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Great Planes Booth HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico/Great Planes at the ’14 HobbyTown US…

What was new in the Great Planes room? A whole lot! Starting on the surface side, the Axial Yeti was in the room and getting tons of love. You’ve seen our review and soon you’ll be seeing them flying off the shelves of your LHS. There was also a sighting of the new ARRMA Typhon 8th scale buggy. It was cool to [...]

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RealFlight Mobile

Grab your Smartphone or Tablet, Time for RealFligh…

It seems like nearly everyone has a Smartphone or Tablet, now that is all you need to practice flying an rc airplane. How? RealFlight Mobile has just dropped and is available for both Apple iOS and Google Android. RealFight Mobile comes with one flying field and two different airplanes to get you started, but 6 other planes and 3 more [...]

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RealFlight 7 Update M

RealFlight 7 Update M with Quadcopter Trials

The latest update to RealFlight 7 is now available and for all your multi-rotor fans it includes something really cool, Quadcopter Trials. The Update M starts out with two easy quadcopter challenges – making a pinpoint landing on a reactive touchpad and flying through a rectangular gate, then gets progressively harder. There are 10 challenges in all and pilots who [...]

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Great Planes RC4WD

RC4WD Now Distributed by Great Planes

There is some big news out of Champaign Illinois that Great Planes is now distributing RC4WD products. This arrangement makes it easier for GP dealers to stock RC4WD products. On the consumer side, it means more local hobby shops will have your favorite RC4WD scale parts on the shelf, or if not in stock, they will be easier to order [...]

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Great Planes Curtis P-6E Hawk EP Biplane ARF

Great Planes Curtis P-6E Hawk EP Biplane ARF

One of the latest airplanes in Great Planes product line-up is a Curtis P-6E Hawk EP Biplane ARF. The P-6E Hawk was one of the best looking bipes of the 1930s and was the last biplane produced for the Army Air Corps. The new Great Planes version features incredible scale detailing for an authentic look, and was designed to be [...]

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Product Spotlight – RealFlight – RC Fl…

A while back a few of us around the office caught the flying bug. We love bashing vehicles, but planes just don’t quite take the same abuse. Our in house pilot 3DBill would take us out, get a plane in the air, and hand us the controls. This would normally result in two things. One, he rips the controller out [...]

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Great Planes Videos

New Videos from Great Planes

Our friends over at Great Planes have sent out two new videos showcasing the features and flying abilities of some of their aircraft. In the first video below you can learn a lot more about the F1 Rocket Evo Sport Scale ARF and see it in action. The second video features the Escapade MX GP/EP ARF, showing how versatile [...]

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Great Planes F-1 Rocket Evo GP EP Sport Scale ARF 52"

Great Planes F-1 Rocket Evo GP/EP Sport Scale ARF …

Modeled after popular kit aircraft, the new Great Planes F-1 Rocket Evo ARF is made for fun times up in the air. It can be flown casually as a “Sunday flier” or it has the capability to be quite an aerobatic performer. The F-1 Rocket Evo comes mostly assembled, cutting the amount of time it takes to get in the air. [...]

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Great Planes Cirrus SR22T GP/EP ARF 69"

Great Planes Cirrus SR22T GP/EP ARF 69″

The newest plane in the line-up for Great Planes is the Cirrus SR22T. The Cirrus has a lot of things going for it, the first thing being its scale detailing. A molded fiberglass fuselage and MonoKote covered wood wings and tail are used for light weight and great scale looks. The plane is finished in an authentic Cirrus trim scheme [...]

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Great Planes Rifle 1M EP Sport ARF

Great Planes Rifle 1M EP Sport ARF

Have you ever flown an rc plane at 130 mph before? Nope, me neither, but sign me up! The new Great Planes Rifle 1M EP Sport ARF reaches speeds of 130+ with a “speed” power system, and 90+ mph with a “sport” power system. If you are looking for the thrill of sheer speed the Rifle 1M should impress you. The Rifle [...]

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Hobbico/Great Planes Exclusive Distributor for HPI Racing

Official HPI Racing Press Release Announcing Great…

We were the first to break the news a few weeks ago on our Google Plus show, Cubby then talked a little about all the details we had. Then again when all the other websites were claiming HPI was bought, we assured people that it wasn’t the case. HPI has now confirmed what we have been saying all along since [...]

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ST Racing Concepts Now Distributed By Great Planes

While talking to a friend of mine over at Great Planes today, I learned they recently picked up the ST Racing Concepts line of hop-up parts. STRC is a well known aftermarket upgrade company that should be a nice addition to what Great Planes already offers their dealers. For you our reader, this should mean that you’ll be seeing [...]

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RCX 2012 – Great Planes/Hobbico booth

Unfortunately, Hobbico didn’t have any beans to spill to us as far as new or upcoming products, but they still have a very large presence at RCX, showing off a ton of their relatively new products like the DuraTrax VW Baja Bug (which we recently reviewed), and all of their recently acquired Team Durango products.  Check out some more pics [...]

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Great Planes now distributing Team Durango

In what is probably good news for most Team Durango fans, Great Planes will now be distributing the full Durango product line. We sort of guessed this would happen after Hobbico purchased Durango, but it’s good news because Durango parts and kits will be available through Tower Hobbies! That will make it MUCH easier to get parts and things [...]

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iHobby 2011 Booth Tour – Great Planes

As part of our coverage on iHobby 2011, we are going to try and bring the show to you, by posting up info on some of exhibitors here. If you can’t make it, you can at least see what you’re missing! This is only like…1/3 of the Great Planes booth! We’re talking a HUGE and awesome booth

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