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Jim Ryan’s RC AH-56 Cheyenne Attack Helicopter

Sep 20, 2011 3 Comments

We caught up with Model Airplane News contributor and Scale Electric Helicopter devotee, Jim Ryan at the recent NEAT Fair. Jim had with him several RC Helis including his award winning AH-56 Cheyenne Attack helicopter.         Jim scratch built this amazing  advanced attack design after the proposed Lockheed heli and duplicated the unique pusher prop/compound [...]

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Blade Huey Gunship

Sep 01, 2011 No Comments

Electric ready-to-fly helicopters have never looked so good! This latest Blade comes fully set up and flight-tested, and it has a scale-like low speed and mild handling. It comes with a 6-channel Spektrum radio and 3S, 1000mAh LiPo pack with a DC balancing charger–all for just $239.99.

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Member Site Review: JR Vibe 50 NEX

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

We just posted Paul Tradelius’s review of the JR Vibe 50 NEX helicopter on the Model Airplane News Member Site. This next-generation Vibe has been completely redesigned, with dual stacked and CNC-machined carbon side frames, an all-metal swashplate and highly tuneable head design. It’s an enjoyable build that takes 15-20 hours to complete. Get all the details [...]

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A plastic model you can fly! Hirobo Eurocopter EC145

Aug 25, 2011 2 Comments

For everyone who’s ever built a scale plastic kit and wished they could fly it, here’s your dream come true! This super-scale helicopter has a fuselage by Tamiya, one of the world’s leading plastic model manufacturers, coupled with the proven mechanics and electronics of Hirobo’s popular SRB Quark helicopter! The extremely detailed fuselage has incredible [...]

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Electric helicopters: your guide to getting started

Aug 17, 2011 No Comments

Today’s state-of-the-art power and control systems for electric helicopters allows for a wide range of size and performance, from models weighing about an ounce to 90-size nitro equivalents. There are models for all skill levels, from beginner to hardcore 3D pilot and everyone in between. It’s never been easier to get started in RC helicopters. [...]

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Axe CP EP Helicopter: Flight-Ready!

Jul 29, 2011 No Comments

Loaded with everything today’s heli pilot wants for sure-fire success and flying fun, the Axe CP EP RTF Heli is fully assembled and ready to go right out of the box!  The Hiller mixing head gives smooth, precise control and a lower parts count makes repair work easy.  The direct drive equipped tail rotor delivers [...]

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Making helicopter pushrods: a fast & easy solution!

Jul 21, 2011 3 Comments

Charlie Hynes has a lot of helicopters, and he found an easier way to assemble pushrods and ball links, using his cordless drill. Check out his how to! A lot of helicopters come with ball links and pushrods that need to be assembled by hand. Here’s how you can use a drill motor instead of pliers [...]

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Thunder Tiger Raptor G4 E720 Electric Heli

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments

Designed for precision aerobatic and 3D performance, this electric machine is available in both flybar and flybarless versions. It features Quick Calibration Setup, a helical main gear, a higher motor mount and battery between the frames for improved balance and CG and weighs up to a pound less than comparable models. It has a main [...]

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