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Scooby_WRX
10-18-2007, 07:38 PM
Is the show that bad? Or is the coverage hidden somewhere? Dont these shows usually get their own thread, with pics updated during the show?

4wdmt
10-18-2007, 09:06 PM
Before, they usually post it in the hot / new stuff forum thread. I guess someone who went there is good enough to share whats new here and even post some pics.

davec-nitro-rs4
10-18-2007, 10:56 PM
My pictures (some) are here

davecnitrors4/iHobby - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r210/davecnitrors4/iHobby/)

4wdmt
10-19-2007, 02:43 AM
Thanks davec. Anymore shots of the ladies? :D

Scooby_WRX
10-19-2007, 08:28 AM
Thanks for the pics Davec!

KevinH
10-19-2007, 03:44 PM
You can find all of the new stuff in the hot news section of our website.

Scooby_WRX
10-20-2007, 03:18 PM
I dont see anything on the new MGT, or the MMGT. Tamiya Gold Edition TNX wasnt there either i take it?

Team Lotus
10-20-2007, 04:50 PM
Kevin H I hate to burst your bubble but there is absolutely nothing from the show in the Hot News section!!
Let me repeat: NOTHING

Used to be that Car Action did a good job of supplying info and pics from the show; but this year we have seen nothing! What gives?:confused:

rccardude04
10-20-2007, 05:59 PM
Yep. I see nothing either. And they seem to be adding stuff halfway down the list sometimes so you never know what's actually new.
Long live the hot news/new stuff forum!
-Eric

MattHiggins
10-20-2007, 06:02 PM
Kevin H I hate to burst your bubble but there is absolutely nothing from the show in the Hot News section!!
Let me repeat: NOTHING

Used to be that Car Action did a good job of supplying info and pics from the show; but this year we have seen nothing! What gives?:confused:
Kevin is correct. Here's the link. (http://209.196.57.91/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=E29CAE68A6D4457BA0FB171BEC7D56D2&nm=Site+Features&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=2&cat=Hot+News)

rccardude04
10-20-2007, 06:02 PM
Yeah, we see the stuff. Why don't you let it go out in order rather than allowing it to mix itself up as it pleases?
There also used to be a cool write-up from one of you guys that we all enjoyed reading. Can't ya give it its own page or something? C'mon guys. It's getting silly.
-Eric

dub
10-20-2007, 07:45 PM
It seems since they have their own hobby show "RCX"; no need to put any effort into the iHobby coverage...Shame really.

rustlerboi1052
10-20-2007, 08:02 PM
Yeah, we see the stuff. Why don't you let it go out in order rather than allowing it to mix itself up as it pleases?
There also used to be a cool write-up from one of you guys that we all enjoyed reading. Can't ya give it its own page or something? C'mon guys. It's getting silly.
-Eric

+100000

BeganAsAFrog
10-20-2007, 11:38 PM
Just got back from Chicago and now I want the new E-MAXX w/dual brushless and waterproof chassis!?!?!?!?! Castle had yet another Mamba Monster Max prototype. Traxxas guys were great and so willing to answer questions! Team Losi were keepin' all of us entertained and tossing out freebies left and right. Old news but I got to check out the Serpent F1 and it is sweeeet! MAXAMPS was there to answer a bunch of battery Qs - wish they'd have a show special so I can stock up!!!! Empire had the Gaui 200(?) which I thought was the EP100. They had one at the micro heli competition and all i can say is WOW!
-Froggy

metalry101
10-21-2007, 01:59 AM
Yep. I see nothing either. And they seem to be adding stuff halfway down the list sometimes so you never know what's actually new.
Long live the hot news/new stuff forum!
-Eric
Yep. I see absolutely no mention of the MGT, or the TNX. How are we supposed to be excited about the hobby when we don't even know what's out there? This is ridiculous. iHobby is the biggest show of the year, and there's not even real coverage of it available.

4wdmt
10-21-2007, 06:29 PM
Yeah. I still remember going here in RCZ HOT NEWS AND NEW STUFF FORUM just to get fully informed with all the latest RC gears whenever there is a hobby show going on.

I guess it's because they have their own RCX now. Is this more of a competition thing?

QUAKE&SHAKE
10-21-2007, 07:39 PM
I went Air Age had a booth I picked up free RCCA decals along with the related mags and decals for them-air,heli.

I really want a heli right now saw quite a lot of them.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:25 PM
I was also looking forward to some RCZone pics when the Chicago hobby show opened to the trade industry on Thursday. Whatever the reason for lack of proper coverage, I'd just like to point out the last thing the industry needs is hobby news to be ignored because it might steal some thunder from some other event. Stumbling off my soapbox now...

