From The Cockpit: Simon Delaney brings the latest news & views from the international world of jet modelling.
Event: Lake Wales Jets, Johanna Smith gives a visitors view of the 9th Florida International Jet Rally.
Reference: Scale documentation, photos & technical data for the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star.
Review: Simjet 1200 Turbojet on test. Integrated starter & 13.4lb thrust make this 2.8lb turbine a great contender.
Review: Real Designs Flight Data Recorder for accurate readings of altitude, speed & g-forces during flight.
Event: Maine Jet Rally, George Leu reports from the 6th New England annual Jet gathering in Biddeford.
Review: Dick Spreadbury checks out the latest video in the David Platt scale series.
Event: Jets Over Pampa, Wim Reynders reports from the partly rain lashed mid summer event in Belgium.
Review: AMT NL Pegasus HP. Testing the latest 35lb thrust turbine unit from Advanced Micro Turbines.
Review: Colin Straus continues with part 2 of his review of the Mick Reeves English Electric Lightning.
News: Gas Turbine Builders Association (GTBA) & International Jet Model Committee (IJMC) latest updates & information.
Impeller: Gordon Whitehead checks out the latest new kits for electric ducted fan power & features some stunning readers models.
Fan Fayre: Simon Delaney finds out what's new in the jet world from Orbit Electronics, Ripmax, Mick Reeves, Plastex UK & Weston UK.
Feature: New To Turbines? Starting out in Jet modelling or considering the jump to turbine power. Start here for the best insight into getting airborne.
Classifieds: For Sale, Web Directory, Readers Adverts, Shoppers Directory & Advertisers Index.
|Radio Control Model Flyer - February 2003...|
Lift Off: Cockpit editorial with Ken Sheppard as well as the latest news & views from the aviation world.
Review: Bücker Jungmann from Topgun. 66" span ARTF aerobatic biplane trainer for .90 - 1.20 power & 4 channel r/x.
Trade Visit: David Boddington gets an insider look at the new J. Perkins distribution centre in Kent.
Workshop: Gemini - catapult launched foam glider gets the Rapier rocket treatment from Roger Chapman.
Motor Mouth: Don Billingham reviews the ultra compact RCV58 CD 4 stroke. Ideal low profile power for modelling.
Watts New: The Black Art with Graham Iredale has more indoor flying & an indoor 3D electric helicopter.
Review: Boomerang 40. A 61" span ARTF trainer with engine & radio supplied & fitted straight out of the box.
FREE PLAN: Skyleada Bantam designed by Ron Warring. 26.5" span freeflight vintage style for G120 C0² power. Revisited by David Deadman.
Workshop: Part 2 of Matthew Keenon's insight into Muscle Wire with a light weight actuator.
Rally Retro: David Boddington reports on his visit to the the annual Woodvale Rally.
Feature: Carovan plan designed by Eric Marsden. 42" span free flight flying wing for .20 engines.
Review: Piper J3 Cub breezy day park flyer. 36" span balsa kit for 280 motor & 3 channel micro r/x
Workshop: Electrickery goes brushless with an Axi conversion for the Ripmax ARTF F4U Corsair.
Motor Mouth: Clean up your act with part 1 of restoring an old gunged up 2 stroke engine.
FF Contest: Phil Ball reports from The Stonehenge Cup as British flyers gain top places.
Workshop: Ken Swailes gives more money saving ideas for re-cycling everyday items.
Hotline: Forthcoming events in the flying calendar with detailed listings to September.
Trading Post: New modelling goods from Ripmax, Motors & Rotors, 308 Hobbies, J. Perkins & Irvine.
Review: Mini Max by Wattage. 40" span foam park flyer for geared 280 power & 3 channel micro r/x.
Review: Armchair flying with new books from Windsock, SAM 35 & Midland Counties Publications.
Control Line Basics: Part 3 of David Deadmans Second Time Around - and Around series.
Classifieds: Model Flyer readers free adverts, Plans Service, Buyers Guide & Web Directory.
Touchdown: David Boddington clears the spare room of 20 years of accumulated literature.
|RC Model World - February 2003...|
Take Off: Peter Dawson leads off with Ed Start, looking at trends in aeromodelling as a hobby & an industry.
Shop Window: Great new modelling products from Ripmax, FibreClassics, Puffin Models, Flair Products, R.S.B Aviation, Weston UK, GWS & J Perkins.
Review: P-51 Mustang from Hangar 9. Sport Scale ARTF, 65" span, for .60 2 stroke to 1.00 4 stroke & 5/6 channel r/x.
Best In Scale. Model vintage tyres made easy & look at some replica full size aircraft with Philip S. Kent
Light Flight: John Stennard explains exponential, looks at a new Fokker & checks out some more slow fly craft.
Net Trawl: Showing the way to more interesting modelling & aviation websites with David Thomas.
