Air Age Media http://www.airage.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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 ericad 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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Family Events Signed As Producer Of RCX – The Ultimate Radio Control Expo http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/29/family-events-signed-as-producer-of-rcx-the-ultimate-radio-control-expo/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/29/family-events-signed-as-producer-of-rcx-the-ultimate-radio-control-expo/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:11 +0000 ericad http://www.airage.com/?p=221002 Family Events Signed As Producer Of RCX – The Ultimate Radio Control Expo(Indianapolis, IN)- Officials of RCX LLC. and Air Age, Inc. announce that The Promotion Co. Inc. – Family Events is signed to produce the signature annual event of the radio control industry known as RCX – The Ultimate Radio Control Expo. Family Events will organize, produce, advertise, operate, sell and market the 13th annual RCX […]

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(Indianapolis, IN)- Officials of RCX LLC. and Air Age, Inc. announce that The Promotion Co. Inc. – Family Events is signed to produce the signature annual event of the radio control industry known as RCX – The Ultimate Radio Control Expo. Family Events will organize, produce, advertise, operate, sell and market the 13th annual RCX on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2015 at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on behalf of RCX LLC. and Air Age, Inc.

RCX is riding a wave of unprecedented growth in the radio control hobby industry sector. Record-setting enthusiast crowds grow each year at the event to see and try the industry’s latest products including radio control drones, helicopters, planes, race cars, off-road trucks, diecast models, 3D printing and more. From “try-me” areas to indoor and outdoor fly zones, race courses of all types, full-size display vehicles, demos and celebrity appearances; RCX is known as the greatest RC show ever. Manufacturers from all across the industry show off their latest gear and innovations at RCX to eager crowds looking for excitement and interactive experiences.

Yvonne DeFrancesco, Executive Vice-President of Air Age Media & RCX LLC said: “By assembling an Expo where the best Manufacturers and the most enthusiastic crowds can come together, we created something very special with RCX. We are very happy to announce that Family Events is coming in to help us grow the event and the industries we serve. Family Events is well known for its expertise in producing enthusiast events and has successful existing relationships with several manufacturers that exhibit at RCX. Family Events has years of experience in putting on shows and we are very confident that they will seamlessly assume all of the sales, marketing and operations of the event, allowing us to focus on our rapidly growing media platforms.”

Chris Dickerson, Vice President Sales and Marketing with Horizon Hobby LLC. said: “It’s great news to hear that Family Events is coming on board at RCX as producers. We work with Family Events at their Off-Road Expo at Fairplex in Pomona as well as their 4-Wheel Jamboree series and Monster Truck Nationals series, and have enjoyed the association over several years. They are very skilled at advertising and marketing and then smoothly running the operations of big shows. We get great exposure and our customers get to try out our products and pick up advice direct from our product specialists. We put consumers first at Horizon, and Family Events gets that. We look forward to working with them at RCX in 2015.”

Mike Moore, President of The Promotion Co. Inc. – Family Events said: “RCX is a fantastic event and we are honored to be chosen by Air Age to help achieve the vision they have for its future growth. We include RC sponsors and vendors in many of our automotive enthusiast events and are very impressed with how the hobby is growing in popularity. With RCX we can focus on the segment and lend our experience in marketing and production in an exciting new arena. We are fired up for May and the 2015 RCX!”

Information about RCX can be found at rcx.com or facebook.com/RCExpo.

