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Latest 5 books

Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft
 
 

06/06/2019 | RCL#2515
Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft
Kurt Schreckling
1994. Second edition. Translated from the original German by Keith... more

Models and Musings
 
 

02/05/2019 | RCL#2481
Models and Musings
Bill Hannan
1985. An eclectic compilation of Bill Hannan's writing about models and... more

Building a Pattern Airplane
 
 

17/04/2019 | RCL#2470
Building a Pattern Airplane
Bruce Thompson & Don Atwood
1999. Fourth edition of this comprehensive 'How To' book (1st edition... more

Carl Goldberg General Information Booklet
 
 

13/04/2019 | RCL#2467
Carl Goldberg General Information Booklet
Useful general information booklet that used to be included with most... more

Air Trails Annual 1956
 
 

01/02/2019 | RCL#2406
Air Trails Annual 1956
Albert L. Lewis
1956. Air Trails Model Annual for 1956 CONTENTS "Over 200 model... more

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Latest 5 magazines

RCM 1984/02 February
 
 

14/10/2019 | RCL#2602
RCM 1984/02 February
Vol. 21, No. 2 CONTENTS From the Shop Power Boating - Howard Power... more

JR American Modeler 1971/11 November-December
 
 

12/10/2019 | RCL#2600
JR American Modeler 1971/11 November-December
Vol. 1, No. 1 "The How-To-Do-It Magazine for the Beginner and Sport... more

Radio Control Models & Electronics 1961/02 February
 
 

05/10/2019 | RCL#2599
Radio Control Models & Electronics 1961/02 February
Volume 2, Number 2 CONTENTS Here, There & Everywhere "Potting... more

Model Builder 1978/02 February
 
 

04/10/2019 | RCL#2598
Model Builder 1978/02 February
Vol. 7, No. 74 CONTENTS Features: Workbench - Bill Northrop Over... more

RCM 1984/01 January
 
 

03/10/2019 | RCL#2597
RCM 1984/01 January
Vol. 21, No. 1 CONTENTS From the Shop Cunningham on RC - Chuck... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Profile Publications No. 146: Savoia Marchetti S.M.81
 
 

13/10/2019 | RCL#2601
Profile Publications No. 146: Savoia Marchetti S.M.81
Giorgio Apostolo,  1967. ...more

Profile Publications No. 145: de Havilland D.H.10
 
 

22/09/2019 | RCL#2593
Profile Publications No. 145: de Havilland D.H.10
J.M. Bruce,  1967. ...more

Profile Publications No. 144: de Havilland Rapide
 
 

15/09/2019 | RCL#2588
Profile Publications No. 144: de Havilland Rapide
Peter W. Moss,  1966. ...more

Kitty Hawk 'Illusion' Manual
 
 

04/09/2019 | RCL#2582
Kitty Hawk 'Illusion' Manual
...more

Profile Publications No. 143: Dassault M.D. 450 Ouragan
 
 

01/09/2019 | RCL#2579
Profile Publications No. 143: Dassault M.D. 450 Ouragan
Kenneth G. Munson,  1967. ...more

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Latest User Comments

This is the first issue of RCM without Don Dewey as Editor. Patricia Crews, who had been Executive Editor for many years, took over at the helm for the November 1983 edition.
Mary : RCM 1983/11 November : RCL#2589 : 12/10/2019

Well, here is the first Issue of Junior American Modeler. I think that the publishers of American Modeler sent this issue to just about everybody in the AMA as a promotional selling tool. It was published bi-monthly for less than 3 years. I believe there are a total of 16 issues. I subscribed to this and at some point loaned them all to my cousin who at the time seemed interested in model building. They had a fire in their home and apparently most of the stuff in the house was too smoke damaged to salvage, including my magazines. Many many years later I bought the whole set on e-bay. They come up pretty infrequently so I was happy to get all of them in just a few lots.
HappyRCDude : JR American Modeler 1971/11 November-December : RCL#2600 : 12/10/2019

Hi Mary, here's a continuation response for the above. It would be marvelous if you could publish these photos of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [see photos above].
Miguel : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1953/03 March : RCL#2543 : 24/09/2019

We're missing the July 1983 issue of RCM, hence this jump to August. If anyone can scan & share a copy of July, we'll be super grateful :)
Mary : RCM 1983/08 August : RCL#2577 : 30/08/2019

This scan is missing the front cover. If anyone has it and can send me a copy, it would be nice to add it.
Mary : National Glider & Airplane News 1931/07 July : RCL#2572 : 22/08/2019

Apologies everyone - I accidentally copied the September table of contents. You can read the Fairey Fantome article here: AeroModeller September 1943. I'll add the correct contents list for October asap!
Mary : AeroModeller 1943/10 October : RCL#2567 : 15/08/2019

Ahhh...eagerly downloaded the mag to check out the Fairey Fantome article, alas, the content of the mag does not reflect the Content on the web page. Looking forward to the Fantome article!
Marty : AeroModeller 1943/10 October : RCL#2567 : 15/08/2019

Dear Miguel, I think that the name "Charognard" comes from the nickname of the insignia placed on the "calot" (kind of long cap) of the members of the French air force. The real name of this insignia is sparrowhawk.
Francois : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1953/03 March : RCL#2543 : 14/08/2019

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Latest News

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
25/07/2019

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
04/05/2019

Happy Easter, everyone :) Mary x
21/04/2019

Does anyone have June 1943 Aeromodeller, pages 57 to 60 inclusive? If so, we'd be very grateful if you can scan and send them to us preferably 300 DPI, greyscale or colour in any common format (tif, gif, jpg or pdf preferably). Thanks, Mary :)
24/02/2019

Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2019 is peaceful and prosperous for you and yours. Mary & Steve x
01/01/2019

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