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Extreme Flight RC - Wings Over America

Extreme Flight RC - Wings Over America

News By Jim T.
Join the Extreme Flight crew at Hodges Field!
Spektrum S155 G2 1x55W AC Smart Charger

Spektrum S155 G2 1x55W AC Smart Charger

Article By Jim T.
Compatible with 4S LiPo, LiFe, Li-Ion, or LiHV batteries as well as 1-12S NiMH and NiCd packs, the 55-watt S155 charger can be used with all popular RC battery types.
What the Heck Wednesday - Phractyl Macrobat?

What the Heck Wednesday - Phractyl Macrobat?

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we don't have a video this time because this unusual aircraft isn't real yet.
iFlight Commando 8 Radio Transmitter

iFlight Commando 8 Radio Transmitter

News By Jason Cole
iFlight's new Commando 8 transmitter is available to pre-order and it includes a pre-installed iFlight ELRS Transmitter in the radio and one iFlight ELRS Receiver.
Dancing Wings Hobby 1.4M Stick-14 ARF - RCGroups.com Review

Dancing Wings Hobby 1.4M Stick-14 ARF - RCGroups.com Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
1.4M Stick-14 ARF that comes packaged with virtually everything you need at a reasonable price. Will it live up to the rest of the Stick family? Let's find out!
iFlight ProTek60 Pro HD 6S Cinelifter

iFlight ProTek60 Pro HD 6S Cinelifter

News By Jason Cole
When you need better quality footage than a GoPro can offer, options are limited, but iFlight has the ProTek60 Cinelifter that is able to fly larger cameras like the RED Komodo, Zcam or DLSR's.
Horizon Hobby - Winter Sale!

Horizon Hobby - Winter Sale!

News By Jim T.
More deals from the fine folks at Horizon Hobby!
US WAREHOUSE MOVING SALE and MORE - Hobbyking

US WAREHOUSE MOVING SALE and MORE - Hobbyking

News By Jim T.
As a thank you for your support, we want to pass on Sitewide deals from 10% to 70% Off on all products with our US Warehouse Moving Sale. There is also another sale below!
NEW -  A2F3aProducts.com

NEW - A2F3aProducts.com

News By Jim T.
The A2 F3A Products website is now open and ready to take orders
The NEW E-flite A-10 Twin 64mm EDF BNF Basic with Smart...A Smarter Warthog!

The NEW E-flite A-10 Twin 64mm EDF BNF Basic with Smart...A Smarter Warthog!

Article By Jason M
The E-flite® A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF remains the easiest to fly high-performance model of the USAF “Hog” yet — and this version comes equipped with even more advantages, including the
PowerBox Systems TAV Speed Sensor

PowerBox Systems TAV Speed Sensor

News By Jason Cole
The PBS-TAV complements the range of PowerBox sensors with a high-quality speed sensor.
H-King Wargo Signature Edge 540T 15E Balsa/PP Foam - Product

H-King Wargo Signature Edge 540T 15E Balsa/PP Foam - Product

News By Jim T.
The Wargo Signature Edge 540T 3D is yet another incredible airplane in the series inspired by the renowned 3D pilot Michael Wargo.
Fusion 180 Smart BNF Basic

Fusion 180 Smart BNF Basic

News By Jim T.
Featuring the latest advancements in Spektrum technology, the Blade Fusion 180 Smart helicopter continues the legacy of the Blade Fusion line and is a high-performance 3D machine ready for
Diatone 1:76 Q33 Karting FPV RTR Car

Diatone 1:76 Q33 Karting FPV RTR Car

Article By Jason Cole
These tiny little 1:76 scale FPV cars are just the thing for a dreary winters day.
What the Heck Wednesday - Twin Engine Mishap

What the Heck Wednesday - Twin Engine Mishap

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have an oldie, but a goodie submitted by rcbobp. It was filmed way back in 2007 and shows a twin engine Douglas A26 lining up for a maiden flight.
Horizon Battery Sale - Limited Time!

Horizon Battery Sale - Limited Time!

News By Jim T.
Horizon has some great battery deals going on...
New - Screenshield For Your TX

New - Screenshield For Your TX

News By Jim T.
Protect your transmitter screen...
Hobbyking -  Wargo Signature Series Edge 540T

Hobbyking - Wargo Signature Series Edge 540T

News By mtwargo
The Wargo Signature Edge 540T 3D is yet another incredible airplane in the series inspired by the renowned 3D pilot Michael Wargo. The Edge 540T was specifically designed for very precise 3D flying
New Wing Rack - RCPlaneStands.com

New Wing Rack - RCPlaneStands.com

News By Jim T.
Glen is at it again with a new plane carrier upgrade...
Mod Tech Monday - Turnigy Electric Skate Board Conversions

Mod Tech Monday - Turnigy Electric Skate Board Conversions

Article By Jim T.
Here are some Hobbyking tips for converting skate boards to electric...what?!!
Manti 3 Auto Trigger Reusable Drone Parachute

