Air Age Media http://www.airage.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:04:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The UAVSA Drone Expo http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/12/19/the-uavsa-drone-expo/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/12/19/the-uavsa-drone-expo/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:00:32 +0000 Erica http://www.airage.com/?p=221156 The UAVSA Drone ExpoDrones Invade LA! The unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVSA) has established itself as a premier player in this fledgling industry, signing up thousands of new paid members in just a few short months while also rolling out the Drone Expo in Los Angeles on December 13, 2014. We are very excited to be a […]

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Drones Invade LA!
The unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVSA) has established itself as a premier player in this fledgling industry, signing up thousands of new paid members in just a few short months while also rolling out the Drone Expo in Los Angeles on December 13, 2014. We are very excited to be a part of this growing organization as the official UAVSA media partner.

“We’ve become the largest commercial drone association in the world almost overnight,” says UAVSA co-founder Keith Kaplan. “It’s really gone viral.”
Looking ahead, Kaplan sees the Drone Expo growing to rival organizations like the CES and other national trade shows in the next few years. Even in its first year, it exceeded expectations: during the first hour, more than 3,000 people had been admitted!

“Originally, we were going to hold this event at historic Santa Monica Municipal Airport, but there were two factors that made us change the location to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena,” he said. “The first was, if people purchased a drone at the show, they might want to take it outside and fly it right away — and that wouldn’t be a very good idea at an active airport.”

RotorDrone Magazine was part of all the action at the Drone Expo this past Saturday. Drones and their payload capacities were on display everywhere .The hit of the show was the new DJI Inspire (dji.com), which has a 12-megapixel camera that can take 4K video. The retractable arm system provides an unobstructed 360-degree view for the camera. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The Gravity controller from UAVX (uavx.com) also turned heads at the Drone Expo with its distinctive, bright orange housing, featuring a 7-inch,1280×800 WXGA touchscreen.

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Other attendees include lens and imaging manufacturer Zeiss — established in Jena, Germany in 1846 by legendary optical pioneer Carl Zeiss. They demonstrated their Cinemizer video goggles, which are gaining popularity among First-Person View pilots for their crystal-clear displays and ability to accept either an analog SD video signal or an HD video signal via an HDMI input. Also, renowned servo manufacturer Hitec (hitecrcd.com) made its official entry into the multirotor segment at Drone Expo with the debut of the Hitec Q-Cop 450 quadcopter.

Once the UAVSA is well established, the Tesla Foundation will spin it off to become its own, independent organization — a move that will happen relatively soon if the explosive growth of the industry is any indicator.

“Drones are a technology with almost unlimited potential,” said Kaplan. “Think back to when the first smartphones became available, maybe seven or eight years ago. There were like 1,000 apps available.

“Today, there are close to 1 billion apps on the market, and new ones are coming out constantly. It’s going to blow our minds, what we’ll be able to accomplish with this technology in the years ahead.” To read more about the Drone Expo that was in Los Angeles, pick up the January/February 2015 issue of RotorDrone Magazine or head over to RotorDroneMag.com .

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LA Drone Expo – Mark your calendars! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/12/02/la-drone-expo-mark-your-calendars/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/12/02/la-drone-expo-mark-your-calendars/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:57:08 +0000 Erica http://www.airage.com/?p=221143 LA Drone Expo – Mark your calendars!As the media partner for the UAVSA-Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association, our sister publication RotorDrone is happy to announce the first ever U.S. commercial Drone Expo, held in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Sports Arena on December 13, 2014. This all day event will feature the best cinematographers and drone operators Hollywood has to offer as […]

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As the media partner for the UAVSA-Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association, our sister publication RotorDrone is happy to announce the first ever U.S. commercial Drone Expo, held in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Sports Arena on December 13, 2014. This all day event will feature the best cinematographers and drone operators Hollywood has to offer as well as top manufactures such as DJI, 3D Robotics, Zeiss 3D, experts from UC Berkeley, USC, MIT, former White House counsel, the governor’s innovation officer, top production companies, and special guests. Included attractions will be filming and flying demonstrations, manufacture presentations, round table discussions, presentations on the future of drones in the industry and beyond, special attractions, music, games, and much more!

