Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday 24th - 900am-500pm
Sat 25th – Closed
Sun 26th –Closed
Mon 27th – Closed
Tues 28th – 0900-500pm
Wed 29th – 0900-500pm
Thurs 30th – 0900-800pm
Friday 31st – 0900-500pm
Sat 1st – Closed
Sun 2nd Closed
Mon 3rd – Closed
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Brenton had arranged a wee static display for us as we entered the arena in the form of a very colourful E-flite Yak 54 and one of the most popular and formidable aircraft of World War Two, the American P47 Thunderbolt from ParkZone.
When one is as busy as the Managing Director of Modelflight and O’Reilly Model Products, Michael O’Reilly, one must eat when the opportunity arises and we saw Mike tucking into a box of KFC, and apparently enjoying it too. I hope he didn’t find any raw prawns within the pack – they might have left a nasty taste in his mouth. The lads and lasses were involved in a rather raucous game of Korfball and this meant that, as on rare occasions, we didn’t get to use the main area until nine o’clock, but we soon found Dave Whitten in a familiar pose.
Modelflight’s Goodwood Road Shop Manager, Brad Merryweather managed a leave pass from Nicole and family, to share a little relaxation with us and he is seen here in a perfectly relaxed mood with Tim and Dave. It was almost a total M/F night as there were very few of us who were not blessed with ‘staffdom’ of the well known model fraternity so it is great that they can find time to let off steam with a few “ordinary” people.
One of the non staffers is Vin Pike (lately known as “Viney”) standing on the right of Brenton and Matthew (below) and the three are proudly displaying one of the latest models to hit the counter in the form of “The Beast.” This is another delightful little E-Flight model from Horizon Hobbies and they describe it as an Ultra Micro Flyer and it proved to be just that in the hands of the three test pilots. One can bind it to any DSM2 transmitter and its high performance comes from a brushless motor that is pushed along by a 2S Li-po battery with the battery and charger coming as part of the package. An attractive little aircraft for which one could be excused for believing it to be a Pitts Special in different livery.
Gosh, your friendly Phoenix has gone all “family” in this episode for my final pix shows Tim and Amy about to leave the ETSA Park Netball Stadium where we gather on the third Thursday of each month – yes December included – and we fly from 8.30p.m. to 10.30p.m. for the miserly cost of just ten dollars.
Come fly with me!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Modelflight is happy to announce we will now be stocking a range of Futaba Radio Systems.
Please Click Here to view our range of Futaba products.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
The little FORCE combat helicopters were again a source of amusement for both pilots and the spectators, whose numbers had grown to quite a presentable group. The fact that one does not pay to watch should, when the word travels, enlarge our viewing audience, hopefully.
Vin Pike, whom you see in one of my pictures, fully laid back in a picture of complete relaxation, was introduced to the combat portion of entertainment with glee and found that he could not refuse Mike O’Reilly’s instruction, which was…”here Vin, fly this.” I’m sure that Vin will show up next month, flying his own little Force FHX combat heli which Model Flight imports from Horizon Hobbies in the U.S.A. All you have to do Vin is pass the word to Peter Smyth.
Matthew Waye appeared to be having a quiet evening and when my camera grabbed him, as you can see, he was looking immaculately groomed with a very close shave etc. What’s going on Mattie, is there a lovely lady in town this week?
My final picture is of Model Flight Staffers, Brenton and David with the Managing Director, Mike and their models.
I was speaking with another Staffer, Tim (he is the one who retrieves packages from the top shelf at the OMP's Warehouse at Lonsdale, without a ladder) and he was saying that they keep running out of the 120SR’s almost as the container arrives. SR standing for single rotor. I am having my most enjoyable indoors with one of these outstanding models and I suggest that, if interested you contact Store Manager, Brad , and ask him to let you know when one is available. You won’t regret it.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Other planes taking the trip are: Hanger 9 Pulse 40, E-flite Pogo, Multiplex Funjet Ultra, Parkzone Messerschmitt BF-109, Parkzone Radian, Parkzone Radian Pro, Great Planes Rifle, E-flite Apprentice
Thursday, October 21, 2010
with the Habu 32 DF. Designed around the E-flite Delta-V® 32 80mm fan unit and 2150Kv DF32 brushless motor, its hyper-efficient intake and exhaust
ducting allows this potent combo to produce large amounts of thrust when
powered with a high-C 6S Li-Po pack. And it does so without resorting to
drag-inducing cheater holes. The result is a sport EDF with exhilarating speed
that will give even experienced jet jockeys goose bumps.
As the first Platinum Series E-flite® ducted fan, the Habu 32 DF also boasts
a level of fit and finish that is every bit as impressive as its performance.
Its sleek fiberglass fuselage comes pre-painted and integrates the vertical
stabilizer. The fully-sheeted wings and horizontal stabilizers are reinforced
with carbon blade spars and covered with genuine UltraCote®. The control
surfaces are hinged for you. Just add the optional E-flite electric retracts (sold
separately), and you’ve got a sport jet that truly stands out from the crowd.
