To set a scene – it was Sunday 15th July 2018 and the weather was shaping up to be the perfect day to fly the classic K-8 for a UK-based hobbyist, Gary Western. With light winds and good lift up (to possibly 6000 ft), it was the perfect flight condition. Making the most of these perfect conditions, Western decided to challenge himself to the Woody Winch Challenge. Continue reading The EPIC Journey of the Woody Winch Challenge
Before I start any scratch build model, I usually draw up a rough plan in CAD or computer-aided design as it helps with making the build a little bit easier. Although, at times I do love just winging it with some builds and just making things up as I go along. However, if I am going to be building scale ( stand-off scale anyway) models, they need to be reasonably accurate and well designed. Continue reading How To: Build Scale Models Using Foam
For the full C-130 Manual, click here: Avios C-130 Manual
In case you missed the news, HobbyKing has announced the release of the highly anticipated Avios C-130. Featuring a wingspan of 1600mm with fully sequenced landing gear, working cargo door, navigation lights and scale props the C-130 is a masterpiece. It is the only true scale representation of the mighty C-130. Continue reading How To Get Your Hands on the Avios C-130!
In the last article, we looked at the basics and covered the learning process at a very high level. In the coming articles, I’ll look at some of the tips and tricks to help make sure that the learning experience is as pleasant as possible. In R/C, as with many other things, you never stop learning – it’s one of the fun parts of the hobby. Continue reading Learning To Fly: Part Two
Last weekend, HobbyKing was in attendance at AMA West Expo in Pomona California. The three-day HobbyKing sponsored event is one of the largest indoor and outdoor RC model and hobby events on the West Coast and thousands of RC hobbyists attend from all over the country. Continue reading Wrap Up: HobbyKing at AMA West Expo!
Over the weekend, Australian Rudi Browning competed in the FAI World Drone Racing Champion in Shenzhen, China. The Team Multistar pilot won the prestigious gold medal at the conclusion of the four-day competition. Continue reading Team Multistar’s Rudi Browning Champion at FAI World Drone Racing
Last Christmas, my family were kind enough to gift me an Anet A8 3D printer.
The Anet A8 comes flat packed in a large box and has to be assembled at home by yourself. It comes with all the tools and instruction CD, but you need lots of patience as the build can be tricky. (The hardest part though is understanding the instructions). Continue reading How to Create 3D Printed Wheels
A few months ago I received a Nano-Tech Plus pack to test for HobbyKing, a 2200 4S Turnigy 70-150C Nano-Tech battery to be specific. I was looking forward to testing this pack to see how it compares to its predecessors and the current technology packs on the market. Continue reading Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus: Packed With Power
HolyBro may be one of those manufacturers that you think of when considering flight controllers, ESCs or FPV video transmitters but they also occasionally make quadcopters too. Back in Late 2016, HolyBro made their first ‘ready to fly’ quadcopter – the Shuriken X1. Continue reading Review: HolyBro Kopis 2 SE Quadcopter
This is the first in a series of articles aimed at those of you looking at all of these wonderful radio controller flying machines and fancy trying the hobby. Continue reading Part One: Learning to Fly!