Paul Tradelius’s Blog

Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2 Pro Receiver-Ready ARF

Dec 30, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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RealFlight 6 Simulator Reset and Rewind Feature

Dec 30, 2011 No Comments

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

Dec 30, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Cheap & Easy Muffler Fix

Dec 16, 2011 1 Comment

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

Dec 12, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Thunder Tiger Flybarless Head

Dec 10, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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A new QuadCopeter by Hoverthings

Nov 21, 2011 3 Comments

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 [...]

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Build a simple Canopy Holder

Nov 14, 2011 No Comments

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. [...]

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About the author

A regular contributor to Model Airplane News, he is also the columnist for our “Rotor Speed” helicopter column. Paul has been flying RC helicopters since the early ‘80s and now enjoys all types of rotary machines, including scale and aerobatics, and he continues to experiment with modifications to improve performance.
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