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Bixler 1.1: Excellent Beginner Plane

The humble Bixler has been around for a long time and it’s no doubt helped tens of thousands of people to take to the skies and the newly released Bixler 1.1 is no exception to that.

The Bixler is well known as one of the best gliders on the market today. Although I love warbirds and larger scale planes I still have a Bixler. There are those times when you can’t be bothered dragging everything down to field. You want a plane that you can drop on the back seat and head to the field with a bag of 2200mah packs and catch up with the lads.

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How To Balance an RC Model Aircraft

Balancing RC Model Aircraft

Every RC airplane (and all other aircraft, for that matter) have a specific CG position, it’s the mean point where all gravitational forces act upon the plane, and the point where the plane balances fore-aft correctly. Technically this is called longitudinal balance. You can liken a plane’s centre of gravity to the fulcrum of a see-saw, for example. Continue reading How To Balance an RC Model Aircraft


Hero of the Pacific: Durafly 1100mm Seafire

Durafly is known for making stunning looking scale RC aircraft as well as some of the best flying sports planes around. They go to the next level to add all the bells and whistles, literally. The Seafire breaks new ground for Durafly flying in the face of tradition because it’s a what-if scheme. Continue reading Hero of the Pacific: Durafly 1100mm Seafire



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. Continue reading The Super Kinetic – Is it?


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.” Continue reading Just Landed: Avios Grand Tundra


HobbyKing Announce Avios C-130 1600mm

Breaking News – Hobbyking made a massive announcement at HK live in Sydney this week. They will be releasing a super scale Lockheed C-130 Hercules. The model is simply stunning and a credit to the AVIOS team. We all wondered what direction AVIOS would take with the new brand manager, Stephen Neill who is based in Australia. Continue reading HobbyKing Announce Avios C-130 1600mm


Reducing RC Model Noise at Clubs

People have been flying model aircraft for almost as long as the first successful flight of the Wright Brothers. As technology became available, a smart chap strapped a noisy little internal combustion engine to the model and enjoyed and the trend caught on. Fast forward a few decades and land has become more scarce as the urban sprawl continued into rural areas. Continue reading Reducing RC Model Noise at Clubs


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. Continue reading Former Navy Fighter Pilot Labelled ‘Hero’


Meet Mélanie Astles: The Only Female Driver On The Circuit

Meet Mélanie Astles, the only female driver on the Red Bull Air Race circuit. She is set to race for her country, during the first French Stage in Cannes. No stranger to making history, Astles has truly earned her wings with a lifetime passion for aviation. Continue reading Meet Mélanie Astles: The Only Female Driver On The Circuit


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