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HobbyKing Servos Used in First Four-Wheel Drive Electric Vehicle in Spain

UPC ecoRacing developed the first four-wheel drive electric vehicle in Spain. The Formula Student Team from Terrassa used Hobbyking servos in the Drag Reduction System of its latest prototype, the ecoRX. Continue reading HobbyKing Servos Used in First Four-Wheel Drive Electric Vehicle in Spain



A Life Well Lived: Passing of Horizon Hobby CEO

The hobby industry is today mourning the loss of Joseph M. Ambrose. At age 61, Horizon Hobby CEO Ambrose passed away unexpectedly on Friday (January 4th, 2019)

A longtime hobbyist, Joe Ambrose joined Horizon in 2005 as the Vice President of Distribution before becoming President and CEO in 2008. Continue reading A Life Well Lived: Passing of Horizon Hobby CEO


2018: A Year In Review

It’s been a mammoth year for the entire hobby industry including at HobbyKing. HobbyKing recently announced the appointment of their new CEO Toby Osmond. Osmond, who has been with the company for close to 8 years, is a lifelong hobbyist with an extensive background in the RC industry. In a recent facebook live event, he answered questions about what’s new at HobbyKing and what changes you can expect in the new year. Continue reading 2018: A Year In Review


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


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