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Are you a radio control airplane enthusiast? Or maybe you’re just getting started in the world of air RC? In either case, we’ve got you covered with our RC airplane blogs. Our experts cover a variety of topics for expert and beginner RC airplane pilots from product selection and modifications to accessorizing, trimming, servo settings, and so much more! Check out our RC airplane blogs frequently for the latest information.

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34 Articles
Behind the Innovation: Mike Patey’s DRACO Plane
The story behind Mike Patey’s DRACO RC plane. The DRACO airplane is now an amazing RC!
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Newbie’s Guide to Axialfest
Get Ready for the next Axialfest with this event guide. We’ll share tips and tricks to make the most out of Axialfest 2022, 2023, and beyond!
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Salvageable Parts
Which Parts to Salvage from a Wrecked RC Airplane
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The Five Best RC Questions for New Enthusiasts to Ask Themselves
Here are our 5 best tips for those of you new to the RC hobby and wanting to join in on the fun!
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Spektrum™ introduces RC File Share on Google Drive.
Learn how you can download Spektrum firmware updates and model presets from one convenient location.
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Next Level Connectivity
Radio control aircraft radios are a technology built on the backs of the developments of yesterday. Learn about the technology behind the NX series of aircraft radios.
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Horizon Hobby Acquires RealFlight Flight Simulator
The Horizon Hobby team is excited to continue to enhance the RealFlight software with next-generation features.
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E-flite UMX Night Vapor - Horizon Insider All-In-One-Box Feature
Learn more about the E-flite UMX Night Vapor
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How Spektrum G2 Benefits YOU!
For this edition of Horizon Insider, Kyle focuses on HOW the features of Smart G2 benefit you. Additionally, he clarifies several facts and misconceptions surrounding both the latest generation of Spektrum chargers and batteries.
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Manage Setups Between Radios
Kyle Roberts shows you best practices for transferring, importing, and exporting RC model airplane setups between RC radios.
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AR637T Receiver Setup via Forward Programming - Horizon Insider Tech Talk
Kyle Roberts shares programming instruction and setup with the Spektrum AR637T Receiver.
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FAA Remote Identification - What You Need to Know
FAA Remote Identification – What You Need to Know
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HobbyZone Mini AeroScout - Horizon Insider All In One Box
Kyle Roberts shows us how the HobbyZone Mini AeroScout has everything needed to get you airborne out-of-the-box.
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How to: Fly a Commercial Airline with LiPo Batteries
Understanding best practices for safely transporting LiPo batteries on commercial airlines.
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ARF Build Tips: Servo Installation Tips (Aileron/Flap)
Kyle Roberts walks us through making perfect ARF aileron and flap servo door installs.
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Top 5 RC Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season
Kyle Roberts shares his 2020 holiday gift guide of all thing RC.
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Wattage vs Amperage
Learn about wattage and amperage and RC battery charging basics.
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AS3X - The Foundation of Stability
Learn how AS3X technology enhances the flight stability of all model types
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E-flite F-15 Repair How-To
Don't Pitch It, Fix It! Kyle walks you through the repair process he took to get an E-flite F-15 64mm EDF Jet back in the air after a botched landing.
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Smart Technology ESCs
Firma surface and Avian air electronic speed controls join the Spektrum Smart system
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Safe Technology Introduction
Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope technology - a revolutionary electronic flight envelope protection system
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Sailplane Basics
Are you interested in free-flight? Learn the basics of RC sailplanes.
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Accessories for Completing your ARF model airplane
Providing you with a list of accessories needed to complete most ARF RC airplanes
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Trimming for Radio Control Scale Aerobatics
Expert tips from RC scale aerobatics expert, Peter Goldsmith
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E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF Fighter Jet
The E-flite F-18 Hornet RC Fighter Jet features an all-new design with the size, scale details, functional features, and performance to deliver an unmatched flying experience.
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Introduction to Electric Power Systems for RC Aircraft
Get to know all the electric power options for your RC aircraft.
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E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m PNP & BNF Basic Crop Duster
Buying Guide: E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m PNP & BNF Basic RC Crop Duster
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E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.5m Extra Scale Warbird
Buying Guide: E-flite P-51D Mustang 1.5m Extra Scale RC Warbird
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Introduction to RC Model Planes
Are you new to the world of RC model airplanes? Get the information you need to get started here.
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Important Design Characteristics for Selecting Your First RC Plane
Understanding differences in aircraft characteristics is important when choosing your first RC airplane.
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Best Beginner Planes for 2019!
Best Beginner Planes for 2019! A buying guide.
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E-flite® Twin Otter 1.2m PNP & BNF Basic Airplane (includes floats)
An E-Flite RC Twin Otter 1.2m PNP & BNF Basic Buying Guide
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Best Beginner RC Planes for 2020!
Kyle Roberts rolls out his picks for best beginner RC planes for 2020.
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Field Equipment for Glow Engine Powered Model Airplanes
Make sure you have the right equipment before heading to the flying field with your glow engine RC airplane.
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