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Fly Horizon Hobby Planes on Real Flight 8!

Fly Horizon Hobby Planes on Real Flight 8!

News By Jim T. Graham
The Horizon Hobby Edition of RealFlight 8 adds the exclusive technologies and some of the most popular aircraft from the Best Brands in RC to the #1 RC flight simulator in the world to deliver an
Win a Real Flight with Real Flight 8!

Win a Real Flight with Real Flight 8!

News By Jim T. Graham
Purchase RF8 and Be Automatically Entered for a Chance to Win a Grand Prize Ride with Scott "Scooter" Yoak in the Quick Silver P-51 Mustang at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019!
Flyzone DHC-2T Turbo Beaver 1.5m

Flyzone DHC-2T Turbo Beaver 1.5m

News By Jason Cole
Flyzone's new DHC-2T Turbo Beaver is here for those that love its look and STOL capabilities.
Bad Dog Smokes Atomizing Smoke Nozzles

Bad Dog Smokes Atomizing Smoke Nozzles

News By Jason Cole
Bad Dog Smokes has a new standard for smoke systems with the only Atomizing smoke oil injection nozzles and Atomizing turbine smoke tubes designed for RC use.
Seasonal Kick Off at Skyhub RC Campus

Seasonal Kick Off at Skyhub RC Campus

Article By Jim T. Graham
If you happen to be in Dubai October 19th then check this out...
XFC v2 competition

XFC v2 competition

News By Jim T. Graham
Frank Noll wanted to spread the word that the XFC is back!
H-King Hummer Xtreme 3D EPP Aerobatic Profile Plane

H-King Hummer Xtreme 3D EPP Aerobatic Profile Plane

News By Jason Cole
HobbyKing's EPP profile kit called the Hummer Xtreme has a new color scheme.
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!
2018 USRA Race of Champions: Giant Scale Pylon Racing

2018 USRA Race of Champions: Giant Scale Pylon Racing

News By Jason Cole
The Unlimited Scale Racing Association (USRA) 2018 Race of Champions will prove once again how exciting giant-scale pylon racing can be...
Nashbro 2018 Event Coverage - 15 Years!

Nashbro 2018 Event Coverage - 15 Years!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Nashbro is in the books! Here are some photos and thoughts from the event.
Timber XL Prototypes at Nall in the Fall

Timber XL Prototypes at Nall in the Fall

News By Jason Cole
Now this is something pretty cool and new from Horizon Hobby. Two Timber XL Prototypes and they want your feedback!
New Extreme Flight Laser 200

New Extreme Flight Laser 200

News By Jason Cole
Extreme Flight is hanging out at Nall in the Fall and flying the heck of their planes. They have a new release that hasn't even hit the website yet and we wanted to tell you about it.
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.
Durafly Bonanza 950mm (37.4") (V-tail) PNF

Durafly Bonanza 950mm (37.4") (V-tail) PNF

News By Jim T. Graham
The Durafly Bonanza is based on the late 1940’s civilian aircraft the Beechcraft Bonanza. With a low wing and a wingspan of only 950mm, this is a plane that you can take anywhere. Durafly has designed
Take Action Now! Tell Congress to Vote “NO” on FAA Reauthorization

Take Action Now! Tell Congress to Vote “NO” on FAA Reauthorization

Article By Jim T. Graham
Time to let your elected officials know what you think about possible FAA changes that could affect our hobby.
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.
The “Shaker-Test Stand” - Marine Jet USA

The “Shaker-Test Stand” - Marine Jet USA

Article By Jim T. Graham
The SHAKER Test Stand was developed for engines from 30cc up to 200cc, single, twin or multi-cylinder Gasoline Aircraft engines.
RCG Place of the Month - RC Country Hobbies

RCG Place of the Month - RC Country Hobbies

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is RC Country Hobbies located in Sacramento, CA. They have 12,00 square feet of fun!
FAA Authorization  for Recreational Regulations Update

FAA Authorization for Recreational Regulations Update

News By Jim T. Graham
Here is a recent AMA blog post and YouTube video describing the current status of Section 336 in FAA authorization.
Hangar 9 P-51D Mustang 20cc ARF 69.5" (HAN2820)

Hangar 9 P-51D Mustang 20cc ARF 69.5" (HAN2820)

News By Jim T. Graham
The Hangar 9 P-51D Mustang 20cc ARF brings valiant tails of this warbird to life in a convenient 1/6-scale model with unrivaled authenticity, plus no compromise power-it-the-way-you-want-it expertise
New Durafly EFX Racer Terracotta Edition

New Durafly EFX Racer Terracotta Edition

News By Jason Cole
I've been a big fan of the EFX Racer planes since they first came out. I've reviewed both the original EFX Racer as well the 2nd Gen EFXtra with the clipped wing and larger fuselage. Now there's a 3rd
Share Your Kit Bash Projects

Share Your Kit Bash Projects

Article By Jason Cole
Check out some kit bash models created by the RCGroups community.
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!
Emcotec Magnetic Locking System for Wing Connections

