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The NEW E-flite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic/PNP - Get STOL3D!

The NEW E-flite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic/PNP - Get STOL3D!

Article By Jason M
The E-flite Timber X 1.2m combines the STOL capabilities of the original with a new wing design, oversized control surfaces, metal-geared servos and a 3S and 4S compatible power system to also deliver
Horizon Hobby E-flite V900 BNF Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite V900 BNF Review

Review By Jason Cole
The official RCGroups review of the V900 is here. Check it out below.
E-flite Extra 300 3D 1.3m

E-flite Extra 300 3D 1.3m

Article By Jason Cole
E-flite released a new Extra 300 3D foamie yesterday in a 1.3M size. It looks nice and is suitable for 3 or 4S lipo batteries.
Horizon Hobby Announces Passing of Chief Executive Officer Joseph Ambrose

Horizon Hobby Announces Passing of Chief Executive Officer Joseph Ambrose

News By Jim T. Graham
The hobby lost a great industry leader and ambassador to our hobby - Joe Ambrose.
H-King P-51D Moonbeam McSwine 750mm (30") (PNP)

H-King P-51D Moonbeam McSwine 750mm (30") (PNP)

News By Jim T. Graham
The H-King P-51D Mustang “Moonbeam McSwine” is based on a P51D built in 1944. The Mustang was one of the iconic US fighters from WWII.
Pilot USA - Pitts Challenger – 73″ (50-70cc)

Pilot USA - Pitts Challenger – 73″ (50-70cc)

News By Jim T. Graham
Following on from the great feedback received from the community for our first biplane, the 100-120cc Pitts Challenger 87", Pilot-RC are very pleased to announce the release of the smaller but no less
RCG Place of the Month - Hog Heaven Hobbies

RCG Place of the Month - Hog Heaven Hobbies

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Hog Heaven Hobbies located in Sturbridge, MA. This place was recommended by Tom Rocheleau, District 1 AVP who took the time to visit the shop, take some photos and write
FMS 1700mm (67") Piper PA-18 Super Cub

FMS 1700mm (67") Piper PA-18 Super Cub

News By Jim T. Graham
As a relative of the popular 1400mm J-3 Cub, the 1700mm PA-18 Super Cub retains great flight characteristics while offering increased power and wingspan.
F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL7850)

F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL7850)

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF scale jet is a replica that brings the pride and precision of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to your local flying field. High-power and the availability of SAFE
2018 XFC v2 - Info and Voting!

2018 XFC v2 - Info and Voting!

News By Jim T. Graham
Frank Noll is bringing back the XFC! Here is the info, an interview and how you can vote for the US team!
Florida E Jet Fest International

Florida E Jet Fest International

News By Jason Cole
Get your ducted fans ready for the Florida E Jet Fest hosted by the Imperial R/C Club in Mulberry, FL.
Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm ETO Scheme Warbird (PNF)

Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm ETO Scheme Warbird (PNF)

News By Jim T. Graham
The Avios Spitfire MkVb Super Scale 1450mm Warbird is now available!
RDRC's First Control-Line Fly-In Event Coverage

RDRC's First Control-Line Fly-In Event Coverage

Article By Nikolei Zinsli
Despite control line flight coming from the days before R/C, this segment of the hobby is still alive & well. Check out coverage taken from the first annual control line event at RDRC in Raleigh, NC.
Rage R/C - Vintage Stick Micro RTF Airplane

Rage R/C - Vintage Stick Micro RTF Airplane

News By Jim T. Graham
A fun indoor flyer with an old-time feel!
Horizon Hobby / Hangar 9 F6F Hellcat 15cc ARF

Horizon Hobby / Hangar 9 F6F Hellcat 15cc ARF

Review By kevin
Check out this review of the Hangar 9 F6F Hellcat 15cc ARF.
E-flite Delta Ray One

E-flite Delta Ray One

News By Jason Cole
The Tag line is "The One ANYONE Can Learn to Fly" and it looks like the new Delta Ray One from E-flite is just that.
FMS - RCG CONTEST - Enter to win FMS 70mm F-16C!

FMS - RCG CONTEST - Enter to win FMS 70mm F-16C!

Article By Jim T. Graham
We are excited to bring you another contest. FMS has stepped up to the plate and you have a chance to win the FMS 70mm F-16C Fighting Falcon PNP! Read on for details!
FlyColor WinDragon

FlyColor WinDragon

News By Jim T. Graham
FlyColor is looking for some users to test their new ESC. Read on for more info.
UMX MiG-15 28mm EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFLU6050)

UMX MiG-15 28mm EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFLU6050)

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite UMX MiG-15 EDF jet is back by popular demand in a vivid new color scheme with higher performance, plus optional-use SAFE Select technology and smooth AS3X stabilization that together
RCGroups Podcast 76 - Kit Building Episode

RCGroups Podcast 76 - Kit Building Episode

News By Jim T. Graham
Join the RCGroups team as we talk kits with Mean Joe from Balsa USA!
CrewZinn Flight Deck - RC Work and CG Stand Review

CrewZinn Flight Deck - RC Work and CG Stand Review

Review By Jason Cole
Do you love great looking and functional hobby accessories? I know I do and that's why I was excited to get offered to review the CrewZinn Flight Deck. Let's take a closer look at what it can do for
E-flite Mini Convergence VTOL BNF Basic Review

E-flite Mini Convergence VTOL BNF Basic Review

Review By Jason Cole
If you like interesting models with unique abilities, then this pint sized VTOL is worth a look. Let's dive right in and check out how cute it is and then head to the field to see how it performs.
Opale Camo R 2.4 Paraglider Wing

Opale Camo R 2.4 Paraglider Wing

News By Jason Cole
Opale has a new wing on the market that is designed for high performance and it looks awesome. This wing has it all.
CrewZinn Flight Deck - RC Work and CG Stand

CrewZinn Flight Deck - RC Work and CG Stand

News By Jason Cole
RCGroups member KnuckleCurve started a business and created the coolest airplane stand and CG machine that we've ever seen, come check it out.
MaxAmps High Capacity and High Discharge 18650 Lithium-ion Cells.

