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UAV Experts to Launch Aerial Infrared Training Program

UAV Experts to Launch Aerial Infrared Training Program

News By Jason Cole
Check out this new drone class and get certified on aerial infrared imaging operations.
Durafly SlowPoke Classic Airplane

Durafly SlowPoke Classic Airplane

News By Jason Cole
We love to see classic airplanes making a come back and the SlowPoke is doing just that with this Durafly model.
Write Congress Now! Protect Section 336!

Write Congress Now! Protect Section 336!

News By Jim T. Graham
The AMA has created some quick links that will allow you to tell your govt. official that you support section 336 and our ability to fly RC aircraft.
Enter to Win the Hobbymate AC/DC Balance Multicharger Quad Port

Enter to Win the Hobbymate AC/DC Balance Multicharger Quad Port

Article By Jim T. Graham
The folks at HobbyCool have a quad charger that you can enter for a chance to win!
The RMRC Coupon Contest!

The RMRC Coupon Contest!

Article By Jim T. Graham
How about a chance to win a coupon to help fund your next RMRC project?
New Opale Camo H1.5 Paraglider Wing

New Opale Camo H1.5 Paraglider Wing

News By Jason Cole
Opale has released their first new wing of 2018 with the Camo H1.5. It's a hybrid wing that should yield fantastic flight characteristics for beginners and expert pilots alike.
Durafly Sidewinder 100+MPH FPV Racing Wing

Durafly Sidewinder 100+MPH FPV Racing Wing

News By Jason Cole
HobbyKing's Durafly brand has a new choice for those looking to get a new wing with the Sidewinder.
Robinhood 25 From Old School Model Works

Robinhood 25 From Old School Model Works

News By Jim T. Graham
Old School Model Works is introducing the latest in their line of kits that you can not only build and fly successfully but personalize them to your own taste.
Team Elite Aerosports Announces Newest Team Member - Jase “The Ace” Dussia

Team Elite Aerosports Announces Newest Team Member - Jase “The Ace” Dussia

News By Jim T. Graham
Pablo Fernandez sayas, “A match made in Heaven!!!!”
Horizon Hobby FMS Votec 322 1.4m

Horizon Hobby FMS Votec 322 1.4m

News By Matt Gunn
Power through all the 3d maneuvers with this 6s LiPo ready Votec 322 from FMS.
Ultra Power UP610 200W 10A DC Lipo Battery Charger

Ultra Power UP610 200W 10A DC Lipo Battery Charger

News By Jason Cole
I'm always on the lookout for new chargers. I'm not sure what it is, I have a lot of chargers and they all work great. There's just something about a cool looking charger with a nice screen that calls
Welcome Our New Sponsor - Revolution Kites

Welcome Our New Sponsor - Revolution Kites

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is a Kite company that every RC pilot can appreciate!
What are You FPV Drone Racing With and Why?

What are You FPV Drone Racing With and Why?

Article By Jason Cole
Drone racing continues to grow and evolve and with that comes a slew of drone racing airframes to choose from. There are so many different drones and options that making a choice on what to buy can be
New! Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter

New! Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter

News By Jim T. Graham
Upgrading from a limited 6-channel radio to a far more versatile 8-channel radio with computer functionality on a budget doesn’t mean you have to settle for less than the best. The Spektrum DX8e gives
Three New Planes from Tower Hobbies

Three New Planes from Tower Hobbies

News By Jason Cole
Tower Hobbies has three new electric RC planes on the way, one of which is coming out at the end of the month. The two others are due in May. They've covered a large group with these models including
PureTech - Velcro for RC

PureTech - Velcro for RC

News By Terry
Do you take Velcro for granted? Learn about the high-quality Velcro offered by Puretech Products.
H-King Bonsai II EPP Wing

H-King Bonsai II EPP Wing

News By Jason Cole
HobbyKing released a new version of the Bonsai flying wing that is simply called the Bonsai II. It comes in 3 bright colors that make it easy to see and the graphics look great on this model.
ServoCity/Actobotics Scholarship Program

ServoCity/Actobotics Scholarship Program

News By Jim T. Graham
Our friends at ServoCity are offering two Actobotics Scholarship Programs ($500 each) to high school seniors involved in the Radio Control hobby!
Eachine EV900 5.8G 40CH FPV Goggles

Eachine EV900 5.8G 40CH FPV Goggles

Article By Jason Cole
Those looking for FPV goggles with a large FOV and don't mind the facebox style look might be interested in the Eachine EV900. This set of FPV goggles only costs $154.99 making it affordable and it
E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X

E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.2m airplane has operational flaps, retracts and 3–4S LiPo compatibility, plus optional SAFE Select flight protection that makes history’s most famous fighter easier than
LeveTop - Another Foldable Camera Drone

LeveTop - Another Foldable Camera Drone

Article By Jason Cole
This is yet another drone for the selfie consumers that aims to make it easy to fly and capture aerial video all from your smart phone.
Durafly Supermarine Spitfire Mk24 V2 with Retracts/Flaps/Nav Lights

Durafly Supermarine Spitfire Mk24 V2 with Retracts/Flaps/Nav Lights

News By Jason Cole
Durafly keeps the cool stuff coming with this updated V2 Supermarine Mk24 Spitfire. This is a 1100mm Wingspan foamie airplane that comes detailed with a nice trim scheme and plenty of features.
ItchyThumbs Tiny Wiener FPV Wing

