Monthly Archives: March 2019
March 26, 2019 8
A modern day classic
The Phoenix Models Scanner 46 size ARF model hit Australian shores in early 1998. It was the brainchild of the late Tony Farnan and Phoenix Models who saw the need for a ‘second’ model for the beginner to transition to once they achieved solo status. The Scanner was awarded the Best Hobby Product of the Year at the 1998 ATA Toy and Hobby Fair and since then thousands of MAAA modellers have successfully flown a Scanner.
This low wing model features a thick airfoil, parallel chord and a long tail moment which makes for very forgiving flight characteristics. It has proven to be an ideal model for the new flier who wants to graduate to something that is a bit more agile than the typical high wing trainer. Coupled with an OS 46 engine it makes for a great flying sport
March 25, 2019 3
We have had some brand New RC Products arrive through the doors this week so let’s get into it and show you some of the nice items that we’ve got.
RC Drone and Flying Wing all-in-one
The Blade Inductrix Switch AIR is a brand new product from Blade. It’s super innovative and a really cool idea for a drone crossed with an indoor flying wing. The inductrix Switch AIR has multiple forms. You may already be familiar with the Blade Switch ‘Hovercraft
March 20, 2019 1
Hi all, Hamish here.
I will be aiming to be a basic blog from this year's events that I attend. If you see me at any of the events please feel free to come and say hello, and ask for some advice if required. I hope with the heli scene growing again not only in Australia but worldwide, I will bump into some of you throughout the year. If not, you can keep up to date with me on this blog or Hamish Scott Heli on Facebook where I post flight videos, pictures, event and product information that I hope you all can make some use of. Happy Flying!
March 14th - 17th took me to Heli Heatwave 2019. This annual RC helicopter event this year made the move from Wagga Wagga to the NSW State Flying Field in Cootamundra for 2019.
Heli Heatwave has always
March 19, 2019 28
If you are looking for some RC plane events in your state, check out the below list showing events coming up in 2019:
If you know of an event that is not listed, or there are event details that need to be updated, please do not hesitate to contact Modelflight.
- GMAA/SMF ANZAC Invitational
Proudly sponsored by Model Flight and Spektrum
Date: 26th - 28th April
Location: Coolum, QLD
More info: Giant Model Association Australia
- GMAA/SMF ANZAC Invitational
March 06, 2019 7
We’ve restocked some favourite items this week, including Premier Aircraft’s Flex Jet and Cap 232, the E-flite V900, as well as the Trail Honcho and Jeep Cherokee SCX10 IIs by Axial. Let’s get into it!
Flex Jet Thrust Vector Super
The Flex jet from Premier Aircraft is a super-capable, electric-ducted fan jet. This has been out for a while in the two colours (red and blue), but Premier Aircraft have updated it by adding thrust vectoring, meaning it's opened a wider range of 3D manoeuvres this model can perform, and there’s more control authority, so essentially, you're capable of doing a lot more in the air. The jet comes close to almost assembled, coming pre-fitted with the Aura
March 05, 2019 117
We're going to take a walk through the types of battery connectors on offer and also the ones that will work with multiple brands to make understanding your “plugs” that little easier.
A majority of the batteries within the RC market come with four main plugs fitted, these are Deans, EC3, XT60, and JST, or some variant of these like EC5 (a bigger version of the EC3 which can handle higher current through it). All these serve a purpose. When fitting a new plug the Deans style are normally easier to work with (solder) if you have some experience as they have a small tab to solder onto. It means that any overheating of the tab while soldering can result in heat transferring to the plug housing, for beginners out there,