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Estes Rockets - Massive Shipment Just Arrived - Launch Sets & Engines Up To E Size!

Ok, so don't get me started on how much fun model rocketry is! The noise, the smoke, a high flight and parachute recovery, it's awesome!

We have just received a massive shipment of quality American designed Estes model rockets and engines, and we now have engines in stock in sizes up to "E"!

Start with a Rocket Launch Set to get a rocket with all the essentials to launch, and grab your engines here. If you would like to know about how the whole model rocketry thing works, click here for model rocketry 101.

K&S Metals Products Now Available - 200 Products To Choose From!

We've said it before, we're BIG on building, and we're BIG on having the supplies that builders need. So we've added 200 new products to the site this week, with the range of K&S Metals products. Everything from Music Wire, Brass & Aluminium Tube, Solid Rod and Metal Sheets are all available online for your shopping convenience! Check out the products in The Workshop here.

Another New Laser Cut Short Kit For The Vintage Guys - The 84" Miss America

If you like your Vintage Kits big, you'll love the 84" Miss America! A cabin model, with a Cadillac size fuselage and a 7 foot wingspan. Designed in 1936 by Frank Zaic, the Miss America was one of the premier flyers of it's day. Our kit includes a full scale plan re-drawn from Frank's original plan and notes, and we have included an extra plan page and all of the components to allow an easy RC conversion adding rudder & elevators. Check it out here.

IN STOCK NOW - The New Spektrum iX12 - The Biggest Thing In Radio Since 2.4 GHz!

This is quite possibly the biggest change in radios since the introduction of 2.4 GHz! Featuring easy programming with a colour touch screen, WiFi, BlueTooth & Micro USB connectivity, long range RF module support, superb ergonomics and fully adjustable gimbals, and still with the intuitive programme of Spektrum Airware software, the new iX12 is one amazing radio! Plus if you're upgrading from a previous Spektrum set, the iX12 can share model setups with no less than 12 previous models of Spektrum radios. The first shipment is IN STOCK NOW, but numbers are limited, so grab yours now and don't miss out on the special first shipment pricing. Check it out here.

Another New Laser Cut Short Kit For The Vintage Guys - The 76" Stardust Special

Designed by Don Proggini in 1940, the Stardust Special is another in our range of gorgeous looking vintage aircraft, featuring our own full scale plan. We have also simplified the fuselage construction by including upper fuselage formers to make the triangular fuselage shape a simple build. At a 76" span the model can be entered in a variety of Vintage Events, or just build one to stooge around the sky at your local club. Check it out here.

Hangar One Laser Cut Kitsets - Proudly New Zealand Made & Exported Worldwide

At Hangar One we are thrilled to produce a range of laser cut short kitsets and full wood kitsets. Top quality is guaranteed because we hand select our wood stock for each kitset from the best Balsa Wood from Papua New Guinea and European Plywoods, and the CAD design and laser cutting is done by Master Modeller Gwyn Avenell in Auckland. A quick turnaround of your kitset order with prompt national or international delivery is guaranteed. All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars More info on our laser cut kitsets here or check out the kitsets below.

Glider Kits

Scale Kits

Sport Kits

Vintage Kits

Our Latest Laser Cut Kitsets...

Miss Science

Miss Science was designed in 1939 by Frank Ziac, and first appeared in the September 1939 edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.

Blue Angel

Pattern flyers are sure to recognise this one. The Blue Angel was a National title winner designed and flown by Mr Masahiro Kato.

Cessna Bird Dog

Based on a Bob Rich design, the Bird Dog will fly well with a 40 size two stroke or 70 size four stroke, or electric equivalent.

A Pick Of Our Top Selling Kitsets...

Buzzard Bombshell

Born in the 1930's and a two time Nationals winner by 1940, the Bombshell was a legend in it's own time. Originally a free flight aircraft it was later converted to RC.


Another pretty classic from the 1930's returns, with Ben Shereshaw's Mercury 72" Vintage model converted to a full function 3 channel RC aircraft.

Playboy Senior

A famous vintage performer, designed originally in the 1930's, the 80" Playboy Senior won many competitions, and broke a world record twice in 7 days.

Take A look At The Takahe Build Log On RC Groups...

If you would like to see how our kitsets go together, check out the RC Groups Build Log for the Takahe Glider here.

The Takahe is a complete wood kit (not a short kit), and it's a modern take on those classic RC gliders from the 70's and 80's.

The Takahe is a 3 channel RES glider and can be built as either 100" or 110" wingspan.

We've also included a pure glider nose bulkhead, or a nose mount for an electric motor Check out the kitset here.

Traxxas - The Fastest Name In RC!

Hangar One Is A Gold Partner With Traxxas NZ
A Centre For All Things Traxxas!

Traxxas is the number one selling brand in the industry, the fastest name in radio control, and we are very proud to stock the Traxxas line of vehicles. You can purchase your Traxxas gear with confidence, because as a Gold Partner we have priority service from Traxxas New Zealand, the ability to approve warranty claims, an extensive stock with fast delivery on vehicles and parts.

Traxxas Spare Parts
Categorised By Vehicle

We have the full range of thousands of Traxxas spare parts lised on our site, categorised by vehicle, to make it even easier to grab what you need.

With over 5000 parts available, if you have a whoopsie with your vehicle you won't be on the workbench for long.

If You Enjoy Building
We've Got You Covered

We have an extensive range of supplies in stock for the builder. Sheets of micro sanded Airsail balsa, sticks, leading edge, trailing edge & triangles - Plywood in Hoop Pine, Poplar or Birch, and Spruce sticks in all sizes - All sorted by thickness and referenced in imperial and metric for your convenience. Plus a great range of Proedge tools, knives, saws blades, along with glues and resins of all types.

