Summer is here, why are you not flying?

Here are some planes to get you started. Don’t forget to share the fun!!! The fun part is the journey….

Super Cub DSM RTF

1A Great Way to Learn Flying Now Comes with the Best 2.4GHz Technology
The HobbyZone Super Cub DSM® is the best way to learn how to fly. The Super Cub helps pilots learn the basics of throttle, steering and pitch control using the exclusive HobbyZone Anti-Crash Technology (ACT™). Check it out!

Champ RTF Ultra-Micro

2The Champ takes the stress out of teaching yourself to fly
Teach yourself to fly RC airplanes in style with this exciting recreation of Aeronca’s beloved tail wheel airplane. Its small size and lightweight, durable construction let you fly with confidence in spaces as small as your own backyard without having to worry too much about crash damage. See it in action!

Ember 2 Ready-To-Fly Micro RC Plane

3Tiny, slow and lots of fun – Ember 2 weighs less than 1 ounce!
Ready to fly with everything included: 2.4 GHz radio technology, motor/gearbox/prop, 3.7V 70 mAh LiPo battery with charger, fully proportional servo motors, and AA batteries. Throttle, rudder and elevator provide true 3-channel flight and maneuverability. Only $99.99!

Micro Stik RTF

4eRC’s Micro Stik flies mild or wild, indoors or out
Looking for a plane that is fun to fly, capable of both wild maneuvers and gentle cruising at an affordable price? eRC’s new Micro Stik is perfect for the pilot who is looking for the most versatile fun micro available today. See it in action!

Glasair Sportsman RTF

5Everything you need to get flying is included in the box.
Even if you’ve never been at the controls of an RC model before, smooth control and assistance provided by its sophisticated electronics makes RC flight simple and fun. Champion pilot Mike McConville designed the Sportsman to be beginner-friendly, which means its extra tough so that you can keep flying longer. Watch it fly before you buy!

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AXi & eRC

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Model Motors AXI OUTRUNNERS

Model Motors has the most complete selection of OUTRUNNER brushless motors available today. AXI motors are made of the highest quality materials and workmanship. They also have the best warranty on the market today. Every Czech manufactured AXI motor is a highly efficient, high torque, maintenance free rotating can (OUTRUNNER) brushless motor with strong neodym magnets.
View our AXI Motors here. | View the warranty here.

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Quality brushless outrunners at

a budget price

Economically priced HIGH power brushless outrunner motors. There is a motor for almost any airplane from a parkflyer up to a.60 size glow model. All motors are produced in a state-of-the-art factory with strict quality control assuring you a long motor life and excellent performance. Each motor comes with a 1-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects.
View all eRC Motors here.

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Micro Stik RTF

1eRC’s Micro Stik flies mild or wild, indoors or out.
From beginner to expert, no backyard or gym is fun enough without a ERC MicroStik. Now comes with an extra battery to double the flight time!
See it in action!

Night Vapor RTF Micro RC Plane

2Flying SLOW is so much FUN, indoors, outdoors, and at night.
Looking for that evening flight? Slow and graceful, piece of mind at low speed. Best of all, you can have the Night Vapor RTF flying in as little time as it takes you to charge its battery.
Check it out!

Ultra-Micro T-28 BNF

3Like the larger T-28, the Ultra Micro T-28 has plenty of power.
Just add your Spektrum radio and your ready to go! Best of all, this one is small enough to fly in your backyard.
Only $99.99!

Estes Proto X Nano Quadcopter RTF

4Ever fly RC in the bathroom?? The protoX make it possible!
A 3.7V 100mAh LiPo battery, USB charge cord and spare rotor blades are also included in the ready-to-fly package.
It’s soooo cute!

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New York Times – How Hobby Lobby International Resolved Its Trademark Dispute

The New York Times has published their follow up to last week’s story about “How Could Hobby Lobby International Avoid Confusion With Hobby Lobby Stores?” Below is an excerpt from the story and links to the previous article.

New York Times – “How Hobby Lobby International Resolved Its Trademark Dispute” by SARAH MAX

Mark ClevelandLast week, we published a case study on Hobby Lobby International, a Brentwood, Tenn., company that makes and sells remote-controlled products, such as model airplanes and boats, and their accessories. For years, the company has been mistaken for Hobby Lobby Stores, a national art and craft supply chain with more than 600 stores.

In 2012, that brand confusion escalated from a distraction to a potential liability when Hobby Lobby Stores filed a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act provision requiring employers to provide coverage for all forms of contraception as part of employee health insurance. That case went before the Supreme Court in March, and a ruling is expected by June.

Mark Cleveland, Hobby Lobby International’s owner, concluded that continuing with the status quo would have a serious impact on the growth of his company… Read more at the New York Times.

Read the first article from New York Times

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Great Trainers on a Budget!

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900MM RED DRAGON RTF

The Red Dragonfly is the best choice for the beginning flier.
Having sufficient power, good stability, and flexible control, the Red Dragonfly is capable of takeoffs from the ground or can be hand launched. Get yours today!

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EASY RIDER 800 RTF

Ready to fly!
If you are looking for an easy to fly and affordable introduction to the exciting world of Radio Controlled flight, then the 800 Easy Trainer is the aircraft for you. Only $99.99!

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Super Cub DSM RTF

A Great Way to Learn Flying Now Comes with the Best 2.4GHz Technology
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The Super Cub helps pilots learn the basics of throttle, steering and pitch control using the exclusive HobbyZone Anti-Crash Technology (ACT™). Check it out!

