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RCLibrary is a collection of old-time modeller books and periodicals, held online as PDF files for free download. Everything here is free. The library is open to everyone - you don't need to register or log in to download.


Latest Magazines

Here are the 4 newest Magazine titles uploaded. For more, see the Browse Magazines pages

AeroModeller 1944/08 August (RCL#2683) grey_line

AeroModeller 1944/08 August (RCL#2683)

by D.A. Russell & C.S. Rushbrooke (Eds.)

Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1953/06 June (RCL#2681) grey_line

Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1953/06 June (RCL#2681)

by Maurice Bayet (Ed.)

AeroModeller 1947/05 May (RCL#2680) grey_line

AeroModeller 1947/05 May (RCL#2680)

by D.A. Russell & C.S. Rushbrooke (Eds.)

Grid Leaks - Radio Control World 1966/09 September-October (RCL#2679) grey_line

Grid Leaks - Radio Control World 1966/09 September-October (RCL#2679)

by Paul Runge (Ed.)


Latest Books

Here are the 4 newest Book titles uploaded. For more, see the Browse Books pages

Model Aeronautical Digest (RCL#2682) grey_line

Model Aeronautical Digest (RCL#2682)

by R. Copland & R.H. Warring [Co-Editors]

Model Aeroplane Building Sketch By Sketch (RCL#2672) grey_line

Model Aeroplane Building Sketch By Sketch (RCL#2672)

by Peter Holland

Evolution of the Red Arrows (RCL#2648) grey_line

Evolution of the Red Arrows (RCL#2648)

by Gary Siddall

Oddentification (RCL#2611) grey_line

Oddentification (RCL#2611)

by Wren


Latest Other

Here are the 4 newest Other titles uploaded. For more, see the Browse Other pages

Gene Thomas Plan Kit Catalogue (RCL#2684) grey_line

Gene Thomas Plan Kit Catalogue (RCL#2684)

by Gene Thomas

Unknown title (RCL#2671) grey_line

Unknown title (RCL#2671)


Profile Publications No. 159: Westland Lysander (RCL#2669) grey_line

Profile Publications No. 159: Westland Lysander (RCL#2669)

by Francis K. Mason

MOVO Catalogue 1941 (RCL#2664) grey_line

MOVO Catalogue 1941 (RCL#2664)



Latest User Comments

Hello.I just found and dowloaded this book, which brought memories from my youth. I purchased it in London (Foyles, I think) more than forty years ago, and it opened a new world for me. I bought a glider kit, a radio and I found a suitable...
Juan Domenech : Radio Control Soaring : 27/12/2021

Hi Mary - I built the Whippersnapper from the featured plan. It flew so well that I built a second one a third bigger. That one flew so well that I am now going to build another one twice the size!This is an AMAZING model! It will fly...
ChrisP : JR American Modeler 1973/05 May-June : 22/07/2020

Ultimately I did it the simple way. Just built a top and bottom half over the plan. Easy to glue together and make with wire wing struts already stitched to centre formers. It only added the weight of 2 strips of 1/16 x 1/8th balsa which...
Andy Hopkins : Halfax Catalogue : 23/06/2020

Hi Mary and Steve. What a classic issue! Now that I am locked down for a few months I was looking for a workshop project and found the Sparey .8 diesel engine for home construction. Plans are very clear and so I told a few mates on RC...
DannyMZ : AeroModeller 1947/05 May : 02/04/2020

Hi Fred - it's good to hear you're enjoying RCLibrary. We don't have any paper listings. This website is our 'catalogue' and everything is available for free download :)
Mary : Best of the Golden Age of Flying Models : 26/03/2020

The general view by those who have been on the sidelines, so to speak, is that model aircraft are neat things and fun - but they are really toys…not so, I sincerely believe. Modeling is basically important in all of engineering. The narrow...
Fred Culick : Best of the Golden Age of Flying Models : 26/03/2020

Thanks for this charming upload. I can easily see what made you keep this book over the years. Sorry for not being able to help you any further...
Hu Wo : Unknown title : 21/03/2020

This is the last issue of RCM we have. Feels like the end of an era! Happy to add more if any of you have the scans.
Mary : RCM 2005/06 June : 05/03/2020

When I was little, Mom and Dad would get my siblings and me things to keep us busy on the drives of our vacation trips. One year they got me an airplane lick-and-stick book. I still have most of it. Saturday I had some time to waste, so I...
Andy Kunz : Unknown title : 22/02/2020

Many thanks to TonyOliver for submitting this magazine. Now my collection of ancient Aeromodeller Magazines is almost 100% complete.
DannyMZ : AeroModeller 1952/05 May : 09/02/2020

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Latest News

As regular RCL readers will have noticed, I haven't added much new to the Library for a while. Didn't someone say that life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans? I'm afraid life is leaving me less and less time to work on RCL. So, I've reluctantly decided not to add any new titles for now, while I work out what comes next for the site. Mary x

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year. Cheers! Mary x

You've probably noticed the new look to RCLibrary. We're making a few changes to the site template so it works better on different devices. It's not quite right yet - please bear with us as we tweak things. Any feedback from you about what you do/ don't like, is most welcome :)

Hi everyone - apologies for the lack of new titles in the past few days. Also if you've emailed me recently & you're still waiting for a reply. My son is having major spinal surgery tomorrow, for the second time in a couple of years & I'm struggling to focus on plans, planes & magazines. Please be patient over the next week or so. I will catch up eventually, I promise. Mary xx

Hello everyone! Steve and I are heading to the seaside today, for a few days R & R. I won't be working on RCLibrary while I'm away, so I'm afraid there'll be a few days with no new books or magazines. Normal service will resume when we're home :) Mary x

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RCLibrary Contributor Roll of Honour

I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with RCLibrary:

Aeromeddler, BK, Bullseye000, ColinUsher, Daithi, DannyMZ, DenisSharp, HappyRCDude, KevinBranch, JimmySo, JoeFergusson, JPM, KaoruKiyose, Ladybird, Paul&RalphBradley, Pilgrim, Pit, psh, RogerNewman, ser001, Staffan, Stormin, Sundancer, TonySparkes, ZoeQuilter.

Did I miss your name? Then I'm sorry. Let me know.


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