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LiPo (Lithium Polymer) batteries have become the industry standard in remote control over the last 5 or so years. Many Cars, Boats and Planes now use a LiPo battery so understanding basic LiPo care and practices are important for every RC enthusiast. Understanding LiPo battery specs are something that many people find confusing, What is "C" rating, what does 3S mean, what happens if I increase my capacity or voltage are all very common questions. Well have no fear, we are here to explain what this all means and how it affects YOU when purchasing your next LiPo.
Capacity is the first thing people talk about when upgrading a LiPo, I'm sure everyone has heard or thought about how to make their RC
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Known for its adventurous and heavy-hitting nature, the Ford Raptor is a fixture at off-road races around the world, including the famous Dakar Rally (the above picture shows Sue Mead and Darren Skilton competing in this very rally). As the image shows, the Raptor is built for extreme off-road competition. It is with that same spirit that Vaterra have created their very own RC Ford Raptor, pictured below:
Ever since Vaterra was launched in early-2013, they have always amazed us with their range of on- and off-road RC cars and trucks. It is only fitting that one year after they entered the stage that they continue to build on their solid foundation with the introduction
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The original Super Cub has always been an excellent choice for pilots looking for their first RC plane and today we are pleased to announce that HobbyZone are updating this model to include the groundbreaking SAFE Technology. With this technology, the risk of crashes are greatly reduced. This is coupled with the plane's Carbon-Z foam construction, which is very durable and can easily be repaired if necessary.
This new remote control plane comes with 3-channel control, giving you great control over the model, without
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 17, 2013 4If you have an appreciation for scale warbirds, this new release from ParkZone is sure to capture your attention. The Mosquito Mk VI has just been announced and it has many noteworthy features. This is the first twin-motor park flyer from ParkZone and, in keeping with their traditions, ParkZone have ensured that this plane delivers smooth and predictable flight characteristics. The dual motors have been mounted so that their counter-rotating props and thrust angles smooth out the effects of abrupt power changes. This makes this model R/C plane as fun and as relaxing to fly as any other single-motor ParkZone model. The motors in question are 370-size, 1300Kv brushless motors, both of which are powered by a single 3S 2000-2200mAh LiPo pack (sold separately). Even if you add the optional flap servos and electric retracts (sold separately),
October 11, 2013 20Are 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
October 07, 2013 15Keen 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
October 05, 2013 1Are 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
October 03, 2013 1If you are a fan of 3D planes, or you are keen to begin 3D flying, we have some great news! E-Flite have just announced the release of their UMX AS3Xtra RC plane. This ultra-micro plane takes 3D flying to a whole new level; coming with multiple AS3X flight modes to help you perform amazing aerobatics such as hovers and knife-edges. The E-Flite UMX AS3Xtra is constructed from laser-cut flat foam with carbon reinforcement and micro-thin film. This gives you extremely low wing loading, strength and durability. When combined with the AS3X technology, you have the ideal plane for indoor 3D
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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.
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.