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Our USA warehouse is now open! Low cost shipping and an ever growing variety make ordering from the US warehouse even better value!
HobbyKing 2014 Australian Tour
29th of October 2014

Mark these dates in your diaries, HobbyKing are coming back to Australia!
Last year some people were a bit annoyed that we only went to Sydney, so this year, we're also bringing the shows to Melbourne and Brisbane!

Open to anyone with an air or surface R/C model*, these events have proven to be a great day out had by all, with lots of flying, giveaways, competitions and lots of other fun stuff. With the help of 3 great clubs, these days will show off how great this hobby really is!

Due to popular demand, we will also have a selection of our products for sale on the day. Save on shipping, pay in cash so your wife doesn't see it on the bank statement ;)

Event Details

Melbourne
Location: Greensborough Model Aircraft Club
Date: 23rd of November 10am - 4pm
Click for club website

Sydney
Location: Penrith Electic Model Aero Club
Date: 29th & 30th of November 10am - 4pm
Click for club website

Brisbane
Location: Tingalpa Model Aero Club
Date: 6th of December 10am - 4pm
Click for club website

We look forward to seeing you there!

* Some model restrictions may apply. Please read club websites for full details.


HobbyKing History Timeline
28th August 2014

USA East Warehouse Now Open!
21th August 2014

We’re proud to announce the opening of our second USA warehouse!

Based in Arkansas, the HobbyKing USA East warehouse will be able to ship orders faster and cheaper than ever before. The warehouse is OPEN NOW with over 1,000 products.Be sure to check back regularly as the product offering will be expanding quickly with new containers arriving every week.

(* Please note that our Arkansas warehouse can provide delivery service to USA address ONLY.Customers from other areas can still order from our International and original USA(now USA West) warehouses.)

Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to providing you with the best hobby products at the best prices and pledge to keep exploring new ways to serve you better than ever before!


New NZ shipping Started!
18th August 2014

Attention Kiwi Customers

All New Zealand customers can now purchase their favorite HobbyKing products directly from the Australian warehouse. The Australasian warehouse can now provide you with fast service and excellent prices for planes, cars, boats, batteries and accessories. HobbyKing are very proud to offer this service to New Zealand. Unfortunately we cannot offer this same service to Old Zealand yet but we're trying!


The HobbyKing Festival Of Flight is coming to the UK!

We are pleased to announce the HobbyKing Festival of Flight!

Building on the success of last year’s HobbyKing Elmsett fly-in and spurred on by the continued growth of our UK warehouse we invite all RC enthusiasts to our Suffolk HQ on Saturday 6th of September.

Over 300 people attended last year’s event on a typical summer’s day. We received lots of positive feedback and plan to evolve the annual event to encompass a wider range of activities.
Attendees can look forward to the usual flying spots, giveaways, competitions and an air display by our very own full size sponsored YAK 52 and many more surprises!

Anyone participating in any of the events on the day will be awarded with free food and drink as well as a chance to win prizes.

New for 2014 – Off-road RC car track
Jumps, chicanes and blistering straights all designed to test drivers and their cars

Situated in the heart of Suffolk on our very own 1000m grass runway, attendees can look forward to all of the above as well as ample space to enjoy their hobby and meet the UK based team (and some familiar faces from the videos).

We look forward to seeing you there!

P.S the pickup service will be available throughout the day.

UK Warehouse Address
Elmsett Airfield
Ipswich, Suffolk
IP7 6LN


Proud Supporters Of FPVTA
4th August 2014


HobbyKing are proud to be a supporter of the FPVTA.

This is a non-profit organisation with the mission to ‘Promote and Protect the Joy of FPV’. Formed as a trade group, it aims to protect the business interests of FPV manufacturers and suppliers, but with the ultimate goal of allowing our customers, and all FPV users alike to continue to enjoy this exciting area of the hobby.

Please feel free to visit their website, and follow the organisation on Facebook for latest updates on the current challenges being faced by the changes to FAA regulations in the US.

Links:
http://fpvta.org
https://www.facebook.com/fpvta


Important changes to model aircraft laws in the USA
14th July 2014

The world of FPV is an exciting area of the hobby. With technical innovations and more affordable equipment, it is one of the fastest growing areas of the hobby that thousands of modellers worldwide love.

