Monthly Archives: July 2014
July 28, 2014 2
This is a special guest post from Mike O'Reilly, who was invited to attend the July 2014 Jet Meeting.
On Saturday 26th July Todd Morris on behalf of the JASA organised a local jet meeting at the AMA field at Monarto. Sunny skies and light winds blessed an enthusiastic group of pilots who attended. The field was in perfect condition for the testing of some new jets. Greg Leigh had his Ripmax Excalibur there and had dialled it in on his new Spektrum DX18 Gen 2 transmitter. He had also fitted the Spektrum telemetry system with the JetCat sensor, airspeed sensor and battery monitoring. It was fantastic to hear this data from the transmitter whilst flying.
July 28, 2014 3
INDOOR AND AGAIN IN THE COLD
Our July Indoor meeting, as one would expect, would turn out to be a freezer that is cold enough to freeze every little thing that one possesses so let me begin on a warm note.
I have made our good friend Richard Tapp the opening feature of my story.
Richard has had a fairly torrid start to this year and it is most heartening to those of us who have known him for many years, to find him making his way back to the Indoor movement where he is most welcome. Even though he brought a model of his own, I handed him the transmitter for the tenth scale Griffon hovercraft. The Griffon Hovercraft works in the UK are the largest maker of these fascinating machines and they vary in size from the 30m (of which "our toy" is an exact scaled replica) to huge hovering barges that weigh many tons. Most of their full size builds can be seen in action world
July 23, 2014 2
Kids Toys for the Air and the Ground
Whether your child is celebrating their birthday or you are looking for a Christmas gift, we thought it would be helpful for us to put together some gift ideas for your kids. Modelflight has a great range of remote control (RC) products and several of them would make for fun kids toys. Even if your child has never used an RC product before, you will find these toys to be easy-to-use and tonnes of fun. For more options, you can have a look at our gift ideas page.
Gift Ideas For The Air
To start off, we'll look at the Blade Scout CX, which is the perfect introduction to helicopters. It comes with everything you need to get in the air and is made for use indoors. This heli is incredibly stable and so easy to fly that you'll feel like a pro after just a few minutes of flying. If
July 22, 2014 4
Out of all the scale RC planes at Modelflight, the P-51D Mustang has always been the most popular. These legendary World War II fighters have reputations that precede them and we are proud to offer a range of Mustangs for pilots and history buffs alike! Today, we are pleased to announce that E-Flite have made a valuable contribution to the Mustang hangar, with the release of their P-51D Mustang RC plane. This is an exciting offering. The plane comes with fully operational flaps and a retractable electric main landing gear. Both these features come pre-installed. You will be able to perform great landings right from the get-go. These retracts have also been equipped with covers over the steel struts; enhancing the scale appearance with the outer gear doors. It's these functional flaps, combined with the Mustang's light wing loading, that gives the plane a great flight envelope and the ability to take off in shorter distances and land more slowly.
But this is
July 18, 2014 5
Adding to their expanding hangar of ultra-micro RC planes, E-Flite recently announced the launch of the UMX Spacewalker. This small plane certainly has a big presence. With its bright red and white trim scheme, it stands out in the air and on the ground. This plane can easily be flown in small spaces (even your own backyard) and comes with great scale details. Apart from the aforementioned trim scheme, it has a pilot figure positioned in an open cockpit. You will also notice the moulded wing ribs and visible engine cylinders, which add to the overall quality of this model.
This plane has easy-going, slow flying characteristics, but its 6mm brushed motor, gear drive and 100mm propeller combined still packs enough power to climb and loop. This model is available ready-to-fly or in a Bind-N-Fly version, depending on your preferences. The ready-to-fly model comes with an E-Flite
July 11, 2014 1
HobbyZone have always been known for producing great RC planes for beginner pilots. Today we are pleased to announce that they have released a new model that is inspired by their famous Super Cub S. The Sport Cub S was designed by champion pilot, Mike McConville and is an accurate replica of the Cub Crafters Sport Cub. This plane offers the same easy-going flight characteristics that made the Super Cub perfect for beginners, but this remote control plane comes in a smaller, sportier size. What's more, it is equipped with the same SAFE Technology that you can experience in the Super Cub S. SAFE Technology is great for beginners. An abbreviation of "Sensor-Assisted Flight Envelope", SAFE brings a whole new level of stability and security when you are in the air. With the Sport Cub S, you will be able to select from multiple flight modes, allowing you to steadily loosen the flight envelope as your skills develop over time. Rest assured, this HobbyZone plane also comes with a Panic Recovery mode, whereby it will return to level flight with the pull of a trigger.
The Sport Cub is Ready For You!
The great thing about the Sport Cub S is that it comes out of the box with everything you need to get in the air. All you have to do is charge up the LiPo battery and you will be ready to go. In the ready-to-fly package, you will receive a Spektrum 2.4GHz transmitter and a USB port DC charger. If you have a preferred transmitter from a previous model though, HobbyZone have made a Bind-N-Fly Sport Cub S available too. Irrespective of your choice, you will find the Sport Cub to be a joy to fly. The Sport Cub S is coming soon to Modelflight, so if you are keen to learn more, visit our website today.
Click here to read more about the Sport Cub S.
July 07, 2014 3
The original Twin Hammers RC truck was a well-received model when first launched along with the Vaterra brand back in January 2013. The platform proved excellent for rock crawling and other off-road use. Today, we are pleased to announce that the Twin Hammers is back, but not in its original form. A kit version of this great truck has now been released. This is an exciting opportunity for die-hard RC adventurists. You can now take the famous Twin Hammers platform and customise it to suit your own specifications; including the selection of your own electronics and power setup.
To help you in this endeavour, Vaterra have taken the underlying platform to a new level by including popular parts that were originally optional in the first Twin Hammers. For example, the kit version of the Hammers comes with licensed Interco Super Swamper Tyres, a front locker and heavy duty front axle