Introducing this issue
Latest R/C model flying news
A look at the latest R/C products
Mike Proctor finds that he needs to put his ‘lost model procedure’ into practice and reports from Wetlands Winter Comp held straight after Christmas. He also takes a close look at the differences between thermal soarers old and new
John Stennard takes a look at indoor scale, concentrating on a particularly eye-catching P-17 of just 28 inches wingspan, which was built from the Guillows free flight kit. He also gives his opinion on Parrot’s new X-wing mini-drone, which we reviewed in the last issue
Event listings for the spring and summer model flying seasons ahead
THE SPORT CHANNEL
More sport and retro model coverage from Gray
Coming up in next month’s RC Model World
Horizon Hobby’s take on the VTOL theme is put to the test by the Editor. With this jet-style delta Horizon have come up with a very practical and aerobatic ‘Vertical Take Off & Landing’ model – and it’s pretty quick too!
Every electric flight enthusiast should have one of these! James Crozier takes a look at a newly developed LiPo charging box that provides a controlled environment in the rare case of a battery fire
Tim Marsh’s distinctive 71" span electric powered glider was inspired by soaring seabirds and dismantles easily. This aerobatic design has several crash resistant features, including a two piece gull wing and a removable all moving T-tail held together with elastic bands
In the concluding part of a series of articles describing the construction of his own designed scale model of an electric powered Cri-Cri twin, John Higgins describes the fi nishing process before packing the model into his car and heading to the flying field
WESSEX SCALE LEAGUE IN MIDDLE AGE
It is 16 years since David James last wrote about the Wessex Scale League. Last year marked the 44th anniversary of the WSL’s foundation and much has changed since then, with plenty of electric powered entrants, although glow and petrol powered models still dominate – just!
Bill Bowne has designed this stand-off scale model of the PT-19, which he simplifi ed to save weight and reduce complexity. So whilst the aeroplane is recognisably a PT-19 it isn’t a competition scale model but rather builds into an easy to fl y 4-channel EP sport scale type
In the third and fi nal article in his series on building a scratch built Druine DR1, Chris Bowler’s new scale model finally takes to the air, but only after an aborted attempt when fuel starvation caused problems with the engine. However, it all turned out fine in the end!
THE STRENGTH INSIDE YOUR MODEL
In the first part of a short series, John Bristow from Deluxe Materials writes about the history and uses of popular types of model adhesives, starting with bone, hide and fi sh glues, then balsa cements, before moving on to modern synthetic adhesives for specialist applications
NUREMBERG TOY FAIR 2017
In recent years multirotors have dominated the R/C hobby halls at the famous Nuremberg Toy Fair, reducing its appeal to several well known model companies, who did not exhibit this year. Despite this there are many new model aeroplanes to show you – and a handful of drones too!