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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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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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