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.