Introducing this issue
Latest R/C model flying news
A look at the latest R/C products
Chris Williams reports from the White Sheet Club Scale Glider Fly-In that took place on the 4th September 2016, plus his Zugvogel IIIa gets its maiden flight – at last!
Ivan V returns with more tips on using petrol engines in model aircraft, including advice on removing the upper section of the engine and the use of common terms. Ivan’s aim is to give readers an insight into the correct names and terminology when dealing with their ‘gas’ engines
IN THE LOOP
Keith Jackson makes a welcome return with his column on F3A aerobatics. This month Keith updates us with events at the 2016 Triple Crown aerobatic competition, which was held at Enniscorthy in Wexford, Ireland
Event listings for the spring and summer model flying seasons ahead
THE SPORT CHANNEL
Inspired by recent coverage of Skyhawks and other jet style gliders, Gray looks back at a special Power Scale Soaring session involving his friend Horst Fenchel from Germany and a glider conversion of robbe’s electric Concorde kit
Coming up in next month’s RC Model World
Andrew James tries out the ‘Gen 2’ version of Horizon Hobby’s 44 inch span aerobat. This new version, now from E-flite, adopts a blue and white livery and retains AS3X stabilisation, with Panic Recovery now an optional feature
With its lightweight X-wing design, Parrot’s latest Minidrone lets you enjoy the best of both worlds when flying in either drone or aeroplane modes. It’s nippy and very agile too! Kevin Crozier takes a look
Almost everyone likes a funfi ghter! Cambria’s famous range of funfighter kits continues to grow and in this review, Neville Hill builds the latest addition to this much loved line-up of warbirds in the form of a .40 size Zero
It gets quite exciting when a model arrives at the stage of putting it all together. In the third and final instalment of his scale building series, Peter Maw adds the finishing touches to his latest building project using the Traplet plan and wood pack, MW3541
After a summer break from building the electric twin, John Higgins resumes the construction of his own-design Cri-Cri. In this instalment he describes his choice of pushrods (arrow shafts) and constructs a plug for the huge cockpit canopy moulding
Peter Miller introduces a 66" span scale model of the RWD5 Polish trainer from the 1930s. Construction is similar to many vintage models and is thus simple to build, with docile flying characteristics. Power is supplied by a .40 four-stroke engine
PICK YOUR OWN PLAN!
A new bi-monthly feature in which we give you the chance to ‘pick your own plan’ to buy at a reduced rate of 50%. So rather than letting us choose the plan, do it yourself and start building your dream aeroplane!
In the second part of his series on building a scratch built Druine Turbulent, Chris Bowler builds the wings, complete with leading edge slots and hard-points for mounting the handmade undercarriage legs
Like most modellers, Peter Kraus has numerous kits and half built planes in storage, including an original Jetco Navigator fl ying boat. Building the Navigator gave him the flying boat he long desired and also polished up his building skills ready to start on other projects on his bucket list