Great beginner quadcopter (or drone)

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.

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Great beginner Radio Controlled cars

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.

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Get out and fly

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.

 

St. Joseph:

 

St. Joseph Barnstormers.

 

Lawrence:

 

Jayhawk Model Masters at Clinton Lake State Park.