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R/C Model World April 2017

Issue No: 399
On Sale: 16/03/2017
SKU: MW170401
$6.16
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Contents...

REGULARS

PREFLIGHT

Introducing this issue

TAKE OFF

Latest R/C model flying news

SHOP WINDOW

A look at the latest R/C products

SOARERS’ SLOT

Mike Proctor finds that he needs to put his ‘lost model procedure’ into practice and reports from Wetlands Winter Comp held straight after Christmas. He also takes a close look at the differences between thermal soarers old and new

LIGHT FLIGHT

John Stennard takes a look at indoor scale, concentrating on a particularly eye-catching P-17 of just 28 inches wingspan, which was built from the Guillows free flight kit. He also gives his opinion on Parrot’s new X-wing mini-drone, which we reviewed in the last issue

DIARY DATES

Event listings for the spring and summer model flying seasons ahead

THE SPORT CHANNEL

More sport and retro model coverage from Gray

NEXT ISSUE

Coming up in next month’s RC Model World

REVIEWS

E-FLITE CONVERGENCE

Horizon Hobby’s take on the VTOL theme is put to the test by the Editor. With this jet-style delta Horizon have come up with a very practical and aerobatic ‘Vertical Take Off & Landing’ model – and it’s pretty quick too!

BAT-SAFE

Every electric flight enthusiast should have one of these! James Crozier takes a look at a newly developed LiPo charging box that provides a controlled environment in the rare case of a battery fire

FEATURES

T-BIRD

Tim Marsh’s distinctive 71" span electric powered glider was inspired by soaring seabirds and dismantles easily. This aerobatic design has several crash resistant features, including a two piece gull wing and a removable all moving T-tail held together with elastic bands

CRI-CRI CAPERS

In the concluding part of a series of articles describing the construction of his own designed scale model of an electric powered Cri-Cri twin, John Higgins describes the fi nishing process before packing the model into his car and heading to the flying field

WESSEX SCALE LEAGUE IN MIDDLE AGE

It is 16 years since David James last wrote about the Wessex Scale League. Last year marked the 44th anniversary of the WSL’s foundation and much has changed since then, with plenty of electric powered entrants, although glow and petrol powered models still dominate – just!

FAIRCHILD PT-19

Bill Bowne has designed this stand-off scale model of the PT-19, which he simplifi ed to save weight and reduce complexity. So whilst the aeroplane is recognisably a PT-19 it isn’t a competition scale model but rather builds into an easy to fl y 4-channel EP sport scale type

DRUINE TURBULENT

In the third and fi nal article in his series on building a scratch built Druine DR1, Chris Bowler’s new scale model finally takes to the air, but only after an aborted attempt when fuel starvation caused problems with the engine. However, it all turned out fine in the end!

THE STRENGTH INSIDE YOUR MODEL

In the first part of a short series, John Bristow from Deluxe Materials writes about the history and uses of popular types of model adhesives, starting with bone, hide and fi sh glues, then balsa cements, before moving on to modern synthetic adhesives for specialist applications

NUREMBERG TOY FAIR 2017

In recent years multirotors have dominated the R/C hobby halls at the famous Nuremberg Toy Fair, reducing its appeal to several well known model companies, who did not exhibit this year. Despite this there are many new model aeroplanes to show you – and a handful of drones too!

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