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  • Assembling the JR Forza 700 RC Helicopter - A Photographic Guide

    Assembling the JR Forza 700 RC Helicopter - A Photographic Guide
    This is a guest blog post from Modelflight team member, Matt. It shows photographs taken as Matt assembled the JR Forza 700 RC helicopter, with his commentary added underneath each image. We recommend referring to this post in conjunction with the Forza 700 manual as you assemble this product. My initial thoughts after opening the Forza 700 box and laying out all the bits and pieces ready for assembly, was that all the machining on the metal parts and the finish on the carbon fibre parts are equal to the supreme quality of the earlier JR Vibe series. ...

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  • Aerial Photography and Filming with a Quadcopter

    Aerial Photography and Filming with a Quadcopter
    Blade 180 QXDualsky Hornet 460Blade 350 QXBlade 350 QX ComboCompariron Whether you are capturing an exciting sports match or photographing a beautiful scene from above, aerial photography and filming is a fantastic hobby. Thankfully, with recent developments in cameras and remote control technology, aerial filming and photography has never been easier. Modelflight is proud to offer a range of products...

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  • Buying Your First Surface RC Radio – A Buyer’s Guide from Modelflight

    Buying Your First Surface RC Radio – A Buyer’s Guide from Modelflight
    If you are ready to move up to a more powerful RC car or boat, you are going to need a great radio to go with this model. Hence the reason why we wrote this blog post to review and compare some of the best radios for intermediate-level models in order to help you find the one that is best for you.   What to Look For In Your First Surface RC Radio   When buying your first surface radio, there are two things we suggest you take into account in order to make the best purchase. Firstly, make sure that the radio you are looking at is compatible with the car or boat you want to drive. Different models use different receivers, so it is important to check what frequency the radio and receiver use (for example, DSM or DSMR). Secondly, think about the number of channels your transmitter will require. Generally speaking, 2 channels...

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  • How AVC Technology Works in RC Cars

    How AVC Technology Works in RC Cars
    The last few weeks have been very exciting for RC car drivers with the release of the Vaterra Halix monster truck and the Losi TEN-Rally X. One feature that these vehicles have in common is a new innovation from Spektrum, Active Vehicle Control (AVC); the topic of our blog post today. AVC is designed to help you drive faster with greater control. Using a combination of sensors and software algorithims, this Spektrum technology adjusts a car's steering and throttle output at a rate faster than humanly possible. This makes RC driving easier to manage.   Heading Hold and Throttle Management   There are two components that underpin AVC: Heading Hold and Throttle Management. Let's look at each in turn. Heading Hold manages your steering o...

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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 for...

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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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  • How To Do A Transmitter Mode Conversion

    How To Do A Transmitter Mode Conversion
    Recently on Modelflight's YouTube Channel, we added a video which demonstrated the process of transmitter mode conversion. In this post, we will walk you through the steps required to complete this procedure.   As we have discussed in a previous blog post, Mode 1 transmitters have the throttle located on the right-hand-side stick, whereas Mode 2 transmitters have the throttle on the left stick. You may want to change your transmitter's mode to suit your personal preferences or to adapt to the model you are flying (generally speaking, we have found that RC plane...

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  • How to Bind an Air Radio to an RC plane

    How to Bind an Air Radio to an RC plane
    In this blog post, we will be covering a frequently asked question at Modelflight - how do I bind my air radio to my RC plane? Recently on Modelflight's YouTube Channel, we added a video that explains this procedure:       As Matt explained, while this video used the ...

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  • How To Find E-Flite Spare Parts at Modelflight

    How To Find E-Flite Spare Parts at Modelflight
    If you are the proud owner of an E-Flite RC plane, you would be familiar with their high quality and performance. At Modelflight, we are proud to stock, and support, a wide range of E-Flite models, including RC planes for beginners to advanced pilots, sport RC planes and ...

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