Electric Flight Articles, News, and Reviews
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
Triple Tree - Joe Nall Week 2020

Triple Tree - Joe Nall Week 2020

Article By Jim T. Graham
Joe Nall is coming for 2020! Here is the flyer and some info.
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.
Horizon Hobby E-flite EC-1500 RCGroups Review

Horizon Hobby E-flite EC-1500 RCGroups Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
Take a look at the E-flite EC-1500 build and multiple flights at the field. This big beast has plenty of power and lots of things that may surprise you!
New - Esprit RAY Line of 12A-80A Brushless ESCs

New - Esprit RAY Line of 12A-80A Brushless ESCs

News By Jim T. Graham
Esprit is known for its quality equipment. That Is why I had to check out the new ESC line they just announced at extremely affordable pricing!
Legacy Aviation Muscle Bipe - Assembly/Fly/Chat Thread

Legacy Aviation Muscle Bipe - Assembly/Fly/Chat Thread

Article By jwilliamsrc
Here is a great build thread and all the info you need on the EF Muscle Bipe from my good friend and RCGroups member Jeff Williams!
"Fly Away Cancer" RC Event 2020

"Fly Away Cancer" RC Event 2020

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is a great TN RC event for a great cause. Read on!
Full Size RC Paraglider!

Full Size RC Paraglider!

News By Jason Cole
OK, I thought my Hacker Nexus 4M RC Paraglider was big, but that's nothing on the paraglider flown in the video below. It's actually a full size manned paraglider wing that's been attached to a custom
Blade Fusion 480 Smart Super Combo Helicopter Kit

Blade Fusion 480 Smart Super Combo Helicopter Kit

News By Jason Cole
Built on years of engineering and development knowledge, the Blade Fusion 480 helicopter packs all the high-end features into a rugged and durable airframe ready to rip up the skies.
Revolectrix - Announcing the New PowerLab Touch Series II

Revolectrix - Announcing the New PowerLab Touch Series II

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is some new info from the folks at Revelectrix!
R3D Cinergy 3" for DJI FPV

R3D Cinergy 3" for DJI FPV

News By Jason Cole
R3D teased some pics earlier this month about a new drone they are bringing out for the DJI FPV system. The R3D Cinergy is a 3" drone with an interesting look.
DJI Alternatives 2020 - Skydio II, Autel, FIMI and More!

DJI Alternatives 2020 - Skydio II, Autel, FIMI and More!

Article By Jim T. Graham
To the general public, DJI is the last word in drones but there are some very interesting new options out there for a pilot looking for something different.
RCGroups Place of the Month - Hobby Haven

RCGroups Place of the Month - Hobby Haven

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Hobby Haven located in Urbandale, Iowa. This hobby shop has been around since 1973!
Horizon Hobby Spektrum Smart Technology ESCs and RXs Review

Horizon Hobby Spektrum Smart Technology ESCs and RXs Review

Review By kingsflyer
Horizon has recently announced that Spektrum Smart Technology has expanded and is now available in their new line of Avian and Firma ESCs as well as in their new line of telemetry receivers.
FPV Combat Coming Soon!

FPV Combat Coming Soon!

Article By Jason Cole
If the title doesn't get you excited I don't know what will. FPV combat has been a dream for a long time, but it looks like that dream will soon be a reality.
Esprit Elite Brushless ESCs with Telemetry

Esprit Elite Brushless ESCs with Telemetry

News By Jim T. Graham
Esprit Elite electronic speed controllers (ESCs) will give you an unprecedented level of programming control for your brushless motors. All Esprit Elite ESCs can be used in Airplanes, Sailplanes,
Covering Iron with an LCD Display

Covering Iron with an LCD Display

News By Jason Cole
I'm always on the lookout for handy tools and gadgets in the RC hobby. Esprit Model recently picked up a new covering iron that looks very nice.
Get Ready for the DRL Sim Tryouts 2020

Get Ready for the DRL Sim Tryouts 2020

News By Jason Cole
DRL is offering up another Pro Pilot Contract along with $75K in prizes during the two-month long 2020 Sim Tryouts. Anyone with a computer can Tryout online by downloading the DRL Sim from Steam. It's
CARF Acquires PAU

CARF Acquires PAU

Article By Jim T. Graham
CARF announces acquisition of Precision Aerobatic Unlimted...
Foxtech - Argus V2 3D Modeling Oblique Camera

Foxtech - Argus V2 3D Modeling Oblique Camera

News By Jim T. Graham
Argus V2 3D Modeling Oblique Camera is an ultra-light, small size oblique camera that takes 120 mega pixels (5x24 mega pixels) high-resolution photos.
HYBRiX Advantages Could Benefit Farming Production.

