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DJI teases big announcement set for January 23rd

Editor | 17 Jan 2018

DJI, which is a market leader in the drone and aerial photography industry, has today released a cryptic video message teasing a big announcement. This comes a week after CES, where many were surp...

Update: Hobbico files for Bankruptcy

Editor | 11 Jan 2018

Since sharing the news that Hobbico would be shutting down its Reno facility, more information has been revealed to give us a better picture of just how much trouble Hobbico is really in. For a reca...

Hobbico to Shut Down its Reno Warehouse

Editor | 9 Jan 2018

Hobbico, a giant U.S. distributor of radio-control and general hobby products, are reportedly set to shut down one of its U.S warehouse facilities this week. Accessories manufacturer MIP revealed on...

 

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DJI teases big announcement set for January 23rd

Editor | 17 Jan 2018

DJI, which is a market leader in the drone and aerial photography industry, has today released a cryptic video message teasing a big announcement. This comes a week after CES, where many were surp...

Update: Hobbico files for Bankruptcy

Editor | 11 Jan 2018

Since sharing the news that Hobbico would be shutting down its Reno facility, more information has been revealed to give us a better picture of just how much trouble Hobbico is really in. For a reca...

Bad Karma: GoPro Announces Exit From the Drone Industry

Editor | 9 Jan 2018

In breaking news out of the tech/drone industry today, GoPro has just announced its exit from the drone industry. As part of their statement, the company also revealed a major restructure, mainly wi...

 

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Drones

Bad Karma: GoPro Announces Exit From the Drone Industry

Editor | 9 Jan 2018

In breaking news out of the tech/drone industry today, GoPro has just announced its exit from the drone industry. As part of their statement, the company also revealed a major restructure, mainly wi...

Learning to fly a Multirotor

Editor | 8 Dec 2017

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 t...

Unboxing - HobbyKing S550 Hexcopter Combo

Editor | 6 Dec 2017

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...

 

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Planes

Avios RC Groups Extra 330LX: A Successful Creative Collaboration

Editor | 8 Jan 2018

The team at HobbyKing and Avios have collaborated with RC Groups to create the new and highly anticipated Avios RC Groups Extra 330LX 1420mm (56") EPO (PNF). Upon first glance of this model, one ...

How to Apply Covering Film to a Model Aeroplane

Editor | 29 Dec 2017

Written by gozerian Heat shrink covering film is one of the easiest materials to apply, yet to many, it seems daunting and beyond their ability. It easy to understand just how this lost art has beco...

2017 HobbyKing Wrap Up: Best Planes of the Year

Editor | 29 Dec 2017 mode_comment 2

2017 was a big year for planes as HobbyKing released some pretty remarkable products and they even upgraded some of my favourite models like the Teksumo and the H-King Bixler 3. They've also shared ...

 

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Battery

Everything You Need To Know About Turnigy Graphene with a Removable Balance Plug

Editor | 28 Dec 2017

Investing in the right kind of battery is essential for any hobbyist. Most people I have spoken to have told me that the Turnigy Graphene is a staple item for any drone racer.This article outlines all...

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 confid...

FPV

Teksumo EPP 900mm Wing: A FPV User’s Dream!

Editor | 19 Dec 2017

Written by Rebecca HobbyKing have just revealed their brand new range of H-King Teksumo EPP Wing 900mm (35”) Kits, and if it's anything like their previous model, I know I'm going to have some s...

The New and Improved H-King Bixler 3

Editor | 6 Dec 2017

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 hobbyi...

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 ...

 

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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...