It seems the helicopter gods were with us at the LA 3D 2009 funfly. The event was pulled off perfectly. With great weather, there was flying every hour of the day. Combined with the perfect number of people in attendance, each flight station was never so busy that you’d have to wait more than fifteen minutes to fly. A number of big name pilots were in attendance, such as Tim Jones, Jason Bell, Kyle Dall, and Ben Storick, in addition to some up and coming pilots. Read on to see more photo’s of this great event.
Our staff made it out to the world famous Apollo field for the last few hours of the first day of the LA 3D funfly. So far, the weather is perfect for flying, with a cool 75 degrees and little to no wind. For those of you who are considering making the trip out to the field Saturday, well, you definitely do not want to miss this one. Read on for more pictures.
I had the opportunity to travel to Fredricksburg, VA to attend the 2009 Heli Invasion and the trip was well worth it. When I pulled into the field on Friday it was very evident this event was going large. People were everywhere and two rows of cars and RV’s lined the back of the field. Last years event had about 80 registered pilots and that number was surpassed by the end of the day on Friday. Friday turned out to be great day of fun, food, friends, and of course off the hook flying with many pros in attendance. Jarad Granzow, Marcus Kim, Bert Kammerer, Nick Maxwell, Curtis Youngblood, Henry Caldwell, and Justin Chi were all there to name a few.
Thanks to our Asia partner RCMania Magazine for locating these spy shots of the upcoming JR 11x zero radio release. There is a lot of hype building on the internet about this radio. We should have more details soon as JR is about to launch the 11X web site tomorrow.
KDE Direct has been listening to our customers, and we are proud to announce the release of the Performance Tail V2 Upgrades. In addition to the excellent performance of the original upgrades, the V2 version now includes dual, flanged radial ball bearing support and optimized bushing-sleeve bore machining on both Tail Links to produce a truly slop-free, high-performance tail control assembly. The upgrades are available for all the 450, 500, 600, and 700 series Align helicopters on the market.
2009 marked the 23rd year for the Southern Rotary Classic. Again this year Team RC Heli Resource was on site in Mt. Pleasant Texas to bring you videos of the hottest flights at the event. This post will be continuously updated as we add all the videos from the event.
Current Flight Video List:
Curtis Youngblood, Frank Columbia, Tim Jones, Bert Kammerer, Nick Maxwell, Bobby Watts, and Mike Fortin
Outrage has been around for a couple of years now. Their first product to be released was the G5 450 helicopter along with their batteries. The G5 was one of the first 450s that out of the box that could run 350mm blades without any modification. Since then, they have developed a 550 electric, a 50 nitro, mufflers, and just recently announced their line of fuel. Read on to hear the verdict on their first model, the G5, and hear how it stacks up against other competing 450’s.
JR just put up an interesting flash display on their site of the new 11x radio. There is a countdown on it that says 5 days… So it looks like we will be hearing more information on it in a few days. Check back here for the latest breaking news and info on this radio.
We have received the first pictures of the production version of this model for the USA!
REX has just released the R91HR engine with a 3-needle carb!
Last year’s LA 3D was an exceptional event, with a great turn out and some big name pilots as well. The organizers plan to make it no different this year, expecting attendance higher than last years event. Rotor FX will also be in attendance, with a full scale Schweizer landing as well as a Mosquito on display. The RCHR team will be out in full force shooting HD video and pictures, but this is definitely an event you will not want to miss.
For more information, visit LA3D.org
One of our users sent us some videos from the Oroville Air Corps fun fly that was held this weekend. Some big name pilots, such as Ben Storic, Devin LeBlanc, and Tim Jones were in attendance. Though this was a first time event to help out the local boys and girls club, the event organizers are hoping to hold it yearly.
Bert Kamerer just posted some photo’s on his Facebook page of the new Power Boost pipe from OS engines. Some of you may remember the video we posted a few weeks ago of Bert ripping up his 600, well, this was the pipe, along with the new OS 55, that made that flight so incredible. Read on for more pictures and video.
Century has just released some new RotorTech night blades: Luminous V2 Aurora Carbons:
It comes that time with every motor when it starts to lose power or the bearing is going out and making noise. I recently had one of my YS 91 SR engines start making a bearing noise and was losing power, so I decided to rebuild it and document the process for future reference. Rebuilding an heli engine is not terribly difficult, but following a certain order of steps will make it much easier.