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The 2015 RotorDrone Gear Guide is Here! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/11/20/the-2015-rotordrone-gear-guide-is-here/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/11/20/the-2015-rotordrone-gear-guide-is-here/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:53:07 +0000 Erica http://www.airage.com/?p=221135 The 2015 RotorDrone Gear Guide is Here!THE LATEST MULTIROTOR TECH, TOOLS & TOYS! With the frantic pace of innovation in the multirotor segment going on right now, new products are being announced almost by the day. The options available to pilots of all experience levels – from completely green newbies to seasoned pros – have never been better. We decided it […]

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THE LATEST MULTIROTOR TECH, TOOLS & TOYS!

With the frantic pace of innovation in the multirotor segment going on right now, new products are being announced almost by the day. The options available to pilots of all experience levels – from completely green newbies to seasoned pros – have never been better. We decided it was about time to put together a guide showcasing that diversity, with a special focus on turnkey quads that are ready to fly so that newer enthusiasts can see what’s out there. Of course, rookies get experience quickly and turn into veterans, so we also wanted to make sure we included a selection of the advanced gear — camera and video hardware, radios, even a couple build-it-yourself rigs — that keeps pushing the envelope in this exciting market. Regardless of your budget or your experience level, there’s a lot out there to choose from and even more room to grow.  Take a look!

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RC Car Action’s Kevin Hetmanski on the scene at SEMA 2014! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/11/07/air-age-media-on-the-scene-at-sema/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/11/07/air-age-media-on-the-scene-at-sema/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:50:40 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=221095 RC Car Action’s Kevin Hetmanski on the scene at SEMA 2014!Kevin Hetmanski, senior editor at RC Car Action, and Yvonne DeFrancesco, Air Age Media’s EVP and publisher, were in attendance at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. As always, SEMA was a full-size event like no other. Kev’s Bench: Hot Stuff Spotted at the SEMA Show By Kevin Hetmanski The SEMA show in […]

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Kevin Hetmanski, senior editor at RC Car Action, and Yvonne DeFrancesco, Air Age Media’s EVP and publisher, were in attendance at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. As always, SEMA was a full-size event like no other.

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Kev’s Bench: Hot Stuff Spotted at the SEMA Show

By Kevin Hetmanski

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest trends, parts and builds in the full-size car world and every year thousands of people in the automotive industry make their way to this iconic show. The show is only happening for four days and you need all of that and more to be able to see everything that it has to offer. I do my best to attend the SEMA show every year and you may be asking yourself why would a RC guy want to go to a full-size show such as this? For me the show is a way to get ideas for project builds and articles that I can share with all of you. I brought my camera with me and shot hundreds of photos of awesome cars and trucks and my list of ideas has grown a lot. Here are just a few of the highlights from the show.

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There’s so much going on at the SEMA show. It will take you a good part of the day just to check out the stuff going on in the parking lot.

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Traxxas has a big booth at the show every year and it’s always full of people. Besides all the cool RC cars and the full-size SST truck they even have the occasional autograph session. The entire John Force racing crew was on hand to sign autographs for the long line of fans that went all the way around the booth.

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Axial Racing had vehicles all over the show in various booths and finding all of them was like playing Where’s Waldo. Sometimes you are surprised by what you find like this new set of Falken 2.2-inch tires on an Axial Yeti.

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Check out this trick mud truck called Huckzilla. This is a truck that you can totally build an RC version of. With some tubing you can easily have a chassis then all you have to add are axles, tires, rims and transmission from RC4WD and you can top it off with a HPI’s 1979 Ford pickup body.

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HPI spent the entire week outside in the Ford Out Front section of the show showing off its Ford bodied sedans and trucks. They even let the crowd get in on the fun by giving them a car and a radio and letting them get a few laps in on the try me track. While in the booth we found this awesome HPI Vaughn Gittin Jr. Spec 5 Concept Mustang RTR. You never know what you’re going to see.

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The guys at Rockstar Garage built this trick old school Ford Bronco. They are sponsored by Horizon Hobby and we hope that this project inspires the gang over there to release a vehicle like this.

