RC Models

RC Models is the personal website of Franz Zammit Haber. Sub-titled The Maltese Modeller's Web Site, it is a wonderful collection of model flight material of all sorts, with an emphasis on Franz's main area of interest, namely scale modelling.

The features on My Projects and More Projects and Pics are at the heart of the site and here you can read about and view some of the large fleet of scale models that Franz has built, lost, sold or kept over the years. There are pages dedicated to specific models, like the Cessna 310 that was on the opening screen of #56 and a great De Havilland Beaver story.

In addition, Franz has features on Hints, Tips and How-to's, a picture gallery relating to the Wings over Ta' Quali '98 event held on Malta when Hanna Prettner was guest of honour, specifications, pictures and flying report on one of his latest additions to his large-scale model aircraft fleet, a 100" Raven (thumbnail, right), and his latest major project, a Zirolli Stuka which he hopes to have complete by October this year, as well as a useful publications list and links to friends' web sites.

This is one of those sites which doesn't have a main menu as such, instead you will just keep finding links and subject headings to something new as you work your way down the home page. There's loads of good stuff, and it is a great site to explore.

Visit Franz at http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/3228


If you are into control line flying or just want to find out more about it, this site is an absolute 'must' for you to visit! To me, it almost seems the definitive source on all things control line. As you see from the title of the site, it comes from Australia where control line flying is certainly very much alive and kicking.

The site is published by Dave Kidd in conjunction with BriStunt Products, a control line mail order business, and is chock full of articles on this type of flying.

The homepage itself is an article on control line aerobatic or stunt flying, with details of the standard manoeuvres. Everything is set out very systematically, with a nice collection of pictures accompanying the text. Other pages cover classic and vintage competition flying in just the same way - again, all nicely illustrated.

Elsewhere on the site you will find Pattern rules fully set out. There's a list of Australian National Champions since 1950, information on engines and a great account of American aerobatic expert Bob Palmer's visit to the Ku-Ring-Gai Model flying Club in May 2000 - clearly a memorable occasion (that's Bob on the right).

For those who know what they are talking about, there's a Control Line Forum on the site and some useful links, including one to Dave's other atmosphere-filled site, Australian Control Line Nostalgia, which was reviewed on ModelFlight on siteseeing #36.



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