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  • STEM Education and the use of Radio Control (RC) Products

    STEM is an acronym that stands for four increasingly relevant academic disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Rather than teach each area separately, STEM education integrates these disciplines for use in real-life applications and the use of RC related products can add a fun element that students can relate to. Remote Control toys are not only fun to play with, but they’re also a great way to educate students about robotics, mechanics and how to build and design. It is a great way to develop a student’s senses, mechanical and learning skills to promote their hand-eye coordination and problem-solving ability. They can be used to encourage them to work together as a team, thus enhancing their social and communication skills. Model...

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  • RC Plane Events in Australia - 2018

    If you are looking for some RC plane events in your state, check out the below list showing events coming up in 2018: Australian F5J TrophyProudly supported by Model FlightDate: 3rd - 4th NovemberLocation: Cootamundra, NSWMore info: http://www.lsfaustralia.org.au/ Scratch & Kit Built Scale RallyDate: 11th NovemberLocation: Cardina, VICMore info: www.pdarcs.com.au/scalerally Dawn Patrol to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War 1 Proudly supported by Model Flight and Seagull ModelsDate: 11th NovemberLocation: South Hummocks, SAMore info: https://masa.org.au/ Na...

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  • What is the best trainer plane to purchase?

    This would be one of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Modelflight – rightfully so, there is a lot to consider when making this decision and with so many options available, which trainer plane is the correct one for you? We can’t make up your mind for you, but we can point you in the right direction. Here are a few key pointers which can help you make your decision and a few things to look out for. Try to keep the aircraft as simple as possible by starting off with a three or four channel plane. This will generally consist of throttle, elevator and rudder, with ailerons something to consider if you will be flying outdoors in a windy environment. We strongly recommend going with a high wing model with some dihedral to star...

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  • Understanding LiPo Batteries - What do the numbers mean and how does it affect me?

    LiPo (Lithium Polymer) batteries have become the industry standard in remote control over the last 5 or so years. Many Cars, Boats and Planes now use a LiPo battery so understanding basic LiPo care and practices are important for every RC enthusiast. Understanding LiPo battery specs are something that many people find confusing, What is "C" rating, what does 3S mean, what happens if I increase my capacity or voltage are all very common questions. Well have no fear, we are here to explain what this all means and how it affects YOU when purchasing your next LiPo. Capacity is the first thing people talk about when upgrading a LiPo, I'm sure everyone has heard or thought about how to m...

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  • DJI Drone Comparison - How do I choose the best drone to buy?

    What should I consider when buying a DJI Drone? In the consumer drone market DJI (Da-Jiang Innovations, iFlight Technology Company Limited) offers quality, innovation and constant development meaning that when you purchase a DJI drone product such as a DJI Mavic, DJI Spark, or DJI Ryze Tello, you're getting the ultimate flying camera drone! But when it comes time to choose which drone to purchase, how do we narrow down the range to find that perfect one? Luckily at Model Flight, we have you covered! Let's take a walk down the aisle of choice and figure out what Drone will best suit your needs. 1. Portability The DJI drones for sale range can be broken down in many different ways, working through it logically the most important ques...

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  • RC Plane Events in Australia - 2017

    RF Mammoth Scale Weekend - Shepparton, Vic - 9-10 September 2017 (info at http://valleyradioflyersofshepparton.weebly.com/mammoth-scale-flyin--other-events.html) Jets over Temora - Temora Airport, NSW - 22-24 September 2017 (contact jcstarkey76@hotmail.com) Qld Scale Model Muster - Tin Can Bay, Qld - 30 Sep-1 Oct 2017 (contact janeilow@eftel.net.au) Wentworth Open Thermal Glider (Rd 1 AUSTOUR 2018) - Wentworth Racecourse, Wentworth, NSW (near Mildura, Vic) - 7-8 October 2017 (contact darreldb@bigpond.com) NAAS Aerotow - NAAS Valley, ACT - 13-15 October 2017 (info at naas.org.au) Australian F5J Trophy - NAAS Valley, ACT - 4-5 November, 2017 (info at ...

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  • The DJI Mavic Drone to be released very soon!

      The world leader in drone technology, DJI, are bringing out an exciting new product for those looking for the next big thing in the realm of drone flying - the DJI Mavic! Scheduled for release later this month you will now have the perfect combination of technological excellence, sleek styling, and, a highly capable drone platform to include on your Christmas list. The DJI Mavic is a definite must see for the serious droner, or, those just starting out! What sets the DJI Mavic Drone apart from the rest Apart from being a part of the impressive DJI stable of drones, the Mavic craft is designed to fold down t...

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  • GoPro Karma Drone to be released very soon! (Now released)

    GoPro are widely known for their premium sport action cameras and highly mountable accessories but a GoPro drone? This September 19, 2016 at 9am Pacific US Time, GoPro will be releasing their very first camera drone. Good things come to those who wait but GoPro have focused on what goes around comes around, naming their first drone the GoPro Karma Drone! So why buy the Karma Drone? Let us shed some light on what we may see come with the release. From what we’ve seen, unsubstantiated, GoPro’s Karma Drone will be a nimble yet smooth creature, being able to keep up with your speediest cycling mates or follow your latest holiday adventure! GoPro sport cameras are used through out many action sports and there’s no doubt this drone will be designed to be an aerial addition to this. It is rumored to be modular also, with perhaps a GoPro Hero 5 be...

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  • Indoor Flying at ETSA Park Netball Stadium

    Indoor Flying returns to Etsa Park Netball Stadium, Mile End SSL and Model Flight are pleased to announce that Indoor Flying is coming back to ETSA Park now the netball season is over. $10 to fly, free to spectate. Thursday 15th September 7:00 – 9:00 Thursday 20th October  7:00 – 9:00 Thursday 17th November 7:00 – 9:00 Thursday 15th December  7:00 – 9:00...

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  • 2016 SCHOOL THEME: DRONES, DROIDS AND ROBOTS

    In Australia, the National Science Week is an annual celebration of science and technology. It is held at schools throughout the nation with thousands of individuals – from students, to professionals – getting involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation. This year Modelflight were fortunate enough to play a small part in this curriculum initiative holding sessions at two local primary schools; Burnside Primary and Scotch College Junior School showing some of the technologies involved with drones and multirotors. While visiting the two schools we spoke with around 250-students from middle to upper primary year groups...

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