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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.

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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.” (Read the full article here).
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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.

In October 2017, the British-born pilot made history by becoming the first woman to ever win the Red Bull Air Race. Continue reading Meet Mélanie Astles: The Only Female Driver On The Circuit


Zipline Creates World’s Fastest Life-Saving Drones

As HobbyKing News has previously reported, drones have been used to benefit society in a number of ways. But arguably the most important use of drones has been their ability to save a life. Last week, we reported that Verizon was working on a drone that would be able to transmit cell phone service in times of crisis and natural disaster. This is so that victims of such events would be able to contact emergency services where they otherwise were not able to (read more, here). Continue reading Zipline Creates World’s Fastest Life-Saving Drones


Review: Durafly Tomahawk

FPV flying has been labelled the next big thing in the hobby world. So if you haven’t already gotten into it you better start searching for the best FPV flying wing options for your first wing. This way, by the time the trend totally blows up you will be a total pro at it and impressive all your mates with how good you have gotten at it. Speaking of great first FPV flying wings, I have recently purchased the Durafly Tomahawk and having used it a few times so far, I can already tell that it’s probably one of the best ways get into racing FPV wings. Continue reading Review: Durafly Tomahawk


Review: MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet 1145mm (45″)(Kit)

I recently purchased the ever-popular MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet 1145mm (45″) (Kit) from HobbyKing. Upon opening the package, the most notable feature upon opening the package was the colour scheme of the jet. The jet, which is made of EPF construction, is painted in the Russian night’s colours scheme and is based on a Russian twin-engine fighter jet named the Mikoyan MiG-29. The original jet entered the Soviet Air Force in 1982 and was used to combat enemies. Continue reading Review: MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet 1145mm (45″)(Kit)


Airbrushing Model Railroads

There is no doubt that a well-finished model railway is simply stunning and something that can be admired by fellow hobbyists and just about anyone that casts an eye over the layout. It is the additional detail that people admire and appreciate. How many layouts have we seen where the train operations are wonderful but it’s the scenery and background things that are just as interesting. If you intend to build a great layout you’re going to need to become an expert with an airbrush. Continue reading Airbrushing Model Railroads


QUIZ: Guess The Year

In a recent article on HobbyKing News, we explored the evolution and history of FPV and the development of FPV goggles throughout the years. In case you missed it, you can read its full history here. Now, we want to test your knowledge to see how well you know your hobby history. Take our quiz to see what year each of your favourite HobbyKing products was released. Continue reading QUIZ: Guess The Year


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


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