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Horizon Hobby + Hobbies for Good = Giving Back

Horizon Hobby + Hobbies for Good = Giving Back

Article By Jason Cole
Here's a cool way to give back this season. There are 3 ways to support some great causes.
WOW! Scratch-Built RC VTOL F-35B Lightning II

WOW! Scratch-Built RC VTOL F-35B Lightning II

Article By Jason Cole
This is a super cool project from Youtuber Eric Maglio. He's been working on a VTOL F-35 for some time and has moved on from his original test bed to this new semi-scale version as an interim step
Futaba USA Hooded Soft Shell Jacket

Futaba USA Hooded Soft Shell Jacket

News By Jason Cole
Futaba fans have a great new way to stay warm this winter with the Hooded Soft Shell Jacket.
HobbyKing at NEAT Fair 2021 | RECAP

HobbyKing at NEAT Fair 2021 | RECAP

News By Jim T.
The folks from Hobbyking report in from the 2021 NEAT Fair!
RCGroups Place of the Month - Fort McMurray RC Modelers Club

RCGroups Place of the Month - Fort McMurray RC Modelers Club

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Fort McMurray RC Modelers Club located in Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada. This club does it all.
Andrés Leoni Infinity 4D Video

Andrés Leoni Infinity 4D Video

Article By Jason Cole
Andres Leoni is back with an amazing video of him flying the Infinity 4D. The control he has over this plane when the nose is down is simply amazing.
Insta360 Early Black Friday Sale

Insta360 Early Black Friday Sale

Article By Jason Cole
This is exciting news. Insta360 is going to have discounts on most of the Insta360 flagship cameras and ALL the accessories!
Triple Tree Aerodrome Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Triple Tree Aerodrome Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Article By Jim T.
Triple Tree is pleased to share with everyone that our 2021 Fall Series of events was a great success!
What the Heck Wednesday - Cartoon Scale Messerschmitt

What the Heck Wednesday - Cartoon Scale Messerschmitt

Article By Jason Cole
This guy created a cute looking Cartoon Scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 and all its missing is some eyes and a mouth for it to be featured on a Disney cartoon movie.
Gator RC - Harrier 3D In Stock!

Gator RC - Harrier 3D In Stock!

News By Jim T.
With the holidays coming I reached out to Gator to see what they had in stock. The affordable and nimble Harrier 3D is ready for you!
What Are You Getting Yourself for Christmas?

What Are You Getting Yourself for Christmas?

Article By Jason Cole
It's holiday shopping time and while I'm sure there's plenty to buy for others, you don't want to leave yourself out in the cold.
Sky Flieger - AMA Free Plans

Sky Flieger - AMA Free Plans

Article By Jim T.
Build this easy-flying, three-channel airplane As seen in the October 2021 issue of Model Aviation.
Extreme Flight Muscle Bipe!

Extreme Flight Muscle Bipe!

News By Jim T.
The Muscle bipe - it's all that and an extra wing!
What's One Thing You Wish You Knew When You Started Flying

What's One Thing You Wish You Knew When You Started Flying

Article By Jason Cole
What are some things you would tell yourself about the RC hobby that you now know, but didn't when you started?
What the Heck Wednesday - PT-17 Crash

What the Heck Wednesday - PT-17 Crash

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a built up PT-17 crash and we want to know what really happened to cause it.
Horizon - Lowest Prices of the Season - SALE ENDED

Horizon - Lowest Prices of the Season - SALE ENDED

News By Jim T.
Horizon Hobby has a limited time offer for Black Friday deals!
Avios Albatross  US Coast Guard Flying Boat - Video

Avios Albatross US Coast Guard Flying Boat - Video

Article By Jim T.
Avios has now introduced the Albatross HU-16 V2, this comes in a striking US Coast Guard color scheme with factory-applied decals.
Foam and Tape - Flying a Paramotor with 50 Drone Motors

Foam and Tape - Flying a Paramotor with 50 Drone Motors

News By Jim T.
Can RCGroup.com user Foam and Tape use 50 drone motors to propel himself into air?
Stream Your FPV Feed Live with Wide FPV

Stream Your FPV Feed Live with Wide FPV

News By Jason Cole
Wide FPV allows for watching and recording footage directly from your DJI FPV goggles.
AMA Air  - 8 Year Old National Record Holder

AMA Air - 8 Year Old National Record Holder

News By Jim T.
This episode features the influx of national records by the youth in our hobby!
Futaba Motor Controller MC980H/A(J)

Futaba Motor Controller MC980H/A(J)

News By Jim T.
Check out Futaba's airplane and helicopter ESC...
DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine is Here

DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine is Here

News By Jason Cole
The long awaited update to the DJI Mavic line is finally here with the announcement of the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine.
Horizon Hobby Acquires RealFlight Flight Simulator

Horizon Hobby Acquires RealFlight Flight Simulator

News By Jim T.
Horizon Hobby is excited to announce they now own Real Flight...
Sequre MSS12 Mini OLED Soldering Station

Sequre MSS12 Mini OLED Soldering Station

News By Jason Cole
The MSS12 looks pretty cool for a portable or minimalist solder station with adjustable temperature.
The NEW E-flite Habu SS 70mm EDF - The no hassles and easy to fly sport jet!

The NEW E-flite Habu SS 70mm EDF - The no hassles and easy to fly sport jet!

