan featured in a 1973 Radio Modeller. Chris Williams (Scale Gliding) test flies his new 1:6 scale Skylark glider before launching straight into two new designs. You just can’t keep the man away from his building board! Next, Danny Fenton (Make It Scale ..read more
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Manx Queen | Modifying & building a tailless design from 1947
RCM&E
by Shaun Garrity
4M ago
Shaun Garrity steps back in time and modifies an attractive tailless design for electric power and three channel radio control. words & photos » Shaun Garrity Back in the late 1940s one SMAE competition used to get the creative juices flowing in aeromodellers. Known as the Pterodactyl Cup it was specifically for tailless power models, with contests held at Fairlop and Eaton Bray. These were free flight aircraft with no radio guidance, so stability and excellent flight manners were crucial. The competition winning Manx Queen was designed in 1947 by A.H. Wilson (they were very formal back t ..read more
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March 2024
RCM&E
by Alex Bestwick
4M ago
Editor Kevin Crozier shares what’s coming up in the March 2024 issue of RCM&E. As usual we have a wide selection of articles about R/C aeromodelling for you to enjoy, so let’s take a quick look at what you will find inside, starting with our regular columns. Shaun Garrity (Retro Ramblings) starts the ball rolling with a look at his latest project to restore a British Army radio controlled target drone to airworthy condition. Danny Fenton (Make It Scale) makes a plug for moulding a Chipmunk cowl from green florists’ foam before Dave Goodenough (One Man & His Shed) pops out of his ..read more
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Testing a vintage seaplane: Leprechaun V3
RCM&E
by Alex Bestwick
5M ago
As David Ashby discovers, when it comes to vintage gliders bigger is indeed better… Designed by Dick Twomey as a large 90” span, low aspect ratio free-flight glider, Leprechaun featured in the March 1950 issue of Aeromodeller. Typical for plan features of the time there’s little detail apart from impressive flight recordings. Twomey’s original flew for 20 minutes O.O.S. (out of sight) on its maiden outing from a tow line, the magazine noting that a 2.5hr, 22-mile flight was also later recorded. The plan is out there along with Leprechaun kits in various sizes from several makers. This one is ..read more
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February 2024
RCM&E
by Alex Bestwick
5M ago
Editor Kevin Crozier shares what’s coming up in the February 2024 issue of RCM&E. Welcome to the February 2024 issue of RCM&E. This will be the first issue to reach you in 2024 so the time is ripe to wish all of our loyal readers and advertisers a very happy and prosperous New Year. In this issue we are very pleased to bring you the first of a two-part Pro-Plan for the stylish SZD Foka 4 sailplane and an accompanying feature on its build by our classic glider guru Chris Williams. On test this month we have the Avanti mini sports jet from Arrows models, which is a fabulous looking ..read more
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