Archive for July, 2009

Congratulations – Team Airtronics

July 22, 2009

Yesterday in 2-Meter Sailplane Mike Fox WON with the Airtronics SD-10G.

Airtronics and the SD-10G now has a win from the 2009 Nats and 3 top-10 finishes!


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SD10G wins again

July 13, 2009

Hey Mike,
Just wanted to let you know I won a local contest with the SD-10G over the weekend. The conditions were light and we had to fly very far away. It gave people a good taste of the great range of the SD-10G. It really got some peoples attention. The competition was very was very tough, everyone was going for short launches and pushing the clock. To win a round you needed a 9:55 and 99-100. So that means we needed to have a less than 5 sec launch which on which is very low, and be about 7 inches from the spot every time. In the end I was .2 points away from perfect, and 2nd place was only 4 points behind that. It was very close the 4 points works out to about 2 sec of the whole contest, there was no room for error. We ship out stuff to the NATS this Tuesday and the competition starts next week. We as prepared as possible, so we hope to get the SD-10G its first national title.

Model Tech 3Demon

July 7, 2009

This past weekend, Mike Did NOT go flying, but Russ did! So, from Russ Greaves here in the CS, dept here is the RussGoesFlying Report on the 3Demon:

Russ's 3Demon with the RDS8000 Radio

Russ's 3Demon with the RDS8000 Radio

This 3Demon has been flying for about 2 years now. It is powered with a KMS Quantum 4120/05 motor with a Castle ESC and an Impulse 4 cell, 4000mAh battery. Prop is an APC 13×5

It has Hitec servos in it and a Airtronics RDS8000.  EDIT: Russ Tells me that I am thinking of an earlier prototype with Hitec Servos. This 3Demon that he has been flying has the Airtronics Digital 94761z Metal Gear Micro servos in it. The receiver was changed to the new 7 channel 2.4GHz Airtronics receiver that just arrived into stock. It’s good to get 1st hand flying experience on the latest products. As expected, the receiver worked flawlessly. The antenna extensions make it easy to get the antennas away from servo wires. As you can see in the pictures, one of the antennas is mounted vertically up into the canopy, thus it is up and away from all the power wires too. So, even though the 3Demon fuselage is small, the antennas are easily mounted away from the power system to maximize range.

The 3Demon is made for this electric motor and has the wood mount stand off included. It also has a nice battery access hatch through the canopy so there is no need to take apart the airplane to change the battery.

The airplane light, nimble, and easy to fly. It feels like an oversized parkflyer.

Photo Album

See Russ’s Video:

3Demon Video

If you have questions about the plane and/or setup, comment here at my blog or contact Russ directly

3Demon at Hobby People


July 3, 2009

Cheap when compared to 7ch rx’s from the “other big guys” and competitively prices to the discount “guy” with their announced but still not released equipment (you can all guess at who I’m talking about…) Airtronics has released and is IN STOCK on the new full range 7ch receiver.

Compatible with the RDS8000 and SD-10G, this receiver is smaller, lighter,and more affordable than the 8Ch ATX receiver and WAY more affordable than everyone else’s comparable receiver. 

Check it out!!!

3Demon from Model Tech – Teaser

July 1, 2009

On my quest to build a new plane and feature it here, I had a request to see the 3Demon. I have already built one of those so there’s no looking back! But Russ in our Customer Service dept has one and has been flying it for more than a year. He’s got a nice video up at youtube too.

We’ll be posting pictures, link to the video, specs on the setup, and comments from Russ here in the next few days! Meanwhile, I’m still deciding.. What to Build Next?!?!?!?