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How Does the Graphene Panther Measure Up?

I’m tired. I’m worn out. My lipo test rig is tired, and after 1,980 cycles this new battery has finally worn out.

Wait, did you read that correctly? 1,980 cycles? Yes, 1,980 cycles. And not limp, half-arsed cycles either but hard discharge cycles at 30C/15amp discharges.

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Get the Lowdown on Pagoda Antennas

If you have been in FPV for any length of time you’ll be familiar with the cloverleaf antenna which essentially made 5.8ghz viable. Before that time, we all spent time fussing around trying to get our FPV systems to work. Just tilting the plane into a banking turn was enough to lose video signal. For the people that turn up today, plug it in and it just works don’t know what they missed.

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Whoop There It Is: Micro Drone Hovercraft Kit

Micro drift hovercrafts are tipped to be ‘the next big thing’ in the hobby community. So enthusiastic are the followers of this hobby that the first ever micro drift hovercraft championship has been announced. It will take place at the UK Drone & Technology show in December (and with a £500 cash prize!!!!). So now is your chance to dust off your old, broken tiny whoop that is probably still laying around because like most hobbyists do, we never throw anything away! But you’d certainly be glad that you held onto it now that you know of this new emerging trend that is likely to stick around for some time.

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The Super Kinetic – Is it?

The Super Kinetic isn’t a new ‘plane. In fact, it has been around for a long time. So long in fact, that it is one of the biggest selling planes from HobbyKing. In all of that time, the original design and specifications have remained unchanged. Until now.

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Just Landed: Avios Grand Tundra

The Avios Grand Tundra debuted earlier this year for pre-orders. Ever since rave reviews have been pouring in about this impressive model. Model aviation expert Gozarian wrote “A great flying airplane that was 100% worth the wait. Hobbyking have continually lifted the game with their aircraft lines and this cements Avios place amongst the true greats.” (Read the full article here).
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HobbyKing Announce Avios C-130 1600mm

Breaking News – Hobbyking made a massive announcement at HK live in Sydney this week. They will be releasing a super scale Lockheed C-130 Hercules. The model is simply stunning and a credit to the AVIOS team. We all wondered what direction AVIOS would take with the new brand manager, Stephen Neill who is based in Australia. Stephen has told us before that he is aviation tragic and if this is anything to go by we should brace ourselves as new models are released in 2018 – 2019. Continue reading HobbyKing Announce Avios C-130 1600mm


All You Need to Know About FPV Cameras

Introduction

Over the last few years the use of FPV in the hobby has increased dramatically with many fixed-wing pilots trying it out for the first time and becoming hooked. Flying ‘first-person view’ allows us to experience a completely different way to fly and, while not for all, truly gives that feeling of freedom when flying. Continue reading All You Need to Know About FPV Cameras


Tello Drone: The Perfect Starter Model?

Introduction

The Tello drone is listed for sale on the DJI website for you’d be forgiven for thinking that it is, in fact, a DJI product. That potential confusion isn’t helped by the DJI logo on the packaging either, right next to the Intel logo. So if it’s not a full DJI product what is it? Continue reading Tello Drone: The Perfect Starter Model?


Reducing RC Model Noise at Clubs

People have been flying model aircraft for almost as long as the first successful flight of the Wright Brothers. As technology became available, a smart chap strapped a noisy little internal combustion engine to the model and enjoyed and the trend caught on. Fast forward a few decades and land has become more scarce as the urban sprawl continued into rural areas. Continue reading Reducing RC Model Noise at Clubs


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