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The RCGroups 2021 Trade Show!

The RCGroups 2021 Trade Show!

Article By Jim T. Graham
The 2021 RCG trade show is about to go down!
What's Your RC Origin Story?

What's Your RC Origin Story?

Article By Jason Cole
What got your into flying RC Airplanes? Share your story here.
What the Heck Wednesday - Maiden Madness

What the Heck Wednesday - Maiden Madness

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a giant scale RC airplane setting out on its maiden voyage and ends up on a short trip into the dirt.
Watch Top Gun Live May 1st and 2nd

Watch Top Gun Live May 1st and 2nd

News By Jason Cole
Horizon Hobby has exciting news for scale RC flying enthusiasts and everyone who enjoys the thrill of watching spectacular airshows. As a live event partner for the 2021 Top Gun Invitational, Horizon
HSDJETS S-EDF 120mm HT-33

HSDJETS S-EDF 120mm HT-33

Article By Jim T. Graham
I was on the HSD site and wanted to share this...
Cross Wind Landing a Havoc Jet

Cross Wind Landing a Havoc Jet

Article By Jason Cole
Cross Wind landings can be challenge, especially when the wind speed is high. That was the case at this year's Florida Jets event which kept many pilots grounded...
Balsa USA - 1/3 N-28c1  Videos

Balsa USA - 1/3 N-28c1 Videos

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here’s a look at the Balsa USA 1/3 Nieuport 28c1!
Revoc - UNIVERSAL F3A WING BAG

Revoc - UNIVERSAL F3A WING BAG

Article By Jim T. Graham
Universal set of bags for wings and elevators specially designed for F3A monoplane models.
What the Heck Wednesday - Goodbye GeeBee R2

What the Heck Wednesday - Goodbye GeeBee R2

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a sweet looking and flying GeeBee R2 and I feel very sad right now.
BoomaRC - Time to Charge Up!

BoomaRC - Time to Charge Up!

Article By Jim T. Graham
BoomaRC has a new charger for 2021!
How To Land an RC Airplane

How To Land an RC Airplane

Article By Jason Cole
Getting your RC airplane back on the ground safely is arguably the most difficult task in flying model airplanes.
New! EXTREME FLIGHT 60 inch EXTRA NG!

New! EXTREME FLIGHT 60 inch EXTRA NG!

Article By EXTREME FLIGHT
Team Extreme has a new Extra that you know you want!
Actuonix - P8 Micro Linear Stepper Actuator

Actuonix - P8 Micro Linear Stepper Actuator

Article By Jim T. Graham
Introducing the P8, our new line of stepper actuators. The body of the P8 is physically smaller than our popular PQ12 model, and available in five stoke lengths and two gearing options.
What the Heck Wednesday - Aileron Accident

What the Heck Wednesday - Aileron Accident

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have an Eclipson Model C electric RC airplane taking a trip nose first into the deep snow.
IAC Announces National Aerobatics Day!

IAC Announces National Aerobatics Day!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Aerobatics plays a huge part of RC plane flight - now it has it's own day!
Extreme Flight Music City Flight Fest Event Coverage

Extreme Flight Music City Flight Fest Event Coverage

Article By Jim T. Graham
Checkout to the photos from the Extreme Flight event!
New to the RC Hobby? Read This Guide!

New to the RC Hobby? Read This Guide!

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this primer
Extreme Flight - Scorpion Tribunus ESC

Extreme Flight - Scorpion Tribunus ESC

Article By Jim T. Graham
Check out the new ESC line from Extreme Flight...
Spektrum - Smart G2 100C LiPos

Spektrum - Smart G2 100C LiPos

Article By Jim T. Graham
Smart G2 100C LiPos - Not only are charging parameters and performance data stored and uploaded automatically to Smart chargers, but no balance lead is needed — just one easy ICconnection!
RC Hot Air Balloons are a Real Thing!

RC Hot Air Balloons are a Real Thing!

News By Jason Cole
These balloons look just like and are made of the same materials and construction as manned hot air balloons. They are controlled by small liquid propane burners.
Seagull Models Extra 330LX 50cc – SEA274N

Seagull Models Extra 330LX 50cc – SEA274N

Article By Jim T. Graham
Legend Hobby contacted us wanted to make everyone aware of the new Extra!
DRACO - Behind the Innovation

DRACO - Behind the Innovation

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is a great video on the creation of the new DRACO from E-flite.
RCBattery.com Contest - Name the Pack!

RCBattery.com Contest - Name the Pack!

