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Great Planes Giant Big Stik XL 55-61cc Gas/EP ARF - RCGroups Review

Great Planes Giant Big Stik XL 55-61cc Gas/EP ARF - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
This popular airframe has seen many sizes, kit types and power options. Nikolei checks out this new giant-scale ARF Stik offering from Great Planes.
Horizon Hobby FMS F-18F Super Hornet PNP

Horizon Hobby FMS F-18F Super Hornet PNP

News By Jason Cole
FMS's 70mm F-18F Super Hornet is available for pre-order at Horizon Hobby. This is a fantastic looking scale ducted fan jet with nice details like electric retracts, flaps and removable missiles and
HobbyKing MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet

HobbyKing MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet

News By Jason Cole
Check out HobbyKing's latest EDF, the 90mm MiG-29. This sport scale model ARF is made from EPS foam and is ready for your electronics to be installed to finish out the build.
Extreme Flight Aces High Focke-Wulf FW-190A

Extreme Flight Aces High Focke-Wulf FW-190A

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Extreme Flight has entered the world of scale warbirds with a splash! With its fantastic flight characteristics, it is sure to become a favorite of anyone looking for a great flying sport airframe
What RC Plane Would You Want On a Deserted Island?

What RC Plane Would You Want On a Deserted Island?

Article By Jason Cole
Surely you've played the deserted island game before, or at least have heard of it. Well I wanted to play this game with my RCG friends here and find out what one airplane you would want with you.
Flex Innovations - FlexJet Super PNP

Flex Innovations - FlexJet Super PNP

News By Matt Gunn
The new FlexJet from Flex Innovations offers up extreme performance with premium components, all in a PNP package under $530.
ParkZone Conscendo Advanced 1.5m BNF

ParkZone Conscendo Advanced 1.5m BNF

News By Jason Cole
Horizon Hobby has been releasing new aircraft in a flurry on Thursdays and yesterday was no different with this new model from ParkZone hitting the internet. The Conscendo is a 1.5M wingspan sport
Moosberg Cup 2018 Paraglider/Hang Glider Event

Moosberg Cup 2018 Paraglider/Hang Glider Event

News By Jason Cole
Now this is cool! These events are fully open to pilots of any brand and forum affiliation at an epic location with some of the best flying conditions and views you could hope for.
Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 10cc ARF 60"

Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 10cc ARF 60"

News By Jason Cole
The Ultra Stick 10cc ARF sports a 60" wingspan and the same classic lines the Ultra Stick is known for. This ARF is available for pre-order right now for $229.99 with shipments due in mid March.
Horizon Hobby Force RC Aire-Batix 1.4m PNP

Horizon Hobby Force RC Aire-Batix 1.4m PNP

News By Jason Cole
Horizon Hobby released a new plane from Force RC yesterday called the Aire-Batix. It's a 1.4M sport aerobatic plane with a high wing design and great graphics on top.
The 2018 Joe Nall Favorite Photo Contest!

The 2018 Joe Nall Favorite Photo Contest!

Article By Jim T. Graham
It's time to start planning for Joe Nall. Here is a contest that might get you in the gate for free!!
Graupner MZ-32 -  HoTT Color TFT Radio System

Graupner MZ-32 - HoTT Color TFT Radio System

News By Matt Gunn
The new MZ-32 from Graupner is a powerhouse transmitter system with a laundry list of features. Let's take a look at this newly minted HoTT-protocol Tx system.
Show Us Your Build Table

Show Us Your Build Table

Article By Jason Cole
In past articles we've talked about airplane storage and parts organization, but now I'd like to talk about tables and see what you guys like or wish you had.
Have You Helped or Encouraged Someone in the Hobby?

Have You Helped or Encouraged Someone in the Hobby?

