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Latest 5 books

Aircam Aviation Series No. 10: Lockheed P-38 Lightning

24/05/2018 | RCL#2178
Aircam Aviation Series No. 10: Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Christopher F. Shores & Richard Ward
1968. Aircam Aviation Series, No. 10 Lockheed P-38 Lightning in USAAF,... more

How to Build and Fly a Glider

15/05/2018 | RCL#2169
How to Build and Fly a Glider
Arch Whitehouse
1929. "A complete instruction booklet on the art of gliding as it is... more

AeroModeller Annual 1970-71

27/04/2018 | RCL#2154
AeroModeller Annual 1970-71
R.G. Moulton & D.J. Laidlaw-Dickson (Eds.)
1970. "A review of the year's aeromodelling throughout the world in theory... more

Aircam Aviation Series No. 39: Messerschmitt Bf 109B,C,D,E

18/04/2018 | RCL#2145
Aircam Aviation Series No. 39: Messerschmitt Bf 109B,C,D,E
Francis K. Mason & Richard Ward
1979. Aircam Aviation Series No. 39 (Vol. 1) Messerschmitt Bf 109B,C,D,E... more

81 Profili Bogart/ 81 Bogart Profiles

17/04/2018 | RCL#2144
81 Profili Bogart/ 81 Bogart Profiles
Bill Bogart
1972. "ASA TN 02-72" Italian translation and summary of a presentation... more

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Latest 5 magazines

Modelar 1988/12 December

23/05/2018 | RCL#2177
Modelar 1988/12 December
Vol. XXXIX, No. 6 of the monthly Czech language modelling magazine.... more

AeroModeller 1941/11 November

22/05/2018 | RCL#2176
AeroModeller 1941/11 November
Vol. 6, No. 72 Incorporating the "Model Aeroplane Constructor"... more

RCM 1977/04 April

21/05/2018 | RCL#2175
RCM 1977/04 April
Vol. 14, No. 4 CONTENTS From the Shop Engine Clinic For Old Time's... more

Model Aircraft 1950/12 December

19/05/2018 | RCL#2173
Model Aircraft 1950/12 December
"The Journal of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers" Vol. 9, No.... more

Model Builder 1975/06 June

18/05/2018 | RCL#2172
Model Builder 1975/06 June
Vol. 5, No. 42 CONTENTS Features: Workbench - Bill Northrop Over the... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Profile Publications No. 085: R.E.8

20/05/2018 | RCL#2174
Profile Publications No. 085: R.E.8
J.M. Bruce,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 084: Short Empire Boats

13/05/2018 | RCL#2167
Profile Publications No. 084: Short Empire Boats
Geoffrey Norris,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 083: Boeing B-47

08/05/2018 | RCL#2163
Profile Publications No. 083: Boeing B-47
Peter M. Bowers,  1966. ...more

Airfoil History Class

03/05/2018 | RCL#2160
Airfoil History Class
Unknown,  2013. ...more

Profile Publications No. 082: Mitsubishi Ki-46

29/04/2018 | RCL#2156
Profile Publications No. 082: Mitsubishi Ki-46
Rene J. Francillon,  1966. ...more

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Latest User Comments

I recently found this reprint of a 1929 pamphlet on How to Build and Fly a Glider by Arch Whitehouse. He covers building the Whitehouse Wasp, which appears to be a copy of the 1926 Lippisch Zoegling or Hols der Teufel primary glider or 1928 Northrop primary glider. With your recent publishing of the 1930s Model Airplane News with articles about learning to fly on this type of glider, I thought this might be a good reference addition to the library. Lately, I'm on a 1920s & '30s primary glider kick for some unknown reason and have been looking up all the relevant period documentation that was published. I've found several, but not all of the Flugzeugbau und Luftfahrt pamphlets (Hefts 11,12,13,14,17&18) from Germany and can't find How to Build and Fly Gliders by Hugo Gernsback from 1929. If any other readers have these on their book shelves, it would be good to get them converted to pdf and archived somewhere for all to use before there's a house cleaning or garage sale and these important booklets from way back then disappear. They're 80 or 90 years old and mostly paperback books. They're importance has a tendency to be overlooked, just like old magazines.
Randy : How to Build and Fly a Glider : RCL#2169 : 15/05/2018

This book is a GEM for a newbie engine builder like me. Thank you RCLibrary!
Bill : Model Aero Engine Encyclopedia : RCL#1996 : 12/05/2018

Hi Mary, about the accident with the Chipmunk, the picture could be entitled "the dying swan". She was Ms Socorro Swan, a Latin actress famous in the series "Incredible Hulk", "Colombo" and the "Romper Room", a child's entertainment tv program [see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyJbGALB31I&t=262s]
Pit_Italy : RCM 1976/08 August : RCL#2127 : 12/04/2018

I was delighted to see within the site a rare book packed with so many informations and working drawings for model engines. All people who contributed each a model engine were personalities well established in the field and I was honoured to see their work also in such prestigious magazines as Model Engineer, Stricly IC, Model Engine World or similar. For those who are no longer among us, we miss You a lot.
Tiberiu : Motor Boys International : RCL#2139 : 12/04/2018

The poor woman on the cover looks like she's had nasty accident with that Chipmunk!
Mary : RCM 1976/08 August : RCL#2127 : 09/04/2018

Thank you Ken for making this available once more. It will be a lasting credit to you and the other Motor Boys.
Steve_Australia : Motor Boys International Model Engine Plan Book : RCL#2122 : 24/03/2018

Thanks for getting in touch Chris :) If anyone out there has a copy of the Dorland they could scan & share - please do! I'll also put a request on the Outerzone 'Wanted' page.
Mary : AeroModeller 1951/08 August : RCL#2121 : 20/03/2018

I just loved reading the August 1951 issue of Aeromodeller as it was one I had never seen before. I was very taken by the article 'Convert the Dorland to Diesel Power'. I tried to track down a plan of the Dorland in my files, but wasn't able to. It must have been published in 1946 as there is a b&w photo of it flying in the October 1946 Aeromodeller and the cover of the November 1946 issue has a colour painting of this attractive model. I can imagine that modellers of vintage models, such as myself, would be motivated to build this diesel conversion if the plan of the Dorland was available. Please keep a lookout for it!!
ChrisPinn : AeroModeller 1951/08 August : RCL#2121 : 20/03/2018

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Apologies for not adding any new titles for a few days. My sister's had a baby and I'm helping out :) Things should get back to normal by next week. Mary x

I'm back :) Mary x

Hello lovely readers :) I've decided to take a wee break. I'm heading to the seaside tomorrow & will return on Saturday Feb 3. Nothing like the North Sea in winter to chase the cobwebs away! I won't be adding new titles or answering email while I'm away, so please be patient til I'm home. Thank you, Mary x

Happy new year everyone! I'm back from my hols & uploads should return to normal now. Mary x

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful 2018. Thank you for your contributions and company over the past 12 months. I'm taking some time off over the holiday period, so won't be adding new titles quite so often as usual. Best wishes, Mary x

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