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 ]
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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 ]
Some of you close to me may know that I had about six months ago taken a job with A Main Hobbies in Chico, California and that for the last year have been entertaining deals of selling RCHeliResource.Com to several other entities in the industry. It’s now official, RCHeliResource.Com has been sold to RCGroups/Flying Giants for an undisclosed amount. With that I have decided that my role here at RCHeliResource should now be minimized and I will be taking a more advisory role as a consultant rather than the guy behind the camera and the team manager. I guess it can be said that I am joining the ranks of veteran industry personalities who are taking a back seat or just leaving the industry all together…yes I am talking about you Tareq Al Saadi and Lukas Riva. Of course none of this could have been built without my amazing and dedicated management team, Sean Williams, Terry Williams and Everett Balmores, all of which have been given equity share in RCHR for their years of blood sweat and tears building this once novelty site into now the industry’s 2nd ranked worldwide. Also important are the scores of volunteer contributing media staff, authors, photographers, sales people and videographers. They helped build RCHR into what it is today. With that, we are passing on the helm to the capable hands of Mr. Jim Bourke and his talented staff to take RCHR to the next level and continue the legacy of worldwide media coverage of the RCHelicopter Industry/Hobby.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]
Here is some great news from Thunder Tiger Team UK. They have announced Pete Ayriss has joined the team. Congratulations Pete and Thunder Tiger Team UK. Continue on through to read the complete announcement.[ click to see videos, photos & rest of story ]