ABOUT Air Age, Inc.: Air Age Media is the largest multimedia publisher of information for enthusiasts of radio-control cars, planes and boats. In addition to six market-leading magazines devoted to RC, aviation and diecast models, Air Age Media produces a full line of ancillary products including books, special issues, DVDs, a network of 10 websites, RCX, the world’s largest radio control expo and The Radio Control Show, the only weekly RC show on the web. 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 The Promotion Co. Inc. – Family Events: Based in Indianapolis and founded by native entrepreneur C. Bruce Hubley, Family Events is a full service promotion and marketing firm specializing in producing family entertainment and motorsports events since 1976. The company has served more than 50 markets nationally, with 30 to 40 scheduled events per year. Leading events owned and/or produced by Family Events include the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series, the Monster Truck Nationals Series, Off-Road Expo, Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals, Street Machine Nationals Series, Hot Bike Tour, Indy Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National, AutoFests, The International Mother Road Route 66 Festival and Car Show, and now RCX. A full list of events and information is provided online at www.familyevents.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Matthew Louck – mlouck@familyevents.com – (317) 563-2320

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Model Airplane News December 2014 http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/26/model-airplane-news-december-2014/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/26/model-airplane-news-december-2014/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:33:02 +0000 ericad http://www.airage.com/?p=220998 Model Airplane News December 2014The December issue is packed with everything scale by popular demand-from how to make your own decals to a 40% scale kit that is like the real thing, this issue will surely make anyone’s scale aircraft a showstopper. Don’t miss the featured coverage of memorable events including The Biggest Little Airshow event at Pearl Harbor.  […]

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The December issue is packed with everything scale by popular demand-from how to make your own decals to a 40% scale kit that is like the real thing, this issue will surely make anyone’s scale aircraft a showstopper. Don’t miss the featured coverage of memorable events including The Biggest Little Airshow event at Pearl Harbor.  This magazine marks the last in our 85th anniversary celebration, and is something you want to get your hands on.

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RC Helicopter Buyer’s Guide 2014 http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/04/rc-helicopter-buyers-guide-2014/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/04/rc-helicopter-buyers-guide-2014/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:58:50 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220979 RC Helicopter Buyer’s Guide 2014Whether you’re looking to buy your first model or are upgrading to a heli that can perform awesome 3D aerobatics, the 2014 Radio Control Helicopter Buyer’s Guide is a must-have resource! Categorized by section, from engines to rotor blades and more, this exclusive, standalone guide will feature something for every heli enthusiast. With 250 product […]

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Whether you’re looking to buy your first model or are upgrading to a heli that can perform awesome 3D aerobatics, the 2014 Radio Control Helicopter Buyer’s Guide is a must-have resource! Categorized by section, from engines to rotor blades and more, this exclusive, standalone guide will feature something for every heli enthusiast. With 250 product features,  and a new quadcopter section, you won’t find a more comprehensive guide for helis anywhere!

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RC Car Action Expands Editorial Team with Author/Photographer Carl Hyndman http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/03/rc-car-action-expands-editorial-team-with-authorphotographer-carl-hyndman/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/09/03/rc-car-action-expands-editorial-team-with-authorphotographer-carl-hyndman/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:40:35 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220974 RC Car Action Expands Editorial Team with Author/Photographer Carl HyndmanAir Age Media has announced that Carl Hyndman has joined the editorial team of RC Car Action. Carl comes to Air Age Media with extensive experience in the creative field with a focus on writing, photography, marketing, promotions and art direction in the action-sports arena and hobby publishing industry. His prior employers include Plan B […]

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Air Age Media has announced that Carl Hyndman has joined the editorial team of RC Car
Action. Carl comes to Air Age Media with extensive experience in the creative field with a focus
on writing, photography, marketing, promotions and art direction in the action-sports arena and
hobby publishing industry. His prior employers include Plan B Skateboards, DC Shoes, HPI
Racing, and Type A Snowboards. In addition to his proven skills, Carl’s southern California
location and connections will be an asset to RC Car Action’s editorial strategy.

