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R/C Model World January 2017

Issue No: 396
On Sale: 15/12/2016
SKU: MW170101
$6.16
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Contents...

REGULARS

PRE FLIGHT

Introducing this issue

TAKE OFF

Latest R/C model flying news

SHOP WINDOW

A look at the latest R/C products

HIGH TENSION

Kicking off a new series on petrol engines, our latest columnist, Ivan V, introduces himself and explains his passion for model engines, especially gasoline powered types. Ivan is a long term modeller who favours aircraft, although he has had a few boats and dabbles in cars. But basically anything with an internal combustion engine for power suits him fine. In this series about petrol engines he will cover engine myths, configurations, running in, setting up and trouble-shooting

LIGHT FLIGHT

John Stennard looks back at a couple of favourite full size and model events before turning his attention to lightweight R/C aeroplanes for indoor flying sessions. Starting with the Royal International Air Tattoo, John was suitably impressed by the new F-35; seeing it hover was very exciting to watch! On the model front, he reports from a favourite local event – the BathSpaRCs E-Fly-in at former RAF Colerne in Wiltshire

THE SPORT CHANNEL

Gray selects another batch of favourite sport modelling topics

DIARY DATES

More event dates for the indoor model flying season – and beyond!

NEXT ISSUE

Coming up in next month’s RC Model World

REVIEWS

GADGETS & GEAR

Andrew James compiles another selection of R/C products, tools and other items with a modelling twist that could have you running to the shops post Christmas to spend all that lovely lolly that friends and families will have given you in lieu of a present (having no idea what an R/C modeller really wants!)

YUNEEC BREEZE 4K

Until recently good quality camera drones needed to be on the large side in order to carry cameras, gimbals and the necessary batteries etc. But in the last couple of years we have seen good progress with compact drones that can be carried around in normal sized backpacks. Yuneec’s Breeze 4K is one such device, which weighs in at just under a pound

FEATURES

DALOTEL DM-165

Peter Maw starts another of his popular scale model building series. This time he focuses on the Dalotel DM-165, designed by Peter Miller. Building a scale model takes more time than creating a hack weekend plane, which means many people are careful and only take them out on virtually wind-free days. But this easy to build scale model aeroplane can be built for the price of a small ARTF and it can fly in most weather conditions. The proportions of the model make it easy to transport and inexpensive to build

SCOTTISH AVIATION

In the first part of a two part plan feature Chris Golds describes the construction of his 120 inch wingspan scale model of the Twin Pioneer C.C. Mk 2 transport aircraft, which he has designed for twin electric motors. Memories of thrilling passenger rides in ‘Twin Pins’ whilst in RAF service helped him decide on the choice of the Scottish Aviation aircraft, which was a very practical STOL aeroplane just before heavyweight helicopters became available

E-VULCAN

Our free pull-out plan this month is for a simple to build, 42" wingspan, three-function R/C sport scale design by Graham Dorschell. Built from 5 or 6 mm Depron, it uses a pusher prop and a 3S power set. The wing is folded in three parts to replicate the various shapes of the famous Vulcan wing and these are then glued together over a single Depron spar. The model is covered in clear parcel tape for strength

PSSA SKYHAWK MASS BUILD

Phil Cooke reports from the Power Scale Soaring Association’s A-4 Skyhawk Mass Build event, held on Sunday 11th September at The Great Orme in Llandudno, North Wales. This was the penultimate meeting of the PSSA’s 30th Anniversary season. The aircraft chosen for the Mass Build was the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. A twelfth scale, 36" span two-channel PSS model was designed for this event by Phil Cooke and Matt Jones, which was then featured in the Feb/Mar 2016 issues of RC Model World

AEROBATICS AS IT ONCE WAS

Former GB National Champion, Terry Westrop, revisits the classic aerobatics scene. When Terry and a group of fellow aerobatic enthusiasts met up on a private airfield in North Lincolnshire in late September their models were not current F3A types but those of yesteryear. Some were from from the distant 1950s, while others reflected ‘state of the art’ pattern ships from the early 90s

SOARING OVER THE LONG MYND

Frank Skilbeck visits the Wolves MAC Scale Glider Fly-In on the Long Mynd, a coveted spot for slope soaring enthusiasts. Living in West Gloucestershire and less than a couple of hours drive away, Frank was long overdue to fly from there. When he arrived for the 4th September meeting the Pole Cottage site was already full and cars were spilling out onto the road!

SUMNERS POND

Pete Glover describes the running of a popular southern model show, which helps to support the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. Held over the Father’s Day weekend, which has proved popular for the last three years, this show attracts a lot of families on a day out. Attractions included R/C planes, boats and cars, as well as the the ‘new kid on the block’ – FPV racing!

SEAPLANES ON THE VARESE

Franco Bugada reports from the annual international seaplane meeting held at Biandronno on Lake Varese in Italy. Each summer for more than 20 years the traditional ‘Idromeeting’ has been organised by aeromodellers from this area, supported by the Varese Aero Club, the Italian Aeronautical Associations and Pro Loco of Biandronno. Invitations to the meetings are extended to include international participation, with visitors regularly coming from France, Germany and Switzerland

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