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Flying a Drone with Consideration and Responsibility

The sport of model flying has undergone some significant changes over the last few years and none more so than the advent of the multirotor (drone) which is very high technology based. The developments of motors, batteries and in the case of drones the control systems have gone ahead in leaps and bounds. No longer are these just for the extremely experienced modeller/flyer they are now a practical off the shelf proposition that can be flown by almost everyone. Continue reading Flying a Drone with Consideration and Responsibility


Soar Through History with Durafly Bf.109 1100mm

Durafly has finally released the highly anticipated Bf.109 and it’s sure to excite. This model is highly detailed and so well finished that it’s sure to excite even the most discerning scale aficionados among us. Like their previous warbirds in this class, they left no detail out and the scale nuts will want for nothing. I’ve owned both the Durafly T-28 and Spitfire and I can say that there is no contender in the market today and they’re simply the best representations of the models and they’ve again outdone themselves on the BF.109. Continue reading Soar Through History with Durafly Bf.109 1100mm


Are Spektrum Releasing a New Protocol?

Rumour has it that Horizon Hobby will be releasing a successor to their popular DSM2/DSMX protocol. The rumours from a recent tradeshow circuit are that the new protocol won’t be backwards compatible. This will mean that it is likely that the new protocol won’t work with any of your current Spektrum goodies.

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Insta-worthy in an instant: Aukey 3-in-1 Phone Lens

Ever browse through Instagram and see those insta-photographers who boast that all the insanely stunning images on their feed have only been shot using their smartphone? I’m not sure about you, but whenever I see that I’m both sceptical and envious. I mean how can they get such great landscape shots or macro images just using their standard iPhone? What are they doing that I’m not? Well, my latest purchase from HobbyKing may just be the answer to this.

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Pink is the New Black: Mini Q Cartoon Car

So today I received the new Mini Q Cartoon Car from HobbyKing. I sat there staring at the pink version of this model and was instantly happy and excited to open it. Staring at the model for as long as I did, the song lyrics ‘Life in plastic, it’s fantastic’ popped into my head. In all seriousness though, these little plastic cars are indeed very fantastic, let me tell you why.

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How to Tell If Your Lipo Battery Is Good

LIPO batteries are found in just about every modern convenience these days and whilst we don’t pay much attention to them we really should. Proper care dramatically extends their usable lifespan and given batteries are so expensive its worth looking after them so that they give you reliable service for years to come.

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How to Stop Your Propeller Falling Off in Flight

Losing a propeller in flight is a nightmare situation. If you intend to fly another day you’ve got to think quick because you only get one go at it. In this article, we look at causes and solutions.

If you have the height you should be able to land when you have an engine failure or lose a prop and If you’re like me your emergency landings are always your finest landings. Continue reading How to Stop Your Propeller Falling Off in Flight



ImmersionRC Vortex230 Mojo Review

Introduction

ImmersionRC has as long a pedigree in FPV as any other vendor today. In 2017 I looked at their new TRAMP-HV video transmitter with their RaceWand and was impressed. ImmersionRC has also been producing FPV quadcopters for a while now and the Vortex 230 Mojo is the latest in the successful Vortex family. Continue reading ImmersionRC Vortex230 Mojo Review


H-King Cessna Skylane (965mm) Review

H-King has just introduced another Cessna into their already impressive and ever-growing lineup of model aircraft. The H-King Cessna Skylane is fitted with tricycle landing gear and is designed for a very affordable 800-1000mah 3s battery. The PNF model is equipped with a powerful 1200kv brushless outrunner, 20A ESC, LED nav lights and scale wheel pants and only requires a receiver and battery of your choice and you’re good to go. Continue reading H-King Cessna Skylane (965mm) Review


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