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R/C Model World April 2016

Issue No: 387
On Sale: 17/3/2016
SKU: MW160401
$5.83
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Contents...

REGULARS

PRE flIGHT

Introducing this issue

TAKE OFF

R/C model flying news and views

SHOP WINDOW

A look at the latest R/C products

LIGHT flIGHT

John Stennard continues his quest to master indoor flying with FPV goggles

TURNING & BURNING

Dave Wilshere logs in for an occasional column dedicated to turbine and petrol powered models, turning big props and burning jet fuel

SCALE SOARING

Chris Williams shows how to add a ‘moustache’ to your vintage scale glider – a.k.a. a folding electric propeller! And he relates the maiden flights of chum, Smallpiece’s, Bergfalke and his own Slingsby Eagle

SOARERS’ SLOT

Mike Proctor found himself ‘home alone’ on Christmas morning, so what better way to spend the time than to nip out for a quick thermal soaring session! He also test flies a second-hand Sapphire 2M glider

DIARY DATES

Our event calendar is filling up nicely with spring and summer model flying shows, club sales and flying competitions

THE SPORT CHANNEL

Gray is still to reveal what’s in store for SC enthusiasts this month but we are sure it will be packed full of retro and sporting<

REVIEWS

TROJAN T-28

In the first of a two-part review Neville Hill takes the lid off a chunky box from Seagull Models and assembles their new version of the popular military trainer 4 www.rcmodelworld.com

BEBOP 2

We fly the latest version of Parrot’s camera drone and Skycontroller combo to see what improvements have been made to an already competent package. If in-flight stability is top of your list for aerial film work then this one is hard to beat!

SPY HAWK

Here’s another updated FPV camera package but this time it’s fitted to a model aeroplane! John Stennard gets a cockpit view of proceedings when he tests out a new version of Hubsan’s Spy Hawk camera plane

FEATURES

LITTLE HINTS

We are always on the look out for nuggets of information from readers’ workshops and Bill Bowne is one of our regular contributors on workshop hints and tips. Here’s another selection of Bill’s building ideas. If you have any model building time-savers and want to share the limelight with Bill then please send them to: rcmw@traplet.com

40 SHORT STIRLING

Robin Fowler adds the finishing touches and test flies his large but lightweight four-engined model of the somewhat forgotten RAF bomber

RCMW GROUP BUILD

Does your model club or association hold a group build project on a regular basis? Or maybe you and your flying chums are interested in having a go but have not found the right model to build? Take a look at this fabulous offer from the Traplet Plans Service and we hope that you will find a model that fits the bill for a mass build between you and your clubmates

KEEP IT LEGAL WITH DRONES

April is Drone Awareness month in a joint initiative between the Civil Aviation Authority and the British Model flying Association. In this article Manny Williamson of the BMFA looks at the legal requirements for multirotor aircraft equipped with cameras

DE HAVILLAND GYPSY MOTH ‘JASON’

Roger Vaughn revisits his 3-channel park fly version of this delightful vintage aircraft to replicate Amy Johnson’s famous biplane ‘Jason’

DER JÄGER D.IX

A WW1-style American homebuild from the 1970’s is modelled at near 1/6th scale by Laddie Mikulasko for four function R/C and a 300 – 500 W electric motor

NUREMBERG TOY FAIR – PART TWO

We return to the German toy hobby show to reveal a final batch of potential new R/C model kits and products that could find their way into a model shop somewhere near you in 2016

ON WITH THE SHOW

Dave Bishop has a flashback to an overnight dream of an experience at his Plumpton ‘Family Model & Craft Show’ over 30 years ago...

WINGS & WHEELS COMPETITION

Win tickets to visit the much loved R/C modelling spectacular at North Weald airfield in Essex in June

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