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Revolution Reflex XX Kite Review

Revolution Reflex XX Kite Review

Review By Jason Cole
Check out this review on the Revolution Reflex XX Kite. It's more like flying a 3D plane than a kite!
BluFO XL from RACores - RCGroups Review

BluFO XL from RACores - RCGroups Review

Review By IFLYOS
A big twist on Joel Dirnberger's classic BluFO design, the BluFO XL. 150% of the original, the XL is a great airplane, with lots of possibilities!
Esprit Model Announces Multi-Mode Gimbals for Jeti

Esprit Model Announces Multi-Mode Gimbals for Jeti

News By Matt Gunn
Multi-Mode gimbals, available for the DS-14, 16, and 24, allow for quick and easy switching between centering and throttle style gimbal, with simple friction adjustment.
RCG Place of the Month -  Tirediron Aviation

RCG Place of the Month - Tirediron Aviation

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Tirediron Aviation located in Church Hill, Tennessee. This is a private flying field, but is open to any AMA members who want to fly.
Coming Soon - Hitec H4 Plus Four-Port Charger

Coming Soon - Hitec H4 Plus Four-Port Charger

News By Matt Gunn
More output power is the name of the game with the new H4 Plus 4-port charger from Hitec.
How Do You Control the Sticks - Pinch or Thumbs Only?

How Do You Control the Sticks - Pinch or Thumbs Only?

Article By Jason Cole
It's an age old question that has been debated for as long as we've had radio controlled transmitters. "What's the best way to hold the transmitter sticks?"
Three New 16-Channel HoTT Transmitters from Graupner

Three New 16-Channel HoTT Transmitters from Graupner

Article By Matt Gunn
Checkout the trio of new transmitters from Graupner. All have telemetry and dual LCD screens, and feature the rock-solid link that Graupner HoTT is known for.
RCGroups.com Joe Nall 2017 Podcast

RCGroups.com Joe Nall 2017 Podcast

Article By Jim T. Graham
Join the RCGroups team as we review our 2017 Joe Nall experience. We discuss all the fun things we did and saw at Joe Nall!
Three Giant-Scale ARF's From Graupner

Three Giant-Scale ARF's From Graupner

Article By Matt Gunn
Check out these big birds from Graupner, now available and shipping in the US!
Tell Us Your Best RC Crash Stories

Tell Us Your Best RC Crash Stories

Article By Jason Cole
It's one constant that ties all RC modelers together. If you fly, you WILL crash. Maybe not often, but if you fly for long enough, at some point in your hobby career, you will be faced with the
The Horizon RC Fest - RCGroups Event Coverage

The Horizon RC Fest - RCGroups Event Coverage

Article By Jim T. Graham
Horizon Hobby rolled out the RC red carpet at Eli Field in Monticello, IL. They had everything from RC Aircraft to RC Cars to FPV and even fireworks! A good time was had by all!
Horizon Hobby Media Day - RCGroups.com

Horizon Hobby Media Day - RCGroups.com

Article By Jim T. Graham
I was excited to be invited to the Horizon Hobby Media Day at Eli Field. I had a chance to fly lots of their newest air releases, including the X-vert. I got in the goggles for some FPV and even got
Horizon E-flite X-vert Announcement!! RCGroups.com

Horizon E-flite X-vert Announcement!! RCGroups.com

Article By Jim T. Graham
RCGroups.com was on the ground at the Horizon offices to get the news on their newest release - the X-vert! They have bridged the gap between a multirotor and a flying wing!
Legacy Aviation Mini Turbo Duster - RCGroups Review

Legacy Aviation Mini Turbo Duster - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
Whether you fly sport aerobatics or just enjoy lazy laps around the field, the 44" Mini Duster from Legacy Aviation is a dream to fly! Join us as editor Matt Gunn and pilot CJ Kurella take this little
The RCGroups 330SC

The RCGroups 330SC

Article By Jim T. Graham
Jim Bourke just took delivery of his new full scale 330SC competition plane. This single seat 330 is nimble and fast! Read on for more info.
Futaba T16SZ - 16 Channel Transmitter

Futaba T16SZ - 16 Channel Transmitter

News By Matt Gunn
The new T16SZ from Futaba was announced earlier this year, and has finally made it's way to the Futaba website. Will pricing in the US be announced next?
Tower Hobbies MkII Mustang - RCGroups Review

Tower Hobbies MkII Mustang - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Tower Hobbies has taken advantage of the P-51s historical past with their new line of MkII Mustangs. These little racers come with everything but your favorite radio system pre-installed, and have the
RCG Place of the Month -  Greensborough Model Aircraft Club

RCG Place of the Month - Greensborough Model Aircraft Club

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Greensborough Model Aircraft Club. Located in Yarrambat, Australia the GMAC club got started way back in 1968, nearly 50 years ago.
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.
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