The humble Bixler has been around for a long time and it’s no doubt helped tens of thousands of people to take to the skies and the newly released Bixler 1.1 is no exception to that.
The Bixler is well known as one of the best gliders on the market today. Although I love warbirds and larger scale planes I still have a Bixler. There are those times when you can’t be bothered dragging everything down to field. You want a plane that you can drop on the back seat and head to the field with a bag of 2200mah packs and catch up with the lads.
Continue reading Bixler 1.1: Excellent Beginner Plane
If you look for information about what to consider and the parts to look at if you are considering building a larger quad, hex or octocopter to carry a camera and gimbal then it can be tricky.
Most of the articles, videos and forum posts about building multi rotors focus on the building and creation of smaller racing models these days. I’m often asked about it from subscribers and readers and have been waiting for the chance to bet one of the experts in a room pick their brains.
Continue reading Building a Big Multirotor Part One: The Basics and Power System
So you may have noticed that on Friday HobbyKing mysteriously went down for a few hours and all that was left was a cryptic note posted to social media channels. Needless to say, it had hobbyists awaiting at the edge of their seats to see what the announcement would be. Continue reading New Website. Who Dis?
Durafly is known for making stunning looking scale RC aircraft as well as some of the best flying sports planes around. They go to the next level to add all the bells and whistles, literally. The Seafire breaks new ground for Durafly flying in the face of tradition because it’s a what-if scheme. Continue reading Hero of the Pacific: Durafly 1100mm Seafire
Intel has been at the forefront of creating display drones, which are known as a ‘shooting star drones’ for their ability to light up a night sky, not unlike shooting stars. These ‘shooting star’ drones have become more and more popular as the company as showcased this technology on numerous occasions. Continue reading Drone Used for Epic Fourth of July Fireworks Display
In case you missed HobbyKing’s very special announcement about the release of their scale Lockheed C-130 Hercules. You can read the full details of the release, click here
Continue reading Sneak Peak: Avios C-130 1600mm
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. Continue reading How Does the Graphene Measure Up?
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!!!!). Continue reading Whoop There It Is: Micro Drone Hovercraft Kit
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. Continue reading The Super Kinetic – Is it?
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.” Continue reading Just Landed: Avios Grand Tundra