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  • Indoor flying at Adelaide Netball Stadium, April 2010

    Indoor flying at Adelaide Netball Stadium, April 2010
    Our April Indoor Meeting had a touch of Royalty to add a little richness to its flavor – I speak of Speedway Royalty for those who can remember the days of Rowley Park which brought fame to many men and women over its 20-plus years of existence. One who will be remembered by his followers for many years to come is Bill Wigzell (“Wigzell The Wizard”) Bill was one of the leading competitors in not only South Australia, but in all speedway tracks throughout the nation. My opening shot this month is of Bill, who brought two of his grandies along to see just what we got up to each month. The Wigzells have recently discovered that the dam on Bill’s Cherry Gardens property is better suited to radio controlled boats than “just feeding the sheep and cattle.” The grandchil...

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  • We are Recruiting! Content Coordinator Position Available

    We are Recruiting! Content Coordinator Position Available
    Are you organized? Great at managing your time and coordinating others?  We are looking for a tech-savvy person who has a high level of English/writing skills and attention to detail, as well as communication/teamwork skills, to join our eCommerce team at Modelflight/OMP.  Our business has traded online for over a decade, been in business for almost forty years, and we are now approaching our next major milestone. This new Content Coordinator role will work under the Marketing & eCommerce Manager to ensure our websites and other published media have unique, accurate and useful content.  You will be creating some content yourself, as well as requesting and coordinating content from other team members and publishing to the web. Knowledge of Remote Control Hobby products would be greatly beneficial but not essential.   Understanding or experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Management Systems, and Copywriting for the web is also desired. Plea...

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  • Chuck's Gee Bee Journey

    Chuck's Gee Bee Journey
    A few weeks back, Chuck decided he could not wait on the arrival of the E-flite Gee Bee R2 any longer, he drove off to OMP, the Australia distributer of all things E-flite, to see the shipment arrive in the warehouse.  He then visited the Modelflight retail shop in Goodwood to pick up his plane. He also didn't neglect to let us see this little baby in action!  Here are his comments and the video of the E-flite Gee Bee in action! "well here is a video i took a few weeks back, been busy so only just got round to editing it. It's the ...

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  • Un-Boxing & build of Parkzone's Albatros DVa

    Un-Boxing & build of Parkzone's Albatros DVa
    Our friend Chuck has been busy with the Parkzone Albatros DVa WW1 RC Plane this week - kindly creating this un-boxing and build video. Here, Chuck takes a look at what is in the box and gets all the parts out so we can all have a nice close up look! In his second clip, he focuses on the build of the Parkzone Albatros DVa - here's what he thought: "It is a quick easy build and i think most will have it together a lot quicker than the SE-5a went t...

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  • Blade 300X RC Helicopter in Action

    Blade 300X RC Helicopter in Action
    The fun never ends for our good friend Hamish Scott....At the F3B Nationals a few weeks ago Hamish put the  new 300X Helicopter through it's paces on his lunch break! Check it out here: The Blade 300X  is stock out of the box and as you can see Hamish really puts it through its paces! This is what Chuck the camera man had to say: "Hamish is one of South Australia's best young heli pilots and when you watch this your agree I'm sure. Being a small heli and Hamish flying it like it's on steroids it is hard to keep the camer...

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  • New Blade 130X Helicopter Announced!

    New Blade 130X Helicopter Announced!
    Introducing the BRAND NEW RC Helicopter from Blade.... the 130X Flybarless, Brushless Bind-N-fly RC Helicopter! Loops, rolls, tic tocs and hurricanes are a breeze with this micro helicopter!  The Blade 130X remote control helicopter comes...

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  • Indoor Flying Aerotow.... Attempt 1

    Indoor Flying Aerotow.... Attempt 1
    At our last indoor flying session in Adelaide we tried to do an Aero-tow, but unfortunately, our stadiums are not high enough or long enough, so we didn't have too much luck. The RC Glider could not get above the carbon cub in the short flying area we had, but hey! we gave it a go and the last try we did get a take of and a release. Next time we will try it outside with plenty of space, still worth a look though if your craving the new E-flite UMX Aero-tow combo. Watch Mike and Hamish's attempt here:...

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