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Betaflight Hive Backpack

Betaflight Hive Backpack

News By Matt Gunn
The mother of all FPV backpacks in in pre-order! Check out the Hive, available from FPV Model.
Opale Paramodels Pilot Ben

Opale Paramodels Pilot Ben

News By Jason Cole
Opale has a new pilot/harness out called Ben. It's larger, more robust and way more realistic looking than older frames. It looks much more closely to a real paraglider harness now which is a welcome
NEW - iX12 12-Channel DSMX Transmitter and RCG Video Product Interview

NEW - iX12 12-Channel DSMX Transmitter and RCG Video Product Interview

Article By Jim T. Graham
Spektrum has a new radio and it's pretty awesome! Not only do we have info on this new transmitter we also did a video interview with Spektrum's Sr. Brand manager.
Featured Blog -  Mini Talon Build Log by JamDan

Featured Blog - Mini Talon Build Log by JamDan

Article By Jason Cole
Every once in awhile we like to feature a user's blog post. If you didn't know, RCGroups has a blog function built in that you can self-moderate and share your favorite rc builds, moments and more.
Hacker Model Super Decathlon 60 Electro EP ARF

Hacker Model Super Decathlon 60 Electro EP ARF

News By Matt Gunn
A new Super Decathlon from Hacker Model is available, and ships from Tower Hobbies. This 80" balsa ARF is designed for electric power and builds quickly.
RealFlight 8 Giveaway - Win Free VR Goggles to use with RF8

RealFlight 8 Giveaway - Win Free VR Goggles to use with RF8

News By Jim T. Graham
Here is your chance to enter to win the Oculus to go along with your RealFlight 8 flight sim! It's about as easy as it gets to enter.
Air Hogs Hyper Drift 2-in-1 Drone

Air Hogs Hyper Drift 2-in-1 Drone

News By Jason Cole
We all know Air Hogs as one of the coolest makers of radio controlled toys in the world. They've been tapping RC hobby designers for years to create some great flying mass market toys that even us
FMS F/A-18F Super Hornet 70mm EDF Jet

FMS F/A-18F Super Hornet 70mm EDF Jet

News By Matt Gunn
The new F/A-18F Super Hornet from RocHobby is sold by FMS and available for pre-order. This is one of the more accurately rendered F/A-18's out there!
E-Flite UMX Vapor Lite HP

E-Flite UMX Vapor Lite HP

News By Jason Cole
HorizonHobby has a new micro indoor plane in the updated UMX Vapor Lite HP. Check out the video to see how it performs.
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
PWM Meter - Servo City

PWM Meter - Servo City

News By Jim T. Graham
Here is another handy unit from Servo City...
Low Voltage Cutoff Switch - Servo City

Low Voltage Cutoff Switch - Servo City

News By Jim T. Graham
Another RC solution from the folks at Servo City
New Opale Backpack M3 Paraglider Frame

New Opale Backpack M3 Paraglider Frame

News By Jason Cole
Opale has a new paraglider frame available called the Backpack M3. It's made from solid steel tube and G10 to create a rigid structure. It looks great and it offers the ability to set it up as a
ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker

News By Matt Gunn
Keep your batteries in the best shape possible with this multi-function cell checker and balancer from ISDT.
RC Podracing Drones are Real!

RC Podracing Drones are Real!

Article By Jason Cole
OK file this under one of the coolest things you've ever seen. At the Model-Hobby-Spiel Fair in Germany last month, a team put on one heck of a show for the crowd flying radio controlled podracer
RCG Place of the Month -  Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club

RCG Place of the Month - Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club located in Chino California. This is an AMA Gold Leader Club that operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to the
Smoke Stopper - Check Your Quad for Shorts

Smoke Stopper - Check Your Quad for Shorts

News By Jason Cole
We love little gadgets that are useful and the Smoke Stopper is a great example of that. RDQ partnered with Bengineering Labs to create this short detection device for your drones.
RCGroups Product Spotlight- Laine's Planes

RCGroups Product Spotlight- Laine's Planes

Article By Mean Joe Vermillion
If you are anything like Mean Joe, are always looking for better ways to organize the tools in your shop so that you can put one down and not spend the next hour looking for it 3 minutes later. This
DJI Goggles Racing Edition

DJI Goggles Racing Edition

News By Jason Cole
DJI just introduced an updated version of their DJI Goggles and this version busts the FPV market wide open. No longer is it limited to just DJI drones, but with the separate module and camera system,
RaceDayQuads Mach 2 FPV Video Transmitter

RaceDayQuads Mach 2 FPV Video Transmitter

News By Jason Cole
The RaceDayQuads Mach 2 FPV Video Transmitter is a killer vtx, packed with even more features than the Mach 1 that precedes it. Read on to learn more.
Connex LR Long Range Broadcast Quality FPV

Connex LR Long Range Broadcast Quality FPV

News By Jason Cole
The Connex LR is a new receiver system from Amimon that professional UAV pilots should be excited about. The LR stands for Long Rage and it is rated for 10,000 (3km) delivering a clean HD video feed
Buddy RC Becomes East Coast Distributor - Gens Ace and Tattu

