March 21, 2023 7
Horizon Hobby have started off 2023 right with some exciting new products from Losi, E-flite and Axial. A couple of updated and upgraded favourites as well as something new to the market, let's take a look at these new releases.
Mini No Prep Drag Car from Losi
The first product announcement of the year was from Losi with the 1970 Chevelle Mini No Prep Drag Car. This sleek RC drag car comes with an officially
May 27, 2021 6
E-FLITE V1200 PNP SETUP (from Model Flight Team pilot Stephen Turna)
Equipment used: Spektrum iX12 transmitter, Spektrum AR9020 receiver, Prime RC 6S 5200 LiPo Battery
C of G: approx. 124mm (120mm for my liking was “too” on the nose-heavy side from handling and feel)
Control Throws No Dual Rates:
AILERON (at root): 10mm
ELEV (at tip): 9mm
RUDDER (at tip): 11mm
FLAP SETTINGS & DOWN ELEV COMPENSATION:
MID DOWN: 12mm/ approx. 1.5mm down elev
FULL FLAP: 22mm/ approx. 3mm down elev
2 seconds transition time (servo speed)
August 25, 2020 4
We recently received some exciting products including the Arrma MEGA Typhon and the new E-flite Citation Longitude. In this blog post, we’re going to highlight a few of our favourite arrivals – let's get into it!
Arrma Typhon MEGA 550 RC Buggy
The Arrma Typhon MEGA 550 is a new product that is Ready-To-Run and an affordable way to get into RC. It is a 1/8th Scale 4WD buggy making it perfect for BMX tracks and parks – it can get over large obstacles, has more suspension travel and is a bit better at landing
August 20, 2019 7
If you’re looking for your first beginner aircraft, you’ve come to the right place. We have received some exciting products this week, including the brand-new Apprentice STS RC Plane from E-flite! Let’s get into it.
The smartest and best trainer RC plane
The E-flite Apprentice is one of the most popular RC trainers on the market today and for good reason - it is easy to fly with great characteristics. E-flite have taken this tried and true trainer to the next level, adding some great features and extra capability - meet the E-flite Apprentice STS. It is available in both Ready-To-Fly and Bind-N-Fly versions.
The E-flite Apprentice STS has been upgraded with Spektrum Smart technology with a Spektrum Smart LiPo battery and an S120
April 30, 2019 7
Learn how to fly with the Delta Ray One
A brand new and fantastic product from E-Flite is the Delta Ray One. Some of you may be familiar with the Delta Ray, which was a previous model from HobbyZone, with a dual motor unit that they have used for inspiration in the new variant. It was a delta wing style with a cockpit up the front. E-Flite have changed the aircraft a little and offered it in a fantastic “learn how to fly” RC Plane. The Delta Ray One is a bit of an all-new design, with a pusher propeller instead of the dual motor, E-Flite have also reduced the size as well which makes this electric plane perfect for school ovals, even indoor basketball courts; you can fly this around comfortably in most spaces large or small.
The Delta Ray One comes in two versions - Ready-To-Fly (RTF) or Bind-N-Fly (BNF). The RTF model
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
January 10, 2014 2
If you love the thrill of aerobatic flying, you are going to love the new E-Flite Carbon-Z Yak 3X 54. Following their popular Carbon-Z Yak 54, E-Flite have announced the Yak 54 3X RC plane. This version of the Yak comes with Artificial Stabilisation - 3aXis (AS3X) technology built-in to the included AR635 receiver, giving you a wide flight envelope and excellent stability. Because the AS3X minimises the effect of wind and turbulence, you can perform a range of aerobatic maneuvers with great precision. You will find that the effect of this
November 25, 2013Recently on Modelflight's YouTube channel, Mike provided an update on some of the new releases that have are now available on our website. If you haven't seen the video yet, check it out below:
As you can see, there has been a lot of new arrivals the last few weeks and this blog post will discuss the products that Mike covered, beginning with the JR XG14E.
This is a classic European-style transmitter. If you are a fan of tray radios, this new release from JR will have great appeal. In terms of functionality, it is very similar to the original high-tech JR XG14 transmitter. As Mike mentioned, there are also a wide range of option parts that you can use with the XG14e, such as palm rests, transmitter tray arms and a specially-designed transmitter case. If you prefer tray-type
October 23, 2013 5It 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
October 11, 2013 24Are 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