Edge Shipment just in - New 353mm Flybarless Blades now up!

We've just gone through and processed our recent shipment of Edge Rotorblades this evening. Various things back in stock or in low quantities have been topped up. A new addition to the website this evening is the all new 353mm FBL blades, for your Rave 450, Stretched Mini-Proti or Trex perhaps? I know I've been hustling the team at Edge to make these for quite some time, so this to me is like an early Christmas present! If my poor Rave wasn't in a mangled state, I'd crack these out now for some urban 3D action!

You will find these new 353 blades under the Blades section under 450's or Edge as usual... or if you want to browse ALL OUR EDGE products in one page... well, click that magical text just over to your left there.

I've still got more shipments to process, will save them for tomorrow :)

Byron Fuels shipment has arrived!

Hey everyone, I just thought you might be interested to know that we received a shipment of Byron fuels today. Its our first shipment that has come to us directly from the United States, so it was all very exciting going through my first Sea Freight importing adventure. It was a little trickier than I expected it would be, that's for sure.

I gotta give out some huge props to Martin and his wife Rachel for their (more her's than his, but whatever) massive help with the customs importation paperwork. Without their help, I'd probably still be filling in forms!

So what did we get in this shipment?

- Rotor Rage 30%
- Rotor Rage 15%
- ProDriver 2500 25%
- Race 1600 16% (this is the 12% oil mix used by old mate)

All of the above except the Race 1600 are existing blends we carry. The 1600 should be making its way to a variety of hobby stores in Australia over the next week or so. If you need help finding a local source for fuel, please send me an email and I'll see what we can do for you.

Over and out for now.

Out of Office notification: GONE TO IRCHA BRO!

This is an advance warning, we don't actually leave until the 13th of August....

Jeremy and I will be out of the country attending the IRCHA 2012 Jamboree all the way over in Muncie, IN in the US of A. We'll be running around being idiots having a grand ol' time. We're gone from the 13th, and landing back in the country on the 24th. Epic sleeping action on the 25th and 26th, and back to the daily grind on the 27th.

While we're away, our dearest Shannon will still be sending out orders to the best of her capacity. We would like to outline the following expectations during this two week trip:

- Orders should still go out as usual, please don't rage if we don't get them out as quickly as usual. Expect minor delays in this area.
- The telephone will not get answered at all, I'll check the voicemails occasionally, but I won't be calling you back from the USA about them.
- Emails will be replied to (as I find the time and internet access whilst at the event), consider this the primary method of communication.
- No stock shipments will occur during this time, all that will wait till our return.
- Follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with our adventures. I'll do my best to pump out as much as I can through here over the course of the trip.

See you when we get back!

Huge specials on Beam 450 and 600 kits this week!

This week we're running some BIG special prices on the Beam 450 and 600 sized kits.

We have the Beam AvantGarde helicopter kit available for the AMAZING price of $499 plus shipping!

These are NOT a run out item, should we run out, we'll simply get some MORE in.

The ever popular Beam 450 Flybarless kit (latest version) is also up for a special price of $199 plus shipping as well.

Perhaps you had a massive stack and need a new airframe? maybe you just want to get a heap of spares for an excellent price, either way you want it, you can have it today!

Prices are as marked, and are available now... no need for silly coupons or special user based discounts, its available to everyone.

Over the past few months we have been building ourselves a Beam AvantGarde, we've enjoyed the build and hope to be unveiling the finished product as soon as it starts to get warmer here in Canberra. The expectation is to have something ready at the end of this month, or early September.... in any case, when its ready, we'll show you here ;)


You shoulda bought a....

I don't need to complete this sentence.

Speaking of which - PHAT shipment of Gaui stuff arrived yesterday. Got the 500X's, 330's, all their spare parts, some Formula canopies, a wad of parts for the X5 and X7 and other basic staples. Its gonna be another fiendish week of data entry, so watch this space!

Big Congratulations to Marco Rebelo and Vasko Serovski!

What can we say really?

The team here are all very proud of both of these gentlemen for making it all the way over to Venlo, Netherlands to compete in the annual 3D Masters competition. In all honesty, we were proud they went over to compete - but to come back having taken the 1st place in experts division is just totally amazing. I sat up to 2:30am watching the RCMedien live stream (which was just unreal, it was almost like we were there!) shouting away at the computer monitor like it was the greatest moment in Australian history (let's be honest here, it probably was).