Article By Jason Cole
Listen to this story about how I shared the hobby with someone and what it led to. You can you share the fun too!
Jeti Duplex EX R12 REX Assist EPC 2.4GHz Receiver w/Telemetry, Stabilization

Jeti Duplex EX R12 REX Assist EPC 2.4GHz Receiver w/Telemetry, Stabilization

News By Jim T. Graham
The REX Assist receivers enhance the REX series of receivers and extend it with the intelligent flight stabilization feature, which is designed for airplane models and multicopters.
Durafly Messerschmitt Bf.109E

Durafly Messerschmitt Bf.109E

News By Jason Cole
Durafly's Bf-109e is here and it's a great looking electric warbird. It has an 1100mm wingspan and includes some nice features like scale e-retracts, flaps and even a functional bomb drop system with
RCG Place of the Month -  Springfield RC Club

RCG Place of the Month - Springfield RC Club

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Springfield RC Club located in Fair Grove, Missouri. This club has been around for more than 40 years with the mission to educate and unite RC enthusiasts around a
Tactic TTX660 Transmitter - RCGroups.com Review

Tactic TTX660 Transmitter - RCGroups.com Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Tactic recently brought out an updated 6 channel radio that has a surprising amount of features, and a surprisingly small price tag. Join us for a closer look.
Buddy RC Contest - Contest Over

Buddy RC Contest - Contest Over

Article By Jim T. Graham
Show us your shop for a chance to win a charger from the fine folks at Buddy RC!!
14th Annual Arizona Electric Festival

14th Annual Arizona Electric Festival

News By Jim T. Graham
It's time for the 14th Annual Arizona Electric Festival!
The Hobby Needs A Large OV-10 Bronco

The Hobby Needs A Large OV-10 Bronco

Article By Matt Gunn
We've seen enough of the single-engine warbirds! It's time to produce this seldom modeled twin turbo-prop that's been flying for 53 years.
RCGroups Podcast 65 - Drones in the sky, Jason Crashes the RCG 330 and more!

RCGroups Podcast 65 - Drones in the sky, Jason Crashes the RCG 330 and more!

Article By Jim T. Graham
From unknown drones in the Texas skies to crashing the RCGroups.com Avios 330, the team talks about it all!
RCGroups Podcast 66 - Reviews, Transmitters and More!

RCGroups Podcast 66 - Reviews, Transmitters and More!

Article By Jim T. Graham
We discuss saving an RC flying site, RC reviews with Mean Joe, Graupner transmitters and much more!
Coming Soon - AJ Aircraft!!

Coming Soon - AJ Aircraft!!

News By Jim T. Graham
A new year and a new airframe from AJ Aircraft! Let's take a quick look at the 92" Raven.
Wilco 1.3 RC Hang Glider

Wilco 1.3 RC Hang Glider

News By Jason Cole
There isn't a lot of info out yet about the Wilco 1.3 RC Hang Glider, but it's exciting to see cool new products coming out, especially when they are this unique.
Triple Tree Update - Jan. 2018

Triple Tree Update - Jan. 2018

News By Jim T. Graham
Here is some new info and updates from the good folks at Triple Tree!!
What's Your Winter Project?

What's Your Winter Project?

Article By Jason Cole
Tell us about your winter project(s) and be sure to post some photos of your progress or finished model. I look forward to seeing what you guys are working on!
Parkzone F4F Wildcat 1.0m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

Parkzone F4F Wildcat 1.0m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

News By Jason Cole
It's nice to see HorizonHobby bringing back a classic. The F4F Wildcat is an awesome looking and flying warbird and now its been updated with the latest technology.
Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 20cc

Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 20cc

News By Matt Gunn
The new P-47 Thunderbolt from Hangar 9 is a scale warbird that's ready for your optional retracts and a gas or electric power setup.
E-flite Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m

E-flite Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m

News By Matt Gunn
Check out this new Cub from E-flite! It's an aerobatic clipped wing that has plenty of power from a 10-sized brushless on 3s.
E-flite F-27 Evolution

E-flite F-27 Evolution

News By Matt Gunn
The F-27 Evolution builds on the original Stryker with a number of improvements. Let's take a quick look at version 2 of this popular airframe from E-flite.
Esprit Tech  - Estar Fokker Eindecker

