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Latest 5 books

Model Flying Machines: Their Design and Construction
 
 

30/11/2016 | RCL#1675
Model Flying Machines: Their Design and Construction
W.G. Aston
1910. A very early "handbook devoted to the construction of practical... more

All About Model Aircraft
 
 

22/11/2016 | RCL#1667
All About Model Aircraft
P.G.F. Chinn
1958. Using material previously published in Model Aircraft magazine, this... more

AeroModeller Annual 1972-73
 
 

05/11/2016 | RCL#1650
AeroModeller Annual 1972-73
R.G. Moulton & D.J. Laidlaw-Dickson (Eds.)
1972. "A review of the year's aeromodelling throughout the world in theory... more

Secrets of Model Airplane Building
 
 

03/11/2016 | RCL#1648
Secrets of Model Airplane Building
1962. Short but comprehensive introduction to aeromodelling, produced by... more

Aerodata International Fighters of World War II, Volume 1
 
 

28/10/2016 | RCL#1642
Aerodata International Fighters of World War II, Volume 1
1980. "This book brings together the first six titles of the widely... more

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Latest 5 magazines

Modelář/ Modelar 1972/06 June
 
 

07/12/2016 | RCL#1682
Modelář/ Modelar 1972/06 June
Vol. XXIII, No. 6 of the monthly Czech language modelling magazine.... more

RCM 1971/02 February
 
 

05/12/2016 | RCL#1680
RCM 1971/02 February
Vol. 8, No. 2 CONTENTS Viewpoint - Don Dewey Cunningham on R/C -... more

Profile Publications No. 013: Sopwith Pup
 
 

04/12/2016 | RCL#1679
Profile Publications No. 013: Sopwith Pup
No. 13 in the 'Aircraft in Profile' series. Detailed description of the... more

Model Maker 1952/01 January
 
 

03/12/2016 | RCL#1678
Model Maker 1952/01 January
Vol. 2, No. 14 CONTENTS Model Ships & Sailing Craft: Radio Controlled... more

Radio Control Models & Electronics 1963/10 October
 
 

02/12/2016 | RCL#1677
Radio Control Models & Electronics 1963/10 October
Vol. 4, No. 10 CONTENTS Here, There & Everywhere Monitor/ Field... more

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Latest 5 catalogues, patents, other

Historia de la Aviacion en Colombia: Avianca
 
 

06/12/2016 | RCL#1681
Historia de la Aviacion en Colombia: Avianca
Jaime Escobar,  1996. ...more

Marutaka Radio Control Model Planes Catalog
 
 

23/11/2016 | RCL#1668
Marutaka Radio Control Model Planes Catalog
1981. ...more

Construction and Use of a Radio Controlled Model Helicopter for Research
 
 

13/10/2016 | RCL#1627
Construction and Use of a Radio Controlled Model Helicopter for Research
Charles J. Hintze,  1985. ...more

EK-logictrol 1976
 
 

04/10/2016 | RCL#1618
EK-logictrol 1976
1976. ...more

Patent: Model Airplane Kit
 
 

21/09/2016 | RCL#1601
Patent: Model Airplane Kit
US No. 6,306,004 B1,  Rodney K. Farrar,  2001. ...more

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Latest User Comments

Many thanks to Eduardo for correcting our error about the origins of the name 'Avianca'. I've amended the description accordingly.
Mary : Historia de la Aviacion en Colombia: Avianca : RCL#1681 : 07/12/2016

Glad to see this book preserved here for posterity. My father had a copy and, having seen an ECC telecommander RC set working in his Veron Marlin boat, I was inspired to read this despite being far too young to understand any of its contents. Nevertheless, it triggered an interest in aeromodelling and electronics that determined the direction of my career.
ColinMill : Simple Radio Control : RCL#1612 : 13/10/2016

*According to wikipedia "Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. Newspapers and magazines published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favorably influencing public and scientific opinion about the possibility of flying machines becoming practical. On August 9 1896, his glider stalled and he was unable to regain control. Falling from about 15 m (50 ft), he broke his neck and died the next day, 10 August 1896."
Mary : AeroModeller Annual 1968-69 : RCL#1626 : 12/10/2016

Hi Mary and Steve. Please check the article "1st. Colombian Nationals"! You can see me with John Lennon type glasses as one of the judges!!! [see image above] Those were the days!!! Warmest regards,
Eduardo : RCM 1970/06 June : RCL#1624 : 11/10/2016

Glad you enjoyed this issue, Anon :) I'll do my best to dig up more. If anyone out there has anything similar, we'd love to see it!
Mary : Model Airplane News 1935/03 : RCL#1622 : 10/10/2016

More of these please if you can!!!
Anon : Model Airplane News 1935/03 : RCL#1622 : 10/10/2016

Hi Mary. Model Airplane News mag had several suffix near the original title. It happened when the mag changed the publisher/editor. In this case the Gray Band Publishing Co. was succeeded by Jay Publishing Co. in Sept 1932. The same happened when some mag was incorporated by another mag in Europe.
Pit : Model Airplane News 1935/03 : RCL#1622 : 10/10/2016

Looks like MAN was once known as "Universal Model Airplane News"; I'm not sure when the name change took place.
Mary : Model Airplane News 1935/03 : RCL#1622 : 08/10/2016

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Latest News

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
25/09/2016

I'll be away on holiday from tomorrow August 25, back on September 5. I'll answer any emails when I'm home :) Mary
24/08/2016

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.
18/08/2016

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.
22/07/2016

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07/07/2016

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