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R/C Model World July 2017

Issue No: 402
On Sale: 15/06/2017
SKU: MW170701
£4.75
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Contents...

REGULARS

PREFLIGHT

Introducing this issue

TAKE OFF

A summary of R/C model flying news

SHOP WINDOW

Join us for a look at the latest R/C aircraft products

HIGH TENSION

Ivan V discusses the best material to use for a model engine liner, plus modern coatings and how to achieve the best finish. Having dealt with steel, hardened steel and cast iron liners, he now delves into the wide world of coated liners and linings

SCALE SOARING

Chris Williams met up with other scale gliding enthusiasts at the Ghost Squadron Aerotow at Middle Wallop in April. This year’s event became the first of the Squadron’s aerotows of the 2017 season and pilots benefited from fine weather, with light winds and thankfully no rain

PICK YOUR OWN PLAN

Yet another chance to grab a generous discount off the price of one or more selected plans from the Traplet Plans Service. Will you choose a Brian Taylor Hawker Hurricane or maybe his Cessna 120? Perhaps you will build an EP Avro Vulcan or soar with Watts Up, a 100" span glider...

DEPRON DIARY

Anthony Bennett provides an update on his foam building projects. For a change he has a go at building and flying some Depron free flight models, just to see what’s possible and what they would fly like

BRIT IN BRITTANY

For the past eleven years Dave Goodenough’s club in central Brittany has held an indoor fly-in at the beginning of February, with modellers travelling from as far as the Paris/Orleans area, a five hour drive for dedicated indoor pilots! Dave shows us some of the delightful scale models on show

DIARY DATES

Detailed event listings for the summer model flying season

THE SPORT CHANNEL

More sport and retro model topics from Gray

NEXT ISSUE

Coming up in next month’s RC Model World

REVIEWS

OPTERRA 2M

Kevin Crozier pilots E-flite’s two metre span flying wing and finds out how it performs as a platform for aerial photography. This model will appeal to FPV pilots, aerial photographers and videographers, as well as traditional electric powered gliding enthusiasts

HAWKER TYPHOON

Josh Spiers sprints to assemble a new FMS warbird. This 1100 mm EPO foam ‘Tiffy’ from CML Distribution is an absolute beauty and is about as ready to fly as it gets, with the parts count for the airframe amounting to just four pieces

BELL 212

Martin Briggs builds a detailed 800-size Bell 212 from Roban’s range of scale R/C helicopters. Rather than a step-by-step review he notes any changes that he felt necessary to make during the model’s assembly and outlines his findings after the first lift-off and subsequent test flights

CAPICHE 52

We originally reviewed Weston UK’s agile aerobat in 2015 but a radio problem during one of the early test flights prevented us from exploring the model’s 3D capabilities. This feature from acclaimed aerobatic pilot Mike Williams ties up the loose ends rather nicely

FEATURES

WASSMER WA 22 SUPER JAVELOT

In Part 2 of his latest plan feature, Chris Williams finishes off his 4.6 metre span scale glider and test flies it from the slope and with E-Assist. The 1:3.25 scale model assembles to be an impressive size and it is sure to attract admiring glances wherever it is flown

FLORIDA JETS

Barry Vaught reports from the annual jet meet in Lakeland, Florida. Every jet-together is always full of new surprises and beforehand the excitement kept building for months as pilots posted photographs on social media of some of the jets they were preparing to fly

SIX IN A ROW

John Stennard updates us on his latest small EDF builds, starting with models he has built using Foam Concept Jet plans from Chris Allen in the USA. In addition, John was also attracted by the John Rutter Javelin plan that was published in RC Model World (MW3767)

LITTLE WING JIG

Bill Bowne passes on details of a simple to make building board for small models. Bill is a firm believer in using building jigs because straight models fly better, be they made of balsa, foam or any other material. This jig suits wings of under 48" span with a partially flat-bottom aerofoil

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE USAF

In the first of a two part feature, Bill and Micki Bowne tour a large museum built to display aeroplanes operated by the United States Air Force. There’s plenty of inspiration for your next scale model in Micki’s photographs!

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