In this video Model Aviation editor Jay Smith sits down and talks with a Futaba rep about the upcoming Futaba T18MZ. This radio is almost comically excessive. But it’s also incredibly cool. Read on for the video.
Archive for October, 2011
Go Pro just sent us a Hero 2. Lets see what we can do with it….video to come soon. Get out and get one and send us your helicopter videos of it putting in work. Source: Go Pro
Looks like RC Tech has posted a video with some flying shots of the new Gaui 500X (that we are reviewing) and the GU-INS system. Source: Source: RC Tech Magazine [rctech.com.tw] via HeliPlane.net
With myself being an international traveler its easy for me to just accept the fact that I can jump on a plane and go half way around the world to a place I have never been without even thinking about it twice. China has in the past decade grown to be an enormous tourist attraction [...]
Words can’t explain this great night flight video. Enjoy. Source: http://www.3dhelifreakz.nl
The last decade has been a turning point for the arm chair photographer. Once a fringe art practiced only by those who had the patience to deal with the intricacies of film, today, becoming a “photographer” is as simple as going to Best Buy and picking up an entry level DSLR. But even the newest, most feature packed camera will never take good pictures if you don’t have the slightest clue of what you’re doing. Taking good shots of model helicopters isn’t easy. Taking great shots is even harder. In this post I’ll try and lift the veil on the basics of what gear you need, some common mistakes to avoid, and most importantly, how to use that gear to it’s greatest potential.
Just when you thought you could take a breath from all the new products coming out. Here comes news of a new helicopter motor from YS Engines. Yes, our friends at RC Mania shared with us information of a new helicopter motor on the horizon. Introducing the YS60SR. The details of this motor is scarce at the moment, but read on to find out what our friends at RC Mania had to say.
Looks like Gravity Shots is up to their old tricks again……just wanted to share this air-to-air video they did which is awesome. Just about ready to get our 4 6 and 8 blade systems going and bring you the fire as well. Source: GravityShots & Quadrocopter
The phenomenal Blade 450 X has been designed from the ground up to give experienced 3D pilots the most extreme performance available in a Bind-N-Fly 450-size platform. Central to its awesome performance is the Spektrum AR7200BX 7-channel DSMX® receiver with built-in BeastX™ flybarless technology – the most advanced flybarless technology available for high-performance 3D helicopters. [...]
Blade raises the bar yet again with the mSR X; the world’s first fixed-pitch ultra micro heli with advanced AS3X™ flybarless stabilization. The core of AS3X technology is a sophisticated, 3-axis digital sensor that stabilizes the rotor head and functions as a heading hold gyro. This, along with its powerful motors and high-precision cyclic servos, [...]
Flybarless wars heat up with a new entry by spectrum….a receiver gyro combo system for SPEKTRUM. BeastX flybarless technology is the most powerful, easiest-to-use flybarless technology flying today. And now with the amazing AR7200BX, you can add it to your 250- to .90-size helicopter while saving space and reducing flying weight at the same time. [...]
Team Rivage is full steam ahead putting together RadioActive/RadioActif for the RC World. Here is a quick preview of the French RadioActif version.
Source: Rivage Communications
We got a chance to attend the 3DMasters 2011 Fun Fly Afterparty in Venlo, The Netherlands with Tareq Al Saadi and Raquel Bellot. Sorry it took so long to get these photos posted. I hope you all enjoy them.
Japan’s OS Engines is jumping in the nitro motor wars with their latest addition the OS 105HZ and 105HZ-R. O.S. E The engines are designed for (F3C) 90-class helis and feature an increased displacement of 17.17cc while retaining 90-size dimensions. Both engines sport a large blue anodized cooling head, large aluminium Venturi for the carburetor [...]