Author Posts

IRCHA Setup Clinics

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

IRCHA is known for helping and encouraging pilots of all skill levels, and offers helicopter clinics throughout the day. Most of the major helicopter companies and distributors hold clinics to help pilots better understand and use their products, and all products in general. Here is a picture of the Thunder Tiger clinic explaning setup techniques, [...]

Read more

Jim Ryan’s Self Designed Counter Rotating Helicopter

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

Jim Ryan of Cincinnati, OH desided he wanted to try something different, so he designed and made a counter rotating helicopter, the with rotor blades intermeshing. Both heads use a 5 degree coning angle, and a Beast X coupled with a Digi’Mix 3 for stabilization. Jim has 4 test flights on this machine, and it [...]

Read more

IRCHA Scale – Joe’s Agusta 109

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

Joe Sauers Sr. is from Kingston, NY, and has been flying scale since 1978 with a Kavan Jet Ranger. He is his Agusta 109 using a Skookum 720 for control and 2 X 5000mah 6s battery packs. Joe loves scale, but admits it’s a labor of love for all the work involved. First he had [...]

Read more

IRCHA Friday – Bill’s Odyssey Turbine

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

All the clouds and rain we had yesterday turned into a perfect Friday for flying helicopters. Clear blue skies with just a few clouds, a light wind and low humidity. It could not have been better. The day started off with Bill Pirschel of Mt Stering, KY, and his 30 pound Odyssey Turbine helicopter. Bill [...]

Read more

IRCHA – JR NEX E8

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

This is Hiroki Ito (on the right) from Japan with his JR NEX E8 with new 3-blade rotor head. He is the 4 time World F3C Champion, and is experimenting with the 3D capabilities of multi blade rotors. And from I can see from the performance of the E8, we are going to see a [...]

Read more

2012 IRCHA

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Last year I was fortunate enough to report on the 2011 IRCHA Jamboree for this magazine, and I started my article by saying “If it’s hot and the middle of August, it must be time for the annual AMA Helicopter Nationals and IRCHA (International Radio Control Helicopter Association) Jamboree, both of which are held at [...]

Read more

Getting to Know Your Engine

Aug 14, 2012 No Comments

Before you can effectively use your engine without destroying it, it’s important to know it key features, their purpose and how to adjust them. Needle Valves are tapered rods that are used to adjust the fuel mixture by restricting the fuel entering the carburetor. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and are [...]

Read more

Throttle Setup Secrets

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

Starting with the throttle, let’s first take a look at the servo. There are those pilots who believe the throttle servo should be just as fast and powerful as those used on the swashplate so rapid throttle changes can be made for 3D flying. However, I am not of this belief for the following reasons. [...]

Read more
Copyright © 2014 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.