However, FPV as we know it is in jeopardy.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in the USA have announced that they are modifying the way that they interpret legislation relating to model aircraft flying. This announcement has many implications, but the two points of note that many of our customers will object to is that:
1) Flying a model FPV using goggles will become illegal
2) The FAA are able to further regulate all forms of model aircraft flying.

As the hobby has come into the mainstream over the last few years, the FAA have come under pressure from community groups and the media to address safety concerns. This is their solution.

These changes however are simply a knee-jerk reaction that is flawed and doesn’t address the issue of safety. The AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) have been setting rules and regulations regarding to safety of model aviation for decades and have been doing it extremely well for all parties involved. Members are required to follow these safety rules as a part of membership. Non-members who were not following rules will continue to do so, largely unpoliced, and those who were doing the right thing will no-longer be able to fly FPV legally.

What can you do to stop this?
The easiest (but still effective) method to make your voice heard is to submit a comment to the FAA through regulations.gov showing your opposition to this change and let them know why you think these changes are flawed.

If you are in the US, we would also suggest you show support to the AMA, by becoming a member if you have not already signed up. They are on the side of the hobbyist as well as being large advocates for safety. This is the group you want representing your interests.

Not a US citizen so you think this doesn’t affect you?
Think again. There is a chance these changes could become a model that other nations will adopt.

Not an FPV flyer so you don’t really mind?
You should. This change sets a precedent that could very quickly expand to other areas of the hobby.

Please get your thoughts heard now, this stuff matters.

Links:
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0396
http://www.modelaircraft.org/


15th June 2014

Today is Father's Day in many countries, so we asked the guys to share some memories about their Dad and R/C.
If you're a Father or a Son, be sure to spend today creating more memories with those you love.


Social media giveaways. Win FREE stuff!
20th February 2014

Like HobbyKing and want to win FREE products? At the moment we're runnuing almost daily giveaways for our followers on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. All you need to do to be in the running is subscribe, share or like one of our posts!

You've gotta be in it to win it, so follow us now!

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Merry Christmas From HobbyKing
24th December 2013

To our valued customers,

Although challenging at times, HobbyKing have achieved many things during the year. We’ve released many new products we are extremely proud of, our regional warehouses are better stocked than ever and our customer satisfaction ratings are at an all time high.

Over the coming year you can expect some significant improvements in many parts of the company. We are investing heavily in improving our supply chain and customer service to be able to offer not just the best prices, but also the best shopping experience in the industry.

We want to thank each and every one of you for your support and hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best regards,
The HobbyKing Team


Lipo Shipping Update
2nd December 2013

The last couple of months haven’t been smooth sailing at HobbyKing, but we are proud to say we are back to business as usual!

The sudden changes in customs policy from Hong Kong customs meant that thousands of parcels containing lithium polymer batteries were returned to our warehouse and this caused delays to nearly all of our business functions. Thankfully that is behind us now, and HobbyKing is back at full swing and are even stronger than ever! We have built new and stronger relationships with shipping partners which have allowed us to offer a full range of shipping options to our customers, all at extremely competitive prices.

We are proud to offer our customers who would like to purchase lipo batteries from our International warehouse the following shipping options:

Registered Airmail & Air Parcel
Using the standard postal service, these are the lowest priced shipping options. Delivery time can sometimes be a little slow, but this is the shipping option of choice for the people that would rather spend their hobby fund on products rather than shipping.

EMS
Express Mail Service is quicker than regular mail services, but it is also a little more expensive. Good for when you need your spares by the weekend.

FedEx Priority
The highest priced of the shipping options, but it sure is QUICK!

Everybody at HobbyKing would once again like to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout ‘lipogate’ and we hope that you will continue to give us the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,
Anthony Hand
President
HobbyKing


Join us at the Aussie BBQ
4th November 2013

The HobbyKing team welcomes you to the HobbyKing Aussie BBQ!

Being held at the PEMAC's field in Sydney, we are holding a casual fly-in with free entry & food and plenty of giveaways.
We will also be there showing off some of the new models we have brought to market, as well as offering some sneak peeks to what is coming out soon.
This is a HobbyKing event, but any brand of electric aircraft is welcome. Bring all your models along*!

It promises to be a great day of flying, and we would love to see you there!