Feature: Electric Conversion for the Ultimate 30 as Josh Spiers gives it the 10 cell & brushless treatment.
Aerodynamic Forum: Alasdair Sutherland explains side thrust, what happens during knife edge & critical shape of wing leading edge.
Knowledge: Flying field etiquette, Tom Wilkinson gives some brief guidance for beginners on the do's & do not's at the strip.
Jets: Dick Spreadbury reveals a monster C-17 from Ireland, reports on a couple of international events, checks out the latest AVF video & shows how to lag a jet pipe.
Soarers Spot: Jargon busting, an Opto-Isolator, the EPP scene & the 2002 F3F & 60" EPP slope league results from Mike Shellim.
Big Stuff: Clive Hall does some simulator testing on the big stuff project, demonstrates a home made glow clip & shows how to remove balsa dings.
Charged Flying: Putting the seasons bits together with a look at flight pack shape variations & combinations with Stephen Mettam.
Pole To Pole: Alan Brown continues with his how to build your own fuselage series & checks out the news of a new Club 40 Pylon racing class.
FREE PLAN: Farman Moustique 1 designed by Peter Rake. 37" span, sport scale, golden age monoplane for geared 400 motor, 8 cells & 3 channel r/x
Feature: Slingsby T45 Swallow 1:7 scale plan. Keith Humber gets gluing on the 76" span 1957 training glider designed for 3 channel standard or mini r/x.
Powerhouse: Steve Dorling reviews the new MDS 18 & finds it of high quality, easy to start, quiet, powerful & an absolute bargain.
The Sport Channel: More wise words, two left wings syndrome, preserving vintage model kits & the monthly look round the world of sports flyers with Gray.
Review: Paul Ireson tests the new Multiplex 4010DC field charger. Suitable for 1 to 10 cells, charge current from 100mA to 4000mA & features a temperature cut off safety sensor.
Review: Staudacher S-300 from Lanier R/C USA. 96" span large scale aerobatic model for 3.2 - 5.0 (52 - 81cc) 2 stroke engine & 4 or 5 channel r/x with 6 or 7 servos.
Feature: ARF Dead? Nigel Hawes explains how to easily & effectively repair those crashed ready to fly models without break the bank.
Diary Dates: What's coming up in the modelling calendar with events, shows, meetings, sales & fly-ins listed right through to December
Flight Lines: Wet September at Inverness & Renfrewshire in Scotland & TOC 2002 Tournament of Champions held at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Classifieds: Services, Flight Training, Plans, Holidays, Clubs, Advertisers Index, Shopper's Directory & Readers Free Adverts.
|Flying Scale Models - February 2003...|
Contact: Myths, Celebrations, Updates & Announcements for the 2003 Scale R/C season.
Office Hours: Part 2 of the 'how-to' of cockpit detailing to make that model as realistic as possible.
FREE PLAN 1: Chiribiri N5 designed by Peter Rake. 30" span, Golden Era sport scale model for geared 150 motor.
FREE PLAN 2: Baby Stahlwerk. John Cindery builds the 29.5" span parasol wing model for geared 150 motor.
Scale Master Class: Part 4 of Eric Coates definitive series originally published in Aeromodeller.
Techno Scale: Mike Evatt browses the internet for more scale aeromodelling related web sites.
Master Models: Curtiss JN-4D Jenny built by Bill Giesemeyer is a brilliant replica of the 1920s Icon.
Scale Detail: Original photos, drawings & colour schemes for the Curtiss JN4 Jenny, a truly famous WWI bi-plane with a lot of history.
Feature: Kirby T-31M Motor Tutor plan designed by Peter Miller. 72" span motor-glider for geared 600 size motor, 7 cells & 4 channel r/x.
The Quiet Zone: Peter Rake previews a new kit from Sweden & presents a selection of readers electric powered models, including a couple designed by Peter himself.
Scale Classics: David Deadman looks at the 1/32nd all sheet balsa models of Ken Mcdonough & introduces the reprinted original article.
Feature: Hand carving scale props by Dave Brown. A practical guide for the beginner to making practical scale props for flying models.
Shelf Life: Max Sarches gets into the latest publications of interest to scale aeromodellers & aviation enthusiasts alike.
Where There's Scale: Diary dates for the coming season with listings for electric, indoor, large scale, national events, swap-meets & auctions.
Classifieds: Dealer Directory & readers advertisements.
|RCM&E - February 2003...|
Switch On: Editorial with Graham Ashby & the latest radio control news & views from around the modelling world.
Counterpoint: New model products from Ripmax, J.Perkins, Multiplex, Robbe, VMAR & ModelTech/ YT International.
Review: JR XP-662. The latest 6 channel entry level transmitter, feature packed & now with digital trims.
Weekenders: Alex Whittaker heads in from cloud covered Welsh mountains for his monthly model mutterings.
