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How To: Easy Carbon Fiber Pushrods

How To: Easy Carbon Fiber Pushrods

Article By Jason Cole
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

RCG Place of the Month - Caselman's Hill

News By Jason Cole
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

HobbyKing Zeus 3170-X Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
The Zeus 3170-X is a great looking ARF composite sailplane designed for thermal duration or the slope...
Anti-Slip Strap for Folding Propellers

Anti-Slip Strap for Folding Propellers

News By Jason Cole
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

HobbyKing Dynamo ARF Glider

News By Jason Cole
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

Radio Carbon Art Electric Sailplane Clinic 3 Review

Review By Jason Cole
Paul Naton has done it again with the release of the Electric Sailplane Clinic 3...
Snipes are ON SALE!

Snipes are ON SALE!

News By Jason Cole
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

F5J Contest in Queen Creek Arizona Dec. 5-6

News By Jason Cole
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

HobbyKing Tanager Slope Glider

News By Jason Cole
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)

F3K Contest Strategy (Video)

Article By Jason Cole
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

ST Model Blaze RxR EPO Brushless Hotliner Review: A Tower Hobbies Exclusive

Review By Michael Heer
The Blaze lets a pilot experience a pretty fast sailplane for a very reasonable price!
ICARE Offers Bidule Tow Planes

ICARE Offers Bidule Tow Planes

News By Jason Cole
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

Atlanta Punkin Chunk F3K Contest

News By Jason Cole
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 RCG Wrap Up

News By Jason Cole
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

The Bruce 2015 RCGroups Photos

Article By Jason Cole
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 20% Off Specials

News By Jason Cole
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

Radio Carbon Art Electric Sailplane Clinic 3

News By Jason Cole
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

Hobbyking 1.0M Mini V2 DLG

Article By Jason Cole
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

9 Year Old Girl Takes First in F5J Junior Comp

News By Jason Cole
We love seeing young pilots enjoying the RC hobby with passion and enthusiasm for the sport...
SuperStarlight - All moulded F5J/ALES Sailplane

SuperStarlight - All moulded F5J/ALES Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
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

Origin Hobby Acro Vectored Brushless ARF

News By Matt Gunn
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

New F3X Building Clinic Video from Radio Carbon Art

News By Jason Cole
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 Heron High Performance RR Electric Sailplane Review

Review By Michael Heer
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.

5 Slope Destinations in the U.S.A.

Article By Jason Cole
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

HobbyKing Zulu Composite Sloper

News By Jason Cole
The Zulu is a composite flying wing that is crafted with European level quality for the discerning sloper...
ArmSoar Composite Gliders GO DLG

ArmSoar Composite Gliders GO DLG

News By Jason Cole
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

ICARE Falcon E Kevlar/Carbon

News By Jason Cole
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's Alula-Trek Sailplane Review

Review By Michael Heer
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

3 Aerotow Events You Should Attend

Article By Jason Cole
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

Radio Carbon Art DLG Videos - Coupon Code

News By Jason Cole
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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