Date: Sunday the 24th of November
Time: 10am to 4pm
Address: Hart Field, Russell Street, Penrith, NSW

Please note:
Due to regulations, this event is open to AMAS, MAAA or MSAA members only.

*Please click here to see PEMAC's rules and policies for flying on the day.


URGENT UPDATE regarding shipping delays
9th October 2013

To our valued customers,

Our International Warehouse based in Hong Kong has been affected by changes in Hong Kong Customs policy. The new Customs Department policy is to inspect ALL parcels leaving Hong Kong (not just HobbyKing) and is refusing to accept shipments containing these items. This has caused two major issues that I wish to address:

Issue One
In most cases, all orders containing lithium-based batteries that were placed between the 23rd of September and 2nd of October have been refused by customs and are being returned to our shipping dock in Hong Kong. Some orders not containing these items could also have been affected. This has also caused further delays to orders containing these items due to the backlog.
To remedy this, we at HobbyKing are upgrading all returned shipped items to a premium courier provider that will deliver your parcels to you shortly.

Issue Two
Due to the above issue, our Customer Service channel has been overwhelmed. This means that unfortunately all customers will have difficulty contacting Customer Service and for this we sincerely apologise.
If you are trying to contact customer service, please know that we WILL get back to you as soon as possible. To improve efficiency and improve response time, we request that you create just ONE support ticket. Your help on this matter is greatly appreciated.

To ensure that this does not happen again, we are:

- Integrating Fedex as a shipping option from Hong Kong worldwide, as well as SCS Express for many European countries. These companies have their own in-house Customs officers which will streamline the process and ensure faster dispatch and delivery
- Establishing another Customer Service Centre in the United States which will be staffed by modelers and will be able to answer all technical product enquiries. This is in addition to our two other Customer Service Centers.
- Opening more and expanding our existing regional warehouses so that more customers can enjoy lower shipping costs and receive their orders quickly.
- Negotiating with different shipping companies to expand our range of shipping options.

As you can see, we are urgently taking steps to fix this issue. We have all hands on deck packing orders and answering emails (from Senior VPs to secretaries to janitors) to ensure that this backlog is met. We expect to be up-to-date within the next couple of weeks.

Please know that we strive to provide you with the best possible service. We regret any inconvenience or frustration that you’ve experienced.

Your patronage is important to us, and we hope that you’ll continue to give us opportunities to serve you.

Sincerely,
Anthony Hand
President
HobbyKing


Think you have a fast R/C car? Prove it!
12th September 2013

Following up on the Beerlift, we're back with our biggest competition ever!
Record the highest speed with an electric powered R/C car using Turnigy lipos and you could win $5000 in cash!

Click here for full details on how to win.


Join us at the Elmsett Fly-In
7th August 2013

The HobbyKing UK team are proud to invite you to the HobbyKing Elmsett Fly-In!

Being held at the stunning Elmsett airfield, this event promises to be a great day of flying and good times.
There will be no entrance fees, and we are putting on a free BBQ and giving away some prizes also.

Date: Saturday the 17th of August
Time: 10am to 4pm
Address: Elmsett Airfield, Suffolk, IP7 6LN

All aircraft welcome!


European Warehouse Changes
29th July 2013

If you live in Europe, you may be wondering where the 'NL Warehouse' went.
In essence, nowhere!
We have consolidated our European warehouses into one situated in the Netherlands. From this new central base, we are able to offer a bigger range of products with cheaper and faster shipping.


Summer Sale in the UK!
28th June 2013

Attention all UK & Irish customers!
In celebration of *ahem* Summer, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on many great models from our UK warehouse!
Stock is limited, so you will need to act quick or run the risk of missing out.

Click here to take advantage of these great offers!


HobbyKing are on the road!
21st May 2013

The HobbyKing team are on a roadtrip across the USA for the next two weeks!
Starting from Joe Nall in South Carolina, they are travelling all the way to RCX in California.

Click here to follow their progress with daily updates and videos.


19th May 2013

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Please watch as the guys wrap up their week at Joe Nall with a walk through an impressive hangar.


18th May 2013

It was a day of firsts at Joe Nall today. We could explain further, or you could watch the video to find out!


17th May 2013

Today Stuart are Matt are joined by Elliot, a first timer at Joe Nall. Check out the action!


