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Peter Goldsmith Designs Official Website

Peter Goldsmith Designs Official Website

News By Jason Cole
Peter Goldsmith is an icon in the hobby. He just announced the next steps by formalizing his kit manufacturing business.
Esprit - Element 3.5E F5J/ALES Electric Sailplane (ARF)

Esprit - Element 3.5E F5J/ALES Electric Sailplane (ARF)

News By Jim T. Graham
Here is a new sailplane option for Limited Motor Run or Altitude Limited Electric Soaring from Espirt!
One year of DLG

One year of DLG

Article By cjpace
Today makes one year of flying DLGs for me. I started with an awesome Go Mini built by Thomas at Armsoar and have been teaching myself along the way.
RCGroups Hosts Monthly Sailplane Contests

RCGroups Hosts Monthly Sailplane Contests

Article By Jason Cole
Find out how you can compete against other RCGroups users in the monthly Big Sky Contest.
2018 USA F3J National Championship Event Coverage

2018 USA F3J National Championship Event Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
Highlights of the F3J Team Competition at the 2018 NATS.
2018 USA Unlimited National Championship Coverage

2018 USA Unlimited National Championship Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
Two days of NATS Photos covering the Unlimited TD Contest.
2018 - NOS, RES & 2-Meter Event Coverage

2018 - NOS, RES & 2-Meter Event Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
Check out these photos of the NOS, RES and 2-Meter Competition at the 2018 Soaring NATS.
2018 USA F3K National Championship Coverage

2018 USA F3K National Championship Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
Photos from the 2018 USA F3K National Championship, see what it was like to fly in Muncie for two days.
E-flite Night Radian FT 2.0m BNF

E-flite Night Radian FT 2.0m BNF

News By Jason Cole
Horizon just released a new version called the Night Radian FT and as you can probably guess, this one is made to play day or night.
Jim Aero Neutrino F5J Sailplane

Jim Aero Neutrino F5J Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
Jim Aero recently announced a new F5J electric sailplane called the Neutrino. We haven't seen any prototype photos yet, but the renderings are looking good and this should be a really nice high end
Soaring NATS - RCGroups Event Coverage

Soaring NATS - RCGroups Event Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
We are less than two weeks away from sailplane enthusiasts descending on to the grounds of the 2018 NATS.
Flight Comp "Da Box" Transportation and Storage System

Flight Comp "Da Box" Transportation and Storage System

News By Jason Cole
Last month I wrote an article asking how you guys store and transport your models and there were some great custom home built boxes and systems shown. There weren't many production options, but
My First Thermal Duration Contest

My First Thermal Duration Contest

Article By Jason Cole
Thoughts from my first thermal duration contest. Read on to find out how it went.
New RC World Speed Record - 545MPH!

New RC World Speed Record - 545MPH!

News By Jason Cole
This past Saturday a new world speed record was set by pilot Spencer Lisenby at Bird Spring Pass. He was flying the Transonic DP and reached a staggering speed of 545MPH!!
AMA Soaring NATS Event Survey

AMA Soaring NATS Event Survey

Article By Jason Cole
Take the Soaring NATS Survey and let your voice be heard for next years scheduling of events.
Get Ready for The Bruce 2018

Get Ready for The Bruce 2018

News By Jason Cole
Yes it is happening again! The Bruce F3K event is going down September 6th through the 10th.
ICARE Sailfish 1M F3K Sailplane

ICARE Sailfish 1M F3K Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
The ICARE Sailfish is a 1M class DLG suitable for intermediate and beginner sailplane pilots.
How Do You Transport Your Gliders?

How Do You Transport Your Gliders?

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this thread to see glider transportation boxes and share your own ideas.
Vixen 2 F5J Sailplane

Vixen 2 F5J Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
The Vixen 2 is a new hot sailplane for F5J competitive flying. The Vixen platform is a proven design that works well and this new version builds on that pedigree.
Colibri F3K DLG

Colibri F3K DLG

News By Jason Cole
The Colibri is a new DLG design from Vladimir Kralovensky of Kralovensky Composites designed for high level F3K competition flying.
Great Planes Tori 2M EP Glider Rx-R

Great Planes Tori 2M EP Glider Rx-R

News By Matt Gunn
The new Tori from Great Planes requires only a 4+ channel radio, receiver, and a 2s or 3s LiPo to start catching thermals.
Pulsar 2E Pulsar Ultra Lite Electric ARF Sailplane

Pulsar 2E Pulsar Ultra Lite Electric ARF Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
Esprit Model has the new Pulsar 2E in stock and it's a looker. This version is based on the Pulsar 2000 M and features a built up D-box design made from balsa and plywood.
DLG Flys Over 200 Miles!!!

DLG Flys Over 200 Miles!!!

