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HobbyKing’s Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but arguably, it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Having to select presents for all your family and friends can be challenging. Don’t worry, we got you sorted. The team at HobbyKing have created a gift guide of all the MUST-have items that both extreme hobbyists and the casual hobbyists will LOVE. Continue reading HobbyKing’s Christmas Gift Guide


The EPIC Journey of the Woody Winch Challenge

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


Wrap Up: HobbyKing at AMA West Expo!

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!


How Your RC Hobby Can Help With Anxiety and Depression

As mentioned this week on HobbyKing News much of our content is centred around Mental Health Awareness, and how to cope with anxiety and depression. Previously, we explored how volunteering at your local community events can help reduce depression, read the full article here. Continue reading How Your RC Hobby Can Help With Anxiety and Depression


How Volunteering in Your RC Community Can Benefit your Health

Yesterday, October 10, was World Mental Health Day and as we’ve previously emphasised the biggest step in raising awareness for mental illness is to start a conversation (read the full article here). So in order to do that, HobbyKing News wants to focus and dedicate much of its content this week to improve mental health, particularly within the RC community. Continue reading How Volunteering in Your RC Community Can Benefit your Health


World Mental Health Day: Hobbies and Mental Health

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day – a global event surrounding the issues with mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Unfortunately, mental health is a topic that is largely overlooked and there is an overall lack of awareness with it. As a result, discussions around mental health are still largely stigmatised in a lot of societies and there are a lot of misconceptions about those experiencing mental illness. Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Hobbies and Mental Health


Painting Models with a Humble Brush

If you’ve read my previous articles you’ll know I’m a fan of airbrushes for painting models but it’s not always practical for various reasons, which is why I might suggest using a brush. The job or the budget might just not stretch that far so before throwing your hands up in the air there are many ways to skin a cat. The paint finish is very important because even a poorly made model, painted well looks good. Continue reading Painting Models with a Humble Brush


How to a Wire a Double Crossover Using Arduino and Relays

Building turnouts or points for a model railway is actually very common and easy to do. There are many reasons that you might want to build a set of points. Not only is it considerably cheaper to build your own but there is tremendous satisfaction when the points are completed and your rolling stock runs through smoothly. Continue reading How to a Wire a Double Crossover Using Arduino and Relays



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!!!!). Continue reading Whoop There It Is: Micro Drone Hovercraft Kit


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