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MetaFly RC Ornithopter

MetaFly RC Ornithopter

News By Jason Cole
The MetaFly is a new RC Ornithopter project that is currently listed on Kickstarter. It looks like an insect and flys by flapping its wings and other moveable surfaces.
MaxAmps 24V Power Supply

MaxAmps 24V Power Supply

News By Jim T. Graham
Josh from Maxamps wanted to make sure everyone one on RCGroups was aware of this new power supply!
iSDT 605 Air Charger with an App

iSDT 605 Air Charger with an App

Article By Jason Cole
The iSDT 605 Air is a unique charger that is controlled by an app on your phone. The charger itself is capable of 50W and up to 6S batteries and takes 10-27V of DC input power for the supply.
Southeastern Model Show - A First Timers Look

Southeastern Model Show - A First Timers Look

Article By Nikolei Zinsli
RCG reviewer Nikolei takes us through his first time at the monster swap-meet in Perry, GA!
E-flite F-4 Phantom II 80mm EDF BNF Basic

E-flite F-4 Phantom II 80mm EDF BNF Basic

News By Jason Cole
E-flite has a new gorgeous F-4 Phantom II coming soon. It's an 80mm EDF in "Extra Scale" quality that looks amazing in the photos. That's not all either, with the tuned AS3X and SAFE Select technology
RealFlight 8 Horizon Hobby Edition - RCGroups Review

RealFlight 8 Horizon Hobby Edition - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Check out the newest release of RealFlight, which now includes Horizon Hobby aircraft & technology!
E-flite - Turbo Timber 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL15250)

E-flite - Turbo Timber 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL15250)

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite Turbo Timber 1.5m marks the latest evolution of the iconic Timber design with metal-geared servos, a 3S and 4S compatible power system. The bird has a turboprop-styled nose and 3-blade
FrSky Neuron 40 / 60 / 80 ESC's

FrSky Neuron 40 / 60 / 80 ESC's

News By Jason Cole
FrSky has some new ESC's set to be available this month. They will come in 40A, 60A and 80A versions and include some neat features like built-in telemetry that allows you to monitor the current,
Inductrix Switch Air BNF (BLH8380)

Inductrix Switch Air BNF (BLH8380)

News By Jim T. Graham
Horizon Hobby has yet another super cool thing we all must buy! The Blade Inductrix Switch Air expands on the Inductrix Switch's versatility, going from quadcopter to flying wing literally in a snap.
Horizon Hobby E-flite Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
Here is a great looking foam Pitts biplane that is small enough to fit in anyone's car but flies as good as many larger planes I love. It's a winner!
F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF BNF with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL9750)

F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF BNF with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL9750)

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF features a 4S-compatible brushless power system and an 11-blade fan!
USB Charging for Taranis X-Lite Radio

USB Charging for Taranis X-Lite Radio

News By Jason Cole
One of most common complaints about the X-Lite radio is that it doesn't charge the two 18500 batteries from the USB port. Well now you can!
Graupner - MZ-16 16-CHANNEL 2.4 GHZ TELEMETRY RADIO

Graupner - MZ-16 16-CHANNEL 2.4 GHZ TELEMETRY RADIO

News By Jim T. Graham
The new Graupner mz-16 is a 16-channel radio with accuracy, control and reliability fully integrated inside a high-tech carbon look and comfortable ergonomics transmitter!
Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX F-27 Evolution BNF Basic RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX F-27 Evolution BNF Basic RCGroups Review

Review By Jason Cole
We get our hands on the newest and fastest ultra micro plane from E-flite, the UMX F-27 Evolution.
Esprit Brushless Motors Elite HD Outrunner (1250W - 6250W)

Esprit Brushless Motors Elite HD Outrunner (1250W - 6250W)

News By Jim T. Graham
The Elite HD outrunners have arrived at Esprit! Here is some info on these outrunners with links for more info.
Team Extreme Welcomes Santiago Perez!

