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MKS HV93 Series Servos

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The trend of high voltage servos has been percolating down through all the classes of servo size. Until just recently, finding a high voltage set of servos for a 450-size model was a bit difficult. However, MKS now offers a snappy fast set of high voltage, aluminum cased servos to outfit your micro-servo compatible model.

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Fly Series LiPo Batteries

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For those that aren’t familiar, Venom Group has been producing LiPo cells for nearly as long as anyone in the industry. In 2001, Vertical Partners West, LLC (Venom’s parent company) was founded, quite literally, in a garage.

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Review: Blade270 CFX Bind-N-Fly

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The Blade series of helicopters exemplify simplicity and user friendliness. Due to increasing popularity and technological advancements, Blade has integrated flybarless systems into several of their helicopter models.

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Blade Micro Ah-64 Apache

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The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a storied machine that was first introduced into service in 1986. Originally developed by Hughes to replace the venerable AH-1 Cobra, the Apache has done all that and more. The airframe has been modified into a wide array of variants and still serves the U.S. armed forces as well as many other NATO countries to this day.

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KDE Direct 550XP-1200-G3 Motor

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KDE Direct has been evolving their motor lineup on a regular basis, refining and improving an already premium product. The XF line offers motors to cover the gamut of 450-800 size helis. I obtained their latest KDE700XF-535-G3 to try in my MD7/8 helicopter setup as a 700-size.

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Hind: The Soviet Flying Tank

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We’ve been on a bit of a scale model kick over the past few issues and while the lure and beauty of such machines might be lost on many of the younger generation, there are still a great many of us who hold specific models near and dear to us. Whatever the reason may be, these aircraft are special, for one reason or another.

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Pilot Profile: Chris Reibert

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This article was originally published in RC Heli Pilot February/March 2016 issue. RCHP: How many years have you been in the hobby? Chris Reibert: I have been flying for 28 years. RCHP: How did you get involved in the hobby? CR: My Papa …

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2O15 Swiss Alpine Heli Smackdown

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The 2015 Swiss Alpine Heli Smackdown (AHS) was the seventh year for the event. It is always held around the first weekend in October, which coincides with the Swiss Festa d’Autonno: the Autumn Festival. The annual Swiss Alpine Heli Smackdown is a good old fashion fun fly like those popular in the US in the 80’s and 90’s where there is no competition, just come and have fun.

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Review: SAB Heli Division Goblin Urukay Competition

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The rationale behind the original design of the Goblin Urukay was to produce a helicopter targeted towards F3C flying while also maintaining a quite capable 3D flight performance envelope. This ‘hybrid’ design ultimately proved to be quite successful and to date is very much in demand.

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Review: SAB Goblin 570 Kyle Stacy Edition

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SAB broke all the molds of traditional styling of RC helicopters when they released their Goblin line of 3D helicopters. In the past few years I’ve built more than a few Goblin models. They all share the same aesthetics, feel, agility, speed, design and performance.

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Heli Scale Masters

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September 25, 2015 found the sun drenched Northern California farmland of Yolo County blanketed in the foggy stillness of an early autumn morning. The sound heard was at first eerily indistinct and far off, a ghostly faint whawmp whawmp whawmp echoing at the same time from everywhere and nowhere.

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Review: Estes Proto Z

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Estes has made an impression on the entry level quad market with the release of the Proto X, Proto X FPV and now the new Proto Z. Each Proto quad has brought with it features for a better user experience and I am happy to report that the new Proto Z carries on with that tradition.

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Gaui Gx4 Helicopter

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Welcome back to another episode of GPT. In this edition I want to review the Gaui GX4 gas powered helicopter. As discussed in the past, gas helicopters are available now in many sizes; from big 900 class models down to small 400 class machines.

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O.S. Brushless 700-800 Class Electric Heli Motors

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O.S. has long been regarded as THE premiere manufacturer of nitro engines. Highly regarded for their quality and longevity, almost anyone that participates in RC has probably owned an O.S. engine at some point. However

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