16th May 2013

A lot of today was spent on the lake chasing a big Cub around, as you do! The guys also saw some young guys who outflew most of the older guys!


15th May 2013

We're over the half-way mark of Joe Nall and it keeps getting better and better! Today the guys caught some heli action and then spent the afternoon flying FPV!


14th May 2013

Today was proclaimed Warbird Day! The guys checked out some beautiful models, and Jose who is a car guy has his first flight.


13th May 2013

Stuart and Matt are back covering Day 3 of Joe Nall. Matt and Stuart check out some 3D action and mess around on some golf carts


12th May 2013

The action continues at Joe Nall. There is some truly impressive models here, check out the daily videos to see some of the action.


11th May 2013

Joe Nall week is underway!
If you can't be there, be sure to follow our coverage as HobbyKing bring you daily updates from this massive RC event.
We will be posting daily videos here, as well as lots of pictures on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.


March Madness Sale. On Now.
1st March 2013

We have kicked off the month of March by drastically cutting prices on many great products!
To see the amazing specials (up to 50% off), click here to check out our Flash Sale Page.


Chinese New Year Holiday Announcement
24th January 2013

Due to the Chinese New Year holidays, please see our revised trading hours over the period:

Hong Kong warehouse - Closed from the 11th of February to the 13th of February
China warehouse (JIT Items) - Closed from the 6th of February to the 16th of February

Support Center - Business as usual (Running 24/7)
Live Chat - Business as usual (Running 24/7)

USA warehouse - Business as usual
AUS warehouse - Business as usual
UK warehouse - Business as usual
DE warehouse - Business as usual
NL warehouse - Business as usual
BR warehouse - Business as usual

We appreciate your patience with any delays experienced around these dates. We've been working very hard leading up to this event to ensure impact is minimal.


Good News For Customers In Croatia, Latvia & Lithuania
14th January 2013

For those of you living in either Croatia, Latvia or Lithuania, you are now able to order from our Netherlands warehouse!
You can now take advantage of the shorter shipping times, and we think you will be quite impressed with the low cost of shipping


Season's Greetings From HobbyKing
23rd December 2012

3D Masters. We Got This.
24th October 2012

HobbyKing are proud to announce that we are now official stockists of KDS helis. These pro-spec helis compliment our stable of hardcore heli products which include A-Spec batteries, SK3 motors, RJX blades and Turnigy Power Systems. From now on, if you're into 3D... HobbyKing has got you covered. Check out our range of KDS helis here.


Facebook Giveaway Nearly Over!
25th September 2012

There are only 5 more days to get in on our Facebook giveaways. We've been announcing a winner on Facebook everyday this month. All they had to do to be in the running was be a new liker of our page or helped share one of our posts.
If it sounds pretty simple, that's because it is!
To be in the running, like our Facebook page HERE



Oklahoma Dust Bowl Fly In For MS Research

The Oklahoma Dustbowl Fly In For MS Research is over for another year, with a great result!

With perfect weather for flying, the event ran smoothly and most importantly raised a lot of money to help make multiple sclerosis a thing of the past!

Hobbyking are honoured to be supporting this great event in aide of this important cause.
If you were unable to attend this event but still want to make a difference, we encourage you to visit the Dust Bowl Fly In site to find out how you can help.




We are proudly sponsoring the 2012 USA Oklahoma Dust Bowl Flyin
in support for MS Research.

Come and join us in the search for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis!

Below you will find a pdf of the newest flier for this year. Please feel free to print it and post it or hand it out! Help spread the word!

Landing fee is $10.00 and may be paid with check or Postal Money order. And of course cash at the fly in is fine as always.

When you check in be sure to present your radios and airplanes at check in. All 72Mhz radios will remain in the impound until you are ready to fly or need to adjust.

2.4 GHZ radios do not need to be impounded. But we need to know about them!

Airplanes will be inspected to be sure they are safe to fly. And besides we like to look at them too!

Be sure to sign the liability release form when you check in. This would be a great time to buy your raffle tickets,T shirts etc!

Below you will see a pdf file of the first flier for this years fly in. Please feel free to print it out and post or hand it out. Lets get the word out!

1. Information Pdf
2. Website Address
3. Map to get you there