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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...
F5J Contest in Queen Creek Arizona Dec. 5-6
If you fly electric thermal duration and live near the Queen Creek Arizona area, then you'll want to check out this upcoming F5J contest...
HobbyKing Tanager Slope Glider
The Tanager is a built up flying wing slope glider that's built from balsa and plywood with carbon fiber reinforcements...
F3K Contest Strategy (Video)
If you are new to F3K like me, you'll be wondering about the strategy part to the competition...
ST Model Blaze RxR EPO Brushless Hotliner Review: A Tower Hobbies Exclusive
The Blaze lets a pilot experience a pretty fast sailplane for a very reasonable price!
ICARE Offers Bidule Tow Planes
The Bidule planes are purpose built for aerotowing and the huge 170 has proven to be reliable towing anything from 2M foamies to massive 25ft 60lb scale ships...
Atlanta Punkin Chunk F3K Contest
On November 13-15 the North Atlanta Soaring Association will be hosting the 2015 Punkin Chunk F3K contest at River Green Park...
The Bruce 2015 RCG Wrap Up
The Bruce 2015 DLG competition is in the books and it may be the last one. Only time will tell on that subject....
The Bruce 2015 RCGroups Photos
RCG pulled in right at lunch time to the famous thermal farm in Bruce's backyard. It was filled DLG pilots from all over the world...
Soaring USA 20% Off Specials
Soaring USA has some fantastic models to offer, but quality products can mean you'll pay a pretty penny to get a hold of one.
Radio Carbon Art Electric Sailplane Clinic 3
Paul Naton is in production on his latest electric sailplane clinic video and it's due out late October...
Hobbyking 1.0M Mini V2 DLG
The HobbyKing 1M Mini V2 DLG is a new version of the popular mosquito class glider. It's a great way to get started in DLG on a budget with a receiver ready model coming in at $215...
9 Year Old Girl Takes First in F5J Junior Comp
We love seeing young pilots enjoying the RC hobby with passion and enthusiasm for the sport...
SuperStarlight - All moulded F5J/ALES Sailplane
The SuperStarlight is another killer looking sailplane from ICARE. The wingspan is pretty large at 136" with 1071 square inches of wing area...
Origin Hobby Acro Vectored Brushless ARF
The Origin Hobby Acro Vectored Brushless ARF can glide like a sailplane and perform extreme aerobatics with a thrust vectoring nose.
New F3X Building Clinic Video from Radio Carbon Art
Radio Carbon Art just released a new video for F3X. The F3X Building Clinic is a 2.5 hour instructional video available on DVD or Digitally that covers the assembly and setup of today's modern
Multiplex Heron High Performance RR Electric Sailplane Review
Multiplex has a well earned reputation for their excellent sailplanes. The Heron RR has taken that reputation one step higher with outstanding speed, aerobatics and the ability to slope or thermal for
5 Slope Destinations in the U.S.A.
If you are a sloper you dream of new places to fly. Every trip you take, you think "I could slope that" when you see a new hill or cliff. It's an addiction for sure, but the good kind...
HobbyKing Zulu Composite Sloper
The Zulu is a composite flying wing that is crafted with European level quality for the discerning sloper...
ArmSoar Composite Gliders GO DLG
Nearly everyone who has seen me fly my Snipe has asked me "where do I get one and how much?" Then they almost choke after hearing the price north of $1000 all in. That's a big barrier for a lot of
ICARE Falcon E Kevlar/Carbon
This version of the Falcon features a strong kevlar/carbon fuselage as well as composite wing with an MH-32 airfoil.
Dream Flight's Alula-Trek Sailplane Review
Dream-Flight has totally redesigned their Alula-Evo and I have found they have made what was a very good sailplane much better and named this new sailplane the Alula-Trek.
3 Aerotow Events You Should Attend
Thermal season is heating up and pilots are preparing their Cubs, Decathlons, and other tow planes to help get you some airtime in the dance we call aerotowing. There are some fantastic events coming
Radio Carbon Art DLG Videos - Coupon Code
I've been a big fan of Radio Carbon Art videos since watching Endless Lift after I first learned to fly. Paul Naton has a knack for capturing the essence of soaring. I started out watching his
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Wisel, just the glider you need.
ST Model Arcus M EP ARTF
The Dream-Flight Alula Thread
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Elliot Bowl DLG F3K Contest Series
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F3K Fun-Fly at El Dorado Park in Long Beach - Dec 5, 2015
Need a place to slope soar
Incidence-schmicidence!?!?!? Less is more, Zero is Most?????
Torrey Pines Gulls Rating/Fun-Fly Saturday Feb 6th 2016
Xplorer 2 Sinkrate testing
Super Scooter **NOW AVAILABLE - PREORDER SPECIAL!!**
FAA's 400' guideline
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Where to mount tow line hook?
How Old Are We Here?
Zupair Zulu Moulded EPO / E-powered
Folding Prop hanging down
A little bit of F3B history
Old Buzzard's Soaring book by Dave Thornburg
Chrysalis 1.5 m/ 2 meter kits
Craft-Air Windfree 99" plans Found <><
Vintage Simprop Optima F3B find.
LiPo battery brands available?
Brand New Conscendo BNF
Brand New Turnigy G60 500KV
EPP CNC cut wing
New Wind Meter with thermometer.
Phoebus Short Kit
F-20 Foamy Kit
Explorer - 2M
Wanderer - 2M
Castle Creations Phoenix ICE 200 NEW Price Reduced
Three 6s Nano-Tech 3300mAh IR's Shown
Birdy - Windrider
ASW27 - 60" ws
Eflite 50 size brushless outrunner NEW
Eflite 60A pro v2 ESC
Thunder AC 6 Dual Current Charger NIB $ 45 Shipped
Combat Wing - 48" Windrider
Goldberg Electra BNF
New Pair 4s A-Spec G2 3200mAh IR's Shown
Various LiPo batteris
950KV motor, ESCs and servos
Pair 5s A-Spec Nano-Tech 4000mAh IR's Shown
Pair 4s Nano-Tech 5000mAh IR's Shown
Hoffman Magnetics Wild Mighty Might/Beast/Wild Beast
Phoenix V4 Flight Simulator
Hoffman Magnetics Storm 70/ Storm 70 HW NIB
12k or 6k Carbon Tow, 2 sizes to choose from
Finwing m2220 1350kv motor
Turnigy Plush 100amp + RXs
(5) new ESC's - $50 shipped! 12-45A
Du-Bro Tru Spin Prop Balancer
Gens Ace 6S 4500mAh 25C LiPo
Malibu 1m DLG
Hyperion EOS 720i Super DUO3
Small lot props/adaptors
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