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RCGroups Coverage of the 2017 US F3K Team Selection
Mean Joe Vermillion
Mean Joe ran across the Team Selection event for the 2017 US F3K event at the AMA. Lets check out what he found!
HobbyKing Cumulus 1500mm Balsa DLG (PNF)
A great introduction to to the world of DLG at an affordable price. The Cumulus is an easy way to enter the DLG world.
ArmSoar Composite Gliders GO 2 DLG
Get the full DLG experience with a composite glider...
HobbyKing Hall Cherokee - RCGroups Review
An cool take on a classic American homebuilt glider from Hobbyking.com.
Hacker DLG 1000 ARTF
Now here's a cool new model from Hacker that is perfect for your first entry level DLG or just for fun...
Flyzone Rapide Sport Glider
The Rapide is a 60" brushless glider with aerobatic prowess.
The AMA NATs F3K RCGroups Coverage
The Hand Launch portion of Glider Camp has concluded after two brutally hot days and challenging weather conditions...
Sigma 2 Meter Electric Sailplane ALES (ARF)
Available through Hobbyking, the Sigma is an overgrown DLG.
Horizon Hobby and E-flite's Radian XL is Available
The Radian XL motor glider has a flying horizontal stabilizer for better pitch control. The entire stabilizer rotates up or down to provide extra aerodynamic force. The result is a big glider with
Flyzone Micro Calypso
FlyZone announced the Micro Calypso this month adding a tiny companion to the popular electric glider...
HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner
The Russell is a 2M sailplane designed to be a great first hotliner or sport model. The fuselage is fiberglass with carbon fiber tow reinforcements and a bell crank system to control the full flying
HobbyKing Dynamo Electric Glider Review
The Dynamo is traditional built up glider that can be used on the slope, bungee launched or powered with an electric motor. It was designed by Felipe Vadillo and is a 3 channel model with 1500mm
Joe Nall - E-flite Radian XL First Look
Horizon Hobby's presence on the electric flight line could not be missed. They had plenty of cool new models on display and in the air. One of those was the new Radian XL...
Possum Toss F3K Contest June 25-26
The Coffee Airfoilers are hosting a two day F3K contest on June 25/26 in Tullahoma, TN. This is a fantastic place to fly and will be a good warm up for the Nats. The field is centrally located between
Radio Carbon Art's Thermal Soaring Master Class is Here
Radio Carbon Art's latest video is here and it's all about hot air. It's the Thermal Soaring Master Class and with your purchase you'll get 2 hours of HD footage professionally shot and edited to
Thunder Tiger Explorer 1500 Pro Sailplane
The Thunder Tiger Explorer 1500 Pro is a 1.5M wingspan electric glider that comes with a strong power system for quick climbs to soaring altitude...
RCRCM Gooney Flying Wing
The RCRCM is a new flying wing design with a span of 1.5M. It's a great sport model for the slope so long as you have a nice landing area...
Toledo News - Skip Miller Models
We talk with Skip Miller about what's been going on with his commercial UAV business...
Toledo News - Kennedy Composites
Barry from Kennedy Composites tells us about a new affordable altitude limiter and we learn about a new ring controller r/c paper airplane...
AXi V2 Long Sailplane Brushless Motors
Axi recently came out with newly designed V2 versions of their 28, 41 and 53 series motors and now word has come that they are making long can sailplane version in the 28 series...
Ares Alara E-Glider
If you are looking for your first E-Glider you'll want to check out the Ares Alara. It's easy to fly and durable making it a great trainer...
RCG Place of the Month - North Atlanta Soaring Association
This month's featured Place is the North Atlanta Soaring Association. They are an AMA charted club for soaring enthusiasts..
New! Snipe SN and SNT with New Color Schemes
Have you seen the new Snipes?
How To: Easy Carbon Fiber Pushrods
We all know there is more to this hobby than flying, especially in the sailplane world, where there is less RTF aircraft. You'll either already have building skills or you will need to develop them
RCG Place of the Month - Caselman's Hill
Every month we like to feature a group from our Places page. There are literally thousands of Places listed pointing out sites like flying fields, hobby shops, race tracks, and boat ponds...
HobbyKing Zeus 3170-X Sailplane
The Zeus 3170-X is a great looking ARF composite sailplane designed for thermal duration or the slope...
Anti-Slip Strap for Folding Propellers
There are any number of ways to secure your folding props for storage or transport, but few are as elegant as these new Esprit Model Anti-Slip Straps...
