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  • New Releases from Parkzone, Blade & E-flite

    New Releases from Parkzone, Blade & E-flite
    It's been a big day for new releases at Modelflight, with Horizon Hobby releasing 3 great models from top brands ParkZone, E-Flite and Blade Heli. With a wingspan of only 8.7 inches and a flying weight of just under a third of an ounce, the ParkZone® Mini Vapor® slow flyer is the perfect size for navigating indoor spaces that might be a bit too tight for other ultra micros. Its compact presence and precise, 3-channel DSM2®/DSMX® control make it possible to deftly maneuver around furniture, light fixtures and other obstacles without bumping into a thing. Eve...

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  • Another Night at the Netball Stadium with The Phoenix

    Another Night at the Netball Stadium with The Phoenix
    For all those who were able to attend Indoor Flying in September, you shared with all in attendance a most interesting and exciting evening, To really commence at the beginning, I must mention our latest import and his input, thanks to Model Flight. The name Chris Brislin would not mean a great deal to most people who reside over the border in S.A. but to American residents of Tucson, Arizona, a large number of them would realize that Chris flew himself, not only into American history, but into World history by gaining a podium finish in the Tucson Shootout competitions. Yes dear friends, if you look at my first picture of Chris, please realize that you are looking at, and those who fly at future Indoor Meets at ETSA Park are flying with, the aerobatic model flier who is in the top few...

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  • Chuck Reviews the UMX Mig 15 DF by E-Flite

    Chuck Reviews the UMX Mig 15 DF by E-Flite
    Thanks to 'Chuck Thrillseeker' for taking the time to share his review and maiden flight of the new E-flite UMX Mig 15 DF Jet with us!  E-flite have been producing some awesome UMX RC Planes and the RC Mig 15 is no exception Over to Chuck with his thoughts... "At last they have arrived & i was straight to the shop to pick mine up, Yes! the new E-Flite UMX Mig-15 DF is all they said and more. It is a beautiful scale Jet and i am just busting to get this plane in the air" "At last i get to fly the new UMX Mig-15 and it wasn't a disappointment, this plane rocks. Having never flown a micro EDF i just didn't know what to expect, what i got was ...

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  • Mid-Airs a Feature at June Indoor RC Flying

    Mid-Airs a Feature at June Indoor RC Flying
    No! I am not able to give a reason for so many mid-airs on this night. It was by no means our largest number of fliers and it would be impossible to pin-point whether it was more frequent among the Micro models or the larger “Foamies” for it was spread fairly evenly among all aircraft.  They did happen and it was a shame for those involved and the ensuing work that would be necessary for their repair. A lot of interest was shown in Mike O’Reilly’s micro jet  Mig. (Please see my first picture above.) It was an attractive little aircraft to say the least and with no external propeller, its lines were particularly clean.  Some of our friends had seen this little “whiz ship” in action at Monarto’s Jet Day and they expected it to be...

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  • E-flite UMX Carbon Cub SS in transit

    E-flite UMX Carbon Cub SS in transit
    The most versatile RC Ultra-Micro ever is IN TRANSIT! The E-flite® UMX™ Carbon Cub SS is a scale model of the modern Cub Crafters light-sport aircraft and it will be available in store by the end of May 2012. Although its outline is classic in appearance, this brightly trimmed RC model is all about offering the kind of performance and versatility that's an escape from the ordinary. With the UMX Carbon Cub SS, you get the convenience to fly inside a large gym or backyard – but don't let its size fool you – its on-board AS3X® System makes this ultra micro model feel smooth and solid like a giant-scale model even outdoors in moderate wind. As...

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  • Chuck's Gee Bee Journey

    Chuck's Gee Bee Journey
    A few weeks back, Chuck decided he could not wait on the arrival of the E-flite Gee Bee R2 any longer, he drove off to OMP, the Australia distributer of all things E-flite, to see the shipment arrive in the warehouse.  He then visited the Modelflight retail shop in Goodwood to pick up his plane. He also didn't neglect to let us see this little baby in action!  Here are his comments and the video of the E-flite Gee Bee in action! "well here is a video i took a few weeks back, been busy so only just got round to editing it. It's the ...

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  • Indoor Flying Aerotow.... Attempt 1

    Indoor Flying Aerotow.... Attempt 1
    At our last indoor flying session in Adelaide we tried to do an Aero-tow, but unfortunately, our stadiums are not high enough or long enough, so we didn't have too much luck. The RC Glider could not get above the carbon cub in the short flying area we had, but hey! we gave it a go and the last try we did get a take of and a release. Next time we will try it outside with plenty of space, still worth a look though if your craving the new E-flite UMX Aero-tow combo. Watch Mike and Hamish's attempt here:...

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  • Indoor Flying at Netball Stadium, Adelaide (ETSA Park) in March 2012

    Indoor Flying at Netball Stadium, Adelaide (ETSA Park) in March 2012
    If flying numbers meant anything so early in the year, then we are in for a bumper crop which is, ofcourse, good news for The Southern Flying League, for we may help them purchase some items that they, perhaps, otherwise may not. Might I even venture to add that our name may even appear on a panel of their new extention to their clubrooms at Milang?  Well done SSL. ...

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  • Indoor Flying at ETSA Park

    Indoor Flying at ETSA Park
    We had a great night of indoor flying at ETSA Park in Adelaide last Thursday - Mike brought along some new models and we had a great turnout of  indoor flyers ready for action! Our good friend Chuck has provided some great footage at the event - check it out here: The E-flite UMX Hyper Taxi (VOTL) and the Blade mQX Quadcopter are both available from www.modelflight.com.au so visit our store for more info!...

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  • E-flite Hyper Taxi (VOTL) Review

    E-flite Hyper Taxi (VOTL) Review
    Our good friend Chuck has been at it again with his un-boxing videos of some exciting new product!  The E-flite Hyper Taxi! Watch his first video of 2012 here: From Chuck: "Welcome to 2012 and my first review for the year. Again Mike from OMP/Modelflight has given us the latest release from E-flite, the new UMX Hyper Taxi with AS3X technology, so sit back and let's have a close up look at this VTOL plane. It is going to be a first for me having never flown one before...

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