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  • Air RC Radios - A Buyer's Guide

    RC Radios - Which One To Choose? Remote control radios - the essential tool for any model pilot. You are no doubt aware of that a great radio can lead to great performance. If you are just starting out and are about to buy your first RC radio, you are probably also aware that you are spoiled for choice! With so many different radios from different brands, choosing the best one for you can be difficult. That's why we wrote this blog post - to help you find the transmitter that is right for you. We will be discussing several different radios from Spektrum, ...

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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 Spektrum DX18 RC Radio Coming Soon to Modelflight

    New Spektrum DX18 RC Radio Coming Soon to Modelflight
      For the professional model pilot, the news does not get better than this. Building upon the solid foundation set by the original DX18 transmitter, Spektrum will be upgrading this class-leading RC radio in 2014. The new Spektrum DX18 comes with everything you require for high level control, and then some.   For example, the new DX18 comes with programmable voice alerts. Originally introduced with the DX9 transmitter (and recently added to the ...

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  • New Spektrum DX6 RC Radio Coming Soon to Modelflight

    New Spektrum DX6 RC Radio Coming Soon to Modelflight
    The original Spektrum DX6i RC radio has long been the popular choice among pilots and we are pleased to announce that this great transmitter is going to be upgraded. The new Spektrum DX6 has been launched and it offers many exciting features. The first one worth mentioning is customisable voice alerts. First introduced with the Spektrum DX9, these voice alerts are a groundbreaking feature for a 6-channel transmitter. The new DX6 radio will allow you to keep track of important functions without taking your...

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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...

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  • New Release - RG031BX receiver and XBus combo

    New Release - RG031BX receiver and XBus combo
    XBus dedicated Infinity receiver RG031BX JR PROPO just released the new RG031BX receiver with the following features: With DMSS, cross modulation is restricted. The high sensitivity receiver is not easily affected by inter-modulation interference The telemetry system is capable of feeding back information such as receiver battery voltage. Due to the use of coaxial antenna and remote antenna, secure and precise communication is assured It is possible to confirm the receiver operation via the LED's A dedicated receiver only for XBus application The XBus system will allow infinite combinations and channel configurations...who wants 28-channels? ...

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  • New Release - JR 28X Radio

    New Release - JR 28X Radio
    JR 28X Radio JR just introduced at the AMA Expo the new JR 28X radio to replace the legendary JR 12X. We are pleased to announce that samples of this new transmitter will be on display at the Monarto Jet Action event from May 30-31 and the LSF Glider Tournament from June 6 to June 9 at Jerilderie, New South Wales. ...

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  • Buying Your First Surface RC Radio – A Buyer’s Guide from Modelflight

    Buying Your First Surface RC Radio – A Buyer’s Guide from Modelflight
    If you are ready to move up to a more powerful RC car or boat, you are going to need a great radio to go with this model. Hence the reason why we wrote this blog post to review and compare some of the best radios for intermediate-level models in order to help you find the one that is best for you.   What to Look For In Your First Surface RC Radio   When buying your first surface radio, there are two things we suggest you take into account in order to make the best purchase. Firstly, make sure that the radio you are looking at is compatible with the car or boat you want to drive. Different models use different receivers, so it is important to check what frequency the radio and receiver use (for example, DSM or DSMR). Secondly, think about the number of channels your transmitter will require. Generally speaking, 2 channels...

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  • Brand New! Spektrum Announces DX9 Transmitter

    Brand New! Spektrum Announces DX9 Transmitter
    It is a big day for RC radiosSpektrum have just made a major announcement: the release of their 9-channel DX9 transmitter. The all-new DX9 is going to give you more than the finest programming and signal response available in a 9-channel transmitter. It's also going to give you the most sophisticated voice alert system ever seen (or heard) in a handheld transmitter. This fully programmable alert syst...

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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 airpla...

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