New from Century Helicopters, two new Hughes 50-size fuselages!
Spied at IRCHA, a new, sleek Futaba T8FGH (heli) and A (airplane) 2.4 transmitter system!
Wednesday had a lingering haze that took the good part of the day to burn off. Thursday however was a perfect bluebird day at sunrise and then a couple scattered clouds rolled in later in the day. Most the day a slight breeze kept us from cooking too much in the Indiana summer sun. The flight line went from being 75% full to pretty much 100% full today. There were pop-up canopies from one end to the other, and a second row forming on the other side of the mid alley. Every flight station I passed by had anywhere from 3-6 people waiting to fly, the flight line was extremely busy today. Vendors were completely setup and ready to show off all the latest products they brought with them. I’m stunned by the amount of vendor booths at IRCHA, they alone are bigger then most fun flies. Read on for some highlights of today’s activities…
Touted as a true “native electric 90 design”, the Avant Aurora 90E officially splashed onto vendor row late Thursday. The 90 electric market has really taken off this season and Avant has answered those wishes with a electric flavor of their popular nitro heli.
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Wednesday didn’t see a little more people then Tuesday it saw A LOT more! The vendor row is nearly 90% full and with a couple stragglers arriving tomorrow. There are several full service hobby shops on site selling all the latest gear. I saw a whole stack of the latest 50 size heli on the market, the Outrage Velocity 50, ready to take home. Nigel Brown and TSA Models is here with their prototype Infusion 90 Nitro and Electric. Curtis Youngblood and company has arrived, but we have yet to see the Rave 90 ENV hit the flight line. If so this will be it’s first debut in 3D mode (previously FAI/F3C mode at AMA Nats and FAI Worlds).
Team Rc Heli Resource is officially on site and ready to begin coverage of the 2009 IRCHA Jamboree. Derrick, Sean, Terry, Earl, Jordan, Ben and I arrived in Muncie at 11AM this morning after a red eye flight from the west coast. We were greeted by a fairly large and busy scene at AMA site 4. This is my first year to IRCHA, but from talking to several IRCHA veterans this is the most people they have ever seen on Tuesday. I hope this is prelude to another record breaking registered pilots and spectators for this year’s event.
Here are the official photos from Miniature Aircraft USA of thier newest Furion 600 electric. There is no information availible as of now. Expect to see this at IRCHA 2009!
Avant will be debuting thier newest design, the Aurora 90 Electric. It will be the grand prize of the raffle, so stock up on those tickets! This is not a conversion kit either, it’s a completely new helicopter! Read to see more information and see what Avant has to say about thier newest edition to the family. Daniel Jetschin is part of Team Avant now, he will be demonstrating this at IRCHA 2009!
Elevator Servo Mount design provides superior CCPM elevator control, with an Aluminum 6061-T6 frame that prevents flex during high-torque maneuvers and provides a strong foundation for the elevator servo (no more stripped plastic threads!). Four 10mm screws are provided for frame mounting and four 14mm screws are provided to install the elevator servo for rock-solid control.
KDE did it again!
KDE Direct have developed new improvements on the tail of all Align Helicopters, KDE have very high quality CNC machined products for a big range of Helicopters.
For the past couple months we have been reporting on the progress of a new comer to the 2-stroke heli engine arena, KME engines. They have gone after the “big block” 50 size market for people who are looking to squeeze more power into those 600 size heli’s.
Well, the time has come! KME has released final production pictures of the Diamond .60 Pro engine as well as specifications. The new engine will be on display at IRCHA and is expected to start shipping within the next 30 days. You can expect to see more details here very soon as well as a full review in the near future.[SinglePic not found]