Article By Jim T. Graham
RCBattery is back with another cool contest. Enter for a chance to win some Lipos!
Avios - Extra 330LX V2 3D

Avios - Extra 330LX V2 3D

Article By Jim T. Graham
The all-new Avios Extra 330LX V2 builds on the foundations laid by the V1, but with some much-needed improvements. It's now not only a great introduction to 3D flying but a true, hardcore 3D
Powerbox-Systems - DigiSwitch V2

Powerbox-Systems - DigiSwitch V2

Article By Jim T. Graham
The PowerBox DigiSwitch V2 is the second generation of the PowerBox Digi- Switch, which is well-known throughout the world.
Triple Tree Aerodrome March 2021 Update

Triple Tree Aerodrome March 2021 Update

Article By Jim T. Graham
News from Triple Tree!
The ALL-NEW E-flite DRACO 2.0m – The Ultimate Bush Plane

The ALL-NEW E-flite DRACO 2.0m – The Ultimate Bush Plane

Article By Jason M
By most estimates, planning and building the full-size DRACO should have taken years. Entrepreneur Mike Patey — whose exceptional drive and Back to Work™ ethic have inspired thousands of people —
What the Heck Wednesday - F/A-18C Hits a Tree

What the Heck Wednesday - F/A-18C Hits a Tree

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have an EDF F/A-18C showing us what happens when flight is interrupted by a tree line.
Top Tic Threads!

Top Tic Threads!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Posts are the life blood of any forum. In this story I share with you a historic figure in the RCGroups forum - Tic!! Here are some threads from an often misunderstood genius.
Dynam Supermarine Spitfire MK.VB Review

Dynam Supermarine Spitfire MK.VB Review

Review By kingsflyer
It's a Spitfire on Floats! How cool is that! I can't wait to get this thing in the water.
New Products from High Point

New Products from High Point

Article By Jim T. Graham
High Point has three new products that were released this week!
How to Make Servo Covers

How to Make Servo Covers

Article By Jason Cole
If you ever had a need to make some cool looking servo covers, this video posted below shows you how. YouTuber Marko Roolaid made the video and it's a clever way to make custom servo covers.
The NEW E-flite UMX A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 30mm EDF

The NEW E-flite UMX A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 30mm EDF

Article By Jason M
The Easiest to Fly Hog Ever!
Hitec - RDX2 Pro High-Power, 260W, Dual Port AC/DC Charger

Hitec - RDX2 Pro High-Power, 260W, Dual Port AC/DC Charger

Article By Jim T. Graham
Hitec’s popular RDX charger line continues to expand with the introduction of our RDX2 Pro, a dual port AC/DC charger providing a whopping 260 watts of power!
Top 5 Tips for Beginner RC Pilots

Top 5 Tips for Beginner RC Pilots

Article By Jason Cole
If you are reading this, you are likely a beginner to RC airplanes and looking for tips and tricks to learn how to fly or operate your equipment safely.
Horizon Hobby E-flite Night Timber X RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite Night Timber X RCGroups Review

Review By IFLYOS
Horizon's newest addition to the Timber line, The Night Timber X features STOL capabilities in a night flying package!
What the Heck Wednesday - Giant Scale Aerobatics Mistake

What the Heck Wednesday - Giant Scale Aerobatics Mistake

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a giant scale airplane flying at the 2020 Freestyle Masters.
The Pilot Ryan All Electric Fly In - Mulberry, FL May 12-16

The Pilot Ryan All Electric Fly In - Mulberry, FL May 12-16

News By Jason Cole
Mark your calendars and get ready for 5 days of electric aircraft only fun down in Mulberry, FL.
Control Hobbies - SM-Modellbau Products in North America

Control Hobbies - SM-Modellbau Products in North America

Article By Jim T. Graham
Control Hobbies is now offering the complete sm-modellbau products at their shop!
Gator-RC Now Carries Maxford!

Gator-RC Now Carries Maxford!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is some big news from our friends at Gator RC!
Horizon Hobby Spektrum S2200 G2 AC Smart Charger (2 x 200W)

Horizon Hobby Spektrum S2200 G2 AC Smart Charger (2 x 200W)

Review By Hiflyer
Spektrums newest smart lipo battery charger with powerful features that make charging easy. When used with the new G2 Smart lipo battery packs, charging and maintaining your batteries couldn't be
Horizon Hobby E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

Horizon Hobby E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

Review By Hiflyer
Horizon has a great looking scale model that is fun and easy to fly. The Air Tractor can be flown off of a runway or off of the grass with equal ease and takes either 3 or 4 cell batteries.
OMP Hobby BIGHORN 49" Pro Flap Version Receiver Ready Balsa Airplane

OMP Hobby BIGHORN 49" Pro Flap Version Receiver Ready Balsa Airplane

Review By kevin
This airframe has a SunnySky motor, ESC, and servos factory installed. It also includes the EOLO propeller and all necessary hardware to get you in the air fast.
FMS Futura V2 80mm EDF available from Horizon Hobby - RCGroups Review

FMS Futura V2 80mm EDF available from Horizon Hobby - RCGroups Review

Review By kingsflyer
Follow along with the assembly and flight review of the FMS Futura V2 80mm EDF jet, distributed exclusively in North American by Horizon Hobby. Learn how to set up the Spektrum AR637T Smart Receiver
Hobby King Micro Tundra Review

Hobby King Micro Tundra Review

Review By Jason Cole
It's been a long time coming, but Hobby King has finally released a micro version of the Tundra airplane. They call it the Micro Tundra and this little guy has a lot to live up to.
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