Helicopters

Getting Started in Scale

Oct 28, 2013 1 Comment

A well done and nicely detailed scale RC helicopter model is a rare sight at most flying fields. One reason is that most scale models are complex and time consuming to build and can be costly. A great way to get started in scale modeling is with one of the 450-size electric conversion kits.  This [...]

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Fly the Rolling Tailslide

Oct 20, 2013 No Comments

There are some maneuvers that are truly unique to RC helicopters, and the rolling tailslide is one of them. Performing what appears to be a suicidal maneuver and turning it into a controlled and graceful 3D move is always a crowd-pleaser, and while there are many maneuvers that are similar between airplanes and helis, this [...]

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ABCs of Ball Links

Oct 17, 2013 1 Comment

Improvements in RC helicopter design and performance have resulted in the almost universal use of the ball link in all modern helicopter control systems. Most major manufacturers make their own ball links to their specifications, with their name, logo or other such mark on the body of the link. Although these links are slightly different, [...]

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Fall maintenance tips & tricks

Oct 11, 2013 No Comments

In many areas of the country, the fall flying season is here and soon it will be time to put up your helicopters for next year. These next few weeks, however, when you have nothing better to do on a bad weather day, is a good time to inspect your helicopters and get them ready for [...]

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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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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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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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