Model Flying Club
When model fliers get together
a new club is formed!
Alex Whittaker has launched a 'must read' web page!
"RC Planes UK aims to give model pilots a more pleasant shopping
experience with a range
of various types of RC plane,
great customer service and free delivery on all planes.
We also have a
beginners guide for those new to the model planes."
Turnigy LiPo and electric prop distributor.
Keen prices and Excellent customer support.
Steve Webb Models of Frodsham is our local model shop.
Paul, (the boss man) tells us:
Based in Chester, in the North West of England (UK),
we are a small
business aiming to provide a quality and hassle-free service.
specialise in brushless power sets for radio controlled model
and aim to offer quality
and reliable products from
specialist manufacturers to help you get the most from your spare
Star-Loc Five Star Adhesives Ltd in Runcorn .
Try Component Shop for RC accessories
and particularly for rechargables.
or have a look around the
Hobby Pit site.
You can even search for info by type, some registrations have photos.
Morley and District MAC of Leeds have a library of over 1,000 model aircraft plans,
mostly Free flight, but listed by type.
Planning a build in the old fashioned way? this may be a good place to start.
You only have to ask, use the 'e-mail' button on our Home page if you wish.
The CAA offer a G-Info database search facility, both current and historical. You have a G-XXXX Registration Number?- find out if she still flies!
But beware, I discovered that a 'Mosquito' today is either an elderly autogiro or a sailplane,
Not exactly what I expected!.
Virtual Aircraft Museum.
The A to Z of Aircraft manufacturers and their planes, listed by Country.
I wonder if you would recognise even 50% of those in the UK listings!
Parent body for UK Aeromodellers
Large Model Association
Complete listing of Military Airshows around the UK.
You can also go to their 'Live Aviation' page to eavesdrop ATC conversations
and see Videos & airport webcams.
The Red Arrows display programme can be found here.
Simple concept..? A motorcycle with extending wings
Well you can dream!
Remember James May demonstrating the 1950s
Well new technology has now been applied to the design.
The Terrafugia Transition first flew on March 6th '09, watch the maiden flight here,
the manufacturer is
now accepting deposits for early delivery.
and dont forget that the long overdue Moller M400 Skycar
might just be with us soon.
or the Czech Aeromobil,
watch one of its first ( slightly unsteady) flights.
Due for launch in 2014 ( subject to suitable investment) is the Pal-V gyrocopter
you can read all about it and see flight videos
You could design your own...........
All your battery questions answered.
modelflying.co.uk the web home of RCME
In 1937 Ettore Bugatti designed and built his innovative Bugatti Racer 100P aeroplane.
With a rigid , single seat, ply and balsa fuselage, wings swept forwards and butterfy tailfeathers
this was nothing short of revolutionary. Propulsion was to be by
two mid mounted 8 cylinder, 4.9 litre Turbocharged engines driving contrarotating props, with
drive shafts through the cockpit. She never flew ( Herr Hitler saw to that) but the only prototype is on display today at Oshkosh. Dont miss the News page
and their project page
to learn about current efforts to build a flying replica.
A group of enthusiasts set about rebuilding a full scale 'prototype' from scant details and few plans available, you can find their facebook page here
from that page you can get regular updates of their progress.
A large RC model has now flown proving that Bugatti knew something about aerodynamics as well!
Following the successful flight of a large scale model, the Group have actually flown their full scale prototype , the subject of several YouTube Videos, lots of links on their web pages.
What a success story!
Mark Jayne is not only a radio control enthusiast
but an avid plane spotter and photographer who spends many a cold day on a hillside in
Mid Wales awaiting the arrival of military aircraft flying The Mach Loop,
often at 450mph less than 100' from the ground.
Adam One's aerodynamics pages explain
UK orientated information pages just for aeromodellers
of lift, wing profiles, slots, flaps, stalls , spins & lots of other things.
for both beginner and expert
This New Zealand site has just been launched but most models
and equipment will be the same the world over.
This looks like becoming the 'Which Magazine' for aeromodellers
you should certainly
check it out before you buy.
Detailed information about all those WW1 biplanes
and the aces who flew them.
Airfield Models, a great information resource for modellers
Considering Radio Control as a hobby?,
there is no better place to start surfing.
Electromagnetic levitation and thrust..
the way forward?
Make your own model and find out!
Have you explored the world of RC podcasts?
If you dont have an i-pod/i-pad or an i-phone,
then simply tune in from their web pages.
All things that fly- another podcast site.
RC flightcast, another podcast site.
A knowledgeable team of 3
with a friendly presentation.
The podcasts listed are all Transatlantic in origin
Please let me know if I am missing one ( or more) from nearer home!
Have you explored the 'newsgroups'?
Not forgetting the Forum groups offered by :
RC Model flyers.
"The UK's premier forum" for exchange of ideas and aeromodelling tips
Another UK Forum for exchange of ideas and aeromodelling tips
Three US discussion forums: