RC Airplanes

Helpful information about electric RC airplanes. Our Remote controlled airplanes are electric rather than nitro/gas which makes them quiet and safe.


NEW Hitec HawkEye Hand Launch Glider – Great Plane, Great Price!

We have just received stock of the Hitec HawkEye Hand Launch Glider. Be the first to grab this Light Weight EPO Foam Glider for only $16.95!

Hitec HawkEye Glider


Built of lightweight and durable EPO foam, the Hitec HawkEye Hand Launch Glider is easy to assemble and a breeze to fly. With only three main parts to assemble (body frame, main wing, and tail wing), you will be ready to fly in just minutes. Insert the wings snugly into the pre-cut slotted areas, take ahold of the underside of the frame, and launch it into the air!

Extremely simple to assemble and an absolute blast to throw around! Available in a hot red and bright white color scheme, the Hitec HawkEye Hand Launch Glider maintains keen sight over all it surveys. When the price point is this low and the quality is this good, you just can’t go wrong.

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Adding RC to the Multiplex Fox Glider – How To Articles and Parts Lists

Several people have made how-to guides about adding radio control to the Multiplex Fox free flight glider. Since the glider doesn’t come with any radio parts or electronics, it can provide a very cheap and durable airframe for conversion to either a pure or motor powered glider. Some have reported success with adding bigger and faster brushless motors to their Multiplex Fox kits, turning the glider into a mini pylon racer. Here are a few of the different setups reported to be successful, and the parts needed to build them.

Pure Glider Setup

This setup leaves much of the Fox airframe unchanged, and adds aileron, elevator and rudder servos to give you a four channel glider. These gliders can be hand launched off of a hill, bungee launched, or even towed by a powered RC airplane (like the Multiplex Minimag.) The construction of one of these gliders is detailed here. The parts used are:

  • Four sub micro servos (BA-36G or similar)
  • One small 3.7 volt LiPo battery to power the radio (TP125-1SPL25UM or similar)
  • Four channel micro RC receiver

The aileron servos can be omitted to reduce weight and complexity, leaving a two channel glider which is controlled with only the elevator and rudder.

Powered Glider Setup

This setup is similar to that of the pure glider, except that the nose of the airplane is cut to make room for a small brushless motor and a larger LiPo battery. Once successful version can be found here. The parts needed are:

  • Four sub micro servos (BA-36G or similar)
  • One 2 cell LiPo battery to power the motor and radio (TP325-2SPP65J or similar)
  • Small brushless motor (HA-A10-12S or similar)
  • Propeller (APC-06-040-E or similar)
  • 5 to 10 amp speed controller (CC-TB9 or similar)
  • Four channel micro RC receiver

You can check out the Multiplex Fox on our website.

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Thunder Power Batteries For The Multiplex Funjet – Common and High Performance Setups + HowTo

Do you have a need for speed? The Multiplex Funjet is the ultimate electric speed demon, even flown stock without any modifications. Flying at speeds in excess of 100 MPH requires high discharge batteries, and we’ve tested several new Generation 6 Thunder Power Lipo battery packs in the Funjet to determine the best setups for economical flying, mid range speed runs, or all out blazing fast power. Here’s a list of several tried and true setups that you can use with your Multiplex Funjet kit or receiver ready model.

Stock Motor, ESC and a G6 Pro Power 3s 2250 mAh Lipo

The stock 2700 Kv brushless motor and 37 Amp ESC in the Multiplex Funjet (Receiver Ready version) can push it to speeds of over 100 miles per hour with no modifications using a suitably high discharge lipo battery. We recommend a Thunder Power G6 Pro Power 65C 3s 2250 mAh lipo battery for this setup, not only because of the high power provided, but because this battery will fit neatly in the Funjet’s equipment bay. This battery has the capacity to provide flight times up to 10 minutes and has no problem providing the current that the stock setup requires. After soldering on some Deans connectors and plugging in the receiver of your choice, you will be ready to go flying.

Items Required to Complete this Setup (Including Receiver Ready Funjet):

  • TP2250-3SPP65 Lipo Battery
  • 3 channel (minimum) receiver + transmitter capable of elevon mixing
  • Deans Ultra connector pair (for connecting battery to ESC)

Stock Motor, ESC and a Discount G4 Pro Power 30C 2 or 3 cell 2250 Lipo


While supplies last we are selling the last of the Generation 4 batteries by Thunder Power RC. For a relatively minimal decrease in performance, you can use a TP-2250-2SP30 (2 cell setup) or TP-2250-3SP30 (3 cell setup) with the stock equipment that the Multiplex Funjet RR comes with.

Items Required to Complete this Setup (Including Receiver Ready Funjet):

  • TP-2250-2SP30 or TP-2250-3SP30 Lipo Battery
  • 3 channel (minimum) receiver + transmitter capable of elevon mixing
  • Deans Ultra connector pair (for connecting battery to ESC)

Upgraded ESC and 4 Cell 2250 Lipo Battery

This setup will provide you with a very, very fast RC airplane. Use the stock motor and propeller, but upgrade to a 4 cell battery and ESC.

Items Required to Complete This Setup (Including Receiver Ready Funjet):

  • TP2250-4SPP65 Lipo Battery
  • CC-PH60 60 amp brushless ESC
  • 3 channel (minimum) receiver + transmitter capable of elevon mixing
  • Deans Ultra connector pair (for connecting battery to ESC)

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The 9Eagle Cessna Crash Kit – Why it’s Useful, How to Use it and How it can Save You Money

If you ever crash your 9Eagle Cessna RC plane, it’s a great idea to have some spare parts on hand. Crash kits are bundles of factory parts for RC aircraft that are sold at a discount. With the 9Eagle Crash kit you can restore your 9Eagle Cessna electric RC plane to like new condition. Foam parts and propellers can break easily, so it’s a good idea to get the crash-kit ahead of time so that you have them on hand when you need them. The parts included with this crash-kit are:

A Spare Propeller

The spare propeller is exactly the same as the original. It presses securely onto the motor protector (a small clip on the front of the motor shaft) and is friction fit. Install the new propeller by:

  • Remove the broken propeller by gently pulling back on it near the motor shaft. Be careful not to cut yourself on the broken motor, which may be very sharp. Grab it with a paper towel or rag if you can’t handle it safely.
  • Slide the new propeller onto the motor protector and press until it clicks.

A Spare Wing

The spare wing is identical to the original, and comes with the same fastening system. Install it by sliding the clear plastic tab (referred to as “pins” in the manual) to the front of the airplane and bolting the end to the fuselage with the included screw.

Spare Vertical and Horizontal Stabilizers

The vertical and horizontal stabilizers go on the tail. Part of the vertical stabilizer is a rudder that moves left and right; and part of the vertical stabilizer is the elevator which moves up and down. The procedures for replacing these parts are:

  • Broken Vertical Stabilizer
    1. Take a sharp hobby knife or straight edged razor blade and cut along the root of the vertical stabilizer, about 1/8” into the foam. Don’t cut any deeper than this, or you risk damaging the tail and its internal parts. Be sure to cut completely around the part.
    2. Pull up on the vertical stabilizer, being careful to cleanly separate it from the tail and not cause rips or creases.
    3. Apply foam safe CA glue to the root of the new vertical stabilizer and press it into the track left by the old one. Sight down the front of the airplane and ensure that the new stabilizer is installed straight (not bent to the left or right).
  • Broken Horizontal Stabilizer
    1. Follow the same steps above to remove the vertical stabilizer even if only the horizontal stabilizer is damaged. You will need both a vertical and a horizontal stabilizer to replace the horizontal stabilizer, as removing the horizontal stabilizer requires the removal of the vertical stabilizer.
    2. Score around the damaged horizontal stabilizer with your hobby knife or razor blade and remove it. Clean out the slot and the depression in the tail where the new horizontal stabilizer will be seated.
    3. Apply foam safe CA glue to the slot and depression where the new stabilizer will sit and press it into place. Sight down the length of the airplane and ensure that the new horizontal stabilizer is straight. Most CA glues will give you a few seconds to make final adjustments before they begin to cure.
    4. Follow step 3 in the last procedure to replace the vertical stabilizer.

Spare Battery

If the original battery becomes damaged in a crash (very, very unlikely), you should place it on a non-flammable surface and observe it for a few hours. If no visible signs of swelling or deformation occur then it should be safe to use again. If you notice any swelling or puffing then you should immediately place the damaged battery in a bucket of salt water and leave it there for several days. After this time, dispose of the old battery in the household trash (it is now safe to do so, and contains no toxic chemicals). Use the new battery exactly as you used the old one.
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Phone: 1-800-979-9794 / 306-955-9907
Email: info@rctoys.com
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Introducing the New 9Eagle Sky Eagle Cessna Electric RTF RC Plane

Have you ever wanted to fly an RC airplane, but couldn’t because of the huge cost, complicated equipment, and steep learning curve? The Brand new 9Eagle Sky Eagle Cessna Electric RC Plane is just what you need. Everything you need to get flying comes in the box, so you can get into the air right away at an affordable price.

The new 9Eagle Sky Eagle electric RC plane is available at an extremely low price, but this doesn’t reflect any of the hardware included. The 9Eagle Sky Eagle comes with a state of the art 2.4 Ghz radio system with full 3 channel control. The plane has a 2.4 Ghz receiver built into the fuselage with 2 proportional servos which follow every movement of the controls exactly. The 9Eagle Sky Eagle electric RC plane also comes standard with a high performance lithium polymer battery, so you can fly for up to 13 minutes on one battery charge. The 9Eagle Sky Eagle also features a built in LVC (low voltage cutoff) feature that protects the lipo battery from over discharge.

