Radio Control Jet International - February/March 2003...

• 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.