Foam Frenzy is Back! Save $$ on Airplanes!

Horizon Hobby's Foam Frenzy coupon campaign is under way, and you can save up to $20 on select foam-constructed airplanes from Horizon! All you need to do is come in and purchase any airplane on the list below, and we'll have the coupon ready! If we don't have the airplane you're looking for in stock, we'll order it in and the price will remain the same! So stop in and start flying today!

Coupons are valid through June 30th, 2017.

Planes Eligible for $10 Off

  • EFLU2850 UMX F-16 BNF Basic
  • EFLU2980 UMX Radian BNF
  • EFLU3080 UMX PT-17 BNF
  • EFLU3150 UMX Whipit DLG BNF Basic
  • EFLU3250 UMX P-47 BL BNF Basic
  • EFLU5250 UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic
  • EFLU5550 UMX B-25 Mitchell BNF Basic
    • EFLU6780 FPV Radian BNF
  • EFLU3350 UMX P-51D Bl BNF Basic
  • EFLU3450 UMX J-3 Cub BNF Basic
  • EFLU3550 UMX Yak 54 3D BNF Basic
  • EFLU3750 UMX A-10 Bl BNF Basic
  • EFLU4380 UMX Habu S DF180m BNF
  • EFLU5050 UMX P3 Revolution BNF Basic
  • EFLU5650 UMX Cessna 182 BNF Basic
  • PKZU1180 Night Vapor BNF

Planes Eligible for $20 Off

  • EFL3180 Apprentice S 15e BNF
  • EFL4450 T-28 Trojan 1.1M BNF
  • EFL4750 Radian 2.0m BNF Basic
  • EFL4950 Valiant 1.3m BNF Basic
  • EFL5250 Timber 1.5m BNF Basic
  • EFL5550 Radian XL 2.6m BNF Basic
  • EFL8650 Spitfire MK XIV 1.2m BNF Basic
  • EFL8850 Sukhoi SU-29MM 1.1m BNF Basic
  • EFL10850 Ultimate² 1.0m BNF Basic
  • PKZ6880 Sport Cub 1.3m BNF Basic
  • EFL5850 ICON A5 1.3m BNF Basic
  • EFL6350 Inverza 280 BNF Basic
  • EFL6950 Brave Night Flyer 1.2m BNF Basic
  • EFL7150 NIGHT Visionaire BNF Basic
  • EFL8250 P-51D Mustang 1.2m BNF Basic
  • EFL8350 T-28 Trojan 1.2m BNF Basic
  • EFL8450 P-47 Razorback 1.2m BNF Basic
  • EFL8550 F4U-4 Corsair 1.2m BNF Basic
  • EFL11150 Opterra 2. Wing BNF Basic

Back in Stock: Traxxas TRX-4, Losi DBXL-E and More!

Summer's officially here, so it's a great time to get into a new R/C vehicle - and we've got a bunch of the new ones back in stock!

Losi DBXL-E 1/5th Scale Electric Buggy

$999.99

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The Losi 1/5th scale Desert Buggy is a rough and tumble R/C beast. It's ready for whatever terrain you have to throw at it! Just add a couple 4S LiPo batteries and compatible charger, and you're off to the races... or backyard... or whatever!

Traxxas TRX-4 Defender

$449.99

Another breakout success story from Traxxas, the TRX-4 has been flying off shelves. We've received another shipment of them, however, so the time is right to start your R/C rock-crawling or trail-running hobby! Just add a 2S-3S LiPo battery and a charger!

ProBoat UL-19 Hydro

$429.99

ProBoat has a reputation for excellence, and the UL-19 isn't any different. This sleek watercraft can reach speed of almost 50MPH - and look good doing it. All that is required is a 2S-3S LiPo battery and compatible charger, and you'll be carving up rooster tails in no time. Take to the lake with ProBoat's UL-19 this summer!

Traxxas Ford GT

$299.99

Traxxas' new Ford GT has finally begun to ship in all colors, and we have some on the shelf now - all you need is a battery and charger to make it run. So if you're looking to pound the pavement and assault the asphalt, come pick up a Traxxas Ford GT and get stunning good looks and speed in one package!

Traxxas' TRX-4 Crawler Is In Stock

The new Traxxas TRX-4 crawler platform has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and we now have them! The TRX-4 features heavy-duty steel frame rails, an adjustable wheelbase, molded floor pans, aluminum scale shocks, heavy-duty steel links, portal axles, remote locking differentials, a high/low speed transmission, and much, much more!

