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Horizon Hobby Micros!

May 01, 2012 2 Comments

Horizon Hobby had their entire lineup of micro aircraft on display, including many that are now equipped with the new AS3X flight stabilization system. In the middle of the table, note the newer Spitfire on display — great to see micro warbirds that are easier to fly! The Icon seaplane is at top.

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Align T-Rex Helis

May 01, 2012 No Comments

Align showed off their high-performance machines, which not only look great with blue anodized parts and great-looking painted canopies, but they also can perform amazing aerobatic stunts. Align has everything from ready-to-fly micro models to 700 and bigger kits and even a 450 ready-to-fly machine!

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RealFlight 6

May 01, 2012 No Comments

The Great Planes booth was a popular spot, with two RealFlight 6 flight simulator stations set up for pilots and newcomers to try their hand at flying an aerobat, float plane or jet! With more than 65 airplane and 15 helicopter to choose from, countless flying areas, personal flight training and more, RealFlight is a [...]

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Global’s FPV Planes – star of the show!

May 01, 2012 No Comments

Global’s Tim Johnson was on hand to show how the Spy Hawk works. This airplane comes ready to fly out of the box and is equipped with a 5 megapixel video camera and a 2.4GHz transmitter that shows you exactly what the plane is seeing. Now you can be a drone pilot, too!

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Outdoor boat racing circuit

May 01, 2012 No Comments

They may not have wings, but these boats were FLYIN’ around the outdoor boat pond circuit. Horizon and Traxxas drivers were making their small boats create monster roostertails, which the crowd loved. Some even gave spectators a mini shower! Weather at RCX was in the 70s and perfect for boat watching outside while having a picnic [...]

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Plane of the Year

May 01, 2012 5 Comments

Our plane of the year is a 3D electric performer with a revolutionary single-axis, vectored-thrust propeller system that gives it amazing agility. In addition, it also has a unique structure of durable foam molded around carbon-fiber and plywood structures, so it’s light, strong and impact-resistant—and as all RC pilots know, that’s especially important! See our [...]

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Editors’ Choice: Radio of the Year – Video Interview!

May 01, 2012 12 Comments

Our radio of the year is a product that has a top spot on every modeler’s wish list. Incredible programming options, 18 channels, onboard telemetry, a large touch screen monitor, built-in camera and even a sound system are just a sampling of what this radio has to offer. Congratulations to Futaba for their 18MZ.

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10 years of RC excitement!

Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

This year we celebrated a decade of RCX shows, and it’s still going stronger than ever! When we launched the show, we wanted to bring the fun and excitement of RC to a larger audience, and we succeeded. With the first indoor flight areas, indoor dirt tracks and indoor racing at an RC show, we [...]

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