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Blade 600X: a 12-cell competition beauty raises the bar

May 13, 2014 No Comments

Over the last couple of years, Blade RC, long a major presence in mini and micro helicopters, has released a series of larger helis ranging up to 550 class. With the Blade 600X they have raised the ante with a competition-grade 12-cell flybarless 600, and I couldn’t wait to build one. The Blade 600X Pro [...]

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Gas O.S. Engine Revisited

Apr 23, 2014 1 Comment

Until now, gas engines have not been designed for RC helicopter use, and have therefore they have been almost impossible to mount in a helicopter. And they have not come with the needed muffler system to extract maximum power, and they produced a lot of vibration because they were unbalanced. The folks at O.S. have [...]

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Incredible Electric EC-135

Apr 23, 2014 2 Comments

This 42-pound machine is powered by 14S 10,000mAh LiPos (that’s four 7S 5000mAh packs!) turning a Leomotion L110/230 motor for a whopping 1150rpm. The fuselage and mechanics are from Helicoptertechnik Schwing and a turbine sound module provides that extra realism. Futaba radio gear and a Futaba GY750 gyro allow this scale beauty to perform beautiful [...]

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Light up the night! Easy add-on

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

RC’ers love novelty — anything to make flying a little different. Float flying, aerotow, aerial video; all these add variety, but one of my favorites is night flying. There’s something absolutely magical about flying in the dark. My efforts with night flying go back nearly 20 years, starting with spotlights, then Cyalume light sticks and [...]

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How to: Make Bubble Windows

Apr 17, 2014 1 Comment

Many full-scale airplanes and helicopters feature bubble windows to allow the crew greater visibility. Replicating these windows can be tricky for scale modelers, as it’s inconvenient to make a vacuum-forming plug for each uniquely shaped window frame. In full-scale aircraft manufacturing, these bubble windows are almost always free-blown from sheet plastic clamped in a frame. [...]

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1951 Movie of Free-Flight Helicopter

Apr 17, 2014 1 Comment

Check out this vintage helicopter model, powered by two ”jet” engines mounted at right angles to the propellers! It takes off and flies, but does it land safely? Watch this great video and find out.

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Gyro mounting tips

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments

A common way to secure the gyro is with servo-mounting tape a padded tape that has adhesive on both sides. The tape not only keeps the gyro in position, but it also protects it against vibration. The tape will stick well only to clean, dry, smooth surfaces, and it does have two disadvantages: 1. If [...]

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First-Flight Checklist

Apr 01, 2014 No Comments

• Initial test flights should be limited to hovering and very mild maneuvering. During this time check for proper blade tracking and any signs of vibration. Minor changes to the control linkages will bring the blades in track. Foam in the fuel tank could be an indication of an engine misalignment, while vibration in the [...]

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