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RC Heli Pilot Profile Andrew Merlino

I got involved in this hobby through my dad, who has been flying radio control airplanes since the 80s. My dad has been a great mentor ever since I can remember. He used to take me to the field when I was little. When I started showing an interest.

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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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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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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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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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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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