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Ep. #1: Inside AMain Sports & Hobbies

  Chico, California, March 22, 2018 – AMain Hobbies is excited to release the first of four videos that give you a sneak peak into the AMain Hobbies operations in Northern California. Each year we get visitors from around the world who are excited to see our retail store, track, flying field and our warehouse.
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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Drones

A comprehensive starter's guide to the hobby

Published February 14, 2017 There are more reasons than ever for getting into drone piloting. Whether you are interested in taking aerial photography, participating in FPV races, or simply exploring your surroundings in a unique way, there is something in the hobby for everyone. But where should you start? Whether you are still planning on
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Multirotor Vs. Fixed Wing Drones

Published February 14, 2017 Which type is right for your needs? When shopping for your first drone, it can be difficult to understand the differences between each type. The differences between fixed wing drones and multirotor drones are vast — and they serve dramatically different purposes. Which route should you take: a multirotor drone, or
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The Online Drone Hobbyist Community

Published February 14, 2017 Exploring the hobby of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be difficult to do without support. Fortunately, plenty of sites online can keep users connected to a larger global community. Through specialist news sites, meetups, and forums, pilots can exchange ideas and help each other troubleshoot common issues. Drone News Keeping a
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You Should Build Your Next Drone

Published February 14, 2017 Most serious drone enthusiasts agree that building a drone is infinitely more satisfying than buying a ready-to-fly vehicle. There is no better time to get into drone building; the number of customization options is larger than ever before. Nothing beats the thrill of piecing together your own drone, watching it whir
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Limitless Sky: The New Drone Economy

Published January 10, 2017 The widespread adoption of drones for commercial uses could be a disruptive force that influences virtually every sector of the United States economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and and billions of dollars in new business opportunities. Coupled with the burgeoning hobby drone market, the impact of this technology could
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Drone Aerial Photography is Taking Off

Published December 29, 2016 As technological advances have caused the prices of drones to drop in the past few years, and cameras have become smaller, aerial photography has grown in popularity. Let’s look at what some advanced pilots are capturing with their skills, starting with the most advanced. Indoor aerial photography is dangerous. It’s easy
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Drone Flight Logs: How To Get The Most Out of Them

Published December 20, 2016 Responsible drone owners maintain flight logs. With a flight log, users are able to determine the speed a drone was flying at, its altitude, and much more information. They can also track these statistics in real-time with a ground station. By carefully choosing where to fly and keeping track of statistics,
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Drone Training: Is It Worth the Investment?

Published December 15, 2016 First-time drone pilots without training will almost certainly crash their vehicle. Depending on the damage to the UAV, it might be unfit for further use. Nothing can turn off a budding interest in the hobby faster than a broken drone. To avoid this tragedy, stick with cheaper models (less than $100) or
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Does Size Matter?: The Pros/Cons for Every Drone Size

Published December 13, 2016 A newcomer to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or “drones” can be intimidated by the number of choices available. Drones come in a wide variety of sizes, and have many different features. For those looking to buy a birthday or holiday gift for a drone enthusiast, it can be
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Drone Inspection and Maintenance Processes

Published December 27, 2016 Over the past decade, many drone hobbyists have learned how to take care of their vehicles through trial and error. When an “error” can mean a drop from hundreds of feet in the air — and a dead drone — this can be a tough lesson. Fortunately, years of experience from
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You Should Try Exploring Nature with Drones

When it comes to preparing for a hike in the great outdoors, few people think to pack a drone. However, there are some compelling reasons to bring one along.

Published December 13, 2016 Drones introduce a world of possibilities to users looking to explore nature.   Exploring with drones is a trend that is growing in popularity. Aerial photography is a well-known use of drones, and some enthusiasts have begun using them to explore nature. Pilots can observe the world through the perspective of
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Drones Can Change the World for the Better

Published December 8, 2016 There are countless ways that drones can be used for philanthropic purposes. They can help with efforts to protect historic areas and endangered species. In times of crisis, they can even be used to rescue people in danger. As noted by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer DJI, drones are being used
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Ask Marty: 3 Most Important Settings On Your Car

By: Marty Korn AMain.com team manager, Marty Korn, has raced every R/C class under the sun and with great success, albeit it was a few years ago. 😉 Today, Marty is actively involved with AMain’s top pro drivers and helping them squeeze every last tenth of a second out of their race rides. In this
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Traxxas Parts

Need Traxxas parts? AMain.com stocks parts for the popular Traxxas Slash, Slash 4×4, E-Revo, Rustler, Summit, Bandit and more! If you’re looking for parts for your Traxxas rig, simply click on the links below. AMain.com also stocks all of the popular Traxxas RTRs (ready to runs), as well as hop-up parts and accessories.   Traxxas
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Jared Tebo’s Race Report From NeoX

Friday was practice and we got three 6 minute practice sessions with both cars. The first practice is not timed, and the last two practices are timed for seeding, taking your fasted 3 consecutive laps. I started with both cars setup very similar to how I ran them in the mains at Vegas. Unfortunately practice
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R/C Cars

RC Cars for Beginners Getting started in the RC sport can be intimidating. With so many RC parts and options, it can be a challenge to know where to start. Maybe you were involved at an early age and have decided to get back into it, or you would like to share your love for
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R/C Monster Trucks

Remote Control Monster Trucks for Beginners Get into the game by building your first RC truck. You’ll soon realize the exhilarating fun of racing, bashing, and crawling with RC trucks. Some of the most popular models include the 4WD monster truck. Built for all terrain off roading, remote control monster trucks are known for plowing through
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R/C Helicopters

Radio Controlled Helicopters for Beginners Learning to fly radio controlled helicopters is a rewarding, yet sometimes, challenging experience. Between the various types of models and learning how to maintain your RC helicopter, the actual act of flight can be equally intimidating. Put your worries aside; we have all been beginners at some point! Above all
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R/C Airplanes

RC Planes for Beginners Learning to fly a RC plane is truly an enjoyable experience. Whether you are just returning to the field after being away, or are simply mesmerized by these scale machines, AMain.com aims to be your one stop hobby shop. With RC plane kits and parts for all skill levels, you’re sure to find
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Learn About R/C Kits

Learn about RC Car Kits Anyone looking to enter the exciting world of RC vehicles and racing could be intimidated by the sheer volume and variety of products on the market, as well as the number of decisions that go into choosing the right RC vehicle. First, you have to decide whether a car, truck,
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Ty Tessmann Pro Tip: Extending CVD Life

AMain.com and Hot Bodies’ pro driver Ty Tessmann walks you through the steps of extending the life of your CVD style driveshafts. Although this how to video is primarily for Hot Bodies 1/8-scale vehicles it’s a great tip for similar driveshafts.  
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Adam Drake Joins AMain.com/ProTek R/C Racing Team

Veteran racer and all-around good guy Adam Drake recently teamed up with AMain.com and ProTek R/C. The Drake talks about joining the AMain team and touches on his new ride with Mugen: AMain: Welcome to the AMain/ProTek R/C family Adam! We’re stoked to have you onboard with us. Tell us a little bit about how
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SAB Goblin 380 Flight – AMain.com

Jason Bell is one of AMain.com’s customer service specialists, and you’ll see from this video clip, he is one accomplished heli pilot. Jason is flying his new SAB Goblin 380 out behind AMain.com’s distribution center, where he does a number of his test flights. If you’re interested in the SAB Goblin 380 please follow this
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