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Paul Tradelius


Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2 Pro Receiver-Ready ARF

I just received this information on the new Raptor 30 V2 Pro. As you know, the Raptor line has been available for many years, and they are committed to improving and upgrading this great line of helicopters. Here is some information I’m sure you will find useful and interesting if you are looking for a […]

RealFlight 6 Simulator Reset and Rewind Feature

The more I use my RealFlight 6 sim, the more I like it. Although it has many great new features, I really like being able to do the impossible – that is, reliving the past.  Not only can I get back in the air with an undamaged helicopter instantly after a crash without using a […]
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New Losi 4WD Off Road Truck

Over the Christmas holidays I went to San Fran to visit my son and granddaughter. Although my son and I have flown r/c airplanes and helicopters over the years, he is now interested in 1/5 gas r/c cars. So, for Christmas he received the new Losi 1/5 4WD Off Road Truck (LOSB0019WHTBD) from Horizon Hobby […]
Cheap & Easy Muffler Fix

Cheap & Easy Muffler Fix

I really like the Curtis Youngblood Muscle Pipe on my O.S. 90 engine. It’s small and compact, lightweight, looks good and does a great job of letting the engine breathe for maximum power while keeping the noise down to a pleasant level. Unfortunately, I had another one of my mishaps which caused the mounting flange […]
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Hitec Full Pack Telemetry System

Hitec Full Pack Telemetry System

Hitec has recently released their new HTS-SS BLUE Full Pack telemetry system for electric powered helicopters, gliders and fixed wing aircraft. At the heart of the system is a compact “Blue” sensor station which collects data from each sensor of your electric powered helicopter, and sends it back to your transmitter via the Optima 7 […]
Thunder Tiger Flybarless Head

Thunder Tiger Flybarless Head

Thunder Tiger has recently released their new flybarless rotor head conversion kit for the Titan X 50 and Raptor 30/50 helicopters, both of which are available from TowerHobbies. However, be careful when ordering because each has their own stock number. Use LXBMDZ for the Titan X 50 and LXBMEA for the raptor 30/50. Each head […]
A new QuadCopeter by Hoverthings

A new QuadCopeter by Hoverthings

One of the newest forms of our hobby is the quad-copter that we are starting to see advertised more and more. Until recently I had not seen one in person and was only familiar with the advertisements in the magazines. However, at a recent helicopter fun fly hosted by the SPARKS of St. Petersburg, Florida […]
Build a simple Canopy Holder

Build a simple Canopy Holder

This past weekend I went to another great helicopter event put on by the SPAKS club in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It’s always a pleasure to visit their field because they always make everyone feel so welcome, but this time it proved even more enjoyable because I got to meet John Cook and his son Justin. […]
New RealFlight 6 Simulator

New RealFlight 6 Simulator

Simulators do exactly what their name implies. They simulate. This means they are not true to life, but very close. At least has been the case until now. The Great Planes RealFlight 6 R/C Flight Simulator with Interlink Elite Controller and Heli Mega Pack with 47 Extra Helicopters is as close to real flying as […]

Back from vacation – LiPo care

I spent the last few weeks in San Fran visiting my son and granddaughter – who just turned one yesterday. As you can imagine, she is the apple of my eye, and so close to walking. I was so hoping she would walk while I was there – but no such luck. But any day […]
Converting the Pantera P6 to a flybarless head

Converting the Pantera P6 to a flybarless head

The new Pantera P6 flies just great the way it is – with the standard flybar. However, flybarless operation does offer some distinct advantages, so after talking to John Beech at Audacity Models, I decided to convert the stock head to flybarless operation. The first problem was the short distance from the blade grip ball […]
Thunder Tiger Redline Hi-Flow 3D High Performance Muffler

Thunder Tiger Redline Hi-Flow 3D High Performance Muffler

One of the latest offerings from Thunder Tiger is their new Redline 56H engine, which I have been using with Rotor Rage 30% Masters Blend fuel. One of the setup techniques I have been using is to break-in the engine with a slightly rich needle valve setting to give a head temperature of 150 – […]
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