Air Age Media http://www.airage.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:21:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Road to RCX: Battle of the Builders is Back! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/04/07/road-to-rcx-battle-of-the-builders-is-back/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/04/07/road-to-rcx-battle-of-the-builders-is-back/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:17:57 +0000 Suki Saunders http://www.airage.com/?p=220757 Road to RCX: Battle of the Builders is Back!The ultimate RC expo is just around the corner, and we’ve been hard at work making sure that this year’s event at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, will be the biggest and best yet! Back by popular demand, the Battle of the Builders static scale competition will again be hosted […]

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The ultimate RC expo is just around the corner, and we’ve been hard at work making sure that this year’s event at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, will be the biggest and best yet! Back by popular demand, the Battle of the Builders static scale competition will again be hosted by the Scale Squadron of Southern California. This year, they will award over $1,500 in cash and prizes to winners in several classes!

Entry into the competition is free and includes a free RCX pass, so to guarantee a spot on the judging tables, register in advance. You can register for the contest and purchase your tickets by clicking here.

Held the weekend of May 17 and 18, RCX will feature all the latest our hobby has to offer. The Battle of the Builders is only one of the many reasons to join us for an awesome weekend. See you there!

Check out these photos from last year’s Battle of the Builders contest.

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RotorDrone: Behind the Scenes of Our New Special Issue http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/03/26/rotordrone-behind-the-scenes-of-our-new-special-issue/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/03/26/rotordrone-behind-the-scenes-of-our-new-special-issue/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:58:04 +0000 Suki Saunders http://www.airage.com/?p=220746 RotorDrone: Behind the Scenes of Our New Special IssueWe’ve been hard at work on the first issue of RotorDrone, our new special issue that will be filled with excellent coverage of the world of multirotors. Check out this behind-the-scenes peek at what has gone into the making of RotorDrone, and make sure you pick up your copy on April 22 at newsstands everywhere or subscribe […]

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We’ve been hard at work on the first issue of RotorDrone, our new special issue that will be filled with excellent coverage of the world of multirotors. Check out this behind-the-scenes peek at what has gone into the making of RotorDrone, and make sure you pick up your copy on April 22 at newsstands everywhere or subscribe at AirAgeStore.com.

Senior technical editor Gerry Yarrish and staff photographer Peter Hall recently spent a day shooting setup shots for the first issue. They chatted with Marc D’Antonio, owner/operator of FX Models in Terryville, CT and were able to get a new point of view of the emerging quadcopter and drone industry/market.

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Marc has started several small companies from RC submarines to special effects for TV commercials and much more. Marc and a team of engineers and scientists are working on projects that will greatly improve the reach of quadcopter technology while making them easier and safer to operate! Want to learn more? Read our article in the first issue!

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Peter Hall setting up a shot of Marc in his FX Models office.

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Marc’s a passionate guy for sure! Here he’s showing some screenshots of night ops for one of his quads and showing waypoints for a quad with GPS tracking.

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Marc and his small DJI Phantom.

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Here’s the Phantom transmitter with video display screen for FPV flying.

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FX Models’ Prototype rotordrone is huge. It weighs 11 pounds and has a payload lift capacity of 9 pounds! Serious power system.

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The protective clear dome sort of makes the FX Models quad look a lot like Robbie the Robot from the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet. A fact not lost with Marc as it was his intent.

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Peter Hall adjusting his camera and getting ready for the perfect shot!

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RC Car Action’s Aaron Waldron On the Scene at the 2014 Cactus Classic! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/03/18/rc-car-actions-aaron-waldron-on-the-scene-at-the-2014-cactus-classic/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/03/18/rc-car-actions-aaron-waldron-on-the-scene-at-the-2014-cactus-classic/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:28:11 +0000 Kate Pierpont http://www.airage.com/?p=220721 RC Car Action’s Aaron Waldron On the Scene at the 2014 Cactus Classic!One of the longest-tenured races in RC, the 28th Annual Cactus Classic ran for the final time this past weekend at the original Scottsdale RC Speedway in Scottsdale, AZ, and RC Car Action‘s own Aaron Waldron was there to cover the race from start to finish. Along with longtime RC Car Action contributor and photographer […]

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One of the longest-tenured races in RC, the 28th Annual Cactus Classic ran for the final time this past weekend at the original Scottsdale RC Speedway in Scottsdale, AZ, and RC Car Action‘s own Aaron Waldron was there to cover the race from start to finish. Along with longtime RC Car Action contributor and photographer Joel Navarro, Aaron got in deep with the racers and went behind the scenes at the event that signaled the beginning of a revolution that forever changed the electric off-road world.