Buddy RC Becomes East Coast Distributor - Gens Ace and Tattu

Article By Matt Gunn
High quality Gens Ace and Tattu batteries are now available from Buddy RC.
The 2018 Drone Racing League Tryouts

The 2018 Drone Racing League Tryouts

News By Jason Cole
The 2018 DRL Tryouts are out and you could be the next Drone Racing League pilot with a sweet contract for $75,000. Read on to find out more.
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
Jeti Fight Club and Care Services

Jeti Fight Club and Care Services

News By Jason Cole
Esprit Model is offering a unique membership and warranty on Jeti products for owners of the Jeti transmitter system called Jeti Fight Club and Jeti Care Services.
The Hobby Lost a Friend - Crash Hancock

The Hobby Lost a Friend - Crash Hancock

Article By Jim T. Graham
We wanted to honor Mr. Michael "Crash" Hancock and all the friends he made, the RC podcasts he created and all the lives he touched.
DJI Mavic Pro Limited Edition Alpine White Combo

DJI Mavic Pro Limited Edition Alpine White Combo

News By Jason Cole
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and DJI has a snowy looking Mavic Pro drone available for those who like the color white. The Mavic Pro Alpine White Limited Edition Combo is said to be an
Skywalker SMART FPV Twin Wing

Skywalker SMART FPV Twin Wing

News By Matt Gunn
The Skywalker SMART is a twin motor powered FPV wing from FPV Model, and has room inside for all your FPV gear.
Diatone GT-R90 XT30 Current Sensor

Diatone GT-R90 XT30 Current Sensor

News By Jason Cole
Drone tech is constantly improving and we're seeing some pretty innovative ideas hit the market place such as this cool Current Sensor stacked on an XT30 connector for the Diatone GT-R90 racing drone.
How Do You Organize Your Stuff?

How Do You Organize Your Stuff?

Article By Nikolei Zinsli
Jason's recent article on plane storage led me to another topic that is tough to solve - What to do with the piles of servo arms for 5 brands, screws & bolts of all sizes, props, power adapters, scrap
What Plane Started Your Hobby?

What Plane Started Your Hobby?

Article By Jason Cole
Tell us your story about the plane that got you hooked on the RC Hobby.
E-flite AT-6 1.5m BNF Basic

E-flite AT-6 1.5m BNF Basic

News By Matt Gunn
Say hello to Heavy Metal Honey, the latest warbird from E-flite. This 57" wingspan AT-6 comes with a slew of great features, and is priced competitively under $270.
Ox FPV - American Made Freestyle/Racing Drones

Ox FPV - American Made Freestyle/Racing Drones

News By Jason Cole
Ox FPV makes killer drone frames right here in the USA, CNC machined from HDPE and they are made to survive.
The Klungaknull - A Kitbash Project by Old_Pilot

The Klungaknull - A Kitbash Project by Old_Pilot

Article By Jason Cole
If you don't know what kitbashing is, it's where you take parts of a model and use them to create something different. Check out this twin EDF kitbashed airplane.
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
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
TechOne Hobby FPV Flying Wing II

TechOne Hobby FPV Flying Wing II

News By Matt Gunn
This carbon fiber and EPP FPV flying wing has plenty of power on 4s and is designed to come apart easily in the event of a crash.
How Do You Store Your Planes?

How Do You Store Your Planes?

Article By Jason Cole
Guys I don't know about you, but I am running out of space to safely store my aircraft. Check this thread out for storage tips.
Blade Vortex 230 Mojo BNF

Blade Vortex 230 Mojo BNF

News By Matt Gunn
The Vortex 230 Mojo BNF from Blade is a joint project with ImmersionRC. It marks a pinnacle in drone technology with a long list of new features, and many firsts for the drone and FPV world. Take a
Multiplex Extra 330SC - Indoor Edition

Multiplex Extra 330SC - Indoor Edition

News By Jason Cole
Indoor flying season is here for much of the country and Multiplex has a brand new indoor 3D foamie you'll want to add to your fleet. This Extra 330SC Indoor Edition is based on Gernot Bruckmann's
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.
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!
Horizon Hobby/E-flite X-Vert Review

Horizon Hobby/E-flite X-Vert Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
RCGroups takes the X-vert to the field and shows you how it flies! A VTOL that is easy to fly and tons of fun. Take this little aircraft anywhere - indoors or out - for multirotor or wing flying!
RiteWing Mini Drak with Connex HD FPV Review

RiteWing Mini Drak with Connex HD FPV Review

Review By Jason Cole
We take the RiteWing Mini Drak and put the Connex ProSight HD FPV System on board to make the ultimate HD FPV cruiser.
RMRC Recruit FPV Wing - RCGroups Review

RMRC Recruit FPV Wing - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
The Recruit is an entry-level FPV flying-wing that's packed with features! Equipped with a gyro and flight gear, the ReadyMadeRC recruit will get new and seasoned FPV pilots up and flying quickly -
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