Pre-Blended Morgan Fuels
Aircraft / Heli / Car

Morgan Fuels CoolPower, Omega & Sidewinder are designed to meet the extreme demands of modern model engines and provide exceptional protection and performance. We have all grades of Aircraft, Helicopter & Car fuels, plus we can ship all Morgan Fuels to any NZ destination WITHOUT any additional Dangerous Goods courier charges.

We Also Have An In-House A0+ Size Plan Printing Service Available

We're pleased to provide an in-house plan printing service, and can print plans up to A0+ or 1070mm wide. If there's a particular plan you're after, check out the 25,000+ plans available in the Outerzone Plan Archive here or the Aerofred Plan Archive here. If you find something you like, send us a link and we will print any number of quality originals you can build straight from. Single sheets are $13.90 and $9.90 per sheet after that.

Our Latest Laser Cut Short Kit - Our Own Design 1/5 Scale 66" 90 - 120 Size Fokker D-VII

We are very proud to present our own design 1/5 Scale 66" 90 - 120 Size Fokker D-VII. The Fokker D-VII was Germany's most famous WW I aircraft, and around 3,300 were produced in the second half of 1918.

In service with the Luftstreitkrafte, the D-VII quickly proved itself to be a formidable aircraft. Check it out here.

Another One For The Vintage Fans - Miss Science - A 1939 Design By Frank Ziac

The Miss Science was a free flight model designed in 1939 by Frank Ziac, and originally appeared as an article and a series of drawings in the September 1939 Popular Mechanics magazine. We have taken Frank Ziac's original drawings and created a full size builders plan for the 72" model, to allow easy construction of this gorgeous vintage model. The plan and kitset includes information and material to build functional rudder and elevator for RC. Check it out here.

Gens Ace LiPo Batteries - Full Shipment Back In Stock

Gens Ace LiPo Batteries are back in stock, and there's almost 40 different sizes to choose from. Gens Ace batteries are fast becoming one of the premier LiPo batteries for RC aircraft. With a team of over 200 engineers working on the latest in battery technology of all types, there is a quality Gens Ace LiPo battery for most applications. We have 1 cell 3.7v through to 6 cell 22.2v available in stock. Check out the range here.

New Eflite LiPo Compatible Batteries Now In Stock

If you're flying an Eflite aircraft with the single Eflite LiPo Battery Connector, we now have a range of LiPo batteries in stock which are compatible with the Eflite LiPo connector.

Sizes range from single, two and up to 6 cell and capacities from 150 to 910 mAh, all with Eflite compatible connectors. See them all here.

The New Eflite Radian PNP

The original ParkZone Radian airplane introduced many to the elegant simplicity of thermal soaring. Now the EFlite Radian motor glider carries on the design with improvements to the airframe for an even easier soaring experience.

Updated features include a bolt on wing and reinforced wing and fuselage. Available in Plug-N-Play and Bind-N-Fly. Check them out here.

Deluxe Materials Glues & Midwest Carbon Fibre Now In Stock

As you know, we're BIG on building, and BIG on having supplies for builders on hand. We have just added to our range a selection of Deluxe Materials from the UK and Midwest Carbon Fibre. Deluxe Materials are a UK manufacturer of a great range of glues and supplies for modellers. With some awesome products like their Super 'Phatic, Plastic Magic & Tricky Stick. You can see all the Deluxe Materials here. We have also added the range of Midwest Carbon Fibre, which includes Carbon Fibre Rod, Tubes & Strips. Perfect for all of those wing mounting, foam reinforcing and stiffening jobs on your model. You can see all the Midwest carbon Fibre here.

New To The Hobby & Learning To Fly? Grab One Of Our Great Trainers

If you're new to hobby and are looking at learning to fly, you need a great trainer. As aircraft that's easy to fly for those initial flights, and one that included everything you need in the box ready to go. HobbyZone have you covered, with three great options to suit all budgets.


Even if you've never flown an RC aircraft before, you can be flying in no time with help from the Duet's built-in Virtual Instructor.

Super Cub S

Step up with the Super Cub with SAFE self levelling and panic mode. A capable outdoor flyer with a 1200mm wingspan.

Carbon Cub S+

Training with GPS assistance like holding pattern, auto land & panic mode. Switch to experienced mode when you're confident.


We'd love you to help us spread the word about our new line of classic design laser cut kitsets, so here's a deal!. We all know word of mouth recommendation and social media activity is a great way for people to find out about new products, so we would love to see more of our kits out there at flying fields and their owners having fun with them.

Here's the deal for you, for a limited time we are taking 25% off all of our laser cut kitset! This applies to all overseas purchases as well!

Our short kits are all held in stock and ready to ship worldwide. Worldwide delivery is with NZ Post Airmail and generally delivered within 7 to 21 days. All pricing on the web site is in New Zealand dollars. More info and available kits listed here.

Welcome to Hangar One

At Hangar One we love our RC Hobby, and we're passionate about building and aeromodelling, indoor flying, and small scale park flyers. That's why you'll find a great selection of gear to built the aircrat you'be always wanted, enjoy an afternoon's flying at your local park, or an indoor flying session with your friends.

Whether you're after a pile of balsa wood and glue, an indoor aerobatic aircraft or helicopter, or a 450 sized helicopter for your local park, you'll find something here to suit. We also have all the Spektrum Radio Gear, LiPo batteries, chargers, servos, parts and accessories you'll need to start flying and keep flying.

You can buy with confidence from Hangar One, because we only supply great products with full warranty and backup service, and with two courier pickups daily, or pickup available from our Tauranga office during business hours, you can be assured of receiving your purchase promptly. You won't be disappointed in dealing with us, you have my personal guarantee.

Peter Leaver

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