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2009 Weak Signals R/C Expo & ETOC Get full coverage and information about the Weak Signals show in Toledo, OH. See your favorite products and look for new products coming to the market. Also get information about ETOC right here, video included.

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Old 04-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default We are at the show!

We are covering the Weak Signals show this year and will start posting pictures here real soon. We will have full video interviews of the products you love and some of the products you didn't know you wanted to love but will.

We have been seeing some really great stuff this year that is sure to excite the electric flyers. Duct fan is taking on new advancements every day and it's showing this year at Toledo.

We are also covering the ETOC, so look soon for the video of that event.

Stay tuned for updates and pictures as we have an opportunity to get it to you.

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Okay kids, here's some of the new "goodies" that some of your favorite vendors are hawking this year at the Toledo show.

Let's start off with Horizon hobbies:

In the ever-blossoming Bind-n-Fly category, Parkzone has a full house control SU-26 that is going to take the indoor & microflyer category by storm.



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This one is really turning some heads at the Horizon booth, An electric plane that is convertible From R/C to control line!

Anyone remember the old Cox PT-19? It grew up!

E-flite PT-19 450 ARF


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MORE! I want to see more!

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E-flite's Nieuport 17 Slow Flyer is an electric indoor Slow Flyer that is perfectly suited for their Park 250 outrunner and looks to be a fantastic flying foamie making it perfect for indoor flight as well as a real calm evening outdoor plane.


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MORE! I want to see more!
Oh yeah my man! Here it comes!

As if the Blade MCX wasn't hot enough, check out the mcx300! This is one nimble little RTF contra-rotating heli!


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The Blade® CX3 gives pilots an even nicer flying experience than the CX 2. It now has a heading lock gyro to provide better control and has an MD 520N scale body with an attractive police trim scheme. A really cool LED light package is available for it as well.

It is 100% factory assembled, test flown and ready to fly out of the box, no assembly or setup required and nothing left to buy.


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Ok, EDF time. This is one beautiful aircraft, you really need to see it up close to appreciate just how nicely done up it is.

E-Flite BAe Hawk 15 Ducted Fan ARF


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Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
We are covering the Weak Signals show this year and will start posting pictures here real soon. We will have full video interviews of the products you love and some of the products you didn't know you wanted to love but will.

We have been seeing some really great stuff this year that is sure to excite the electric flyers. Duct fan is taking on new advancements every day and it's showing this year at Toledo.

We are also covering the ETOC, so look soon for the video of that event.

Stay tuned for updates and pictures as we have an opportunity to get it to you.

nice coverage nathan i was down there today and there is some really cool stuff and some neat planes how about that static display of that rocket you should do a story on that before you leave sunday that sounds like a neat story if you talk to the builder.
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Thumbs up Advantage Hobby

Advantage hobby has a dynamite setup of Edf's, Airplanes, and Helis alike.

Check out the full line of Fliton aircraft available there.


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Jason, David and the gang at Shulman Aviation have really brought it to the table this year. Edf units, a full line of ESC's and also outrunners for small foamies right up to a full competition level F3A motor.

Do not let the high wing trainer like style of the Super Cessna that David Shulman is holding fool you, that is one mean aerobatic performer! Yet is tame as a trainer.

The Turbinator looks extremely exciting as well for the 70mm class of ducted fan models.


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Lots of neet new products there, I like that Fury metal EDF 76mm

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Originally Posted by Eplane View Post
This one is really turning some heads at the Horizon booth, An electric plane that is convertible From R/C to control line!

Anyone remember the old Cox PT-19? It grew up!

E-flite PT-19 450 ARF
LOL Thats what got me started in Model Aviation in the first Place, back in about 1966 with CL I was very young when i started because now I am Only 29 Take care, Chellie

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Originally Posted by dmmalish View Post
nice coverage nathan i was down there today and there is some really cool stuff and some neat planes how about that static display of that rocket you should do a story on that before you leave sunday that sounds like a neat story if you talk to the builder.
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You're right, that Rocket was incredible. 1700lbs if I remember right. Did you also see they will actually be launching it too?

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You're right, that Rocket was incredible. 1700lbs if I remember right. Did you also see they will actually be launching it too?
oh yea i sat and chatted with him for aa few minutes here is there web site interesting reading, launching april 25th 2009

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Exclamation EDF's abound

EDF's really are on the rise and Hoffman Magnetics has some great solutions for powering them.

They currently have an integrated 70mm setup that is a REAL smoker and a full line of brushless outrunners for both EDF's and prop planes alike that are coming out very soon and are like nothing else on the market right now.


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Okay kids, here's some of the new "goodies" that some of your favorite vendors are hawking this year ot the Toledo show.

Let's start off with Horizon hobbies:

In the ever-blossoming Bind-n-Fly category, Parkzone has a full house control SU-26 that is going to take the indoor & microflyer category by storm.



Parkzone SU-26
This is amazing.... flying weight 34 grams? All for $99? I am impressed. Will this bind to my Eflight LP5DSM transmitter?
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This is amazing.... flying weight 34 grams? All for $99? I am impressed. Will this bind to my Eflight LP5DSM transmitter?
I know, $99 is just mind blowing for this plane. It is definitely on my gotta have list.

Yes, this will bind to your TX. The only Spektrum TX it will not bind to is the old original DX6.


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Nice new Electric from Great Planes as part of their E-Performance series, The SU-31. Great Compact Sport flyer or 3D aerobat.




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Default Great Planes and Matt Chapman team up again!

Matt Chapman has been a fixture on the full scale Aerobatic scene for a long time, Great planes has duplicated his latest Cap 580 into a great performing electric as part of their E-performance XLC (eXtreme Light Concept) series.



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Ricky at FlyFly Hobby gave us a great tour of their booth. Some great hotliners and their EDF lineup is quite impressive. All the EDF's feature their 90mm fan unit.


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Say PA, and if you are into electric aerobatics you know exactly what is being talked about.

Precision Aerobatics brings it again and again and this year at Toledo was no different.


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Exclamation Video coverage

Here are the video interviews we took of vendors at Toledo.

RCU video coverage

and here is the full ETOC coverage !


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Nice new Electric from Great Planes as part of their E-Performance series, The SU-31. Great Compact Sport flyer or 3D aerobat.




This is the one I want....

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