Archive for May, 2007

The 1:8 buggy racing world will wonder how they lived without it, the Factory Team RC8!

Team Associated's new RC8
The highly anticipated Associated Factory Team RC8 will raise the performance bar for 1/8th off-road nitro buggies. The RC8 design utilizes proven engineering yet incorporates design ingenuity and industry leading concepts that will confirm Team Associated’s number one status which it has held for over 40 years. Check in with the on-line store for availability!

Hangar 9′s New Sundowner Formula 1 R/C Plane

Hangar 9's Sundowner Formula 1 ARF

This giant-scale legal Sundowner Formula 1 80-inch ARF is a true sport performer with an aggressive racer fulselage design that makes it look like it’s traveling 100 mph even when it’s standing still.  More info.  This ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) is coming soon!


Super Cub RTF Electric – Learn to Fly now!

Super Cub RTF Electric

Product Features

  • Realistic scale features in a teach-yourself-to-fly plane
  • Powerful 480-motor offers great climb rate and power
  • 3-channel radio system
  • Steerable tail wheel for easy turns on the ground and controlled takeoffs and landings
  • Two transmitter-selectable flight modes, ACT “on” or “off”
  • Two chargers included: 3-hour AC delta peak wall charger and 1.2A variable rate DC peak charger
  • Steel wire pushrods for more precise control and added responsiveness and durability
  • Z-Foamâ„¢ construction provides excellent durability and is easily repairable with CA
  • X-Port technology equipped for use with add-on accessories such as Aerial Drop Module and Sonic Combat Module
  • Detailed instruction manual and video CD provide instruction
  • Full set of replacement and accessory parts available
  • One-box purchase – everything needed to fly is included, even the batteries
  • A ready-to-fly design – just attach the wing, tail and landing gear and install the battery pack
  • An easy-to-install, one-piece wing that provides incredible handling in the wind and smooth flight


Beginner’s Electric RC Airplane Buying Guide

Steel City Hobbies recommends reading this information if you are even thinking about getting into R/C aircraft!

Beginner’s Electric RC Airplane Buying Guide

Operation: High-Tek Flat-Track

No Club R/C Racing in May due to construction of a new track. Flying on Tuesdays is still on the regular schedule.
S.C.H. will be building a longer, wider and flatter R/C Carpet track in the very near future. SCH plans on upping the track from 90′x36′ to 92′x40′ as well as building a sub floor to make it a very smooth and flat racing surface. The Drivers Stand will move across the room and the race directors position will be moved to the corner end to give a birds eye view. The electronics will be updated with the latest from AMB which is called the AMBrc-2. This will enable racers with personal transponders to check their practice and race times on the internet almost instantly.

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Other technical updates are speed traps down to the racing information being displayed on half a dozen TV monitors throughout the facility. Lastly, wireless internet may be an option so you can surf the net and view your results from your pit. “This has been a state-of-the-art facility from the beginning.” says owner Michael Rooney. “To keep up with the times and to be competitive, you have to be on the bleeding edge.” Track construction started on May 1st of 2007.