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
Before we dive into my review of HobbyKing’s new Moonbeam McSwine – I thought I’d share a bit of the history behind the model and where it originated.
Moonbeam’s history dates back to October of 1944, when it was manufactured in Inglewood, CA. Continue reading Review: H-King P-51D Moonbeam McSwine
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
If you’ve come into the radio controlled hobby in the last year you are in for a treat flying in winter. Continue reading Winter Flying Tips
The aim of these articles is to help those of you who don’t have access to a handy R/C pilot. Having someone who’s ‘been there, done that’ can be very helpful and a great support when starting out. Continue reading Learning To Fly: Part Three
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. Continue reading HobbyKing’s Christmas Gift Guide
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
Every now and again we see something truly amazing from the RC community. Something that truly excites us and we genuinely envy his or her creation. Hans Bühr built an amazing Antonov AN-255 with a shuttle that detaches in flight. Continue reading Amazing RC ANTONOV AN-225 and Buran Spaceplane
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!