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HobbyKing's 10 Best Stocking Fillers this Holiday Season!

Editor | 13 Dec 2017

Written by Rebecca 'Tis the season of giving, and there is nothing worse than not knowing what to buy your loved ones this Christmas. But don't worry, you won't need to spend hours on end searching gift ideas to make sure you've gotten the right gift because I got you covered with a list of ...

Drone Regulation Updates in Europe from EASA

Editor | 4 Dec 2017

Written by BlueWren The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a new set of rules following the trend with Australia and the US regulating drones recently as well. In less than a year, there have been 7 drone related incidents reported in Europe of drones flying too close to planes ...

Assembling an EDF Jet

Editor | 1 Dec 2017

Written by gozerian Let’s talk about Jets – EDF jets. Hobbyists are spoilt for choice when it’s comes to EDF jets. Just about every manufacturer has a gorgeous temptation to tease the Benjamins from your wallet. An electric ducted fan or EDF for the initiated, are growing in popularity and s...

 

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Drones

Learning to fly a Multirotor

Editor | 8 Dec 2017

Written by Painless360 Learning to fly a multirotor is often underestimated. Videos on YouTube make it look so easy but a successful, safe pilot is months (if not years) in the making. I did the same as many and the first take offs (I can’t call them flights as they lasted less than five seconds...

Unboxing - HobbyKing S550 Hexcopter Combo

Editor | 6 Dec 2017

Written by Thomas Quality of parts It’s immediately obvious when unpacking the box that the parts have been finished really nicely with no flashing on the plastic arms or excess on the carbon fibre parts. The engines and ESCs are also presented nicely and the wires have been cut to size quite wel...

Adding LEDs to your model

Editor | 4 Dec 2017

Written by Painless360 Adding LEDs and lights to a model is very popular modification and is one of the easiest changes to make. Light Emitting Diodes (LED) can make the model far easier to orientate when flying and also provide extra help in the darker winter days when visibility isn’t as good, ...

 

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FPV

The New and Improved H-King Bixler 3

Editor | 6 Dec 2017

Written by Rebecca HobbyKing are always working towards making their models even greater than its predecessor (as if that’s even possible with the amount of praise the older Bixler models received within in the hobbyist community). But you’d better believe it, as they have as they’ve gone and...

Eachine EV100 FPV Goggles – The perfect goggles for £120?

Editor | 16 Nov 2017

Written by Painless360 Introduction When these FPV goggles were first released their price was under £100. Now the price is climbing, and at the time of writing the price is just over £120. Can a set of goggles costing just £120 be any good? AOMWAY were the last manufacturer of note to try an...

Choosing FPV Goggles

Editor | 16 Nov 2017

Written by Painless 360 I bought my first set of goggles back in February 2013 after deciding not to gamble my money on a set of pieces that may not have worked well together. I decided on a set of Fat Shark Predator V2 goggles that came with the video transmitter and even a little basic camera d...

 

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Planes

The New and Improved H-King Bixler 3

Editor | 6 Dec 2017

Written by Rebecca HobbyKing are always working towards making their models even greater than its predecessor (as if that’s even possible with the amount of praise the older Bixler models received within in the hobbyist community). But you’d better believe it, as they have as they’ve gone and...

How to Setup Servos and Control Horns

Editor | 4 Dec 2017

Written by gozerian Servos and control horns have a major effect on the way an aircraft will fly. If not setup correctly they will have an adverse effect on flight and this is something we can avoid. In this article we discuss how to setup servos and control horns. I enjoy watching an RC plane tha...

Understanding LIPO Battery C Ratings

Editor | 1 Dec 2017

Written by gozerian Have you ever wondered about the authenticity of the C rating applied to your shiny new battery pack? You might be shocked to learn that many manufacturers are rather careless when handling the truth and prefer to massage the ratings just a little. It’s a vicious cycle ...

 

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3D Printing

Fabrikator II Overview and Review

Editor | 16 Nov 2017

Written by Painless360 Introduction In recent years, as with many parts of the hobby, there has been a huge increase in the availability and affordability of what was once expensive technology. 3D printing is one of those parts of the hobby. Only three years ago I helped a local school setup a ...

Battery

All LiPo batteries at HobbyKing keep flying IATA compliant to your address

HobbyKing | 2 Jun 2016

HobbyKing is proud to announce that all LiPo batteries, including 100wh and above will be transported IATA compliant at no additional cost to you despite increased safety requirements. Buy with confidence knowing that HobbyKing has the expertise to handle and deliver your goods at competitive prici...