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What's Your Drone Feature Wishlist?

What's Your Drone Feature Wishlist?

Article By Jason Cole
Drone technology has come a long way since the beginning, but there are great things on the horizon. Jump and share your thoughts on what you'd like to see in future drones.
3 New RCGroups Podcasts!

3 New RCGroups Podcasts!

Article By Jim T. Graham
If you are into audio podcasts then I have 3 new ones for you to enjoy!
Spektrum Radio Trade-Up Program

Spektrum Radio Trade-Up Program

News By Jason Cole
If you have an older model Spektrum radio sitting around, you might be interested in the Spektrum Trade-Up program. It allows you to trade in your older radio and get money off (up to $40) on the
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!
Nectar Injector Smart Charger

Nectar Injector Smart Charger

News By Jason Cole
NewBeeDrone has a new smart charger available for charging up all your Tiny Whoop 1S lipo battery packs. It's compact, easy to use and has 4 separate charging chips to independently charge up to 4
Interview with Horizon Hobby Pres. and CEO Joe Ambrose

Interview with Horizon Hobby Pres. and CEO Joe Ambrose

Article By Jim T. Graham
Jim T. Graham interviews Joe Ambrose, the CEO of Horizon Hobby. There are lots of questions since the recent acquisition of Hobbico and Joe answers mine.
The RCGroups Mass Email Contest!

The RCGroups Mass Email Contest!

Article By Jim T. Graham
Do you receive the RCGroups mass email? If you aren't signed up for it here is a chance to get great RC info and maybe even win something!
The Original RC Social Media Site - RCGroups.com

The Original RC Social Media Site - RCGroups.com

Article By Jim T. Graham
Social media is such a buzzword now that you would think it is a new thing. RCGroups has been the social media site for RC enthusiasts since 1996!
PecanPatch Fly-In / Pool Party June 29th-30th

PecanPatch Fly-In / Pool Party June 29th-30th

Article By pecanpatch
The fine folks at the Pecan patch are throwing another fly-in and pool party. You know it's going to be Southern-fried fun!
Azalea City Model Aeronautics' Spring Warbird Fly-in

Azalea City Model Aeronautics' Spring Warbird Fly-in

Article By Jim T. Graham
Frits Jetten reports in from Azalea City!
Parrot Anafi 4K Drone

Parrot Anafi 4K Drone

News By Jason Cole
It's hard to think that the DJI Mavic drones will have a serious competitor, but on paper the new Parrot Anafi is poised to take a crack at it.
HobbyGuy's Joe Nall Experience

HobbyGuy's Joe Nall Experience

Article By Jim T. Graham
Guy Itszhaky attended Joe Nall for the first time and documented the experience.
Mars Parachutes DJI Inspire 2 Pro

Mars Parachutes DJI Inspire 2 Pro

News By Jason Cole
The Inspire 2 is an amazing piece of drone technology and is used across the globe by professionals. MARS Parachutes now has a ballistic parachute system for it.
5th Annual 3D Bash Kennett Missouri

5th Annual 3D Bash Kennett Missouri

News By Jim T. Graham
Help celebrate year five for the 3D Bash in Kennett!
Horizon RC Fest 2018 - Event Coverage

Horizon RC Fest 2018 - Event Coverage

Article By Hiflyer
Check out the coverage of this Horizon hosted fun family event at Eli Field.
Horizon RC Fest Event Coverage

Horizon RC Fest Event Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
Horizon RC Fest is an amazing celebration of RC. Check out the photos and video of the event below.
Anderson RC Protects Customers from Bank Robber

Anderson RC Protects Customers from Bank Robber

News By Jim T. Graham
Thanks to the heroic acts of the Anderson brothers no one was seriously hurt in the store by a fleeing bank robber. Wes Anderson was stabbed multiple times but is in stable condition.
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.
Jets Over Kentucky Roars Into Lebanon

Jets Over Kentucky Roars Into Lebanon

News By Jim T. Graham
The World's Grandest Jet event rolls, loops and spins its way over the skies of Lebanon, KY.
Avios C-130 Coming Soon

Avios C-130 Coming Soon

News By Jason Cole
HobbyKing keeps on rolling out the cool stuff and the announcement of the new Avios C-130 earlier this week gets us excited!
AKK X2 and FX2 FPV Video Transmitters

AKK X2 and FX2 FPV Video Transmitters

News By Jason Cole
AKK has some neat video transmitters out that are suitable for racing drones as well as airplanes and they feature an OSD and selectable power output.
Horizon RC Fest - June 1st - 3rd!!

Horizon RC Fest - June 1st - 3rd!!