The competition in this event was just top notch, there was some amazing flights being done by pilots from across the world. Notable mentions go to Kyle Dahl, Eitan Goldstin, Asaf Aloush, Luca Pescante, and Dunkian Bossion (among many others!) for their jaw dropping flights that I watched over the course of the weekend.

We wish Marco and Vas a safe return to Sydney. Take a couple weeks rest, then start preparing for next years event as a competitor in the Masters class ;)

SwitchGlo Distribution

I've probably been saying this too frequently lately - no matter!

We've been appointed the distributors for SwitchGlo's range of products, namely the SwitchGlo and PushGlo. The range has now been extended to include each Pigtail variant that's available (there's three different types didya know?).

You'll find all their products under our SwitchGlo section or under Electronics --> Glow Ignition

All the goodies are in stock already, wholesale enquiries welcome as usual.

Long weekend - totally closed here bro!

I write this with my phone from the South Coast while watching an army of elderly getting down at a Jazz festival. Its pretty amazing.

Anyhoo, this coming Monday is a public holiday for us - and we are all away for it. Will be back on Tuesday to start sending out orders again.

Thank you come again!

Gaui Distribution

We've recently taken on another exciting opportunity here at RCBits. And this time, its Gaui. RCBits has become the exclusive Australian distributors for the Gaui brand.

We currently have kits and parts for the X5 and X7 helicopters and will be working our way to obtain their entire product offering at a nice steady pace. The parts offering for the Gaui helicopters is very extensive with a huge variety of individual spare parts, screws and accessories across the board! Needless to say I'll be quite busy doing some data entry for the next few days.

As part of this new arrangement, we'll be looking for a couple of field reps in the coming weeks. So keep your eyes out on the forums such as ArcHeli and RCRotorz as will be putting out application requests there as well as our website in the not too distant future.

Thanks to all our customers, dealers, field reps and all you nice people out there for helping RCBits become what it is today.

Byron Fuels Distribution

As some of you may be aware, we have recently become the Australian Distributors for Byron Fuels. This isn't just for the Rotor Rage stuff either, we're dealing with the plane and car fuels too. We obtained a bountiful supply of all the blends below and have started to get it out there in the hands of pilots and racers.

Firstly, here's what we got on hand

Heli stuff:

Rotor Rage Masters 15%
Rotor Rage Masters 30%

Plane stuff:

Aero Gen2 4 Cycle 15%
Aero Gen2 FAI 0%
Aero Gen2 Premium 18 10%
Aero Gen2 Premium 18 15%
Aero Gen2 Premium 18 5%

Car stuff:

Pro Driver 2500 25%
Pro Driver 3000 30%

I would have to say this has probably been our biggest challenge since starting the whole thing back in 2008 - we've had to expand our capabilities in the ways of storage as well as freight. Now we're learning the process of getting more fuel sent over from the US via truck/train and then boat. Its totally fun and games!

We've got the car fuel and heli fuel on our website already, and I'm getting around to putting the plane fuel up soon too.

The big question that I'm sure is on your minds though is - "how do you get the fuel to me?"

Well, if you live on the Eastern side of Australia, we've got you covered (sorry Perth blokes, not there yet)

If you're in Victoria (particularly Melbourne), the place you wanna go and get your fuel is Hallam Hobbies. Fred's got a stack of 15% and 30% Rotor Rage there and ready to go.

If you're in Sydney, you can order online via our website, and we'll put you in contact with our local agent Doug who will arrange with you when and where to pick up the fuel. For most of the heli blokes there they typically will pick it up at the SSSFA club on a flying day.

In Brisbane, same deal applies for now, but we put you in contact with Mark (aka Mudguts) for a pickup point. The usual pick up point for this region is the LARCS field on a fly day.

If none of the above is suitable for you, we can ship the fuel straight to your door. Send us an email to enquire about the shipping conditions and rates - the whole process to freight this stuff is a completely to how we normally send parts orders, so we like to be up front and clear about how it works. My expectation is to provide free freight for retail customers who order 16x gallons at a time - providing you don't live out in the styx (it becomes ridiculously expensive then).

In case it isn't obvious, we're still a bit new to all this stuff - the first time you order fuel you'll have to nut out the process with us, subsequent purchases of fuel should be super smooth and hassle free.

Yes yes, it all seems rather complicated - if we didn't believe the product was the best, we wouldn't be giving it a go. There's a reason this fuel is used by Bobby, Bert, Nick and Kyle... and I think you should probably give some a try and find out why.