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  WE HAVE MOVED!

 

Flightline Hobby is excited to announce that we have moved to our new location in the:


SHOPS ON WALDON POND MALL

at:

 Flightline Hobby

3039 Baldwin Rd.

Lake Orion, MI 48359

248-814-8359

 

 

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The purpose and goal of Flightline Hobby’s website is to share interesting and relevant information on our model aviation hobby.  We will be posting regularly on any and all news at the store, adding information about local flying, building, design, and all things model aviation. Look to the categories on the right side of our page to find your items of interest. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email: flightlinehobby@yahoo.com

HOURS:

Tuesday – Saturday   11am – 7 pm

Sunday      Noon – 5pm

CLOSED MONDAY

We are located in the Shops on Waldon Pond Mall at the corner of Waldon and Baldwin roads.  Our address is:

Flightline Hobby
3039 Baldwin Rd.
Lake Orion, MI  48359

248-814-8359

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Voltage 500 3d Quad

We received the new Heli Max Voltage 500 3D Quad. 500mm size.Nice sturdy looking bird.  I am going to pick one up and fly it so so stay tuned for my feedback if you are interested.  The motors reverse which allows for inverted flight and all kinds of aerobatics.

3 0r 4s up to 4000 ma. Uses your receiver.  My side kick Jeff is going to help me set her up.  Should be fun!

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2016 Flightline Hobby Skymasters Design Contest

April 10th was the Annual Flightline Hobby/Skymasters design contest.  This year the event was held in the cafeteria at the Lake Orion School.  The weather was really bad during the day with snow and freezing rain.  But conditions improved with things changing to rain.  I think this kept the spectator turnout down a little but we still had a nice crew. Everyone seemed to have a good time and there was a lot of sharing of ideas and skills.  Each contestant had a few minutes to explain their model to the crowd.  The categories were:

Fit and finish Prizes 1st-3rd

Creativity and Innovation of design 1st-3rd

Mystery, Storing the “Big 5″ GPS unit 1-3rd

Peoples Choice Steve Winner : Steve Kretschmer 2nd John Hoover

Overall Winners:

1st: Steve Kretschmer

2nd: John Hoover (Honorary passed prize)

2nd: Scott Taylor

3rd: Barney Bauer

I really enjoyed the event.  I know there were more entries that just didn’t quite make the deadline.  We will have a flying event this summer for the people that entered this contest.  Special Thanks to Brian for scoring and Brandon helping with peoples choice and behind the scenes and of course my beautiful wife Tracie with the pizza and food help and preparation.  Thanks everybody!!  John.

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Das Fledemaus Foamy RC Depron KIT

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Das Fledermaus was designed to be an Arena flyer with outside capabilities in light winds.  My grandsons were on a real “Bat Kick” so I designed a Bat shaped wing and have had alot of fun flying mine indoors  EDSC04243 BDSC03531 BDSC03631 DSC03975

arena and outdoors. You can fly around normally but she also will high alpha pretty well. The landing gear is nice too. You can practice touch and goes. The gear allows takeoffs from the arena carpet. You don’t have to hand launch the model. I would suggest the Fledermaus for a modeler that has flown and built something before. This is not the best first plane but makes a good decision for a second or third after you have mastered a trainer. You will need a radio that has Delta Mixing for the Elevon’s.  There is also an optional instruction step for a release to drop dollar store parachute guys.My grandsons loved that!

Specifications:

Wing Span –23.5”

Wing area – 300 Sq. In

Weight 6.5 to 7 ounces

Typical Equipment used on prototypes:

BP Hobbies A2204-19 Outrunner “Pancake” type

Prop GWS 8×4.3” range

10 amp brush-less ESC

2s 450-600 MAH Lipo

Servos – (3) Any 8.5 gram

Small light receiver.

We have a great power set up package part number “FP250″ if you look it up they are on Ebay as well.  Perfect match for the Fledermaus. All wired up ready to go.

Some unique features are:

-         Cool Bat shaped lasercut 6mm Depron Construction. Carbon fiber reinforced wing.

-         Tab and notch construction, self aligning quick building.

-         1/32” Plywood nose reinforcement.

-         Large surfaces allow aerobatics and good slow speed characteristics.

The Fledermaus fly’s really well and is very neutral to the controls.  A photo CD Rom with over 80 photos and step by step instructions make for a smooth build

I hope you enjoy your Fledermaus!

John

The Archie! Great Arena R/C Flyer EPP Foamy Kit

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Archie was designed to be an Arena flyer with outside capabilities in light winds. I have always liked the “Heel” shaped wings and have had a lot of fun flying mine, mostly indoors. You can fly around normally but she also will high alpha and hover pretty well. The landing gear is nice too. You can practice touch and goes. The gear allows takeoffs from the arena carpet. You don’t have to hand launch the model. I would suggest the Archie for a modeler that has flown and built something before. This is not the best first plane but makes a good decision for a second after you have mastered a trainer. You will need a radio that has Delta Mixing for the Elevon’s.

 

Specifications:

Wing Span –23”

Wing area – 340 Sq. In

Weight 6.5 to 8 ounces (Picture prototype 7.3oz)

 

Typical Equipment used on prototypes:

 

BP Hobbies A2204-19 Outrunner “Pancake” type

Prop GWS 6- 5 or 8×4.3” range

10 amp brush-less ESC

2s 320-600 MAH Lipo

Servos – (3) Any 8.5 gram

Small light receiver.

 

Note: The 320-450ma 2s and a 8×4.3 will allow some decent 3d with high alpha’s easy.

 

We have a great power set up package part number “FP250″ if you look it up they are on Ebay as well.  Perfect match for the Archie. All wired up ready to go.

 

Some unique features are:

 

-         Tuff 6mm EPP Construction. Carbon fiber reinforced wing.

-         Tab and notch construction, self aligning quick building.

-         1/32” Plywood nose reinforcement.

-         Large surfaces allow aerobatics and good slow speed characteristics.

 

The Archie fly’s really well and is very neutral to the controls.  A photo CD Rom with over 100 photos and step by step instructions make for a smooth build

I hope you enjoy your Archie!

John
Flightline Hobby