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Posted by Terry | Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:54 AM | 3,848 Views
Since the last update our techs have been working on more bug fixes and feature enhancements that have improved many aspects of the site.

Here's a list of updates that just went live:

Blogs
Added ability for a user to delete reported posts from their blog.
Fixed "Deleted post" PM so that it only sends when the post is actually deleted.

Classifieds
Increased the font size of the categories in the show menu.
Added a strikethrough for sold prices.
Changed the default category to "For Sale" in the classifieds.
Added price columns to classic classified threads - with and without thumbnails.
Added the price in mobile style.
Distance can now be sorted in descending order.
Added the price to classic and mobile for sale/wanted posts.
Added the ability to remove and replace thumbnails in the default version of the classifieds.
Fixed the free item search.

General
Thread Tool tip now appears when you hover over the title, instead of the cell.

Search
Added the price to for sale/wanted search results in classic, default and mobile styles.
Price is only displayed in the post view if the post is the first post in the thread.
Posted by Terry | Feb 12, 2014 @ 10:26 AM | 6,480 Views
Our techs have been working hard to bring you new features and improvements.
We have updated many aspects of the site.

Here's a list of what's new:

Attachments
  • Added a progress bar to the attachment uploader.
  • Maximum image size has been increased to 3200x2400 and 1.2MB.

Classifieds
  • Added price, currency type and shipping fields to the classifieds add/edit thread form.
  • A price of 0 is used to indicate the item is free. If the price is left blank, no price or shipping details will be displayed.
  • Updated thread listings with new design.
  • Added “Submit Trader Feedback” link in classifieds.
  • Added profile field to save a user’s default currency setting.

General
  • Added a two step unsubscribe process to forum and thread subscriptions.
  • Updated thread listings with new design.
  • Updated forum listings with new design.
  • You can find all articles by a user on their member profile page.
  • Updated layout for search results.
  • Added a new feature to help combat spam.

We are always striving to make RCGroups.com better and look forward to your comments.
Posted by Terry | Jan 27, 2014 @ 01:24 PM | 4,255 Views
Hey Everyone,
We're excited to announce that we have added new sticker sizes in the RCG Store. Now you have even more options to decorate your planes, cars, boats, and cases.

Check out the RCG Stickers here.

And don't forget your RCGroups.com T-Shirts available in Black or White.
Posted by Terry | Nov 12, 2013 @ 01:55 PM | 4,907 Views
Our techs have been working hard to bring you more features on RCGroups.
We would love to get your input on our Places page and the links associated with it.

Click here to submit your suggestions on how to make our Places page even better!
Posted by Terry | Sep 30, 2013 @ 03:24 PM | 10,773 Views
Hey Everyone,
We are excited to announce a new promotion for our RCG Plus Membership Program.

Here's the deal:
For the next two months when you sign up for a 1-year Plus membership, we'll send you a free RCG Plus Member T-Shirt*.

Already signed up for a paid 1-year Plus Membership? Don't worry, we're making this retroactive so we'll be sending T-Shirts to all current members who are signed up for 1-year memberships.

Learn more about the Plus Membership Program

*One shirt per user.
Shirts will be mailed out after the 2 month promotional period.
A member of the RCG staff will email you (or send a PM if no email exists) to get your shipping details and shirt size. International shipping charges apply.

Learn more about the Plus program from this video by Jason Cole:
RCG Plus Membership Program (1 min 13 sec)

Posted by Terry | Sep 20, 2013 @ 03:05 PM | 8,524 Views
Our techs have been hard at work making RCGroups.com an even better place to share your RC info!

Here are the highlights:

Blogs
  • We changed the links at the bottom of each blog post to make them clearer to the user.

Calendar
  • The layout style has been updated.
  • Calendar events are now featured on the index page side bar.

Channels
  • We have added an upcoming events list to the channel pages.

Places
  • We added an events button to the default landing page.
  • We added an upcoming events column.

Posted by Terry | Aug 05, 2013 @ 12:36 PM | 12,145 Views
Did you know that with an iOS 6 device like an iPhone or iPad you can upload multiple photos to RCGroups.com?

