Paul Tradelius

The Miniature Aircraft USA “Whiplash” at IRCHA

Aug 23, 2012 No Comments

This is Miniature Aircraft’s 25th anniversary, and Mike Fortin is proudly displaying their latest release, the 700 size Whiplash. All Miniature Aircraft USA helicopters are designed and manufactured here in the United States, and receive full factory support through HeliWholesaler. I was fortunate enough to write the review of the very first Miniature Aircraft helicopter, [...]

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A Mix of IRCHA Photos

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

The IRCHA registration area was busy all day long coordinating activities and answering questions. Everyone gathered around show center to see the noon time demonstrations by some of the best company pilots.   I think I saw a helicopter in straight and level flight for a few seconds, but otherwise they were in some twisted [...]

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IRCHA Full Scale Helicopter Rides

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

Full scale helicopter rides in both a Huey and this Jet Ranger were available at IRCHA to see the local area in a real helicopter. This full-scale Jet Ranger looks almost as real as some of the models displayed and IRCHA.

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The IRCHA Blade Invitational by Horizon Hobby

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

The Blade Invitational, sponsored by Horizon Hobby, chose seven pilots to fly new Blade 500X helicopters in a one flight competition. Although all pilots showed a high level of flying skill, the top three places where won by Clay Payne of Dayton, OH, Jordan Horwitz of Vernon Hill, IL, and Sergio Marachrian of Los Angles, [...]

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The Youngest IRCHA Helicopter Pilot

Aug 21, 2012 1 Comment

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 [...]

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The IRCHA ONE Competition.

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

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

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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New Horizon Hobby Products at IRCHA

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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