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R/C Model World November 2016

Issue No: 394
On Sale: 20/10/2016
SKU: MW161101
$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

THE SPORT CHANNEL

Christmas comes early for Gray this month as he receives some much appreciated gifts in the form of a pair of new releases from Aerographics, and an Aeronca Chief and a Taylorcraft from Comet’s Giant Scale series

DIARY DATES

The indoor model flying season gets into gear

REVIEWS

SHAKE

Hacker Model Production’s introduction of an F3P plane made from 4 mm EPP is ideal for anyone wanting to try competition flying without the expense and risk of buying a highly fragile Depron airframe. As Mark Wilcockson reviews the model he gives some building tips and set up ideas, before testing it on the F3P schedules

LUXX

For those wanting to dip a toe into the enjoyment of building their own model the aero-naut Luxx rudder-elevator electric glider, reviewed by Frank Skilbeck, would make an ideal starting point. Luxx is a simple 1300 mm wingspan, two channel model with a polyhedral wing. It has a flat centre section and raised, tapered wingtips, and a square section ply fuselage

FEATURES

SIMULATED CONTRA-ROTATING PROPELLERS

Where the prototype of a scale aeroplane used a contra-rotating propeller the illusion of scale flight is virtually destroyed unless a way is found to replicate it on a model. So David James designed a simulated CR prop specifically for the Black Horse Westland Wyvern that he had been flying, with one set of driven blades and the other set simply free-wheeling ‘in the breeze’

THURSTON TEAL

Laddie Mikulasko has been a seaplane fanatic for many years. About 20 years ago he came across a magazine article describing a seaplane called the Teal, designed by Mr. David B. Thurston. He really liked the design so he decided to build a model of it for an OS four-stroke engine. Recently, he decided to build an an updated version for 700 W electric power with a 70" wingspan. To be able to fly off the water or land he designed the landing gear so it can be rotated manually to an up position when flown off the water. The Teal can also be flown with a .45 IC engine

TRAPLET OPEN SCALE, ROUND TWO

Peter Maw reports from the second round of the ‘War Of The Roses’ scale competition, hosted by the Wirral Radio Control Flying Society. The second round was transferred to the Wirral after the Bickershaw Club lost their field in May. Due to strong winds on the day aerobatic models such as Sukhois and Extras were the most popular choice of airframe

TRIMMING LITESPAN WITH TISSUE

Bill Bowne describes his method of applying coloured trim to a Litespan covered model using tissue. Litespan is a synthetic tissue and it excels at emulating traditional tissue paper with only a fraction of the work and with a much greater resistance to puncture. Using just one colour can be a bit bland, however applying coloured trim using traditional tissue paper is easy and looks great

ARROW PYLON RACER

Pull out this month’s free plan to build a 660 mm span indoor aerobatic model, designed by Donatas Pauzuolis, Gold Medallist in the Aeromusical competition at the World Air Games in Dubai. Arrow suits inexpensive lightweight R/C equipment and flies using a 2S LiPo

POWER SCALE SOARING ON THE LLEYN PENINSULA

Phil Cooke provides a pictorial report from the annual Lleyn Power Scale Soaring Fly-In over the weekend of August 13/14th 2016, when the PSSA joined forces with the Lleyn MAC to fly their power scale gliders from the magnificent Welsh peninsula. This was the fourth PSSA meeting this year as they continue to celebrate their 30th Anniversary season since the group’s foundation in 1986

THE PLEASURES OF SIMPLE SOARING

Loris Goring reminds us of the joy to be had from building a simple two channel R/C glider. These days we enjoy a huge spectrum of types of flying models from R/C indoor models weighing next to nothing to huge scale models at half full size. But Loris believes that some of the simpler joys of model flying have almost been forgotten and are sadly unknown to young, unskilled newcomers. For sheer fun he reminds us that simple wooden gliders are no slouches at catching thermals

DEPRON DIARY

Anthony Bennett continues his adventures building models from sheets of foam. This time Anthony completes his Sea Hawk and turns his attention back to building the wings for his monster Trent Meteor, which is built mainly from Depron foam but with a little support from traditional wooden parts

TWO STROKE OILS FOR MODEL ENGINES

With the increasing use of twostroke mixtures as a model fuel the modeller is faced with a decision on which oil is best for petrol engines. In this article John Bristow of Deluxe Materials considers what makes a high performance two-stroke oil

TOP GUN 2016

Barry Vaught reports from the annual invitational Top Gun event held in sunny Lakeland, Florida, USA. The long-standing scale event has added new categories to increase the competition among manufacturers, builders and pilots. Besides the usual high quality R/C jets and scale models the Free Flight Scale competition was very popular this year and proved to be a very entertaining experience

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

The Knauf Insulation Krupka Cup for Space Models took place in Krupka in the Czech Republic in late May, from where Stuart Lodge reports on the S7-Scale and S8E/P-RC Rocket Glider Spot Landing classes. Nations represented were the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Latvia, Germany and the UK

CLEAN DRILLING

A short tip from Bill Bowne’s workshop, showing how to minimise splintering when drilling through plywood parts

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