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  • RC Car Review – The Best Vaterra On-Road RC Cars

    RC Car Review – The Best Vaterra On-Road RC Cars
    Vaterra are well known for their high-quality RC cars. From rock crawlers to street drifters, the attention to detail is evident across their range. Today on the Modelflight Blog, we are going to focus on the best Vaterra on-road RC cars. These reviews will cover classic muscle machines to sleek street racers. The four cars in particular we are going to review are the Nissan 2012 GTR GT3, the 2012 Nissan GTR, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. Each of these models are great beginner RC cars, but will also appeal to any driver who appreciates scale design and performance. Let's start with the Nissan GT3.   Vaterra 2012 Nissan GTR GT3   Featuring an officially-licensed Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 body, this remote control car sets the standard for appearance alone. The ...

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  • New Release! TLR 22-4 Buggy

    New Release! TLR 22-4 Buggy
      TLR have just announced their latest RC buggy, the 22-4. The culmination of 2 years of testing, refining and attention to detail, the new TLR 22-4 comes with many cutting-edge features. Every component of this TLR buggy has been designed, or chosen, by some of the best engineers and drivers in the world. It is underpinned by a 2.5mm hard-anodized aluminium 7075 chassis and comes with a sealed 3-belt drivetrain with modular covers.   ...

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  • Compare Blade, TSA and JR Model Helicopters

    Compare Blade, TSA and JR Model Helicopters
    As any RC pilot can attest, flying model helicopters is a thrilling experience and Modelflight is proud to provide pilots with the highest quality helicopters available. Whether you are competitive pilot or you simply enjoy the excitement of 3D aerobatics, chances are we have an RC helicopter that meets your requirements. In this blog post, we will be doing a comparison and review of a few of our key model helicopters, from our three primary brands: Blade, TSA and JR.   Blade Helicopters   Two Blade model helicopters we wanted to focus on are the 450 X and the 500 X. Both these helicopters come with flybarless systems and brushless motors, but there are several advanced components in the 500 X that differentiate it. We will compare each model helicopter in turn.   The...

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  • E-Flite Carbon-Z Cub Review

    E-Flite Carbon-Z Cub Review
    The announcement of the new E-Flite Carbon-Z Cub was met with a very positive response. As the largest RC plane to be constructed from Carbon-Z foam, the Cub is an exciting opportunity for RC pilots to step up to a giant-scale model. In this post, we wanted to talk about the Carbon-Z Cub unboxing and action videos we recently posted on our YouTube channel and give you a better idea of what this plane is like to fly.   In our first video, Matt unboxes this new E-Flite RC plane and shows you how to put one together.  ...

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  • Event Review – IFMAR World Championships Day 1

    Event Review – IFMAR World Championships Day 1
    This is the first in a series of blog posts written by members of the TLR Australia team attending the 2103 IFMAR World Championships in Chico, California.   Sunday 22nd September: 2WD Registration   It’s Day 1 in the IFMAR World Championships with the TLR Australia team preparing for the RC buggy competition ahead. In these blog posts, we will give you an idea of how the daily schedule works, the experience that the racers go through, and some of the fun that’s had.   In this year’s Championships, the 2WD RC car class will be held first. Today involved the Registration and Technical inspection for all competitors (10:00am – 6:00pm).  Most of the day was taken up with tires, tires, and more tires. The original schedule had competitors running 9-rounds of practice and 1-round of controlled practice tomorrow, which meant that a lot of rubber needed to be glued to...

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  • How To Find Micro Helicopter Parts at Modelflight

    How To Find Micro Helicopter Parts at Modelflight
    Micro helicopters are great fun. These small RC helicopters are great for indoor or outdoor flying and Modelflight is proud to stock, and support, a wide range of these models. We have micro helicopters to suit beginner pilots (such as the Blade Scout CX and Blade CX4) and other models for more intermediate aerobatic pilots (for example, the Blade 130 X). Our range includes ready-to-fly (RTF) micro helicopters and Bind-N-Fly models too. Whatever your preferences, though, you would be aware of how valuable it is to have access to micro helicopter parts when needed. Today, we want to show you how you can find these spare parts quickly and easily, using Modelflight's online Spare Parts Finder.   The Spare Parts Finder can be found on Modelflight's homepage under the "Spare Parts" tab, as shown below:   ...

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  • How To: Bind Your Remote Control Car Radio

    How To: Bind Your Remote Control Car Radio
    A common question we recieve at Modelflight is "how do you bind a remote control car radio?" In this blog post, we will provide some step-by-step instructions for completing this procedure. Recently Modelflight's YouTube channel, we posted a how to video showing the binding procedure for both standard and computer transmitters:     As you can see, it is a relatively straightforward procedure. While Matt used the Vaterra Kalahari in this video, the same process will be similar in other RC cars. To summarise, here are the steps fo...

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  • Spektrum DX9 Review and Unboxing by Modelflight

    Spektrum DX9 Review and Unboxing by Modelflight
    The upcoming arrival of the brand new Spektrum DX9 has generated much excitment among RC pilots and we were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at this innovative transmitter. On Modelflight's YouTube channel, we recently launched a review and unboxing video of the DX9, which you can view below:     As you can see in the video, the DX9 transmitter has many cutting-edge features. The voice alert system in and of itself is without equal in RC radios. Irrespective of whether you want to use this functionality for telemetry upd...

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  • New Release - HobbyZone Duet Just Announced at Modelflight

    New Release - HobbyZone Duet Just Announced at Modelflight
    HobbyZone are renowned in the design of remote control planes for beginners and yesterday they continued that reputation with the announcement of the Duet RC plane. This remote control plane has everything you need to start your flying adventure; coming ready-to-fly straight out of the box. To help you develop your wings, HobbyZone have equipped with the Duet remote control plane with their Virtual Instructor technology. This in-built software makes minor corrections and adjustments to help you maintain control as you master the basics of flying. Even if you...

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  • Find & Compare Graupner Props at Modelflight

    Find & Compare Graupner Props at Modelflight
    If you are searching for Graupner props, we would love to help. Modelflight has 101 different Graupner propellers available on our website. This blog post is designed to help you find and compare the propellers in this range.   How to Find Graupner Propellers    On Modelflight's homepage, hover your mouse over our "Planes" tab and you will see a drop-down menu emerge with one of the sub-categories being "Propellers", as highlighted in the image below:       Clicking on "Propellers" will direct you to a page that shows all the RC plane propellers available at Modelflight. To narrow your search, simply click "...

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