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Horizon Hobby Bids to Buy out Hobbico

Earlier this year, HobbyKing News shared a report about Hobbico shutting its Reno warehouse, which was the company’s primary US East Coast operator (read more here). Shortly after, the extent of their financial woes was revealed as the company filed for bankruptcy in mid-January, to read the full story on this, click here. Continue reading Horizon Hobby Bids to Buy out Hobbico



Police Armed with ‘Anti-Drone’ Guns for Sporting Events

So if you have ever read anything on the HobbyKing News page you’d know that governments are constantly trying to crack down on drone use and constantly trying to enforce no-fly zones. Now the Queensland Police may have found a solution to this. Continue reading Police Armed with ‘Anti-Drone’ Guns for Sporting Events



Earn 5 Times More Reward Points this March

HobbyKing has really outdone themselves this month. First, they announce a MASSIVE warehouse sale, to make room for new and exciting products. In turn, leading to prices of all your favourite products being slashed enormously. Then, if that wasn’t reason enough to dust off your credit cards, Continue reading Earn 5 Times More Reward Points this March



FAA Develops Drone Airspace Authorization Program

Drone operators are frequently receiving news from governments and regulatory bodies about further restrictions to drone usage. So alas, some good news for drone users. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), based in the United States, has today announced that they are expanding tests of an automated system which will allow for real-time processing of airspace authorization requests nationwide. Continue reading FAA Develops Drone Airspace Authorization Program


A Drone Has Successfully Located A Missing Child

A report out of Jackson Springs in the United States has revealed that a DJI Matrice 210 drone has successfully located the whereabouts of a missing 11-year-old girl near her home.

After the police spent hours searching for the child, the drone, which was operated by a Sheriff, was able to find the missing girl using infrared, which can see ‘heat images’. Continue reading A Drone Has Successfully Located A Missing Child


Safety is No Accident

The flying RC aircraft comes with some inherent risk. In actual fact, everything we do comes with some level of risk that we intentionally manage and mitigate. In a car, we make sure our brakes are functioning and our tires have tread. We take care not to speed around a corner. In a similar sense, flying can be as safe or dangerous as you make it. Continue reading Safety is No Accident



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