Now a Joe Nall tradition, Triple Tree hosted the annual AMA meeting and dinner today. With several thousand modelers in attendance, Joe Nall is the perfect venue for the yearly state of the hobby address. To kick the meeting off, AMA’s president Bob Brown auctioned a park flyer PT-17 Stearman signed by Triple Tree creator [...]
Join us Saturday and Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California! You’ll see the hottest new planes and drones in action and it’s a perfect opportunity to stock up on new aircraft, radios, batteries and the other gear you need. The Academy of Model Aeronautics will be there flying Burt Rutan’s [...]
Wednesday at Joe Nall met a steady stream of new arrivals with long lines developing along the flight lines. It was common to see the main line with 6-8 aircraft waiting their turn at each pilot station. Pilots didn’t mind waiting as they used the time to catch up with fellow modelers, rekindling friendships from previous [...]
If bigger is better, this Zlín is the BEST! With a wingspan of 201 inches, this giant aerobat is powered by a 4-cylinder ZDZ 420cc inline engine – just listen to that powerhouse on takeoff! The 1/1.73-scale model is based on the Czechoslovakian Zlín Z-526 AFS-V Akrobat Special (and a glider tug variant), nicknamed Kraťas (“shorty”) for [...]
Only half way through the event, Tuesday at Joe Nall ramped up with the number of registered pilots already closing in on last year’s weekly record. Nearly 1400 pilots along with their guests are calling Triple Tree their temporary home. Even with nearly two miles of runway and 7 flight lines, its wall-to-wall action in [...]
What happens when Quique Somenzini re-engineers a perfectly good BVM F-16? An incredibly agile turbine jet! The QQF16 from the Flex Innovations team is lighter than the original, with incredible control and vector thrust capability. It’s flying with the Aura 8 flight controller. Where do we sign up to get one of these bad boys?
It’s Joe Nall Week 2015, and we’re on site capturing the action at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina. This year is hot, literally! Temps have consistently been in the 90′s, but that hasn’t slowed the action a bit. The sunscreen is out, RV’s are dotting the landscape, and hundreds of modelers are already [...]