HobbyKing Dynamo ARF Glider
Now this brings back memories of my first ever r/c plane, the Great Planes Spirit glider. The simplicity of balsa construction and elegant lines are captured by the Dynamo in a way that will surely
Radio Carbon Art Electric Sailplane Clinic 3 Review
Paul Naton has done it again with the release of the Electric Sailplane Clinic 3...
Snipes are ON SALE!
The Snipe is a solid choice for F3K. Designed by the venerable Joe Wurts, the Snipe can be seen at competitions all over the world and is known by its high launches and great handling...
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Official RCGroups Podcast
ST Model Blaze RxR EPO Brushless Hotliner Review: A Tower Hobbies Exclusive
Multiplex Heron High Performance RR Electric Sailplane Review
Dream Flight's Alula-Trek Sailplane Review
Graupner USA V-Venture HoTT RTF Electric Sailplane With mz-10 Transmitter Review
ST Model's Arcus M Electric Sailplane Review: A Tower Hobbies Exclusive
Euphoria 4.0 F5J
$259.84 Ather 3700 3.7M ARF (Aether 3700b)
installing "Real Balls"
Utah - Point of the Mountain
BASS East coast hand launch classic (Timonium MD) 2016 October 15-16
look for help on a Inch Worm Contest Kit
Wide bodied combat wing?
Hobbyking Durafly Excalibur warmliner
2016 CVRC Fall Soaring Festival
OCSS - Orange County Slope Stuff
Rate of temperature change Taranis Telemetry
Upstate NY DLG Interest
Official USA F3F Team - 2016 World Championship - Denmark
Concept CX4 or Vortex 2
F3K World Championships, Ukraine 2017, Discussion Thread....
Daytona Beach Fun Fly October 1st
Argentine Skybench OLY II SX
Brown Bluff in Banning a place to fly frontside in the Santa Ana's
Tragi 801x Cluster
Valenta Model Mini Twister 3m F3F/B Plane
Skybench Oly II Builds - String Launched and Electric
Florida DLG Happenings
New Gremlin 1.5M (60") B'nF
Pacific NW Hand Launch Contests 2016
The Arrow 5 Lives !!!!
The Bruce 2016 Sep. 24-25
Ales Pacific Northwest Champ Series
Multiplex Alpina 4001 Master Edition Sloping
Owner's Thread: ROC HOBBY 2.2M V-TAIL GLIDER by FMS/MOTIONRC
2016 OVSS Fall Round Up - Muncie IN Oct 1-2 2016
Manilla Slope Fest 2016
KST X08 series V5.0
Aloha F5J from JimAero
Valenta Model Twister F3F/B introduction and build thread
All things Higgins
E-flite Radian XL
EC5 Plugs x 10 pairs
QUANTUM 4530-450 motor
eflight 3 cell charger
Flight power V Balancer
New parallel charge board.
5mm prop hubs
Quanum 2208 Brushless Gimbal Motors
10 x 4.5 props
Graupner Propeller E-Prop Set 9x5
Midway Model Tossette
Aquila Grande & Aquila
Jedi F3B (pics added)
Big Batch of Balsa
Supra f3 - f5 , x1 fuselage , haker motor
Maytech 85A HX version SimonK
New in package 9 packs of gemfan 5040 triblade
8x KDE 5215XF-435
Optipower ULTRA-GUARD 430 Back Up
4x KDEXF-UAS35 + KDE 3520XF
E-flite 25-46 100-Degree R/L Rotating Retract Trunions EFLG322100L & EFLG322100R
E-Flite 25-46 100 Degree Rotating Electric Retracts, EFLG320
DreamFlight Libelle DLG New
Turnigy Accucell-6 Charger...FREE SHIPPING!
Server 12v Power Supplies $25 plus shipping.
Turnigy Accucell-6 Charger...FREE SHIPPING!
HACKER A-20 6XL 2500KV with or without Gearbox
Hacker A50-10L Turnado
RAM 3 altimeter
Silver Series 80amp ESC
2X Pulse 6s 65c 5000mah packs
new in box Spirit 100 kit
Getting out, Lots for sale
Hitec X1 MF 80w Charger
carbon fiber propsychological for quad copter <<<<<<<
Shrink tubing 1.5 inch wide <<<<<<<<<<<<
Wheels! Builders box of wheels, retracts etc.
Nicads battery charger <<<<<<<<<
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Thunder Tiger Ripper Brushless Heli Motor
E-flite 25-46 100 Degree Rotating Electric Retracts, EFLG320
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