We have added the popular Bandai Gundam model kits to our excellent selection of plastic models. They have been a real hit, and we will be bringing in more!
The Dromida Vista is an excellent beginner quadcopter (or drone) priced at $79.99, with everything included that is needed to fly. It features 4 flight modes that can be set depending on the pilot’s skill level, and is capable of flips at the touch of a button. With a diagonal size of 9.8″ and a weight of 4.3oz, it has enough size, weight, and power to go outdoors in light winds. We carry replacement parts and extra batteries in stock for it. An FPV camera will be available as an upgrade early next year.
Our favorite beginner R/C cars are made by Traxxas. The Bandit ($179.99), Rustler ($189.99), Stampede ($199.99), and Slash ($229.99-$249.99) all come ready-to-run with 2.4GHz transmitter, 8.4V battery, and quick charger included. They feature water-resistant electronics, great parts support, and 30+mph speeds out of the box. The included charger only plugs into an automobile’s 12V accessory outlet, so a wall adapter is available for the charger for $26.99. For even more performance, we carry the brushless versions of these vehicles as well.
These paints include Ultimate Mirror Chrome, Color-Change paints, Fluorescent and Candy Colors, as well as regular solid colors. They are available in spray cans or in bottles for airbrushing.
Today we received a shipment of FMS 1400mm Plug and Play Foam Warbirds, including a P-51D Mustang in Big Beautiful Doll markings, a P-51B Mustang in Shangri-La markings, a T-28 Trojan, an A6M Zero, and a B-25 Mitchell. These beautifully finished airplanes include electric retractable landing gear.
It’s spring and I’m eager to go flying again. If you are new to the hobby or new to the area and looking for a place to fly, here are some of the largest and most active clubs in the Kansas City area:
Shawnee Mission Radio Control Club at Shawnee Mission Park.
R/C Barnstormers at Hillsdale Lake State Park.
R/C Sport Flyers at Longview Lake Park.
Kansas City Radio Control Association (KC/RC) at Fleming Park (Lake Jacomo).
KC Heli at Longview Lake Park.
In the Northland:
Northern Knights at Hodge Park.
Sunchasers Model Airplane Club.
Smithville Dam Busters at Smithville Lake.
Jayhawk Model Masters at Clinton Lake State Park.
Catch Brian and Greg on KCTV5 at 6:15 tomorrow morning, Feb. 7. You may also see the 1SQ Quad Copter, the Blade mCX2, the DJI F450 Flame Wheel, the Blade 500, Raptor 30, the Hobby Zone Super Cub, the Carbon Z Yak 54, the Alpha 40 Trainer, the Mini Vapor and Brian’s pride, the 1/3 scale Pitts Special.