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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 - Show Us Your RC Shop!

Buddy RC Contest - Show Us Your RC Shop!

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? Thats 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.
Wilco 1.3 RC Hang Glider

Wilco 1.3 RC Hang Glider

News By Jason Cole
There isn't a lot of info out yet about the Wilco 1.3 RC Hang Glider, but it's exciting to see cool new products coming out, especially when they are this unique.
Yuneec Firebird FPV

Yuneec Firebird FPV

News By Matt Gunn
Yuneec's first FPV plane balances flight time and video quality with transmission distances in a $700 foam package.
Uvify OOri Smart Racing Drone

Uvify OOri Smart Racing Drone

News By Jason Cole
OOri is a cool smart racing drone that looks like it is designed for newer pilots in a consumer friendly ready to fly package. It makes it easy to learn with fly with its Hold Position feature that
RCGroups Live Fatshark Goggle Giveaway!

RCGroups Live Fatshark Goggle Giveaway!

Article By Jason Cole
Find out how you can participate in the RCGroups live broadcast and have a chance to win a set of Fatshark video goggles.
Triple Tree Update - Jan. 2018

Triple Tree Update - Jan. 2018

News By Jim T. Graham
Here is some new info and updates from the good folks at Triple Tree!!
Coming Soon! DJI Ronin-S DSLR Gimbal

Coming Soon! DJI Ronin-S DSLR Gimbal

Article By Matt Gunn
The all new Ronin-S should bridge the gap between the more expensive Ronin series gimbals and the Osmo.
What's Your Winter Project?

What's Your Winter Project?

Article By Jason Cole
Tell us about your winter project(s) and be sure to post some photos of your progress or finished model. I look forward to seeing what you guys are working on!
Parkzone F4F Wildcat 1.0m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

Parkzone F4F Wildcat 1.0m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

News By Jason Cole
It's nice to see HorizonHobby bringing back a classic. The F4F Wildcat is an awesome looking and flying warbird and now its been updated with the latest technology.
Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 20cc

Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 20cc

News By Matt Gunn
The new P-47 Thunderbolt from Hangar 9 is a scale warbird that's ready for your optional retracts and a gas or electric power setup.
E-flite Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m

E-flite Clipped Wing Cub 1.2m

News By Matt Gunn
Check out this new Cub from E-flite! It's an aerobatic clipped wing that has plenty of power from a 10-sized brushless on 3s.
E-flite F-27 Evolution

E-flite F-27 Evolution

News By Matt Gunn
The F-27 Evolution builds on the original Stryker with a number of improvements. Let's take a quick look at version 2 of this popular airframe from E-flite.
Horizon Hobby/Blade Inductrix FPV + RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby/Blade Inductrix FPV + RCGroups Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
Here is the next generation of the Inductrix family. This one is powerful and ready for some FPV fun!
Esprit Tech  - Estar Fokker Eindecker

Esprit Tech - Estar Fokker Eindecker

News By Jim T. Graham
Finally true to scale, faithfully structurally reproduced model. Flies exactly like a real airplane. Selected premium quality balsa and plywood. All the parts interlocked together for easy and fast
Foxtech HUNTER-280 VTOL Aircraft - WOW

Foxtech HUNTER-280 VTOL Aircraft - WOW

News By Jim T. Graham
I love an RC craft that is out of the norm and this VTOL from Foxtech is exactly that...
HobbyKing Avios RCGroups Extra 330LX Review

HobbyKing Avios RCGroups Extra 330LX Review

Review By Jason Cole
We check out the HobbyKing Avios RCGroups Extra 330LX and put it through its paces at the field. Read on to learn more about this killer looking and flying aerobatic airplane.
eStar Fokker D.VIII Kit

eStar Fokker D.VIII Kit

News By Jason Cole
Esprit Model is carrying this eStar Fokker D.VIII Kit that makes a great project during the cold winter months. The construction is all balsa and ply ending up in a strong, light airframe.
Enter to Win the FMS F7F Tigercat!!!!

