This is tragic news, as this hits so close to home, right here in the United States. On behalf of RC Heli Resource, Crackroll.com, and RC Groups, our condolences go to the Pirozek family for their loss.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]
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Here is a very interesting and unique prototype taking flight with Nelson Rodriguez at the sticks. This is one of three Minicopter “The Joker”. Looks like a normal helicopter . . . . but what makes this interesting and unique is the dual motors. Well, view the vid for yourself and you will see what I mean. Enjoy everyone.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]
This is truely tragic and sad news from Switzerland. Although the average spectator, especially kids, see and think model helicopters are cool, those of us in the industry know all to well the inherit dangers involved with flying model helicopters. With the investigation still ongoing, the article indicates this fellow helicopter pilot died while flying a model helicopter alone. Click through to read the news article and the Google Translate version.
Everyone, please be safe as we enjoy and share our hobby. Thanks to my good friend Haydn Hamilton of Full Pitch for sharing this news with me.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]
RC helicopters are not just for fun. In the circles of the military nano sized helicopters are assets to soldiers. As is the case for UK soldiers in Afghanistan. Continue through to read the article posted on Gizmag.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]
Here is an interesting article in CNN Tech shared by our very good friend, Mike Fortin. The article by George Webster introduces us to the Puzzlebox Orbit, a brain-controlled helicopter. Although, control is issued for up and down movements at this time and the Orbit is said to enhance concentration . . . . one cannot help but think of the future possibilities for pilots who do not have the use of their arms due to paralysis. Only time will tell how far this development will go.
Thanks Mike for sharing this article and thanks George for writing the article.
As Thanksgiving Day 2012 is upon us and we start to celebrate with family and friends or maybe you are away from those close to you, no matter where you are at . . . . please be safe in your celebrations.
From the RC Heli Resource family to you and your family, we want to wish everyone of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]
Here is a great article from Paul Ridden of Gizmag basically explaining a new technique of taking scrap rubber and turning it into high-quality plastics. Now I don’t know about you but, this sounds like this would be useful in the RC Heli Industry. Continue on to read about EPMT and you decide if this would be useful in the RC Heli Industry.
At least that is what research is showing at Rice University and Lockheed Martin for lithium-ion batteries. I do wonder if this type of research can yield higher continuous discharge rates than seen in today’s lipo batteries. Imagine a 100C continuous discharge lipo. Anyway, enjoy the article shared by Jason Falconer of gizmag.
Here is an article making note of a cool device from TechJect. This the Dragonfly. Continue through to read about the Dragonfly and view a vid explaining its development.
Attention customers of A Main Hobbies, here is great news. A Main Hobbies hobby store is moving to a new address. Continue through to read the announcement.
Here’s a couple of teaser videos for the up coming review that I am doing on the Heli Command HC3SX flybarless gyro. For those who don’t know, the HC3SX features a self leveling auto bail out feature, that could come in handy when experimenting with those new maneuvers! Using my Goblin 700 as a test bed, I’ve been tweaking and tuning the gyro as well as testing out the bail out feature, and I’ve got to say that it really does work great![ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]
. . . . AIRSTAR TO UNVEIL NEW LINE OF CUTTING-EDGE HELICOPTERS AT UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE EXPOSITION.
This is awesome news from the Team who brought products such as the Mongoose, JetCopter, and CamCopter to name a few. Continue through to read the news release from Airstar International.
RCHeliResource.com Acquired by RCGroups.com, LLC
RCGroups.com, LLC of Corvallis, Oregon, USA is pleased to announce the acquisition of RCHeliResource.com – the world’s most active RC heli news blog. Visit RCHeliResource.com for the latest news, product information, and event coverage from the RC heli industry.
Hi there everyone, here is good news shared by the great Team at ZRC, the makers of SwitchGlo Pro and PushGlo. They have introduced their newest Team Pilot. Congratulations Christopher Dan and ZRC. Continue through to read the announcement by ZRC and view a vid by Christopher.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]