Here are the steps:

1. Click "Post a Reply."

2. Click "Manage Attachments." (click for image)

3. Click "Choose Files." (click for image)

4. Choose the images you want to upload from your iOS device. (click for image)
* Note that it may take a few seconds for the images to be added to the uploaded window.

5. Click "Upload Images." (click for image)


We are sorry to say this feature doesn't work with Android or Windows phones.
It is an issue with how those phones work and not with the site.
Posted by Terry | May 28, 2013 @ 09:53 AM | 13,781 Views

Now on RCGroups.com you can have a separate discussion forum for every R/C hobby shop, flying site, car track, and boating site in the world! Every place on our RC map has its own discussion forum and event calendar!

Local Places New Features
  • The list of places is sorted by distance from you
  • You now have the ability to search and filter the list
  • New hyper linked button to the Maps page
  • New hyper linked button to the Places Directory
Visit the local Places page.


New Place Page Features
  • A "New Event" button has been added for your events
  • A nearby Places link has been added
  • A nearby Classifieds link has been added
  • Events are now displayed on the Place Page
Click any place on your local page to view the updated Place page or click here for a sample.


Classifieds Update
  • The left column of the Classifieds now features a "Find Nearby Classifieds" button
Go to the Classifieds page.
Posted by Terry | Apr 05, 2013 @ 01:59 PM | 12,667 Views
A New RCGroups.com Feature - Places

Our new "Places" feature allows you to browse our database of more than 5,600 RC related locations and more!
You can find RC related:
  • boat sites
  • car tracks
  • flying fields
  • hobby shops

Our Places page allows you to view the following information for each venue :
  • description
  • website
  • weather conditions
  • and more!

And best of all, each place has its own forum!

Go check out our new Places page now!
Posted by Terry | Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:51 AM | 15,978 Views
Have you checked out the new RC channels on RCGroups.com? Did you even know they existed? Well now you do!

More info on the RCG channel pages:
At the top of each page on RCGroups.com, you will notice round circles with images in them.
Each circle is a button that will take you to a genre-specific RC section of the site.



Here is a list of all the channels RCG has to offer:
All RC
Planes
Sail Planes
Helis
FPV
Multirotor
Cars
Boats

The great part about the channel pages is their abundant topic-specific content.

Each channel page has the following:
- reviews
- articles
- popular threads
- build logs
- classifieds
- cool photos
- recent videos

Channel News Stories
News articles are another new feature of our channel pages.
These are admin-created posts that are relevant to a particular channel.
News stories highlight great threads by RCG users, new products, and more!

Now that you have all the info, go click one of our channel buttons and bask in the RC goodness of our genre-specific channels!
Posted by Terry | Feb 25, 2013 @ 05:33 PM | 16,385 Views
Hey everyone!

I’m excited to announce that RCGroups.com has had some major updates!
Our techs and graphic designers have been hard at work in the RCG lab to make the world’s largest and most active RC site even better.

Here is a rundown of the new features:

Channels
You may have noticed the new channels at the top of each page.
Click on these to view genre-specific RC channel pages.

Each channel has:
- reviews
- articles
- news
- classifieds
- cool photos
- recent videos
- forums
- popular threads
- build logs

Navbar
- The navbar was redesigned in our new style.
- Any links you don’t see in the navbar can now be found in the new “More” section.
- The login form is now in a drop down menu in the navbar.
- Private Messages are denoted by an image of an envelope with green dot over it. This is found next to your user name on the user menu navbar section.

Side Bar
- We added our partner site, RCHeliResource.com, to the side bar.
- Now you can view daily RC heli news from our home page!

Attachments
- Images and attachments can now be filtered by type (image, file, all).
- The video and image light boxes have been redesigned.
- “Show Attachments/Images in this thread” can now be grouped by date or user.
- Recent attachments page was split up into Recent Photos and Recent Files.
- Images can be filtered by type in the thread gallery and recent attachment pages.

Articles
- Our article layout has been redesigned and looks...Continue Reading
Posted by Terry | Dec 11, 2012 @ 01:18 PM | 14,474 Views
Hey RCGroups Community!