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Champ RTF Ultra-Micro

The Champ takes the stress out of teaching yourself to fly!
Teach yourself to fly RC airplanes in style with this exciting recreation of Aeronca’s beloved tail wheel airplane. Its small size and lightweight, durable construction let you fly with confidence in spaces as small as your own backyard without having to worry too much about crash damage. See it in action!

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Hobby Express story hits the New York Times

Mark ClevelandThe New York Times this week ran a story on “A Small Brand Tries to Escape the Confusing Shadow of a Big Brand” featuring Mark Cleveland, CEO Hobby Express and the transition from Hobby Lobby International.

New Yor Times – You’re the Boss Blog: How Could Hobby Lobby International Avoid Confusion With Hobby Lobby Stores?MAY 7, 2014

A Small Brand Tries to Escape the Confusing Shadow of a Big Brand – New York Times

CHALLENGE When Mr. Cleveland bought the company, he knew that it was frequently mistaken for Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a national craft and art supply chain that is based in Oklahoma City and has more than 600 locations. The companies had a history of working cooperatively and, despite their common name, catered to very different consumers. “Roughly 98 percent of my customers are men,” said Mr. Cleveland, while most of the chain’s customers are women.
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Soon after buying Hobby Lobby International, however, Mr. Cleveland realized that the confusion could be a serious problem. The issue became urgent in 2012 when Hobby Lobby Stores, whose founder is an evangelical Christian, filed a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act provision requiring employers to provide coverage for all forms of contraception as part of employee health insurance. The case went before the Supreme Court in March; a decision is expected by sometime in June. Read the New York Times full story…

Read the story here on Hobby Lobby International re-branding to Hobby Express

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Ready-to-fly Planes

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Micro Stik RTF

eRC’s Micro Stik flies mild or wild, indoors or out
Micro Stik comes completely assembled and ready to fly in under 10 minutes. Everything is included in the box, even a second battery! See it in action!

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Night Vapor RTF Micro RC Plane

Flying SLOW is so much FUN, indoors, outdoors, and at night
Like the original Vapor,® the Night Vapor™ is slow enough and light enough to fly in a living room, a basement, or even the conference room at work. Get yours today!

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Ember 2 Ready-To-Fly Micro RC Plane

Tiny, slow and lots of fun – Ember 2 weighs less than 1 ounce!
Ember 2′s remarkably compact design and slow-flying capabilities are perfect for indoor flying (or outdoors on a calm day). Install the AA batteries in the charger, charge the flight battery and go fly. Only $99.99!

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Champ RTF Ultra-Micro

The Champ takes the stress out of teaching yourself to fly.
Its small size and lightweight, durable construction let you fly with confidence in spaces as small as your own backyard without having to worry too much about crash damage. Check it out!

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Rockstar Drones

KMel Robotics presents a team of flying robots that have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs. The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp. Drums are hit using a deconstructed piano action. And there are bells. Lots of bells.

Rockstar Drones

Many thanks to Lockheed Martin and Intel Corporation for their support.

See this show and more live at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 26 & 27 in Washington, D.C.

http://www.usasciencefestival.org/

Lockheed Martin in the founding and presenting sponsor of the festival.

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Grass is freshly cut in the back yard…….Let’s Go Fly!

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Micro Stik RTF

BACK IN STOCK!
Looking for a plane that is fun to fly, capable of both wild maneuvers and gentle cruising at an affordable price? eRC’s new Micro Stik is perfect for the pilot who is looking for the most versatile fun micro available today. See it in action!

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(Micro Stik) 3.7V 150mAH Upgrade Lipo Battery

A great battery at a great price! Only $4.49!

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UHU Por Glue for Styrofoam

Does not melt foam!
Works primarily as a contact glue. Apply thin layer to both mating surfaces. Allow to set for 10 minutes, then press together. Make sure you are correctly aligned before touching pre-glued parts together as parts will be difficult to re-position. Will glue anything to foam or foam to itself. Dries fast. Only $8.99!

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Zoomer Free Flight Glider

A blast to fly for kids ages 3-63!
The parts go together in less than a minute and require no gluing. It’s built from super tough EPO foam so it will last through many flying adventures. What will you do with your Zoomer?

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Telemasters Featured and Fly on News 2

Recently News 2 Jamey Tucker, Video Journalist and producer of Postively Tennessee came by and did a segment on Telemasters. He is not only a news jounalist, but he is an avid flyer as well.

Telemasters on ParadeThe segment feature Mark Cleveland, “A lot of that manufacturing has left the United States and we pride ourselves on the fact we brought back, re-engineered, improved, and extended the technology of the Telemaster and we’re making it right here in Tennessee,” said Hobby Express owner Mark Cleveland.

Watch the Video

SLIDESHOW: See Telemasters Slide Show of Photos

It also featured Kurt Cleveland, president of Hobby Express telling News 2 they are easy to build by simply following the instructions. His daughter is building one right now at their home. “She’s 11-years-old. She goes to Lipscomb Elementary and she’s building it all by herself,” he said. “She’s going to have hers in pink. She’ll paint it Mina day glow pink because that’s what she decided and that’s what everybody on Facebook thinks is the right answer.”

Construction of the planes had been held in China for many years, but Hobby Express brought all of the construction back to Middle Tennessee.

Link to full story on WKRN News 2

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