In his position as Editor, Carl’s creativity and hobby experience will fuel exciting content both
online and in print. “I’ve always been passionate about the hobby. From racing to backyard
bashing, I love it all,” said Carl. “I’m ready to share that passion with RC Car Action’s audience
through my writing as well as a camera lens, and I hope they love it as much as I do.” Air Age
Media CEO and Publisher, Louis DeFrancesco, expressed his eager anticipation of Carl’s
contributions. “Carl is more than just an accomplished RC enthusiast. He has a wide creative
range as an author, photographer, and graphic artist, and is embedded in southern California’s
action-sports culture. We look forward to Carl bringing that unique energy to RC Car Action.”
Carl will be based in Laguna Nigel, CA, and report directly to RC Car Action Editorial Director
Peter Vieira. He can be reached at carlh@airage.com and 203.529.4641.

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Matt Boyd Returns to Die Cast X as Executive Editor http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/06/20/matt-boyd-returns-to-die-cast-x-as-executive-editor/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/06/20/matt-boyd-returns-to-die-cast-x-as-executive-editor/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:05:52 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220902 Matt Boyd Returns to Die Cast X as Executive EditorWilton, CT— We are pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Boyd to the position of Executive Editor of Die Cast X magazine. Matt is a familiar face at Air Age Media, having first joined us in 2001 as an Assistant Editor. Matt quickly established himself as a valuable and versatile member of the team, having […]

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Wilton, CT— We are pleased to announce the appointment of Matt
Boyd to the position of Executive Editor of Die Cast X magazine.

Matt is a familiar face at Air Age Media, having first joined us in 2001 as an Assistant Editor. Matt quickly established himself as a valuable and versatile member of the team, having wor ked on nearly every publication in Air Age Media’s portfolio over the years. A lifelong diecast enthusiast, Matt helped launch Die Cast X in 2005 and served as its Editor until 2009, helping to guide its creative direction into the leading diecas t publication in the industry.
“I’m so happy to be back on the Die Cast X team,” said Matt. “ It’s kind of a homecoming for me — having been here at the beginning I feel a tremendous connection to, and pride in, DCX. I’m looking forward to help bring the number-one brand in hobby enthusiast media to even greater heights. There’s so much passion in this hobby, and Die Cast X delivers it to readers like nobody else. This is going to be a fun ride!”

Air Age Media CEO and Publisher, Louis DeFrancesco, is equally thrilled to have Matt back in t he fold. “Not only is Matt an expert in the diecast world, but he is also true car guy throug h and through and passionate about all things automotive — it’s great to have him back on the team!”

Matt will be based in Air Age Media’s Wilton, CT, home office and can be reached at mattb@airage.com.

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Getting Started in RC Airplanes http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/06/13/getting-started-in-rc-airplanes/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/06/13/getting-started-in-rc-airplanes/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:44:11 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220896 Getting Started in RC AirplanesWritten by our senior tech editor, Gerry Yarrish, this popular book has been helping thousands of RC pilots earn their wings for more than a decade. Now updated with the latest radio technology, the lowdown on electric and glow power systems, and setup tips for ARFs, this new version will continue to educate the next […]

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Written by our senior tech editor, Gerry Yarrish, this popular book has been helping thousands of RC pilots earn their wings for more than a decade. Now updated with the latest radio technology, the lowdown on electric and glow power systems, and setup tips for ARFs, this new version will continue to educate the next generation of fliers. Gerry brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience in the hobby to this comprehensive beginner’s guide and showcases the latest airplanes and equipment. From setting up your RC workshop and building your first serious model airplane, to taking off and landing, this book includes all the tips and tricks you’ll need to know to get in the air. Get ready to have some fun!

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RCX 2014: Another Success! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/05/20/rcx-2014-another-success/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/05/20/rcx-2014-another-success/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 21:33:29 +0000 Suki Saunders http://www.airage.com/?p=220848 RCX 2014: Another Success!This past weekend, RCX 2014 took over the OC Fair & Convention Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Packed with thousands of excited RC enthusiasts, this year’s show had more to see and do than ever before. From indoor fly-zones and try-me tracks, to celebrity appearances and all of the hottest RC products under one roof, […]

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This past weekend, RCX 2014 took over the OC Fair & Convention Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Packed with thousands of excited RC enthusiasts, this year’s show had more to see and do than ever before. From indoor fly-zones and try-me tracks, to celebrity appearances and all of the hottest RC products under one roof, RCX 2014 had something for everyone.

