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  • Graupner Product Support Finishes in Australia

    Graupner Product Support Finishes in Australia
    A somewhat sombre mood is coming out of the Australian distributor for Graupner with the iconic Radio Control brand going through some further negative publicity after last year’s insolvency and subsequent transfer in ownership to Korean company SJ Propo. The extracts below are from a press release to Australian dealers: "Effective 1st March 2014 OMP is no longer the exclusive Australian Agent for Graupner products. Continued Warranty and Service of Graupner products and associated technology will cease and transfer to a new distributor, should they eventually be announced. Effective immediately." "It is with a sincere note of sadness that this day has come for one of the most iconic Radio Control brands. The O’Reilly’s have done business with Graupner since 1965 when my father, Leo, imported the first Graupner/Grundig radio in Australia. OMP has sold Graupner products since 1975 and was the exclusive distributor from 1990. Graupner/...

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  • New Graupner HoTTrainer Coming Soon to Modelflight

    New Graupner HoTTrainer Coming Soon to Modelflight
      Another great addition to the new RC planes at the Nuremberg 2014 Toy Fair is the Graupner HoTTrainer RC plane. This wooden remote control plane comes with a bold Graupner/SJ team pilot style and is a very versatile aircraft. You will notice how the wings can be mounted in two positions. The high wing option is a great choice for beginner pilots, but as your skills progress, you can shift the wings to a centre position. This will give the HoTTrainer the characteristics of a precision aerobatic model.   This new Graupner RC plane has...

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  • New Graupner MZ-24 Radio Coming Soon to Modelflight

    New Graupner MZ-24 Radio Coming Soon to Modelflight
      We have recently covered the new RC products released at the Nuremberg 2014 Toy Fair and we are pleased to add another product to this expanding list. The Graupner MZ-24 is a new 12-channel radio that comes with real time voice alerts. This is a great innovation from Graupner and is one of several exciting features on offer in this new transmitter.   The MZ-24 uses Graupner's 2.4GHz Hopping Telemetry Transmission (HoTT) frequency, combined with unique telemetry technology that allows for bi-directional data transmission. With the optional sensor and sensor board from Graupner, you will be able to get real time information...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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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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  • What’s the Best RC Helicopter for Beginners?

    What’s the Best RC Helicopter for Beginners?
    Thinking about buying your first remote control helicopter? These remote control models are great fun for young and old; offering hours of aerial fun both indoors and outside. At Modelflight, we have a great range of beginner RC helicopters right through to professional-level 3D helis. Choosing the best RC helicopter for you can be a bit of a daunting task but we’ve taken the time to review some fantastic remote control helicopters to help you buy your...

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  • E-Flite UMX Mig and Graupner Fun Chinook - Action and Review Videos

    E-Flite UMX Mig and Graupner Fun Chinook - Action and Review Videos
    This week on Modelflight's YouTube channel, we added two new videos starring our RC plane and heli presenter, Matt.  In the first video, Matt reviews the E-Flite UMX Mig.  We have embedded this review video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EbuqzqBHic As Matt describes, this is a very exciting RC plane.  With the AS...

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  • What is the difference between Mode 1 vs Mode 2 Radios

    Whether to purchase mode 1 vs mode 2 in a new radio transmitter is a big question for those new to RC.  Here we will explain the difference between mode 1 vs mode 2 rc radios.   To help with this explanation, we added a new video to Modelflight's YouTube channel, where Matt demonstrates the differences between Mode 1 vs. Mode 2 transmitters:     As Matt explained, "Mode 1” has the throttle located on the right transmitter stick, “Mode 2” has the throttle stock on the left. Australian pilots predominantly fly “Mode 1” while in the US, it is predominantly Mode 2.   The Mode 2 configuration is very similar to the layout in a full-size airplane...

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  • Best Value Remote Control Helicopter this Christmas!

    Best Value Remote Control Helicopter this Christmas!
    We are excited to announce a great value toy rc helicopter that has just arrived at modelflight!  The Graupner Fun-chinook remote control helicopter is just $24.99 and heaps of fun for all the family! Our MD, Mike O'Reilly gives a quick overview of the rc helicopter here: Graupner's Fun Chinook Junior remote control helicopter was designed with both the beginner pilot in mind. Children of all ages (and adults who are young at heart) will love this remote ...

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