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Latest 5 books

Building Your First Radio Control Airplane
 
 

20/10/2017 | RCL#1997
Building Your First Radio Control Airplane
John Carroll
1989. Useful introduction to RC modelling. The scan is a little blurry, but... more

Model Aero Engine Encyclopedia
 
 

16/10/2017 | RCL#1996
Model Aero Engine Encyclopedia
R.G. Moulton (Ed.)
1968. "A comprehensive study of the miniature two-stroke power unit in its... more

Air Trails Annual 1944
 
 

13/10/2017 | RCL#1991
Air Trails Annual 1944
William Winter (Ed.)
1944. "Air Trails Model Annual for 1944" CONTENTS Special Features:... more

Osprey/ Airwar 020: Luftwaffe Fighter Units, Mediterranean 1941-44
 
 

30/09/2017 | RCL#1981
Osprey/ Airwar 020: Luftwaffe Fighter Units, Mediterranean 1941-44
Christopher Shores
1978. Number 20 in the Osprey Airwar series [aka Aircam/Airwar]: "books... more

Air Trails Annual 1943
 
 

29/09/2017 | RCL#1980
Air Trails Annual 1943
William Winter (Ed.)
1943. "Air Trails Model Annual for 1943" CONTENTS Special Features:... more

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Latest 5 magazines

Model Race Cars 1949/06 June
 
 

18/10/2017 | RCL#1995
Model Race Cars 1949/06 June
Vol. 2, No. 2 FEATURES Editorial: Increasing Speed Tyrone... more

RCM 1974/11 November
 
 

16/10/2017 | RCL#1993
RCM 1974/11 November
Vol. 11, No. 11 CONTENTS From the Shop Cunningham on RC Engine... more

Modelar 1983/02 February
 
 

14/10/2017 | RCL#1992
Modelar 1983/02 February
Vol. XXXIV, No. 2 of the monthly Czech language modelling magazine.... more

RC Soaring Digest 1984/10 October
 
 

10/10/2017 | RCL#1990
RC Soaring Digest 1984/10 October
Vol. 1, No. 10 of monthly newsletter dedicated to RC soaring and... more

RCM 1974/10 October
 
 

09/10/2017 | RCL#1989
RCM 1974/10 October
Vol. 11, No. 10 CONTENTS From the Shop Sunday Flier Engine Clinic... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Profile Publications No. 058: Handley Page Hampden
 
 

17/10/2017 | RCL#1994
Profile Publications No. 058: Handley Page Hampden
Philip J.R. Moyes,  1965. ...more

Profile Publications No. 057: Hawker Hart
 
 

08/10/2017 | RCL#1988
Profile Publications No. 057: Hawker Hart
Francis K. Mason,  1965. ...more

Frog Model Aircraft Catalogue
 
 

04/10/2017 | RCL#1984
Frog Model Aircraft Catalogue
International Model Aircraft Ltd,  1960. ...more

Profile Publications No. 056: Fairey Flycatcher
 
 

01/10/2017 | RCL#1982
Profile Publications No. 056: Fairey Flycatcher
Owen Thetford,  1965. ...more

Profile Publications No. 055: Fokker Dr.I
 
 

24/09/2017 | RCL#1975
Profile Publications No. 055: Fokker Dr.I
J.M. Bruce,  1965. ...more

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Latest User Comments

Is it just me who thinks Don Dewey look surprisingly like Julian Assange in this photo?!
Mary : RCM 1974/09 September : RCL#1983 : 14/10/2017

Sorry to hear that you find some aspects of RCLibrary such a pain. Most of the titles on RCL are scans sent to us by other people. This is why the file size varies so much. If a file is especially big (usually anything over 40MB) I'll usually try to compress it further. This isn't always possible, as some files are already compressed as far as they can be, in which case I have to split the title into multiple files. All this adds another step in the preparation process, which I don't always have time for. I run this site as a labour of love alongside my 'proper' job! There's also a question of quality ie how far it's worth compressing a file if this results in a poorer quality image. My aim for the library is to save as many of the old-time titles as possible, and make them available for as long as possible. With internet speeds increasing all the time, I tend to err on the side of quality: I'd rather the archive was high quality than full of small files.
Mary : RCM 1974/06 June : RCL#1962 : 03/10/2017

General query rather than a Comment If I could. RCM scans are in the 35~40 mb range Yet the Model Builder ones are 15~20Mb. Both are usually same number of pages more or less. Why? the double size files for RCM.. scans. It's a Bit of a PITA to be honest. It takes longer to download those seemingly Oversised Scans and annoying if trying to download more than the occaissional file.
Anon : RCM 1974/06 June : RCL#1962 : 03/10/2017

I loved the bit where it said the Messerschmitt 110 carried two TONS of bombs. Even with the US 'short ton' that's as much as a Blenheim could carry LOL.
Dathi : Air Trails Annual 1943 : RCL#1980 : 30/09/2017

Thank you, that's most kind :) I've put your version onto RCLibrary just now. Thanks again!
Mary : Profile Publications No. 055: Fokker Dr.I : RCL#1975 : 26/09/2017

The copy of this profile as originally posted had page 5 at the end of the document. I have attached a copy of the pdf rearranged with all pages in the correct order. Great work on both sites!
Skippy : Profile Publications No. 055: Fokker Dr.I : RCL#1975 : 26/09/2017

The trick with Firefox isn't to open it directly but 'save link as' - that way it always works (you were downloading it anyway, weren't you?).
Daithi : Aeroplanes : RCL#1894 : 09/08/2017

Thank you for highlighting this, Paul. I'm afraid this happens sometimes (feels like it's happened a lot recently!). We add the magazines & books just as they come in to us, so these pages were probably missing when this issue was scanned by the contributor. Perhaps an earlier reader cut out the pages to build from? If anyone out there is able to scan the missing pages and share them with us, we'll be very grateful :)
Mary : Model Builder 1973/09 September : RCL#1901 : 17/07/2017

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Hello everyone, I have returned from my holiday in sunny Slovenia :) It is a very beautiful country with lovely people - I can highly recommend a visit. It will take me a couple of days to catch up with the email that arrived while I was away. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Mary x
27/06/2017

I'm away on holiday now, back home on June 27. Please don't be surprised if you don't receive a reply to any emails until I'm back :) Mary x
17/06/2017

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

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