My name is Paul Tradelius and for the past several years I have written the RotorSpeed helicopter column for Model Airplane News magazine. My boss and executive editor, Debra Cleghorn, recently asked me to start this blog so we can be more interactive with those of you flying radio controlled helicopters. In the future I would like to write about some of the projects I’m working on, or helicopters I’m flying, or some of the techniques that I’m using. However, to make this work it has to be a two-way street of information. I would like to know what helicopters you are flying, and techniques you are using, and other helicopter related subjects that are of interest to you. Experience is a great teacher, and sharing those experiences with others will keep new fliers from making the same mistakes we have all made in the past. And another thing I like about this hobby is no matter how long I have been flying there is always more to learn. There are always new helicopters and related products to make our flying more enjoyable and this seems like a perfect way to share that enjoyment. I look forward to hearing from you in the future.