Archive for June, 2009
This past Saturday was the first ever event put on by the OC heli crew. With attendance near the 70′s, it could be said this was very successful for a first time event. The club held a large raffle that consisted of many top dollar prizes. Noon time demos took place along with an autorotation and drag race contest that yielded cash prizes for the first three winning contestants. Tim Jones took first place in the drag race with his “beast”, and “fireup” Kevin took first in the auto contest. Weather was good throughout the day, with cloudy skies, temperatures in the low 70′s, and very little wind. There were several vendors in attendance including MTA Hobbies, Gyro Hobbies, and Canopy Works. Helifreak.com, an online forum, also made a big appearance at the event playing a major roll in the organization and setup of the field. Overall, the event was a huge success and will hopefully be even bigger and better next year.
Fusuno has been widely successful with their updated design of the Align T-Rex 700N canopy. Continuing in that tradition Fusuno has now updated the Align T-Rex 500 design. The design stretched out the nose a little giving it more of a point, eliminating a lot of the “round bubble” of the stock Align canopies.
This is the book I wish they would hand out to all people who start in the RC heli hobby. 95% of the questions you see asked on internet forums are answered right here in this book! Click inside to see some pages and descriptions from the book.[singlepic=9665,480,,,center]
Many have been waiting to try out one the latest gyros on the market, well the Inertia 860 gyro is in stock ready to ship! The introductory price is $169.99 with LCD programmer! Look here on RC Heli Resource for a full review soon.
Mark Star Servo-tech Co., Ltd of Taiwan is releasing some new servos with specs that are truely impressive!
For the past 2 years I’ve used the K&S starter battery mounts with two NiMH 7cell packs on my TorqMaster. This sufficed for starting my T-Rex 600N, but once I moved up to the T-Rex 700N I quickly found out the NiMH did not have enough juice. After a quick test with a 4S 3850 [...]
This past weekend at the Maryland Helicopter Association Fun Fly Team Futaba pilots Bobby Watts and Kyle Stacy where testing a new product on the market. It’s called the “crackilator” auto crack device. The device plugs into the trainer port on your Futaba radio and when programmed to a switch to enable allows you to [...]
Two of Align’s top pilots have now joined Team Canomod and will be soon debuting a signature line of custom canopy designs for each. For more infomation on different Canomod designs available for your heli visit their web site by clicking HERE.
There are a lot of people out there who cannot afford to fly the more expensive top of the line models. For this market XHeli.Com has cornered the market with their beginner RTF RC Helicopters. They say they are the largest retailers of RC Helicopters online. I have seen hundreds of ads for their website [...]