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How awesome is this Jeep FC170? It’s been made even cooler with the addition of those awesome tracks. Someone needs to build an RC version of this truck and submit it to Readers’ Rides. RC4WD has the tracks and the chassis and drivetrain is easy to find. The body however, would have to be custom made. That’s easy!

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RC4WD even had a few trucks at the show. These two Trailfinder 2 trucks grabbed a lot of attention all week long. They have the perfect scale look for the SEMA show.

 

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Radio Control Car Action has been the number-one RC brand on Facebook ever since the 180,000 Likes mark, and thanks to readers like you we haven’t slowed down since then! Our Facebook page just reached a new milestone at over 300,000 Likes, and we appreciate you making us part of your RC experience. We’ll keep the good stuff flowing into your feed every day. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest too!

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Air Age Media Joins Forces with UAV Systems Association http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/28/air-age-media-partners-with-uav-systems-association/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/28/air-age-media-partners-with-uav-systems-association/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:30:30 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=221047 Air Age Media Joins Forces with UAV Systems AssociationRotorDrone Magazine is now the official publication of UAVSA. Air Age Media, the publisher of RotorDrone Magazine, is proud to announce that it is joining with UAV Systems Association in mutual support of the rapidly emerging drone and quadcopter industry, and its potential to cause a tremendous shift in our everyday lives. Not only is RotorDrone Magazine now the official publication of UAVSA, but it will also be a sponsor of UAV Systems Association’s Drone Expo on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in California.

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RotorDrone Magazine is now the official publication of UAVSA

Wilton, CT—October 28, 2014— Air Age Media, the publisher of RotorDrone Magazine, is proud to announce that it is joining with UAV Systems Association in mutual support of the rapidly emerging drone and quadcopter industry, and its potential to cause a tremendous shift in our everyday lives. Not only is RotorDrone Magazine now the official publication of UAVSA, but it will also be a sponsor of UAV Systems Association’s Drone Expo on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in California.

This new partnership expands RotorDrone Magazine’s reach and takes advantage of the highly anticipated expansion in the marketplace. UAVSA’s strong ties to the FAA will be instrumental in providing RotorDrone Magazine with the latest policy decisions as the social integration of this technology unfolds. UAV Systems Association is also holding the United States first-ever commercial drone expo, and will then spread the word on an aerial cinematography world tour that will be held at 48 different locations. Together, the UAVSA and RotorDrone Magazine are paving the way for a new lifestyle to be born.

“We are known in our industry as the go-to publisher for high-quality content, extensive coverage and nearly 80% audience reach. The UAVSA shares the same passion as we do in providing its members with the latest information and developments as they emerge from this explosive industry. We are proud to be a sponsor and the official publication of the UAVSA,” said Air Age Media’s EVP Yvonne DeFrancesco. “In this new industry of drones for peaceful commercial and non-commercial use, RotorDrone Magazine and UAVSA unite to educate and promote the many opportunities that UAS will bring to the skies in our local communities,” said UAVSA’S Chairman Wilhelm Cashen.

About Air Age Media
Air Age Media is the largest multimedia publisher of information for enthusiasts of radio-control cars, planes and multirotors. In addition to six market-leading magazines devoted to RC, aviation history and diecast models, Air Age Media produces a full line of ancillary products including books, special issues, DVDs, a network of 9 websites and RCX, the world’s largest radio control expo. Air Age Media’s network of category-leading magazines reaches more than 1 million readers across the full age spectrum, from young action-sports fans to seasoned modelers.
About UAV Systems Association

UAVSA was founded by professionals with a deep passion for technology and flight. They consist of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, software publishers, professional photographers and enthusiasts. The UAVSA strives to be the voice for the collective commercial UAV/Drone community with their membership in the FAA- sanctioned Center of Excellence. This CoE establishes the laws and guidelines for the legal commercial operation of UAV/Drones in the USA with the participation of major universities and research partners.

