Product Reviews

Filters
  • Our RC Rock Crawler Range

    Our RC Rock Crawler Range
    Rock crawling is fast becoming one of the more popular means of driving RC trucks. It's easy to see why. The challenge of scrambling over large obstacles in your path makes rock crawling a really enjoyable activity for drivers of all ages and skill levels. At Modelflight, we are pleased to offer a range of RC cars and trucks that will cater to the rock crawler within you. In this blog post, we wanted to talk about that range of vehicles, covering cars and trucks from both Losi and Vaterra. Losi Night Crawler Let's start with one...

    Read More

  • Vaterra's All American RC Cars

    Vaterra's All American RC Cars
    We have always been impressed with Vaterra's range of scale RC cars and there has often been a consistent theme running through this collection: American muscle cars. In this blog post, we wanted to showcase these cars in all their glory. Just for fun, we have also included a series images showing the original American car and Vaterra's RC version (pictured on the left and right respectively). Let's start our journey through time with some of the classic Vaterra models. Classic RC Cars A classic in every sense of the word, the original 1967 Ford Mustang was equipped with a 315hp V8 engine and has only grown more revered over time. Vaterra's answer to this beast of an RC car is as close...

    Read More

  • Vaterra Halix RC Truck Unboxing and Action Video

    Vaterra Halix RC Truck Unboxing and Action Video
    Recently on Modelflight's YouTube channel, we added an unboxing and action video for the Vaterra Halix. If you haven't had a chance to watch this video yet, check it out below:     You can see why we are so excited about the arrival of the Halix. With its innovative AVC Technology, driving this powerful car becomes much easier. As Matt demonstrated in the film, with the AVC technology turned off, it is difficult to maintain the direction of this RC truck on the dirt track. Admittedly, Matt is a better with RC planes and helicopters than cars, so a more experienced driver may be able to handle the powerful Halix through their developed skills. But for the beginner-to-intermediate driver, AVC Technology...

    Read More

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

    Buying Your First RC Radio  – A Buyer’s Guide from Modelflight
    Have you got the hang of a trainer RC model and feel like you are ready to step up to a more intermediate-level model? Congratulations, this is a great milestone in your journey as an RC pilot. Bear in mind, though, you are going to need a good radio to go with your next model. That's where we want to help. In this blog post, we will be reviewing and comparing some of the best radios for intermediate-level models to help you find the one that is right for you.   What To Look For In Your First RC Radio   There are several things you may want to consider when buying your first radio. Firstly, check to see that the radio you are looking at is compatible with the model you want to fly. Different remote control models come with different receivers, so make sure that the radio you are looking at works with the model in question. Secondly, think about whether you want a mode 1 or mode 2 transmitter. We wrote a blog post on the ...

    Read More

  • Chuck's RC Plane Review and Action Videos

    Chuck's RC Plane Review and Action Videos
    It has been another busy few months for our fellow RC pilot, Chuck T. Seeker. Showcasing some of the latest remote control planes available from Modelflight, Chuck's YouTube channel has been a hub of activity recently. In this post, we wanted to bring you up to speed with three of Chuck's recent review and action videos.   To begin with, Chuck produced this unboxing and review video for the HobbyZone Delta Ray. He also shows you how to assemble this beginner's RC plane.     This is a great video from Chuck. You can see how the SAFE Technology in the...

    Read More

  • Find the Best RC Planes for Beginners at Modelflight

    Find the Best RC Planes for Beginners at Modelflight
    Are you ready to begin your journey flying remote control planes? RC planes are great fun. Seeing your model soar across the sky is a thrilling sight and, with the right training and practice, you will have the chance to progress from a beginner to a Top Gun like the pilots in the video below:     Would you like to join these pilots one day? If so, you are going to need a solid foundation in the form of a great beginner's remote control plane. This blog post is designed to help you find that plane. There are some excellent RC planes for beginners available. This post will compare and review six of these planes to help you find the one that is right for you.   The great thing is that once you have mastered the basics, there are so many paths you can take in the world of RC planes. You can start flying scale...

    Read More

  • Compare the Best RC Gliders for Beginners at Modelflight

    Compare the Best RC Gliders for Beginners at Modelflight
    Keen to get started with RC gliders? These models are great to fly and, as any pilot can attest, seeing your glider soar with the wind is an amazing sight. In this blog post, we will be comparing the best RC gliders for beginners in order to help you find the right one for your needs.   What to Look For in a Beginner's RC Glider   There are several points to consider when looking for your first RC glider.  As mentioned, some models come with motors to assist with launch and climb.  These remote control gliders would be ideal for beginners; allowing you to get into the air quickly and easily. The material of the glider should also be taken into account.  Durable material (such as foam) is easy to repair, should you encounter any trouble during your first few flights.  Finally, the RC glider should be easy to control. We would recommend that beginner pilots choose a model that has...

    Read More

  • Find The Best Remote Control Helicopter Gifts at Modelflight

    Find The Best Remote Control Helicopter Gifts at Modelflight
    Are you looking for a great gift this Christmas? Remote control helicopters are an excellent choice. They offer hours of fun, are small enough to fly indoors and can easily be mastered even by pilots who do not have much experience flying RC models. In this blog post, Modelflight will be reviewing some of of our best remote control helicopter gifts to help you find the one that is right for you.   What to Look For When Buying a Remote Control Helicopter Gift   As a guide, there are a few things we suggest you look for when buying a remote control helicopter gift. Firstly, the helicopter should come ready-to-fly (often abbreviated as...

    Read More

  • 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 ...

    Read More

  • 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...

    Read More