Last year, the local Hobbytown USA franchise that owns SRS announced that the race would move to a new indoor facility, but decided to organize the race at the original outdoor track for one final time, after determining that the new building would not be prepared in time. According to Aaron, “This year’s track was one of the fastest  in years, with plenty of high-speed corners without large jumps to gamble jumping in the wind, which made for incredibly close racing. The layout was blanketed in sugar to create a sandpaper-like texture that helps the surface hold together and increase traction to a level similar to flypaper. The sugared surface was what served as the catalyst for last year’s wild results that flipped the 2WD buggy division upside down.”

With a high-speed layout on such a high-traction surface, the final Cactus Classic titles before the race moves indoors in 2015 was truly anyone’s to win. Interested in who took home the glory this year?  To see more of RC Car Action’s in-depth coverage of the 28th annual Cactus Classic, plus read about the final results and winners,  like RC Car Action on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram, and read all about it on RCCarAction.com!

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Model Airplane News’ Road to Top Gun http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/03/17/mans-road-to-top-gun-stunning-stuka/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/03/17/mans-road-to-top-gun-stunning-stuka/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:58:18 +0000 Suki Saunders http://www.airage.com/?p=220706 Model Airplane News’ Road to Top GunFor the last quarter century, Model Airplane News has been proud to sponsor the prestigious Top Gun Scale Invitational, which will take place soon in Lakeland, Florida April 29 – May 4. Our editors are already gearing up for the event and their annual “Road to Top Gun” feature, which showcases the new planes and […]

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For the last quarter century, Model Airplane News has been proud to sponsor the prestigious Top Gun Scale Invitational, which will take place soon in Lakeland, Florida April 29 – May 4. Our editors are already gearing up for the event and their annual “Road to Top Gun” feature, which showcases the new planes and pilots who will be attending, is in the May issue. Check out this new Top Gun contender, a Stuka built by Brazilian national champion Fernando Bellegarde, and if you’re at the competition this year be sure to say hello to editors Gerry Yarrish and Debra Cleghorn, who will be on the flightline with cameras in hand.

Competing in Expert, this Stuka is a modified Ziroli kit that’s powered by a DLE 55 engine with a shaft extender. The plane’s modifications include a three-piece wing and dive siren, and the plane’s winter camo scheme is based on those of a Stuka that fought in Finland and Russia in 1942 and 1943. The paint job alone took Fernando over 70 days to complete! We don’t even want to ask how long it will take to build a crate to safely ship this beauty from Brazil to Lakeland! Safe travels, Fernando … we look forward to seeing you and your magnificent plane soon!

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RC Car Action Hits 100,000 Likes! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/02/20/rc-car-action-hits-10000-likes/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/02/20/rc-car-action-hits-10000-likes/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:41:53 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220668 RC Car Action Hits 100,000 Likes!You know that moment of pride you feel when your car’s odometer rolls over to 100,000 miles? It feels even better when you’re counting Facebook Likes. Air Age Media is thrilled to announce that RC Car Action is not only the world’s best-selling RC car magazine, it is also the number-one RC media brand on […]

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You know that moment of pride you feel when your car’s odometer rolls over to 100,000 miles? It feels even better when you’re counting Facebook Likes. Air Age Media is thrilled to announce that RC Car Action is not only the world’s best-selling RC car magazine, it is also the number-one RC media brand on Facebook. Onward!

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Win Our $2,200 TGN-Equipped Losi 5IVE-T! http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/02/19/win-our-2200-tgn-equipped-losi-5ive-t/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/02/19/win-our-2200-tgn-equipped-losi-5ive-t/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:21:29 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220664 Win Our $2,200 TGN-Equipped Losi 5IVE-T!The April issue of RCCA is on sale now and features our Losi 5IVE-T “Skull Crusher” build, complete with go-fast gear from TGN, Losi, Pro-Line, and Hitec. Here’s the best part: we’re giving this $2,200 machine away! All you have to do to enter the contest is “Like” us on Facebook and fill in a […]

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The April issue of RCCA is on sale now and features our Losi 5IVE-T “Skull Crusher” build, complete with go-fast gear from TGN, Losi, Pro-Line, and Hitec. Here’s the best part: we’re giving this $2,200 machine away! All you have to do to enter the contest is “Like” us on Facebook and fill in a few blanks. Click here for your chance to win!

