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Latest 5 books

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

Know Your Materials: Doping & Finishing
 
 

22/12/2018 | RCL#2373
Know Your Materials: Doping & Finishing
1970. A MAP Technical Publication: "Being one of a series of booklets for... more

Air Trails Annual 1954
 
 

21/11/2018 | RCL#2346
Air Trails Annual 1954
Albert L. Lewis
1954. Air Trails Model Annual for 1953 CONTENTS "Over 200 model plane... more

AeroModeller Annual 1965-66
 
 

09/11/2018 | RCL#2335
AeroModeller Annual 1965-66
D.J. Laidlaw-Dickson & R.G. Moulton (Eds.)
1965. "A review of the year's aeromodelling throughout the world in theory... more

AeroModeller Annual 1967-68
 
 

25/10/2018 | RCL#2321
AeroModeller Annual 1967-68
D.J. Laidlaw-Dickson & R.G. Moulton (Eds.)
1967. "A review of the year's aeromodelling throughout the world in theory... more

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Latest 5 magazines

Grid Leaks 1965/05 May-June
 
 

19/02/2019 | RCL#2423
Grid Leaks 1965/05 May-June
"The R/C Data Service" Vol. 6, No. 3 CONTENTS Grid Leaks at Play The... more

RCM 1979/07 July
 
 

18/02/2019 | RCL#2422
RCM 1979/07 July
Vol. 16, No. 7 Contents Contents EDITORIAL From the Shop... more

Flying Models 1978/06 June
 
 

16/02/2019 | RCL#2420
Flying Models 1978/06 June
"Including Flying Aces" Vol. 81, No. VI; No. 491 CONTENTS Aircraft... more

Model Maker 1956/08 August
 
 

15/02/2019 | RCL#2419
Model Maker 1956/08 August
Vol. 6, No. 69 CONTENTS Model Engineering: "Mona", Simple 0-6-2... more

Scale R/C Modeler 1981/12 December
 
 

14/02/2019 | RCL#2418
Scale R/C Modeler 1981/12 December
Vol. 7, No. 6 CONTENTS Western Scale Nats - Staff East Coast... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Profile Publications No. 122: Polikarpov I-16
 
 

17/02/2019 | RCL#2421
Profile Publications No. 122: Polikarpov I-16
Witold Liss,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 121: Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter
 
 

10/02/2019 | RCL#2414
Profile Publications No. 121: Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter
J.M. Bruce,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 120: Lockheed Constellation
 
 

03/02/2019 | RCL#2408
Profile Publications No. 120: Lockheed Constellation
Holmes G. Anderson,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 119: Fiat G.91
 
 

27/01/2019 | RCL#2401
Profile Publications No. 119: Fiat G.91
Giorgio Apostolo,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 118: Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien
 
 

20/01/2019 | RCL#2395
Profile Publications No. 118: Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien
Rene J. Francillon,  1966. ...more

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Latest User Comments

Hi RD - If you download the magazine, you'll find it on page 53.
Mary : RCM 1976/08 August : RCL#2127 : 16/02/2019

Added list of Contents, thanks to Paul.
Mary : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1952/12 December : RCL#2417 : 16/02/2019

Must agree. Many great articles. I built 'Le Hun' after drawing up the plan to full size and it is very competitive. I have a few old MRAs from 1952 - 1953. I shall scan and post here as I get the time. It does take a few hours from building models so please be patient. MRA #1 had the minutes of the first meeting of the CIAM in 1937, these were lost during WWII so I presented this magazine to the president of the CIAM to update the records when I attended CIAM in Paris 1987.
DannyM : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1969/06 June : RCL#2405 : 16/02/2019

Added list of Contents, thanks to Paul.
Mary : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1969/06 June : RCL#2405 : 11/02/2019

Thanks for posting the MRA magazine! They seem to be hard to find but have some really good content - hopefully you have many more MRA back numbers. I would be particularly interested in the very early issues; I found Numbers 423 and 427, when seeking info on the Peyret Taupin, and they refer to No. 70 of April 1944 which apparently had more Peyret information. Many thanks for your great website.
Chris : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1969/06 June : RCL#2405 : 31/01/2019

Do you have hardwoody article from the August 1976 issue of RCM?
RDM : RCM 1976/08 August : RCL#2127 : 31/01/2019

Thanks for spotting my mistake Ted :) It is the right file, just incorrectly named! I've changed it just now.
Mary : Air Trails 1942/05 May : RCL#2400 : 27/01/2019

Hi, you have the wrong month for part B, should be 05. Could not exist without my daily "Outerzone".
TedAvey : Air Trails 1942/05 May : RCL#2400 : 27/01/2019

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Latest News

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

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you and your families have a joyful Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous new year. I'll be taking a short break over the festive season, so please be patient if it takes longer than usual for me to reply to your queries. Mary xx
24/12/2018

Apologies!!! I messed up the download link for today's RCM (December 1981). I fixed it just now and it should work as normal. Mary x
08/10/2018

I'm going on holiday tomorrow, will return in a week. Steve will be checking my inbox, but if you write to us and don't hear back for a while, don't worry! Mary x
28/06/2018

I recently had an interesting email exchange with Michael Jones, who's looking for information about, or scans of, the British aeromodelling magazine, 'Model Aviation'. According to Michael, "Ron Moulton had one of his designs published in it, so it must have been quite a respectable publication. The magazine seems to have been started just after the War in 1946, and the latest plan date is 1950 - so it was up and running for about 4 or 5 years. Publishers were Ian Allan Ltd, who also published the Model Aviation Planbook. Aeromodeller price at the time was 1/3, so magazine price would have been about the same. One control line plan was priced at 4/-. Magazine content was various - free flight, control line, jetex, rubber power, glider - but no radio control. Some of the plans are tracings or copies of US designs - Luscombe Silvaire, Cumulus, Hotshot. Some of the older modellers may have copies. If so, it would be nice to have some details." If anyone out there knows more, or has scans of any issues, please email me. Thanks in advance, Mary
18/06/2018

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