Events Coming Up!

April 25, 2011

In the next few weeks there are some great events coming up.

April 30 at the Fountain Valley Main Warehouse. Our famous warehouse sale is BACK! It’s 1 day, first come first serve. I suggest you get there eary for the cool stuff! Info will be on the Hobby People website this week.

May 14 at the Apollo Field-Valley Flyers Pizza Fun Fly. I’ll be there with 3 seminars and if you enter, you’ll have Pizza and a fabulous day of controlled flying at one of the most famous fields on the planet, the Apollo Field.

May 21st – Airtronics Open House at the Fountain Valley Hobby People. Another warehouse event, we’ll have Airtronics Team guys, reps from the Team USA 2011 F3B team, giveaways, seminars, Airtronics staff, a special sale and trade in program and more. Details will be up at the Hobby People website and here as well no later than the 10th. Regardless of whether you own Airtronics, this is an event worth attending.

We’ll see you there!

Mike

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25 Radio Giveaway at Hobby People

February 23, 2011

Our CEO has created a new giveaway I really like. It involves free stuff and that’s ALWAYS good!

 

Through March and April, 2011 if you sign up on the hobbypeople.net email list (or if you already are on our email mailing list) you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 25 radios. It’s free to enter and they’re giving away either an M11X or SD-10G (your choice!).

 

The details and sign up are here:

RADIO CONTEST

Win a Free Radio!

December 12, 2010

Free is always good. Hobby People is having a Photo contest and they’re giving away an Airtronics radio to the winner.

Act FAST, Time is almost up. Photo must be posted to the Facebook page by the 19th (Dec 2010)

Check it out!

FREE RADIO INFO LINK – CLICK HERE

You’re Assistance Please, I seemed to have mis-placed the last 4 months of 2010.

December 1, 2010

I saw this on twitter and I thought, “How Appropriate”. Truly it seems like the last few months have simply vanished. My kids are bigger (Kids, my two oldest sons are now in College!) there’s new things to do, the holidays are here, and it feels like it should be JULY.

Now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is fast-approaching, I’m reminded of why retail in the hobby business is so much fun. New stuff shows up last-minute (it’s always fun to get new stuff, even at work), and we have SO MANY new people coming into the hobby!

We now have a complete boat line (Joysway), The U-2 Spylane has arrived including a version that is i-Bind (2.4GHz compatible with Airtronics transmitters!), a new sport park-flyer call the Dash 1M, and 3 new cars (along with a myriad of other cool stuff).¬† If any of these products interest you I urge you to check them out. They are great. They look great, and most importantly, they work great. Fly the U-2 and you’ll see what I’m mean. Never have I flown an EDF that’s so incredibly easy to fly!

Today I found out we’ve sold simply a TON of our new cars. I know, it’s not a plane, but one of the cars is really a dedicated entry-level truck (called the Vertex) and it’s simply flying off the shelf and everyone of them we’re told is going to a new car-hobbyist! Not exactly bad news!

A little catching up…….

What have I been doing, since I’ve neglected my poor blog? Well flying mostly (and getting ready at work for 4th quarter!). My JHH Panther is coming along although not nearly as far along as Larry’s. He’s flown his, and I’m still sanding on the wings.

Have only just started my Pacemaker. You’d think it’d be done, but there’s just been no time to build.

I DID fly our new BH Models Stuka Electric. Wow, what a great plane. Stuka’s are said to be hard to fly, this one is a pussycat. Beautiful size too. I have a 10cell 5000mAh Hobby People battery, a KMS 5331/10 motor, 80 amp Hi-Voltage ESC, and of course Airtronics all around. NEAT flying airplane.

Ok, I’m caught up, I’ve found at least the last month of 2010 and if you’re finding yourself in the same boat I am (seems like time is truly flying by), don’t miss out. Have a wonderful holiday with family, friends, and hobbies.

Happy Holidays

-Mike

B17 Video up on You Tube

July 6, 2010

We put together a quick video on the B17G. It came out pretty good. Just a nice overview to see the performance on our recommended Electric system

Upcoming B17G is a winner already!