Press Contact:
Erica Driver, 203.529.4652, ericad@airage.com

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The 2015 RC Car Action Buyer’s Guide is here! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/22/the-2015-rc-car-action-buyers-guide-is-here/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/22/the-2015-rc-car-action-buyers-guide-is-here/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:35:25 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=221050 The 2015 RC Car Action Buyer’s Guide is here!The 2015 Buyer’s Guide special issue is the ultimate go-to product guide for RC enthusiasts. This best-selling annual issue features three amazing project vehicles, the best RC gear, and more than 600 of this year’s hottest RC products. The RC Car Action Buyer’s Guide has all you need to know to get started in RC, […]

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The 2015 Buyer’s Guide special issue is the ultimate go-to product guide for RC enthusiasts. This best-selling annual issue features three amazing project vehicles, the best RC gear, and more than 600 of this year’s hottest RC products. The RC Car Action Buyer’s Guide has all you need to know to get started in RC, available now in print and digital versions.

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Flight Journal Nominated for Most Inspirational Story — Cast Your Vote Today! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/20/flight-journal-nominated-for-most-inspirational-story-cast-your-vote-today/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/20/flight-journal-nominated-for-most-inspirational-story-cast-your-vote-today/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:39:57 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=221040 Flight Journal Nominated for Most Inspirational Story —  Cast Your Vote Today!Flight Journal is incredibly proud to announce that we are a finalist in the Barnes & Noble/ NOOK Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards! Nocturnal Gamble by Martin K.A. Morgan, featured in our December 2014 D-Day issue, was chosen from hundreds of entries in the Most Inspirational Story category. Please take the time to vote today and […]

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Flight Journal is incredibly proud to announce that we are a finalist in the Barnes & Noble/ NOOK Readers’ Choice Newsstand Awards! Nocturnal Gamble by Martin K.A. Morgan, featured in our December 2014 D-Day issue, was chosen from hundreds of entries in the Most Inspirational Story category. Please take the time to vote today and thank you in advance for your support of Flight Journal!

Read “Nocturnal Gamble” and cast your vote here: http://www.nook.com/readerschoice

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Electric Flight Buyer’s Guide 2015 http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/09/electric-flight-buyers-guide-2015/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/10/09/electric-flight-buyers-guide-2015/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:48:36 +0000 Erica http://www.airage.com/?p=221030 Electric Flight Buyer’s Guide 2015What a way to ring in 2015! There really is something for everyone in this packed-to the-gills issue of Electric Flight — from trainers to 3D aerobats and WW II warbirds to multirotors, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in our annual Editors’ Picks Buyer’s Guide! With this being the first issue for 2015, […]

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What a way to ring in 2015! There really is something for everyone in this packed-to the-gills issue of Electric Flight — from trainers to 3D aerobats and WW II warbirds to multirotors, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in our annual Editors’ Picks Buyer’s Guide!

With this being the first issue for 2015, we start winding down with the outdoor action and enter our hobby’s traditional building season. Less flying means more time to fix, repair, and build, as well as to dream of that next great RC model. And there’s no better place to start looking than our annual Editors’ Picks Buyer’s Guide featuring more than 60 of our favorite planes, multirotors and helicopters. There’s a lot to choose from, including the latest rotordrones, which are the hottest flyers around.  These aircrafts are hand-picked and editor-approved so you can rest assured that you’ll find nothing but the best in quality and performance in this awesome go-to guide.

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All The Action From The IFMAR Worlds! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/29/all-the-action-from-the-ifmar-worlds/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/29/all-the-action-from-the-ifmar-worlds/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:18:13 +0000 Erica http://www.airage.com/?p=221015 All The  Action From The IFMAR Worlds!  Our man Carl Hyndman spent the week in Messina, Italy where the fastest RC pros on the planet battled to earn the title of 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Scale Off-Road Champion. For a look at the action on the track, details on the cars, and of course, the down-low on who won all the marbles, […]

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Our man Carl Hyndman spent the week in Messina, Italy where the fastest RC pros on the planet battled to earn the title of 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Scale Off-Road Champion. For a look at the action on the track, details on the cars, and of course, the down-low on who won all the marbles, just click. FOR MORE, CLICK HERE»

 

 

 

 

 

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