Without a doubt, the Weak Signals Toledo Show is one of the biggest events of the year, and 2006 was no disappointment. As always, there were lots of vendors, lots of new products and a lot of gorgeous models on display. And this year there seemed to be a little more excitement in the air.
As you know, this hobby has been growing by leaps and bounds. We have more new people coming in than ever, and technology is advancing at an incredible rate. And the manufacturers are keeping up with the pace. Many new products are geared for the newcomer, and many more are using state-of-the-art technology for the more advanced pilots.
Electrics were very big this year, as this is just one of those areas that is increasing in popularity, but there was still a good healthy dose of Glow and Gas equipment. Giant scale also made a good showing with a lot of products geared toward planes over 50%! In fact, very few people could help noticing the 66% Piper Cub that was on display in the middle of the judging area.
Some of the products that stood out for me were Hangar-9's new versions of the Funtana, and their new FS One Simulator. And Great Planes was featuring their new Beechcraft Staggerwing and the ARF version of their Super Skybolt.
Another amazing innovation was the new counter-rotating Himax Brushless Motors. This is one of those things that I think will stand this industry on it's ear if it becomes as popular as it has the potential to.
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Entire RCU Team!