Airborne has closed!

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of a great magazine. After 46 years and 274 issues the curtain has fallen, due in no uncertain terms to the buying habits of aero modellers forsaking their traditional bricks & mortar hobby shop for the vagaries of a quick and sometimes questionable purchase from an Internet site.


These purchasing habits may seem innocent enough, but when these purchases are multiplied, they affect the entire industry from the local manufacturer, (yes, we did have quite a few once!) the wholesalers, the retailers and of course their window to you, our Airborne readers.


Next time you wonder why there is no longer a hobby store near you or a hobby magazine to read, check your buying habits and ask "where can I get sound advice, a friendly face and all the nick knacks that are needed for a model in one place?" If you answer it used to be my local store but it has gone, then more likely you are part of the problem.


Support the shops that are still here because without your support the will not be here much longer. Fly safe and goodbye from us all at Airborne.

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ISSUE #266 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #266 – Airborne Magazine

We Test Fly… VQ Models Scooter Seagull’s RV8 Eagle FMS Super Scorpion EDF Jet SIG Riser 100 Glider . . . Revisited Blade 25 FPV Racing Drone Engine Review: RCGF 21cc Twin Adding Scale Detail To Cockpit Instruments

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ISSUE #265 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #265 – Airborne Magazine

We Test Fly… •    FMS & RocHobby P-39 Airacobra •    Seagull’s Fly Baby •    Quest Impaction Heli •    Hobbyzone Conscendo S Powered Glider •    Ripmax Acro Wot Foam-E Mk2 Jets Over Temora Radio Reviews: • Futaba’s T6K • Futaba GYA ...

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ISSUE #264 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #264 – Airborne Magazine

4.6 metre Me323 Gigant We check out the Spektrum Wireless Buddy System We Test Fly… • VQ Models Ju-52 “Iron Annie” • Seagull Funky Cub on Floats • Nine Eagles Galaxy Visitor 7 Quadcopter • Ripmax Wot 4 Foan-E • Multiplex ...

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Sig Four-Star 60

Sig Four-Star 60

Sig Four-Star 60 by Adrian Wall From my building board comes yet another full build kit from the masters of traditionally constructed wooden model planes, SIG, and this time the Four-Star 60. Essentially SIG make 3 versions of this same ...

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ISSUE #263 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #263 – Airborne Magazine

NEW Hitec’s Flash 8 Radio FLIGHT TESTS EMS 80″ JU 87D Stuka Blade Glimpse Drone Ares Optim 300CP Heli Multiplex Heron 2.4 Metre Glider FMS ASW 28 Self Launching Glider 1/5th Scale Twin Turbine Foxbat FLIGHT TESTED Sig Four­Star 60

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RCGF 10CC

RCGF 10CC

The RCGF engine company is well established with a good range of single and twin cylinder engines ranging from, at this stage, 10 cc to 60 cc, a selection providing the power for a majority of aircraft sizes. I have ...

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FMS F3A EXPLORER

FMS F3A EXPLORER

Do you like flying aerobatics?   FMS have developed an excellent, relatively small model for pilots who would like to fly serious precision aerobatics.  It should be great for those who want to give F3A pattern aerobatics a try and for ...

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ISSUE #262 – Airborne Magazine

ISSUE #262 – Airborne Magazine

We Check Out…. • Electrifying Phoenix Spitty Mk 2 • FMS F3A Explorer EP • Ares Ethos FPV Quad • Hangar 9’s 25% J3 Cub ENGINE Reviews: • Roto 170 FS • RCGF 10cc Sparky

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P-47G Razorback

P-47G Razorback

FMS have reproduced this impressive aircraft in a 1-metre span scale model that has both impressive features and performance. The P-47 was a huge fighter. It weighed over 4000kg empty and had a maximum take-off weight of nearly 8000kg. It ...

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F22 Raptor EDF

F22 Raptor EDF

From any angle it shows off its unique de- sign and “stealth” appeal. For those lucky enough to be present at the recent Avalon 2015 air show, the example on display was more than enough to get the blood racing! ...

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