Traxxas' Power-UP Program

Hi, folks. Just want to let you all know that we're proudly participating in Traxxas' new "Power-UP Program". It's an extention of the long running Engine Replacement Plan, but expanded to include Traxxas' brushless power systems and their new 2.4Ghz radios. And the best part is that you can exchange them here in the store! Just bring in your old equipment and we'll swap it out the same day, if we have the requested item on hand. If we don't, we'll do all the paperwork and send it in for you, saving you the time and hassle.

So, if you were thinking about upgrading your Rustler, Stampede, or Slash to brushless power, or want to ensure no interferance with a 2.4GHz radio, you can get it all with Traxxas' Power-UP Program, available through Roger's Hobby Center and other hobby shops around the country.

...And, We're Back

Hi, guys.

I know, it's been a while since I've updated our front page... or any of the website for that matter. We've been focused on activities here in the store so much that we've neglected our poor website. But I'm here to change that.

It's been, admittedly, a slow month. But we're continuing to hang in there; we are committed to riding out this whole recession thing and get back to the business of hobbies, better than ever. At least, that's the plan. :)

The season's first Ryder Center Indoor Flying event went off without a hitch. It was a great four hours of flying for those that came out. There was a pretty good turnout, but a few notable people were missing. Hopefully, those that couldn't make it for the first one can come out for the next one on the schedule, November 22nd. And remember, if you need the dates for the events, you can find them here.

I managed to snag a few pictures while I was there, and you can view them here. It took a while for me to crop them and get them down to size; I took over 80 images. These are the best of the bunch. Hope you like them!

The beginning of the month means new coupons, and if you're looking for an indoor micro flyer, you're in luck! If you buy any one of select E-Flite and Parkzone products, you'll get an additional battery for FREE! But you have to present the coupon, so don't forget to print it out before you stop in. And if you're not into helis or airplanes, don't worry. There's a generic merchandise coupon up as well. You can fetch those coupons by clicking here.

We haven't been all that active on our YouTube channel, but don't let that fool you. Keep an eye on it in the coming months; we have big plans for it.

And, as always, don't forget to follow us on Facebook. We're always happy to have more fans!

Thanks for hanging in there with us. You guys really make it easy to enjoy my job, and it's a blessing to be surrounded by such wonderful people.

See ya in the store.

 

-Brian

End of Month Updates

The end of September is upon us. That means school already started back up, the leaves will be changing color soon, and the indoor flying season starts. In that vein, the dates for the indoor flying events at the Ryder Center have been posted. You can find them here, or click on "Upcoming Events" in the Resources tab. We plan on being present for most of the events, just as we were last year. We look forward to the upcoming season.

And what better way to get prepared for the season than getting a new Triton Jr battery charger from ElectriFly? It's our Deal of the Week this week. But check back often; the deal changes every week!

Those that check this site often will know that on Saturday, September 26th, Roger and I packed up the slot car table, a train set, and a couple of radio control helicopters and headed over to Barnes & Noble for the afternoon in an event Barnes & Noble called "For Dads and Lads: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles". The event went quite well. We had the helis flying in the store, and the slot car track went over big time. You can see the pictures we took here, in the "Photos" section of our website.

We're on YouTube! We have a YouTube channel now. At the moment, we only have one video up, but there will be more in the future.

And finally, for those that have been using our coupons, thank you! But I just want to remind you all that the current batch of coupons expire at the end of this month. But don't worry, we'll have new ones then the old ones come down.

Thanks for reading this mass of words. I appreciate you stopping by, and I hope to see you in the store sometime soon.

Seize the day. Get a hobby.

 

-Brian

Teaming up w/ Barnes & Noble

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That's right! We're teaming up with Barnes & Noble on September 26th, 2009 for an event titled "For Dads & Lads: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles". Barnes & Noble asked us if we'd be interested in helping them with the event, and we couldn't pass up the oppertunity. And we aren't doing it alone.

In light of the event's theme, we thought it would be appropriate to invite the members of the Mid-Michigan Model Makers club to the event as well. They'll be working the Make-N-Take table: where anyone can build a plastic snap together model and take it home... for free! And you'll have the help and assistance of the model club members, so just about anyone can get a great looking model.

In addtion to the Make-N-Take, we'll have radio control helicopters flying around, a working slot car track (if we can get it out the door!) and possibly a train layout. Plus videos and displays, and much more!

If you have the time, stop by Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 26th from 1:00pm through 3:00pm in the afternoon.

Hopefully we'll see you there!

-Brian