Stay tuned for more RCX action and exclusives on RCCarAction.com and ModelAirplaneNews.com — and make sure you like our Facebook pages too.(facebook.com/ModelAirplaneNews and facebook.com/RCCarAction)

A huge thank you to all who attended and made RCX 2014 one for the record books, and we can’t wait to see you all next year!

Here are some of our favorite photos taken during RCX 2014:

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RCX Kicks Off Tomorrow! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/05/16/rcx-kicks-off-tomorrow/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/05/16/rcx-kicks-off-tomorrow/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 21:08:28 +0000 Suki Saunders http://www.airage.com/?p=220803 RCX Kicks Off Tomorrow!RCX is almost here! We hope you’ll join us this weekend (May 17 & 18) at the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center, but if you can’t be at RCX in person, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the live coverage our editors will be posting from this year’s show! Bookmark RCCarAction.com and ModelAirplaneNews.com, and make sure […]

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RCX is almost here! We hope you’ll join us this weekend (May 17 & 18) at the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center, but if you can’t be at RCX in person, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the live coverage our editors will be posting from this year’s show!

Bookmark RCCarAction.com and ModelAirplaneNews.com, and make sure you like our Facebook pages (facebook.com/ModelAirplaneNews and facebook.com/RCCarAction) so that you don’t miss any exciting, up-to-the-minute RCX news!

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Kevin Hetmanski Returns to RC Car Action as Technical Editor http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/05/13/kevin-hetmanski-returns-to-rc-car-action-as-technical-editor/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/05/13/kevin-hetmanski-returns-to-rc-car-action-as-technical-editor/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 19:17:53 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220783 Kevin Hetmanski Returns to RC Car Action as Technical EditorWilton, CT— Air Age Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Hetmanski to the position of Technical Editor. Kevin is a familiar face at Air Age Media, having first joined the team in 2000 as an Assistant Editor. Kevin quickly estab-lished himself as a prolific hobbyist and skilled craftsman, and built many of […]

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Wilton, CT— Air Age Media is pleased to announce the appointment
of Kevin Hetmanski to the position of Technical Editor.

Kevin is a familiar face at Air Age Media, having first joined the team in 2000 as an Assistant Editor. Kevin quickly estab-lished himself as a prolific hobbyist and skilled craftsman, and built many of RC Car Action’s most popular “Project” cars. With his return to RC Car Action as Technical Editor, Kevin will put his creativity and insight to work in all of our media channels to inspire hobbyists of all levels.

“I’m very excited to be back on the RC Car Action team,” said Kevin. “I’m looking forward to covering the hobby I enjoy so much with the number-one brand in radio control media. RC Car Action has been a huge part of my life since I built my first monster truck in the 80s, and I can’t wait to share my RC experiences with the readers.”

 Air Age Media CEO and Publisher, Louis DeFrancesco, shares Kevin’s enthusiasm. “Not only is Kevin an important part of the RC Car Action team, but he is also the living embodiment of the brand. His knowledge and passion for the market, and his deep well of technical insight and creativity, will be a great asset here.”

 Kevin will be based in Southern California and can be reached at kevinh@airage.com.

About Air Age Media
Air Age Media is the largest multimedia publisher of content dedicated to radio-control cars, planes, and helis and empowers its readership to become informed, skillful hobbyists. In addition to six market-leading publications devoted to RC, aviation, and diecast, Air Age Media produces a full line of ancillary products including books, special issues, DVDs, a network of 7 websites, RCX—the world’s largest radio control expo—and The Radio Control Show—the only weekly RC show. Air Age Media’s network of assets reaches more than 1 million enthusiasts and consumers of all ages and levels of expertise.

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