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Helicopters

From micros to 3D machines


Must-have multi-tool

Must-have multi-tool

Heli pilots in particular will love the Gaui hexagon screw driver multi-tool.  The handle of this cleverly engineered tool houses six double-ended tool shafts, covering most commonly-used metric and English hex wrenches as well as two each Phillips and standard screw drivers.  A rotating top cap locks the shafts in place in the handle; simply […]
THROTTLE SETUP TIPS

THROTTLE SETUP TIPS

Proper mechanical setup is a very important factor in how well an RC helicopter will perform. With all the low-cost and very capable computer transmitters available it’s easy to lose sight of the basics of mechanical setup and rely on programming to overcome issues that should have been addressed mechanically. Many heli pilots I know […]
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6 Must-Know Setup Tips

6 Must-Know Setup Tips

Always make sure that the controls are set up correctly and move in the right direction. The swashplate should tilt right when the right stick is applied and it should tilt forward when the stick is moved forward. Check that the tail rotor responds in the correct direction and the gyro responds when swinging the […]
Review: AH-64 Apache with stabilization system

Review: AH-64 Apache with stabilization system

Like most scale pilots, I want my scale Apache helicopter to fly smooth, just like the real full scale.  In the R/C world, you will find yourself having to deal with, 2 blade fly bar-less, 3, 4, 5, and 6 bladed heads that leave you with a hard to control scale helicopter. I wish I […]
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Review: Novarossi .57 HR 3DS Heli Engine

Review: Novarossi .57 HR 3DS Heli Engine

Contributor Rob Landry has been using the new Novarossi .57 in his Raptor X50, and he likes what he’s seeing! He writes, “I have gotten to really like this engine. Novarossi is my engine of choice in my on-road and off-road cars, and the new .57’s  3-needle carb makes a HUGE difference from the older […]
New Titan: 50-size electric!

New Titan: 50-size electric!

Using the proven design of the Thunder Tiger Titan X50, this electric, flybarless machine is sure to be a leader in its class! The Titan X50E is ideal for 3D flying and should be the heli to beat at this summer’s competitions. It also features machined aluminum control arms, hardened main and feathering shafts, carbon fiber blades, […]

Sneak Peek: Flybarless Rotor Heads

Flybarless helicopters and their electronic control systems continue to be the wave of the future in model helicopters and are showing up in ever-increasing numbers at our flying fields. New precision-made flybarless rotor heads and advanced stabilization electronics are being developed to make flybars and paddles a thing of the past. The complete removal of […]
3D Night Flying

3D Night Flying

If you ever wondered what 3D RC Heli night flying is all about, check this clip out. Posted by RacerBoom, this bit of nocternal pyrotechniqes features Bobby Watts and Bert Krammerer at the Heli Invasion Night Show.  
Eye in the sky: Draganflyer X8

Eye in the sky: Draganflyer X8

The latest in aerial photography and videography is this Draganfly X8, a unique machine powered by eight motors, each with its own rotor blade! This stable flyer can carry 1.7 pounds of equipment and features 11 onboard sensors and a sophisticated autopilot to self-stabilize during flight. Its foldable carbon-fiber frame makes transport easy. Police departments across the […]
Micro Quadcopters: Killer Robots?

Micro Quadcopters: Killer Robots?

We liked this piece by Slate’s technology columnist, Farhad Manjoo. His article is subtitled, “Quadcopter drones are amazing and cute and will probably destroy us all.” Read on for Farhad’s interesting take as well as video of a micro quadcopter recital as well as a quadcopter “blooper” reel. It was way back in May 2010 that […]
Ultimate Electrics: Henseleit Three Dee Rigid

Ultimate Electrics: Henseleit Three Dee Rigid

Jan Henseleit has a long history of manufacturing and producing only the finest RC helicopters for the discriminating enthusiast. You won’t find a Henseleit Three Dee RIGID (TDR) on your local hobby shop shelf as each kit must be ordered directly from Jan (jan.henseleit@henseleit-helicopters.de). Jan builds these kits one at a time and ships it […]
Review: Century Agusta A109

Review: Century Agusta A109

A scale RC helicopter never fails to grab everyone’s attention at the field. Scale helis have always had a special fascination for me and in recent years it seems the distributors and manufacturers have taken notice of the increasing interest level many of us have in this phase of RC. Scale helicopter fuselages are readily […]
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