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Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 3)

Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 3)

Plan and build a dedicated flight environment to fly RC helicopter Work Operations and Rescue Missions in any weather at any time. When planning the layout of each terrain feature, particularly something high like a mountain, remember to keep heavy items in the lower section so the feature...

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An Interview With Jamie Robertson

An Interview With Jamie Robertson

At the young age of 20, Jamie Robertson is one of the world’s leading RC helicopter pilots. Jamie was the winner of the 2009, 2011 and 2013 XFC as well as 2011 3D Masters and the 2012 and 2013 Zone Knockout (England), and he is one of only a few pilots to win these two events in the same year.

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Transmitter Handling tips to maximize precision and proficiency

Transmitter Handling tips to maximize precision and proficiency

A proper helicopter/radio setup is certainly a distinct advantage, but nothing has proven to facilitate better flying during 1st U.S. R/C Flight School training courses as effectively as using two fingers on the control sticks and increasing spring tension in the radio to improve a pilot’s ability to precisely control the helicopter’s movements. The following article addresses optimum transmitter handling techniques while providing context to the proper uses of programmable exponential to help further optimize your heli’s handling.

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Ares Advantage Optim 300 CP RTF

The Ares Advantage Optim 300 CP is the first RC helicopter in its size and class to assist pilots looking to progress from sport flying to 3D flight. The Aegis Natural Flight Progression (NFP) technology in the Optim 300 CP …

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iKON Flybarless System – Aluminum Version

Bert Kammerer and MSH present a new leap in flybarless control. Every aspect of the iKON  firmware has been fine-tuned and optimized, resulting in the highest level of flybarless performance. New vibration dampening technology isolates vibrations and creates rock solid …

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National and World Champion Pilot Quique Somenzini Joins Futaba

The latest pilot to join the Futaba family is also one of R/C’s most impressive and popular fliers. Quique Somenzini, winner of multiple National and World Championships, won his first F3A National Championship in Argentina at ten years of age. …

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Advanced Radio Programming

Advanced Radio Programming

If we look at each programming feature singularly, it’s relatively easy to appreciate what it offers and how we can put it to good use. However, when features are combined they often interact with one in other in ways that can make your head spin trying to wrap it around exactly what’s going on. Sometimes we just can’t put our finger on why our model isn’t behaving as expected...

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Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 2)

Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 2)

Building a flight arena is the same as building a set for a scale model train. Of course the terrain will necessarily be more vertical in nature, as suits a helicopter’s workplace, but the intention is the same. We are trying to provide a realistic area to fly the machines, and have as many diverse work sites as possible for the maximum amount of situations and scenarios...

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Hitec X2 AC Plus 2 Port AC/DC Multi-Charger

Hitec’s new X2 AC Plus charger offers expanded capacity and compatibility in a portable and compact package. Dual inputs create a flexible battery charging solution that can be used at home and in the field. An innovative power distribution mode …

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XFC 2015 Pilot Intro (VIDEO)

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HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro EPO 1080mm PNF

With in-flight performance positioned squarely between that of a helicopter and an airplane, the HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro will appeal to both fixed and rotary winged pilots alike. A carbon reinforced, EPO foam construction fuselage and tail boom make the Super-G …

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An Interview with Bobby Watts

An Interview with Bobby Watts

Known for his great SmackTalk videos with Bert Kammerer and designing items like the Delcon System, Bobby Watts is a household name in the RC world. Although you won’t find Bobby on the competition circuit anymore, he is more active in the hobby than ever. With his new company, Encore RC, and still working closely with Gaui and Halo Blades, I don’t know if this guy ever sleeps. I was lucky enough to hang out with Bobby at his house last December before the OHB...

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