Wizard Of Oz: More down under doings from Brian Winch with an interesting letter regarding frequency changes.
Hints & Tips: More useful solutions to everyday modelling problems presented by Peter Norrington
Review: Protech Cougar ARTF. 60" span low wing sports aerobatic model for .46 size 2 strokes & 4 channel r/x.
Feature: Miss Millie designed by Mike Keay & Bert Jansson. 68" span Golden Era sport scale bi-plane for 150 4 stroke power & 4 channel r/x.
Fly Electric: Nigel Hawes looks at some new 400 size can motors with a little bit of extra oomph without the extra cost of going brushless.
FREE PLAN: P-47ish Funderbolt designed by Michael Parry. 45" span fun/sport lookalike warbird, built up construction, for .40 size 2 stroke & 4 channel r/x.
Scale Forum: Duncan Hutson gives a step by step guide to building a detailed scale model from plans with advice on every stage of construction.
All Write: Readers get the chance to air a view, offer advice, ask a question or point out some publication errors that creep in from time to time.
Flying Sparks: Dave Chinnery checks out Roy Thompson's conversion of a popular IC fun-fly model to electric power & looks over a number of different models.
From Up Here: Campaigning the younger generation for the prosperity of future aeromodelling is Chas Gardiner's goal, with a wealth of advice for the would be starter.
Going Places: Diary Dates for the coming season with swap-meets, indoor session, competitions, fun-flys & trade shows listed to mid March.
Review: FVK Bandit 2. 55" span high performance hotliner suited for brushless 400 size motor installations & 10 cell flight packs. Requires 4 channel r/x.
Feature: Part 2 of Tony Nijhuis's Lancaster upsize to 11ft span for geared 600 motor or I/C power nears completion at the build is finished & the test flight is carried out.
R/C Technique: Joe Di Prima describes the design & build of Charlie Meyers ultimate pre flight field safety bench for easy single handed model flight preparation.
Quiet Corner. Tai Ji 40 ARTF F3A conversion to electric. Simon Cocker installs the Jeti Phasor 45/3 brushless motor, matched Opto Isolated speed controller & 14 x 2400mAh cells.
Build It: Beechcraft Bonanza part 4. Gerard Feeney fights off his nerves after a painstaking build to finally roll out the Bonanza for take off.
Report: Alex Whittaker heads north for the Geordie Nationals and spends a few days at the Durham venue to provide a full correspondence.
Classifieds: Services, Flight Tuition, Courses, Shop Guide & Readers Adverts:
Barnstormer: Lord Bertram dishes out more double barrelled country justice to the infernal gl*d*rists whilst evading scandal in the Sunday papers.
|Model Helicopter World - February 2003...|
Collectively Speaking: Editorial musings from Jon Tanner & news from around the world of model helicopters.
Sales Pitch: New products from Motors & Rotors, Thunder Tiger, Robbe Schlüter, J. Perkins& JR/MacGregor.
From The Ground Up: Richard Morris attends the Vario South West fly-in for some turbine action.
What's On: Diary dates for helicopter gatherings, model shows, swap meets, indoor sessions & displays.
USA Heli Scene: Tom Scully discovers what's new with the upgraded Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2.
Scale By Scale: Sean Brown gets the family involved at the UK Helicopter Championships competition.
Competitive Streak: A look aback at last year & what to look forward to for next season with Adrian Richardson.
Feature:: Vario EC135 for turbine power. Using JetCat PHT3 turbine mechanics & some clever installation tricks Dave Hollins joins the helicopter jet set.
Review: SST Eagle Freya EX WC from Hirobo. 90 size competition class helicopter with some incredible features as standard.
Improving The Breed: Upgrading an engine is John Bottomley's topic this month, with additional cooling and uprated parts to prolong the life of that aging heli engine.
Charged Rotors: Mark Juhrig looks at choosing the right motor for your electric helicopter & investigates a series of brushless offerings for the job.
Review: Hirobo Shuttle Plus. Russ Deakin checks out the latest offering on the entry level shelf & finds out if it is worthy of model of the year.
Report: The 2002 Scottish Nationals. F3C, Sport, Scale, Freestyle& more as Ian Corse writes from north of the border with full results.
Close Encounters: Trick new upgrades for the Thunder Tiger Raptor 50. Russ Deaking gets a bagful of goodies from Quick UK, NHP & Hatori.
Turning & Burning: Solving a starting problem & a detailed look at how to perform a perfect stall turn with Rob Creasey.
Classifieds: Services, Holidays, Readers adverts, Websites, Advertisers Index & International Shopper Directory.
|Aviation Modeller International - February 2003...|
Pre-Flight: News, updates & announcements from the BMFA & BEFA AGM's for the 2002 year round up.
