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Hind: The Soviet Flying Tank

We’ve been on a bit of a scale model kick over the past few issues and while the lure and beauty of such machines might be lost on many of the younger generation, there are still a great many of us who hold specific models near and dear to us. Whatever the reason may be, these aircraft are special, for one reason or another.

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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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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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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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Quick Release Canopy Mounting System

RCBooya supplies canopy upgrades for your RC helicopter needs and they take great pride in providing their customers with the highest quality parts and outstanding service.

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Gaui NX4

The Gaui NX4 is the perfect starting point for those who want to dive into a glow-powered machine without the “big bird” expense or for the pro pilot looking to hone his next mind blowing maneuver in small secluded places.

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Align T-Rex 500 Pro DFC

The T-Rex 500DFC comes with everything needed but the radio system and battery charger. The parts quality is top notch and the assembly was simple. I was very impressed with the new 3.x version of the 3GX flybarless controller software. …

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Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E325S

The airframe is simple, durable and provides a stable platform for lots of fun! I loved the original canopy, but this new one looks even better and makes the model look fast even when it’s stationary. The flybarless system is …

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Blade 550X Pro Series Combo

The Blade 550 X provides big heli presence with the single pack ease of a smaller heli. It builds very quickly and flies well with the included electronics. With the stock motor pinion, it is ‘geared’ towards sport flying but …

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RC Aerodyne Bell 206 Jet Ranger

This scale build was a blast to work on from start to finish. RC Aerodyne really knows how to do affordable, easy-to-build scale fuselages. Whether it’s my 250, 450, 500 or 700-size fuselage, they all share excellent features and beautiful …

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Align T-Rex 700E DFC HV Super Combo

The T-Rex 700E DFC is Align’s latest update to their flagship electric helicopter. As with all of Align’s ‘Super Combos’, the inclusion of electronics in the package really helps eliminate the guesswork of choosing the proper components. The 700E DFC …

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Thunder Tiger Raptor 50S

The original Raptor 50 was introduced to the market ten years ago and over the years Thunder Tiger has steadily improved the design and released several different versions with the latest being reviewed here; the Raptor 50S. The Raptor 50S …

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