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The Youngest IRCHA Helicopter Pilot

The Youngest IRCHA Helicopter Pilot

Six-year-old Ryan Todd Robertson, of Mt Washington, KY, poses with his father, Todd, and his TREX 700. Ryan has just started the first grade, and at his kindergarten graduation he put on a helicopter demonstration for the rest of the class. He is currently the youngest AMA helicopter pilot and newest company pilot for Compass […]
The IRCHA ONE Competition.

The IRCHA ONE Competition.

The ONE Competition had a 7 min. fly off between the top seven flyers in the world, with the $7000 in cash shown here to the winner. The Gaui girl is not included. The competition was fierce, but in the end Nick Maxwell proved to the unbeatable after his 360° knife edge circle. Congratulations Nick on […]
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Hobbico at IRCHA

Hobbico at IRCHA

This is Steve Kaluf, Assistant Marketing Manager at Hobbico, showing off the new OS 105 engine that comes in two versions; with either a normal carburetor or a demand regulator system which supplies fuel under pressure to the carburetor for 3D flying. Hobbico is also carrying the complete line of Raptor helicopters, including the new […]
New Horizon Hobby Products at IRCHA

New Horizon Hobby Products at IRCHA

This is Kim Payne of Horizon Hobbies showing off the new Spectrum DX18 radio for those who need to operate more servos. Horizon also carries a complete line of Spectrum radios, receivers and servos. The newest additions to their ever-increasing line of products is the Spectrum AR7200BX receiver which has a built-in Beast X flybarless […]
Thunder Power at IRCHA

Thunder Power at IRCHA

Shanin Polce is proudly displaying the complete line of Thunder Power Lipo batteries, which have a higher energy density than any other battery on the market today. They also offer a complete line of chargers that will charge all types of batteries, all the way up to 14s. For more information visit their website at […]
Align’s New TREX 700E DFC Helicopter at IRCHA

Align’s New TREX 700E DFC Helicopter at IRCHA

Jeff Fassbinder is proudly holding the new TREX 700E DFC helicopter from Align. This is the latest in their 700 series of helicopters for either nitro or electric power. The DFC stands for direct flight control because the servo is mounted directly below the swashplate with direct control between the servo arm and swashplate, eliminating […]
New Byron 15% Rotor Rage Fuel

New Byron 15% Rotor Rage Fuel

This is Ryan Godberson and Marc Jensen of Byron Fuels. I have been using their 30% Rotor Rage Masters Blend fuel for several years in my 50 and 90 size helicopters with great success. They have recently introduced their new 15% Rotor Rage fuel for use in the new OS 105 and YS120 engines. This […]
Hitec Radios, Servos and Chargers

Hitec Radios, Servos and Chargers

This is Suzanne Lepine showing off the Hitec line of servos, radios and chargers. Their HS8000 series of servos feature high-speed coreless motors, titanium gears with ultra resolution and response. The HS9000 servos feature a Neu-Castle motor with low power consumption, combined with titanium and steel gears. Their Eclipse 7 Pro radio has a facelift […]
Skookum’s New GPS Unit

Skookum’s New GPS Unit

Here is Branden Taylor, Robert Ramsey and Art Vanden Berg of Skookum Robotics with their new SK-GPS, which is an addition to their flybarless flight control systems. This GPS system will allow your helicopter to autonomously hold a specific position and altitude, which is adjustable while flying. Also, should you get disoriented while flying it […]
A Nice Lineup of Helicopters

A Nice Lineup of Helicopters

When I saw this lineup of helicopters outside one tent I knew there was a group of real helicopter enthusiasts inside. Here is Ron Hughes, Mike Hamilton, Don Opplinger and Darren Berkey, and “friend”, all from the Wellsvillem KS area who belong to the Eagles Associates Kansas City Club and Franklin County Fliers. They wanted […]
IRCHA Setup Clinics

IRCHA Setup Clinics

One of the main IRCHA attractions is being able to talk with company representatives and pilots about their products, helicopter setup and flying techniques. This is the Thunder Tiger and Futaba Setup Clinic, which is one of the many clinics that were held throughout the Jamboree, where they welcomed pilots using any brand of helicopter […]
Scratch-built Counter-Rotating Helicopter

Scratch-built Counter-Rotating Helicopter

IRCHA also brings some interesting self-designed projects to marvel over. This is Jim Ryan from Cincinnati, OH with his counter rotating and inter meshing prototype helicopter. Jim not only designed this helicopter, but also made all the CNC parts, including the gears. He’s using a Spektrum receiver with Beast X and Digi-Mix 3 for control […]
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