The surprises just keep coming from Miniature Aircraft. Bobby Watts was right again! This is a surprise that I like very much . . . . a new X-Cell heli. Introducing the Whiplash. This heli has some great innovations and features that many pilots will love, making it easier to build and maintain, not to mention crash repair. I think the Miniature Aircraft Team hit this one dead center on target! Go ahead and click to read the info about the Whiplash.
Archive for March, 2011
Our friends at RC Mania recently shared information of the new 90 size heli engines from OS Engines. There are two versions . . . . 3C and 3D. Both engines are virtually the same by specifications. There are a couple of features which separate the engines for use in different applications. Continue on to read about the OS Speed 91HZ-R 3C/3D engines.
Our friend Chance with RC Mania recently posted a swashplate mod for the Outrage Velocity 90 he just built. Chance said when he tightened the screws attaching the two halves of the swashplate, the spherical bearing did not move freely. When he loosened the screws to allow the spherical bearing to move freely, the screws were too loose. What did he do to solve this challenge?
Continue on to read what Chance did and to check out the pics for his mod. Thank you very much Chance for sharing your experience with everyone.
Weren’t you just thinking of getting a new canopy for your heli? Maybe your canopy got destroyed from a recent crash. Or maybe you are attending the next funfly in your area and wanted to show up with a brand new canopy. Well, the ET Canopy Team has got you covered, literally. They just released some wicked looking canopies for the Turbulence D3, Trex 700, and Velocity 90. Go ahead and check out the rest of the pics of these wicked looking canopies from ET Canopy.
Bobby Watts said there were going to be some cool things coming from Miniature Aircraft, and you know what? He did not disappoint. This is cool!
Miniature Aircraft revealed info about their new Multi Rotor Helicopter Division . . . . Rotor X. From the info released thus far Rotor X looks to become a major player in not only the recreational fun part of rc models, but also in the FPV (first person view) and the AP (aerial photography) sides of the industry. Now that is way cool. Can’t wait to see these models in action. Continue on to read the info released thus far about Rotor X offerings.
Have you been thinking about getting a Trex 500E? Or still trying to decide between the flybarless kit and the flybarred kit? Well, Align just made choosing a little easier, or harder which ever way you look at it, by offering a new Super Combo kit. I don’t know about anyone else, but I like to have choices. Click to get the info from the press release for this Super Combo kit.
The past few decades gave us some impressive technology displays in all areas. Augmented reality and antonomous technologies have brought entertainment to new levels that include helicopters in their repertoire. The Parrot A.R. Drone is one such example. Click for an amazing video and other information about antonomous Quadcopters playing ball with each other and [...]
If you are a sound sleeper you might be interested in this heli inspired gadget to rattle you from a deep slumber. When the alarm on the Flying Alarm Clock sounds (and trust us, you’ll hear it!), the propeller launches into the air and flies around the room. The sound cannot be stopped until you [...]
Even though the Blade mCP X has only been out a short time, Microheli has released a couple of upgrades for this fun little helicopter. There’s also a new upgrade available for the MSR. Click for more info.
More pilots are turning to electric rc helicopters as lipo batteries and other components become less expensive but at the same time offering better performance and/or features. JR has taken notice by offering not only electric conversion kits, but now pure electric kits for their popular Sylphide and Airskipper helis. JR owners and non-JR owners alike are sure to love these large class helis. Continue on to get the info on these two new kits.
You’ve seen the Fusuno upgrade frames for the Trex 550E. Well, guess what . . . . Team Fusuno released a new, improved Carbon Fiber 2mm Trex 550E frame. Thicker than the stock 1.6mm CF frames, you get a more stronger and beefer frame to help your heli survive those mishaps. Other new products include a couple of decals that you can place just about anywhere your heart desires. Click to read out these products.
Thunder Power RC just announced the release of their new Generation 6 (G6) Pro Performance 45C Series Batteries. Delivering an incredible combination of Power, Performance, Price and Cycle Life the G6 Series improves upon the world renowned previous generation G4 Pro Power 45C series batteries. Battery technology keeps getting better. Continue on to read the full press release from Thunder Power.
Here is a cool vid of Kyle Stacy taking his 700E out for a flight. I think everyone will agree the flight itself is awesome. But take notice of the Picture-in-Picture of the flight data from the Castle Creations ESC for the whole flight done by Dave Playfair, that’s what makes this vid cool. Nice flying Kyle and even better job Dave for the PiP work. Click to check out this cool PiP flight vid and what Dave had to say.