One of the instruments we need in this hobby of ours is a pitch gauge, which is used to measure, set, and adjust the angle of the main rotor blades. Various forms of pitch gauges have been around for years, but all require a certain amount of interpretation in their reading. Wouldn’t it be nice-and […]
The final area to improve your hovering is to make corrections immediately when you see a need for them, which will require a control correction by you before the helicopter ever moves out of the desired hover position. As an example, to transition from a hover to forward flight the nose of the helicopter must […]
It may seem the expert pilots are so good because of all their practice, and that level of proficiency can only be reached after many months, if not years, of practice. Part of this is true in that good hovering does require practice, but it’s also important to understand how to practice. Certainly your customers […]
Flybarless helicopters have become, and will continue to be, the wave of the future for our hobby. Combining lightweight, lower parts count, ease of setup and improved flight control are just a few of its benefits. And now Spectrum has combined their 7-channel DSMX® receiver with a BeastX, 3-axis MEMS stabilization system into a single […]
Periodically you should inspect your helicopters and ensure that they are in tip-top shape. To make sure something isn’t missed during the following inspection, I recommend starting from the nose. Certainly this list isn’t complete depending on your particular helicopter and the degree to which you do the inspection, so modify it as needed. CANOPY Remove and […]
At the Xflight booth with Stephen and Mark Massel. Their fixed wing flight stabilization gyro is exactly what you need to smooth out your flights for a first-class in-flight video. Look for a coupon at the RCX site and save on purchases at RCX!
One of the more active booths here at RCX is the Horizon Hobby booth. They have a number of airplane displays and a Horizon Hobby flying cage where they have a continuous flight demos happening all day long.
The Scale Squadron of Southern California is hosting the Battle of the Builders static contest. RCX attendees can vote for their favorite plane … I haven’t put in my ballot yet but it’s going to be a tough decision!