Plan Parade

Plans of 62 flying models published in Aeromodeller magazine between 1937 and 1946. Because these are classic pre-war plans from a period when aero engines were rare in Britain, 57 of these plans are simple rubber-powered planes, seven are gliders and only three are petrol-engined models. Continue reading


Bryan Acton Bryan Acton was educated at Eltham College and lived in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. He was introduced to winemaking by Trappist Monks in Palestine in 1943, while he was on armed service and progressed to being a member of the … Continue reading

Home Workshop Hints and Tips

A selection of useful hints and tips for metalworkers culled from a seventy years of Model Engineer magazine – as relevant today as when they were first printed. Includes many helpful nuggets of knowledge which have never been republished until now. Continue reading

Scale Aircraft for Free Flight

This book is based upon a compilation of articles by Eric Coates in Aeromodeller from the early 1970s. He was a successful competitor and pathfinder in the development of scale accuracy and these articles remain a leading source of practical advice on how to build and fly a scale model aeroplane. Continue reading