We're thrilled to announce our "Featured Plus Member of the Month!"
Please congratulate Bildo Baggins, profile plane-flying, RC videographer extraordinaire!
Stay tuned for his interview in the next RCGroups.com podcast as well.




Posted by Terry | Oct 24, 2012 @ 02:17 PM | 15,247 Views
Hey RCGroups Community!

We're excited to announce our "Featured Plus Member of the Month!"
Please congratulate Murocflyer, electric plane aficionado and RC enthusiast!
Stay tuned for his interview in the next RCGroups.com podcast as well.
Check out Murocflyer's blog to learn more about him!

Here is a photo of Frank and his son Tyler with the Wings Across America 2008 plane called the SQuiRT!


Posted by Terry | Oct 16, 2012 @ 10:59 AM | 22,476 Views
The New RCGroups.com Tablet Page!

The RCGroups.com tablet page is a free interface for all mobile devices! You can access the RCG tablet portal with any device, from an iPad to an Android. Use any mobile device or even use your home computer to check it out!

This dynamic portal gives you access to multiple sections of RCGroups.com that are updated every 30 minutes.

The Tablet page is loaded with features and uses a "swipe and click" navigation style.

With our new tablet page, you can view:

- multiple RC channels
- recent photos
- recent classified ad listings
- popular threads
- recent stories from our highlighted forum sections
- the latest videos posted to RCG
- extra-high resolution graphics

The Tablet page is best viewed by logging on to RCG from your mobile device.

You can also view it by clicking this link.

If you are viewing the RCG tablet page from your home computer navigation may be limited.
Posted by Terry | Oct 13, 2012 @ 10:52 AM | 15,801 Views
It's that time of year, everyone! It's time to get out your sharpest knives (or props) and start carving on a big pumpkin! We have some great prizes for the top 3 carvers from 2Dog RC.

To learn more about the contest and check out the great prizes click here!

Posted by Terry | Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:59 PM | 20,641 Views
RCG Plus is Live!
The RCGroups.com team is excited to announce that our RCG Plus program is now live. By becoming a Plus member you not only show your support for the world's largest and most active RC web forum, you also get all these great additional features!

- Read and post items in the RCGroups Plus forum
- Receive an upgraded skin and supporter badge on all your postings
- Increased space in your private mailbox (up to 2000 messages)
- Link to your most recent blog entry at the bottom of all of your posts
- Highlighted blog posts
- More prominent classified ads
- Remove external (Google) advertisements
- Shorter waiting periods between posts and searches
- Prominent member search listing.

Learn more and sign up for RCG Plus by clicking here.
Posted by Terry | Sep 04, 2012 @ 09:32 AM | 17,928 Views
Hey RCGroups community,

We're pleased to announce September's "Plus User of the Month!" Please congratulate SteveT., 3D pilot and RC enthusiast. Be on the lookout for his interview with Jim Graham in this month's podcast!

Check out SteveT.'s blog! http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=193574


Posted by Terry | Aug 01, 2012 @ 12:23 PM | 23,886 Views
Hey RCGroups,

We're excited to announce August's "Plus User of the Month!" Each month, we'll spotlight one Plus user who is positive, helpful and interesting. Please congratulate Park_aviator: guitarist, student, RC pilot and RCGroups.com member. Be on the lookout for his interview with Jim Graham in our podcast!

Check out Park_aviator's blog! http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=324503


Posted by Terry | Jul 12, 2012 @ 01:13 PM | 25,881 Views
We all know how hot the multirotor segment of the hobby is right now so RCG has decided to expand the multirotor section!
There will be a new section called "Aircraft - Electric - Multirotors."
It will have 3 forums:
- Multirotor Talk
- Scratchbuilt Multirotors
- Multirotor Electronics

Use the report button to let us know of any posts that need to be moved and enjoy the new forum sections!
Posted by Terry | May 10, 2012 @ 01:15 PM | 27,439 Views
You can't stop the threads on RCG! They just keep growing and growing. I feel like I was just blogging about how we had over 1.5 million threads the other day. I noticed that we have already blown past 1.6 million threads! That is a lot of RC related tech information, videos, photos, fun and fellowship in one place! Thanks to all our users who create the content that makes RCGroups.com great!