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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

National Glider & Airplane News 1931/06 June
 
 

18/07/2019 | RCL#2557
National Glider & Airplane News 1931/06 June
Vol. 2, No. 5 CONTENTS The Editor Says At the Show Personalities... more

Radio Control Models & Electronics 1960/11 November
 
 

17/07/2019 | RCL#2556
Radio Control Models & Electronics 1960/11 November
Volume 1, Number 7 CONTENTS Here, There & Everywhere Making a Simple... more

Model Airplane News 1934/04 April
 
 

16/07/2019 | RCL#2555
Model Airplane News 1934/04 April
"Universal Model Airplane News" - Vol. X, No. 3 CONTENTS Wings of the... more

RCM 1983/03 March
 
 

15/07/2019 | RCL#2554
RCM 1983/03 March
Vol. 20, No. 3 CONTENTS From the Shop - Don Dewey Cunningham on RC... more

AeroModeller 1943/09 September
 
 

13/07/2019 | RCL#2552
AeroModeller 1943/09 September
Vol. 8, No. 94 Incorporating the "Model Aeroplane Constructor"... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Profile Publications No. 139: Bristol Scouts C & D
 
 

14/07/2019 | RCL#2553
Profile Publications No. 139: Bristol Scouts C & D
J.M. Bruce,  1967. ...more

Western Plan Service Catalogue 1984
 
 

09/07/2019 | RCL#2548
Western Plan Service Catalogue 1984
Dave Jones,  1984. ...more

Profile Publications No. 138: SAAB 21 A & R
 
 

30/06/2019 | RCL#2539
Profile Publications No. 138: SAAB 21 A & R
Bo Widfeldt,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 137: Bristol Beaufighter I & II
 
 

23/06/2019 | RCL#2532
Profile Publications No. 137: Bristol Beaufighter I & II
Philip J. R. Moyes,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 136: Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk I-IV (British & Commonwealth Service)
 
 

16/06/2019 | RCL#2525
Profile Publications No. 136: Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk I-IV (British &...
Ray Wagner (Ed.),  1966. ...more

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Latest User Comments

Many thanks Paul :) The complete article is available for download now.
Mary : RCM 1977/11 November : RCL#2223 : 12/07/2019

The J-Bird review does not continue on pages 53 and 54. Those two pages were ads which were eliminated. Article parts are on pages 146 and 148. The article is attached to this message.
Paul : RCM 1977/11 November : RCL#2223 : 12/07/2019

Re: the Charognard Glider - the name translated would be Scavenger, Necrophager, Carrion Bird, take your pick. It's not a specific bird but an entire 'family' of carcass eating birds as distinct from live prey hunters. The model looks pretty enough, though.
Miguel : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1953/03 March : RCL#2543 : 09/07/2019

Added list of contents, thanks to Miguel AKA The Mad Scholar :)
Mary : Le Modèle Réduit d'Avion 1953/03 March : RCL#2543 : 09/07/2019

I wanted to reach out to the community to see if anyone has RC Modeler Magazine, Nov 1977 issue. I'm looking for page 52-54 - Review of J-Bird (RCM Product Test). I found online at RCL a pdf copy of the magazine but it is actually missing the pages I need. I see the article is listed in the magazine's table of contents. Is it possible if someone has a copy of RC Modeler Nov 1977 they could either scan or just take a picture with their phone of pages 52, 53 & 54? I actually built the J-Bird awhile ago and wanted to read what RC Modeler had written about the plane. Thank you in advance.
Phil : RCM 1977/11 November : RCL#2223 : 30/06/2019

Thanks to everyone who pointed out that the file for this entry wouldn't download. I've replaced it just now with a working one! Apologies to you all :)
Mary : Model Maker 1959/11 November : RCL#2538 : 29/06/2019

I recall She Who Must Be Obeyed freaking because I had tuned into Discovery Channel to watch 'Super Models'. Luckily enough it did switch to a view of a 6 foot span of a RC Globemaster (complete with a r/c jeep that rolled out after landing) before I started wearing the frying pan on my head. LOL
Daithi : RCM 1982/11 November : RCL#2526 : 28/06/2019

Mr Rupert Moore, the artist who designed the covers for Aeromodeller from 1940 through to the end of 1950, certainly knew his craft. Visually appealing, perfect flowing execution and mastery even within a 3-colour range, he also certainly knew his aeroplanology to get every detail right. Later there was some graphic work of this kind in the 50s - 60s but these were a sorry shadow of the former period. At the time Aeromodeller was of course "The Model Aeronautical Journal Of The British Empire" but coincidentally with the change of cover style the motto in January 1951 also changed to the pedestrian, nay, plebeian "Covers The World of Aeromodelling". What a double let down, thankfully I wasn't there at the time to see it! At the time Mr Atlee was the PM, but his successor Mr Churchill was unwilling or unable to reverse the Aeromodeller tide.
Miguel : AeroModeller 1943/08 August : RCL#2536 : 27/06/2019

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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

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

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