The 9Eagle Sky Eagle ships ready to fly; just follow the included instructions and you’ll be doing loops around the park or gym in no time. Are you new to RC planes? The 9Eagle Sky Eagle RTF RC plane was designed to be very beginner friendly. The Sky Eagle is so light and durable that most crashes result in no damage. If you hit the ground (or a wall) and break a foam part, they can be glued back together using ordinary CA glue or epoxy. We also carry a full selection of low cost replacement parts on our website including:

We also have all of the less frequently needed replacement parts, including batteries, motors, and the screws and pushrods.

If you’ve been waiting to get into RC, the 9Eagle Sky Eagle is the perfect first plane. It’s got very forgiving flight characteristics, and can be flown both indoors and outdoors. You can get the new 9Eagle Sky Eagle electric RC airplane on our website, and replacement parts are also available.
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Phone: 1-800-979-9794 / 306-955-9907
Email: info@rctoys.com
Web: www.rctoys.com

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New Low Price on Southern SX3 3D Indoor / Outdoor Electric RC Model Airplane

We’ve reduced the price on the Southern SX3 3D Indoor Electric RC plane by $30.00 for the pre built aircraft only version, and $50.00 for the kit version. If you want the ultimate 3D foamie RC airplane, this is the perfect time to get one at an unbelievably low price.

The Southern SX3 3D RC airplane is extremely maneuverable and can do almost any move you tell it to. The SX3 has been specifically designed to give outstanding flight performance; it’s stable in forward flight and won’t readily fall into steep alpha flight like most flat foam RC airplanes. Extreme rudder and fuselage area make the SX3 handle exceptionally well in knife edge flight, and over-sized ailerons and elevators allow you to maneuver quickly and cleanly.

The kit version includes a pre-built SX3 foamie and all the following high quality hardware:

  • Three installed 6 gram Servos (linkages complete)
  • Hacker A20-34S brushless electric motor
  • 2 Thunder Power Pro Lite 2s730 Lipo Batteries
  • Castle Creations Phoenix 10 ESC
  • Berg 4L receiver

Check out the following cool video showing some of the SX3’s amazing flight abilities:

Want the ultimate 3D foamie aircraft for your RC fleet? You can get both the kit version (which includes the aircraft and additional hardware) and the ARF version on our website.

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The New Multiplex Easystar Kit – More flexibility at a Much Lower Cost

Everyone loves the RTF Multiplex Easystar electric RC glider; its great performance and affordability make it a favorite park flyer for both new and experienced modelers alike.

Multiplex has recently released a brand new kit version, that allows you to choose exactly which power system, battery type, and modifications you want during construction.

The new Multiplex Easystar Kit includes all the usual Easystar parts:

  • High quality Elapor™ molded wings, fuselage, and tail section
  • Custom propeller
  • Removable canopy with a secure attachment clip
  • Pre-cut bays for servos, batteries, and other components
  • Pre-cut decorative decal set
  • Thorough and easy to understand assembly instructions

A speed 400 type motor is included for those that choose to use it, but the main point of choosing the Easystar kit is to use a brushless motor and lipo battery. Brushless motors and lithium polymer batteries give you improved flight performance, much longer flight times, and reduce weight. You can also easily include ailerons, landing gear, and other custom parts.

If you want to build your Easystar with brushless hardware and a lithium polymer battery, we recommend the following parts:

The Multiplex Easystar Kit is perfect for first time modelers. It’s extremely forgiving flight characteristics and fast build time mean that you can get in the air in only a few hours. All the foam parts are pre colored, so you don’t have to worry about painting or other complicated and delicate finishing techniques. The Easystar also uses genuine Elapor™ foam that can “heal” broken parts from crashes with the application of heat. An electric power system allows anyone to fly safely in large parks, and the Easystar’s light weight reduces the danger of crashes.

If you’re a more experienced RC pilot, you will appreciate the flexibility that the Easystar Kit allows during construction. With this kit, you aren’t locked in to one proprietary radio system. You can easily choose what radio you want to use, and even use the Easystar with your existing transmitter. Because the Easystar Kit was designed to accept modern brushless and Lipo equipment, it can be used with all your existing chargers, power supplies and batteries.

If you want to modify your aircraft even further you can add our Eagletree flight logging systems, which fit perfectly in the Easystar’s oversized electronics bay. You can even add a wireless video camera and transform your Easystar into the ultimate FPV (first person view) aerial UAV wireless video system.

Learn more about the new Multiplex Easystar electric RC glider kit on our website. We also have an article outlining how to successfully convert your Easystar to a brushless motor and lipo battery power system.

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