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Ready for Halloween?

Oct 30, 2014 2 Comments by

This quadcopter ghost is guaranteed to spook trick-or-treaters! Whoever made this costume did a great job: nice head, arms and lightweight flowing shroud combine nicely. We hope this inspires you to come up with your own quad costume for Halloween and that you’ll send videos to us at man@airage.com! Thanks to Alton Porter for posting this to YouTube.

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Making helicopter pushrods: a fast & easy solution!

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments by

Charlie Hynes has a lot of helicopters, and he found an easier way to assemble pushrods and ball links, using his cordless drill. Check out his how to! A lot of helicopters come with ball links and pushrods that need to be assembled by hand. Here’s how you can use a drill motor instead of pliers [...]

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Engine out? Better know how to do an auto!

Jun 10, 2014 No Comments by

Every helicopter pilot should be proficient in performing autorotations to cope with engine or motor failure. They are demanding and should be practiced periodically. The model should have sufficient pitch range before you attempt this maneuver. A steady breeze of about 10mph will make initial attempts easier. The engine should be running at a fast [...]

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Russian Gunship from Down Under

Jun 09, 2014 No Comments by

Check out this 1/6.7-scale, turbine-powered Mil 24 Hind from Down Under … New Zealand, that is! This beauty is from Heli Classics and flown by NZMC club member Carl.  Thanks to RCheliclub NZMC for taking these videos and posting them on YouTube. If you’re interested in getting your own, East Coast Scale Products can sell you a partially [...]

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Torque-Tube Tail Upgrade

Jun 06, 2014 1 Comment by

For several years, Align’s T-Rex 450 series has dominated the small helicopter market. Rather than resting on a proven design with excellent quality and fit, Align has gradually upgraded the heli to keep up with (or ahead of) their competitors, imitators, and outright copiers. With the release of the T-Rex 450 Pro, Align raised the [...]

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Super-Scale “Super Puma”

May 29, 2014 1 Comment by

If you like military birds, you’ll love Roger Nieto’s great scale EC 725 Caracal, filmed in Coëtquidan, France. Equipped with Vario mechanics and a Baumann fuselage, the helicopter is powered by a gas engine turning a five-blade main rotor and four-blade tail. Robart retracts add to its scale appeal. Great helicopter, excellent flying … just wish we could hear those [...]

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THROTTLE SERVO SETUP TIPS

May 27, 2014 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. [...]

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Perfecting Pirouettes

May 21, 2014 No Comments

To control the direction of a heli during a pirouette, pick an imaginary rference line passing through its center. Every time the helicopter’s nose come around and crosses that line, give a control input in the direction you want it to go. For example, if you’ve done a pirouette in a hover in front of [...]

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