Sunday morning starts out promising with temps in the high 60's. What camera to chose? With the anticipated glut of RC brochures and freebie magazines amassed each year, I didn't want to juggle seperate photo & video cameras... I'd like to take the dSLR, but I might regret not being ready for any heli-flying demos. I chose the high-def camcorder as it can snap some passable 3 megapixel stills, so no whining 'bout the picture quality. I turned off the built-in flash to avoid any blown-out highlights in close-ups. Onto the convention center...

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:27 PM
There were two other conventions going on, and all entrances into the parking structure were jammed with lines. Parking tip, head to the topmost level for a choice spot next to the elevators. As of 10:15am, there's all of maybe 6 cars up here.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Stephens Convention Center, previously known as the OHare Expo Center.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:31 PM
$10 admission. Free admission for kids 11 & under.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:33 PM
For as long as I can remember, Great Planes' booth is the first to greet showgoers. Took a second to check out the newly announced G4 RealFlight before snapping some off-road models for present company. I haven't been an off-road guy for some two decades, so it's unlikely I've snapped the products you guys most wanted to see. A pair of 1:18 buggies.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:35 PM
With that in mind, I tried to include an identifying bodyshell where possible.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:37 PM
Axe CP-L Electric Heli from HeliMax

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:39 PM
HeliMax Kinetic 50

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:41 PM
It still remains one of my favorite warbirds.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:51 PM
Nice scale and detail

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:53 PM
Futaba's 14MZ and 12Z

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:54 PM
Futaba's 12FG and 6EXA

The 4PK wasn't in sight.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:56 PM
Gaui's Hurricane electric heli

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 09:59 PM
A company called Flight Lights (http://www.tinybritelights.com) served up navigation lights for micro helis. Scant 2 grams, 15mA draw, steady red, steady green, strobing white, and feeds off a spare receiver slot. This shot additionally shows their prototype white landing lights (controlled via Tx knob) soon to be available.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:01 PM
SuperBrain products

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:03 PM
Hirobo brought most of their fleet

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:05 PM
Hirobo's li'l coaxials

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:08 PM
Dear Santa,
Please leave a suitcase of unmarked, non-sequential bills by the fireplace. I got stuff to buy....

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:10 PM
...and don't bogart all the cookies.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:12 PM
Hirobo's Bell 222 fueselage

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:13 PM
TOW Cobra

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:15 PM
Over at the Traxxas booth

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:16 PM
E-Maxx

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:21 PM
E-Flite's new Blade400 for release in November. Where the BladeCP is a 300-size micro RTF heli, the Blade400 promises an affordable entry into the slightly larger 400 size.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:24 PM
Seems to be a decent RTF deal at $479.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:27 PM
Belt-driven tail

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:30 PM
G110 heading lock gyro controls the Blade400

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:32 PM
Spektrum DX6i radio included. 10-model memory.

luvnitro
10-21-2007, 10:34 PM
What is the nitro powererd vehicle in the first of two Traxxas booth pics?

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:36 PM
Bling: Aluminum rotor head for the Blade400

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:38 PM
They had two Blade400 models. One stock, this one blinged out.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:43 PM
Poor gal at the E-Flite booth.. when I asked if a fully blinged version of the Blade400 might be available, the eyes rolling to the back of her head was a sure sign she's been asked this throughout the entire show. Her response was that there were no plans yet. You gotta figure with THAT many folks asking, someone in marketing better get on this.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:46 PM
Carbon tail boom, carbon fins, carbon tail blades, aluminum tailcase... cop shocks, cop engine.. uh, wrong show.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 10:59 PM
A cluster of (presumably) direct manufacturers were there with a slew of products. Brushless components, heli kits, etc. One such vendor: Shenzhen Flying Push Electron Co., Ltd. :confused:

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:10 PM
..Flying Push Electron? I'm sure this is pretty and poetic in Shenzhen China. As my last trip there revealed, this was the norm.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:13 PM
Schumacher Menace

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:15 PM
That receiver's nearly the size and thinness of a SD card. :huh:

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:20 PM
ProLine's canopy for the Align T-Rex 450. "Assault Body" Part #3256-00.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:21 PM
Trekkies unite!

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:23 PM
HeliDirect's HDX300 airframe.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:29 PM
Over at the Technosports Inc (http://www.technosportsinc.com) booth...

RC plus Monster Truck plus articulating Paintball Gun

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:31 PM
At the Walkera booth

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:33 PM
Associated's TC5

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:38 PM
Associated B44

The forum's 104kb filesize constraint means a smaller pic for this one.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:41 PM
Thunder Power's Extreme450

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:44 PM
Frame closeup

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:47 PM
Not a whole lot caught my interest in the die-cast section.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:52 PM
The best RC tracks in the Chicago vicinity only appears for a few days in October. How sad is THAT?

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:56 PM
Molzer Mowery's 1/5th scale E90 3-series.