Stop in and check it out; we have a demo unit on display! We also lent one to one of our most knowleagable crawler fans, and he has some things to say about it, so keep an eye out for that blog post on our website.

The TRX-4 runs $449.99, and supplies are limited, so get yours today!

Enter the Artizan

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The distinctive ParkZone® ArtiZan® park flyer is a nimble, grab-and-go sport plane that's perfect for exploring aerobatics. Its sleek lines, light wing loading and powerful motor provide a superb balance of slow speed stability and high-speed agility. Even the high-visibility trim scheme by Mirco Pecorari of Aircraft Studio Design contributes to its sharp appearance. Anyone with experience flying 4-channel park flyers will feel right at home the first time on the sticks.

Advanced Aerodynamics

Vortex generators on the leading edges of the wings enhance aileron control particularly when flying at slow speeds. Specially designed air inlets and strategically placed vents in the fuselage keep air flowing around critical electric components.

Brushless Outrunner Power System

A high-output 480-Size, 960Kv power system delivers plenty of speed and vertical performance for exploring a wide range of aerobatic maneuvers. An E-flite® 30-amp ESC with a switch-mode BEC cleanly channels power from the battery to the motor.

Durable Construction

The ArtiZan model is constructed of tough Z-Foam™ material. The two-piece wings feature hollow chambers to reduce weight without sacrificing strength. This contributes to the model's light wing loading and superb slow speed flying characteristics. The flexible wire landing gear and large wheels are designed to handle all kinds of abuse. They make it easier to fly off grass too.

Plug-N-Play Finish

The Plug-N-Play® completion level means that the ideal electric motor system and servos you need to enjoy the full potential of the ArtiZan airplane are already installed. All you have to do is perform the final glue-free assembly, and connect your favorite full-range, 4+ channel radio system. In fact, most pilots can have this model flight-ready in the time it takes to install a receiver and charge a battery.

The Artizan PNP sells for $149.99.

    A Classic Returns

    Newly arrived is the Parkzone Stinson Reliant SR-10 as a Plug-N-Play model. Just add your own radio system, battery, and charger, and take to the skies with a classic.

    First introduced in 1938, the Stinson SR-10 is as much a work of art as a work of engineering. The combination of its graceful lines and unique wing shape give you the sense it's reaching for the sky even when it's parked on the ramp. ParkZone developers have expertly modeled this aviation classic to give you a civilian scale experience unlike anything else. It comes out of the box loaded with scale details like an authentic paint scheme and markings, molded ribbing in the wings, a simulated radial engine, accurately modeled landing gear and much more. A robust brushless motor system provides plenty of power for everything from half-throttle cruising to full-throttle sport aerobatics,and  it will do it all with the same smooth sport flying manners you've come to expect from a ParkZone plane.

    The Stinson SR-10 PNP sells for $149.99.

    Inductrix Pro BNF Arrived

    Blade newest micro-size entry in FPV racing is here! The Inductrix FPV Pro is the high-performance, micro FPV drone taking indoor racing performance to the next level. Building on the popular Inductrix platform, the Inductrix FPV Pro answers the call to those seeking heightened performance in a lightened, more durable profile. A significant feature is the Betaflight configurable flight controller which provides you the freedom to adjust all flight parameters, rates, and gains to fit your flying style. A new frame design with added reinforcements improves durability, making crashes worry-free. A new and improved camera and VTX combo flaunt a smaller monopole and lighter profile, while giving you more frequencies and bands to choose from. The included removable canopy gives the micro racer a sleek new design and color scheme without hindering weight or performance. The included 200mAh battery offers ample flight times, increased by the lighter overall profile. With the Bind-N-Fly completion level, all you have to do is bind a compatible Spektrum transmitter and you're off to the races.

    The Inductrix FPV Pro runs $119.99 and requires a Spektrum transmitter.

    Spring Closeouts at Roger's

    It's time for some spring cleaning! We've marked down more than a dozen products to clear out room for new arrivals, so stop in and save some green on the products below — before they disappear from our shelves for good!

