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Align RC 425D Carbon-Fiber Rotor Blades

May 04, 2011 No Comments

If you’re looking to get more performance out of your Trex 500, be sure to check these out! Each blade comes pre-balanced for the ultimate in 3D performance. These blades use the latest compounding technology and will offer great performance during autorotations. Each set costs $39.99.

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Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will [...]

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Align’s AH-1 Cobra Fuselage

Apr 25, 2011 2 Comments

Align has just released a new scale body for their TRex 500 size helicopter.  This new scale fuselage of the AH-1 Cobra is easy to install and add some outstanding scale detail. Just look at the exhaust scoops and the armament that adorns those pods. The price still needs to be announced, but you got [...]

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G-Force 4-in-1 spindle tool: works on all 450- to 90-size machines!

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

Now you only need to keep one spindle tool on your workbench, because the 4-in-1 has 4, 6, 8 and 10mm holes, with a full circumference clamping power for superior gripping. It’s CNC-machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, so you know this tool will never mark or scratch the spindle, even if you’ve attached the spindle with [...]

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T-Rex 500E super combo is now available

Mar 30, 2011 No Comments


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Pilot Report Blade mCX2

Oct 27, 2010 1 Comment

The indoor flyer that every kid (no matter how old) should have! By Jet Thompson Photos by Jynette Thompson   The Blade brand of electric helis carries a reputation for first-class quality across its entire product line. Blade offers three levels of E-copters to suit every type of pilot—from beginner to expert. The recently released Blade [...]

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IRCHA Jamboree 2010

Aug 12, 2010 No Comments

Model Airplane News contributor Paul Tradelius (also our “Rotor Speed” columnist!) is at this year’s IRCHA Jamboree and loving every minute of it! He ran into Curtis Youngblood and his protege Nick Maxwell, who placed first and second, respectively, in this year’s Helicopter Nats. Paul notes: “Today marked the 19th time Curtis Youngblood won the [...]

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2009 IRCHA Jamboree

Aug 19, 2009 No Comments

IRCHA Jamboree 2009 August 12 to16 2009, the 2009 IRCHA Heli Jamboree was held at the Academy of Model Aeronautics National Flying Site in Muncie, IN. This year several of the world’s best competitors from the 2009 World FAI Championships (held the week before the Jamboree), stayed over an extra week to participate at the [...]

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