Electric Flight Articles, News, and Reviews
Building a Custom Lightsaber

Building a Custom Lightsaber

Article By Jason Cole
My build on a custom lightsaber turns out to be a very fun project that utilizes model hobby skills.
The ALL-NEW E-flite Citation Longitude Twin 30mm EDF...The most powerful UMX  EDF yet

The ALL-NEW E-flite Citation Longitude Twin 30mm EDF...The most powerful UMX EDF yet

Article By Jason M
The E-flite UMX Citation Longitude is powered by 30mm fans and 3S-compatible motors to deliver one of the most unique and exciting EDF jet experiences of any size! Plus it’s equipped with SAFE Select
SU-35 Split Screen FPV Video

SU-35 Split Screen FPV Video

Article By Jason Cole
I really enjoyed this video by YouTuber Airguardian from Spain. He showcases his Freewing SU-35 that is outfitted with FPV gear.
The ALL-NEW E-flite A-10 Twin 64mm EDF BNF Basic/PNP...The Easiest to Fly Hog Yet!

The ALL-NEW E-flite A-10 Twin 64mm EDF BNF Basic/PNP...The Easiest to Fly Hog Yet!

Article By Jason M
The E-flite A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF is a replica of the U.S. Air Force's primary Close Air Support aircraft. It's the highest-performance hog model yet, and is also the easiest to fly when
DIY Simple RC Airplane with Arduino RC Control

DIY Simple RC Airplane with Arduino RC Control

Article By Jason Cole
This is a simple to build foam board RC airplane that uses affordable electronics and a radio control system made from an Arduino board.
Lumenier QAV-R 2 JohnnyFPV Cinematic Quadcopter RTF w/ DJI Digital HD FPV System

Lumenier QAV-R 2 JohnnyFPV Cinematic Quadcopter RTF w/ DJI Digital HD FPV System

News By Jason Cole
The QAV-R 2 JohnnyFPV Cinematic Quadcopter RTF is now available with the new DJI Digital HD FPV System!
What's Your "I'm stuck at home" Project?

What's Your "I'm stuck at home" Project?

Article By Jason Cole
I wanted to check in and see what projects you guys are working on during this time.
RCGroups Place of the Month - Fredericksburg Area RC Club

RCGroups Place of the Month - Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Fredericksburg Area RC Club located in Berkeley, Virginia.
RCGroups Interview - Lonestar Band Member and Touring RC Pilot

RCGroups Interview - Lonestar Band Member and Touring RC Pilot

Article By Jim T. Graham
In this interview, we discuss how to maintain your hobby while on the road with a band.
Fun From Home - RealFlight RC Sim Interview!

Fun From Home - RealFlight RC Sim Interview!

Article By Jim T. Graham
If you are at home and need some stick time RealFlight has you covered. Jim T. Graham interviews Jeremy from the RealFlight team...
TransTEC FL-6 2-6S Lipo Battery Voltage Checker

TransTEC FL-6 2-6S Lipo Battery Voltage Checker

Article By Jason Cole
There's not a lot you need in your gear bag when you go flying, but a battery checker is a must.
Battery Back Up for Helicopters

Battery Back Up for Helicopters

Article By Jason Cole
AeroPanda is carrying these 1st RC Buffer units as a safety back up for electric helicopters.
Top 10 RC Airplane Crashes

Top 10 RC Airplane Crashes

Article By Jason Cole
With all the craziness going on today and folks likely being hunkered down at home, I thought I'd share this video to help take your mind off the world for a bit.
DJI FPV on Fixed Wing RC Airplane

DJI FPV on Fixed Wing RC Airplane

Article By Jason Cole
Here's a pleasant video showing you how nice it is to fly the DJI HD FPV system on a fixed wing airplane.
Let's See Your Finished Winter Projects

Let's See Your Finished Winter Projects

Article By Jason Cole
A place to post photos/videos of your finished RC airplane winter projects.
New York City Drone Film Festival VI

New York City Drone Film Festival VI

News By Jason Cole
The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world's first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography.
FlexJet Pro 90MM EDF ARF+

FlexJet Pro 90MM EDF ARF+

News By Jason Cole
Flex Innovations has a new EDF Jet out called the FLEXJET PRO 90MM EDF ARF+.
The NEW HobbyZone® Sport Cub S 2...The Best Ultra Micro Trainer Yet

The NEW HobbyZone® Sport Cub S 2...The Best Ultra Micro Trainer Yet

Article By Jason M
It’s ultra-micro size makes it the ideal choice for a smaller trainer model that can be flown in yards, parks, soccer fields, football fields and other suitable spaces where larger models can’t
2020 Triple Tree Event Update  GA and RC

2020 Triple Tree Event Update GA and RC

Article By Jim T. Graham
The 2020 Triple Tree event season is getting ready to take the runway!
FMS 70mm Avanti V3 PNP

FMS 70mm Avanti V3 PNP

News By Jason Cole
Here's some great news from FMS on the new V3 70mm Avanti.
How Sailplanes Fly Without a Motor - Video

How Sailplanes Fly Without a Motor - Video

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this video that explains how a sailplane flys.
E-flite UMX Turbo Timber BNF Basic

E-flite UMX Turbo Timber BNF Basic

Article By Jason Cole
The E-flite UMX Turbo Timber updates the original Timber with new features and more power - resulting in extreme aerobatic performance and incredible STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) capability in
FMS Updates the Pitts with a V2

