Maskpro is off for a fortnight
COVID hits again. Maskpro canopy is not available in the next two weeks due to the virus - reported on Facebook.
Helifest UK registration is on
Finally: the Helifest is now official. Regsitration is open.
XLPower Specter 700 V2 at IRCHA
The new Specter 700 V2 from XLPower will be presented at IRCHA. This will be its first public presence.
OXY FLASH aka OXY7 to be presented at IRCHA
It seem the new OXY helicopter the FLASH will be introduced at the IRCHA Jamboree this week.
SAB Goblin Raw Nitro being delivered
The SAB Heli Division just announced that they could manage shipping the first batch to the distributors entirely. After the difficulties caused by the pandemic and other circumstances the first Raw Nitros will be posted by the distributors in two weeks.
Global 3D dates confirmed
The Global 3D will take place on 1st-3rd July, 2022 in Venlo - announced by Global 3D
Blades over Buckminster to go ahead
The 3rd BOB will be on 6-8 August at the BMFA National Centre in Buckminster. Further details and registration in this Facebook post.
F3N competition Cuffley MFC, UK
Enrries now open - reported by F3N UK
Dragonfly in North Carolina this weekend
The guys are gathering now. A great weekend expected in East Bend, North Carolina, United States.
Spirit 3.3 update released
The latest version of Spirit, the 3.3.0 is now available.
Bert Kammerer gets 50 years old today.
Bert Kammerer, Mr BK celebrates his 50th birthday today.
Hamish Scott leaves XLPower
Hamish Scott was a known represetative of XLPower in Australia. He just announced his departure from the team.
Full Pitch Fun Fly dates change
The Full Pitch Fun Fly changed the dates due to technical reasons: 31st July - 1st August will be the FPFF weekend.
All pilots competing at Free Style Masters to be donated by AT Models
The Free Style Masters is going ahead this weekend. Therefore AT Models decided to bring the hobby back and the company will donate all competing pilots - announced by AT Models.
The F3CN World Championship is cancelled
The FAI cancelled the F3CN World Championship which was going to be in Romania this year is now cancelled officially - reported by the F3N GBR. The reason is obvious: it cannot be organised safely due to the pandemic. Hopefully Italy will be luckier next year.
No shipping from Soxos Australia next week
The company is out of office next week, therefore all orders will be processed later - reported by the company on Facebook.
COVID restrictions update in England - BMFA
The British Model Flying Association reported earlier that the COVID rules will change on 29th March making the club flying activities possible again - with special measures.
The Global 3D is cancelled this year again
Organisers announced earlier that the Global 3D will not be taken in place this year again. This is due to the current pandemic situation...
F3CN World Championship: Romania - decision about go ahead in April
GBR F3N reported that the decision about the World Championship dates (which is supposed to be 30 July - 6th August) will be announced by 30th April depending on the pandemic measures.
Helifest UK.... still a bit chaotic
Not to blame the organisers, due to the pandemic madness, hard to follow what and when will happen. It is now promised, more details to follow this weekend.
SAB Goblin RAW and Urukay Genesis released
The two latest models from SAB Heli Division is now released officially and ready to dispatch.
No model flying in England
England has entered into a lockdown again. The law declares that people are not allowed to leave their local area to exercise and they can only leave their homes to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure. This means no model flying permitted in England now. Further details at the GOV.UK website.
Germany suspends model and drone registrations
No registration obligations are in place in Germany between 31st December and 30th April as it has been suspended by LBA (German Aviation Authority). Modellers not having valid registration ID must display their contact details (name and full postal address) which fulfill the obligation during this period. More details here...
BMFA - Most recent rules regarding to COVID in the UK
BMFA just published the most recent rules of model flying in the UK regarding to COVID restrictions. Briefly: individual flights are not affected mostly (except Northern Ireland), however club activities are restricted. Please read all the details here...
After a very looooooooooooong break, we are getting back
Indeed, it's been a long time since we last posted anything, but we are getting back to normal. Details soon....
Helifest 2020 is now officially cancelled
The original Helifest, which was planned in May originally was postponed to Autumn. Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic second wave has arrived in the United Kingdom as well as across Europe, therefore the organisers had to cancel both the Weston Park Model Air Show and Helifest in 2020.
Antonio Gomez Rosado resigns at XLPower
Antonio announced that he has resigned at XLPower. Details and reasons are not known....
ROTOR Live 2020 cancelled... in October as well.
ROTOR Live 2020 which was postponed to October is now cancelled. There are too many risk factors and questions to keep the event scheduled.
Northeast Model Helicopter Jamboree is cancelled
HeliElit Hungary - final location just announced
The location as it was promised will be at city of Pécs, Hungary. Details here.
New battery line from ManiaX
The new products are designed for 380-700 class helis.
BOB just announced
Blades Over Buckminster on 21-23 August at the BMFA National Centre
IRCHA 2020 - Kevin St-Cyr cannot attend
Kevin just announced that he will not attend IRCHA this year.
First images from the Blades over Györ
Here are the first images from Győr... Will be more.
Blades Over Györ
Warming up in Hungary - Blades over Györ is about to kick off
Weston Park Model Air Show
The rescheduled dates are 17-18 October, 2020. But it ssems they might change again to a more appropriate, earlier time.
Only Fine Helis don't attend IRCHA
Just announced: Only Fine Helis will not go to the iRCHA which is taken in place between 5th and 9th August. As they reasoned their decision, due to the ongoing pandemic, it is safer not to attend.
Full Pitch Fun Fly 2021
Rob Bingham just announced the dates of the Full Pitch Fun Fly 2021: 8-11 July 2021.
Align T-Rex 650X Dominator listing
The webshops started to receive pre-orders of the RH65E01XT Super Combo and RH65E02XT Kit versions of the new 650X Dominator. Helidirect LLC has both products listed now in the United States. There is no official price n the United Kingdom yet, but Hely-shop.co.uk receives pre-orders for a £100 deposit. The final price is expected around £1100-1200. We found the new Align model in Europe at helistore.fr only so far. The RH65E01XT Super Combo is offered for €1387 and the RH65E02XT Kit is €799.90. This store offers a third version, the RH65E03XT Super Combo for €1287, which contains everything but the BeastX FBL controller.
The new Egodrift Tengu motor for the Kraken 580 arrives
The Egodrift Tengu 4025HT/1190kV for the 6 cell SAB Goblin Kraken 580 is now available.
Align T-Rex 650X Dominator price and pre-order
The Align Corp. just announced the price and the pre-order phase. Super Combo MAP: $1,387.99, Kit MAP: $799.99
Thailand Heli Blowout 2020 announced
THB 2020: 5-6 December, 2020 - details soon
Events this weekend
Egodrift Independence Day Sale
IMPORTANT: KRAKEN 580 RETORFIT!
Possible manufacturing defect at SAB Goblin Kraken 580.
Yes, the new Goblin Kraken 580 Nitro on its way
And when? Answer is in this article.
Freefall RC Podcast #232 - with Paul Andreoli
SAB Goblin Kraken 580 Nitro?
4th of July sales in the United States
Testing Logo 200 - Kyle Dahl
F3N UK Announcement - F3N competition postponed
Julie Kim Fisher from F3N UK:
HELIALARM-X - this weekend
Organisers ask everyone planning to attend the event (including children) to register in advance. Details on the event page.
This "HOT" section just launched
Previously it was reported how the Facebook, our primary newsfeed channel has changed. This is the first measure to replace it. The most important and hottest news pop up here from now on.