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Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 02, 2014 @ 12:41 AM | 10,309 Views
Just a quick post to start this off with. I'm in Chicago to help FrSky at the iHobby show and I just got to play with some new toys. I have to say that I am very impressed. I'll snap some pictures and share some details in the coming days, but for now, rest assured that FrSky has been very busy working on new toys for us all.

I need to get some sleep, but will update this with details as soon as I can.

-Wayne
Posted by Rotozuk | Aug 04, 2014 @ 02:54 PM | 3,109 Views
We are seeing a lot of folks that want to add a custom look to their Taranis. This can be done by stripping down your existing radio and painting the shell, but many have found it a lot easier to buy a replacement shell and paint it. Needless to say this makes things faster and a little less stressful. New shells are available here. (click) Another option is to buy one of the hydro dipped cases we offer in a number of popular styles.

We will only be swapping out the front of the radio shell. This is far easier and requires no soldering, cutting, etc. We do not recommend changing out the back of your radio shell due to the added complexity. We also do not recommend this swap if you are not comfortable messing around inside electronic devices. You do risk damage to your radio following this guide. This swap is not for everyone!

Tools needed:
Medium phillips, 2.5mm allen wrench for the gimbal screws and I use a special driver for the switch nuts, but a couple of small blade screw drivers can be used to remove the switch nuts. That is about it. A little tape comes in handy. I use a special electric driver that will not over torque screws going into plastic!


Parts needed:
A Taranis you want to convert.


A sticker set, navigation buttons and a new LCD window will make life much easier.
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Posted by Rotozuk | Apr 01, 2013 @ 09:48 PM | 14,732 Views
I'll be updating this blog with details of the new FrSky transmitter and other interesting bits from the show. Please feel free to post questions and comments here and I'll do my best to respond.

If you plan to visit the expo, please stop by, we will be in booths 120 & 121.

FrSky will be flying in with some great new products and several of their staff. We are looking forward to bringing FrSky news to all of our friends here on RC Groups.

A little teaser of one of the trade show graphics we developed with FrSky.


More to come.

-Wayne
Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 02, 2012 @ 02:21 AM | 11,432 Views
Aloft Hobbies is very proud to offer the FrSky (pronounced Free Sky) radio systems.

We stock the entire line of FrSky products, and are happy to be able to offer you these at some of the best prices in the world, and for sure the cheapest and fastest shipping in the USA. Don't worry, we also take excellent care of our international customers.

If you are looking for the safest radio system available today, or are sick of paying high prices for receivers, than FrSky is the system for you. Sure, FrSky offers one of the most cutting edge systems available today, but it is also one of the safest systems thanks to it's telemetry system with RSSI.

What is RSSI?
How would you like to know how strong your signal is at your receiver while you are flying? Or better yet, how would you like your transmitter to sound an alarm if the receiver is reporting a weak signal? That is what RSSI does for you, and that is what makes this system so safe. Without RSSI your left scratching your head while wondering why your plane crashed. With RSSI, you are warned before the issue becomes critical.

What else does this FrSky system do?

It does a lot more! If it only reported RSSI, that would be fine, but FrSky has packed a lot more into this system. Now you can monitor temperatures, voltages, amps, watts, lipo batteries, fuel levels, GPS, variometer, accelerometer, and more!

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Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:40 AM | 9,835 Views
At Aloft Hobbies we try and carry a lot of goodies to make your builds go easier, and keep the prices down for you!

In our Building Materials section you will find some great products:
http://www.alofthobbies.com/building-materials.html

New Stuff laminating film is a great example. We sell it by the foot on 18" wide rolls. We have all 4 of the popular weights in stock, and ready to go. And like all of our other products, we have very reasonable and fast shipping on this film.

How about lead shot that is sold by the pound? We got frustrated trying to find affordable lead for a recent project. We had raided all of our old tire weights and fishing weights, and still needed a few more pounds. After a long search we finally found affordable lead, but we had to BUY a lot of it.. Now you can enjoy the savings, but not be forced into buying a ton a lead at a time.

We have carbon tow at a VERY reasonable rate. Every one that places an order with us should grab some tow as we are always finding new uses for it! It is easy to glue this into most any structure and make a nice stiff, crash resistant structure.

Keep an eye out as we continue to offer more and more products in this section.

-Wayne
Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:32 AM | 10,175 Views
Thanks to a great relationship with KST, we are able to offer these beautiful servos at amazing prices! We have been very impressed with these servos, especially when you consider how reasonably priced they are!!

We just lowered our prices even more..
We simply were not happy being the lowest price in the world on these servos, so we lowered our prices even more! Most are just $24 now!! That is an unheard of price.. Especially with our fast and very affordable shipping options. Nearly 50% of our sales on these servos go overseas, it is time for our domestic customers to fall in love with these little gems too.


More info:
http://www.alofthobbies.com/radio-gear/servos.html

P.S. We also have alloy servo frames for the KST125 servos!! These are real works of art! http://www.alofthobbies.com/125-servo-frame.html

Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:17 AM | 9,774 Views


Our original Genesis was great, but we thought we could offer an even better plane. To start with we now have a 2 piece slip on wing, no more bolts. We also cleaned up the nose shape, and added some length to the fuselage. All while keeping all of the great qualities of the original, a plane that loves to be pushed hard, refuses to tip stall, and takes a good amount of abuse without a worry.

The Genesis makes an excellent first mouldie, or a wonderful sport slope ship. Or, cut off the nose and glue in the provided firewall and convert this plane into a hot liner! You will not be let down by the Genesis, just read some of the reviews on this plane, and draw your own conclusion, these things are FUN!

I'll always have a Genesis in my collection.

More info:
http://www.alofthobbies.com/genesis-60-slope-racer.html

-Wayne
Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:07 AM | 10,406 Views
Aloft Hobbies is excited to offer Top Models kits at great prices, including international locations! If we don't already carry the Top Model plane or product you are looking for, please ask, we think you will love our prices!



http://www.alofthobbies.com/aircraft/glider.html
Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 02, 2012 @ 01:00 AM | 9,864 Views
Another really cool plane, I'll be adding one of these to my fleet for sure! Small enough that it can easily transport without pulling apart, but should be a real riot on the slopes.



More info here:
http://www.alofthobbies.com/mini-fox.html

-Wayne
Posted by Rotozuk | Oct 01, 2012 @ 05:41 PM | 9,868 Views
Thought I'd show off our newest glider to be added to our lineup, the new 2 meter Fox. I think you will all agree, this is a very handsome plane! I must admit, I have a real weakness for Foxes. Something about the lines on this glider always makes me want to go out to the slopes!



Get 'em while they last:
http://www.alofthobbies.com/fox-2m.html

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