January 31, 2024 61
Are you ready to take your RC flying experience to the next level? The E-flite SR-71 Blackbird Twin 40mm EDF RC Jet lets you do just that. In this blog post, we explore this incredible RC jet and show you what it’s all about.
August 31, 2023 5
Adelaide Model Aerosport played host to this year's Jets over Monarto 3-day event. Blessed with some great late winter weather, over 30 pilots with in excess of 50 RC jets attended. Models ranged from small EDF models to the super impressive 3-metre Leonardo turbine model of Theo Arvanitakis. Pilots came from Alice Springs, Mildura, Melbourne and various SA-based clubs, and a lot of interested RC modellers came from Adelaide to check out the action. See below and the image gallery for pictures from the event!
A big thank you to the AMA Club, and the organisers, Greg Leigh and David Wearing-Smith.
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.
February 24, 2021 76
In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some very popular products that have just arrived, starting with the ARRMA Granite V3 Monster Truck.
Monster action with the ARRMA Granite V3 3S BLX
The Granite V3 RC Monster Truck from ARRMA has recently arrived in both colours - red and green. It is a 1/10 scale monster truck that comes Ready-To-Run (RTR), factory assembled with all the electronics pre-installed. The transmitter system and receiver are ready to go, but you will need to add your own battery and a suitable
October 20, 2020 3
September was quite an exciting month for RC aircraft enthusiasts with some great new releases from popular brands like E-flite, HobbyZone and RealFlight. In this blog post, we’re going to highlight the new additions to our range of RC aircraft, starting with the HobbyZone Mini AeroScout.
HobbyZone Mini AeroScout Beginner RC plane
HobbyZone are known for making great beginner aircraft for first time pilots and the Mini AeroScout is no exception. Inspired by the original AeroScout S, the Mini AeroScout is a smaller, more affordable version that can be flown in smaller parks, sports fields, large indoor spaces and other similar areas. What makes this RC plane great for beginners is the durable EPP foam construction and push power configuration,
June 11, 2020 5
Looking for a new RC plane, jet or glider? We recently received a Phoenix Model shipment including some brand-new products and a restock of some favourite aircraft. Let’s kick things off with the brand-new BAE Hawk jet.
BAE Hawk RC Jet
If you’re a jet fan, you’d probably be familiar with the BAE Hawk. This popular aircraft has been modelled by Phoenix Model once again, this time in a larger version that is powered by a turbine engine. It comes Almost-Ready-to-Fly (ARF) meaning you’ll need to supply all your own electronics including a receiver, transmitter and all your running gear.
April 30, 2019 6
This week we have received some amazing new aircrafts and RC cars, including the new Viper RC Jet from E-flite, so let's get into it and see what we've got.
Victorious Viper EDF Jet
The Viper is a Brand-New 70mm electric ducted fan Jet from E-flite. It is available in two versions, a Bind-N-Fly (BNF) and a Plug-and-Play version (PNP). PNP would be ideal for non-Spektrum transmitter users as it allows you to use your own receiver. This EDF RC Jet comes pre-assembled and you will need to add your own receiver, transmitter, battery and charger. Spektrum Radio users will benefit from the BNF version as it includes a pre-installed Spektrum receiver with exclusive AS3X and SAFE select technologies tuned
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
June 03, 2014 2
The sky above Monarto played host to an extraordinary RC jet display last weekend. The annual RC Jet Action was hosted by the Adelaide Model Aerosport Club and what a show it was! Modelflight was fortunate enough to attend the spectacle and we have put together the below video which highlights all the action:
RC Jet Action Images
As you can see, there was a wide range of RC jets on show. We have included some additional images below that were captured at the event.
Here you can see the Stryker RC jet from ParkZone:
July 11, 2013 6
Fans of RC jets, take note. E-Flite has just announced the launch of the UMX Habu DF 180. If it looks familiar to you, thats no surprise. It is modelled on the very popular Habu 32 park flyer. In the same shape as the original, the key difference is that its ultra-micro size means that this ducted fan jet is small enough to fly in your own backyard. And boy, does this UMX Habu pack a punch! It features an EDF power system, incorporating the Delta-V 180m 28mm EDF Unit, coupled with a brushless 180m Ducted Fan Motor, with 11750Kv of power.
Check out this video where Mike takes us through the brand new release of the UMX Habu. You can also watch on Modelflights YouTube channel