August 30, 2022 2
Jets over Monarto took place at Adelaide Model Aerosports, Monarto over the weekend of 26-27-28 August. This event is the post-covid version of Jet Action that had been an annual event for over 25 years.
The field was in perfect condition with closely mown grass on all sides of the north-south sealed strip. We were blessed with sunny weather and a northerly wind for all 3 days. 25 pilots and over 40 turbine and EDF-powered models were present, including something nostalgic (OS 25DF powered Mirage) and something very different (turbine-powered Ultra Stick 30cc). Gallons of Jet A1 were burnt and several hundred successful sorties were flown. A big thank you to the AMA Club and event organisers Greg Leigh and David Wearing-Smith.
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
November 04, 2019 58
Modelflight has been proud to support the Adelaide Golden Era Air Races since its inception in 1997. This biennial event was held at the Constellation Model Flying Club at Virginia over the April 5th - 7th weekend.
Pilots from SA, Victoria and NSW competed in 5 classes of racing. Golden Era Inline, Golden Era Radial, Reno Warbirds, Formula One and 30cc Warbirds/AT-6 Texan. The Golden Era models used up to 80cc engines whilst the Reno models are limited to 63cc engines.
Whilst Friday was blown out resulting in no flying, Saturday and Sunday were great days and the racing was close. A very big thank you to CD Trevor Pearce and his band of helpers who manned the course and fed us for the full 2 days.
October 17, 2019 25
Click here to check out the Moustache Model Works DeHavilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver on our website.
Build your own DHC-2 Beaver
Building RC model airplanes from kits are making a comeback in the RC hobby. Nothing can beat the satisfaction that comes from successfully flying a model you built yourself! Unfortunately, most kits today were designed in the days before modern CAD systems, leaving much to be desired in terms of parts fit, ease of assembly, and at times even basic engineering.
Moustache Model Works was established to address this growing niche in the hobby market. By applying modern 3D CAD to the design process, they create kits that remain true to established design and construction principles, but that ensure accurate parts fit, ease of assembly, and scale fidelity. The result is a kit that's a joy to build as well as to fly.
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 26, 2019 8
A modern day classic
The Phoenix Models Scanner 46 size ARF model hit Australian shores in early 1998. It was the brainchild of the late Tony Farnan and Phoenix Models who saw the need for a ‘second’ model for the beginner to transition to once they achieved solo status. The Scanner was awarded the Best Hobby Product of the Year at the 1998 ATA Toy and Hobby Fair and since then thousands of MAAA modellers have successfully flown a Scanner.
This low wing model features a thick airfoil, parallel chord and a long tail moment which makes for very forgiving flight characteristics. It has proven to be an ideal model for the new flier who wants to graduate to something that is a bit more agile than the typical high wing trainer. Coupled with an OS 46 engine it makes for a great flying sport
October 25, 2018 5
If you are looking for some RC plane events in your state, check out the below list showing events coming up in 2018:
- Australian F5J Trophy
Proudly supported by Model Flight
Date: 3rd - 4th November
Location: Cootamundra, NSW
More info: http://www.lsfaustralia.org.au/
- Scratch & Kit Built Scale Rally
Date: 11th November
Location: Cardina, VIC
More info: www.pdarcs.com.au/scalerally
- Dawn Patrol to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War 1
Proudly supported by Model Flight and Seagull Models
Date: 11th November
Location: South Hummocks, SA
More info: https://masa.org.au/
- Australian F5J Trophy
October 17, 2018 5
This would be one of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Modelflight – rightfully so, there is a lot to consider when making this decision and with so many options available, which trainer plane is the correct one for you? We can’t make up your mind for you, but we can point you in the right direction. Here are a few key pointers which can help you make your decision and a few things to look out for.
Try to keep the aircraft as simple as possible by starting off with a three or four channel plane. This will generally consist of throttle, elevator and rudder, with ailerons something to consider if you will be flying outdoors in a windy environment.
We strongly recommend going with a high wing model with some dihedral to start with. Something
July 23, 2014 2
Kids Toys for the Air and the Ground
Whether your child is celebrating their birthday or you are looking for a Christmas gift, we thought it would be helpful for us to put together some gift ideas for your kids. Modelflight has a great range of remote control (RC) products and several of them would make for fun kids toys. Even if your child has never used an RC product before, you will find these toys to be easy-to-use and tonnes of fun. For more options, you can have a look at our gift ideas page.
Gift Ideas For The Air
To start off, we'll look at the Blade Scout CX, which is the perfect introduction to helicopters. It comes with everything you need to get in the air and is made for use indoors. This heli is incredibly stable and so easy to fly that you'll feel like a pro after just a few minutes of flying. If