HYBRiX Advantages Could Benefit Farming Production.

Article By Jim T. Graham
Here is a drone-based agricultural solution from Quaternium.
Scratch Built RC Ultralight Trike

Scratch Built RC Ultralight Trike

Article By Jason Cole
OK, this is pretty darn cool. Howard Lavalette wanted to build an Ultralte Trike and looked for suitable plans all over the internet. When he came up short, he decided to start scratch building one
Jeti Duplex DS-12 Radio Review

Jeti Duplex DS-12 Radio Review

Review By Jason Cole
Jason Cole gives his thoughts on the Jeti Duplex DS-12 radio system.
Post Your Favorite DJI FPV 3D Printed Mounts and Parts

Post Your Favorite DJI FPV 3D Printed Mounts and Parts

News By Jason Cole
DJI FPV is amazing, but it doesn't lend itself well to mounting on varied aircraft or vehicles. We live in the age of homemade custom parts and the 3D printing community has come up with some great
Makerfire VR007 MiniFPV Goggles

Makerfire VR007 MiniFPV Goggles

Review By Flying Fortress.
RCGroups user Flying Fortress shares his personal review of the Makerfire VR007 goggles.
First Annual Extreme Flight Music City Flight Fest!

First Annual Extreme Flight Music City Flight Fest!

News By Jim T. Graham
Chris Hinson and the Coffee AirFoilers have an event coming!
Caddx Vista HD DJI FPV

Caddx Vista HD DJI FPV

News By Jason Cole
We now have the first small form factor HD FPV system with the Caddx Vista. Using licensed tech from DJI, the Vista works with the DJI goggles, camera and transmitter to allow even smaller drones to
Evo II Series Drones

Evo II Series Drones

News By Jason Cole
The next generation of the Autel Evo drone is coming soon with the Evo II Series. These drones feature some serious specs and can certainly give the DJI Mavic a worthy competitor.
The NEW E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.5m BNF Basic/PNP...The Mightiest E-flite Mustang Yet!

The NEW E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.5m BNF Basic/PNP...The Mightiest E-flite Mustang Yet!

Article By Jason M
Experience warbird realism like never before with the Extra Scale P-51D Mustang 1.5m - the largest, most detailed, and best performing E-flite model of the famous fighter yet!
Insta360 ONE R Aerial Edition for DJI Mavic

Insta360 ONE R Aerial Edition for DJI Mavic

News By Jason Cole
At CES 2020, Insta360 announced a new modular camera that should compete well with GoPro's Max 360. They even have an aerial edition designed to mount to DJI's Mavic drones that makes the drone
Best DJI FPV Goggle Power Cable Holder

Best DJI FPV Goggle Power Cable Holder

Article By Jason Cole
It's well known that the DJI FPV Goggles power cable is a loose fit and is easily pulled out. Here's an easy fix.
UMX Ultrix BNF Basic (EFLU6450)

UMX Ultrix BNF Basic (EFLU6450)

News By Jim T. Graham
The UMX Ultrix has a performance range never before seen, from smooth sport flying to 3D aerobatic capabilities. Its ultra micro size and durable EPP construction make it possible to enjoy a unique
Holybro Kopis Cinewhoop HD FPV Drone RCGroups Review

Holybro Kopis Cinewhoop HD FPV Drone RCGroups Review

Review By Jason Cole
The Holybro Kopis Cinewhoop is designed around the DJI FPV system and there's a lot more than that to love about this product. Check out our full review right here.
Top 5 Favorite Reviews of 2019

Top 5 Favorite Reviews of 2019

Article By Jason Cole
As I look forward to the new year and new decade that 2020 will usher in tonight, I thought it would be fun to go over some of my favorite reviews of 2019.
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
Horizon Hobby - E-flite Timber X Review

Horizon Hobby - E-flite Timber X Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
If you want a plane that goes from mild to wild, is easy to build and has solid construction then join me as I take a look at the Timber X!
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