3DHS End of Year Sale!

We've got a great sale for the end of the year right now at 3D Hobby Shop!

Deals on ARFs and combos from the 46" Aspera to the 103" 330 SC.  This sale ends on New Year's Eve, while supplies last.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year from 3D Hobby Shop! 

Fly Low!


Flying Giants Photo Contest

Congrats to Ryan White from Colorado- his photo of Tyler Hawker's 103" Extra 330 SC won the Flying Giants' Photo Contest this month! 

Great job Ryan!  (And nice flying Tyler!)

Fly Low!


DFW Area Fly In This Weekend!

We're headed to the 114th RC Aero Squadron's 7th Annual Santa Cops Fly In this Saturday, December 5th!  The field is located in Grapevine, Texas, and every year these guys put on a great event, for a great cause.  Admission to the event is one, new, unwrapped toy, which will be donated to the Grapevine Police Department Toy Drive.  For more info, see the club's website, or the thread on RC Groups.  See you there!

65" Vyper Available for Pre-Order

The 65" Vyper, our latest ARF design, is now available for pre-order at 3D Hobby Shop!

Designed by Scott Stoops, the 65" Vyper is a Hybrid Precision/3D ARF design.

Available in red or yellow, these birds are due into our warehouse Dec 15.  For more info, visit our website, and check out the discussion thread on RC Groups.

Finally on Facebook

Well, we finally made it to Facebook!  Join us in the 3D Hobby Shop Owners' Club Group and keep up with the latest from 3D Hobby Shop.

To celebrate our Facebook arrival, we're sponsoring a Holiday video contest!  Enter and you could win $100 gift certificate or a 40-42" ARF from 3D Hobby Shop.  Log on or sign up for Facebook and read more about this event here.

Fly Low!


68" Velox In Stock!

The new 68" Velox is in stock and shipping out daily!

Scott Stoops posted a great video flying with the 30CC DLE engine:

Order one in red or blue today!

Pre-Orders for 68" Velox Now Available

The new 68" Velox is now available for pre-order!

They are due into our warehouse in mid-October. For more info, check out the product pages on our website- (red & yellow or blue color schemes) and follow along on the RC Groups thread.
Fly Low!

Ohio Huckfest!

Just got back from the Ohio Huckfest- we had a blast! Beautiful weather, lots of flying low (especially in the corn field), and a little bit of carnage!
This is a great shot of Josh Price hucking his 103 Extra 330 SC-
Head over to Flying Giants for the Sleepy's weekend report.
Fly Low!

57" Sukhoi Video

Another great RC video from one of our customers!

Fly Low!


70" Slick Video

New 70" Slick video is up on our YouTube Channel!

Fantastic vinyl package from ADC Hobbystore.

Fly Low!


And for the Vyper Fans...

We've got some new T-shirt designs on our Cafepress site for you Vyper guys-

In green & yellow, of course!

Fly Low!

Cool 89" Slick Video

Check out this video from some 3DHS pilots on the Pacific coast- very cool piloting, videography, and editing on this one- good job, guys!

They let us post it on our YouTube Channel, so once you've watched it, head over there and tell us what you think!

Fly Low!


3DHS in Model Aviation Magazine

3D Hobby Shop is featured in the September 2009 issue of Model Aviation Magazine!

Model Aviation is the publication of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics). Author Jay Smith wrote a great article in the About Us section (pp. 114-115), which includes interviews with yours truly, as well as our aircraft designers- Scott Stoops and Andrew Jesky.

The write up also includes a contest to win one of our 57" Sukhois- so check it out!

And to find out more about everything the AMA does for the RC airplane community, visit their website.
Fly Low!

57" Extra 330 SC Video

Here's a video of the 57" Extra 330 SC in action:

Expected in our warehouse mid-September, you can pre-order here in red/blue or blue/yellow, and follow the thread at RC Groups.

Fly Low!


AJ in Portugal- F3A Pattern World Championship

So, as many of you know, one of our designers and National Pattern Champion Andrew Jesky is in Portugal to contest the F3A Pattern World Championship. Here's his basic schedule:

Aug 20th Thursday- Arrival of Teams FAI Jury and Judges.
Unofficial Practice at Practice sites.

Aug 21st Friday- Arrival of teams and registration
Briefing and training flights for judges
Team Managers Meeting
Model Processing and Official Practice

Aug 22nd Saturday- Model Processing and Official Practice
Opening Ceremony Reception at Town Hall and Buffet

Aug 23rd Sunday- Round 1 - Preliminaries - Flight line A and B

Aug 24th Monday- Round 2 - Preliminaries - Flight line A and B

Aug 25th Tuesday- Round 3 - Preliminaries - Flight line A and B

Aug 26th Wednesday- Round 4 - Preliminaries - Flight line A and B

Aug 27th Thursday- Reserve day for Preliminaries Flights
Official practice for semi-finalists
Judges Briefing
Sightseeing Tour

Aug 28th Friday- Semi-finals - Rounds 5 and 6 - Flight line A and B
Meeting for judges and TM of Final pilots

Aug 29th Saturday- First round of finals according to schedule F09.
Second round of finals according to unknown schedule 1.
Third round of finals according to schedule F09.
Fourth round of finals according to unknown schedule.
Closing Ceremony in front MCPO headquarters Banquet at Sporting Complex of Pombal.

