As regular RCL readers will have noticed, I haven't added much new to the Library for a while. Didn't someone say that life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans? I'm afraid life is leaving me less and less time to work on RCL. So, I've reluctantly decided not to add any new titles for now, while I work out what comes next for the site. Mary x
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year. Cheers! Mary x
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 :)
Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2019 is peaceful and prosperous for you and yours. Mary & Steve x
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
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
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
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
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
I have just noticed that with the addition of today's book, Building and Flying RC Sailplanes and Electric Gliders, we have 1000 titles on RCLibrary - hurray! Thank you everyone who has helped support the Library by scanning & sharing your books, catalogues, magazines, papers, patents etc. We think you're wonderful :) And with your help - here's to the next 1000 titles!
Hello everyone, I have returned from my holiday in sunny Slovenia :) It is a very beautiful country with lovely people - I can highly recommend a visit. It will take me a couple of days to catch up with the email that arrived while I was away. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Mary x
I'm away on holiday now, back home on June 27. Please don't be surprised if you don't receive a reply to any emails until I'm back :) Mary x
Steve and I are having a few days holiday over Christmas, so it will take a bit longer than usual to reply to your messages. We wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year :) Mary x
You might have noticed that we've stopped adding patents to RCLibrary. We felt that interest was waning and decided that 282 is probably enough for now :) We are planning to replace this stream of content with something new soon, probably 3-views. But my son goes into hospital for major spinal surgery this week, so new initiatives are on hold til he's home and fully recovered. I hope you understand. Thank you for your ongoing support for, and interest in, RCL, Mary x
I'll be away on holiday from tomorrow August 25, back on September 5. I'll answer any emails when I'm home :)
Oh no! I've just accidentally, but permanently, deleted all the cover images. I'm not looking forward to telling Steve when he gets back from work. Please bear with me while I start the process of replacing them all.
Added new quick links for magazines that are part of a series eg RCM, MAN, AeroModeller etc. Now, if you click on the series name below each individual magazine title you can see all issues we have in that series.
Sorry if you're having problems viewing RCLibrary today. We're having some technical difficulties, which we're working hard to fix and hope will be resolved soon.
Normal RCL service resumes today :) Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to send good wishes for my son's recovery. He's out of immediate danger now, although there's still a long road ahead of us. The messages of concern and support have been lovely and helped lift our spirits. Mary x
I'm afraid that family illness means I won't be updating RCLibrary for a while. Apologies to all our readers. I hope normal service will resume soon. In the meantime, why not catch up on all those back copies of RCM you've been meaning to read :)
Happy Easter everyone :) Don't eat too much chocolate!
Happy St Patrick's Day to you all!
I should point out that Steve did know the file name thing. I'm surprised he lets me near his websites sometimes ;)
Radio Control Models & Electronics 1962/04 April [ID 1247]: Fixed the dodgy file that wouldn't download. Who knew you shouldn't use '&' in the name of a file?!
We've decided to use stop using accent marks for most names mentioned in Modelář magazine listings. We've also amended the title to 'Modelář/ Modelar'. Ideally I'd prefer to use the correct spelling and respect the original language, but this seems to make it more difficult to search for and find the magazine, plans & designers. Our aim is for as many people as possible to read these old publications, so it seems wrong to be deliberately obscure, even if it's correct. I'm interested to know what you, the readers, think - especially if you're Czech, or if English isn't your first language. Is it better to be linguistically correct, or easy to find?
The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted that we went straight from the October 1966 issue of RCM to December, missing out November. I thought we had November, but thanks to a scanning mix-up, we don't. Do you have a copy? Would you be able to scan it and send it to us? We'd be very grateful :)
Flying Scale Models of WWII: Replaced our original scan of this book with a much clearer version, thanks to Garry Hunter of www.theplanpage.com
Happy new year to all our readers :) We hope 2016 is a good year for you and your families. Thank you for your support and encouragement since we launched RCLibrary in September. We'll introduce a couple of new features in 2016 - we hope you'll like them and look forward to getting your feedback.
Mary & Steve
Merry Christmas everyone! Buon Natale! Joyeux Noel! Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad! Glædelig Jul! Veselé Vánoce! God Jul! Wesołych Świąt!
We're taking a break for a few days over Christmas. See you when we're back :)
Mary & Steve
Ta da! The 100th title goes up today. It seems fitting that it's the very first issue of the legendary RCM. Hope you enjoy it. Mary :-)
Happy St Andrew's day to all our Scottish friends. And if you're celebrating in Scotland, I hope the weather doesn't dampen your fun!
Changed home page to now show a 3 column layout for the new titles.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers! Have a wonderful day :)
Added new category section of 'Patents'. First entry is a US patent from 1898 by Nikola Tesla. Many thanks to Pit for sharing his collection with us. Other contributions will be gratefully received.
Added lightbox link (zoom to higher res cover pic) on the
Added social media buttons to the title_details page.
Just uploaded the 50th title! Feel quite celebratory. Here's to the next 550. Mary
Changed the Browse pages so now users can select to order results by EntryDate or by Title.
Added a Wanted section.
Changed Browse/Category pages to display titles better. Changed default view from TextOnly to Thumbnails.
Changed homepage to now show latest entires split into in 2 columns, Books and Magazines.
Added User Comments facility (through email, currently).
Changed homepage view so now it shows RCL# and entrydate on each title.