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RCM 1984/06 June (RCL#2628) grey_line

RCM 1984/06 June (RCL#2628)

by Patricia Crews (Ed.)

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

Scale R/C Modeler 1983/10 October (RCL#2626) grey_line

Scale R/C Modeler 1983/10 October (RCL#2626)

by Patrick H. Potega (Ed.)

RCM 1984/05 May (RCL#2625) grey_line

RCM 1984/05 May (RCL#2625)

by Patricia Crews (Ed.)

Popular Mechanics 1906/06 June (RCL#2624) grey_line

Popular Mechanics 1906/06 June (RCL#2624)

by H.H. Windsor (Ed.)

Profile Publications No. 150: Chance Vought F4U-4 to F4U-7 Corsair (RCL#2622) grey_line

Profile Publications No. 150: Chance Vought F4U-4 to F4U-7 Corsair (RCL#2622)

by Jay Frank Dial

Model Airplane News 1934/08 August (RCL#2621) grey_line

Model Airplane News 1934/08 August (RCL#2621)

by Charles Hampson Grant (Ed.)

JR American Modeler 1972/05 May-June (RCL#2620) grey_line

JR American Modeler 1972/05 May-June (RCL#2620)

by William Winter (Ed.)

AeroModeller 1944/04 (RCL#2619) grey_line

AeroModeller 1944/04 (RCL#2619)

by D.A. Russell & C.S. Rushbrooke (Eds.)

Model Builder 1978/05 May (RCL#2618) grey_line

Model Builder 1978/05 May (RCL#2618)

by Wm. C. Northrop, Jr. (Ed.)

RCM 1983/07 July (RCL#2617) grey_line

RCM 1983/07 July (RCL#2617)

by Don Dewey (Ed.)

Profile Publications No. 149: Lavochkin La 5 & 7 (RCL#2616) grey_line

Profile Publications No. 149: Lavochkin La 5 & 7 (RCL#2616)

by Witold Liss


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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

This is the first issue of RCM without Don Dewey as Editor. Patricia Crews, who had been Executive Editor for many years, took over at the helm for the November 1983 edition.
Mary : RCM 1983/11 November : 12/10/2019

Well, here is the first Issue of Junior American Modeler. I think that the publishers of American Modeler sent this issue to just about everybody in the AMA as a promotional selling tool. It was published bi-monthly for less than 3 years....
HappyRCDude : JR American Modeler 1971/11 November-December : 12/10/2019

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