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RCG Place of the Month - Tinley Creek Model Airplane Field

RCG Place of the Month - Tinley Creek Model Airplane Field

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Tinley Creek Model Airplane Field located in Matteson, Illinois. This club is home to the Suburban Aero Club of Chicago.
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
Skydio R1 is the Smartest Drone in the Sky

Skydio R1 is the Smartest Drone in the Sky

News By Jason Cole
It is the smartest consumer drone on the market. Check out how the R1 drone tracks subjects and flys around obstacles.
Contest! - Bernoulli 3515 Integrated Motors

Contest! - Bernoulli 3515 Integrated Motors

Article By Jim T. Graham
RCGroups has teamed up with Inspired Flight for another contest!
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.
ReadyMadeRC Strix Stratosurfer PNP FPV Pod

ReadyMadeRC Strix Stratosurfer PNP FPV Pod

News By Matt Gunn
Take the soldering and setup out of the equation with this ready-to-install FPV canopy for the Strix Stratosurfer.
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.
CFL FPV 2018 Meet Is Less Than a Month Away!

CFL FPV 2018 Meet Is Less Than a Month Away!

News By Jason Cole
CFL is just under a month away and if you haven't already registered, what are you waiting for? This is one of the premier FPV events of the year near Orlando Florida and they are seeing temps in the
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.
Blade Fusion 270 BNF Helicopter

Blade Fusion 270 BNF Helicopter

News By Jason Cole
The description says this begins a new era of high-end Blade branded products and it's exciting to see this segment getting some love. The Fusion 270 is a small heli that packs some serious punch.
True-MoX 915 - TrueRC Canada

True-MoX 915 - TrueRC Canada

News By Matt Gunn
The True-MoX is designed for LRS transmitters such as the FrSky and TBS. It is based on the original Moxon style LRS antenna.
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.
RMRC Cricket Pro V2

RMRC Cricket Pro V2

News By Jim T. Graham
The RMRC Cricket PRO V2 has taken one of their most popular transmitters and totally redesigned it to appeal to today's pilot.
FX888R Triversity FPV Receiver

FX888R Triversity FPV Receiver

News By Jason Cole
In the FPV world, your video signal is everything. It's what allows you to see where you are going and investing in great equipment is important to your success and fun. With the FX888R, you get three
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.
AXII Antennas From TrueRC Canada

AXII Antennas From TrueRC Canada

News By Matt Gunn
The AXII antenna was developed through a collaboration between TrueRC and Lumenier. Let's take a look at the different styles and options of this popular FPV 5.8GHz antenna.
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
New Castle Creations Talon 60 ESC

New Castle Creations Talon 60 ESC

News By Jason Cole
Castle has some of the best ESC's on the market and the Talon series works great for both planes and Helis. Last month, they added a new product to the Talon line with the Talon 60.
Full Scale Multirotor Receives Experimental Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA

Full Scale Multirotor Receives Experimental Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA

News By Jim T. Graham
After 78 years, the helicopter has been reinvented. SureFly is a personal full-scale helicopter/VTOL aircraft designed for safe and easy flight.
TomoQuads X-Fighter Racing Frame

TomoQuads X-Fighter Racing Frame

News By Jason Cole
Winter is still here and if you haven't tried micro racing indoors yet, you are missing out on some fun. We're talking slightly larger than a TinyWhoop, but with speeds and agility more like a 5"
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.
Skyzone SKY03 5.8G 48CH 3D FPV Goggles

Skyzone SKY03 5.8G 48CH 3D FPV Goggles

News By Jim T. Graham
The SKY03 goggles from Skyzone have just about every feature in the book. Take a 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!
Can a drone fly across the pacific?

Can a drone fly across the pacific?

Article By Jim T. Graham
Will 2018 be the year that an unmanned drone flies all the way across the Pacific Ocean? Thatís the question the Pacific Drone Challenge seeks to answer. The new competition challenges pilots and
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.
Iftron Tech ClearView Goggle Receiver Module

Iftron Tech ClearView Goggle Receiver Module

Article By Jason Cole
You might be familiar with Clearview as the expensive stand alone receiver module with the best performance in the industry. The downside besides the price, was that you had to connect your goggles to
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!
XLPower 520 XL520 6CH FBL RC Helicopter Kit

XLPower 520 XL520 6CH FBL RC Helicopter Kit

News By Jason Cole
The XLPower 520 Heli seems to have some nice features and equipment for the price. It comes with a High Precision Head, 10mm steel main shaft, 8mm spindle shaft, and CNC metal reinforcement plate for
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.
Spektrum Focal DVR FPV Headset by Horizon Hobby - RCGroups Review

Spektrum Focal DVR FPV Headset by Horizon Hobby - RCGroups Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
We have a new goggle in the Focal line. The Focal DVR set features HDMI, a bigger aspect ratio, built-in DVR and more! Check it out
Horizon Hobby - Blade Torrent 110 FPV - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby - Blade Torrent 110 FPV - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
Join Editor Matt Gunn as he reviews the Torrent 110, a true-x carbon-fiber framed quad that's perfect for intermediate to advanced pilots.
HorizonHobby/E-flite Commander Review

HorizonHobby/E-flite Commander Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
It looks awesome, it builds fast and it flies great! Let's take an in-depth look at what's in the box, the build and how the Commander from E-flite flies!
ProDrenalin, Mercalli & ReSpeeder Video Software - RCGroups Review

ProDrenalin, Mercalli & ReSpeeder Video Software - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
ProDAD has a variety of software that can take your casual airplane videos to the next level in just minutes.
Realacc Black Spirit 500mm Wingspan EPP FPV - Review

Realacc Black Spirit 500mm Wingspan EPP FPV - Review

Review By FlightCrazed
RCGroups member FlightCrazed has another great review for everyone on RCGroups! Check out the Realacc Black Spirit!
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