Manti 3 Auto Trigger Reusable Drone Parachute

News By Jason Cole
The Flyfire Manti 3 is a reusable parachute system for small drones that automatically deploys when it detects a catastrophic failure.
Things NOT to say to your buddy after he crashes

Things NOT to say to your buddy after he crashes

Article By tic
From the most beloved member of RCGroups.com...
Adding scale detail to the Dancing Wings Stearman

Adding scale detail to the Dancing Wings Stearman

Review By Hiflyer
This is a follow up to my review of the Dancing Wings Stearman showing the scale additions that I added to the basic build
Dancing Wings 1600mm Stearman PT-17

Dancing Wings 1600mm Stearman PT-17

Review By Hiflyer
A semi-scale all balsa and ply ARF of the iconic WWII era PT-17 trainer. In this case it is the N2S US Navy version.
Spektrum RC File Share Update

Spektrum RC File Share Update

Article By Jim T.
Now you can download many Spektrum firmware updates and model presets from one convenient location.
XFly-Model Sirius 80mm  EDF Sport Jet PNP

XFly-Model Sirius 80mm EDF Sport Jet PNP

Review By kevin
I first became aware of the Xfly-Model Sirius while browsing through the EDF jet threads on RCGroups. I instantly liked the lines of the Sirius but what’s not to like about an old school jet.
BattAir Plugin - Make Any Battery Smart

BattAir Plugin - Make Any Battery Smart

News By Jason Cole
I wanted to see what you guys think of the iSDT BattAir Plugin module. It's a little device that connects to the balance port of lipo batteries and turns them into smart batteries.
HobbyKing - Custom Spy Grand Tundra Plus

HobbyKing - Custom Spy Grand Tundra Plus

Article By Jim T.
Hobbyking mods the Grand Tundra Plus into a WWII plane!
RC Hot Air Balloon Information Series: Part 1

RC Hot Air Balloon Information Series: Part 1

Article By Jason Cole
Here is a great first video from Michael Balloon Builder if you are interested in getting started with RC hot air balloons.
Control Hobbies Holiday Coupons!

Control Hobbies Holiday Coupons!

News By Jim T.
Check out the coupons from Control Hobbies!
Horizon Hobby End of Year Deals!

Horizon Hobby End of Year Deals!

News By Jim T.
Check out these limited deals from Horizon Hobby!
Hobbyking Post Holiday Sale - 25%

Hobbyking Post Holiday Sale - 25%

News By Jim T.
The deals keep coming from HobbyKing!
What Did You Get for Christmas?

What Did You Get for Christmas?

Article By Jason Cole
Let's see what Santa brought ya this year.
What the Heck Wednesday - $25,000 Drone Bed

What the Heck Wednesday - $25,000 Drone Bed

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we don't have a funny or entertaining crash video, but we do have news from the DRL that makes us go "what the heck."
F-SAM Folding Monocopter Drone

F-SAM Folding Monocopter Drone

Article By Jason Cole
This cool little drone is called the F-SAM (Foldable Single Actuator Monocopter) and it's a foldable monocopter designed by researchers at the Singapore University of Technology & Design.
PlanePrint EDF Seagull

PlanePrint EDF Seagull

News By Jason Cole
This is fantastic! PlanePrint has plans for this realistic looking Seagull model that can be made as a pure glider for slope soaring or to include an EDF unit for propulsion.
AMA Air Season Finale with Jim T. Graham of RC Groups

AMA Air Season Finale with Jim T. Graham of RC Groups

News By Jim T.
RCGroups takes over the AMA Youtube channel. Stand by as we shine a light on the hobby!
What the Heck Wednesday - Havoc XE Lawn Dart

What the Heck Wednesday - Havoc XE Lawn Dart

Article By Jason Cole
This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a video of a Havoc XE that undergoes a repair and gets back in the air......briefly.
Video H-King Yak-11 Warbird - Product Profile

Video H-King Yak-11 Warbird - Product Profile

News By Jim T.
Rob unboxes and offers assembling tips on the H-King Yak-11 warbird!!
CycloTech Cyclorotor Motors

CycloTech Cyclorotor Motors

News By Jason Cole
CycloTech has been working on a novel propulsion system for multirotor aircraft and in October 2021, they performed the first flight which you can see in the video below.
Insta360 GO 2 RCGroups Review

Insta360 GO 2 RCGroups Review

Review By Jason Cole
The tiny Insta360 GO 2 sets a new standard in micro video recording.
Horizon Hobby E-flite Night Timber X RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite Night Timber X RCGroups Review

Review By IFLYOS
Horizon's newest addition to the Timber line, The Night Timber X features STOL capabilities in a night flying package!
Smart ESC Upgrade for the FMS Futura V2 EDF Jet

Smart ESC Upgrade for the FMS Futura V2 EDF Jet

Review By kingsflyer
Smart Technology comes to the FMS Futura V2 80mm EDF jet.
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.
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