    Closeouts

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    Blade mSR S Ready-to-Fly

    was $119.99

    Now Only $99.99

    Blade mSR S Bind-N-Fly

    was $99.99

    Now Only $79.99

     
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    RISE HouseRacer FPV Ready-to-Fly

    was $179.99

    Now Only $149.99

     
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    Great Planes Ultra Sport 46 ARF

    was $199.99

    Now Only $169.99

     
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    Dromida 1:18 Touring Car

    was $109.99

    Now Only $89.99

     
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    Spektrum DX7 Transmitter Only

    was $299.99

    Now Only $239.99

    Spektrum DX7 Transmitter & Receiver

    was $349.99

    Now Only $279.99

     

    Dromida Twin Explorer Airplane

    was $49.99

    Sold Out

     
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    Blade 230 S Bind-N-Fly

    was $249.99

    Sold Out

     

    Inventory Reduction

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    Blade 120 S Ready-to-Fly

    was $149.99

    Now Only $129.99

     
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    RealFlight X (Full Version)

    was $179.99

    Now Only $159.99

    RealFlight X (Software Only)

    was $99.99

    Now Only $79.99

     

    All prices are only valid for in-stock items, and will not be valid on any special orders. Limited stock available, so act fast!

    New Traxxas Ford GT On Display

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    If you're interested in the new Ford GT by Traxxas, listen up: Traxxas has shipped us a pre-release model to show off in the store. Now, you can check it out and handle it before it releases!

    The Traxxas Ford GT will sell for $299.99 when it releases in mid-May, and boasts some features we haven't seen from Traxxas before, like realistic-looking (but non-functional) brake rotors and calipers, a new dual-height battery hold-down, adjustable body mounts (so you can run either 190mm bodies or 200mm bodies) and an all-wheel drive chassis. It also comes standard with Traxxas' TSM stability tech, making it easier than ever to drive.

    Stop in and check out the new Ford GT, and if you like what you see, get your pre-order in to be first in line to receive yours!

    2017 Toledo Bus Trip Weather Update

    Some of our Toledo Trip attendees have asked if the trip is still on track. This question comes as we brace for yet another (and hopefully final) winter storm. Snow storms like this are not unheard of in April, and we've certainly dealt with our fair share of weather issues in the past, and this storm will be no different.

    First, I assure you that the trip is still going as planned as of this moment. If, for some reason, Blue Lakes cancels the trip of their own accord, we will of course reach out to all of you as soon as we know. Barring that, however, the trip will proceed as planned.

    However, I know that it is likely some of you will be unable to reach your designated pickup location - especially some of our patrons to the north. In the event that you cannot attend the trip, please contact us, either via email to info (at) rogershobbycenter (dot) com or via the following phone number (now redacted).

    This phone number will send you directly to a voicemail account set up solely for the purposes of receiving messages from folks that must cancel their reservation. We ask that you call, if at all possible, before 7:00AM Friday morning to let us know you will not make it, so we are not waiting for someone that will not be showing up. 

    In the event that cancellations do occur, we will examine the possibility of partial refunds, even while our official trip policy states that none can be given. This is obviously an extenuating circumstance, and we will do what we can to ensure as much fairness as possible, given the situation.

    Any further questions can be directed to myself at (989) 790-0080 (from 10AM until 6PM Thursday) or via email at info (at) rogershobbycenter (dot) com. I hope to see all of you on the bus, and please, be safe in this adverse weather conditions.

    Blade 130S In Stock Now!

    Julian shows off the new Blade 130S collective-pitch helicopter, which recently arrived on our shelves! The 130S is a return to form for Blade, adapting the popular 130X platform to the new age of SAFE technology and adding in a brushless tail motor to boot.

    The Blade 130S is available as either a Ready-to-Fly model ($249.99) or a Bind-N-Fly Basic model ($199.99). As of writing this, we have both on hand. Stop in today and start flying!

    New Puzzles In Stock

    We've received a new shipment of puzzles - nearly two dozen of them! Check out the gallery below for images of some of them!

    FREE Plastic Model Make 'N Take Soon

    Once again, in collaboration with the Mid-Michigan Model Makers club, we'll be hosting a free plastic model Make 'N Take event on Saturday, April 1st, from 11am until 2pm! It a great way to introduce your kids, grandkids, neighbors, or just about anyone else to the joys of plastic model building!

    To learn more, visit our Make 'N Take page!

    Losi Rock Rey is Here!

    The Losi Rock Rey ($449.99) has arrived, coming with a realistic 4WD chassis, long-travel suspension, an LED light bar, heavy-duty metal gear differentials, and a Dynamite power system. The most important feature, though, is Spektrum's AVC stability. Vehicles like the Rock Rey and it's main competitor, the Axial Yeti, have a tendency to be difficult to control on takeoff, but AVC should solve that problem, allowing the Rock Rey to have superior handling over its competition.

