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R/C Model World July 2016

Issue No: 390
On Sale: 16/6/2016
SKU: MW160701
$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

BRIT IN BRITTANY

Dave Goodenough satisfies his building bug with a small ‘Bird Of Time’ style soarer and a petite Piper Cherokee

GADGETS & GEAR

Andrew James pores over a selection of hi-tech (and a couple of lo-tech products too!) of interest to model pilots

THE SPORT CHANNEL

This month Gray looks at another modeller’s den, files an update on indoor gliding and revisits micro piggyback launching

DIARY DATES

More summer model shows, club sales and flying competitions

NEXT ISSUE

Looking forward to the August issue

REVIEWS

16 P-47D-1 THUNDERBOLT

Brian Collins builds Hangar 9’s .60 class warbird and gives it a nose full of electric power

EAGLE 1

Neville Hill takes Tech One’s simple to assemble electric soarer into his workshop and reappears a few hours later with a fully functional glider

HUBSAN X4

The Editor tries taking ‘selfie’ videos using this multirotor’s follow-me function

FEATURES

TOWRAG GOES ELECTRIC

Frank Skilbeck helps build a new electric powered aerotow tug for the Newent & District MAC

ALOUETTE III SA 316

Michel Maisons describes a low cost conversion of a T-Rex sport heli into a scale model of the Aérospatiale SAR helicopter

FIESLER STORCH

Phillip Kent describes a new Fi 156 from John Kidd, as seen at the recent Traplet Scale event

MAKING A REPLICA VW ENGINE

Chris Bowler describes how he went about sourcing a 3D printed aero-engine for his new Turbulent project – with a little help from a friend!

3-WAY

Anthony Bennett describes his 1.3 m span Depron model that uses two wings and one fuselage to create three diff erent models - a high winger, a low winger and a biplane

MAKING A SIMPLE SPRING HATCH LATCH

Bill Bowne offers another top building tip from the workshop

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLLERS

Knowing how to select, install and set up an ESC can be confusing, especially for novice pilots. Brian Collins offers advice on choosing, fitting and operating the right speed controller

QUICK QUADS

John Stennard looks at the different options when choosing a racing quadcopter for FPV sport flying. If you’re brave enough you could also try racing it too!

WIDGEON X2

George Stringwell takes the V-tailed FROG design and doubles it to 914 mm span for three or four function R/C and electric power. The result is a versatile model for sport flying

74 S.55 X MODEL GOES FULL-SIZE!

Following his article on the Savoia Marchetti seaplane that appeared in the March 2016 issue, Franco Bugada has news of a project to build a full-size replica

STRASBOURG F3P

Donatas Pauzuolis reports from the FAI’s F3P test event prior to next year’s World Championship, to be held in the French city

THINKING OUTSIDE THE (TOOL) BOX

Bill Bowne finds a wide variety of uses for magnets and the humble roll of masking tape

THE ART OF AEROTOWING

Mark Wilcockson describes how to enjoy a day out aerotowing model gliders

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