And here's the first pic I've found of AJ at the contest.

This plane is his custom-painted Krill Aviation Spark.

We'll post progress and results as we receive them...

Good Luck, Andrew!!


3DHS Build Videos

One of our goals here at 3D Hobby Shop is to provide great info and resources about the RC hobby. Although our aircraft are ARFs (Almost Ready to Fly), they of course do require assembly and set up. While each kit comes with its own instruction manual, sometimes it's helpful to see the steps of a build rather than to just read about them.

IPSmotors, one of our Team 3D Hobby Shop pilots, has put together some great build videos for most of our ARFs. You can find them here on his vimeo page.

These videos are well-made and give some great building tips for beginners and pros alike.

This is build video #1 for our 70" Slick. Check out all his build and flight videos on vimeo!

Fly Low!


Heatwave 2009 Night Flying

The Tulsa Heatwave in the Heartland lived up to its name- it was hot!! But there was some great flying, all day and all night.

We rigged up our 87" & 103" Extras with Xerogear LED lights- they lit up the whole field at night! (Credit goes to Brian Chitty for the above pic.) Check out this video on our YouTube channel-

51" Slick Vinyl Bling

Just got the vinyl decal packages for the new 51" Slick fantasy scheme in from ADC Hobbystore, and they are awesome!
Here's the new color scheme out of the box:
And here are two different vinyl packages ADC created:

This vinyl will be available for the 70" Slicks as well. Great job as usual, Rob!

Fly Low!


3d EPP

A good friend of ours in the RC world is launching his own website tonight- 3dEPP.com !

If you were at SEFF or the Fly-Low-In this year, you saw some of these amazing little planes fly.

By popular demand, they are now in production as a pre-painted EPP kit. To see how they fly, check out our YouTube video:

And to get one for yourself, visit 3d EPP.com!

Fly Low!


New!! 57" Extra 330 SC

We introduced a new ARF to the 3D Hobby Shop lineup this week- the 57" Extra 330 SC!

This gorgeous new ARF was developed for us by Scott Stoops, and is the little brother to our 103" Extra 330 SC.


  • 57" Wingspan, 57" Long (w/ spinner)

  • 680 sq. inches wing area

  • Covered in Ultracote

  • Carbon landing gear

  • Composite-reinforced LG plate

  • Tinted canopy

  • Single Ball-link controls

  • SFGs included wing bags, with pockets for wing tube and SFG's

Recommended Equipment:

  • 8-10 oz. brushless motor

  • 80-85A ESC

  • 4S 3000-4400mah or 5S 3000-3700mah

  • 4 x HS225MG servos

  • 63mm spinner

  • DUB672 servo arms

  • 14x7 or 15x7 prop

Decals come standard with the kit-

Thanks to ADC Vinyl for allowing us to use their design.

These planes are available for pre-order in red/blue or yellow/blue (no pics yet of the yellow/blue, but the scheme is very similar to the 103" 330 SC) and are due into our warehouse in mid-September.

For more info, follow the thread on RC Groups-

Fly Low!


New 51" AJ Slick Fantasy Scheme

Our customers love our Andrew Jesky designed AJ Slick! Starting with the original 51" size, the Slick fleet has grown now to include 42", 70", 89", and 126" versions. Because of their popularity, we've come back to the 51" and added a third color scheme. Available for preorder, these will be ready to ship in mid-September.

This fantasy scheme is striking as is, or add your custom decals from ADC Vinyl.

For more info on the 51" Slick check out the RC Groups thread here.

Congrats AJ!!

Congratulations to Andrew Jesky- 2009 National F3A Pattern Champion!

After an amazing amount of dedication and plain old hard work, Andrew took the title this weekend at the Nationals in Muncie, Indiana. Next month, he's headed to Portugal to compete as part of the 2009 United States World Aerobatic Team in the FAI World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft. To read more about Team USA, go here, and to make a donation to Team USA, go here or here.

Once again, congrats, Andrew, and good luck!!

Fly Low!


YouTube Channel

As you can see from our recent posts, we've been busy making lots of new videos featuring 3D Hobby Shop designs. You can find them all in one place now, at Blucor Basher's YouTube Channel! Click on the link to take you there, or type "blucorbasher" into the YouTube search bar.

This is the latest one- the 46" Vyper Hybrid Aerobatic, available for pre-order in green or yellow.

So check out the YouTube channel and subscribe to get the latest 3D Hobby Shop videos!

Fly Low!


70" Slick

Debuted at SEFF 2009, the 70" AJ Slick is the latest 3D Hobby Shop design from Andrew Jesky.

For more info, check out the RC Groups thread here.

Have to have one? Pre-order yours in red or blue today!

Fly Low!



