This article was originally published in RC Heli Pilot February/March 2016 issue.
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VAAVUD SLEIPNIR WIND/ DIRECTION SPEED METER
The Vaavuud Sleipnir wind meter transforms any iOS or Android mobile device into a invaluable meteorological tool. Pilots will love the way that it lets them use the magnetic field sensor in their smart phone or tablet to instantly and accurately measure wind speed and even direction. The meter also reports and tracks maximum and average wind speeds. Compact in size and weighing less than an ounce, the meter can be easily stowed in a field box, transmitter case or pocket. Required app is available as a free download. Price: $59.98
usastore.revolectrix.com, (301) 798-2770
GT500 DUO 500 WATT X2 MULTI- CHEMISTRY 8S BATTERY CHARGER
This second offering in the new Revolectrix GT series of chargers is based on the reliable PowerLab series of chargers and offers a fresh, user friendly interface at a very affordable price. The twin independent channel outputs have a combined total output of 1000W and can charge any current chemistry of batteries from 1s to 8s. Native support of the now industry standard JST-XH balance connectors allows batteries to be plugged directly into the charger, with no need for balance adapter boards. An on-board USB port allows the firmware to be easily upgraded to support future battery chemistries. Price—$254.95
scaleflying.com (253) 854-0090
800 SIZE SUPER SCALE BELL 222
The latest in the RC Aerodyne Super Scale series of fuselages is the Bell 222. Available in a choice of four different brilliant color schemes, this fuselage kit comes pre-assmbled to help get pilots in the air faster. A special set of CCPM mechanics are designed to fit into the uppermost area of the fuselage, leaving the lower section free for the included illuminated cockpit, center section and full front to back scale interior.
A complete position lighting system is also included in the kit. Other detailed accessories included with this comprehensive kit include aerials and windshield wipers. Designed to be powered by a 12S electric power system. $2,199.95
The Goblin 380 Kyle Stacy Edition combines incredible performance, durability and simplicity into a compact 380 sized electric heli. With the unique look and style that Goblin is known for, this special edition ups the ante with a DFC based three bladed rotor head design. The simple yet robust setup makes for a nearly maintenance free model. Stability, agility and power come wrapped up in a 300 size heli that is guaranteed to offer pilots an incredible flight experience . A snappy yellow and black color scheme looks great and offers excellent visibility and in-flight orientation no matter the color of the skies. Kit includes carbon fiber main blades and tail blades. Price: $420.00
With only one hundred kits to be available worldwide, the USA Edition Goblin 500 Sport will truly be a heli that hard core Goblin enthusiasts will want to collect. Each individual unit of this rare limited edition heli will come marked with a unique serial number. Replacement canopies & tail booms will be available but will be limited to purchasers of the original limited edition helis. The unique red, white and blue color scheme not only looks amazing, but will attract attention like no other. Those passionate about their pursuit of the ultimate aerobatic and 3D flight capable electric heli will want to camp at the front of the pre-order line in order to stake their claim to this unique opportunity. Price: $609.00
Jeti and BK Designs, with input and feedback from Bert Kammerer, have created a unique transmitter that is “helicopter pilot friendly” right out of the box. Notable features include a carbon fiber face plate, a blue aluminum case, supplemental flight conditions, and advanced state-of-the-art gimbals with a none-ratcheting throttle quadrant. Jeti’s signature telemetry features are the icing on this exquisite transmitter. This telemetry system is capable of displaying virtually everything about a pilot’s helicopter while it is in the air, including current and mAh consumption, voltage, altitude and airspeed! User recorded sound and alarming capabilities allow a pilot to fully customize the DS-14 BK edition transmitter. Price: $899.99