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The AMA NATs F3K RCGroups Coverage

The AMA NATs F3K RCGroups Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
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)

Sigma 2 Meter Electric Sailplane ALES (ARF)

News By Matt Gunn
Available through Hobbyking, the Sigma is an overgrown DLG.
Horizon Hobby and E-flite's Radian XL is Available

Horizon Hobby and E-flite's Radian XL is Available

News By Michael Heer
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 Micro Calypso

Article By Jason Cole
FlyZone announced the Micro Calypso this month adding a tiny companion to the popular electric glider...
HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner

HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner

News By Jason Cole
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

HobbyKing Dynamo Electric Glider Review

Review By Jason Cole
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

Joe Nall - E-flite Radian XL First Look

News By Jason Cole
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

Possum Toss F3K Contest June 25-26

News By Jason Cole
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 Thermal Soaring Master Class is Here

News By Jason Cole
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

Thunder Tiger Explorer 1500 Pro Sailplane

Article By Jason Cole
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

RCRCM Gooney Flying Wing

News By Jason Cole
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

Toledo News - Skip Miller Models

News By Jason Cole
We talk with Skip Miller about what's been going on with his commercial UAV business...
Toledo News - Kennedy Composites

Toledo News - Kennedy Composites

News By Jason Cole
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 V2 Long Sailplane Brushless Motors

News By Jason Cole
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

Ares Alara E-Glider

News By Jason Cole
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

RCG Place of the Month - North Atlanta Soaring Association

News By Jason Cole
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

New! Snipe SN and SNT with New Color Schemes

News By Jason Cole
Have you seen the new Snipes?
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...
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