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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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Tail-Rotor Setup

Tail-Rotor Setup

For your gyro to work properly, sound mechanical setup is essential. Only then can you focus on fine-tuning your electronics. Solving your mechanical errors with the gyro’s electronic features is a recipe for failure. The techniques shown are general and apply to most helicopters. I use an AlignRC T-Rex 600 in this example...

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Master the Tic Toc

Master the Tic-Toc

Playing a musical instrument, beating a video game and flying a model helicopter take time and practice. These and many other tasks all have steps that you must follow to learn to play the right keys or chords, learn when to push the right buttons, or how to move the sticks in the right direction to get the result you want. It’s hard at the beginning, but success starts with knowing what to do...

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RC System Performance: Latency & Resolution

RC System Performance Latency & Resolution

There are many factors that contribute to system performance. But this discussion is going to address the two mentioned in the introduction – ‘Latency’ and ‘Resolution’. In simple terms these are how quickly a system will propagate your commands to the model and how precisely it can represent those commands.

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An Interview With Eric Weber

An Interview With Eric Weber

This month, let’s meet Eric Weber, the 2013 World Champion in F3N. Eric has also been the 2012 European Champion in F3N, and a six-time national winner of the German F3N competition.

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Building Your Custom Flight Arena (Part 4)

Building Your Custom Flight Arena Part 4

When the plastering and contouring of the landscape and rock areas of a mountain feature are completed I paint the entire mountain in a base coat, usually white on the upper parts that are snow-covered, and grey and brown on the lower parts without snow. This base coat helps reveal mistakes that are very difficult to see in the confusion of papier-mâché and plaster. It also begins a layering of colors that give the mountain a natural look...

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