Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Hobbyzone Faze Ultra Micro Quad Copter Now Available at Red Rocket Hobbies

The weather is changing! Get your Hobbyzone Faze and keep flying year round! 

 Indoor flying is super easy with the new Hobby Zone Faze Micro Quad

 



Overview

Hover, flip and teach yourself to fly with the HobbyZone® Faze™. This ultra-small quadcopter makes it easy to find flight time whenever you want with its pint size design and integrated LED lights. With intuitive auto flip functionality and the included 2.4GHz transmitter, you can perform aerial flips with minimal effort. All you need to do is push in the throttle stick during flight and choose what direction you want to flip the Faze with the directional stick. It’s that easy! Plus, the Faze comes with everything you need to fly as well as replacement propellers. Get into the exciting world of RC flight today.

 

 Key Features

  • Compact Faze quadcopter with a flying weight of only 12.2 grams
  • Easy to use flip mode
  • 100 mAh internal LiPo flight battery
  • Compact 2.4GHz transmitter
  • 3 rates to choose from:, low, medium and high rates that are selectable from the transmitter
  • USB charge cable gets you back flying in minutes
  • 2 AAA transmitter batteries included
  • 4 replacement propeller blades

Monday, October 20, 2014

FAA changes policy (again) on Rc Model Aircraft




As suddenly as it cancelled the rule, the FAA has reinstated Advisory Circular 91-57, the Model Aircraft Operating Standards that have guided radio control aircraft operators since 1981. As we reported last week, the AC was cancelled on Oct. 10. It was back in force by Oct. 14. Cancellation of the AC, which sets out the voluntary safety and good-neighbor practices for RC aircraft operations, took the RC and sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems) communities by surprise. Rich Hanson, who looks after government and regulatory affairs for the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), got hold of Jim Williams, executive manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office, and was told it was all a mistake. "It was learned that the announcement was premature and the cancellation notice on the FAA webpage was posted in error," Hanson said in a statement.
Hanson also said the "outdated AC" will be cancelled in the future but not without notice and explanation from the FAA. The AC will be replaced with the Special Rule for Model Aircraft that is part of the current FAA authorization passed by Congress in 2012. The new rule has been updated to incorporate the rapidly expanding sUAS sector. In the meantime, the AMA, which sets RC model operating standards through its affiliated clubs, is urging members to maintain those standards while getting ready for the new regime. "AMA members are encouraged to become familiar with the provisions of the Special Rule and continue to operate their model aircraft safely and responsibly in accordance with the National Model Aircraft Safety Code and the AMA Safety Program," Hanson said in his statement.

Article Credit: AvWeb

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Foam Frenzy: Don't miss out on the discounts!

Foam Frenzy is a popular discount where you can get up to $20 off on the purchase of a new rc plane. 




Visit our Foam Frenzy Deal Page For More Info.
  
This offer expires October 31, 2014, at 11:59 pm CST. Coupon codes may be redeemed through www.RedRocketHobbies.com or via phone orders to Red Rocket Hobby Shop at 541-205-6610. For in store purchases, coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase. To receive the instant savings, you must purchase a new, in stock eligible product (eligibility requirements below). Discount will be applied to subtotal at checkout and is not applicable to gift certificates, gift wrapping, shipping fees, oversize charges or taxes. No adjustment of previous purchases. This offer is not available on discontinued or backorder items. Void where prohibited. May not be valid with other offers. Prices, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice. Coupon cash value 1/100th of 1 cent. See qualifying products below:

$20 OFF - Park Flyers & Larger
EFL3180 Apprentice S 15e BNF
EFL6750 P-51D Mustang BNF Basic
EFL10450 Carbon-Z Cub BNF Basic
EFL10550 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X BNF Basic
PKZ4480 T-28 Trojan BNF
PKZ5480 Radian Pro BNF
PKZ6080 F4U-1A Corsair BNF
PKZ6180 Archer BNF
PKZ6250 Fw-190A-8 BNF Basic
PKZ6350 Mosquito Mk VI BNF Basic
PKZ6580 VisionAire BNF
PKZ6680 Ka8 2.25M Sailplane BNF
PKZ6980 Artizan BNF
PKZ6880 Sport Cub BNF
PKZ8050 Sukhoi SU-29mm BNF Basic

