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Latest 5 books

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

AeroModeller Annual 1963-64
 
 

02/10/2018 | RCL#2299
AeroModeller Annual 1963-64
D.J. Laidlaw-Dickson & R.G. Moulton (Eds.)
1963. "A review of the year's aeromodelling throughout the world in theory... more

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Latest 5 magazines

RC Soaring Digest 1986/05 May
 
 

19/01/2019 | RCL#2394
RC Soaring Digest 1986/05 May
Vol. 3, No. 5 of monthly newsletter dedicated to RC soaring and... more

Model Maker 1956/06 June
 
 

18/01/2019 | RCL#2393
Model Maker 1956/06 June
Vol. 6, No. 67 CONTENTS Model Cars: Converting a Gowland Bentley... more

Popular Mechanics 1905/10 October
 
 

17/01/2019 | RCL#2392
Popular Mechanics 1905/10 October
Vol. VII, No. 10 Multiple articles covering popular science and... more

National Glider & Airplane News 1932/01 January
 
 

16/01/2019 | RCL#2391
National Glider & Airplane News 1932/01 January
Vol. 2, No. 6 CONTENTS The Editor Says Eyes of the Fleet - Lt. Comdr.... more

Scale R/C Modeler 1981/10 October
 
 

15/01/2019 | RCL#2390
Scale R/C Modeler 1981/10 October
Vol. 7, No. 5 CONTENTS Big Model Special Features: Quarter-Scale... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

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

Profile Publications No. 117: Boulton-Paul Defiant
 
 

13/01/2019 | RCL#2388
Profile Publications No. 117: Boulton-Paul Defiant
Michael J.F. Bowyer,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 116: Curtiss Navy Hawks
 
 

06/01/2019 | RCL#2381
Profile Publications No. 116: Curtiss Navy Hawks
Peter M. Bowers,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 115: Gotha GI-GV
 
 

30/12/2018 | RCL#2379
Profile Publications No. 115: Gotha GI-GV
Peter M. Grosz,  1966. ...more

Profile Publications No. 114: English Electric P.1 & Lightning 1
 
 

23/12/2018 | RCL#2374
Profile Publications No. 114: English Electric P.1 & Lightning 1
H.G. James,  1966. ...more

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Latest User Comments

Sorry Ted, some of these issues were scanned ages ago and stripped of most of the ads and non-boating articles. It's just the way it was done at the time. If anyone has a complete copy and can scan and share the missing pages, we'll happily add them?
Mary : Model Maker 1956/06 June : RCL#2393 : 19/01/2019

Love your web sites, there seems to be a couple (at least) of pages missing at the end, no 323 or 324 or ?
TedAvey : Model Maker 1956/06 June : RCL#2393 : 19/01/2019

Pozdrowienia od " blizniaka"/ Greetings from your "twin".
ZP : Radio Control Soaring : RCL#1023 : 26/12/2018

I've just read about Power Scale Soaring in the special Winter 2018 issue of RCME. It confirms my emphasis on decreasing drag more so than decreasing weight because those models of full-size power planes have to have the smoothest possible surfaces, which are described in great detail, in order to soar because they simply don't have high aspect ratio wings, except for the models of airliners. Also, the article describes their greatly varying weights for the exact same designs of Hurricanes, which means that the decrease of weight doesn't mean as much as the decrease of drag. Then again, I suppose that almost anything could soar if launched from the Great Orme :)
GreggD : Radio Control Soaring : RCL#1023 : 22/12/2018

Hello - I am an aeromodeller in Australia and if time permits I hope to build a model that is featured in Airtrails Sept 1941. Discovering your site and finding this issue in your free library is a wonderful resource. Thank you very much.
JohnQuigley : Air Trails 1941/09 September : RCL#2313 : 19/12/2018

Really pleased to see this magazine appearing on the RC Library. I remember subscribing to Flying Models in the early 1960s when it only published every two months, it took a fair chunk of my paper-round money, but was well worth it. Sadly my collection has long been lost, so here's hoping the present guardians of collections of this excellent magazine can delight us with more issues.
Stormin : Flying Models 1977/07 July : RCL#2360 : 06/12/2018

Just added a replacement version of this title, thanks to psh. For those with stiff necks ;)
Mary : Air Trails Annual 1954 : RCL#2346 : 24/11/2018

Haha! I know what you mean about the twisting & turning, Miguel :) But as you say, we're just really REALLY grateful to the people who do the hard work of scanning all these old magazines & books for us.
Mary : Air Trails Annual 1954 : RCL#2346 : 21/11/2018

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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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