    The Losi Rock Rey requires a 2S-3S LiPo battery and charger.

    Check out the video above, and stop in to see the Rock Rey in person!

    New in Stock: E-Flite UMX Waco

    Newly arrived in our store is the E-Flite UMX Waco BL BNF Basic ($129.99). It features classic scale details, a wide flight envelope, brushless power, and a steerable tail wheel. The UMX waco uses a 2S 200mAh - 280mAh battery, and requires both the battery and the charger, which are sold separately.

    The Waco also boasts Horizon's exclusive AS3X stabilization system, making it easier for this micro airplane to fly outdoors.

    If classic looks are your thing, hurry in and pick one up!

    8S X-Maxx Has Arrived!

    Ready to use that impending tax return on something BIG and POWERFUL? If so, it's your lucky day: the all-new 8S X-Maxx has arrived! Of our initial four, one is already gone, leaving three of these bad-ass monster trucks left on the shelf. One could be yours!

    Featuring all-new (and upgraded) differentials, rear body reinforcement, integrated wheelie bar, and the brand-new 8S Velineon ESC, the new X-Maxx is all about power. If your RC stable has room for one more, make it the new 8S X-Maxx!

    Plastic Model Contest 2/4/17!

    Every year, the local plastic model club, the Mid-Michigan Model Makers, throw a big contest for plastic model makers around the state and beyond. The big day is tomorrow, February 4th, 2017, and it's open to the public!

     

    Knights of Columbus Hall
    360 S. River Road, Bay City, MI

    Free General Admission

    Registration: 8am - 11am • Judging: 12pm - 4pm
    A great way to spend the day with your family!

    Weekly eFly Announced for Winter

    In a surprising move, the owner of the Tri-City Sports Complex in Auburn has announced a weekly indoor fun fly, every Wednesday from 1PM to 4PM. It costs $15 per pilot, but there is no mention of a charge for spectators. This is welcome for all R/C pilots that are available in the afternoon and would like to get some more flying in during the winter.

    These events are NOT sanctioned by the AMA, and therefore no AMA card or membership is required, opening the event to those that have decided against joining the aviation organization.

    This is great news, and I hope that pilots take advantage of this opportunity, lest it disappear for lack of attendance.

    Retro Release: New Blade mSR S in Stock

    The Blade mSR was a great selling, and great flying, fixed-pitch helicopter years ago. It even cracked the Top Ten list back in 2009. With the last few years being dominated by drones, however, the mSR was retired and discontinued. Fast forward to today, though, and the mSR is once again gracing our shelves in its new, technologically-advanced form: the mSR S. combining a solid helicopter from the past with the stabilization technology of today.

    From Horizon's website: "Modeled after the popular ultra-micro Blade® mSR heli, the Blade® mSR S is a great way to step up from coaxial helis and multirotor drones to a single-rotor machine. Fixed-pitch, flybarless rotor simplicity lets you enjoy extra speed and agility with a durable and efficient design. The included 1S 150mAh battery has a higher 45C discharge rate, so you get more responsive power while keeping the battery weight the same. Exclusive SAFE® and AS3X® technology helps keep you in control by delivering the stability you need to develop confidence quickly. The variable high and low rate modes allow each flight to match your flying style and environment. Even experienced single-rotor pilots will find the mSR S great to have around whenever the time, place or weather keeps you from flying a bigger heli."

    We have both the Ready-to-Fly ($119.99) and Bind-N-Fly ($99.99) versions on the shelf. This is a great way to beat the winter blues and gets some indoor flying done!

    New E-Flite Valiant 1.3M Airplane In Stock!

    Arriving this week is the new E-Flite Valiant Bind-N-Fly Basic. With a 53" wingspan, the Valiant is one of the largest of the recent crop of airplanes that E-Flite and Horizon has released. From the Horizon website:

    "The Valiant 1.3m park flyer is a downsized version of the big Hangar 9 Valiant 30cc ARF. Like its giant-scale sibling, it has the inherent stability of a classic high-wing model but with more modern lines and larger control surfaces that can provide sporty response when you want it. This Bind-N-Fly® version comes with the added benefit of a Spektrum™ AS3X receiver that features optional SAFE Select technology."

    The Valiant sells for $199.99 for the BNF-Basic setup. Stop in and check out this slick aircraft for yourself!