Click here for more details
We designed the Ruckus to be reminiscent of a real world scale monster truck without looking too cartoonish. Made to be operated out of the box, the vehicle comes with everything you need to get started. All you need to do is charge the battery and then let it rip. Each Ruckus monster truck comes with a Ruckus tuned Dynamite 20 Turn Motor, a Dynamite ESC and most importantly, a Dynamite 1800 Speedpack mAh NiMH 6 cell flat battery, and a wall charger.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Introducing the E-flite Carbon-Z Yak 54 (in PNP and BNF) and the Aeronca Champ 15e ARF!
The Carbon-Z Yak 54 from E-Flite is perfect for the intermediate to advanced skilled 3D flyer that is looking for a superior performing plane, but is frustrated with the time and cost of repairing balsa. Click Here for more info.
Look out for Video footage here
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The XXX-SCT is a ROAR legal, 1/10-scale SCT based off of a race proven platform that will provide racers and bashers alike realistic looking Sean Geiser ReadyLift licensed body as well as performance driven components in a RTR or BND configuration.
The 1/10 ReadyLift XXX SCT RTR comes ready to run and ready for action. It has a 2WD, ROAR-legal short course chassis, aluminum oil-filled shocks and a LiPo compatible ESC. This 1/10 truck also features a Losi radio system with 2.4GHz DSM technology, a Sean Geiser ReadyLift licensed body with sponsor decals, and generous ground clearance. The XXX-SCT will be comfortable as a basher with plenty of power and designed for durability in the backyard as well as right at home on the track living up to its XXX-platform heritage.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
- Blow, Darrel 9995 100 11654
- Whitfield, Garry 9955 99.6 11628
- Chabrel, Nick 9778 97.83 11279
- Nancarrow, Jamie 9687 96.92 11095
- Moorfield, Paul 9683 96.88 11209
- Potter, Greg 9622 96.27 10897
- Newcombe, Max 9446 94.51 10107
- Morris, Simon 9388 93.93 10840
- McDougall, Jim 9076 90.81 10110
- Merryweather, Brad 8949 89.53 10221
- Chabrel, Nick 1140 100 1140
- Whitfield, Garry 1113 97.63 1113
- Nancarrow, Jamie 1111 97.46 1111
- Morris, Simon 1086 95.26 1086
- Moorfield, Paul 1079 94.65 1069
- Blow, Darrel 1056 92.63 1056
- Potter, Greg 1035 90.79 1035
- Newcombe, Max 909 79.74 909
- McDougall, Jim 860 75.44 860
- Merryweather, Brad 819 71.84 819
POWER. SPEED. DESIGN.
A package boasting the most superior power to weight ration. A Losi 3.4 nitro engine that delivers the most power in its class. Interference-free Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM technology. A lightweight aluminum chassis. The 4-wheel drive 810 Buggy RTR has it all. And it’s affordable. When you want a 1/8-scale ready-to-run buggy that’s high on features but not on price, the 810 delivers.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
FHX and MH-35 Heli's, which were released to the public on that night, my first picture is of the delightful little machine, the first change one notices from other Micro contra-rotating blade setups, being what appeared to be a back-to-front exhaust box sticking out the front of the machine. In actuality, that is the “machine gun.” In some of the pictures you will also notice two orange buttons on the underside of the transmitter, which operate the guns.
|Brenton & Jamie Concentrating|
|Klaus and Jenny arrive|
Finally, dear friends, I must mention the quite large, spidery contraption that Peter brought with him. I say spidery for it did remind me of “Spiderman” climbing up a tall building with arms and legs outstretched. The difference in this piece of fascinating machinery is that three E-Flite electric brushless motors are mounted on the end of each arm, which, in fact, began life as the tail booms of model helicopters. This is a Tri-copter and to say that it rises in ultra-steady flight in Peter’s hands, would be an understatement. I did take a couple or more shots of this model in flight but its absolute “stelth” appearance made the images quite useless to use in this epistle. You may recall seeing Peter’s delightful r/c rocket which rose from a vertical tail stand, leveled out, did a few circuits and then slowly and gracefully lowered back onto the tail for landing. This tri-copter joins Peter’s collection of “amazing machines.” There is another on the building board but you will have to keep your eye on the Phoenix columns to hear of it.
The ParkZone Radian Pro is a perfect follow-on to the successful ParkZone Radian and a long awaited addition to ParkZone's sailplane category. Designed with the experienced sailplane pilot in mind, the Radian Pro comes equipped with 5-channels out of the box, including ailerons for a more precise soaring experience and flaps for more glide path control.
Compared to the original Radian's easy, stress-free Sunday flying, the Radian pro provides a more concentrated flight experience and increased capability, allowing the pilot full roll control, spot landing and precision. The versatility and maneuverability of this plane complete with throttle, rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps allow for the flight performance that you might expect from the traditional competition sailplane without the hassles of having to build one. The Radian Pro's more rigid tail allows for increased maneuverability and precise control, and the new locking retention for the wing provides additional security for more aggressive flying.
