Established in 1991
Radio Control Model News (RCM News) is an owner operated Australian newspaper styled magazine. We cover a wide range of topics for enthusiasts interested in the pursuit of building, buying and flying radio controlled model aeroplanes (aircraft) gliders, helicopters and multicopters. For solo, sport, competition and commercial flying.
Published bi-monthly printed on high gloss paper and distributed nationally through Newssagents or by subscription. It is the only RC magazine in the world with flaps.Flap 1 and Flap 2 are the fold out on the printed front cover that features two beautiful scale models. Our DigiMag for Apple, Android tablets and smartphones plus PC is available for purchase through secure gateways. Downloads to your device, auto page size, page jump from the contents page, readable type, convenient swipe for and back to the next page and a convenient pop up menu with hyperlinks to advertisers websites and You Tube footage where available.
RCM News supports its advertisers with independent product reviews of radios, engines, motors, aircraft, heli and accessories. Advertising is not sold on the basis of a favourable review. With new people starting out all the time we cover the basics and more advanced information with flying tips and advice on setup. We are happy to assist reader enquiries wherever we can.
This magazine was launched by Brian Green in 1991 to coincide with the opening of 1991 FAI World Aerobatic, Pylon and Heli Championships at Wangaratta Victoria. Dad was the overall event director of the Champs. I have been flying RC since 1971 and competed in aerobatics and thermal glider at the 26th MAAA Nationals in Geelong in 1972. Dad was the Australian agent for Kraft Systems, Dubro, Sullivan, Lanier, Rocket City, Graupner, MK, YS, Sankyo, Pacer Products. Some 10,000 hours spent flying models for fun, competition and commercial RC flight training and airwork, approximately 1000 students later I can say that this fabulous hobby has never been easier or more affordable to get into the air with quality brand name gear than it has ever been.
ps. Flyboys has historical significance dating back to WW1. I had to come up with an easy to remember website name for a radio advertisment for the 2102 Cobram Air Races hence the easy to remember name.