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Latest 5 books

Simple Radio Control
 
 

28/09/2016 | RCL#1612
Simple Radio Control
H.G. Hundleby
1955. Comprehensive introduction to radio control flying from Harry... more

AeroModeller Annual 1966-67
 
 

23/09/2016 | RCL#1606
AeroModeller Annual 1966-67
D.J. Laidlaw-Dickson & R.G. Moulton (Eds.)
1966. "A review of the year's aeromodelling throughout the world in theory... more

Petrol-Engined Model Aircraft
 
 

20/09/2016 | RCL#1600
Petrol-Engined Model Aircraft
C.E. Bowden
1945. "Petrol-Engined Model Aircraft (With Notes on Diesels)" This is the... more

Design and Construction of Flying Model Aircraft
 
 

17/09/2016 | RCL#1595
Design and Construction of Flying Model Aircraft
D.A. Russell
1940. "This book in no way deals with full-sized aerodynamics. It was first... more

How to Build and Fly a Vought-Corsair
 
 

07/09/2016 | RCL#1574
How to Build and Fly a Vought-Corsair
Thomas L. Bulger
1930. How to Build Model Airplanes, Number 1 Published c. 1930 Edited by... more

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Latest 5 magazines, catalogues, other

AeroModeller 1941/03 March
 
 

27/09/2016 | RCL#1611
AeroModeller 1941/03 March
Vol. VI, No. 64 "Incorporating the Model Aeroplane Constructor"... more

RCM 1970/04 April
 
 

26/09/2016 | RCL#1610
RCM 1970/04 April
Vol. 7, No. 4 CONTENTS Viewpoint - Don Dewey Gems - Jim Simpson/ Jim... more

Profile Publications No. 3: Focke-Wulf Fw 190A
 
 

25/09/2016 | RCL#1609
Profile Publications No. 3: Focke-Wulf Fw 190A
Third issue of the 'Aircraft in Profile' series, launched by British... more

Model Builder 1971/12 December
 
 

24/09/2016 | RCL#1608
Model Builder 1971/12 December
Vol. 1, No. 3 ARTICLES Workbench - Bill Northrop Free-Flight - Mel... more

Grid Leaks 1958/05 May-June
 
 

22/09/2016 | RCL#1604
Grid Leaks 1958/05 May-June
"The R/C Data Service" Vol. 1, No. 4 CONTENTS Boom in RC Boats Grid... more

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Latest 5 patents

Patent: Model Airplane Kit
 
 

21/09/2016 | RCL#1601
Patent: Model Airplane Kit
US No. 6,306,004 B1,  Rodney K. Farrar,  2001. ...more

Patent: Folded Glider
 
 

20/09/2016 | RCL#1599
Patent: Folded Glider
US No. 4,307,536,  Roy L. English & Irene F. English,  1981. ...more

Patent: Overcontrol Preventer for Miniature Captive Airplanes
 
 

19/09/2016 | RCL#1597
Patent: Overcontrol Preventer for Miniature Captive Airplanes
US No. 3,110,126,  Minor G. Kretzmer, Jr,  1963. ...more

Patent: Control System for Model Airplanes
 
 

18/09/2016 | RCL#1596
Patent: Control System for Model Airplanes
US No. 2,624,152,  Kenneth D. Sneed,  1953. ...more

Patent: Toy Helicopter
 
 

17/09/2016 | RCL#1594
Patent: Toy Helicopter
US No. 2,382,347,  Edward C. Streater,  1945. ...more

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Latest User Comments

Is it just me, or is this month's cover slightly bizarre?!
Mary : RCM 1970/04 April : RCL#1610 : 26/09/2016

I agree, Lorenz, it is very difficult to read this typeface. If anyone out there would like to offer us a translation, I'm sure many people would very grateful!
Mary : Der Bau von Flugmodellen : RCL#1024 : 19/09/2016

Stamer and Lippisch being two of the greatest names in German gliding, this book is a real gem. However it is not only written in German but set in an ancient typeface (Fraktur I believe) which makes for real hard reading even if you are fluent in German.
LorenzMuller : Der Bau von Flugmodellen : RCL#1024 : 19/09/2016

That makes sense - good suggestion!
Mary : Halfax Catalogue : RCL#1539 : 24/08/2016

At a guess Mary, 'Halifax' was already registered as a company (probably the eponymous Building Society) and Halfax was just used to get round that.
Daithi : Halfax Catalogue : RCL#1539 : 24/08/2016

Hi Mary, the model on the cover of the book and Aeromodeller magazine was the "Swallow" by C.E. Bowden, published in his book, Petrol-Engined Model Aircraft (1945). Elliptical wing and white body with red arrows are distinctive features of Col. Bowden designs.
Pit : History of Model Aircraft : RCL#1537 : 20/08/2016

Well spotted, Marty! They appear to be slightly different versions of the same picture by C. Rupert Moore, Aeromodeller's resident artist in the 1940s and '50s. Maybe Bowden particularly liked this image and asked Moore to redraw it for the cover of his book? Does anyone know which airplane it is?
Mary : History of Model Aircraft : RCL#1537 : 19/08/2016

Interesting this copy of Bowden's 1946 book has the same cover as Aeromodeller, September 1940 edition here ... coincidence or not?
Marty : History of Model Aircraft : RCL#1537 : 19/08/2016

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You might have noticed that we've stopped adding patents to RCLibrary. We felt that interest was waning and decided that 282 is probably enough for now :) We are planning to replace this stream of content with something new soon, probably 3-views. But my son goes into hospital for major spinal surgery this week, so new initiatives are on hold til he's home and fully recovered. I hope you understand. Thank you for your ongoing support for, and interest in, RCL, Mary x
25/09/2016

I'll be away on holiday from tomorrow August 25, back on September 5. I'll answer any emails when I'm home :) Mary
24/08/2016

Oh no! I've just accidentally, but permanently, deleted all the cover images. I'm not looking forward to telling Steve when he gets back from work. Please bear with me while I start the process of replacing them all.
18/08/2016

Added new quick links for magazines that are part of a series eg RCM, MAN, AeroModeller etc. Now, if you click on the series name below each individual magazine title you can see all issues we have in that series.
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