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R/C Model World May 2017

Issue No: 400
On Sale: 20/04/2017
SKU: MW170501
5,49 €
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REGULARS

PREFLIGHT

Introducing this issue

TAKE OFF

Latest R/C model flying news

SHOP WINDOW

A look at the latest R/C products

HIGH TENSION

Over many years Ivan V has been asked the question, ‘What material makes the best cylinder liners?’ Here he discusses the pros and cons of diff erent type of liners and off ers his opinion as to what constitutes the best cylinder liner for model petrol engines

SCALE SOARING

Chris Williams reports from the last Ghost Squadron Aerotow of 2016, held in mid-October. He also helps maiden a Schweizer TG3 built by his fl ying chum, Motley and fi nishes his latest project, the Wassmer Super Javelot, built to the same 1:3.25 scale as his popular Slingsby Kite 2a

BRIT IN BRITTANY

Subtitled ‘Model Mangles’, in his latest article Dave Goodenough looks at a bout of model crashes at his local club and how a particularly nasty dose of ‘vertical vector virus’ began to infect him and his fellow Breton club-mates, laying waste to foamie ARTF and built-up models alike

DIARY DATES

More event listings for the spring and summer model fl ying seasons ahead

THE SPORT CHANNEL

Another batch of sport and retro model topics from Gray

NEXT ISSUE

Coming up in next month’s RC Model World

REVIEWS

SUPER EZ

FMS off er a wide selection of PNP (Plug And Play) aeroplanes. Included in this line-up, which range from beginner models all the way to EDF jets, is the FMS Super EZ, an advanced trainer with a surprising amount of aerobatic potential

EDGE 540 V3 TOXIC

Brian Collins checks out the latest profi le aerobatic model from Hacker Model Production. Off ering simplicity, relative low cost and excellent performance, Hacker’s profi le models are manufactured from EPP foam, which makes them ideal for practising 3D fl ying close to the ground!

POWERPAL 2.0

James Crozier takes a look at the Powerpal 2.0 from Etronix, a basic no frills ‘all-in-one’ charger and discharger. At just under fi fty pounds it might just be what you’re looking for if you are in the market for a budget solution for charging your R/C battery packs

JETI DC-24

Frank Skilbeck fl ies with Jeti’s top line R/C system, which is aimed at turbine jets, moulded gliders and other high performance model aircraft. The DC-24 transmits on 2.4 GHz with a 900 MHz back-up system and incorporates a colour display and haptic feedback through the sticks

FEATURES

GARDAN MINICAB GY20

To toast the publication of our 400th issue we have reprinted a revised version of RC Model World’s very fi rst Plan Feature. Designed by Dave Womersley, this highly detailed 1:4 scale model of the Minicab has a 75 inch wingspan and suits a .60-.90 size two-stroke glow engine

EDF ON THE UP

John Stennard keeps us updated on developments at the budget end of the electric jet scene In this feature he looks at two EDF models that, at fi rst sight, did not look promising candidates for any type of modifi cation but which, in fact, provided interesting and rewarding projects

THE 400

As RC Model World celebrates its 400th edition, Kevin Crozier looks back at the state of R/C modelling back in the early 1980s and how it has evolved from the viewpoint of RC Model World as we reached each one of our subsequent centennial editions!

PICK YOUR OWN PLAN

Here’s another chance to grab a mega-discount off the price of one or more selected plans from the Traplet Plans Service. Will you choose a DH Mosquito or a HW-4 Flamingo scale glider? Or, if electric models are your thing, how about a Razor 90 EP sportster or go scale with a Tiger Moth

ELECTRIC INDOOR MASTERS

Mark Wilcockson reports on all the fl ying action following another weekend of top class aerobatic fl ying at the Metrodome Arena in Barnsley over the weekend of 14th and 15th January, 2017. The EIM has fi rmly established itself as one of the premier indoor aerobatic events in the country

CRI-CRI COMPLETE!

John Higgins provides a short update on his magnifi cent twin electric Cri-Cri, which we have serialised over the past three issues. He has added an interior structure to the cockpit and fabricated a false fl oor to cover the R/C gear. A large pilot fi gure was also required

THE STRENGTH INSIDE YOUR MODEL

John Bristow from Deluxe Materials focuses on some particularly common types of adhesives, notably PVAs and epoxies. In Part 2 of this article he looks at water based, air drying adhesives, the most common being polyvinyl acetate, more commonly known as PVA

NUREMBERG DRONES ON!

In recent years the Nuremberg Toy Fair, held this year in early February, has seen more and more companies off ering a bewildering array of camera drones, racing drones and toy drones. Barry Atkinson shows us a small taster of the many multirotors on display

CLUBMAN AEROBATICS

As an experiment for 2017, pilots with a BMFA ‘A’ Certifi cate are welcome to fl y at GBR/CAA aerobatic competitions, says Ashley Hoyland, PRO of the Great Britain R/C Aerobatic Association. The Clubman schedule is designed to link basic manoeuvres together, like loops and rolls

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