August 17th, On that day the Charlotte Aeromodelers will host a Warbirds event to celebrate Model Aviation Day and support the Wounded Warrior Project. Many RC clubs across America will celebrate and support this endeavor with the AMA. Our club has elected to donate ALL proceeds from this event to the Wounded Warrior Project. That means all monies collected this day will go into one big check to the Project.
At the WRAM Show, we had an opportunity to sit with Steve Anthony of NoBS Batteries and discuss the relative merits of using A123 packs in our giant scale model projects. Steve’s been working with this technology in RPV and robotics applications for 5 years and has had A123 technology available for modelers for the last 4 years. We were curious as to how this technology differs from Li-Ion or Li-Poly and if it’s as dependable as NiCad and NiMH systems for modelers that fly expensive giant scale planes.