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  • What is SAFE Technology for RC aircrafts?

    What is SAFE Technology for RC aircrafts?
    As you are browsing through the Modelflight website you will notice that quite a few of the newer releases from Horizon Hobby are equipped with an S.A.F.E receiver but what is it exactly? What is for and how do you use it? 1. Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope S.A.F.E technology or (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) came about around five or so years ago in 2013 developed by the good folks at Horizon Hobby who essentially wanted to help or assist inexperienced RC pilots gain confidence when flying. The first time we saw SAFE it was partnered with a re-release of arguably the most popular training plane ever sold – The E-Flite Apprentice. This was an absolute game changer and revolutionized the way we look at the world of trainer aircrafts...

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  • First RC Plane - Get Started

    So, you’ve just bought your first RC plane and are eager to get it in the air. The world of RC planes provides a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting challenge for people of all ages and skill levels; however, there are a few things you should know, prior to hitting the open skies for the first time...

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  • STEM Education and the use of Radio Control (RC) Products

    STEM is an acronym that stands for four increasingly relevant academic disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Rather than teach each area separately, STEM education integrates these disciplines for use in real-life applications and the use of RC related products can add a fun element that students can relate to. Remote Control toys are not only fun to play with, but they’re also a great way to educate students about robotics, mechanics and how to build and design. It is a great way to develop a student’s senses, mechanical and learning skills to promote their hand-eye coordination and problem-solving ability. They can be used to encourage them to work together as a team, thus enhancing their social and communication skills. Model...

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  • RC Plane Events in Australia - 2018

    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 TrophyProudly supported by Model FlightDate: 3rd - 4th NovemberLocation: Cootamundra, NSWMore info: http://www.lsfaustralia.org.au/ Scratch & Kit Built Scale RallyDate: 11th NovemberLocation: Cardina, VICMore 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 ModelsDate: 11th NovemberLocation: South Hummocks, SAMore info: https://masa.org.au/ Na...

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  • What is the best trainer plane to purchase?

    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 star...

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  • The Top 5 RC Planes for Beginners

    The Top 5 RC Planes for Beginners
    The Best RC Planes for Beginners Remote control (RC) planes are tonnes of fun for young and old, but finding a suitable model for beginners is not always easy. If you are thinking about getting started with RC planes, or know someone who is, we hope this blog post will be a useful guide in helping you find a suitable trainer plane. We have listed our Top 5 RC planes for beginners; focusing on models that are easy-to-use and will give you a solid foundation to move up to more advanced levels as your skills develop. Let's start this list with the HobbyZone Duet. ...

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  • E-Flite Clipped Wing J3 Cub RC Plane Coming Soon

    E-Flite Clipped Wing J3 Cub RC Plane Coming Soon
    The Striking E-Flite Clipped Wing J3 Cub Aerobatic skill and great scale design - the Clipped Wing J-3 Cub 250 is an exciting new release from E-Flite. You may already be familiar with E-Flite's original J-3 Cub. This one is slightly smaller, but still has much to offer. It is constructed from balsa and plywood, which gives you a lightweight, yet durable structure. As you would have noticed, the Cub comes with a bright Hangar 9 UltraCote ParkLite trim scheme, which really makes this model a stand-out. E-Flite have also...

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  • Hangar 9 Super Cub Arrives at Modelflight

    Hangar 9 Super Cub Arrives at Modelflight
    The Majestic Hangar 9 Super Cub Of all the model planes that we have discussed on the Modelflight blog, this one has got to be the largest, and arguably the most iconic! The Hangar 9 Super Cub is a 1/4-scale plane with excellent details. It is modelled on the Piper PA-18 Cub, the adventurous aircraft originally created in 1949. Staying true to its roots, Hangar 9 have accurately recreated this plane with several features that we would like to outline. To begin with, every line and curve on this model is an authentic replication of the full-...

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  • FPV Technology Coming to Modelflight

    FPV Technology Coming to Modelflight
    It's an exciting time for RC pilots with the introduction of new first RC products that utilise first person view (FPV) technology. In the last few weeks, we have seen the launch of new systems and packages that allow you to fly your RC model from the perspective of the cockpit. In this blog post, we want to look at these new technologies and how they will completely alter your RC flying experience. ...

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  • The HobbyZone Corsair S Arrives at Modelflight

    The HobbyZone Corsair S Arrives at Modelflight
    The Classic HobbyZone Corsair You may have already heard of the F4U Corsair. It was one of the most distinguished military aircraft in the history of aviation, offering strong firepower and great versatility during World War II. Capturing the essence of this famed fighter, HobbyZone have created an RC version of this plane and we are pleased to announce that it is now available at Modelflight. At the core of this new model is Sensor-Assisted Flight Envelope (SAFE) Technology. SAFE has been used with great results in other models such as the Blade 350 QX and the HobbyZone Delta Ray. The Corsair is no different. SAFE will allow you to fly without fear...

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