ItchyThumbs Tiny Wiener FPV Wing

Article By Jason Cole
If you want a micro quad, you build a Tiny Whoop, if you want a micro wing, well you've been out of luck, until now. ItchyThumbs in the UK has a micro FPV Wing dubbed the Tiny Wiener and it should be
Turnigy SK8 Skateboard Conversion Kit

Turnigy SK8 Skateboard Conversion Kit

News By Jason Cole
If you've been eyeing a boosted board, a powered skateboard, but don't want to pay the $1000+ it costs to get one, you might be interested in the Turnigy SK8 Conversion Kit for your own non-powered
Hubsan X4 Storm - RCGroups Review

Hubsan X4 Storm - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Hubsan has quickly become a go to brand for affordable, easy to fly quads of all sizes with good quality and a decent amount of features. The X4 Storm is their latest offering into the mini FPV race
Quanum Cyclops Diversity DVR FPV Goggle

Quanum Cyclops Diversity DVR FPV Goggle

News By Jason Cole
HobbyKing's Quanum Cyclops FPV Goggles have been one of our top picks for budget friendly starter goggles and now they've released a new version with some upgrades.
Jeti Ditex Servos

Jeti Ditex Servos

News By Jason Cole
Jeti Ditex servos are state of the art, high-end products. They excel in precision, strength, speed and safety. Quality servos need a quality brain and the MCU chip inside has an 80MHz, 16 bit
XOAR DJI Inspire 2 Carbon Fiber Propellers

XOAR DJI Inspire 2 Carbon Fiber Propellers

News By Jim T. Graham
Xoar is not only a great supporter of RCGroups and the hobby, they also have great gear for the RC enthusiast...just like you!
RealFlight 8 on Steam - An RCGroups Walk-through

RealFlight 8 on Steam - An RCGroups Walk-through

News By Jim T. Graham
Jim T. Graham takes you to Steam and explains how to find, buy and run RealFlight 8!
Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX Aero Commander BNF Basic with AS3X - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX Aero Commander BNF Basic with AS3X - RCGroups Review

Review By kingsflyer
E-flite's newest UMX is the Iconic Aero Commander. Check out this review to learn the secrets of getting in the air quickly. We'll also find out if a UMX model that looks this good could possibly fly
RCG Place of the Month - Tri-City Flyers

RCG Place of the Month - Tri-City Flyers

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Tri-City Flyers located in Seguin and Kingsbury, Texas. They actually have two fields, one is on the old unused runways of the Randolph Aux Field and the other is
Hobbyking Avios Grand Tundra - RCGroups Review

Hobbyking Avios Grand Tundra - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
The Grand Tundra is a high-wing taildragger centered around two massive tundra tires and a pair of shock absorbing landing gear. It's an rc bush pilot's dream and has successfully re-ignited the
LEGO Drone Controller

LEGO Drone Controller

News By Jason Cole
Last month the LEGO World Expo took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. There was one exhibit that was especially interesting for RCGroups users and drone enthusiasts who attended.
The Launch of Pilot- RC in the USA

The Launch of Pilot- RC in the USA

News By Jim T. Graham
Pilot RC now has a warehouse in San Diego, California!
Hawkeye Firefly Micro Action Cam

Hawkeye Firefly Micro Action Cam

News By Jason Cole
If you need a cheap, light and small camera to record with, then the Hawkeye Firefly Micro Action Cam could be for you. It's only $25 and weighs just 14g, but you are going to sacrifice some quality
RCGroups Youtube Interview - RealFlight Creators

RCGroups Youtube Interview - RealFlight Creators

Article By Jim T. Graham
RealFlight was just released on Steam and we thought it would be good to ask the creators all the questions you might have.
Futaba 12K Series Radios

Futaba 12K Series Radios

News By Jason Cole
Futaba has released some new mid tier radios that use their T-FHSS technology. There are three versions, Air, Heli and FPV, and all are compatible with telemetry sensors and S.Bus 2 gear.
Two New Podcasts! - RCGroups.com

Two New Podcasts! - RCGroups.com

Article By Jim T. Graham
The RCGroups team has weekly live Youtube broadcasts. Some of these are chosen to become our audio podcast. Check out our latest two!
Futaba T16SZ - RCGroups Video Review

Futaba T16SZ - RCGroups Video Review

Review By Matt Gunn
Join editor Matt Gunn as he shows some of the functions on the newest 16-channel computer transmitter with an easy to read 4.3" LCD screen.
Horizon Hobby/Blade Inductrix FPV + RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby/Blade Inductrix FPV + RCGroups Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
Here is the next generation of the Inductrix family. This one is powerful and ready for some FPV fun!
Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Van's RV-4 30cc - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Van's RV-4 30cc - RCGroups Review

Review By kingsflyer
Horizon Hobby Master Designer Ali Machinchy has created a Giant Scale RV-4 ARF for Hangar9. Join Mike McDougall as he tackles the build and then wrings out the RV-4. Let's see if Ali has captured the
iSDT T8 Smart Charger - RCGroups Video Review

iSDT T8 Smart Charger - RCGroups Video Review

Review By Matt Gunn
The T8 is the latest smart charger from iSDT. Not only does it charge single packs at terminal velocity, but it looks good doing so! In this video review, editor Matt Gunn shows us how this compact
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
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