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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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Review: Century Agusta A109

Mar 20, 2012 6 Comments

A scale RC helicopter never fails to grab everyone’s attention at the field. Scale helis have always had a special fascination for me and in recent years it seems the distributors and manufacturers have taken notice of the increasing interest level many of us have in this phase of RC. Scale helicopter fuselages are readily [...]

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Blade mQX Quad-Copter

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments

Straight from a science-fiction movie and ready to fly, this machine is engineered to be remarkably responsive and fun to fly. It features AS3X stabilization system, so it has control that rivals that of much larger machines. Indoors or out, breezy or calm, the mQX will let you fly with complete confidence. The RTF version [...]

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T-Rex 450 Gets an Upgrade

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

The T-Rex 450, one of the most popular aircraft in the Align lineup, is now available in a Sport V2 version! This new model incorporates many modern design elements and, compared to the original 450, it is more precise and has better flight characteristics and controllability. It comes with 325D carbon blades, a brushless 35A [...]

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MRC GY100 Gyro

Oct 25, 2011 2 Comments

Not only is this new high-performance helicopter gyro compact and lightweight, but it also offers a wide rate range (from 0.5 to 800 degrees), smooth fast response for consistent pirouette rates and a steady head-lock while hovering. Its 2ms response time on DC mode means that you’ll see virtually no tail deviation when the heli [...]

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Hirobo EMBLA 450

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments

Available with and without a flybar, this electric 450 class  helicopter is perfect for indoor and outdoor flying! The kit includes a brushless motor and speed control as well as high-performance aircraft aluminum rotor head; Hirobo original design carbon frame and main blades; fiberglass canopy; a high-tensile strength, hardened steel main shaft; full bearings; Japanese [...]

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