Team Extreme Welcomes Santiago Perez!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Everyone knows Extreme Flight in the giant scale world. Chris Hinson has some news he wanted to share on FG!
Horizon Hobby Hangar 9  P-47D Thunderbolt 20cc Review

Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 20cc Review

Review By kingsflyer
The new Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt is the perfect size for 20cc gasoline or glow engines as well as electric motors. Mike McDougall takes us through the build and setup as well as taking us along for
Graupner - NEW SERIAL 2.4GHZ DIVERSITY HOTT RECEIVERS

Graupner - NEW SERIAL 2.4GHZ DIVERSITY HOTT RECEIVERS

News By Jim T. Graham
The new Graupner GR-12L diversity RX is coming in February. Learn more here!
RCG Place of the Month - New CACH

RCG Place of the Month - New CACH

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is New CACH located in Tiltil, Chile. This has got to be one the greatest RC Facilities on Earth!
Extreme Flight v2 60" EXTRA 300 EXP!!

Extreme Flight v2 60" EXTRA 300 EXP!!

Article By EXTREME FLIGHT
Extreme Flight has a new Extra 300 to show the world!
The NEW E-flite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic/PNP - Get STOL3D!

The NEW E-flite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic/PNP - Get STOL3D!

Article By Jason M
The E-flite Timber X 1.2m combines the STOL capabilities of the original with a new wing design, oversized control surfaces, metal-geared servos and a 3S and 4S compatible power system to also deliver
Horizon Hobby E-flite V900 BNF Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite V900 BNF Review

Review By Jason Cole
The official RCGroups review of the V900 is here. Check it out below.
E-flite Extra 300 3D 1.3m

E-flite Extra 300 3D 1.3m

Article By Jason Cole
E-flite released a new Extra 300 3D foamie yesterday in a 1.3M size. It looks nice and is suitable for 3 or 4S lipo batteries.
Horizon Hobby Announces Passing of Chief Executive Officer Joseph Ambrose

Horizon Hobby Announces Passing of Chief Executive Officer Joseph Ambrose

News By Jim T. Graham
The hobby lost a great industry leader and ambassador to our hobby - Joe Ambrose.
Pilot USA - Pitts Challenger – 73″ (50-70cc)

Pilot USA - Pitts Challenger – 73″ (50-70cc)

News By Jim T. Graham
Following on from the great feedback received from the community for our first biplane, the 100-120cc Pitts Challenger 87", Pilot-RC are very pleased to announce the release of the smaller but no less
RCG Place of the Month - Hog Heaven Hobbies

RCG Place of the Month - Hog Heaven Hobbies

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Hog Heaven Hobbies located in Sturbridge, MA. This place was recommended by Tom Rocheleau, District 1 AVP who took the time to visit the shop, take some photos and write
FMS 1700mm (67") Piper PA-18 Super Cub

FMS 1700mm (67") Piper PA-18 Super Cub

News By Jim T. Graham
As a relative of the popular 1400mm J-3 Cub, the 1700mm PA-18 Super Cub retains great flight characteristics while offering increased power and wingspan.
F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL7850)

F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL7850)

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite F-16 Thunderbirds 70mm EDF scale jet is a replica that brings the pride and precision of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to your local flying field. High-power and the availability of SAFE
2018 XFC v2 - Info and Voting!