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Air Age Media Launches RotorDrone Magazine and Companion Website RotorDroneMag.com http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/01/27/air-age-media-launches-rotordrone-magazine-and-companion-website-rotordronemag-com/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/01/27/air-age-media-launches-rotordrone-magazine-and-companion-website-rotordronemag-com/#comments Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:31:22 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220629 Air Age Media Launches RotorDrone Magazine and Companion Website RotorDroneMag.comAlways one step ahead of the pack, Air Age Media has added a new title to its prestigious stable of industry-defining magazines. RotorDrone will focus on the rapidly growing segment of multi-rotors and inspire pilots of all abilities to take their flying and video/photography hobbies to the next level. Along with expert aircraft and top […]

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Always one step ahead of the pack, Air Age Media has added a new title to its prestigious stable of industry-defining magazines. RotorDrone will focus on the rapidly growing segment of multi-rotors and inspire pilots of all abilities to take their flying and video/photography hobbies to the next level. Along with expert aircraft and top picks in accessories, this groundbreaking title and website will include pro setup and flight tips, plus in-depth looks at multi-rotor aircraft being used in various real-world applications. RotorDroneMag.com and a Facebook page are active and updated on a daily basis with the latest in the daily-expanding world of multi-rotor flight.
The first issue of RotorDrone will be on sale April 22, with expanded distribution in Walmart and Barnes & Noble stores. Digital editions are available via AirAgeStore.com

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It’s Awards Season! RC Car Action’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/01/27/its-awards-season-rc-car-actions-2014-readers-choice-awards/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/01/27/its-awards-season-rc-car-actions-2014-readers-choice-awards/#comments Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:22:23 +0000 Holly Hansen http://www.airage.com/?p=220625 It’s Awards Season! RC Car Action’s 2014 Readers’ Choice AwardsIt’s that time of year again! Since 1995, the editors of RC Car Action have asked their readership to determine who makes the best cars, trucks, and gear in the RC industry. Votes are tallied in 18 categories and then the winners are announced at Air Age Media’s annual RCX show, which will take place […]

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It’s that time of year again! Since 1995, the editors of RC Car Action have asked their readership to determine who makes the best cars, trucks, and gear in the RC industry. Votes are tallied in 18 categories and then the winners are announced at Air Age Media’s annual RCX show, which will take place this year on May 17-18 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. To add to the excitement, one voter is selected at random to receive a number-one vehicle choice from the winning models! Be sure to check back for the exciting results of these prestigious awards and in the August 2014 issue of RC Car Action!

VOTE NOW!

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HOT NEW HELI BOOK: RC Helicopter How-Tos, Volume 2 http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/01/13/hot-new-heli-book-rc-helicopter-how-tos-volume-2/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2014/01/13/hot-new-heli-book-rc-helicopter-how-tos-volume-2/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:39:45 +0000 Suki Saunders http://www.airage.com/?p=220612 HOT NEW HELI BOOK: RC Helicopter How-Tos, Volume 2Filled with advice from some of the hobby’s most experienced pros, RC Helicopter How-Tos, Volume 2 covers everything from building and assembly basics to first hovers and advanced 3D aerobatics. Knowledge is power and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you progress while avoiding common mistakes encountered by every RC aviator. In no time at […]

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Filled with advice from some of the hobby’s most experienced pros, RC Helicopter How-Tos, Volume 2 covers everything from building and assembly basics to first hovers and advanced 3D aerobatics. Knowledge is power and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you progress while avoiding common mistakes encountered by every RC aviator. In no time at all, you’ll be impressing your friends at the flying field and will be well on your way to becoming a better helicopter pilot!

Get expert advice on:
-Basic hovering
-Advance flight techniques
-Engine tuning
-Radio setup tips
-Building techniques
-Hot 3D maneuvers
-Assembly and maintenance tips

CLICK HERE TO ORDER TODAY!

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Over $3,500 in Prizes — Enter The Stormer Truckload Sweepstakes Now! http://www.airage.com/blog/2013/12/11/over-3500-in-prizes-enter-the-stormer-truckload-sweepstakes-now/ http://www.airage.com/blog/2013/12/11/over-3500-in-prizes-enter-the-stormer-truckload-sweepstakes-now/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:56:44 +0000 Suki Saunders http://www.airage.com/?p=220590 Over $3,500 in Prizes — Enter The Stormer Truckload Sweepstakes Now!RC Car Action is pleased to present the Stormer Hobbies Truckload Sweepstakes, which gives you a shot at six exciting prizes, including an Associated ProLite 4X4 (our 2013 Truck of the Year) and an Associated Rival monster truck! Click each prize to view details on the Stormer site: Associated Pro-Lite 4X4 Associated Rival Monster Truck Reedy […]

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RC Car Action is pleased to present the Stormer Hobbies Truckload Sweepstakes, which gives you a shot at six exciting prizes, including an Associated ProLite 4X4 (our 2013 Truck of the Year) and an Associated Rival monster truck! Click each prize to view details on the Stormer site:

Associated Pro-Lite 4X4

Associated Rival Monster Truck

Reedy 121VR-ST Tuned Nitro Engine

Tekin RSX Speed Control

Tekin RX8 Gen2 Power System (two will be awarded)

The contest runs until December 27, and entering is easy – just follow the link!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES NOW! 

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