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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
RealFlight 8 - The RCGroups Team Overview

RealFlight 8 - The RCGroups Team Overview

Article By Matt Gunn
RealFlight 8 is here! Combined with a set of VR goggles, RF8 places you on the field for the ultimate in flight simulator realism. But how well does it perform? Join the RCG review team as each gives
HobbyWing XRotor FPV Racing Power Systems

HobbyWing XRotor FPV Racing Power Systems

News By Matt Gunn
Available through Hobbyking, these complete power systems come with props, hardware, motors, and ESC's.
SkyZone SKY03 FPV Goggles Coming Soon

SkyZone SKY03 FPV Goggles Coming Soon

News By Jason Cole
Skyzone makes some great FPV goggles and they recently teased a new set called the SKY03 FPV Goggles. They look very nice in the renders on the video shown below.
Robart now carries DU-BRO products!

Robart now carries DU-BRO products!

News By Jim T. Graham
The good folks at Robart now carry the parts we all know and trust - Dubro!
DetrumTech ISTONE-All DSM & S-BUS Stabilizer and 3-in-1 Program Card Combo

DetrumTech ISTONE-All DSM & S-BUS Stabilizer and 3-in-1 Program Card Combo

News By Jim T. Graham
This unit from Detrum supports Gyro Off, Normal, Aerobatic, and Auto-balance (Safe) Modes, compatible with DSM, S.BUS, and PWM receivers. You can set the programmable items via a 3-in-1 program card.
Hitec X2 High Power Charger - RCGroups Review

Hitec X2 High Power Charger - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Hitec just keeps expanding their line of high-quality chargers. Packed full of features and able to charge any of the most commonly used battery chemistries we see today, the newly released X2 High
FPV Slope Soaring Air to Air Video

FPV Slope Soaring Air to Air Video

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this awesome video showing air to air FPV with head tracking on a slope.
Horizon Hobby HobbyZone T-28 Trojan S RTF with SAFE Review

Horizon Hobby HobbyZone T-28 Trojan S RTF with SAFE Review

Review By Jason Cole
We get our hands on the HobbyZone UMX T-28 Trojan S and take it for a spin at our local flying field. Read on to find out how well this plane flys.
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.
2017 NASA Scale Classic

2017 NASA Scale Classic

Article By Mean Joe Vermillion
On October 6-8, the National Association of Scale Aeromodelers held their end of the year contest, The Scale Classic, at the AMA Headquarters in Muncie Indiana. Mean Joe was on the ground competing in
RCG Place of the Month -  Family Hobbies R/C - Smyrna, TN

RCG Place of the Month - Family Hobbies R/C - Smyrna, TN

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Family Hobbies R/C located in Smyrna, TN. We've seen our fair share of local hobby shops close due to internet competition so it's nice to see a thriving hobby shop
Graupner mz-12 PRO 12 Channel 2.4GHz HoTT Transmitter

Graupner mz-12 PRO 12 Channel 2.4GHz HoTT Transmitter

News By Matt Gunn
The new mz-12 PRO is just the ticket for any pilot wanting a rock-solid 2.4GHz link, telemetry, and a slew of additional features for under $200.
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