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Axi Cyclone Motors - Coming Soon

Axi Cyclone Motors - Coming Soon

News By Jason Cole
Esprit Tech shows us some new sailplane motors from Axi with the Cyclone line...
2016 F5J in the Desert

2016 F5J in the Desert

News By Jason Cole
On December 3-4 the East Valley Electric Flyers are having the F5J in the Desert contest...
Quick Turns - F3K Skills to Learn

Quick Turns - F3K Skills to Learn

Article By Jason Cole
Get tips and tricks for radio setup and throwing techniques for quick turn around tasks...
Top Model Marabu Coming to Esprit Model

Top Model Marabu Coming to Esprit Model

News By Jason Cole
The Top Model Marabu is a popular European designed and manufactured F5J ALES sailplane. It has a 2.75M wingspan and weighs in at around 1250-1400g depending on your gear selection...
RCGroups 2016 Punkin Chunk Coverage

RCGroups 2016 Punkin Chunk Coverage

News By Jason Cole
The annual Punkin Chunk F3K contest held by the North Atlanta Soaring Association went down on November 4-6...
Thermal Master Class 2 - Radio Carbon Art Productions

Thermal Master Class 2 - Radio Carbon Art Productions

News By Jim T. Graham
More great videos from the folks at Radio Carbon Art are avialable!
ASW 28 V2 Electric Sailplane

ASW 28 V2 Electric Sailplane

News By Jason Cole
This V2 ASW-28 is a hybrid foam and plastic model with a few nice upgrades over the V1. The wings and tail are EPO foam while the fuselage is blow molded plastic...
2016 Atlanta Punkin Chunk is Almost Here

2016 Atlanta Punkin Chunk is Almost Here

News By Jason Cole
The North Atlanta Soaring Association is hosting the 2016 Atlanta Punkin Chunk DLG Contest on November 4 - 6
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.
RCGroups Coverage of the 2017 US F3K Team Selection

RCGroups Coverage of the 2017 US F3K Team Selection

Article By Mean Joe Vermillion
Mean Joe ran across the Team Selection event for the 2017 US F3K event at the AMA. Lets check out what he found!
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.
ArmSoar Composite Gliders GO 2 DLG

ArmSoar Composite Gliders GO 2 DLG

News By Jason Cole
Get the full DLG experience with a composite glider...
HobbyKing Hall Cherokee - RCGroups Review

HobbyKing Hall Cherokee - RCGroups Review

Article By IFLYOS
An cool take on a classic American homebuilt glider from Hobbyking.com.
Hacker DLG 1000 ARTF

Hacker DLG 1000 ARTF

News By Jason Cole
Now here's a cool new model from Hacker that is perfect for your first entry level DLG or just for fun...
Flyzone Rapide Sport Glider

Flyzone Rapide Sport Glider

News By Matt Gunn
The Rapide is a 60" brushless glider with aerobatic prowess.
The AMA NATs F3K RCGroups Coverage

The AMA NATs F3K RCGroups Coverage

Article By Jason Cole
The Hand Launch portion of Glider Camp has concluded after two brutally hot days and challenging weather conditions...
Sigma 2 Meter Electric Sailplane ALES (ARF)

Sigma 2 Meter Electric Sailplane ALES (ARF)

News By Matt Gunn
Available through Hobbyking, the Sigma is an overgrown DLG.
Horizon Hobby and E-flite's Radian XL is Available

Horizon Hobby and E-flite's Radian XL is Available

News By Michael Heer
The Radian XL motor glider has a flying horizontal stabilizer for better pitch control. The entire stabilizer rotates up or down to provide extra aerodynamic force. The result is a big glider with
Flyzone Micro Calypso

Flyzone Micro Calypso

Article By Jason Cole
FlyZone announced the Micro Calypso this month adding a tiny companion to the popular electric glider...
HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner

HobbyKing Russell 2000mm Hotliner

News By Jason Cole
The Russell is a 2M sailplane designed to be a great first hotliner or sport model. The fuselage is fiberglass with carbon fiber tow reinforcements and a bell crank system to control the full flying
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
Joe Nall - E-flite Radian XL First Look

Joe Nall - E-flite Radian XL First Look

News By Jason Cole
Horizon Hobby's presence on the electric flight line could not be missed. They had plenty of cool new models on display and in the air. One of those was the new Radian XL...
Possum Toss F3K Contest June 25-26

Possum Toss F3K Contest June 25-26

News By Jason Cole
The Coffee Airfoilers are hosting a two day F3K contest on June 25/26 in Tullahoma, TN. This is a fantastic place to fly and will be a good warm up for the Nats. The field is centrally located between
Radio Carbon Art's Thermal Soaring Master Class is Here

Radio Carbon Art's Thermal Soaring Master Class is Here

News By Jason Cole
Radio Carbon Art's latest video is here and it's all about hot air. It's the Thermal Soaring Master Class and with your purchase you'll get 2 hours of HD footage professionally shot and edited to
Thunder Tiger Explorer 1500 Pro Sailplane

Thunder Tiger Explorer 1500 Pro Sailplane

Article By Jason Cole
The Thunder Tiger Explorer 1500 Pro is a 1.5M wingspan electric glider that comes with a strong power system for quick climbs to soaring altitude...
RCRCM Gooney Flying Wing

RCRCM Gooney Flying Wing

News By Jason Cole
The RCRCM is a new flying wing design with a span of 1.5M. It's a great sport model for the slope so long as you have a nice landing area...
Toledo News - Skip Miller Models

Toledo News - Skip Miller Models

News By Jason Cole
We talk with Skip Miller about what's been going on with his commercial UAV business...
Toledo News - Kennedy Composites

Toledo News - Kennedy Composites

News By Jason Cole
Barry from Kennedy Composites tells us about a new affordable altitude limiter and we learn about a new ring controller r/c paper airplane...
AXi V2 Long Sailplane Brushless Motors

AXi V2 Long Sailplane Brushless Motors

News By Jason Cole
Axi recently came out with newly designed V2 versions of their 28, 41 and 53 series motors and now word has come that they are making long can sailplane version in the 28 series...
Ares Alara E-Glider

Ares Alara E-Glider

News By Jason Cole
If you are looking for your first E-Glider you'll want to check out the Ares Alara. It's easy to fly and durable making it a great trainer...
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