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  • RC Jet Meeting at Monarto - July 2014 Event Report

    RC Jet Meeting at Monarto - July 2014 Event Report
    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. [caption id="attachment_6593" align="aligncenter" width="600"]...

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  • The Phoenix Event Report: Indoor Flying in Adelaide, July 2014

    The Phoenix Event Report: Indoor Flying in Adelaide, July 2014
    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...

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  • Great Gifts for Kids at Modelflight

    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 you...

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  • E-Flite P-51D Mustang RC Plane Coming Soon

    E-Flite P-51D Mustang RC Plane Coming Soon
    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...

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  • E-Flite UMX Spacewalker RC Plane Coming Soon

    E-Flite UMX Spacewalker RC Plane Coming Soon
    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...

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  • HobbyZone Sport Cub RC Plane Coming Soon

    HobbyZone Sport Cub RC Plane Coming Soon
    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...

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  • Vaterra Twin Hammers RC Truck Kit Coming Soon

    Vaterra Twin Hammers RC Truck Kit Coming Soon
    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...

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