FMS Updates the Pitts with a V2

News By Jason Cole
Who doesn't love a Pitts. FMS has had one for awhile now, but they announced this month a new version and it looks great!
Stan FPV CINE-BIRD Cinematic FPV Drone Frame Kit

Stan FPV CINE-BIRD Cinematic FPV Drone Frame Kit

News By Jason Cole
Here's an awesome kit from Stan FPV called the CINE-BIRD. It's a cinematic FPV drone frame and there are a ton of options for it to make it however you like.
Willy Nillies - JR. SKYLARK 5.0-7 ounce

Willy Nillies - JR. SKYLARK 5.0-7 ounce

News By Jim T. Graham
Are you looking for something small and awesome? Then check this out...
Ethix Think Tank FPV Backpack

Ethix Think Tank FPV Backpack

News By Jason Cole
Here's a great looking new backpack at GetFPV. Ethix and Think Tank collaborated on this pack and it looks like it's going to be very popular when hits the market next month.
Esprit Model - Jeti Transmitter Switch Expander Module

Esprit Model - Jeti Transmitter Switch Expander Module

News By Jim T. Graham
The new Jeti Expander Module allows the connection of up to six additional buttons, switches, or potentiometers like our stick end switches.
RCGroups Place of the Month - Coffee Airfoilers

RCGroups Place of the Month - Coffee Airfoilers

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Coffee Airfoilers located in Tullahoma, TN. This is an awesome club about an hour my me with a solid group of pilots flying nearly all aspects of the RC hobby.
SMFC IMAC Challenge

SMFC IMAC Challenge

Article By Jim T. Graham
The SMFC contest is happening June 27-28 2020!
Manned Multirotor Aerobatic Drone

Manned Multirotor Aerobatic Drone

News By Jason Cole
OK, this is pretty epic. The guys behind the Drone Champions League (DCL) have created the worlds first manned aerobatic multirotor.
Wings - RC Flying Wing Simulator

Wings - RC Flying Wing Simulator

News By Jason Cole
There are plenty of drone racing simulators and regular RC plane simulators out there, but there hasn't been a simulator dedicated to flying wings, until now.
Flite Test Master Series Development

Flite Test Master Series Development

Article By J_Overstreet
Here is a post by RCGroups user J_Overstreet about the Flite Test Master line of planes...
Hitec RDX2 Mini AC Dual Balance Charger

Hitec RDX2 Mini AC Dual Balance Charger

News By Jason Cole
The RDX Battery Charger line offers an array of efficient, sleekly-designed chargers for all discerning hobbyists.
Armanttan Rooster DJI FPV Conversion Kit

Armanttan Rooster DJI FPV Conversion Kit

News By Jason Cole
Here's a cool 3D print you can use from Cults3D to convert your Armanttan Rooster to the DJI HD FPV system. Details below from Cults.
MARS Parachutes Interview

MARS Parachutes Interview

Article By Jim T. Graham
Learn more about Mars Parachutes in this online interview...
JTA Innovations 33" Gamebird New Colors

JTA Innovations 33" Gamebird New Colors

News By Jason Cole
The popular Gamebird from JTA Innovations has two new color options available right now.
The NEW E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic/PNP...Capable and Easy to Fly Crop Duster

The NEW E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic/PNP...Capable and Easy to Fly Crop Duster

Article By Jason M
The E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m is an easy to fly scale replica of the capable crop duster that makes it a great first scale or low-wing model. It features functional LED lights and slotted flaps, plus
Air-RC Database and Images for Radios

Air-RC Database and Images for Radios

News By Jason Cole
Here's a cool website that has a lot of information on various airplanes, drones, helicopters and sailplanes.
Racer X FPV “Extraterrestrial TWIG 5” ET5

Racer X FPV “Extraterrestrial TWIG 5” ET5

Article By Jason Cole
With the release of the HQ T5x3x2 lightweight t-mount props and the need of a true lightweight 5" frame in the industry, Racer X FPV continues to innovate and has designed the ET5 "Extraterrestrial
Some of My Favorite Horizon Planes of 2019

Some of My Favorite Horizon Planes of 2019

Article By Jim T. Graham
I go through some of my favorite Horizon planes from the past year with links to the full reviews and builds.
Twisted Hobbys ProXy FPV Plane Review

Twisted Hobbys ProXy FPV Plane Review

Review By Jason Cole
Is this the ultimate FPV Parkflyer? Check out our review below and find out.
Horizon Hobby E-flite P-39 Airacobra 1.2m BNF Basic Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite P-39 Airacobra 1.2m BNF Basic Review

Review By Hiflyer
E-flites latest warbird is one of WW2's more unique aircraft and a welcome addition to any hanger
Horizon Hobby Spektrum Smart Technology Products Review

Horizon Hobby Spektrum Smart Technology Products Review

Review By kingsflyer
Spektrum Smart Technology introduces a new way to easily charge and safely store your LiPo and LiFe batteries. The batteries are "Microchipped" and the chargers are Smart. Mike McDougall bench tests
Horizon Hobby E-flite F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite F-15 Eagle 64mm EDF Review

Review By Hiflyer
Easy to fly F-15 Eagle from E-flite with a 64mm 11 Blade fan, powerful brushless outrunner motor and AS3X technology.
Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX MiG-15 EDF Jet Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite UMX MiG-15 EDF Jet Review

Review By Hiflyer
A total blast to fly ultra micro EDF with AS3X stabilization
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