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Raptor 90 G4 Review

Jan 13, 2012 No Comments

Several years ago I reviewed the Raptor 90 3D for this magazine, and now the Raptor legend continues with the new and ever improved Raptor 90 G4.  Experience is a great teacher, and a great example of this is the Raptor line of helicopters, which uses their previous designs to continually improve their line of [...]

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New Hitec Servos

Jan 12, 2012 No Comments

Hitec is one of the leaders in R/C electronics, and they have just released information on their new HS-5565MH and HS-5585MH servos. These premium sport servos feature coreless motors, with heavy-duty metal gears and dual ball bearings, and are rated at 7.4 volts for 2SLiPo operation. The HS-5565MH is both high speed and powerful for helicopters up to [...]

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ArmSafe Switch

Jan 12, 2012 1 Comment

Schumacher Products has an interesting idea for a switch. Rather than the traditional switch that we move either on or off, this one is an open Deans connector. Since the electrical circuit is open the current has no place to go, and the radio is off. To complete the circuit, and turn on the radio, [...]

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The Futaba 18MZ – When only the best will do.

Jan 12, 2012 1 Comment

I have seen some magazine ads for the new Futaba 18MZ, but here is a link to a video that describes it even better.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBotGm0-Y0M   There are certainly no shortages of radios on the market, but there is only one radio of this caliber. When I look at the 18MZ – I mean [...]

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RotoFlow Fuel System

Jan 10, 2012 No Comments

There have been a lot of improvement in both airplanes and helicopters throughout the years, but one area that has remained the same is the fuel tank. It seems I always have problems with leaks, poor fittings, broken fuel lines, etc. So, when I saw an ad for the RotoFlow Fuel System, I had to [...]

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2 New Estes Micro EP RTF Helicopters For First Time Pilots

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

Estes has been in business for many years producing quality products that work, and at affordable prices. These two new micro helicopters are fully assembled and perfect for first-time pilots!  The SF161™ is the pod and boom version and includes counter-rotating blades for stability, a 3.5-channel infrared radio system and 3.7V LiPo flight battery.  The [...]

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Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2 Pro Receiver-Ready ARF

Dec 30, 2011 No Comments

I just received this information on the new Raptor 30 V2 Pro. As you know, the Raptor line has been available for many years, and they are committed to improving and upgrading this great line of helicopters. Here is some information I’m sure you will find useful and interesting if you are looking for a [...]

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RealFlight 6 Simulator Reset and Rewind Feature

Dec 30, 2011 No Comments

The more I use my RealFlight 6 sim, the more I like it. Although it has many great new features, I really like being able to do the impossible – that is, reliving the past.  Not only can I get back in the air with an undamaged helicopter instantly after a crash without using a [...]

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