Article By Jason M
Based on the popular E-flite® Habu STS (Smart Trainer w/SAFE), the more powerful and capable Habu SS (Super Sport) 70mm EDF is an easy and extremely fun to fly high-performance EDF sport jet!
Insta360 GO 2 64GB Edition Now Available

Insta360 GO 2 64GB Edition Now Available

News By Jason Cole
Insta360 released today a new 64GB Edition of Insta360 GO 2, the tiny mighty action cam. The new edition makes the thumb-sized camera even mightier than before, by doubling the on-board storage of
October AMA Air - Build Winner, Night Radian Talk and Drone Soccer!

October AMA Air - Build Winner, Night Radian Talk and Drone Soccer!

News By Jim T.
Matt and Ray discuss drone soccer...what?! That's right!
GIANT AIRPLANE vs FIREWORKS!

GIANT AIRPLANE vs FIREWORKS!

Article By Jim T.
RCGroups user Foam and Tape builds a giant warbird with help from the Flite Test crew and then builds a killer fireworks cannon to shoot it down!
Futaba - SBC-1 S.Bus Channel Programmer

Futaba - SBC-1 S.Bus Channel Programmer

News By Jim T.
Whether you are trying to cut down on your model’s weight or wanting to simplify the wiring in your model our new U series SBUS servos are an excellent option to do so at an awesome price
HGLRC Racewhoop30 HD Racing Drone

HGLRC Racewhoop30 HD Racing Drone

News By Jason Cole
It's a blend of Cinewhoop and Race Drone making it both nimble and safe and allows you to do more with a single do-it-all drone.
Video: FPV Mountain Top and Cloud Surfing

Video: FPV Mountain Top and Cloud Surfing

Article By Jason Cole
This video made me want to dust off my FPV flying wings and go exploring again.
Insta360 GO 2 USB Power Mount Mini Review

Insta360 GO 2 USB Power Mount Mini Review

Review By Jason Cole
We mount the Insta360 GO 2 USB Power Mount on a Drone to see how the footage looks.
HobbyKing's Tips Bench Tuesday - How to Setup Buddy Boxing

HobbyKing's Tips Bench Tuesday - How to Setup Buddy Boxing

Article By Jim T.
Hobbyking has a new video going over how to set up a buddy box!
What the Heck Wednesday - 3D Printed Airliner Loss of Control

What the Heck Wednesday - 3D Printed Airliner Loss of Control

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a video showing a pretty cool project. It's a 3D printed airliner that's over 2M long and has a wingspan of 1.6M.
AirMap Now Supports LAANC v5 on Mobile & Web Apps

AirMap Now Supports LAANC v5 on Mobile & Web Apps

Article By Jason Cole
LAANC v5 now supports Night Flight Operations / Flights over People.
Pilot Bio - Pat Hartness of Triple Tree

Pilot Bio - Pat Hartness of Triple Tree

Article By Jim T.
Mr. Pat Hartness can be recognized by his straw hat, warm smile and love of the RC hobby and aviation in general!
2021 MultiGP Championship Tracks

2021 MultiGP Championship Tracks

News By Jason Cole
Here's some cool news and videos from MultiGP about the 2021 Championship Tracks.
Full Scale VTOL - Jestson ONE

Full Scale VTOL - Jestson ONE

News By Jim T.
The Jetson ONE is a commercially available personal electric aerial vehicle that you can own and fly. Jetson was founded by Peter Ternström and Tomasz Patan in 2017.
The ALL-NEW Hangar 9 P-47 Thunderbolt 58.4" PNP - Easily transition from foam to wood

The ALL-NEW Hangar 9 P-47 Thunderbolt 58.4" PNP - Easily transition from foam to wood

News By Jason M
For the sport and club pilot looking to transition from foam to wood warbird aircraft.
AMA Build Month Video!

AMA Build Month Video!

News By Jim T.
Matt and Jay from the AMA tell us what is going on in the month of October for the AMA!
Horizon Hobby E-flite Ultimate 3D - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite Ultimate 3D - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
There's just something about biplanes. They have a grace and elegance about them both on the ground and in the air.
Insta360 One X2 Camera Review - 360 Video on a Drone?

Insta360 One X2 Camera Review - 360 Video on a Drone?

Review By Jason Cole
The One X2 is incredibly versatile and well suited for action sports and yes even aerial video with drones.
Horizon Hobby E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

Horizon Hobby E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

Review By Hiflyer
Horizon has a great looking scale model that is fun and easy to fly. The Air Tractor can be flown off of a runway or off of the grass with equal ease and takes either 3 or 4 cell batteries.
OMP Hobby BIGHORN 49" Pro Flap Version Receiver Ready Balsa Airplane

OMP Hobby BIGHORN 49" Pro Flap Version Receiver Ready Balsa Airplane

Review By kevin
This airframe has a SunnySky motor, ESC, and servos factory installed. It also includes the EOLO propeller and all necessary hardware to get you in the air fast.
FMS Futura V2 80mm EDF available from Horizon Hobby - RCGroups Review

FMS Futura V2 80mm EDF available from Horizon Hobby - RCGroups Review

Review By kingsflyer
Follow along with the assembly and flight review of the FMS Futura V2 80mm EDF jet, distributed exclusively in North American by Horizon Hobby. Learn how to set up the Spektrum AR637T Smart Receiver
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