MaxAmps High Capacity and High Discharge 18650 Lithium-ion Cells.

News By Jim T. Graham
MaxAmps has released a new line of 18650 lithium ion cells. The 3450Mah cell is a high capacity option for low draw applications and the 2150Mah cell is designed for those high amp draw applications.
E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF

E-flite UMX Cirrus SR22T BNF

News By Jason Cole
This recreation of the popular Cirrus SR22T looks so stinking cute! This is the UMX Cirrus SR22T and it is an officially licensed replica on a micro scale with nice details and handling.
HobbyKing’s Month of Magic - November!

HobbyKing’s Month of Magic - November!

News By Jim T. Graham
HobbyKing will be having a month of deals this November. Check out this thread to learn more!
Tucson Aerobatic Shootout Event Coverage

Tucson Aerobatic Shootout Event Coverage

Article By Jim T. Graham
Sukhoikid brings all the TAS action to FlyingGiants.com!
Multiplex FunRacer 100MPH Sport Planes

Multiplex FunRacer 100MPH Sport Planes

Article By Jason Cole
The Multiplex FunRacers are due to arrive on November 1st. These speedy sport planes looks great and offer a wide speed range and nice handling.
Cajun Huckfest 2018 Video Coverage featuring Jase Dussia

Cajun Huckfest 2018 Video Coverage featuring Jase Dussia

Article By Alkaline
Big thanks to Alkaline for the event videos!!
Orel Zohar and the Pilot-RC Laser 103"

Orel Zohar and the Pilot-RC Laser 103"

Article By Jim T. Graham
Man can this guy fly! Orel is 18 years, from Israel and has been flying since he was 5!
Graupner MZ-32 Radio Simulator!

Graupner MZ-32 Radio Simulator!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Are you thinking about stepping up to the MZ-32? Check out the simulator and get a real feel for what it can do!
Amazing Giant F4U Corsair Indoor Flight - Video

Amazing Giant F4U Corsair Indoor Flight - Video

Article By Jason Cole
Now here's something you don't see everyday. A giant 1/4 scale F4U Corsair with a 3M wingspan flying around... INDOORS!
Foxtech Battery Hot Swapping System PG20 is Released!

Foxtech Battery Hot Swapping System PG20 is Released!

Article By foxtechtech
The PG20 Dual Battery Swapping Board is a new power governer device for Nimbus VTOL V2. It increased at least 30% flight time of Nimbus VTOL and lowered the discharge rate requirement of the main
Review - Horizon Hobby/E-flite Opterra 1.2m BNF Basic

Review - Horizon Hobby/E-flite Opterra 1.2m BNF Basic

Review By Jim T. Graham
This wing is a great flyer, that is easy to put together. This is an updated Opterra in a smaller package. You can fly it as a straight-up wing or add FPV gear for fun in the goggles!
RCG Place of the Month - Triple Creek RC Club

RCG Place of the Month - Triple Creek RC Club

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Triple Creek RC Club located in Riverview, Florida.
The Hobby Has Lost a Great Ambassador - Dave Mathewson

The Hobby Has Lost a Great Ambassador - Dave Mathewson

Article By Jim T. Graham
Dave Mathewson was not just a good friend to many fellow RC pilots. He was a friend to the hobby. We have a lost another good one.
SkyRC e4Q Charger

SkyRC e4Q Charger

News By Jason Cole
SkyRC has been making great chargers for a long time now. I was browsing their site this morning and came across one I haven't seen before and thought it both looked cool and would be highly
Fly Horizon Hobby Planes on Real Flight 8!

Fly Horizon Hobby Planes on Real Flight 8!

News By Jim T. Graham
The Horizon Hobby Edition of RealFlight 8 adds the exclusive technologies and some of the most popular aircraft from the Best Brands in RC to the #1 RC flight simulator in the world to deliver an
Win a Real Flight with Real Flight 8!

Win a Real Flight with Real Flight 8!

News By Jim T. Graham
Purchase RF8 and Be Automatically Entered for a Chance to Win a Grand Prize Ride with Scott "Scooter" Yoak in the Quick Silver P-51 Mustang at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019!
Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter - RCGroups Review

Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
The new DX8e from Spektrum may just be the perfect choice for the average pilot that doesn't want to break the bank for a full-featured transmitter.
Parkzone T-28 Trojan 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X and SS - RCGroups Review

Parkzone T-28 Trojan 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X and SS - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Introduced over 10 years ago, the beloved Parkzone T-28 has returned to the flightline.
Phoenix Model 1:4 3/4 Spitfire 50-61cc Gas/EP ARF - RCGroups EXCLUSIVE Review

Phoenix Model 1:4 3/4 Spitfire 50-61cc Gas/EP ARF - RCGroups EXCLUSIVE Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
RCGroups & Flying Giants got an exclusive chance to review the new giant-scale Spitfire from Phoenix Models. Nikolei takes us through an in-depth look at this 95" warbird!
Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select Review

Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select Review

Review By Hiflyer
When is a Cub not a Cub? When it's a clipped wing aerobatic beast.
Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 30cc - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 30cc - RCGroups Review

Review By kingsflyer
Mike McDougall tackles the new Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 30cc from Horizon Hobby. Master modeler Ali Machinchy updated the venerable Ultra Stick design and worked his magic to infuse this newest Stick with
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