Our latest production, Team Mikado 2009 at IRCHA Jamboree. Not much to say…the video says it all, ‘We are taking this sport to the next level.’
This was my first time doing a night flight and this one was even better than some of the ones I saw at IRCHA. Nick is a great pilot.
Just before IRCHA last month Daniel made a big leap from Team Mikado to Team Avant. We have all watched Daniel over the years and he’s an amazing pilot. Now finally we get to see his talent behind a larger 90 size nitro heli. Here is a recent video of Daniel flying back home.
We got a pretty interesting scoop on a new app for the IPhone today. For those of you who don’t know, apps are fun little games or applications that can provide useful tools and other features to the IPhone. We got to play with the pre release copy of “RC Heli”, so read on to find out what we think of it.
We broke the story back in June with CAD drawings of a possible Align T-Rex 700 Gasser in design. Well now there is no doubt, Align is moving forward with this project. We just got from our good friends at RC Mania some behind the scenes spy shots of Alan Szabo Jr. getting the T-Rex 700 gasser ready to fly.
Up until this point the cheapest FASST 6-channel RX w/ standard servo plugs was the R617FS at $99. This was a disadvantage for Futaba compared to Spektrum which has several 6-channel RX’s in the $50-$80 range. Well Futaba has been paying attention because they have released two new 6-channel RX’s. Both RX’s are identical except for the external antenna which affects the operating range. The R6016HF has a non-coaxial “short range” antenna and is designed for small park flyer planes and helis. The R6016HFC has a standard “mid range” coaxial antenna and is designed for mid sized aircraft like a Trex 450/500 or up to a 51″ airplane.
A new breed of gasser is on the boat headed for the USA!
Updated Information added!
They are finally here. The staff at RcHeliResource.com has been working hard to bring you this great coverage. In this post you will find the best pictures from each day at the IRCHA Jamboree. Make sure to check back over the next few days to find more videos and trailers from this successful event!
At least one company, an online retailer in Taiwan, listed the new Align T-Rex 250 “SE” Super Pro Combo on their site today (albeit out of stock). While the new 250 kit hasn’t been listed on Align’s official site yet, the pictures on the Taiwan site look to be final product photos of the heli and box. The other piece of info we now have is a retail price for the kit, $439.99 USD which is only $10 more then the original 250 Super Pro Combo.
In a press release on the Ely.Q web site today they announced they have completed the process of selecting their new dealer network here in the USA. Ely.Q has decided instead of a single exclusive dealer they are selecting four different dealers each carring their entire product line.
V-Blades has been one of the hottest topics on the internet the past year; when will they be back on sale, where can I buy them, and how much will they cost? As we reported in our IRCHA coverage V-Blades is definitely making a comeback as they ramp back up the Missouri, USA factory. I was told by Vic he’s developed a completely new manufacture process and will be pumping out 690 and 710 blades very soon.
We now have an answer to one question, where will they be available for sale? Once released for sale, they will be available exclusively through Experience RC in North America, and in Europe and Asia through Fast Lad Performance.