$10 OFF - Ultra Micros & Micros
EFLU1180 UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF
EFLU2680 UMX F4U Corsair BNF
EFLU2780 UMX Spacewalker BNF
EFLU2980 UMX Radian BNF
EFLU4450 UMX Habu 180DF BNF Basic
EFLU4850 UMX Beast 3D BNF Basic
EFLU4950 UMX Sbach 342 3D BNF Basic
EFLU5080 UMX Yak 54 180 BNF
EFLU5150 UMX AS3Xtra BNF Basic
EFLU5250 UMX Pitts S-1S BNF Basic
EFLU6680 UMX FPV Vapor BNF
PKZU1180 Ultra Micro Night Vapor BNF
PKZU1580 Ultra Micro T-28 Trojan BNF
PKZU2380 Ultra Micro Icon A5 BNF
PKZU2480 Ultra Micro P-51D Mustang BNF
EFL6150 P-51D Mustang 280 BNF Basic
EFL6250 Edge 540QQ 280 BNF Basic
EFL6350 Inverza 280 BNF Basic
EFL6550 Adagio 280 BNF Basic

Monday, October 13, 2014

FAA Cancels RC Aircraft Guidelines from 33 Years Ago!

FAA wants to start enforcing new laws regulating the use of model and remote control aircraft. 

 

The FAA has cancelled the 33-year-old advisory circular that sets out voluntary standards that most radio control model enthusiasts follow and aims to replace it with a set of enforceable regulations. On Oct. 10 Gary Norek, manager of the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, applied to the agency's Performance, Policy and Records Management to cancel Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57, the document that until then asked hobbyists to keep their aircraft below 400 feet and not fly them near airports.

The AC was issued in 1981 and was created to give the emerging RC hobby some framework for their activities. It became a self-enforced set of standards that the majority of those involved in the hobby voluntarily adhered to through the clubs and organizations many belong to. In the modern context, however, those voluntary guidelines also applied to the millions of people who now fly small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for personal use and therein lay the rub.

 The FAA now says the old model airplane guidelines are superseded by a section of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act which also "provides guidance to the model aircraft industry." The difference is that the new regs also include enforcement and penalty provisions that allow the FAA to investigate and sanction those who run afoul of the reg. The memo also indicates the FAA is planning to issue a new advisory circular to cover hobbyists. Meanwhile, according to Motherboard, the new regs are being challenged by at least three lawsuits.

It will be interesting to see what these new rules and penalties are for violators.

Article first appeared in AvWeb

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Item: Blade 200 QX Aluminum Motor Nut Set

New Item: Blade 200 QX Aluminum Motor Nut Set

For those of you who like to upgrade your radio control vehicle we have a new Blade 200 QX motor nut set available. This replaces the plastic motor nuts that come stock with your 200 QX. It makes the mount much stonger and looks amazing! 


Monday, October 6, 2014

New Product Announcement: E-flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress BNF

UMX B-17G Flying Fortress BNF

You can get your UMX B-17G Flying Fortress BNF at Red Rocket Hobbies

 

 

 Key Features

  • Completely built and flight ready
  • AS3X® technology provides superior flight performance
  • Ultra-lightweight construction with an authentic "Man O War II" trim scheme
  • Four-motor, counter-rotating operation with 3-blade propellers
  • Four-channel control includes throttle, aileron, elevator and rudder
  • Industry leading 2.4GHz Spektrum™ DSMX® technology
  • Performance ultra micro linear long-throw servos
  • Removable landing gear and simulated retracted wheels
  • Ultra micro 250mAh 1S 3.7V 20C Li-Po battery (included)
  • E-flite® 1S DC Li-Po charger (included)


Overview

Conceived in the mid-1930s by Boeing Aircraft Company, the B-17 aircraft not only demonstrated capabilities beyond expectations over Europe, around the globe it went on to deliver military service well into the 1960s. She was dubbed the "Flying Fortress" for her incredible defensive firepower and is credited with downing 23 enemy aircraft per 1,000 raids that devastated European targets in daylight raids with 640,036 tons of bombs. Now known as the most famous bomber of WWII, heroic crew members loved the B-17 for her ability to withstand extensive combat damage and still return home safely.

The E-flite® UMX™ B-17G Flying Fortress model is an ultra micro marvel. Not only is it the first ultra micro RC model of the famous WWII bomber, it includes innovative AS3X® technology that makes flying more fun. Built into the Spektrum™ DSMX® receiver, AS3X technology has been specially tuned to combat the effects of wind and turbulence so you get the kind of locked-in handling that’s comparable to an expertly tuned airplane that’s much larger. With four motors, three-blade propellers and full four-channel control plus an abundant amount of scale detail, it’s a replica you can fly almost anywhere.

Whether you’re an intermediate park pilot looking for your first RC multi-engine experience or a scale pilot looking for a unique replica that can be flown anywhere, the E-flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress is ideal. All you need to start flying today is your favorite 4+ channel aircraft transmitter with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2®/DSMX technology.