CarterTG
10-21-2007, 11:59 PM
You suppose the local dealership would service this?

CarterTG
10-22-2007, 12:03 AM
Molzer's 1/5th scale F1 being worked on.

CarterTG
10-22-2007, 12:06 AM
Let's see... 10 cent ramen and tapwater twice a day for the next eight years...

CarterTG
10-22-2007, 12:11 AM
Serpent F180

CarterTG
10-22-2007, 12:25 AM
Those are all the stills I managed to squeeze off.

Notable no-shows include Tamiya and Kyosho.

Good to see an alotted section for the local hobby shops.

Thanks to Spektrum (http://www.spektrumrc.com) for the can-cozy and Thunder Power (http://www.thunderpowerrc.com) for the heli blade holder.

rccardude04
10-22-2007, 12:57 AM
CarterTG... you have officially saved the hobby.
Thank you.
-Eric

4wdmt
10-22-2007, 01:03 AM
CarterTG... you have officially saved the hobby.
Thank you.
-Eric

VERY TRUE!

Thank you CarterTG for sharing those great pics.

Dagger Thrasher
10-22-2007, 06:55 AM
Excellent coverage there, thanks!:) Strange that Tamiya and Kyosho weren't there though...with two big compaines like that, you'd expect them to be there in force.:confused:

davec-nitro-rs4
10-22-2007, 12:21 PM
The best RC tracks in the Chicago vicinity only appears for a few days in October. How sad is THAT?

ouch...onroad anyway maybe.....

good pictures!

Helicopters must be the future as they were everywhere! I know I want one.

metalry101
10-22-2007, 11:23 PM
HPI wasn't there either...meaning the three biggest Japanese hobby companies, and in reality, three of the biggest names in the hobby period, didn't come to this show. From what I heard, there just wasn't much in the way of new stuff this year. There were a bunch of little things, but no huge new announcements.

Oh...and I almost forgot to mention, thanks a ton to CarterGT for the great pics!

fastharry
10-23-2007, 12:45 PM
It still remains one of my favorite warbirds.


wanna read something great?...


this pic is of my Uncle Steve's P51....

8th air force, 339th fighter group.....He has been featured in Airpower magazine, and was on those docs on A and E and discovery...whejn asked why he named the plane" baby mine"...he said it was so he could, when asked by a girl if he cared for her, answer, of course, I named my plane for you........

in reality, he named it after one of the songs on Disneys DUMBO.......What a rascuuuul....

check out the storys....


also, first recorded kill of an ME 262 jet in combat conditions.............


He is alive to this day.........and helps run the 339th fighter group newsletters......

http://www.web-birds.com/8th/339/steve_ananian.htm

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=339&Style=item&origStyle=list&Item=36&Temp=72&searchString=

http://www.aeroclippervideo.com/P_51_Mustang_Life_Pilots_Story_DVD_p/avp-009.htm

Ginsu
10-23-2007, 01:14 PM
Kevin is correct. Here's the link. (http://209.196.57.91/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=E29CAE68A6D4457BA0FB171BEC7D56D2&nm=Site+Features&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=2&cat=Hot+News)

Who from Car Action was covering this? Where is all the info? The biggest show of the year and nothing? I am so confused:confused:

CarterTG
10-23-2007, 02:18 PM
...pic is of my Uncle Steve's P51....

Simply awesome, fastharry



Helicopters must be the future as they were everywhere!

I was reflecting on it this morning... the huge swell of interest in helis has especially been notable in the last 3-4 years. They're among the hardest things to operate, but the challenge of even attaining a basic hover is so rewarding, I think that's what keeps beginners hooked. Add several additional factors into this.. the rise of LiPo batteries means cleaner helis with less field gear to buy and haul around. LiPo packs also make the new class of micro electric helis possible. If it weren't for micro helis, I wouldn't otherwise be able to practice hovering indoors on a snowy day. Computer sims are great, but doesn't have the put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is factor of flying the real thing.

Price. Back in the old days, dabbling in nitro helis would guarantee a $800-$1200 entry fee (in late 80's money, no less!). Today, it's a far more affordable $200-$500 for a ready-to-fly electric package.

Opportunity. With RC cars, the learning curve is simple (maybe too simple?). To keep things exciting, we're usually talking about looking for tracks and racing them. Property values in major metro areas pretty much guarantee there's a lack of venues. With fixed-wing planes, finding a proper RC flying field is also an issue. Micro helis are small enough to enjoy in a modest backyard. Don't get me wrong, I'll always enjoy RC cars, but I can more effectively fix my RC jones by tossing the heli around the backyard.

Now, if someone would come out with a LiPo-powered V-22 Osprey VTOL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-22_Osprey), THAT might get me to stray from helis. :D ;)