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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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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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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?



Drone Operators Celebrate As Local Council Removes Ban

In December 2017, Ballarat City Council removed the right for drone operators to fly their aircraft over public spaces in the municipal land. These changes meant that operators who wanted to fly within 100 metres of council land or road needed to apply for a permit. Continue reading Drone Operators Celebrate As Local Council Removes Ban


Former Navy Fighter Pilot Labelled ‘Hero’

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy in 1993. After leaving the Navy she joined SouthWest as a commercial airlines pilot. Today she was labelled an American hero after she calmly and successfully landed a passenger jet as an engine exploded mid-flight.

Earlier in the week Southwest Airlines Flight 130 was flying from New York to Dallas when the left engine suddenly exploded, Continue reading Former Navy Fighter Pilot Labelled ‘Hero’


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