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RCGroups Photo Caption Contest! Enter to Win $250!

RCGroups Photo Caption Contest! Enter to Win $250!

Article By Jim T. Graham
We have another contest for everyone to take part in! Find out how you can enter to win a $250 gift certificate from Hitec RCD!
RCGroups SEFF 2017 Video and Podcast!

RCGroups SEFF 2017 Video and Podcast!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Join the RCGroups team as we discuss all the things we saw and covered at SEFF 2017!
Opale Hybrid 5.2 Paraglider Wing

Opale Hybrid 5.2 Paraglider Wing

News By Jason Cole
Opale just announced a huge new wing with hybrid technology. It's called easily enough, the Hybrid 5.2 and it is a looker.
Revolution Kites at Joe Nall

Revolution Kites at Joe Nall

Article By Jason Cole
Check out what these Revolution Kites can do on the grounds at Joe Nall. It will blow your mind!
RCGroups "How-To" Series - Grumman Retracts

RCGroups "How-To" Series - Grumman Retracts

Article By Jim T. Graham
RCGroups is having a "How-to" contest. New threads are being created everyday. We wanted to feature one that is great!
Esprit Model Releases the DS-24 Transmitter - Exclusive RCGroups News!

Esprit Model Releases the DS-24 Transmitter - Exclusive RCGroups News!

Article By Jim T. Graham
The DS-24 Carbon is Jeti's new flagship transmitter. The 24 features metal transmitter gimbals with Hall sensors (4096 step resolution) and integrated vibration feedback (Stick Shaker), 9 ball
"Love Your Hobby" Hobbico Lysander Contest!

"Love Your Hobby" Hobbico Lysander Contest!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is a big contest for a BIG plane! The Lysander is a handsome scale model with a wing span of 126 inches. Read on to find out how to enter to win this bird.
Futaba 6L Sport - Budget 6-Channel Transmitter

Futaba 6L Sport - Budget 6-Channel Transmitter

News By Matt Gunn
The 6L from Futaba is the latest budget transmitter with basic mixing. It's priced under $90 and is great for beginners and seasoned pilots alike.
Folding Propeller Adapter Assembly 5/38mm with Blade Stopper

Folding Propeller Adapter Assembly 5/38mm with Blade Stopper

News By Jason Cole
This unit was designed just for these types of pusher prop application and it fits 5mm motor shafts and has a 5/8mm (M8) prop shaft adapter with a 38/8mm alloy yoke.
ISDT Q6 Plus Micro Smart Charger - RCGroups Review

ISDT Q6 Plus Micro Smart Charger - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
Available from ReadyMadeRC, this 300 watt micro smart-charger can pump out an astonishing 14 amps and should be an accessory in any modeler's field bag. Let's put the Q6 Plus through its paces!
Zagi - Over 19 Years of Fun

Zagi - Over 19 Years of Fun

Article By Jason Cole
Zagi holds a special place in my heart. They have wings for slope, combat, sport flying and more. The Zagi wing design is iconic and flys great which is why people keep coming back to them.
Horizon RC Fest 2017

Horizon RC Fest 2017

Article By Matt Gunn
The first ever Horizon RC Fest will kick off at Eli Field. It will feature rc cars, fixed wing airplanes and drones/FPV.
Big Guinea Scratch Build

Big Guinea Scratch Build

Article By Jason Cole
This plane was built by Dustin Genton and he calls it the Big Guinea because it's a scaled up version of the Guinea Pig design.
FPV/ROG BluFo at SEFF

FPV/ROG BluFo at SEFF

Article By Jason Cole
RCG user MetroGTi, designer of the BluFo brought a modified version over to us at the RCG Golf Cart to check out and it is seriously tricked out.
Flex Innovations Cessna 170 High Wind Flight at SEFF

Flex Innovations Cessna 170 High Wind Flight at SEFF

Article By Jason Cole
It's Thursday at SEFF and the wind has decided it wanted in on the fun. There's not a lot of planes flying due to the wind, but the Flex Innovations Cessna 170 doesn't seem to mind, check out this
Tower Hobbies Ryan STA EP ARF

Tower Hobbies Ryan STA EP ARF

News By Matt Gunn
Balsa built-up ARF's are making a comeback, and the new Tower Hobbies Ryan STA EP ARF is a prime example. Let's take a quick peek at this upcoming classic sport plane.
Great Planes Ultra Sport 46/EP ARF - RCGroups Review

Great Planes Ultra Sport 46/EP ARF - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Join us as reviewer Nikolei Zinsli flies this throwback ARF, the Great Planes Ultra Sport 46!
RCG Place of the Month - Tailspinners of Central Ohio

RCG Place of the Month - Tailspinners of Central Ohio

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Tailspinners of Central Ohio. This club is located in Pataskala Ohio and caters to all types of aviation orientated people.
Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX Waco BL BNF - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX Waco BL BNF - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Nikolei checks out the new micro from Horizon - the classic Waco biplane.
RDRC Spring Fun Fly - RCGroups Event Coverage

RDRC Spring Fun Fly - RCGroups Event Coverage

Article By Nikolei Zinsli
RCG reviewer Nikolei attended the annual Spring Fun Fly at RDRC in Raleigh, NC. Check out his photos!
RCGroups Toledo 2017 Video and Podcast!

RCGroups Toledo 2017 Video and Podcast!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Join the RCGroups team as we discuss all the things we saw and covered at Toledo 2017
HobbyKing SU-35 Fighter Prop Jet

HobbyKing SU-35 Fighter Prop Jet

News By Jason Cole
The HobbyKing Sukhoi SU-35 is a lightweight EPO foam model prop jet made to be as easy on your wallet as it is to fly.
RF-X Update 1.00.042 Adds 6 New Aircraft and Graphical Improvements

RF-X Update 1.00.042 Adds 6 New Aircraft and Graphical Improvements

Article By Jason Cole
RF-X is one of the most realistic R/C flight simulators around and the development team continues to work on improvements and new aircraft for us to enjoy.
Precision Aerobatics Toledo Show 2017

Precision Aerobatics Toledo Show 2017

Article By Jason Cole
The Precision Aerobatics crew were on hand at the show with a couple of killer new products on display that are coming soon. This team works hard to ensure their designs hold up to highest standards
Balsa USA Toledo Show 2017

Balsa USA Toledo Show 2017

Article By Jason Cole
The Balsa USA booth had a ton a beautiful scale planes hanging all over. These guys know how to make great kits and they continue to push out new and improved model kits for those who enjoy building a
Innov8tive Designs Toledo Show 2017

Innov8tive Designs Toledo Show 2017

Article By Jason Cole
Lucien from Innov8tive Designs tells us about a few new products for 2017 at the Toledo Show 2017.
Castle Creations Toledo Show 2017

Castle Creations Toledo Show 2017

Article By Jason Cole
Come take a look at the Castle Creations booth at the 2017 Toledo Show.
Stepcraft Toledo Show 2017

Stepcraft Toledo Show 2017

Article By Jason Cole
We stopped by the Stepcraft booth to check out their awesome CNC machines. These things are amazingly useful for making parts for model aircraft and drones.
Esprit Model Toledo Show 2017

Esprit Model Toledo Show 2017

Article By Jason Cole
We talk with ZB at the Esprit Model booth and chat about the new Jeti Assist receivers, the Jeti Test Drive program and some fun news about Joe Nall.
Graupner USA Toledo Show 2017

Graupner USA Toledo Show 2017

Article By Jason Cole
We talk with Mannie from Graupner USA about some new radios and chargers.
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