INDUSTRY NEWS: Become a Heli-Max Cinematographer and WIN!

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Are you an aspiring videomaker who loves to use the footage that you shoot with your aerial media quadcopter platform? Between August 15 and September 15, 2014,  Heli-Max is sponsoring a contest. The first 25 submissions that meet the giveaway guidelines get a free Heli-Max T-shirt; all qualified entries will be eligible to win the grand prize: a Heli-Max 230Si ... Read More »

PRODUCT REVIEW: Graupner Polaron AC/DC 240W Charger

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There are tons of chargers on the market and they all pretty much accomplish the same task: to charge your batteries. The Graupner Polaron AC/DC charger is definitely not your typical charger, It solves a few problems with perhaps the biggest one being space. Most chargers are wider and certainly take up some valuable bench space, whether at the field, race track or in your workshop. The design of the ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Blade 350 QX2 with SAFE Technology RTF and BNF

BLADE 350 QX2 RTF with SAFE

Featuring  optimized 2.0 firmware, the new 350 QX2 is an upgraded version of the  already popular, premiere Blade aerial platform. Upgrades include improved GPS and compass systems, a stronger and more reliable RF link and the flight duration improving option of being able to use a larger 3000mAh battery (up to 30% longer flight time than the original 250QX). The ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Hitec Flash 7 Seven Channel AFHSS/SLT 2.4GHz Transmitter

Hitec Flash C

Hitec’s new Flash 7 is the latest in their impressive series of aircraft computer radios and is suitable for beginner and expert pilots alike. With its advanced built-in AFHSS / SLT flexibility, 4096 resolution and ultra-low latency, the Flash 7 is an affordable full featured transmitter. 20 model memories allows a pilot to keep a full hangar of aircraft and ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Model Aero Polaris EX Seaplane Parkflyer

Polaris EX

Model Aero is adding to their popular Polaris family with the new Polaris EX seaplane parkflyer. The Model Aero Polaris is the  kit version of a Steve Shumate design , originally inspired by Laddie Mikulasko’s North Star seaplane. The Polaris EX features a new level of power system flexibility. This model can be built as a either a prop powered ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Hangar 9 Valiant 30cc ARF

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The Hangar 9® Valiant™ 30cc ARF airplane is everything you liked about the classic high-wing model that nursed you through your first solo flights and everything you wish it had when you became more experienced. By retaining the cabin-model looks, the friendly high-mounted wing design creates a natural stability, as does the stretched fuselage and over-sized tail surfaces. However, instead ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Hobby King Turnigy Bolt Series 65C High Voltage Lithium Polymer Batteries (LiHV)

Turnigy Bolt Lipos

Turnigy Bolt LiPos are built to the highest standards and are capable of providing competition level performance. A new chemistry composition matrix allows them to be safely charged to 4.35 volts DC, which is higher than the typical nominal voltage of 4.20 volts DC inherent to LiPo battery packs (requires Turnigy Neutron charger). All Bolt high performance battery packs include ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Common Sense RC Lectron Pro 7.4V 950mAh 30C for the Blade 200 QX

CSRC Blade 200 LiPo

This new 7.4V 950mAh 30C lipo will provide you with nearly 20% more runtime for your Blade 200 QX. It’s plug ‘n’ play compatible with both the quad and the stock charger with no modifications necessary, so swapping out your stock lipo for this upgrade is totally painless. It’s also a great choice for the Blade CX, CX2, and CX3 ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Team Futaba presents R/C Aviation at its Best at the 2014 AirVenture

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History was made last week when model aircraft took their place on the biggest aviation stage in the world — the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. About 500,000 people attend AirVenture each year. That gave Team Futaba the perfect opportunity to use their sparking personalities and incredible flying skills to make R/C aviation shine. They succeeded ... Read More »