News By Jim T. Graham
Are you ready for the Horizon RC Fest? This great event is even larger this year! Click to learn more and see our photos from last year's event!!
RCG Place of the Month - Hangar 18 Hobbies

RCG Place of the Month - Hangar 18 Hobbies

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Hangar 18 Hobbies located in Cary, North Carolina. It's a great hobby shop with something for everyone!
Lynn Marlatt Memorial Fly-in - Riverton, WY

Lynn Marlatt Memorial Fly-in - Riverton, WY

Article By Jim T. Graham
If you are in Wyoming check out the WyMoPa's 16th Memorial Day event July 5th through the 8th.
HobbyKing Super Kinetic Sport Glider

HobbyKing Super Kinetic Sport Glider

News By Jason Cole
The H-King Super Kinetic has the word glider in the title, but from the looks of it along with the size, we think it's more at home in the Park Flyer category.
Opterra S+ 1.2m FPV-Equipped BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Plus

Opterra S+ 1.2m FPV-Equipped BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Plus

News By Jim T. Graham
The E-flite Opterra S+ 1.2m wing is designed to deliver a wide range of capabilities from sport flying to exploring and beyond.
Joe Nall 2018 Vendor Support

Joe Nall 2018 Vendor Support

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is a way to help support the vendors that were washed out of Joe Nall 2018!
5th Annual Ready Made RC FPV Fest!

5th Annual Ready Made RC FPV Fest!

Article By Jason Cole
ReadyMadeRC is once again hosting an incredible FPV Fest at the Willard Ohio Airport on September 6th through the 9th. This event is all about fun with 3 days of action packed FPV, contests, raffles
Opale Stars and Stripes Parachute Wing

Opale Stars and Stripes Parachute Wing

News By Jason Cole
Opale has a new parachute wing out in a gorgeous stars and stripes red white and blue color scheme. Check it out!
Nall Fall 2018 - Triple Tree

Nall Fall 2018 - Triple Tree

Article By Jim T. Graham
Now you have another chance at Nall with the Nall Fall event!
Joe Nall 2018 Cancelled! UNPRECEDENTED RAIN FORECAST

Joe Nall 2018 Cancelled! UNPRECEDENTED RAIN FORECAST

Article By Jim T. Graham
Joe Nall 2018 has been canceled after much consideration about the weather and possible flooding.
Horizon Hobby E-flite F-27 Evolution Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite F-27 Evolution Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
Join me as I build, bind, and fly the F-27 Evolution. We start out with some LOS sport flying and then we get serious with a 4s pack for some hyper-sonic FPV flights!
The RCGroups Joe Nall Preparedness Podcast

The RCGroups Joe Nall Preparedness Podcast

Article By Jason Cole
We talk to Trent from Triple Tree about the recent updates to the facility and about the upcoming Fall event.
Flex Innovations Mamba 70cc Now in RED!

Flex Innovations Mamba 70cc Now in RED!

News By Jason Cole
Quique Somenzini is the Godfather of 3D and one of the most recognizable names in the industry. His company Flex Innovations puts out great performing aircraft and the Mamba 70cc has a new hot color.
Horizon Hobby ParkZone F4F Wildcat 1.0m BNF Basic

Horizon Hobby ParkZone F4F Wildcat 1.0m BNF Basic

Review By Hiflyer
A simple parkflyer treatment of a WW2 classic that really delivers on fun
VAS Hellkite FPV Wing

VAS Hellkite FPV Wing

News By Jason Cole
Alex from Video Aerial Systems is always designing and coming up with new ideas for FPV planes. When he creates a design he's happy with, he produces a kit of it and the Hellkite made the cut.
STRIX T-9 Multi-Tool

STRIX T-9 Multi-Tool

News By Jason Cole
Nothing is more frustrating than being in the field and needing a tool that is at home sitting on your bench. You can't carry all your tool sets and items with you, but the STRIX T-9 Multi-Tool is
DroneDrop Loot Boxes

DroneDrop Loot Boxes

News By Jason Cole
Gamers will be familiar with loot crate, a box of random collectible stuff. DroneDrop is just like that, but for drone supplies. Here's how it works, you either buy a single box or subscribe to get
DJI Zenmuse XT2 Dual 4K and Thermal Cameras

DJI Zenmuse XT2 Dual 4K and Thermal Cameras

News By Jason Cole
DJI keeps adding new tech to their drone line up for commercial operations. The Zenmuse XT2 camera system is made for work and combines a thermal imaging camera along with a 12MP 4K camera, all on a
Fly Fast with the new E-flite V900

Fly Fast with the new E-flite V900

News By Jim T. Graham
The V900 is the fastest prop-driven E-flite airplane yet! Right out of the box it can reach top speeds of 120+ MPH on 4S, and even 100+ MPH on 3S, without the need for upgrades or prop changes.
Horizon Hobby PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X Review

Horizon Hobby PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X Review

Review By Hiflyer
Highly detailed classic WW2 primary trainer with brushless power and AS3X.
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
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.
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!
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.
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