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  • New Ford Raptor Replica at Modelflight

    If you're into RC cars and boats with incredible scale detail, power and performance, you've come to the right place. This week we cover the new RC Ford Raptor replica, Pro Boat airboat replica, Losi Night Crawler SE (Scale Edition) and the new TLR 22 5.0 Astro/Carpet Buggy Kit. Ford Raptor replica The Losi Ford Raptor Baja Rey Desert Truck is one of the hottest releases in the surface market for some time. It comes in two versions, the King Shocks (blue), and the Black Rhino (grey) version. This RC car is very similar to the existing 1/10 scale Baja Rey including all the scale detail for the licensed...

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  • Delta Ray One RC Plane has arrived at Modelflight

    Delta Ray One RC Plane has arrived at Modelflight
    Learn how to fly with the Delta Ray One A brand new and fantastic product from E-Flite is the Delta Ray One. Some of you may be familiar with the Delta Ray, which was a previous model from HobbyZone, with a dual motor unit that they have used for inspiration in the new variant. It was a delta wing style with a cockpit up the front. E-Flite have changed the aircraft a little and offered it in a fantastic “learn how to fly” RC Plane. The Delta Ray One is a bit of an all-new design, with a pusher propeller instead of the dual motor, E-Flite have also reduced the size...

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  • Thailand Heli Blowout 2019

    Thailand Heli Blowout 2019
    March 30th and 31st brought me to Thailand Heli Blowout 2019 at the Thung Srikan Flying Field in Bangkok, (THB) Asia's premier fun fly and Competition. This would be my first competition and demos out of Australia. We arrived Thursday afternoon to the airport where we were greeted by my Teammates father Narong Poonoi who drove us off to the hotel to assemble helis for practice starting Friday. The weather in Bangkok was quite a shock to the system with temperatures above 35°c and humidity in the high 60's. Friday I managed to get in 7 flights of practice even with the chaotic flight lines, mainly set manoeuvers as that's what I was flying on Saturday. I made some good progress with the help of my teammates. Inbetween flights I was assisting the team with mechanical issues throughout the day where I could. I left Friday feeling better...

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  • FPV fun with the ECX Barrage UV Scaler

    FPV Rock Crawler from ECX Today we're going to bring you a bit of a close-up on a great product we have available from ECX - The Barrage UV Scaler. This is a 1/24 scale RC crawler with scale officially licensed tyres, dish wheels, LED lights, a detailed scale body, a functional 5th spare tyre and some other great features. There are two versions of this RC rock crawler available, FPV (First-Person-View) and...

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  • Canteen Road Raise 2019

    Canteen Road Raise 2019
    So this time tomorrow one of our team, Jamie Nancarrow, will be setting off as part of Road Raise 2019 - a fundraising initiative first launched in 2015 to raise vital funds and awareness for CanTeen. Thanks to the incredible efforts of those involved in Road Raise, CanTeen has raised over $550,000 since 2015, and hope to raise close to $200,000 from the 2019 event. These funds help support young people coping with cancer in their family, rebuild their foundations and connect with others in similar situations. Read on as Jamie gives us further information on the upcoming ride. What is Road Raise? Road Raise is a seven-day cycling ride from Adelaide to Melbourne taking place from the 6th to 12th April 2019. It takes in the “Great Ocean Road” coastline of South Australia and Victoria, culminating in the participants riding just under 1,100kms in this 7 day period. This year twenty participants, including some CanTeen youth ambassadors, will be...

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  • Phoenix Models Scanner RC Plane - Product Review

    Phoenix Models Scanner RC Plane - Product Review
    A modern day classic The Phoenix Models Scanner 46 size ARF model hit Australian shores in early 1998. It was the brainchild of the late Tony Farnan and Phoenix Models who saw the need for a ‘second’ model for the beginner to transition to once they achieved solo status. The Scanner was awarded the Best Hobby Product of the Year at the 1998 ATA Toy and Hobby Fair and since then thousands of MAAA modellers have successfully flown a Scanner. This low wing model features a thick airfoil, parallel chord and a long tail moment which makes for very forgiving flight characteristics. It has proven to be an ideal model for the new flier who wants to graduate to something that is a bit more agile than the typical high wing trainer. Coupled with an OS 46 engine it makes for a great flying spo...

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  • Check out the brand new Blade Inductrix Switch Air!

    \ We have had some brand New RC Products arrive through the doors this week so let’s get into it and show you some of the nice items that we’ve got. RC Drone and Flying Wing all-in-one The Blade Inductrix Switch AIR is a brand new product from Blade. It’s super innovative and a really cool idea for a drone crossed with an indoor flying wing. The inductrix Switch AIR has multiple forms. You may already be familiar with the Blade Switch ‘Hovercraft’ ve...

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  • What is an Electronic Speed Controller and how does it differ from brushed to brushless motors?

    An Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) is a device that regulates the power of an electric motor, allowing it to throttle from 0% to 100%. There are two styles of Electronic Speed Controller, Brushed and Brushless. Both work on the same principle. An ESC is made up of three key components. A BEC/voltage regulator, a Processer and the switching consisting of FETs (field effect transistor). Now let's get a little technical. The BEC/voltage regulator is a division of the ESC that will send a set amount of power (typically 5v 1Ah) back to your receiver to then power your servos. This also has a secondary function whereby if the battery that is driving the motor reaches its minimum voltage the BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) will reserve power for the flight critical controls, making sure the motor doesn't take all the power from the battery. The processor...

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  • Understanding 2.4GHz Radio Frequency

    Understanding 2.4GHz Radio Frequency
    Many transmitters work on 2.4GHz protocols. What is it, and can I use any receiver with any transmitter? The 2.4Ghz band was first introduced to Radio Control by the Spektrum brand with the now famous Spektrum DX7 Transmitter. It replaced ‘crystal’ technology which consisted of the 36, 40 and 27mhz systems that were on a given ‘channel’. There were many reasons for the change, however the most relevant is to allow more available frequencies, or “spots”, for people to operate their models on. The 2.4Ghz offers incredible reliability, the shorter wavelength also brings less signal penetrating power (less range), however, this can be combated with a higher RF (radio frequency) power output which is built into 2.4Ghx Transmitter systems. Longer wavelengths like the old 36, 40 and 27Mhz bands did offer that long wavelength and penetrating power for a relatively low radio-frequency power outputs but...

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  • First RC Car - Getting Started

    So, you've just bought your new RC Car and are keen to begin your RC adventure! Before you get started, here are a few things you should know to help prevent damage and prolong the life of your car...

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