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RCLibrary is a collection of old-time modeller books and periodicals, held online as PDF files for free download. Everything here is free. The library is open to everyone - you don't need to register or log in to download.


Latest Magazines

Here are the 4 newest Magazine titles uploaded. For more, see the Browse Magazines pages

Model Maker 1966/02 February (RCL#2643) grey_line

Model Maker 1966/02 February (RCL#2643)

by V.E. Smeed (Ed.)

RCM 1984/09 September (RCL#2642) grey_line

RCM 1984/09 September (RCL#2642)

by Patricia Crews (Ed.)

RC ACE Reporter Vol. 1, No. 1 (RCL#2640) grey_line

RC ACE Reporter Vol. 1, No. 1 (RCL#2640)

by Greg Rose (Ed.)

JR American Modeler 1973/05 May-June (RCL#2639) grey_line

JR American Modeler 1973/05 May-June (RCL#2639)

by William Winter (Ed.)


Latest Books

Here are the 4 newest Book titles uploaded. For more, see the Browse Books pages

Oddentification (RCL#2611) grey_line

Oddentification (RCL#2611)

by Wren

Slingsby Sailplanes (RCL#2603) grey_line

Slingsby Sailplanes (RCL#2603)

by Martin Simons

Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft (RCL#2515) grey_line

Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft (RCL#2515)

by Kurt Schreckling

Models and Musings (RCL#2481) grey_line

Models and Musings (RCL#2481)

by Bill Hannan


Latest Other

Here are the 4 newest Other titles uploaded. For more, see the Browse Other pages

Profile Publications No. 154: Commonwealth Wirraway (RCL#2641) grey_line

Profile Publications No. 154: Commonwealth Wirraway (RCL#2641)

by Profile Publications Research Staff (Compilers)

Profile Publications No. 153: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley (RCL#2637) grey_line

Profile Publications No. 153: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley (RCL#2637)

by Philip J.R. Moyes

Profile Publications No. 152: Avia B.534 (RCL#2632) grey_line

Profile Publications No. 152: Avia B.534 (RCL#2632)

by Josef Krybus

Profile Publications No. 151: O. Aviatik (Berg) D I (RCL#2627) grey_line

Profile Publications No. 151: O. Aviatik (Berg) D I (RCL#2627)

by George Haddow


Latest User Comments

Thanks for the useful feedback, Daithi. It's a fair point! We need to make RCL responsive so it will resize and work properly on people's mobile phones & tablets. To that end, we're using a new template, hence the new layout. But I've...
Mary : RCM 1984/07 July : 25/11/2019

Re: new layout - Sorry Mary but I just don't like it - the old system where books, magazines and pamphlets in separate columns was far easier to navigate.
Daithi : RCM 1984/07 July : 25/11/2019

When I opened the RCLibrary page today I was taken aback for seeing what appeared to be the line-up for a 1980s Miss America contest. It made me feel 40 or 50 years younger when I used to chase models but not of the two (long-) legged kind...
Miguel : RCM 1984/06 June : 20/11/2019

Model Builder 1978 03 was in fact March+April so there is no missing April issue. It appears that the magazine had a lag between cover and actual publication dates and this was meant to conciliate that.
MiguelMorao : Model Builder 1978/05 May : 15/11/2019

I wonder if David Rye was being a bit tongue in cheek when he told a US publisher that his glider was called 'Durex'. I think somehow that the US readers wouldn't connect that to a well known brand. They did sort of compound their lack of...
Daithi : RCM 1984/04 April : 15/11/2019

Finally! The missing July 1983 issue of RCM. Many thanks to spitfireflyby :)
Mary : RCM 1983/07 July : 05/11/2019

Another magnificent cover by Mr Rupert Moore! In June this year I made a comment on the AeroMod covers by him. Now, he wasn't just a hired designer, he was a well-practiced...
MiguelMorao : AeroModeller 1944/03 March : 23/10/2019

Fine story, Daithi. Considering my abilities, in my case I would be grateful to that T/O for providing the perfect excuse :-)
MiguelMorao : Slingsby Sailplanes : 20/10/2019

I had the Keil Kraft one back then which used the full title of 'Kirby Prefect' (that was the 'official' name but, like most, in real life it was shortened). I never got to fly in one (I did train on the T 21 2 seater, aka 'The Barge',...
Daithi : Slingsby Sailplanes : 18/10/2019

Thank you Daithi, I had missed this book early on. I have Simon's Aerodynamics of the Aircraft Model in my shelves and after all these years it still is a reference. I mean, in paper and two different editions :-) This one will be a...
MiguelMorao : Slingsby Sailplanes : 17/10/2019

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Latest News

You've probably noticed the new look to RCLibrary. We're making a few changes to the site template so it works better on different devices. It's not quite right yet - please bear with us as we tweak things. Any feedback from you about what you do/ don't like, is most welcome :)

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

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

Happy Easter, everyone :) Mary x

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 :)

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RCLibrary Contributor Roll of Honour

I want to list the names here of some people who have helped out directly with RCLibrary:

Aeromeddler, BK, Bullseye000, ColinUsher, Daithi, DannyMZ, DenisSharp, HappyRCDude, KevinBranch, JimmySo, JoeFergusson, JPM, KaoruKiyose, Ladybird, Paul&RalphBradley, Pilgrim, Pit, psh, RogerNewman, ser001, Staffan, Stormin, Sundancer, TonySparkes, ZoeQuilter.

Did I miss your name? Then I'm sorry. Let me know.


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