2018 XFC v2 - Info and Voting!

News By Jim T. Graham
Frank Noll is bringing back the XFC! Here is the info, an interview and how you can vote for the US team!
Florida E Jet Fest International

Florida E Jet Fest International

News By Jason Cole
Get your ducted fans ready for the Florida E Jet Fest hosted by the Imperial R/C Club in Mulberry, FL.
RDRC's First Control-Line Fly-In Event Coverage

RDRC's First Control-Line Fly-In Event Coverage

Article By Nikolei Zinsli
Despite control line flight coming from the days before R/C, this segment of the hobby is still alive & well. Check out coverage taken from the first annual control line event at RDRC in Raleigh, NC.
Rage R/C - Vintage Stick Micro RTF Airplane

Rage R/C - Vintage Stick Micro RTF Airplane

News By Jim T. Graham
A fun indoor flyer with an old-time feel!
Horizon Hobby / Hangar 9 F6F Hellcat 15cc ARF

Horizon Hobby / Hangar 9 F6F Hellcat 15cc ARF

Review By kevin
Check out this review of the Hangar 9 F6F Hellcat 15cc ARF.
E-flite Delta Ray One

E-flite Delta Ray One

News By Jason Cole
The Tag line is "The One ANYONE Can Learn to Fly" and it looks like the new Delta Ray One from E-flite is just that.
FMS - RCG CONTEST - Enter to win FMS 70mm F-16C!

FMS - RCG CONTEST - Enter to win FMS 70mm F-16C!

Article By Jim T. Graham
We are excited to bring you another contest. FMS has stepped up to the plate and you have a chance to win the FMS 70mm F-16C Fighting Falcon PNP! Read on for details!
FlyColor WinDragon

FlyColor WinDragon

News By Jim T. Graham
FlyColor is looking for some users to test their new ESC. Read on for more info.
UMX MiG-15 28mm EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFLU6050)

UMX MiG-15 28mm EDF Jet BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFLU6050)

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite UMX MiG-15 EDF jet is back by popular demand in a vivid new color scheme with higher performance, plus optional-use SAFE Select technology and smooth AS3X stabilization that together
RCGroups Podcast 76 - Kit Building Episode

RCGroups Podcast 76 - Kit Building Episode

News By Jim T. Graham
Join the RCGroups team as we talk kits with Mean Joe from Balsa USA!
CrewZinn Flight Deck - RC Work and CG Stand Review

CrewZinn Flight Deck - RC Work and CG Stand Review

Review By Jason Cole
Do you love great looking and functional hobby accessories? I know I do and that's why I was excited to get offered to review the CrewZinn Flight Deck. Let's take a closer look at what it can do for
E-flite Mini Convergence VTOL BNF Basic Review

E-flite Mini Convergence VTOL BNF Basic Review

Review By Jason Cole
If you like interesting models with unique abilities, then this pint sized VTOL is worth a look. Let's dive right in and check out how cute it is and then head to the field to see how it performs.
Review - Horizon Hobby/E-flite Opterra 1.2m BNF Basic

Review - Horizon Hobby/E-flite Opterra 1.2m BNF Basic

Review By Jim T. Graham
This wing is a great flyer, that is easy to put together. This is an updated Opterra in a smaller package. You can fly it as a straight-up wing or add FPV gear for fun in the goggles!
Horizon/E-flite UMX Gee Bee R-2 BNF Basic Review

Horizon/E-flite UMX Gee Bee R-2 BNF Basic Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
This good-looking Gee Bee R2 not only has the lines of a golden age racer, it's also a great flyer right out of the box!
Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter - RCGroups Review

Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
The new DX8e from Spektrum may just be the perfect choice for the average pilot that doesn't want to break the bank for a full-featured transmitter.
Parkzone T-28 Trojan 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X and SS - RCGroups Review

Parkzone T-28 Trojan 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X and SS - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Introduced over 10 years ago, the beloved Parkzone T-28 has returned to the flightline.
Phoenix Model 1:4 3/4 Spitfire 50-61cc Gas/EP ARF - RCGroups EXCLUSIVE Review

Phoenix Model 1:4 3/4 Spitfire 50-61cc Gas/EP ARF - RCGroups EXCLUSIVE Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
RCGroups & Flying Giants got an exclusive chance to review the new giant-scale Spitfire from Phoenix Models. Nikolei takes us through an in-depth look at this 95" warbird!
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