When I would go to the flying field I would always have to bring two pair of glasses. Sunglasses were needed to fly in the bright sunlight, but I also needed reading glasses for close-up work on my helicopter. However, I could never find my reading glasses when I needed them. It seems they were […]
Throttle Adjustments – The throttle pushrod connects the throttle servo to throttle lever on the carburetor, and its adjustment is critical to the proper performance of the engine. The following steps will provide full power at full throttle, a reliable idle with the throttle sick at idle and the idle trim in its mid-range position, […]
Laura and Dick Cook of KDD International are showing off their line of tail rotor blades and landing gear. The new 130 main blades are available in six different colors and the new 112 mm tail rotor blades have a metal reinforced grip and are designed for lower tail speeds on 700 size helicopters. They […]
This is Chris Bergen, of Bergen R/C Helicopters, proudly displaying his Twin Observer camera ship. This is powered by two Zenoah G-26 engines that Chris redesigned and engineered into a single twin cylinder engine. With plenty of power to lift almost any commercial size camera or video equipment, it has a flight time of three […]
This is Miniature Aircraft’s 25th anniversary, and Mike Fortin is proudly displaying their latest release, the 700 size Whiplash. All Miniature Aircraft USA helicopters are designed and manufactured here in the United States, and receive full factory support through HeliWholesaler. I was fortunate enough to write the review of the very first Miniature Aircraft helicopter, […]
Not only the novice builder but also the advanced scratch-builders will benefit from this easy to read Revised Edition of “BUILDING WITH FOAM” . The book is the result of 20 years of mistakes and successes updated with the current construction materials available today. Inside you will learn how to make “homemade” tools such as […]
Anyone who has grown up in the “Star Wars” generation knows there are all sorts of great flying vehicles planed for our intergalactic future. But what about now? Well, we caught wind of a very ambitious project called the “HoverBike”. The brainchild of Chris Malloy, this could just be the answer to that old childhood […]
Here I thought it was much cheaper to use drones but it looks like it is not. Only slightly cheaper, but hey, still cheaper 🙂 I found this in the U.S. News & World Report Report: Military Drones Only ‘Slightly’ Cheaper Than Piloted Jets ilitary drones are only slightly cheaper than manned warplanes, and data indicates […]
Meet EMILY, an RC lifeguard! It looks like a buoy but is actually a small watercraft fitted with a flotation device. It can travel at speeds of up to 22mph and reach swimmers in distress more quickly, and sometimes more safely, than a human lifeguard. Check out the video!
The IRCHA registration area was busy all day long coordinating activities and answering questions. Everyone gathered around show center to see the noon time demonstrations by some of the best company pilots. I think I saw a helicopter in straight and level flight for a few seconds, but otherwise they were in some twisted […]
Full scale helicopter rides in both a Huey and this Jet Ranger were available at IRCHA to see the local area in a real helicopter. This full-scale Jet Ranger looks almost as real as some of the models displayed and IRCHA.