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Review: Novarossi .57 HR 3DS Heli Engine

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Contributor Rob Landry has been using the new Novarossi .57 in his Raptor X50, and he likes what he’s seeing! He writes, “I have gotten to really like this engine. Novarossi is my engine of choice in my on-road and off-road cars, and the new .57′s  3-needle carb makes a HUGE difference from the older [...]

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New Titan: 50-size electric!

Apr 17, 2012 No Comments

Using the proven design of the Thunder Tiger Titan X50, this electric, flybarless machine is sure to be a leader in its class! The Titan X50E is ideal for 3D flying and should be the heli to beat at this summer’s competitions. It also features machined aluminum control arms, hardened main and feathering shafts, carbon fiber blades, [...]

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Sneak Peek: Flybarless Rotor Heads

Apr 17, 2012 No Comments

Flybarless helicopters and their electronic control systems continue to be the wave of the future in model helicopters and are showing up in ever-increasing numbers at our flying fields. New precision-made flybarless rotor heads and advanced stabilization electronics are being developed to make flybars and paddles a thing of the past. The complete removal of [...]

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3D Night Flying

Apr 17, 2012 2 Comments

If you ever wondered what 3D RC Heli night flying is all about, check this clip out. Posted by RacerBoom, this bit of nocternal pyrotechniqes features Bobby Watts and Bert Krammerer at the Heli Invasion Night Show.  

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Engine out? Better know how to do an auto!

Apr 17, 2012 4 Comments

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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Eye in the sky: Draganflyer X8

Mar 20, 2012 3 Comments

The latest in aerial photography and videography is this Draganfly X8, a unique machine powered by eight motors, each with its own rotor blade! This stable flyer can carry 1.7 pounds of equipment and features 11 onboard sensors and a sophisticated autopilot to self-stabilize during flight. Its foldable carbon-fiber frame makes transport easy. Police departments across the [...]

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Micro Quadcopters: Killer Robots?

Mar 20, 2012 3 Comments

We liked this piece by Slate’s technology columnist, Farhad Manjoo. His article is subtitled, “Quadcopter drones are amazing and cute and will probably destroy us all.” Read on for Farhad’s interesting take as well as video of a micro quadcopter recital as well as a quadcopter ”blooper” reel. It was way back in May 2010 that [...]

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Ultimate Electrics: Henseleit Three Dee Rigid

Mar 20, 2012 2 Comments

Jan Henseleit has a long history of manufacturing and producing only the finest RC helicopters for the discriminating enthusiast. You won’t find a Henseleit Three Dee RIGID (TDR) on your local hobby shop shelf as each kit must be ordered directly from Jan (jan.henseleit@henseleit-helicopters.de). Jan builds these kits one at a time and ships it [...]

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