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Gaui 330X

As with most modern technological developments, the seeds for today’s accomplishments were sown by thinkers of antiquity and rotorcraft are no different. The Chinese experimented with toy helicopters almost 2000 years ago and Italian genius, Leonardo da Vinci, explored the concept of human flight using rotorcraft in the 15th century. Practical experimentation in rotorcraft flight didn’t have its start until the 18th century and the first quadrotors didn’t appear until the early 20th century. Since the concept hit the hobby RC market, development has been feverish and innovation constant.

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Parkflyers Hughes 300

originally produced in 1963 and grew to become one of the most versatile helicopters of all time. It was not uncommon to see the 300 with floats hovering over a wreck site in the ocean or on a lake, or outfitted with agricultural spraying equipment flying over farms. Later editions of the 300 were used as law enforcement helicopters and beginning in 1964 the US Army contracted a version of the Hughes 300, designated TH-55A and officially named Osage, to be used as a single rotor training helicopter.

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HITEC HG-5000 Micro Gyro & High-Speed Digital Tail-Rotor Servo

As an up-and-coming helicopter junkie, I'm always looking for the next great thing that makes my learning curve a little less steep and allows me to progress more quickly. Toward that end, I recently had the chance to try out a new gyro that promises great performance in a really small package.

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Spektrum DX7 SE

When the original Spektrum DX7 was introduced, it was nothing short of revolutionary. Being the first full-range 2.4GHz radio, modelers from all over the world snatched them up like hotcakes. The new 2.4GHz systems offered features such as glitch free operation, eliminated the possibility of frequency conflicts, and prevented operation with the wrong model selected.

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O.S. 91HZ-R 3D Helicopter Engine With Regulator

We had a chance to review the OS HZ-91 engine with the Align T-Rex 700 last issue and found that this best of breed engine had plenty of power and ran smoothly and powerfully even when the needles were set rich. Its overall performance was more than adequate for a 90-size helicopter.

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E-flite Blade mCX Tandem Rescue RTF

A common misconception is that tandem helicopters are difficult to fly, but the crew from E-flite has designed its mCX Blade to be easy enough for RC heli beginners with some coax (twin rotor) experience.

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Gaui Flybarless E-Stabilizer GU-365

One of the coolest heli developments I have seen over the last couple of years is the advent of flybarless technology. Getting rid of the flybar and its paddles has long been a desire for the scale helicopter crowd for a more realistic appearance. On the other side of the flight line, flybarless rotor systems promise increased efficiency for the ever power-hungry 3D guys, along with the unique visual appeal. Until recently the big stumbling block for many has been the cost.

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Ray’s Helitech Authoritative DVD Series

You have probably noticed that almost every article on helicopters recommends getting an expert to help check out your model and walk through your first few flights with you if you are new to the game. That is great advice, and given with the best of intentions, but what if you don't have, or can't find, a local expert? Fortunately there is an expert readily available to us all, and his name is Ray Hostetler.

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MS Composit/CFC Intelligent Night Blades

When a full day of flying isn't quite enough, MS Composit has you covered with a wide range of night blades for most sizes of RC helicopters. Available in blade sizes from 325mm for 450-size helis all the way up to 800mm lengths, MS Composit night blades use integrated LED's powered by a battery that is buried in each blade.

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Interview with Curtis Youngblood – The Inside Scoop on the Rave!

Want to know the ins and outs of the latest product from CJ Youngblood Enterprises? Here’s what Fly RC found out when we interviewed the new Rave’s designer, Curtis Youngblood—the inside scoop on the Rave from the man himself.

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Heli-Max Axe CX Micro Review

Heli-Max has done an excellent job of making sure that novices and experienced pilots will enjoy the Axe CX Micro with its no-fuss setup. To quickly get your new Axe CX Micro heli into the air, you’ll need only to buy 8 AA batteries. Otherwise, the FM transmitter, 2S LiPo battery and charger and heli arrive ready to fly.

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