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Monthly Archives: August 2015

OS Motor 700 & 800 Sized Brushless Heli Motors

Now available for 700-800 class helis, O.S. continues its line of brushless flight motors with the tradition of quality and performance pilots expect. The 5830-490kV motor is the perfect choice for FAI F3C competition, while the 5825-520kV option is designed …

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VIDEO: Ares RC Optim 300

The Ares RC Optim 300 is an excellent machine with which newer heli pilots can carefully, progressively and strategically build their heli piloting proficiency. The engineers at Ares have equipped this 300 sized heli with a powerful brushless power system, …

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Futaba 6K Six Channel Telemetry Capable 2.4GHz S-FHSS/T-FHSS Air Radio System

Futaba 6K

Helicopter pilots interested in a telemetry capable radio system will want to take a close look at the recently announced Futaba 6K six channel telemetry capable 2.4GHz transmitter. With a 30 model memory and a 128×64 DOT backlit LCD screen, …

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UAS4Stem Search and Rescue Challenge

Academy of Model Aeronautics Launches UAS Competitive Education Program A small group of hikers has gone missing in a remote area. Although rescuers have determined a search area, they are unsure of the exact location and conditions of the hikers. …

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RC Heli Pilot Profile Andrew Merlino

I got involved in this hobby through my dad, who has been flying radio control airplanes since the 80s. My dad has been a great mentor ever since I can remember. He used to take me to the field when I was little. When I started showing an interest.

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Heli Training Forward Flight Procedure Turns

This month, 1st U.S. RC Flight School’s progressive helicopter training series is aimed at helping new heli pilots learn forward flight procedure turns with greater efficiency and fewer mistakes.

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Multi-Rotor Flight Controller Boards

In this issue we are going to take a look at the heart and soul of any multi-rotor craft; the flight controller board or FCB. I was originally going to do a round-up of the various controllers that are available in the market today

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2015 Helicopter Scale Masters – September 24-26

The 5th International Helicopter Scale Masters fun-fly event will be held this year on September 24-26 at the Woodland Aeromodelers field near Sacramento, California. This three day event will feature world class scale heli pilots flying a variety of different …

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Making it Stick! Using the right adhesives for the task at hand

    Building a scale helicopter adds a new dimension to the hobby. Sport helis are strictly held together by screws, which affix aluminum, carbon and plastic components together. As soon as you enter the world of scale, you are confronted by a variety of materials you may …

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Heli-Max Voltage 500 3D Rx-R

Heli-Max is going big with their latest quad-copter release. Pilots who like a more extreme style of flying will want to take a look at the new Voltage 500 3D. This larger sized aerial vehicle has the power to perform …

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Transitioning to Inverted Flight

Transitioning to Inverted Flight

If you’ve been to a helicopter fun-fly recently, you’ve probably noticed that most of the top pilots spend more time inverted than upright! Being comfortable flying inverted is the first big step most pilots take toward mastering helicopter 3D flight. With a little practice, you, too, can add inverted flight to your repertoire.

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Blade 230 S Heli RTF and BNF with SAFE Technology

Innovative  SAFE® technology and its progressive system of flight modes makes flying a collective pitch heli easy, even if you’re a beginner. And that just may make the new Blade 230 S helicopter the ideal platform for getting started in …

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