Esprit Tech - Estar Fokker Eindecker

News By Jim T. Graham
Finally true to scale, faithfully structurally reproduced model. Flies exactly like a real airplane. Selected premium quality balsa and plywood. All the parts interlocked together for easy and fast
Foxtech HUNTER-280 VTOL Aircraft - WOW

Foxtech HUNTER-280 VTOL Aircraft - WOW

News By Jim T. Graham
I love an RC craft that is out of the norm and this VTOL from Foxtech is exactly that...
HobbyKing Avios RCGroups Extra 330LX Review

HobbyKing Avios RCGroups Extra 330LX Review

Review By Jason Cole
We check out the HobbyKing Avios RCGroups Extra 330LX and put it through its paces at the field. Read on to learn more about this killer looking and flying aerobatic airplane.
eStar Fokker D.VIII Kit

eStar Fokker D.VIII Kit

News By Jason Cole
Esprit Model is carrying this eStar Fokker D.VIII Kit that makes a great project during the cold winter months. The construction is all balsa and ply ending up in a strong, light airframe.
Contest Over -  FMS F7F Tigercat!!!!

Contest Over - FMS F7F Tigercat!!!!

Article By Jim T. Graham
RCGroups has teamed up with FMS for another great contest! Read on to find out how to enter to win the FMS 1700mm F7F Tigercat!!
6 Servos that Won't Disappoint - Servo City

6 Servos that Won't Disappoint - Servo City

Article By Jim T. Graham
Servos are are a necessity in our radio control hobby. Here is a story from the folks at Servo City about six servos you should know about with added info from the servo descriptions and spec sheets.
RCG Place of the Month -  Casa Grande R/C Flyers

RCG Place of the Month - Casa Grande R/C Flyers

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Casa Grande R/C Flyers located in Casa Grande, Arizona. This is a non-profit club that promotes the model aircraft hobby and is a part of the AMA.
O.S. FSa-56II Airplane Engine w/F-4040 Silencer

O.S. FSa-56II Airplane Engine w/F-4040 Silencer

News By Matt Gunn
Check out this updated FS56-a 4-sttroke nitro mill! The O.S. FSa-56II comes with a F-4040 silencer and 40NA carb, and is ready for your sport aerobatic airframe or scale warbird.
HobbyKing Cessna Skylane EPO PNF

HobbyKing Cessna Skylane EPO PNF

News By Matt Gunn
The new SKylane from H-King looks great and performs well with a 3s-powered 1200KV motor.
Phoenix Model Lysander - RCGroups Review

Phoenix Model Lysander - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Phoenix Model is back with this HUGE addition to their giant scale warbird line. With its scale looks and great flight characteristics, the 1:4 3/4 Westland Lysander is a home run. Let's take a look
Graupner MZ-24 Pro - RCGroups Review

Graupner MZ-24 Pro - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Graupner is back with a new 12-channel transmitter that features the praised HoTT protocol, but adds a number of features. With its slick looks and incredible functionality, not to mention its
Graupner Husky 1800 STOL - RCGroups Review

Graupner Husky 1800 STOL - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
The Husky 1800 STOL Electric ARF is a true all around airframe from Graupner. With the optional float and ski kits, you will be all set no matter what the conditions. Let's take a look at what this
Hitec X2 High Power Charger - RCGroups Review

Hitec X2 High Power Charger - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Hitec just keeps expanding their line of high-quality chargers. Packed full of features and able to charge any of the most commonly used battery chemistries we see today, the newly released X2 High
Horizon Hobby HobbyZone T-28 Trojan S RTF with SAFE Review

Horizon Hobby HobbyZone T-28 Trojan S RTF with SAFE Review

Review By Jason Cole
We get our hands on the HobbyZone UMX T-28 Trojan S and take it for a spin at our local flying field. Read on to find out how well this plane flys.
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