Ultra-Smooth Flight
The advanced AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization - 3-axis) system built into the Spektrum™ 6-channel ultra micro receiver is what helps give the E-flite® UMX™ B-17G Flying Fortress an incredibly solid look and feel in the air. This technology works behind the scenes to help counter the effects of wind and turbulence by combining 3-axis sensing with flight control software tuned exclusively by Horizon Hobby product experts. As a result, your workload is significantly reduced while control feel is natural and precise so you can focus on making victory passes laser-straight. It’s an impressive scale flight experience that will have you convinced that you’re at the controls of an expertly-tuned multi-engine airplane that’s much larger.

Authentic Trim Scheme
Attention to detail and respect for the scale outline of the original B-17G Flying Fortress makes this fully-assembled 1/48-scale ultra micro airplane a thrill to fly. Its three-blade propellers complement its authentic "Man O War II" trim scheme.

Removable Landing Gear
The plug-in main landing gear can be replaced with simulated retracted wheels and the tail wheel can be removed for an authentic gear-up flight appearance.

Counter-Rotating Motors
Counter-rotating motors improve flight performance by virtually eliminating the adverse effects of torque.

Full Four-Channel Control
Four-channel control includes throttle, aileron, elevator and rudder with performance ultra micro linear long-throw servos.

Battery Hatch
The magnetically attached nose section of the B-17G conceals the battery compartment where the included 250mAh 1S 3.7V 20C Li-Po battery is installed.

 

 Product Specifications

Wingspan: 26.0 in (660mm)
Overall Length: 18.3 in (465mm)
Wing Area: 87.5 sq in (5.65 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 2.75 oz (78 g)
Motor Size: 6mm in runner (Left and RIght Rotation)
Radio: 4+ channel DSM2/DSMX transmitter required
CG (center of gravity): 38mm back from leading edge at wing root
Prop Size: 72x65 3 Blade
Speed Control : Brushed ESC (included)
Recommended Battery: 3.7V 1S 250mAh 20C LiPo Battery
Scale: 1/48th Scale
Experience Level: Intermediate
Is Assembly Required: No

Friday, October 3, 2014

Losi Introduces Brand New Rapid Charge Technology "Hyper Charge"



Micro-size, massive fun, quick charging!
Arriving At Red Rocket Hobbies - November 2014  New Hyper Charge Technology will charge your battery in a matter of minutes!



The 1/24-Scale Losi® Micro SCTE and Micro Rally X RTRs combine superior micro RC vehicle features with the latest in Dynamite® power system innovations. These Micros come jam-packed with features found in some of Losi’s best RC vehicles, including brushless power and 4WD capabilities that pummel the off-road without remorse. What separates these Micros from nearly every other RC vehicle on the market is the inclusion of the new Dynamite® HyperChargeTM system. This revolutionary system drastically reduces the amount of time it takes to return a depleted battery to a full charge to just minutes. The HyperCharge system plugs directly into the HyperCharge port underneath the chassis and is simple to use. To round out this already awesome package is the inclusion of a SpektrumTM DX2E 2.4GHz DSMR Radio System. Best of all, these Micros includes everything you need to get driving right down to transmitter batteries. 


Highlights:
  • Dynamite® HyperChargeTM system– charge in minutes
  • Dynamite® 1/24-scale Brushless system
  • SpektrumTM DX2E 2.4GHz DSMR Radio System
  • Two color choices per vehicle
  • Ready to run with everything included

KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
Dynamite® 7915Kv Brushless Motor
Dynamite® Fast Charger System - 15C charge rate
• SpektrumTM DX2E 2.4GHz Transmitter
• 225mAh ReactionTM series HyperChargeTM
optimized LiPo battery
HyperCharge port chassis integration



WHAT IS HYPER CHARGETM?
The Losi® Micro SCTE comes ready to get you driving ASAP with the Dynamite® LiPo HyperChargeTM system. Just plug the HyperCharge cable into the Micro SCTE HyperCharge port underneath the chassis and the Micro SCTE is just minutes away from a full charge, 95% faster than before. 

SPECIFICATIONS
Scale: 1/24
Length: 6.2" (163mm)
Width: 3.72" (94.5mm) Wheelbase: 3.9 in (99mm) Chassis: Moldedcompositetub Suspension: FullyIndependent Drivetrain: 4WDShaft-driven

Tire Type: SCT All-terrain 
Motor: Dynamite 7915Kv Brushless Motor Battery: 7.4V 225mAh LiPo
Charger: Dynamite HyperCharge System Radio: Spektrum DX2E

Kit/RTR: RTR Everything Included
Shock type: Coil-over, oil-filled
Ball Bearings: Complete including drivetrain