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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 01, 2019 5
Learn to fly with the HobbyZone AeroScout S
The AeroScout S is a brand-new release from HobbyZone that is an ideal beginner plane which takes ease of assembly to a whole new level. The only thing you need to put this model plane together is one screw for the front nose wheel and three thumbscrews for the wing – no glue or tape is required – meaning you can get out to the field and flying sooner. Not only does the AeroScout make assembly a breeze but learning to fly a model plane is easier than ever thanks to the exclusive SAFE technology. With progressive flight modes, you can advance with this plane as your skills improve and develop.
The size of the AeroScout makes it the perfect aircraft to fly around a smaller park
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
March 19, 2019 28
If you are looking for some RC plane events in your state, check out the below list showing events coming up in 2019:
If you know of an event that is not listed, or there are event details that need to be updated, please do not hesitate to contact Modelflight.
- GMAA/SMF ANZAC Invitational
Proudly sponsored by Model Flight and Spektrum
Date: 26th - 28th April
Location: Coolum, QLD
More info: Giant Model Association Australia
- GMAA/SMF ANZAC Invitational
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
December 11, 2018 52
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.
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
December 20, 2013 6Spitfire Mk IX. This RC plane is a true stunner. It comes with accurate details including camouflage colours modelled on the original Mk IXc plane, panel line detail and scale decal sets. This is quite a versatile aircraft; you have the option of running it on electric or gas power, depending on your preferences. Irrespective of your choice, you will find that the Spitfire is a great performer in the air. Among its many features, the Spitfire remote control plane comes with operational split-flaps with internal linkages, giving you both scale performance and appearance. Hangar 9 have also added cowl details such as carburetor intake, compressor intake and moulded engine exhaust. You will also notice the fixed landing
November 21, 2013 7We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to Hangar 9's range of model planes. The de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver is an accurate replica of the full-scale plane of the same name (commonly referred to as the "bush plane" given its ability to handle rugged environments). It comes with a 110inch wingspan and is designed for 30cc gas power, but can also accomodate electric power. Hangar 9 are well known for the quality of their models (as any fan can attest) and the Beaver is no different. It is constructed from the best balsa and plywood materials using modern construction processes, form assembly, tab alignment rigidity and laser-cut part accuracy. Regardless of whether the Beaver is your first giant-scale