Paul Tradelius

Justen Jee at IRCHA

Aug 20, 2012 No Comments

Justen Jee from Dumont, NJ is 10 years old and flies like a professional for Thunder Power batteries. His dad tells me when he was three years old he would be on the helicopter flight simulator for hours at a time. Justen started flying radio controlled airplanes at three, and helicopters when he was 3 [...]

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New KDA Innovo Helicopters

Aug 20, 2012 No Comments

Henry Caldwell is a KDS company pilot and is showing off their new line of Innovo helicopters. Here he’s holding the new Innovo 550, but they have a complete line of helicopters from 450 always up to 700. Note the high quality carbon frames, easy access battery location and servos mounted directly under the swashplate [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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