May 23, 2010
B17G

ASM B17G Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby

The new ASM 120″ B17G took “best detailed ARF” and took a prize for best Multi-Engine aircraft at the 1/8th Airforce Event in AZ.

B-17G Coverage at Model Airplane News. Click Here

This new model will be available Late Summer along with a 120″ Lancaster too. Click Here

This just in… We’re testing optional bombay doors for the B17G that customers may be able to install after-market! Need to drop stuff? Check this out!

http://twitpic.com/1qhflq

http://twitvid.com/OQEIX

UP-DATE – Flown by Larry Wolfe of Jet Hangar Hobbies (an official Airtronics and ASM dealer), the B-17G took two more awards this weekend at the Jerry Ortego Memorial Fun Fly 2010 sponsored by the Scale Squadron of So. CA.

-People’s Choice Award – 3rd Place

-Best Scale, Most Realistic Flight – 1st Place
ASM is proud to have Larry Wolfe and JHH on the Team. Larry sure flew the B17G superbly this last weekend. Thank you to the Scale Squadron and Larry Wolfe for a great a event and a great piloting job!

Some shots at Toledo..

May 20, 2010

Last month I worked the Toledo Show as I’ve done for the last several years with Hobby People and Airtronics. Toledo is simply spectacular for RC Aircraft. If you have a passion for R/C you should go to Toledo at least once. Airtronics and Hobby People booths were simply packed all weekend. I gave two seminars, one on the basics of using 2.4GHz radios and one that was simply an info-mercial in-person for Airtronics. Team Member Mark Atwood every year gives a seminar on intro to programming computer radios. Each are well-attended by friendly modelers. GOT to love the midwest. Everyone is so friendly and polite and EXCITED about our hobby!

Here’s a link to my photo album with static shots of some of the display aircraft. These displays are ALWAYS beautiful!

Toledo Shots

See You In AZ for the 1/8th AirForce Scale Fly-In

March 12, 2010

It’s been crazy busy! Finished the Scale Squadron Newsletter, went to the meeting, Finished my Ryan STA (will update build page, promise!!!), went to my daughter’s middle school chorus concert, went to my son’s college Jazz Band performance today, and went to my Dad’s club meeting this week too in Hesperia! Time is blowin by! Oh, and next weekend is RCX.

So, what did I decide to do? Right in the middle of all this, I’m going to AZ this weekend for the 1/8th Fun Fly. Flying the Ryan¬† and the Big ASM 120″ B17.

So, if you’re in Phoenix this weekend, stop by! And if you’re around next weekend in So CA come see us at RCX!

Mike

Fun Fun Stuff

February 26, 2010

Well, some time ago I was poking around for direction.. what to build next?

Will start a build page for each of these, but I’m now working on 3 planes (with a little help from my friends…)

1. OK Model Kit of the Irwin Ohlsson Pacemaker. An RC version of Irwin’s free-flight CA STATE CHAMP.. from 1937. This is a beautiful Cabin model.

2. Jet Hangar Hobbies Panther, EDF. Yep, jet bug bit me. I was really impressed with Larry Wolfe’s Panther. Air brakes, drooping leading edge mixed with flaps, retractable tail hook, etc. Very cool and give or take 175mph. Yep, speed and scale.. Very cool

3. BH Models ARF 46 size Ryan STA. Civilian. Pretty plane. Very refined. Covered in Oracover.

All 3 will be electric. That way I can fly them just about anywhere.

Questions? Comments? Let me know!

Nice Event Schedule for the West Coast

January 22, 2010

Matt Sylvester in Arizona put this together. I thought it was nice.. He’s staying ahead of even the AMA on some of the local events

West Coast Schedule

Also, I’ll be out with the Airtronics Tent and we’ll most likely be showing the B17 from ASM in the Jet Hangar booth next weekend in Airzona for the Electric Festival. If you’re in the Phoenix area, that weekend (30 and 31) come by, say hi!

Here’s a link: Electric Festival