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R/C Model World August 2016

Issue No: 391
On Sale: 21/7/2016
SKU: MW160801
$6.16
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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

SCALE SOARING

Vintage gliding topics covered this month by Chris Williams include a report from the White Sheet Scale Fly-In in April and a tribute to master scale sailplane designer Cliff Charlesworth

LIGHT FLIGHT

John Stennard builds a Hornet flying wing with which to hone his FPV flying skills. Plus he describes uses for decorative Duck tape!

SOARERS’ SLOT

Mike Proctor visits Portugal to take part in an F5J World Cup event and receives news from Robin Sleight of an electrified version of a 1960 Open Power model originally designed by Tom Smith for an Eta 29

THE SPORT CHANNEL

Another batch of sport and nostalgic model topics, as selected by Gray

DIARY DATES

Last of the summer model shows, club sales and flying competitions

NEXT ISSUE

Looking forward to the September issue

REVIEWS

FOKKER DVII

We flight test a small 398 mm wingspan Fokker from Ares that incorporates a Hitec Red 2.4 GHz radio system. This means that it is compatible with all current 2.4 GHz Hitec transmitters – or just fly it using the Ares Tx supplied!

BELL 407

When Roban introduced their 700-size Bell 407, Jon Tanner ordered his in striking green! In the first of a two-part review he describes the build of the four-bladed LongRanger

SOKAR

Rumour has it that FPV racing quads are fast becoming the next big thing. We jumped aboard the hype train with Sky RC’s latest ready-to-fly racer to try one for ourselves

FEATURES

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLLERS

Part two of Brian Collins’ article offers more advice on choosing, fitting and operating the right ESC for your latest electric model

LONG MARSTON 2016

The popular Midlands model show kicks off our event reports for the 2016 summer season

SLINGSBY T42 EAGLE

In the first instalment of a two part plan feature Chris Williams describes the build of his 174 inch wingspan, quarter scale classic sailplane, the full size design of which dates back to the mid-1950s

THE WHEEL DEAL

Chris Bowler shows how to make a working scale undercarriage for a model of a light aircraft such as the Druine Turbulent using readily available parts and simple hand tools

BOLT

When electric aficionado John Rutter found himself with a clean running AP 0.15 Hornet glow engine spare, which had been converted to diesel, an aerobatic design for it soon rolled off his drawing board. This smart 920 mm span V-tail sportster for four function R/C is the result

MESSERSCHMITT ME 262

Peter Iliffe shows us his latest WW2 micro jet

FIELD STAND

Mike Chambers describes a simple to make fold-up model stand that has been designed and used by members of the Medina Model Flying Club

TRAPLET SCALE AT PONTEFRACT

Phillip Kent reports from the Yorkshire leg of the Traplet ‘War of the Roses’ scale competition

VIPER XXL

In the Model Spotlight! We take a close look at Simon Potter’s big, beautiful Tomahawk jet

LMA AT EAST KIRKBY

Neil Hutchinson starts his coverage of this year’s LMA events with a visit to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby on May Day Bank Holiday weekend

DEPRON DIARY

Anthony Bennett shows how he designs and makes R/C model aeroplanes using Depron as his main building material of choice

QUICK QUADS

Continuing with his short series on sport flying with racing quadcopters, John Stennard looks at setting up a quad’s flight controller

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