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HRP Teams with Thunder Tiger to Distribute TTRobotix Multi-Rotors

HRP Teams with Thunder Tiger to Distribute TTRobotix Multi-Rotors

Thunder Tiger is about to debut their new line of TTRobotix multi-rotors and have teamed up with HRP Distributing to help get the products into your hands! The new line starts with two new multi-rotors; the Super Hornet and the …

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Hover Training Part 3: Maneuvering

Hover Training Part 3: Maneuvering

Part 1 and 2 of this hover trainingseries detailed all the techniques required to maintain a stationary hover. This month we’ll apply those skills to maneuvering while hovering. Once again, it’s presumed that these lessons will be practiced on a …

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RC Heli Profile: Jan Matros

RC Heli Pilot Profile: Jan Matros

Do you ever wonder about that pilot, who is always at the field; the one who seems to be progressing more and more each day? This person helped you on numerous occasions and contributes massive amounts of advice on the …

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How to Fly the Funnel

Training: How to Fly the Funnel

It’s Gravity Defying A funnel is a maneuver where the helicopter is flying sideways in a horizontal circle in the air. When done at high speed, the angle of the rotor disk relative to the ground will approach 90 degrees. …

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Movie Magic and RC – Dolphin Tale

RC Helis in Dolphin Tale

Popular Movie Gives RC Helis Exposure — in 3D! One rainy Sunday back in October, my five year old daughter, Abigail, and I were looking for something to do together. She really wanted to go see the new movie, Dolphin …

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Futaba 18MZ 18-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Radio System

Review - Futaba 18MZ 18-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Radio System

For some time now, the 14MZ has been Futaba’s flagship radio system. It was at the time of its introduction one of the most feature-rich radio systems available. With the arrival of the 18MZ however, it appears that it’s time …

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Fixed or Collective Pitch, Small or Large, Paper or Plastic?

Hover Pad: Fixed Pitch or Collective Pitch

Swinging its tail around to point cannons in your face, the scale Super Cobra hovering at eye level sucked you right in and inspired a whisper; “I’ve gotta have one of those!” And that is when the trouble began. You …

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Performing a Stationary Flip

How To: Performing a Stationary Flip

A stationary flip is one of the basic building blocks of 3D maneuvers. In it’s most basic form, it’s a loop performed without any forward motion. I like to perform them with pause at the inverted position. Let’s take a …

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Blade 450X Aerobatic Heli

Heli Review: Blade 450X Aerobatic Heli

Extreme 3D Performance, Right Out of the Box! Blade’s line of helicopters has introduced countless thousands of people into the world of RC helicopters. The 450 X is their most advanced 450-size helicopter yet. Targeted towards intermediate and advanced pilots, …

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Hover Training Part 2

Basic Training: Hover Training Part 2

Crawl-Walk-Run Part one of this hover training series, featured in the June/July issue of RC Heli Pilot magazine, detailed all the control techniques required to maintain a stationary hover. This month builds on that knowledge by applying the timeless crawl-walk-run …

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Rebuild Your Nitro Engine

How To: Rebuild Your Nitro Engine

Re-Power Your Old Engine for Peak Perfomance At the end of last year’s flying season my nitro engines seemed to be lacking the power I was used to. It was hot and humid, the air was thin and my helicopters …

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O.S. 105HZ Heli Engine

Review: O.S. 105HZ Heli Engine

Crazy Power with a 60-90-Size Footprint In 2011, O.S. introduced two new high-performance engines, the O.S. 91 Speed and O.S. 105HZ. The O.S. 91 Speed is available in 3D or F3C versions and they are very high-performance competition engines. The …

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