Some of you may have noticed that, after our inital shipment of Traxxas quadcopters sold, we didn't get anymore in. We won't be carrying the Traxxas quadcopters for the foreseeable future. Neither will we be stocking the DR-1 coaxial helicopter. Here's the explanation why, posted to our Store Blog.
The Traxxas QR-1 Quadcopter is finally on our shelves. We only have one at the moment, but expect more in on Thursday. They are priced at $84.99 for the Ready to Fly model. I have test flown one and they are a bit squirrely at first, but very stable once you get the hang of it. The radio feels comfortable in the hand as well, with gimbals about as nice as the stock Blade controller.
Since demand for these is expected to be high, we don't have a demo model at this point - we wanted all of the available helis for our customers. We'll be getting a demo soon, though. So stop in and pick up your QR-1 today, be it for yourself or as a Christmas gift!
You've waited patiently for this. Finally, the Traxxas Rally 1/10th scale car is now in stock! Stop in and check out the new low-center-of-gravity chassis and all of the modifications made for it to work. The body is wicked cool looking, a sharp orange color that isn't nearly as cool looking in the pictures as it is in real life.
Stop in today and take a look at it! We only have one, so make sure you get to see it before someone buys it! Or you could just buy it yourself and not have to worry!
In addition to the new Traxxas DR-1 helicopter, they also announced a quadcopter. Dubbed the QR-1 (again, I'm assuming that stands for Quad Rotor), the thing is only 4.7" square. It comes with a 240mAh LiPo battery, a dual-battery USB-powered charger, and a 2.4GHz radio. It features a six-axis stabilization suite, and allows for some flips and rolls in expert mode. Street price looks to be between $85 and $90.
As we reported on back in September, Traxxas was rumored to be releasing some R/C helicopters by the end of the year. Well, this has come to pass. Today, Traxxas announced two helicopters. The first is the DR-1 (I assume "DR" stands for Dual Rotor). It's a coaxial helicopter with 4-channel control. It comes with a massive 450mAh 1S LiPo battery and a USB-powered charger. On board, an aluminum frame holds everything together, and a gyro keeps you in control. Street price for the Ready-To-Fly version looks to be around $85 - $90.
Join us on November 17th from 11am until 2pm for a free Grex Airbrush demo. Jim Church (President of the Mid-Michigan Model Makers Club) will be on hand to show off the airbrush's abilities. We will also have a hand-on demo station set up for you to try the brush out for yourselves! The Grex's pistol grip handle make for very comfortable use and allows you to airbrush like a pro with very little practice- great for beginners or experienced airbrushers alike! Useful for models, R/C car bodies, R/C foam airplanes, and just about anything else you'd like to paint!
So stop on in on November 17th and try one out!
My thoughts and reflections on the iHobby Expo 2012 have been posted on our store's blog. Entitled "iHobby 2012: Where Are All the People?", I talk about who was (and wasn't) at the show, and some of the products I thought were highlights. Also included is a video of the new ECX Revenge buggy with yours truly at the steering wheel. At least I didn't break it!
The new UMX SBach 342 3D airplane is now in stock. We only have one of these blue beauties in stock, so be the first (and only, for the time being) to get one! They are available as a BNF Basic (requiring a battery, charger, and transmitter) and sell for $139.99. Great for the Ryder Center next month!
Today's the day! Roger and I are leaving town to head to Cleveland for the iHobby Expo! Along the way, we'll be stopping at some other hobby shops to see how they're doing and be cordial and such. That should be fun!
The show start tomorrow morning, so be sure to follow us on either Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information and pictures. And let's see how many of my 10 Things I Want to See at iHobby stack up!
See you in a few days!
In the realm of "didn't see this one coming", Traxxas announced today a new 1/10 scale Rally car. It's brushless, 2.4GHz and based on a brand-new chassis inspired by the Slash 4x4.
The new chassis is quite a bit lower than the stock 4x4 chassis, and the LCG is a lot lower by the looks of the video. Not sure on pricing yet, but I'd guess it'll be around $425.
Check out the press release and YouTube embed after the break.