Posts Tagged ‘Jet Hangar Hobbies’

Starting Off 2012 Right with a Successful Maiden Flight

January 2, 2012

N-Tech Jets is working to bring out several jets for 2012. One of those jets is the Hawk. We test flew a sample today using electric power. As you may have seen in my previous post about this plane, Larry Wolfe at Jet Hangar Hobbies helped out by building the prototype sample. He installed his E-Turbax Fan with custom Neu Motor controlled by a brand new Ice 2 160HV Castle Creations ESC. Battery is 6500mAh 12S Li-PO. Radio is SD-10G. Retracts are N-Tech Jets retracts and struts and control system designed for the Hawk.

Larry brought it out to PVMAC today, Jan 1, 2012, for it’s first flight. And what a GREAT flight! Take off was perfect, flight performance looked GREAT, and landing was SMOOTH!

The Hawk will be available 2nd Quarter 2012 from Hobby People and N-Tech Jets Dealers. It’s an awesome 68″ wing span, 21 pound, 120mm EDF high performance model. What a GREAT flyhing airplane!

The N-Tech Jets Hawk is a winner. I’m looking forward to a hundred more successful flights!

Thank you to Jet Hanger, Larry Wolfe, and Tim Johnson for all their help!

A perfect way to start off 2012!

Mike

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Sneak Peak at a new N-Tech Jets Model

December 23, 2011

It’s a prototype Hawk. Retracts and struts are included and installed. This one will be flown first with a JHH fan and then will be flown with some top secret Larry-Special fan equipment. More to come soon. Enjoy the pics!

OCMA Fun Fly This Weekend – Canceled :(

November 7, 2011

BUMMER: It’s canceled due to the expected huge storm coming through this weekend 😦

Hello Everyone,

The weather forecast for this weekend is not looking good unless you’re a duck. So we’ve postponed the OCMA Fun Fly and BBQ. We will be rescheduling this event at the next BOD meeting with a target for early next year and will notify everyone in plenty of time.

Tim Cardin
OCMA – President

 

If you’re looking for a fun flying event this weekend and you’re near Orange County, check this out! (And if you want to attend, Please RSVP so they can plan for your lunch!!!)

Flyocma.com

*** BOB SWENSON MEMORIAL FUN FLY *****

                  OCMA SPECIAL EVENT AT
BLACK STARR

                          NOV 12th
2011 7:00AM TO 1:00PM

                                      RAIN
OR SHINE

OPEN TO ALL CARD CARRYING AMA MEMBERS
AND OCMA MEMBERS AND GUESTS.

Team Airtronics pilots will be there flying the new BH FW190 as well as the new prototype Zlin 50 (powered with the Mark Engines Gas 140). Larry Wolfe from Jet Hangar will be flying our B17G from ASM and, if all goes well, I’ll have the new N-Tech Jets Panther on display (and maybe flying, we’ll see how it goes).

This is a fun event and this year’s BBQ will be AWESOME!

I hope to see everyone there!

Mike

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

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!

Taking the Hobby to the “Next Generation”

July 29, 2008

Jet Hangar Hobbies has been busy! They’re not just out having a good time flying R/C jets, they’re out showing the world our hobby!

Larry and Cyndy Wolfe along with Vic Solotoff (fellow modeler and life-long educator/teacher/administrator) have been showing the world of model aviation to elementary school children.

Larry sent me a GREAT overview so I’ll just reprint it here. Hats off to them!

Hi, Mike,

I want to thank you for your donation of 24 Guillow’s Starfire gliders for a  summer school demonstration and flight contest.

Our traveling field trip entourage consisting of Vic Solotoff, my wife Cyndy, and myself. Recently we went to Aloha Elementary School in Lakewood, CA, to introduce 27 3rd-4th grade students to the basics of aviation.  Our static display included a 16-1/2″ (electric R/C) Hellcat and a JHH FJ-2 Fury (50-1/2″ span).  Our flight demonstration was an Air Hog indoor electric helicopter.

After a short introduction, the students were divided into 4 groups; colored arm bands were given out to identify each group.  With an adult assistant assigned to each table, the children were taken through the steps of folding the same paper airplane; they colored and personalized their own.  Once finished, each group was called up to make a couple of practice tosses.  The objective for the paper airplanes was to fly the longest distance.  Following the practice, on the count of three, each group tossed their airplanes in the semi-finals with their friends and teammates cheering them on.  The winner from each group toss competed in the finals.

Ready for the semi-finals


Next the balsa gliders were handed out.  The kids assembled them and added their own “color and markings.”  Again they went through the process of having a fly-off; this time the objective was endurance.  A tie-breaker flyoff was held to determine a winner between two that hit the wall at the same time!

Getting ready for the final toss.                         Yellow group getting instruction


The activity was very well suited to the age group (9-10 years old); the interest level was high, and the kids actually learned something in the process!  The airplanes were theirs to take home and break–or enjoy as “trophies” (if they last!).

A great time was had by all–and the experience/participation is always the most important factor.

Thank you again for your contribution to aviation education.

Best regards,
Larry Wolfe
Jet hangar Hobbies, Inc.
P.O. Box 1607
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
562-467-0260

Airtronics at Scale Masters

April 15, 2008

Chris Wolfe just sent me an image of his Jet entry at the Scale Masters Qualifier this weekend. I thought you’d all enjoy it. Chris’s father is Larry Wolfe, owner of Jet Hangar Hobbies. Chris just like his dad is very involved with the hobby and as you can see, pretty accomplished. Congrats to Chris for an awesome showing at the event!Chris, Airtronics, and the A7 at Scale Masters

Here’s what Chris had to say:

Hi Mike,
I just wanted to pass this pic along to you. This past weekend was the Scale Master’s qualifier at the Hemet Model Masters. I was there with my turbine A-7. I scored 100 in static with an average of 93.2 in the flight scores which was enough to put me on top in the expert category. 🙂 Unfortunately, the championships are in Florida (only a 2500 mile drive) so I will have to try again next year when they are a little closer to give it a go at the championships. I’m flying the airplane with the Stylus at the moment and is a perfect candidate for the 10 channel Tx when it’s available. 🙂 That would mean I could add more features as right now I’ve maxed out the 8.
Chris
P.S. to this, I put a link to Jet Hangar in case you didn’t know what it was. Look in the Hobby Links section. – Mike
P.S.S. – Chris won at RCX too. There were a LOT of beautiful planes there and they were impressive. Chris’s sure got a lot of looks!!!