Staying Connected: AMA Facebook Hop

What exactly is a Facebook Hop you may wonder?   

A Hop is a way to digitally connect individuals by taking them through multiple linked (tagged) Facebook pages/profiles. A group of people sign on to participate in the Hop by posting a themed piece of content to their Facebook newsfeed and connecting that post to another participant by tagging his or her page. The #AMAHop is a way showcase how the model aviation community stays engaged in our hobby while experiencing stay-at-home orders and restrictions due to COVID-19. 

We asked several AMA members, retailers, and hobby shops to create short videos showing how they are able to enjoy model aviation while under current restrictions. These videos were connected by tagging profiles and using the hashtags #AMAHop and #RCfromhome, which was created by Horizon Hobby as the company is also working to keep aeromodeling alive and active in our current situation. 

Please enjoy the videos below and tell us how you’re enjoying your hobby on social media using #AMAHop and #RCfromhome! 

#AMAHop: How we’re enjoying model aviation at home!
Model Aviation Executive Editor Jay Smith is practicing social distancing at home, but still enjoying his hobby! Next, check out how HobbyView does #rcfromhome. #AMAHop
Posted by Academy of Model Aeronautics on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

HobbyView stuck at home

I am quarantined at home, but still enjoying RC modeling!
After watching my short video, go check out how @robartmfg does #rcfromhome.
#AMAHop #hobbyview #rcplane #rcpilot #rcfromhome

Posted by HobbyView on Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Welcome to the Robart addition the AMA Facebook Hop! If you are doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19, then you are probably building a new model. See what Robart and Zap glue has to offer in this video and then check out what Kyle Jaracz is up to: #RCfromhome, #AMAHop.

Posted by Robart Mfg on Monday, March 30, 2020


A quick video of what we are doing to stay active in the hobby of model Aviation at my home! If you’re able to make it to a flying field and keep your distance from others go fly, so long as travel isn’t limited where you are!

Go see what Terry Dunn is doing to keep active in the model aviation hobby by visiting

Check out our quick projects (more uploading each day) by visiting

#IFLYAMA #gmairplane #generalmills #covid19 #rcfromhome #AMAhop #modelaviation #STEM #STEAM #familyfun

Posted by Kyle Jaracz on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Kyosho Duet Resto Project

One of the projects I’m working on while social distancing is the restoration of this Kyosho Duet…an early-generation electric ARF. Let’s look at some of the 1980s-vintage equipment!
Now, go see what Balsa USA Airplanes “Mean Joe” is up to:

#rcfromhome #AMAhop #kyosho #resto #rcplane #rcpilot

Posted by RC Roundtable Podcast on Monday, March 30, 2020

Academy of Model Aeronautics Social Media Hop!

Academy of Model Aeronautics Social Media Hop! Make sure you check out all of the pages included!

Posted by Balsa USA Airplanes on Monday, March 30, 2020


Hey everyone. Lunchtime post!!
This is a video of how I am staying active as an AMA member and RC guy during the pandemic. You should see a few of these videos popping up where we are tagging other AMA members. Your next stop on the #AMAHop is Dillon R. Carpenter 🙂

Posted by Damon Dag Atwood on Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Even though I am quarantined at home, I still find some time to enjoy flying drones to keep from going stir crazy. Your next stop on the #AMAHop is Tony Stillman to see how he does #rcfromhome.

Posted by Dillon R. Carpenter on Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Even though I am quarantined at home I’m still enjoying my hobby. Now, check out how @mattruddick does #rcfromhome. #AMAHop

Posted by Tony Stillman on Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Just because we have to #StayatHome doesn’t mean we can’t still #RCfromHome! While I work on my quads, go head over to The RC Geek to see how he’s passing the time! #AMAHop

Posted by Matt Ruddick on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

VQ Warbirds Beechcraft Bonanza Sneak Peak

Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you a sneak peak of what I’ve been up to in the shop with the VQ Warbirds Bonanza! I hope you are all staying safe in these uncertain times and finding some amount of joy with some great hobby time. Post in the comments how you’re enjoying our hobby and be sure check out how JAG RC, LLC does #RCFromHome! #AMAHop

Posted by The RC Geek on Monday, March 30, 2020


Hey everyone! We’re participating in the AMA Facebook Hop! We are still “social distancing,” but all of our RCing is being done at the warehouse instead of at home since Greg keeps all of his toys there. I’m definitely not a videographer as you can tell (much better at being a photographer!), but here’s a look at what he’s working on and getting ready to fly (if the weather and other things ever cooperate!)! I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m thinking there are going to be some pretty fantastic builds out there flying when all of this is said and done!

After viewing our video, check out what Hayley Carter, AKA RC Girl, is doing at! #amahop #rcfromhome

Posted by JAG RC, LLC on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

AMA “HOP” #RCfromHome

Here are 10 ways I #RCfromHome! How many of these have you been doing too!?

This video is part of the Academy of Model Aeronautics “Facebook Hop” where we are tagging a loop of others in the RC hobby, showcasing how we are enjoying the RC hobby from our homes. Join in the challenge! Post a short clip of your own on facebook (and IG) and use #RCfromHome.

Check out the next hop:

Posted by RC Girl on Monday, March 30, 2020

RAYviation – AMA Hop / RC from Home

With most of us being told to stay home, this gives some of us a time to get back to “model building” and finish up projects that have been collecting dust. Keep following RC Facebook pages, RC YouTube channels, and the RC Roundtable Podcast to get ideas and stay informed with today’s RC news.

A big shout-out to Academy of Model Aeronautics for putting this #AMAHop and #rcfromhome suggestion out there to keep us united. We’ll get through this!

Posted by RAYviation on Tuesday, March 31, 2020


  1. I’m slow at getting to this “Hop” but glad I finally got around ‘tuit’. Interesting to see what each of you’re doing, I know I need to be doing quite a lot myself in straightening out my shop – I would hate to show a picture of it. So, thanks for the short shots.

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