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
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
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
In the last article, we looked at the basics and covered the learning process at a very high level. In the coming articles, I’ll look at some of the tips and tricks to help make sure that the learning experience is as pleasant as possible. In R/C, as with many other things, you never stop learning – it’s one of the fun parts of the hobby. Continue reading Learning To Fly: Part Two
A few months ago I received a Nano-Tech Plus pack to test for HobbyKing, a 2200 4S Turnigy 70-150C Nano-Tech battery to be specific. I was looking forward to testing this pack to see how it compares to its predecessors and the current technology packs on the market. Continue reading Turnigy Nano-Tech Plus: Packed With Power
HolyBro may be one of those manufacturers that you think of when considering flight controllers, ESCs or FPV video transmitters but they also occasionally make quadcopters too. Back in Late 2016, HolyBro made their first ‘ready to fly’ quadcopter – the Shuriken X1. Continue reading Review: HolyBro Kopis 2 SE Quadcopter
This is the first in a series of articles aimed at those of you looking at all of these wonderful radio controller flying machines and fancy trying the hobby. Continue reading Part One: Learning to Fly!
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
What is Differential Thrust?
Differential thrust is essentially where each motor on your aircraft can be driven with a different throttle output setting. A multirotor (or drone as the cool kids call them) is essentially an aircraft that has motors capable of being independently driven by a flight controller. Subtle differences in thrust are used for balancing and general flight. Continue reading How to Setup Differential Thrust
The newly released T-28 Naval from Durafly isn’t a new model design, but it does sport a lively new US Navy colour scheme. Its predecessor has been through a lot with me since I got my hands on it back in May 2017 so I was keen to get the new one to replace it when it’s finally retired. Continue reading Review: Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation