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Hot Racing

Hot Racing Aluminum Upgrades Now Available from Hobbico

There are a lot of different aluminum upgrade companies out there, but one of the best is Hot Racing. About a week ago they signed on with Champaign Illinois based powerhouse Hobbico. What this means to consumers is that Hot Racing products will now be available at local hobbys shop via Great Plane Model Distribution, or if you don’t have [...]

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Great Planes Booth HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico/Great Planes at the '14 HobbyTown USA Conventio…

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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Kyosho Great Planes Hobbico

Kyosho + Hobbico Again?

Will we be seeing Kyosho being sold again at Great Planes & Tower Hobbies this summer?

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RealFlight Mobile

Grab your Smartphone or Tablet, Time for RealFlight Mob…

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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Raging Rotors: Blade Runner, Part 2: It's All About Bal…

In this week’s conclusion to ‘Blade Runner’ we discuss an important aspect of multirotor and airplane flight, propeller balancing. Granted an unbalanced propeller doesn’t keep something from flying, but it can cause propeller based failures as well as increased noise due to the blade imperfections. There are two parts to propeller balancing: Horizontal and Vertical Balancing. To start, one needs a [...]

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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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real_flight

Product Spotlight – RealFlight – RC Flight Simulator

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 52″

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 Plan…

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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Cubby iHobby Truck Give away

THE Cub Report, 02.04.2013, Version- Groove'n With DJ J…

The AMA Supercross series is 4 races deep and Davi Millsaps is still sporting the red plate, who would have guessed that before the season began? Dungey visited the LCQ again Saturday night but went on to win the main, Speedy Reedy has become a first lap human torpedo, RV2 is the fastest guy on the track but 4th in [...]

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