IRCHA also brings some interesting self-designed projects to marvel over. This is Jim Ryan from Cincinnati, OH with his counter rotating and inter meshing prototype helicopter. Jim not only designed this helicopter, but also made all the CNC parts, including the gears. He’s using a Spektrum receiver with Beast X and Digi-Mix 3 for control [...]
This is Bill Pirschel of Mt Sterling, KY wrenching on his 30 pound Odyssey Turbine. Although turbine helicopters are quite expensive we’re starting to see more of them because of their reliability and in flight performance. Bill custom-made the rotorhead, tail rotor and frame and is using a Jakadofsky turbine producing producing 6 ½ hp.
Look at the smile on that face. This is Wayne Mason of Radcliff, Ky with his ultra life-like AH-64 Apache in 1/7th scale. This helicopter is 7 1/2 feet long and weighs 32 pounds, and is more scale and tricked out than the real one. Each pilot salutes and moves his head in sync with [...]
Thomas Cooke is the North American distributor for MKS servos, and was busy showing off his new line of high-performance servos. The HBL950 is their cyclic servo with 0.10 speed and a torque of 229 in-oz at 7.2v. Their HBL 980 is their tail rotor servo with a blazing speed of 0.036 seconds and a [...]
Mike Jankowski and Lyle Jagger are from Nankin Hobbies out of Farmington, Mi and are the US distributors for Compass Model helicopters. Here they are showing off their new Warp 360, which is their 450 size entry helicopter. This is a shot inside the HeliProz tent. They carry a full line of helicopters and associated [...]
Justen Jee from Dumont, NJ is 10 years old and flies like a professional for Thunder Power batteries. His dad tells me when he was three years old he would be on the helicopter flight simulator for hours at a time. Justen started flying radio controlled airplanes at three, and helicopters when he was 3 [...]
Henry Caldwell is a KDS company pilot and is showing off their new line of Innovo helicopters. Here he’s holding the new Innovo 550, but they have a complete line of helicopters from 450 always up to 700. Note the high quality carbon frames, easy access battery location and servos mounted directly under the swashplate [...]
IRCHA is known for helping and encouraging pilots of all skill levels, and offers helicopter clinics throughout the day. Most of the major helicopter companies and distributors hold clinics to help pilots better understand and use their products, and all products in general. Here is a picture of the Thunder Tiger clinic explaning setup techniques, [...]