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Learn How To Hover

How To: Learn How To Hover

As the saying goes, some of the most rewarding activities are also often the most challenging, and learning to fly helicopters certainly fits into that category. Indeed, merely hovering a helicopter has been compared to trying to balance a marble …

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Engine Oil Know-How

Gas Powered Thoughts: Engine Oil Know-How

Every mainstream gas helicopter currently on the market uses a two-stroke engine that requires oil to be mixed with the fuel (usually by you). Glow fuel, on the other hand, already has the oil mixed in and the percentage of …

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SAB Goblin 630

Review: SAB Goblin 630

Evils’ Younger Brother Earlier his year, SAB Heli Division, makers of high-quality rotor blades, introduced their first helicopter, the Goblin 700. Rather than copying existing designs they decided to break free and introduce something that is completely unique. Their gamble …

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Flight Trimming 101

Flight Trimming 101

For 700/800-Class Electric Helicoptor Series Today is the day you set out to make your first flight on a new model. With starting equipment in hand and the power switched on you get the model spooled up and start to …

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Beyond Basic Hovering

Beyond Basic Hovering

This month, 1st U.S. R/C Flight School’s progressive helicopter training series enters a new phase of more challenging maneuvers aimed at raising the sense of accomplishment for pilots who have recently become comfortable with basic maneuvering while hovering. As always, …

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RC Heli Pilot Profile: Kyle Stacy

RC Heli Pilot Profile: Kyle Stacy

It doesn’t seem like that long ago when I was watching a video of Curtis Youngblood flying some crazy 3D maneuvers and thinking how amazing it was. He was the “Godfather” of the 3D flying arena. Moving ahead 10-plus years …

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Thunder Tiger Raptor 50S ARF Helicopter

Thunder Tiger Raptor 50S ARF Helicopter

A Proven Platform For Over 15 Years How many types of Raptor 50s are available today? The Raptor 30/50 series has become one of the best selling glow-powered RC helicopters ever made. Because the Raptor is so stable and flies …

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Scorpion HKIII Motor Series

Scorpion HKIII Motor Series

Instant Power and Efficiency Boost Since breaking into the hobby scene in 2006 with its line of brushless outrunner motors, Scorpion has continually evolved their products. Utilizing improved manufacturing techniques and design fed by field testing, Scorpion mass-produces highly efficient …

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Gaui X7 3D Helicopter

Gaui X7 Competition 3D Helicopter

Competition Quality, Flybarless 3D Helicopter When I first saw the prototype X7 at the 2011 3D Masters, I wasn’t sure what to think about it. At that time, the model was still being developed. Around May 2012, the X7 was …

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