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R/C Model World February 2017

Issue No: 397
On Sale: 19/01/2017
SKU: MW170201
£4.75
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Contents...

REGULARS

PREFLIGHT

Introducing this issue

TAKE OFF

Latest R/C model flying news

SHOP WINDOW

A look at the latest R/C products

LIGHT FLIGHT

Two columns in a row for John Stennard, as he builds a lightweight Sukhoi, tests a pair of new micro quadcopters and asks his optician to make a special pair of FPV glasses

SOARERS’ SLOT

Mike Proctor files a report by Mark Haigh, who was the Team Manager for the GB F5B team at the 2016 World Championships, held last year in Italy. F5B Multi- Task Glider requires the model to be flown in two consecutive tasks without landing. The first task is Distance, where pilots fly as many ‘legs’ of a 150 metre course as possible in a set time before going directly into a 10 minute Duration task. Mike also shows how to make a simple to build stand for your thermal soarers

IN PRINT

Two jet books for you to enjoy

THE SPORT CHANNEL

Gray selects another batch of readers’ favourite sport modelling topics

DIARY DATES

2017’s calendar starts filling up following the Editor’s prompt in the December issue!

NEXT ISSUE

Coming up in next month’s RC Model World

REVIEWS

AERO-NAUT MÜ13E BERGFALKE

Fresh from assembling the aero-naut Luxx that he recently reviewed, Frank Skilbeck builds another built up glider kit from this long established German model manufacturer. Their Mü13e Bergfalke scale glider is an impressive offering, spanning some 3.5 metres at just over 1/5th scale, making it ideal for aerotowing at a regular club site and a handy size for slope soaring

SPEKTRUM DX6E

Andrew James examines the latest sport radio system from Horizon Hobby, which features a patent-pending gimbal design that lets you change stick modes simply by moving a slider on the back of the transmitter. Just select the spring configuration that matches the mode you use and the model type that you are flying. Easy!

POWER PAL TOUCH DUO

Andrew James gets his LiPos (and other battery types!) into tip top condition with a new dual charger from Etronix. Touch Duo, as the name suggests, has two charging outputs. It can either be plugged into the mains or powered from a DC source for field charging

FEATURES

DALOTEL DM-165

Peter Maw continues his latest scale model building series as he assembles the wing panels for the Dalotel DM-165, designed by Peter Miller. He also adapts the cowl to provide a cooling airflow for his brushless motor and fits a pair of electric retract units

DRAWING INSTRUMENT PANELS

Scale models vary in quality, finish and detail but whatever the level of detailing a scale R/C aircraft often demands at least some attention is paid to the cockpit and its fittings. In this informative article, Greg Thompson shows how to make the most of computer technology to add a bit of realism to a bare cockpit

SCOTTISH AVIATION TWIN PIONEER

In the second part of his twin electric scale plan feature, Chris Golds applies the finishing touches to his model and reports on the first flights of the 120 inch wingspan Twin Pioneer C.C. Mk 2 transport aircraft. This robust RAF workhorse was a very practical STOL aeroplane just before heavy-lift helicopters became available

CRI-CRI CAPERS

Several years ago John Higgins stumbled across an aircraft that really tickled his fancy, the Cri-Cri, which was designed in 1971 by Michel Colomban as a low cost, twin engined aeroplane for home construction. John’s original intention was to build a scale model for electric power, with the motors hidden in the nose-mounted engine pods, with replica two-stroke engines and tuned pipes made from traditional modelling materials and foam. But then he found a full sized example powered by electric motors! This had an attractive colour scheme and the distinction of being the world’s fastest electric aeroplane into the bargain. In this short series, John details the build of his R/C version of the electric Cri-Cri

MINI SUPER BISTORMER

Designed by Phillip Kent, this is a model for the scratch builder who has two or three built up models under his belt. This pretty 40 inch wingspan biplane can be powered by a .30 to .40 cu in four stroke or a brushless motor. It uses a typical built up structure, with a box fuselage filled out with formers and stringers. The tailplane is sheet balsa, as is the rudder. There are ailerons on all four wings

DRUINE TURBULENT

When Chris Bowler found himself chatting to well-known Cotswold based model aeroplane designer Sid King the seeds were sown for a 38 cc model of the Druine Turbulent. Chris had taken a keen interest in the restoration of a DR1 ‘Turbi’ not far from his home and Sid had been involved in the building of three R/C versions – this was number four! Over the next three issues Chris describes the construction and first flights of his (and Sid’s) tribute to G-ARRU

UK DRONE SHOW In early December 2016, James Crozier took a trip to the NEC in Birmingham to see the latest and greatest in drone tech and FPV racing. The UK Drone show is the last big modelling show of the year and the NEC serves as a perfect venue, with plenty of room in its huge halls to get lots of multirotor flying done. The FPV racing in particular is a great spectacle; held inside a darkened hall it is almost like watching something out of Tron!

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