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R/C Model World May 2016

Issue No: 388
On Sale: 21/04/2015
SKU: MW160501
$6.05
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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

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

After a brief spell as an RCMW columnist, Chris Golds decides to end his long-running readers’ models gallery, which we carried over from Q&Efi magazine

THE SPORT CHANNEL

Gray finds a solution to the Keil Kraft Consort conundrum and receives renewed interest in the diminutive Sharkface from 1965

DIARY DATES

Summer model flying shows, club sales and flying competitions

NEXT ISSUE

Looking forward to the June issue

REVIEWS

ST MODEL SEAWIND

After Ripmax send in a stylish amphibian for appraisal, Matt Boddington undertakes the flight trials from land and water

CL-84 DYNAVERT

FlyZone’s amazing tilt-wing semiscale model is put through its paces by Andrew James in the hover, and in aeroplane mode too!

EXTRA 330SC

When Matthew Poots was looking for a medium sized freestyle practice plane he settled on the latest 6S size Extra from Hangar 9

MAX THRUST RIOT XL

Frank Skilbeck finds the perfect aerotow tug for lightweight gliders in the form of this upscaled high-wing sports model from Century UK

REALFLIGHT DRONE SIMULATOR

RealFlight have taken everything that makes their fixed-wing and heli simulator so good and have turned it into a drone-focused package. Newbie R/C pilot, Jordan Harding takes it for a spin

XK 5.8 GHZ FPV SET

Upgrading the XK Detect 380-C camera drone to FPV is easy using this 4.3" screen and 5.8 GHz video transmitter set

FEATURES

AEROLAB LOCAMP

Equipped with copious drawings supplied by the manufacturer, Peter Miller has drawn up this retro style, tandem seat American home built tourer to 1:6 scale. With a wingspan of 1520 mm it suits .40 – .52 cu in four-stroke engines and five-function R/C

AND NOW, STARRING… YOU!

Chris Williams shows how he uses a Mobius action camera and various mounts to take in-flight pictures and videos of his scale gliders

THE ART OF WINGS

Building a balsa wing is easy using this simple jig, developed by Terry Westrop

MAYFLY-6E

Chris Ward’s 56" wingspan polyhedral electric soarer is designed for a 2835 in-runner brushless motor and three-function R/C. Use our free pull-out plan to build one for stress free summer flying

COSFORD RESTORATION HANGAR

The Sir Michael Beetham Restoration Hangar based at RAF Cosford opens up its doors for the LMA AGM. Neil Hutchinson is our guide

GOING LARGE WITH ELECTRIC

If you like flying large models but want to try an electric conversion then read Brian Collins’ latest article as he describes the uprated motors, speed controllers and batteries required

BMFA ELECTRIC INDOOR MASTERS 2016

Paul Wilcockson reports from the Barnsley Metrodome Arena as the best indoor aerobatic pilots from the UK and abroad compete for top honours at the BMFA’s big F3P event. Pictures by Mark Wilcockson

CLAMP IT!

Bill Bowne gets to grips with holding workpieces when building model aeroplanes

POWER MODULE

Chris Freeman describes his engine test airframes and the quick change motor mounting system that was devised for them to set up electric motors, as well as glow and petrol engines

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