Archive for May, 2009

New Logo and Header?

May 28, 2009

So I made up a new little logo and header, the “generic blue” header was getting me down…

Comments? Yay? Nay? Stupid??? Cool?




Western States Electric Fly 2009

May 14, 2009

Looks like we’ll be headed out to the Western States E-Fly at the Sepulveda Basin (Valley Flyers).

2009_wsefly_posterSeems like a fun event if you like seeing tons of electric planes at 1 event. They have booths setup and lots of makers should be there.

We’ll be showing all the latest stuff including the SD-10G!


Airtronics Channel Coming

May 8, 2009

We’re playing with a new concept. Airtronics TV – Podcasts…

So, I got voted as the first guy to make a video. ick. Mine is a brief intro to the SD-10G

Craig just recorded one today for the M11X


Great Day Flying at the Valley Flyers Apollo Field

May 4, 2009

I want to say a big THANK YOU to the Valley Flyers for inviting us once again to their annual club fly-in. This annual event (originally called Magnum Engine Day), started years ago by Harvey Elmes, has been a great way for us to get out to the field and talk to fellow modelers about operating tips for engines. Over the years, these seminars that we’ve presented right at the field have evolved into several seminars.

This year we gave 3. The first was the traditional Engine Operating Tips. The second was a informational seminar on Care and safety when operating Li-PO batteries. The third, new for this year, was a short discussion about how to use 2.4Ghz radios. Things like voltage, antenna placement, etc. were discussed.

Each seminar lasted 45 minutes including the question and answer session and drew about 30 people. It was great to see attendance at the event was up. I’m not sure of the final totals but there were a HUGE amount of planes and helis ranging in category from Slow Flyers to EDF’s to Turbines to Glow and EP helis. Just about every facet of the R/C flying hobby was represented.

So, THANK YOU to the Valley Flyers for having us out again to the Basin for some fun and for hosting such a nice, friendly event. It could not have been any nicer. And of course, special thanks to the President of the Club, Jason Pakfar for his continued support and to Dave Hendrix Event CD.

Here’s a some pics of the activities:

Seminar Pics:

Talking about 2.4Ghz and showing off the new Airtronics SD-10G.


Talking about proper airflow using the beautiful UltraFly Cirrus SR-22 as an example.


Thanks to our pilots and staff who all came out to help. Craig Kaplan (He’s single ladies!) from our XTM and Airtronics Service Dept, and Eric Pacheco EF Heli/Airtronics Pilot. Eric flies R/C heli’s commercially for the movies. The EF Heli Cypher he was flying was just used in the new Chipmunks 2 movie. Not shown, because he was taking all the pics, was Russ Greaves from our service dept.



During the day, we did get a chance to fly a little.  It wasn’t all show and tell. Eric put the Daytime Cypher (he has a night-prepared-Cypher all dolled up with lights) through it’s paces. I put some time on the UltraFly SR-22. These are truly great products that simply work GREAT.




I’m famous now.. Airage posted my seminar about 2.4Ghz use …

May 1, 2009

Mike’s Podcast at Airage

I gave a seminar at Toledo about the basics of 2.4Ghz for use in airplanes. Had a pretty good crowd show up. Airage recorded it. Click on the link and you too can hear me stumble over words as I talk about 2.4Ghz basic use and tips and information.

It’s fun to give these types of presentations when everyone in the audience is so nice. It really was a great crowd and they seemed to really like it.