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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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DRONES FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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FLIGHTLINE HOBBY has a variety of drones for all ages, skill levels and price ranges. Come on in today for a demo and we will set you up with the right one for YOU!
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FLIGHTLINE HOBBY has a variety of drones for all ages, skill levels and price ranges. Come on in today for a demo and we will set you up with the right one for YOU!

 

 

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FLIGHTLINE HOBBY has a variety of drones for all ages, skill levels and price ranges. Come on in today for a demo and we will set you up with the right one for YOU!

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FLIGHTLINE HOBBY has a variety of drones for all ages, skill levels and price ranges. Come on in today for a demo and we will set you up with the right one for YOU!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS SEASON!

Mega Bat Sport/Combat Kit

The Mega Bat. 

I designed this model for my friend Scott at Mega Jets.  He has a 3d cutter and does a great job of producing foam based sport models. My goal for the Bat was to design a sport/combat flyer that local clubs could use for a “One Design” type combat event.  Turns out it is fun to just fly around as well even if you are not into combat. The goal was a strong but good flying combat plane for the 480 class of motors. We didn’t want crazy fast so as to endanger the crowd but fast enough to have fun and tow a streamer. So I designed the “Bat” to fill the bill. I have always liked the wing/tail blended shape airplanes. You can fly around normally but she also will high alpha quite well to a point with no rudder. She also handles the wind pretty well for her size. I would suggest the Mega Bat for a modeler that has flown and built something before. This is not a good first plane. This model does make a good decision for a second or third after you have mastered a trainer type.

Specifications:
Wing Span –34.3”
Wing area – 350 Sq. In
Weight 29 to 32 ounces

Typical Equipment used on prototypes:
BP Hobbies A2814-6 Outrunner
APC 10x6E
30-40 amp brushless ESC
3s 2200mah Lipo
Servos – (3) 10-11 gram (LS-11D Hobby People good choice)
4-6 Channel Receiver. 6 if you want elevator flap mix. 4 with a “Y”

Some unique features are:
- Tuff ½” pink foam Construction. Carbon fiber tube reinforced wing.
- Tab and notch construction, self aligning quick building.
- Pre-cut pockets and channels for servos and carbon spars.
- 3/32” Plywood firewall and tail group for combat toughness.
- Large surfaces allow aerobatics and good slow speed characteristics.
- With recommended power system, you will achieve unlimited vertical and pull a streamer with authority.

The glues used in the prototypes are abbreviated in the instructions. Many builders will use their own glue types. If you are not sure, buy the glues listed and you will have an excellent model when finished.
Mega Bat Parts List Included:
Quan            Part                                              Material
3                   1/8 x 3/8 x 12”                            Balsa
2                   3/8 x ½ x 12”Leading Edge        Balsa
3                   3/8 x 2 x 12” Control Surface     Balsa
1                   .197 x 10”                 Carbon Tube
1                   .197 x 27”                 Carbon Tube
1                   Airframe Kit          CNC cut ½” Foam
1                  Firewall, Hatch, Fins, Wing tips1/8” Ply
2                  Magnets, Wash. 1/16 x1/4”Neod

3                  Pushrod and Ez Links                 Metal
1                   6” Velcro                                     Velcro
4                  #4 Washers                                   Alloy
1                  Instructions/Photo Disk CD            Plastic

The neat Graphics are not in the kit but are available for $9.00 from Flightline Hobby.  A special thanks to Joe Haas for working out their design with the printer.  Nice Vinyl sign grade, real sticky!

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Brian’s Electric Basics Talk

Good day!

Brian did an excellent job with his electric basics talk today at the store.  He came up with a nice presentation shown on our new mo-betta TV screen in the middle.  Turn out was OK, a little down from last year but the snowy weather was pretty icky.  There were many good questions and we focused on batteries for awhile defining “C” ratings and charge/storage considerations.  Customers gave me a lot of good feedback on the talk.  Thanks Brian for a great job!DSC02934 DSC02930 DSC02931 DSC02932 DSC02933