Emcotec Magnetic Locking System for Wing Connections

News By Jason Cole
This has to be one of the coolest new accessories we've seen. Now there is a magnetic locking system that will secure your wings when you slide them on.
Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL3550)

Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL3550)

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite Pitts S-1S scale biplane is an officially licensed replica of the full-scale aerobatic icon that’s expertly designed and equipped to deliver an exhilarating flight experience so enjoyable
Hitec D85MG Micro Servo

Hitec D85MG Micro Servo

News By Jim T. Graham
Here is a new micro servo from the fine folks at Hitech.
Greg Stone -  for District X Vice President

Greg Stone - for District X Vice President

Article By Jim T. Graham
Greg Stone is running forDistrict X Vice President.
A New RCGroups Podcast - No. 74

A New RCGroups Podcast - No. 74

Article By Jim T. Graham
Jason Cole and Jim T. Graham discuss their day at the RC airfield. We are also joined by Laine Stahr!
Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation Centennial Edition

Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation Centennial Edition

News By Jason Cole
Durafly's 1100mm wingspan T-28 is a popular choice for sport and warbird fans. Now they have a new color scheme option with this Naval Aviation Centennial Edition in a sexy white, blue and gold.
3D Printed Powered Paraglider Frame

3D Printed Powered Paraglider Frame

Article By Jason Cole
This project on Thingiverse provides all the part files you need to 3D print a complete powered paraglider frame.
Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select Review

Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select Review

Review By Hiflyer
When is a Cub not a Cub? When it's a clipped wing aerobatic beast.
Why Do You Like Warbirds?

Why Do You Like Warbirds?

Article By Jason Cole
Tell us what your favorite warbird is and let everyone know what it is about warbirds that you like so much.
Durafly Mitsubishi J8M Shusui 950mm (37.4") PNF

Durafly Mitsubishi J8M Shusui 950mm (37.4") PNF

News By Jim T. Graham
The Mitsubishi J8M Shusui was a World War II jet designed for the Japanese Navy and was based on the German ME-163 design. Only a small number of development planes were built to help combat the US
Spektrum Antenna-Less Receivers

Spektrum Antenna-Less Receivers

News By Jason Cole
These sport receivers are full range air models that have a number of features including no external antennas, no bind plug needed, telemetry and more.
KR84 Tortuga Robodrone Pusher Jet

KR84 Tortuga Robodrone Pusher Jet

News By Jason Cole
The New Tortuga from SAB Avio is an awesome looking and performing pusher Jet. This thing is made from fiberglass and is very rigid and strong so that it can reach high speeds easily.
Wings Over Springs 2018 - HOT HOT HOT

Wings Over Springs 2018 - HOT HOT HOT

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is an event report from Douglas LeRoy from Wings Over Springs!
HOBBYMATE D6 Duo Pro AC/DC Battery Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging

HOBBYMATE D6 Duo Pro AC/DC Battery Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging

News By Jason Cole
The D6 from HOBBYMATE looks to be a killer charger with great standard features, but it has one breakout feature that I'm really excited about, wireless cellphone charging.
Graupner USA - mz-32 Face Plate and Gimbal Extensions

Graupner USA - mz-32 Face Plate and Gimbal Extensions

News By Jim T. Graham
As modelers, we are all about modding and making our gear not only more functional but cooler! Here is just that...
E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet

E-flite Viper 70mm EDF Jet

News By Jason Cole
E-flite has released a new great looking and flying EDF Jet that is great for first timers to the jet world.
Fall Fest Fun Fly! Mcminn County Radio Control Association

Fall Fest Fun Fly! Mcminn County Radio Control Association

News By Jim T. Graham
No pilot fees, great sponsors and more!!
Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 30cc - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 30cc - RCGroups Review

Review By kingsflyer
Mike McDougall tackles the new Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 30cc from Horizon Hobby. Master modeler Ali Machinchy updated the venerable Ultra Stick design and worked his magic to infuse this newest Stick with
Rage "Golden Age Series" Spirit of St. Louis - RCGroups Review

Rage "Golden Age Series" Spirit of St. Louis - RCGroups Review

Review By IFLYOS
The Rage Spirit of St. Louis: Comes Ready-To-Fly and has great looks. Follow along as I discover what this plane is capable of!
Graupner mz-32 - 32 Channel HoTT Telemetry Radio - RCGroups Review

Graupner mz-32 - 32 Channel HoTT Telemetry Radio - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Introducing Graupner's new flagship radio, the mz-32.
Horizon Hobby - Spektrum iX12 12-Channel DSMX Transmitter Review

Horizon Hobby - Spektrum iX12 12-Channel DSMX Transmitter Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
The ix12 is the next evolution in Spektrum transmitters. This TX features wifi, Bluetooth, a touch screen and much more! In this review, I show you all the features, include how-to videos and more!
Durafly SlowPoke Review

Durafly SlowPoke Review

Review By Jason Cole
We get our hands on the Durafly SlowPoke and take it to the field to see how it flys. Check out the full review below.
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