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Pilot Profile: Chris Reibert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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F3C for Dummies

About 30+ years ago I taught myself how to fly a Carl Goldberg Gentle Lady glider. I would hand launch it, fly it, do it again and again and again. Eventually I moved on, joined a club called the FORKS and got into powered airplanes.

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BK Designs: Switch Rotor Blades

Switch blades are a new contender in the vast blade market. What makes these blades unique is that they are being fielded by long-time pilot Bert Kammerer and his wife Suzie. Bert has always been intrigued by blade design and Suzie had been involved with V-Blades back in 2004.

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Buying Used Machines

Buying used radio control helicopters online is something I have always been a little hesitant about. Everyone loves to buy new stuff for sure; I mean who can resist tearing open such a nicely wrapped package and having zero issues with the contents inside?

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Save BIG with the Hobbico Friends and Family Sale

Hobbico friends & family rc sale

Get ready for good times with your modeling buddies. During the Friends and Family sale,  you’ll all enjoy great savings on over three dozen aircraft, vehicles, boats and more from Hobbico’s best brands. Everything from select Dromida drones to 1/8 scale ARRMA …

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