News By Jason Cole
Two years ago RCGroups member MStauning was out flying his JJ Edge DLG and he lost it. You won't believe where it was found 2 years later.
Hitec Multiplex FunRay - RCGroups Review

Hitec Multiplex FunRay - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
Hitec/Multiplex has become a household name in the world of RC due to extremely high quality and innovation. They are at it again with the release of the new FunRay Sport Sailplane! With its sleek
Strike 3 DLG 1M Coming Soon

Strike 3 DLG 1M Coming Soon

News By Jason Cole
1M DLG's have become very popular with the Strike's and Go Mini's brining quality and near full size performance at an affordable cost for entry level and expert pilots alike. I just saw these photos
Soaring USA Spring is on the Way Sale

Soaring USA Spring is on the Way Sale

News By Jason Cole
Soaring USA is one of the premier sailplane suppliers in the US and they are having a sale right now. It's called the Spring is on the Way Sale and there are some fantastic deals to be had.
Fireblade 2.5 F3K

Fireblade 2.5 F3K

News By Jason Cole
The new Fireblade 2.5 is looking pretty good and it's available right now. They've made some great improvements to the fit, finish and quality of the model and it has some fantastic features from the
HobbyKing Raven 1.5M DLG

HobbyKing Raven 1.5M DLG

News By Jason Cole
We wrote about the 1M class wooden DLG Raven back in April and now it has a big brother in time for the new year. The H-King Raven 1.5 is a plug and fly model DLG built from wood and composites that
ArmSoar Composites BAMF DLG

ArmSoar Composites BAMF DLG

News By Jason Cole
ArmSoar is nearly ready for standard orders on the new BAMF sailplane. Pre-ordered models are starting to arrive and this is one promising high end competition level DLG.
Multiplex EasyGlider 4 Electric Sailplane Review

Multiplex EasyGlider 4 Electric Sailplane Review

Review By Jason Cole
We check out the latest EasyGlider from Mulitplex and show you what it's like to assemble and fly. Read on for the full review.
Vladimir's Model Snipe 2

Vladimir's Model Snipe 2

News By Jason Cole
The Snipe 2 has been announced and with all these improvements, you can be sure the Snipe is back and better than ever.
Peter Goldsmith Designs Foxbat Sailplane Kit

Peter Goldsmith Designs Foxbat Sailplane Kit

News By Jason Cole
Building season is just around the corner and it's time to start looking for your winter projects. Peter Goldsmith has an awesome retro sailplane kit that looks great and should fly even better.
Origin EFUN 85-Inch Brushless Sailplane

Origin EFUN 85-Inch Brushless Sailplane

News By Matt Gunn
The EFUN is right at home executing aerobatic maneuvers or soaring. With an 85" wingspan, included electronics, and a price tag under $150, the EFUN makes a great addition to your hangar.
Radio Carbon Art Thermal Soaring Master Class #2

Radio Carbon Art Thermal Soaring Master Class #2

News By Jason Cole
Paul Naton has been hard at work to bring us the secret sauce to soaring and it's finally here with his latest video, Thermal Soaring Master Class #2.
The Bruce 2017 F3K Photo Re-Cap

The Bruce 2017 F3K Photo Re-Cap

Article By Jason Cole
Another "The Bruce" event is in the books and this one showcased all the great things about the DLG community and how fun F3K can be. For starters, you couldn't pick a better group of guys to spend a
Great Planes Bird of Time EP

Great Planes Bird of Time EP

News By Matt Gunn
Say goodbye to hi-starts with the BoT EP! This 3-meter electric-powered sailplane builds on the original Dynaflite Bird of Time by adding a folding prop and room for a 4s LiPo. Let's take a look!
Multiplex FunGlider Electric Sailplane Review

Multiplex FunGlider Electric Sailplane Review

Review By Jason Cole
The Multiplex FunGlider is an easy to fly electric sport sailplane that packs down small for easy transportation. Check out the official RCGroups review right here.
Hacker Model Bergfalke 2-Meter Sailplane ARF

Hacker Model Bergfalke 2-Meter Sailplane ARF

News By Matt Gunn
The Hacker Model Bergfalke has a unique forward swept wing and bulbous cockpit. It's a well recognized German glider, and has now been modeled by Hacker in EPP. Let's take a look!
New Multiplex EasyGlider 4

New Multiplex EasyGlider 4

News By Jason Cole
The EasyGlider is one of the best flying foamie sailplanes around. I still have one of the original models because it is so good. Over the years Multiplex has made alternate versions such as the
New Ezio Electric Sailplanes from HobbyKing

New Ezio Electric Sailplanes from HobbyKing

News By Jason Cole
HobbyKing has a couple of new electric gliders available for those on a budget or looking for simple easy soaring. There are two models available, an 800mm wingspan version and a 1500mm version.
E-flite Radian XL 2.6m BNF - RCGroups Review

E-flite Radian XL 2.6m BNF - RCGroups Review

Review By Jim T. Graham
The Radian's big brother is here and RCGroups took it to the field to see how this big bird flies.
HobbyKing Cumulus 1500mm Balsa DLG (PNF)

HobbyKing Cumulus 1500mm Balsa DLG (PNF)

Review By IFLYOS
A great introduction to to the world of DLG at an affordable price. The Cumulus is an easy way to enter the DLG world.
HobbyKing Dynamo Electric Glider Review

HobbyKing Dynamo Electric Glider Review

Review By Jason Cole
The Dynamo is traditional built up glider that can be used on the slope, bungee launched or powered with an electric motor. It was designed by Felipe Vadillo and is a 3 channel model with 1500mm
Radio Carbon Art Electric Sailplane Clinic 3 Review

Radio Carbon Art Electric Sailplane Clinic 3 Review

Review By Jason Cole
Paul Naton has done it again with the release of the Electric Sailplane Clinic 3...
ST Model Blaze RxR EPO Brushless Hotliner Review: A Tower Hobbies Exclusive

ST Model Blaze RxR EPO Brushless Hotliner Review: A Tower Hobbies Exclusive

Review By Michael Heer
The Blaze lets a pilot experience a pretty fast sailplane for a very reasonable price!
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