Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gone Skiing!

Video Link.

Tomorrow I will travel south and go downhill skiing again in Alpbach Austria - I will be back beginning of March. I hurt my knee last year but I have a new strap-on knee-support now so I hope it will cope with the slopes... ;)

This was last year's trip to Alpbach - click HERE.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nurnberg Spielwarenmesse 2010

I'm back from the yearly toy and hobby show in Nürnberg Germany, but now with a cold... The show booth look I made turned out pretty good. :)

Ive seen this prototype car from reports from other car-shows this winter. It was located in the train hall!? It's a design study of how an 2010 Trabant car could look like if it was made today. Its way cool if you ask me. Sorry to say if wont be produced though.

In the Tamiya booth they had an full-sized Sand Scorcher lookalike VW buggy. The Sand Scorcher was my first RC car!

The new look of Brawn GP, sorry... I mean Mercedes F1. The paint job finish is flat! It must be a pain in the a** to do. The paint has a "weathering" look also... Hope they stick with it. Me like.

As usuall there's not that much new and exiting RC boats at the "messe". We brought with us two new RTR FE boats from Dragon Hobby though and showed them in our booth. This is the internals in the new brushless competition Shark 600EP Mono-1 RTR boat. Mono-1 is a NAVIGA competition class with 2S liPo packs. It has a channel on the left that makes it self-recovering if it flips over. Nicers.

Here's the internals of the new Microcat 650EP RTR from Dragon Hobby. Power comes from a water cooled 50A brushless system and a 3S Li-Po pack (battery not included).

Bye, bye, see you next year at the show.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JAE prototypes in testing

Here's a picture of David Hall holding a prototype JAE .90 rigger (sorry for his head chopped picture - the picture was already cropped like that when I got it). It has a 1.0 C.I. CMB engine in it and is a real beast. NO wording when the drawings will become available yet though. Then there is also three different prototype JAE Gas riggers being tested and also a prototype JAE Twin .90... Stay tuned for more info as I get it from Rod. :)

JAE .12G & .45HG turnfins

I've added the long over due turn fin template for the JAE .12G rigger now. See the link list to the right -> or click HERE.

Here's a turn fin template for the JAE .45HG rigger. Please note that there are no markings on the rigger drawings where to put the holes for the turn fin mounting dowels. You need to do that yourself and make the turn fin holes to match... Click HERE for PDF download.

Booth are drawn in 1:1 scale so print them out at 100% size. No scaling to fit printer margins etc...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nurnberg Spielwarenmesse 2010

Most of my working time has been quite occupied with making a new English export catalog (180 pages) and all graphics for our 2010 show booth that needed to be done before the yearly HUGE show in Nürnberg Germany. Thats the reason I haven had time to blog lately... So from Thursday onwards I will be in Germany at the show in the Minicars booth (my day time job is at Minicars if you hadn't figured it out earlier). If you are visiting the show pleas come by our booth and say hello to me (Niklas).

I will upload some show pics when Im back home after the show.

Fire Fighter Gas Outrigger

Recently I got a bunch of pictures from an Italian guy called Giuseppe Gallegra that I want to share with you. Giuseppe is a real good builder!

The boat is a Fire Fighter Gas Outrigger hydroplane.

Giuseppe lives on the island of Sicily not far away from Palermo.

If you're interested in a Fire Fighter Gas Outrigger click HERE.