What, When, Where: Diary dates for the coming year with listings throughout the 2003 season.
Contest Aerobatics: Alasdair Sutherland reports from the 2002 Tournament of Champions held in Las Vegas, USA.
Feature: Chris Ward converts a 1940s Fly Baby to electric power for some clean, quiet, nostalgic memories.
All Electric: Voltair's column focuses on longer duration park fly packs, micro receivers & the Phat-Fly mini helicopter.
Technique: Shove off says Gerard Feeney as he looks at the various methods of hand launching a model aeroplane.
Review: GWS 47 Mk II. Steve Dorling tests the latest offering from China with this powerful 2 stroke.
Aero Modeller: E-Rat is a simple electric power modification by John Stroud for the popular indoor free flight classic the Hangar Rat.
Report: FAI Contest Control Lone at the Grand Prix de France with John Woodside bringing updates & full results from across the channel.
Free Flight file: Trevor Grey examines Dave Hippersons 1/2A power design, studies more wing sections & updates with recent contest results.
Free Flight Scale: Scale Matters with Bill Dennis looking at new models, undercarriages, scale colours, an end of season F/F contest & a look at some R/C scale.
Control Line Technique: Tight Lines reveals 'Project X', looks at a carrier deck launching system & a new speed competition with Mike Broadbent.
Control Line Scale: In Scale Circles has Bernard Seal showing a new electronic control handle, taking the first flights with his Fiat CR42 bi-plane & enjoying a spot of R/C for a change.
Feature: Excel In Anger looks at Mike Evatt getting down to crunching numbers using a computer spreadsheet as an aid to building & flying his model aircraft.
Space Modelling: Scale rockets & rocket powered free flight models at the 2nd Ruma cup at Velika Radicini in Serbia reported on by Stuart Lodge.
Power Scale Soaring: Silent Power with Steve Griffiths casts a weather eye at forecasts for flying days & advice on reinforcing hollow foam fuselages.
Web Walk: Mike Evatt goes on his monthly Webwalk to examine more modelling related internet web sites from around the world.
Review: Multiplex Pico-Baby. 37" span all foam ARTF indoor/park flyer. Ultra light weight design for geared 150 motor (supplied), 6 or 7 x 300mAh cells & 3 channel micro r/x
Scale Soaring: Silent Wings sees Chris Williams at the Southampton Soaring Society aerotow in Middle Wallop & a reminisce of the long summer nights spent silently on the slopes.
Feature: Bruce Able provides a useful tip for making sometimes hard to find triangular strip using his simple to build angled balsa stock jig.
Vintage: For Old Times' Sake takes Don Howie to Old Warden, gets him testing the very first Cox engine - the Space Bug .049 & looking at a 1953 Canadian design still popular in Australia.
Slope Soaring: Peter Beadle take in the View from the Hill, clears the decks for the 2003 building season, tips on threaded clevice attachment & an announcement from BARCS..
H.I.D.T: How I Did That gathers hints, tips & solutions from the AMI readership.
Classifieds: Plans Service, International Dealer Directory & free readers adverts.
|RC Scale International - January/February 2003...|
Briefing: Simon Delaney ushers in the new year edition with news & views from the international world of Scale modelling as well as diary dates for the coming scale season.
Holding Point: New products from Robart, Hacker Motors, Badger Airbrushes & Stuart Mackay Models.
Review: John Carpenter completes the Flair 1:4 scale Boeing PT-17 Stearman with finishing, detailing & flying tips.
Techniques: Part 1 of Dave Tilbury's new series on a guide to finishing beginning with the all important preparation.
Waypoints: Philip S. Kent does the rounds of the recent national & local scale events in the UK.
Readers Scale: Model from around the world include a Mk IIc Hurricane, 1:4 scale Chipmunk, Fairey Firefly & Me 109.
Report: Tom Wilkinson writes on the models & full size aircraft at Zwartkop scale 2002 from South Africa.
Review: Great Planes DH Tiger Moth. 1:5.5 scale ARF 71" span bi-plane for 90 size 4 stroke engine.
Report: Warbirds Over Dane. Chris Spierings attends the midwest scale event in Wisconsin USA.
Feature: Fokker DR.1 plan overview: 71" span 1:4 scale WW I tri-plane for 1.20 size 4 stroke engine.
Scale Documentation: AT-6 Harvard history, specifications, detailed pictures & 3 view drawings.
Review: Yellow Aircraft AT-6 Harvard. 101" span 1:5 scale WW II trainer for 60+cc petrol engine.
Feature: Part 2 of Eric Nicolle's overview of his highly detailed large scale Piper Bird Dog.
Rich Mixture: Gordon Whitehead lends his experience to help choose the ideal motor for a model.
Review: Books & DVDs feature in Richard Spreadbury's aviation related media slot.
Classifieds: Services, dealers, plans & readers free adverts.