PRIMARY TRAINING: The Art of Landing

Primary Training: The Art of Landing

What Goes Up Must Come Down, Safely What a day! You got your brand new airplane to the local field and psyched yourself up for your first flight. After watching tons of videos online and reading everything you could, you are confident enough to get that model airborne and enjoy the great hobby that is flying model airplanes. Once airborne, ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Tactic Announces the TTX850 Radio


When Tactic released the TTX650 a couple years ago it quickly became a hit among people looking for a computerized radio with plenty of features but not a huge price tag.  Fast forward to today and they just expanded their offerings with an 8 channel version with even more features but still keeping an attractive price point. The TTX850 is ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Esprit Model Announces Limited Edition Red Racer & Black Phoenix Jeti Duplex 2.4GHz DS-16 Carbon Radio Systems

Jeti Duplex DS-16 Red Racer Carbon 2

Only twenty pieces of each color scheme will be produced. These Limited Edition radios will be individually numbered and available in either the Red/Black “Racer” or the Black/White “Phoenix” schemes. Each combo will include the Limited Edition Jeti DS-16 Carbon Transmitter, a carbon commemorative Plaques, and transmitter case. Production and shipping are scheduled between November 15 and December 15. All ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Hitec Q-Cop 450 Quadcopter


We are excited to announce that Hitec will soon bring their first multi-rotor aircraft to market! The Hitec Q-Cop is a 450 size quadcopter that features a notably aerodynamic shell and design. This high performance multi-rotor aircraft will emphasize flight stability and include a Return-to-Home function. The included high def camera is capable of shooting both in-flight stills and high ... Read More »

FLIGHT BASICS: Dana Wilder Earns Her Wings

Dana Wilder Earns Her Wings

In this issue, guest columnist Bob Wilder,a longstanding RC modeler, briefly describes his rich background in RC and his rewarding experience teaching his granddaughter, Dana Wilder, to fly RC airplanes. Then he outlines the basics like only a real RC pro can. Dana first mastered flying models in repeated sessions on a computer flying the original version of the Great Planes Electrifly Nexstar trainer using the RealFlight simulator. Read More »

NEW RELEASE: DJI Announces Inspire 1

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DJI, one of the biggest players in the fields of multirotor aircraft and aerial imaging, has just announced their Inspire 1. This new aerial vehicle has many outstanding features. Chief among them is a new 4K capable camera. The Inspire 1 camera can shoot up to 4K video and capture 12 megapixel photos. A nine element, nine group lens includes ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: ModelAero Sportster Indoor and Park Flyer

ModelAero Sportster

Debuting at the 2014 Horizon Indoor, held at the Four Seasons Golf Dome in Columbus, Ohio on November 7-9, 2014, the ModelAero Sportster marks a slightly new direction for a company firmly rooted in amphibious model aircraft. Long known for making available a number of different versions of the Polaris, ModelAero principal Scott DeTray reports that he had been toying ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: NiceSky Decathlon Scout SLT TR with Floats


Fresh in for review this week is one of the three new NiceSky models now being distributed by Hobbico and available at your local hobby shop or online via your favorite Etailer. These three models all feature a Tactic TR624 2.4GHz six channel receiver already installed in the airplane right out of the box. We had ours bound to our ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Microaces Easy Build, Easy Fly Cessna 195

Microaces 195 trio

Microaces recently asked their customers what new model they would like to see developed as a trainer? Out of the variety of answers received, one model stood out above the others. With a low wing loading, ample sized control surfaces, a simple, clean airframe and an uncomplicated under carriage, the Cessna 195 is the perfect micro trainer! Sporting an entirely  ... Read More »