Posts Tagged ‘KMS’

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

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

service@globalhobby.net

3Demon at Hobby People

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?!?!?!?

Mike

Airtronics and Global at AMA Expo 2009

January 16, 2009

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The AMA Expo (formerly AMA Convention, formerly IMS/Pasadena Show) wrapped up another great event last weekend in Ontario California. There were LOTS of attendees, many standing in very long lines to get in as soon as the show opened both on Friday and Saturday.  It is always great to have so many hobbyists at one place. There really are a lot of modelers in So. CA!

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At Airtronics, we showed off the latest prototype of the SD-10G 10 channel 2.4GHz radio from Airtronics. This radio, now planned for an April release, attracted a HUGE amount of interest. Pilots collected as I walked through the features and as we discussed the radio’s features. As we get closer to April, we will be able to distribute more and more information, but here are the basics:

10 channels, 2.4GHz (full range of course!), backwards compatible with the RDS8000 receiver (as well as the 3 other 2.4GHz receivers in development for the RDS radio), and has advanced programming for Sailplanes, Aero, and Helicopters.

The initial negative feedback was that it is too shiny! This is not the final finish! The final finish will be more like the matte/textured chrome look on the Stylus. So, don’t worry, it will not blind you in the sun. So, while it might look a little bit like a Cylon from Battlestar Gallactica now, in production, it will be more “refined”.

What we like most about it is the ease of programming. The menu structure is easy to follow, the concepts behind how to setup the model are simple, yet powerful, and the list of features is LONG. From tons of curves, to triple rates, to assignable switches, to 5 flight modes, there’s a Lot to be happy about with this radio. 6 servo wings, twin engine aircraft, dual elevator servos, 4 servo ccpm swash plates, JR HELI 140 degree swash plates, 9 point throttle curves in all modes, name-able flight modes, etc will be no challenge for this radio as these things are all built in. And, you’ll even have the ability to share setups with other SD-10G users both at the field and even online at home!

I know I’m a tease because I’m not telling you more. I simply can’t just yet.  But truly, this porcupine with extra switches in places no other radio has, I think has the ability to satisify Many Many Many modelers in just about every facet of the hobby.

At the show over the weekend, we had Jack Albrecht, Craig Kaplan, Russ Greaves, and I all working our shifts at different times throughout the weekend. We all agree that this show was surprisingly well attended and that the overall excitement about the new 10channel was motivating and re-assuring. We’ve all put a lot of work into Airtronics and we’re glad to see the pilots respond so positively to our new “baby”! Truly we hope to have it out for Toledo and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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Global Hobby Distributors (the whole-sale division of Hobby Shack) distributes 10’s of thousands of products to dealers throughout the country including of course our star: “Airtronics”. Of course, we had many other items that we exhibited as well.

From Ultrafly we showed of the Cirrus SR-22 and the Speark. Both are truly beautiful aircraft, the detail work is amazing, especially for aircraft in this more affordable electric category!

From Phase 3 we showed the Little Spitfire ParkFlyer and the new (on their way, we’ll have them by the end of the month!) P-40. The P-40 is the latest aircraft and it features some awesome accessories already built into the plane! It has mechanical retracts installed, a brushless motor, and a 3 cell lipo. All of the electronics are installed and ready to use. All the pilot ads is his transmitter and receiver. If you have an RDs8000 or plane on getting the new 10 channel, note that planes like this will be perfect for our new, very affordable 6 channel park flyer receiver or 7 channel economy receiver. You will soon  have more options for Airtronics which will be perfect for applications like these!

From Wattage we showed off the new Sea Vixen Ready to Fly. This plane is a nice stand-off-scale version of the British Sea Vixen Jet. This version is a pusher jet with a brushless motor and 3 cell lipo. It even includes a balancing DC charger. The plane bolts together in just a few hours and flies quite well with its brushless power system.

Kinda hidden in this picture, we also had on display a selection of KMS from the BIG motors that can replace a 45cc gas engine to the tiny little guys for the park flyers along with Impulse batteries. From EF Heli, we has the Cypher and the MASH. Both great helicopters in their class, the Cypher is simply the best 450 heli out of the box (I know, I’m opinionated).  Cyclic and pitch response is outstanding.

The show really blew some air up my skirt, I must say! I’m motivated in my job by the positive effects our products have on Modelers. And when I talk to so many who are so excited about the hobby, it simply spurs us on to work harder and to give you new, great products.

There’s a Ton of great stuff coming this year, I’m glad we were able to show some of it at AMA. But mostly, I was simply glad to see all of you there. Thank you all for coming by!

Mike

Review on Ezone

December 13, 2007

The BH Models Trojan 60 size ARF has a GREAT review online at ezonemag (RC Groups). It not only shows the plane but a fairly affordable conversion to electric power. Powerful electrics are becoming more attainable without exotic equipment. This article really shows how nice a big power system can be.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731144

Mike