Mr Smoothie in Adelaide

RCM News Racing

Stick n rudder flying at its best, air racing pits our editor against Australia's top race pilots. Our three racing aeroplanes fly the Futaba 16SZ radio set with Futaba inflight telemetry to compete in the 2018 Formula One National Air Races (F1NAR) at Melbourne - Cootamundra - Bendigo - Canberra.

Mr Smoothie in Adelaide

AT6 TEXAN

is the WW11 advanced trainer for pilots to move up to high performance fighters such as the P-51 Mustang. Our Texan is a 1/5th scale Seagull ARF powered by the 3.5HP OS 120AX two stroke engine with Himark electric retracts.
Wingspan 2035mm Weight 6.35kg Race Speed 180 kph

Mr Smoothie in Adelaide

CASSUTT

is the most popular home built design for full size F1 / Goodyear Air Racing based around the 100HP Continental O-200 (Cessna 150) aero engine. Our Cassutt 111 is a 40%scale Seagull ARF powered by the 6HP OS GT60 (60cc) two stroke engine. Wingspan 1676mm Weight 7 5 kg Race Speed 250 kph.

Mr Smoothie in Adelaide

WG Gilderslag

We are the only magazine in the world with its own race pilot. WG Gilderslag specialises in 1/3rd scale. If you are into big engines follow his racing exploits in RCM News Racing column. There is a world of free information in cyberland today but much of it can be misleading. Flight Training is model aviation's bread and butter too. Gilderslag does his bit reaching out to beginners too. Catch WG's Flyboys Flight Training in every edition".

Mr Smoothie in Adelaide
Mr Smoothie in Adelaide

MR SMOOTHIE

A home built design from the 1930s it was so fast competitors made sure it did not qualify for its first outing in USA's golden era of air racing. Built in balsa and plywood from scratch the model is a beast to operate. Pneumatic retractable undercarriage and variable camber in the turns the twin cylinder inline Moki 60cc engine puts out 8.5 HP. Only raced three times it has never met its full potential.