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Model Making
 
 

14/06/2018 | RCL#2199
Model Making
Raymond Francis Yates (Ed.)
1919. "Model Making, including Workshop Practice, Design and Construction... more

Aircam Aviation Series No. S17 (Vol. 1): 50 Fighters 1938-1945
 
 

09/06/2018 | RCL#2194
Aircam Aviation Series No. S17 (Vol. 1): 50 Fighters 1938-1945
Richard Ward
1973. Aircam Aviation Series, No. S17 (Vol. 1) 50 Fighters 1938-1945... more

Air Trails Annual 1953
 
 

26/05/2018 | RCL#2180
Air Trails Annual 1953
Albert L. Lewis
1953. Air Trails Model Annual for 1953 CONTENTS "Over 100 model plane... more

Aircam Aviation Series No. 10: Lockheed P-38 Lightning
 
 

24/05/2018 | RCL#2178
Aircam Aviation Series No. 10: Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Christopher F. Shores & Richard Ward
1968. Aircam Aviation Series, No. 10 Lockheed P-38 Lightning in USAAF,... more

How to Build and Fly a Glider
 
 

15/05/2018 | RCL#2169
How to Build and Fly a Glider
Arch Whitehouse
1929. "A complete instruction booklet on the art of gliding as it is... more

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Latest 5 magazines

Popular Mechanics 1905/02 February
 
 

16/06/2018 | RCL#2201
Popular Mechanics 1905/02 February
Vol. VII, No. 2 Multiple articles covering popular science and... more

Air Trails 1939/10 October
 
 

15/06/2018 | RCL#2200
Air Trails 1939/10 October
Vol. XIII, No. 1 CONTENTS Articles: Air Cops in the Land of the... more

Model Builder 1975/08 August
 
 

13/06/2018 | RCL#2198
Model Builder 1975/08 August
Vol. 5, No. 44 CONTENTS Features: Workbench - Bill Northrop Over the... more

Model Aircraft 1956/11 November
 
 

12/06/2018 | RCL#2197
Model Aircraft 1956/11 November
"The Journal of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers" No. 185,... more

RCM 1977/07 July
 
 

11/06/2018 | RCL#2196
RCM 1977/07 July
Vol. 14, No. 7 CONTENTS From the Shop Cunningham on RC Engine... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Profile Publications No. 089: Savoia Marchetti S.M.79
 
 

17/06/2018 | RCL#2202
Profile Publications No. 089: Savoia Marchetti S.M.79
Giorgio Apostolo,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 088: Ilyushin Il-2
 
 

10/06/2018 | RCL#2195
Profile Publications No. 088: Ilyushin Il-2
Witold Liss,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 087: Fokker C V
 
 

03/06/2018 | RCL#2188
Profile Publications No. 087: Fokker C V
G.H. Kamphuis,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 086: Siemens Schuckert D III & IV
 
 

27/05/2018 | RCL#2181
Profile Publications No. 086: Siemens Schuckert D III & IV
Peter L. Gray,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 085: R.E.8
 
 

20/05/2018 | RCL#2174
Profile Publications No. 085: R.E.8
J.M. Bruce,  1966. ...more

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Latest User Comments

This is fascinating, Chris. I've never heard of a slug as a unit of anything before. Except whisky maybe! ;)
Mary : RCM 1977/07 July : RCL#2196 : 12/06/2018

RCM 1977 July Part B Pages 82 - 84: The article on 'Dimensional Methods in Aircraft Modeling' attracted my attention. When I did my Aeronautical Engineering degree in 1965-68, we used a unit called 'slugs' in the calculation of air density. It was a convenient way of getting rid of the gravitational constant. None of my non aeronautical engineering colleagues ever believed there was a unit of mass called a slug. And surprise, surprise, dear old Bill Carter does his calculations in this article using slugs. Oh the sweet nostalgia !! I make the proposal for one of the 'win a million' shows, that the 1 million question is something like 'what are slugs, blobs, slinches and glugs' ? Go google (or ask the audience or your telephone partner) !!!
ChrisPinn : RCM 1977/07 July : RCL#2196 : 12/06/2018

Hi there! A comment was written in this Profile Pub stating that the page with the usual 5-view was absent. Please find my copy attached containing the missing page [added to site just now]. I am aware that Hippocketaero have a collection hosted but I think this came from a different source, can't remember who. Cheers!
MiguelMorao : Profile Publications No. 086: Siemens Schuckert D III & IV : RCL#2181 : 07/06/2018

Thanks for spotting this, Arnaldo. The scan was submitted to us like this, but I will see if I can find the missing pages elsewhere on the internet and add them to our file.
Mary : Profile Publications No. 086: Siemens Schuckert D III & IV : RCL#2181 : 28/05/2018

Hi Mary and Steve, I am sorry but the usual 5V page at the beginning of the Profile is missing from Profile 86.
Arnaldo : Profile Publications No. 086: Siemens Schuckert D III & IV : RCL#2181 : 28/05/2018

I recently found this reprint of a 1929 pamphlet on How to Build and Fly a Glider by Arch Whitehouse. He covers building the Whitehouse Wasp, which appears to be a copy of the 1926 Lippisch Zoegling or Hols der Teufel primary glider or 1928 Northrop primary glider. With your recent publishing of the 1930s Model Airplane News with articles about learning to fly on this type of glider, I thought this might be a good reference addition to the library. Lately, I'm on a 1920s & '30s primary glider kick for some unknown reason and have been looking up all the relevant period documentation that was published. I've found several, but not all of the Flugzeugbau und Luftfahrt pamphlets (Hefts 11,12,13,14,17&18) from Germany and can't find How to Build and Fly Gliders by Hugo Gernsback from 1929. If any other readers have these on their book shelves, it would be good to get them converted to pdf and archived somewhere for all to use before there's a house cleaning or garage sale and these important booklets from way back then disappear. They're 80 or 90 years old and mostly paperback books. They're importance has a tendency to be overlooked, just like old magazines.
Randy : How to Build and Fly a Glider : RCL#2169 : 15/05/2018

This book is a GEM for a newbie engine builder like me. Thank you RCLibrary!
Bill : Model Aero Engine Encyclopedia : RCL#1996 : 12/05/2018

Hi Mary, about the accident with the Chipmunk, the picture could be entitled "the dying swan". She was Ms Socorro Swan, a Latin actress famous in the series "Incredible Hulk", "Colombo" and the "Romper Room", a child's entertainment tv program [see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyJbGALB31I&t=262s]
Pit_Italy : RCM 1976/08 August : RCL#2127 : 12/04/2018

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Apologies for not adding any new titles for a few days. My sister's had a baby and I'm helping out :) Things should get back to normal by next week. Mary x
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Hello lovely readers :) I've decided to take a wee break. I'm heading to the seaside tomorrow & will return on Saturday Feb 3. Nothing like the North Sea in winter to chase the cobwebs away! I won't be adding new titles or answering email while I'm away, so please be patient til I'm home. Thank you, Mary x
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