Whether you're a current Radian flyer looking for increased performance capabilities or an experienced sailplane pilot looking for something to just fly, the Radian Pro is the answer. Available in both Bind-N-Fly and Plug-N-Play completion levels, this plane can be ready to fly in as little time as takes to charge the battery.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Recently, the Horizon Hobby Service Department discovered a software issue in DX7 transmitters with HA002J, HR003J, HR004J, HR005J, HR006J, HR007J, HR008J or HR009J Product IDs (PIDs) and FCC ID: BRWDAMTX11.
If your DX7 has one of the following PIDs: HR003J, HR004J, HR005J, HR006J, HR007J, HR008J or HR009J and FCC ID BRWDAMTX11:
- Click here to complete the Spektrum DX7 Return Request form.
- You may also e‐mail the Modelflight Product Support team. Please type “DX7 Return Request Form” in the subject line.
- Please include your shipping address, daytime phone number, and the date code from your Spektrum DX7 transmitter. Click here to e‐mail product support.
- OMP/Spektrum will pay for return shipping on Australian Purchased DX7 units once the ‘Return Request form’ is submitted. This will be arranged via OMP’s courier service, and alternatively can be organised via the Modelflight Shop/MailOrder line.
- As with all RC aircraft, please check your transmitter and equipment prior to each flight.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Failure to exercise caution while using this product and comply with the following warnings could result in product malfunction, electrical issues, excessive heat, FIRE, and ultimately injury and property damage.
- Read all safety precautions and literature prior to use of this product
- Never leave the battery and charger unattended during use
- Never allow minors to charge battery packs without adult supervision
- Never drop charger or batteries
- Never attempt to charge dead or damaged batteries
- Never charge a battery if the cable has been pinched or shorted
- Never allow batteries or charger to come into contact with moisture at any time
- Never charge batteries in extremely hot or cold places (recommended between 50–80 degrees Fahrenheit) or place in direct sunlight
- Always use only NiMH rechargeable batteries. This charger cannot charge batteries such as “heavy duty,” “alkaline battery,” or “mercury battery”
- Always connect the positive red lead (+) and negative black lead (-) terminals of the battery to the charge terminals correctly
- Always disconnect the battery and charger after charging and let them cool between charges
- Always inspect the battery before charging
- Always terminate all processes and contact Modelflight if the product malfunctions
- Always make sure you know the specifications of the battery to be charged or discharged to ensure it meets the requirements of this charger
- Always constantly monitor the temperature of the battery pack while charging
- Always end the charging process if the charger or battery becomes hot to the touch or starts to change form during the charge process
Friday, September 3, 2010
FORCE RC unleashes these ultra-lightweight, combat-ready helis, perfect for out-maneuvering opponents in tight quarters. The FHX and MH-35 have self-stabilizing characteristics and a mil-spec gyro stabilization system that make combat flying a breeze. Using our built-in battle module to send and receive range adjustable, infrared signals, your customers can shoot down their opponents while in flight. Game play, using a newly designed 5-channel custom transmitter, will focus on the themes in either one-on-one, or team play mode, like dog fights, target practice, and heli vs. ground with the FORCE RC Ground Target. So let the battles begin...
- Tuned controls to provide plenty of responsiveness for aggressive ABM (Air Battle Maneuvering) without making them too sensitive.
- VDAS (Visual Damage Assessment System) gives a sequence of visible damage signals before the last hit finally results in a slow spiraling descent to the ground. In no time, the heli resets itself and is off for more action.
- Optional SimpliFly™ control mode reduces pilot workload to left/right, forward/back, up/down and guns
Monday, August 30, 2010
Staff members Brad, Brian and Mike flew in the Open Thermal/Open Electric glider event at Milang on Sunday 29th August.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
|Swallow EQ ACDC||Thunder Power TP610C AC-DC|
|Memories||0||25 each Chemistry (125)|
|Warranty||1 year||2 year|
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The AR6255 DSM2 6ch Carbon Fuse Receiver from Spektrum
New Flybarless Head Conversion Sets from the JR Heli division
“Bag it up” the latest JR Propo Bag
Adding Retracts has never been easier with E-flite
Friday, August 13, 2010
“Now to fly the beautiful beast" by Alan Marks
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Now the thrill of rally racing can be brought indoors or to smaller areas thanks to these 1/24 scale vehicles. Both the Rally Car and Short Course Truck will be available in four different colors and offers more flexibility than other micro models with its abiltiy to perform well on multiple surfaces.
The ParkZone Ultra Micro Series T-28 comes out of the box with the original scale navy trim scheme, 4- Channel control, steerable nose wheel, and removable landing gear. Both the RTF and BNF come complete with Spektrum AR6400 DSM2 receiver so you can fly without the fear of interference and you can be flying in as little time as it takes to charger your included 120 mAh Li-po battery in its DC charger.