RC Report folds

I just got word from RC REPORT Owner and editor Gordon Banks that the March
2009 issue of RC REPORT will be its final issue. Due to the huge amount of
advertiser cut-backs, they just couldn't continue.
Sad that the best magazine has to go.
Red S.
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Red Scholefield
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On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:22:46 -0500, "Red Scholefield" wrote in :
How awful!
Thanks for the heads-up.
I enjoyed RCM thoroughly. I hope all goes well for Gordon & the crew.
Marty
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 09:32:46 +0900, Ray Haddad wrote in :
It does in this context.
My fingers slipped while typing.
RCM died a few years back.
RCR is the one whose passing we're mourning now.
My bad!
Marty
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
I subscribed for a couple of years and really enjoyed that magazine. It had two strong (very strong) qualities: honesty and humor. I had, by far, more trust in their reviews than any other magazines'. Most other magazine's reviews are nothing more than free advertising, I think. RC Reports reviews were really reviews!
Can we get a rmrca collection started to buy Mr. Banks some pizza gift cards in appreciation of his fine work? ;-)
Good flying, desmobob
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Robert Scott
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And who didn't immediately fall in love with the beautiful voice of Myna answering the phone?
They will be missed.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
On Dec 19, 5:22=EF=BF=BDpm, "Red Scholefield" wrote= :
I am sorry to see RCR go as I am subscriber and my opinion is RCR was the Consumers Report of the RC airplane world. But, is RCR going to refund the remainder of the subscription or do as RCM did and keep it? RCM didn't even offer an airplane plan for the unused part.
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IFLYJ3
This is terrible news! RC Report is easily the best, most honest RC airplane magazine ever. I subscribed early on (1986) and I will miss it plenty. I'm quite certain that a lot of other folks will miss it as well.
Texas Pete
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Pete Kerezman
On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 07:03:31 -0600, Pete Kerezman shouted:
RC Report will be missed because of it's integrity. It would publish reviews of products even if the review found that it was a crappy product. Advertisers hate it when someone publishes an unfavorable review of their products, so they are withholding the advertising they would do in RC Report.
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Vance Howard
On Dec 19, 5:22=EF=BF=BDpm, "Red Scholefield" wrote= :
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Steve
"Red Scholefield" wrote: I just got word from RC REPORT Owner and editor Gordon Banks that the March 2009 issue of RC REPORT will be its final issue. Due to the huge amount of advertiser cut-backs, they just couldn't continue.
Sad that the best magazine has to go.
Red S.
I just came across one of the early "Newsprint" copies I kept. Maybe the revenue would support that format?
I remember how excited I was to read it at the time. It would certainly be better than no RC Report.
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trevelyan
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Frankly, I like it better in the old newsprint format. I don't want to hurt Gordon's feelings, but the "rag" had a bit more personality, in a maverick kind of way.
Of course, I have no idea what is involved in distributing such a rag versus getting shelf space in a magazine shop.
Why not an electronic version on the internet?
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
I built a bird they reviewed (Midwest Super Stinker) and ran into significant problems (placarded for flutter IN THE BUILD INSTRUCTIONS) that were not even hinted about. I was unhappy off about RCR missing the problem but incensed when I found that MAN wrote about it as a negative about the kit. To me the issue was not whether or not I would have built the bird, rather the integrity of the review system at RCR came under serious question. After some time doing research, I did find and test effective solutions. Uncovered my corrected control surfaces were stiffer than the completed demonstration model seen in Toledo.
I stopped subscribing to RCR after some email interaction with Gordon over this issue because my subscription was based on trust in the reviews I no longer had. I much preferred the original concept and newsprint version of the rag because it was much better than what RCR became. I wish he could figure a way to return to that format because it was a good one.
Jim Branaum AMA 1428

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Six_O'Clock_High
Rather than bemoaning RCR's demise, shoot him an email offering to pay double or triple the current subscription rate. I just did.
Geoff Sanders
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h.g.sanders

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