Enter to Win the FMS F7F Tigercat!!!!

Article By Jim T. Graham
RCGroups has teamed up with FMS for another great contest! Read on to find out how to enter to win the FMS 1700mm F7F Tigercat!!
600 Drones Crashed in the Name of Safety

600 Drones Crashed in the Name of Safety

News By Jason Cole
Drones are hot and big business these days and as tech and delivery companies look to the future of using drones for more than just aerial selfies, public safety will be a top priority. That's why a
6 Servos that Won't Disappoint - Servo City

6 Servos that Won't Disappoint - Servo City

Article By Jim T. Graham
Servos are are a necessity in our radio control hobby. Here is a story from the folks at Servo City about six servos you should know about with added info from the servo descriptions and spec sheets.
NewBeeDrone Leviathan 5" Racing and Freestyle Frame

NewBeeDrone Leviathan 5" Racing and Freestyle Frame

News By Jason Cole
NewBeeDrone got their start in the micro quad game, but now they've expanded and are offering a 5" class racing and freestyle drone called the Leviathan.
RCG Place of the Month -  Casa Grande R/C Flyers

RCG Place of the Month - Casa Grande R/C Flyers

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Casa Grande R/C Flyers located in Casa Grande, Arizona. This is a non-profit club that promotes the model aircraft hobby and is a part of the AMA.
HobbyKing Cessna Skylane EPO PNF

HobbyKing Cessna Skylane EPO PNF

News By Matt Gunn
The new SKylane from H-King looks great and performs well with a 3s-powered 1200KV motor.
1 Tip for New Beginner FPV Pilots

1 Tip for New Beginner FPV Pilots

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this thread to learn tips and tricks about FPV from those with experience. Use it as a resource and be sure to share your knowledge with the group.
1 Tip for New Beginner RC Helicopter Pilots

1 Tip for New Beginner RC Helicopter Pilots

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this thread to learn tips and tricks about RC Helicopters from those with experience. Use it as a resource and be sure to share your knowledge with the group.
1 Tip for New Beginner RC Airplane Pilots

1 Tip for New Beginner RC Airplane Pilots

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this thread to learn tips and tricks about RC Airplanes from those with experience. Use it as a resource and be sure to share your knowledge with the group.
RealFlight 8 Digital Download

RealFlight 8 Digital Download

News By Jim T. Graham
I've said for years I should be able to download RF8 and now that time has come! Read on for more information.
NEW - QQ Cap 232EX

NEW - QQ Cap 232EX

News By Jim T. Graham
We have been keeping a secret from you at the request of the folks at Flex Innovations. Today they announced their newest bird - the QQ Cap 232EX. Read on for more info!
H-King Teksumo EPP Combat Wing

H-King Teksumo EPP Combat Wing

News By Jason Cole
You might be familiar with the Teksumo EPP wings, but H-King as has made a few changes to the 900mm wing that makes it a versatile wing at a great price of just $49.36.
Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Van's RV-4 30cc - RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 Van's RV-4 30cc - RCGroups Review

Review By kingsflyer
Horizon Hobby Master Designer Ali Machinchy has created a Giant Scale RV-4 ARF for Hangar9. Join Mike McDougall as he tackles the build and then wrings out the RV-4. Let's see if Ali has captured the
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.
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.
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!
Tower Hobbies Ryan STA EP ARF - RCGroups Review

Tower Hobbies Ryan STA EP ARF - RCGroups Review

Review By Nikolei Zinsli
Tower Hobbies continues the recent trend of sport-scale civilian craft with this fantastic golden-age flyer, the Ryan STA. Nikolei got his hands on one, so let's check it out!
Horizon Hobby E-flite Carbon Z Cessna 150 Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite Carbon Z Cessna 150 Review

Review By Jason Cole
We get our hands on the Horizon Hobby E-flite Carbon Z Cessna 150 and fly it on wheels and floats. You will love how easy this plane is to put together and even more so with how it flys.
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