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Latest 5 books

Model Aeroplanes and their Motors
 
 

07/02/2017 | RCL#1744
Model Aeroplanes and their Motors
George A. Cavanagh
1916. "A Practical Book for Beginners" from the Model Editor, Aerial Age... more

Airships Past and Present
 
 

27/01/2017 | RCL#1733
Airships Past and Present
A. Hildebrandt
1908. Fascinating study of "Airships Past and Present: together with... more

Harper's Aircraft Book
 
 

20/01/2017 | RCL#1726
Harper's Aircraft Book
A. Hyatt Verrill
1913. "Why Aeroplanes Fly, How To Make Models, and All About Aircraft,... more

Airscrews for the Aeromodeller
 
 

05/01/2017 | RCL#1711
Airscrews for the Aeromodeller
R.H. Warring
1942. Overview of the theory behind airscrews for models, by the legendary... more

Modeling, Detailing, Painting, Weathering WWII Aircraft
 
 

31/12/2016 | RCL#1706
Modeling, Detailing, Painting, Weathering WWII Aircraft
Francois Verlinden
1998. "Modeling, Detailing, Painting, Weathering WWII Aircraft ... and... more

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Latest 5 magazines

Model Aircraft 1946/12 December
 
 

17/02/2017 | RCL#1754
Model Aircraft 1946/12 December
The Journal of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers Vol. 5, No. 12... more

AeroModeller 1953/09 September
 
 

16/02/2017 | RCL#1753
AeroModeller 1953/09 September
Vol. XVIII, No. 212 CONTENTS Special Features: "Bluebottle"... more

Modelar 1973/08 August
 
 

15/02/2017 | RCL#1752
Modelar 1973/08 August
Vol. XXIV, No. 8 of the monthly Czech language modelling magazine.... more

Grid Leaks 1959/03 March-April
 
 

14/02/2017 | RCL#1751
Grid Leaks 1959/03 March-April
"The R/C Data service" Vol. 1, No. 9 CONTENTS Build a Monitor and FSM... more

RCM 1971/12 December
 
 

13/02/2017 | RCL#1750
RCM 1971/12 December
Vol. 8, No. 12 CONTENTS Letters From RCM Readers From the Shop - Don... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Profile Publications No. 024: Hawker Hurricane IIC
 
 

19/02/2017 | RCL#1756
Profile Publications No. 024: Hawker Hurricane IIC
Francis K. Mason,  1965. ...more

German WWI printable lozenge fabric
 
 

18/02/2017 | RCL#1755
German WWI printable lozenge fabric
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Profile Publications No. 023: Messerschmitt Bf 110
 
 

12/02/2017 | RCL#1749
Profile Publications No. 023: Messerschmitt Bf 110
Martin C. Windrow,  1965. ...more

Profile Publications No. 022: Fiat CR. 32
 
 

05/02/2017 | RCL#1742
Profile Publications No. 022: Fiat CR. 32
Gianni Cattaneo,  1965. ...more

Profile Publications No. 021: Bristol Fighter
 
 

29/01/2017 | RCL#1735
Profile Publications No. 021: Bristol Fighter
J.M. Bruce,  1965. ...more

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Latest User Comments

Hi Andres - sorry about this. I'm afraid we can't fix it, as that's just the way this issue was sent in to us. I guess those pages were missing from the original magazine they scanned. Does anyone out there have a paper copy of this RCM issue? Could you scan the missing pages and share them with us? We'd all be very grateful :)
Mary : RCM 1971/08 August : RCL#1722 : 19/02/2017

On the RCM 1971/08 August PDF file, submission date: 16/01/2017, the pages 31 through 34 were missing. I'm so interested in the BE2E article and plans. I would appreciate if you can resolve this.
AndresAcuna : RCM 1971/08 August : RCL#1722 : 19/02/2017

Fantastic, Daithi! Many thanks :)
Mary : German WWI printable lozenge fabric : RCL#1755 : 19/02/2017

The Old Warden example is a 'restored' one. The only definitive D VII with lozenge fabric is at Knowlton in Canada; it's the only unrestored D VII in the world. There's a good collection of photos of that here: www.aerofile.info/wordpress which also shows the "hier anheben/hier nicht anheben" ("lift/don’t lift here") markings. There's a lot of detail on that that gets overlooked. Unfortunately, the Morell ASI (the anemometer) is missing, but the offset fin and windshield are there (again, often overlooked details, especially the 'cutout' at the bottom right of the windshield). But keep in mind that fabric dyes do fade, especially in the open air. The Old Warden example, while it does use printed fabric (made with modern dyes) hasn't been exposed to the elements. To print on tissue – overlap a sheet of standard paper with the tissue (use a photomount adhesive to 'fix it on the back of the sheet) and just run it through. You may need to join sets to fill an A4 and/or an A3 sheet but any decent graphics app will let you do that.
Daithi : German WWI printable lozenge fabric : RCL#1755 : 19/02/2017

Great feedback Arnaldo, many thanks. Daithi - any chance of that article?!
Mary : German WWI printable lozenge fabric : RCL#1755 : 18/02/2017

It is an excellent idea, I really liked it. Now I would very much like an article (for lack of a better word) to go with it, explaining how he has printed it: tissue(s) used, printer, technique, etc. Yes, I do remember seeing such articles occasionally in the hobby press, and have a rough idea how it is done but this would not come amiss. One question, if I may. The 4-colour lower surfaces colours seem a little pale when compared with the fabric I saw and photographed at Old Warden - which one is right, I wonder?? Anyway, excellent work - and excellent idea on your part to include it.
ArnaldoCorreia : German WWI printable lozenge fabric : RCL#1755 : 18/02/2017

The usual problem with downloading is just opening the link. What does work is to right click on it and (in Firefox) 'download as' – this saves the download. PDF files have a tendency not to actually download but to open in the browser.
Daithi : RCM 1971/12 December : RCL#1750 : 15/02/2017

A couple of people have been in touch to say they can't download this issue of RCM. It works fine for us on our PCs at this end, using two different browsers, and we can see it's been downloaded by other people too. But maybe more of you are having problems? If you are - apologies! - please can you let me know, and tell me what internet browser you're using. Thanks.
Mary : RCM 1971/12 December : RCL#1750 : 14/02/2017

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Latest News

Steve and I are having a few days holiday over Christmas, so it will take a bit longer than usual to reply to your messages. We wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year :) Mary x
24/12/2016

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.
22/07/2016

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