RC Afterhours

067 RCAH 2019 Year In Review

December 30, 2019

 

Thanks to everyone who filled out the poll and made 2019 a success.

Enjoy the show!

 

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Guests Chris & Mike

Youtube Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wok14DdigyI

 

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Topics:

  • Intro Guest
  • Results
  • Hot Seat Questions 
  • Q&A (live)
  • Flying?
  • Predictions for 2020

 

Results:

 

Best Foam Plane

Freewing AL37 Airliner Twin 70mm EDF Jet - PNP 43.6%

https://www.motionrc.com/collections/jets-and-ducted-fan/products/freewing-al37-airliner-twin-70mm-edf-jet-pnp

 

Best Balsa Plane

Hangar 9 CubCrafters XCub 60cc ARF, 116" 43.6%

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/storefronts/giant-scale/hangar-9-brand/cubcrafters-xcub-60cc-arf-han5260

 

Best Twin Prop Plane

E-flite Twin Otter 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE, includes Floats 33.3%

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/airplanes/e-flite-brand/airplane-new-releases/twin-otter-12m-bnf-basic-with-as3x--safe---floats-p-efl30050

Best EDF Jet

E-flite F-4 Phantom II 80mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X & SAFE Select 25.6%

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/storefronts/easy-monthly-payments/e-flite-brand/f-4-phantom-ii-80mm-edf-bnf-basic-with-as3x-safe-select-efl7950

 

Best Warbird

FlightLine F4U-1D Corsair 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP 51.3%

https://www.motionrc.com/collections/warbirds/products/flightline-rc-f4u-1d-corsair-pnp

 

Best Sport Flyer

E-flite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select 42.6%

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/storefronts/bind-n-fly/e-flite-brand/timber-x-bnf-basic-with-safe-select-efl3850

 

Best High Wing

E-flite Turbo Timber 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select, includes Floats 28.2%

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/storefronts/easy-monthly-payments/e-flite-brand/turbo-timber-15m-bnf-basic-with-as3x-and-safe-select-efl15250

 

Best Glider

E-flite Night Radian FT 2.0m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select 79.5%

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/storefronts/easy-monthly-payments/e-flite-brand/night-radian-ft-2m-bnf-basic-with-as3x-and-safe-select-efl3650

 

Best Heli 

Blade 230 S V2 BNF Basic with SAFE Technology 59%

https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/helicopters/easy-monthly-payments/bind-n-fly-helicopters/blade-230-s-v2-bnf-basic-blh1450

 

Best Multirotor 

Mavic Mini 48.7%

https://www.dji.com/ca/mavic-mini?site=brandsite&from=nav

 

Best Other (Optional)

Emax tiny hawk

Fatshark Attitude V5 Goggles

FT (toolkit RC) M8 charger

FT A10 Kit

Best 3D heli, XL Power 700

Spektrum XI12

Hardik's combat board

Park10Toys P707 Cessna 182. Good for beginners.

Defiant wings spec wing!!!!!!!!!!

Horizon's Flight Coach program 

Best Scale, Eflite SU-30

Admiral Carbon 5100 mah 70C 6s Battery

 

Best New Technology (Optional)

DJI HD FPV System

RunCam Hybrid HD Camera

Jumper T16 Radio

Spektrum Smart Batteries

Mikado VControl touch transmitter

HD FPV (DJI Occusync Air and Digital FPV)

Spektrum iX20

Smart Esc

Spektrum SMART

HD fpv

Plug and play on Eflite SU-30

Master series / John Overstreet molding

 

Predictions for 2020

 

The Good: (Trends)

Sub 250g explosion

Mainstream digital HD FPV

WWI planes

Andre is flying Spektrum

 

The Bad:

Battery tech is falling behind

 

The Ugly:

Shipping costs

 

Hot sellers:

Mavic Mini

Big trucks are popular

And EDFs