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Gorgeous Giant-Scale Lama

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Thanks to Hans Thunderbolt for posting this great clip on YouTube. He notes that the video is “One of the first flights of a scale RC turbine helicopter at RC meet in Thermiek ’58, Nuth, the Netherlands this summer. ”

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Review: DJI S800 Spreading Wings Hexacopter

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Are you interested in aerial photography?  Do you seek out the latest and greatest in technology?  Does the idea of soaring effortless through the sky like a bird intrigue you?  If the answer to these questions is yes then look no further than the DJI S800.  DJI’s Spreading Wings S800 is a hexacopter aircraft developed [...]

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Russian Gunship from Down Under

Sep 19, 2013 2 Comments

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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Parallel Charging the Safe and Easy Way

Sep 19, 2013 3 Comments

Lithium-polymer cells have revolutionized electric flight, but as any e-flier knows, LiPo charging and maintenance can be time consuming. For optimum service life, LiPos should be stored around 3.8 volts per cell, which creates a bottleneck for spur-of-the-moment flying, and recharging batteries at the field can be a chore when you’d rather be in the [...]

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Giant-Scale Bundeswher Heli

Sep 01, 2013 No Comments

Check out this turbine-powered model of a German Army CH 53 Heer heavy-lift transport helicopter — would  love a closer look at this amazing scale machine!  Thanks to Altespharrhaus for posting this flight video on YouTube.

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Torque-Tube Tail Upgrade

Sep 01, 2013 1 Comment

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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Evolve 300 CX RTF Review

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

Avoid collisions with this impressive coaxial heli There are two things that stand out about the new Evolve 300 CX coaxial helicopter from Innovative Flight Technologies (IFT) — its size and innovative on-board Collision Avoidance Technology (CAT). Well, actually, there are other impressive features, but these two really grab your attention. Loosely styled after the [...]

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Light up the night!

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

Installing heli lights is easier than on fixed wing aircraft as there is complete access to the wire leads and the heli’s framework. The heli light package comes with two additional LEDs that should be installed in the nose of the helicopter’s canopy. These look like search lights or a pair of high-intensity landing lights. [...]

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