Well, we just got back from the 2nd annual 3D Hobby Shop Fly-Low-In at the 114th RC Aero Squadron in Grapevine, Texas, and we had a blast!

Pilots came from all over the country- California, Alabama, Colorado, North Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and even a few from Texas!

We unveiled the latest 3D Hobby Shop design- the 68" Velox!

The fun lasted well into the night, with LED & Glow sticks night fliers...

And the proof that everybody was flying low...

Thanks so much to everyone at the 114th Aero Squadron, for their fantastic field and great hospitality! You can find more photos from the event on their website and on the thread at RC Groups.

Already looking forward to next year!

Fly Low!

Gearing Up for the Fly-Low-In!

Believe it or not, the 2nd Annual Fly-Low-In is almost here!

Come fly low with us June 6-7, 2009 at the 114th RC Aero Squadron in Grapevine, Texas. Find info on the field here, and read the thread on RC Groups here.

We've already started packing the trailer with fantastic 3DHS raffle prizes, including a yellow 89" Slick ARF!!!

We'll also be debuting a brand new 3DHS plane!

You can get your t-shirt and gear here.

We want to thank the 114th Aero Squadron in advance for being our gracious hosts- these guys really know how to put on a great event.
See you there!
Fly Low!

The Right Stick

The Right Stick is *the* premiere podcast for remote control enthusiasts! They discuss all things RC- they even featured 3D Hobby Shop a while back!

Their most recent podcast is a great interview with pilot and 3DHS aircraft designer Scott Stoops. And they are also doing a 3DHS giveaway contest- the prize is our 40" Edge 540 ARF! Click here for the RCGroups thread to post your entry.

Joe Nall

So we just get back from SEFF, and now we get to turn right around and head to the Joe Nall Fly-In! We'll be flying to the event, so we won't have any planes with us to sell. Instead, we're offering a special on our 50cc aircraft on the website, from now until May 17th.

This special applies to in stock 87" Extra SHPs and 89" Slicks.

This discount is about 1/2 of the actual shipping cost, so don't miss out!

And speaking of giant scale, we will be taking pre-orders on the 103" Extra SC and the 126" Slick at Nall. Hope to see you there!

Fly Low!


SEFF 2009

As always, SEFF was a blast! But I think this year was the best yet- great friends, food and of course, flying!

MLT and Mrs. MLT cooked up a delicious supper for the 3DHS tent city on Friday night.

Scott, Andrew and Josh flew fantastic demos on Friday and Saturday. Andrew debuted the much anticipated 70" Slick- details to follow!

Except for a little rain on Saturday, the weather was perfect. We really enjoyed hanging out with and meeting so many 3DHS fans- what a great group of people! And thanks to everyone who makes SEFF possible- it's a great event, and a LOT of work goes into making it happen.

Can't wait for next year!

Fly Low!


New T-Shirt Designs on Cafepress

We've got some new 3D Hobby Shop t-shirts designs on our site at Cafepress! Get yours in time for SEFF!

The 3D Hobby Shop Owner's Club

Here's a shout out to a very cool thread on RC Groups- the 3D Hobby Shop Owner's Club! Rob (aka Hypersprint) started this project, mapping out the proud owners of 3D Hobby Shop planes all over the world! You can find the current Google Map here.

View 3DOC in a larger map

The Club is a place for 3D Hobby Shop plane owners to keep in touch, and to organize regional 3DHS Throw Downs & Fly Ins.

As for us, we'll be doing some fun & cool stuff for the 3DOC in the near future, so sign up!

Fly Low!


Whoa, Toledo!

Well, we made it back from Toledo, safe & sound. Thanks to Weak Signals- you guys really put on a good show. We had a great time, and sold lots of 3D Hobby Shop airplanes!

Scott Stoops' new 103" Extra 330 SC graced our booth in the yellow & blue color scheme. These are available now for preorder on our website.

Scott was on hand to sign copies of his book (we sold out!) He also signed some wings, and I think some 3DHS Addict's forehead...

We unveiled our newest addition to the 3DHS lineup at the show... the 126" AJ Slick! Andrew designed this for the DA170 engine with tuned pipes. Testing is proceeding, beta testing starts soon, and we hope to produce this beast by late Summer.
And now, we set our sights on SEFF '09...
Fly Low!

Toledo Show and special show pricing!

We'll we're off to Toledo today for the Toledo RC Expo where we will be exhibiting our aircraft, hanging out with Scott Stoops and Andrew Jesky, and selling airplanes at special prices.

Because not everyone can travel to exciting and mysterious Toledo, Ohio for this event, we're offering special Toledo-Show Pricing on many aircraft via our website during the show. Show pricing starts today on www.3DHobbyShop.com and runs through April 7. Check out the great deals available right now.

See ya in Toledo!

Back in Stock

The restocking container arrived yesterday, and we've got planes up to the rafters!

Almost all of our ARFs are back in stock, including blue 47" Veloxes, red 89" Slicks, white 47" SRs, and both green and red 40" Edges.

Plans are to leave for Toledo on Monday, but we will attempt to ship out as many orders as possible before we leave.

Fly Low!