The Heli-Max 1SQ Quadcopter is getting some updates, most notably the addition of an on-board digital camera. You can turn the camera on and off from the transmitter on the new 1SQ V-Cam, and you can even snap still shots on the RTF version. The 1SQ V-Cam comes with a 2GB memory card, a USB microSD card reader, and the camera angle is easily adjusted to make sure you get the perfect shot. Also new is an LED on each motor pod for night flying action.
The Heli-Max 1SQ V-Cam RTF has a part number of #HMXE0836 and a street price of $129. Part number for the Tx-R version is #HMXE0837 and a street price of only $99. Both versions are expect to hit hobby shops in mid June. For more information on the new V-Cam’s check out THIS LINK on the Heli-Max website.
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The Heli-Max crew has a couple of new aerobatic helis on the market, the Axe 100 SS and the Axe 100 SSL. Both come with serious outrunner brushless power, TAGS (triple axis gyro stabilization), longer tail booms, reinforced swash plates, and come RTF or Tx-R.
Part numbers for the Axe 100 SS are #HMXE0827 for RTF and #HMXE0828 for the Tx-R model. The Axe 100 SSL adds some cool looking LED lighting and has part numbers of #HMXE0827 for RTF and #HMXE0828 for Tx-R. Street prices on both are $160 for RTF and $220 for Tx-R. Late May is the expected release date on all four of the new Heli-Maxs.
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Heli-Max Axe 100 SS & SSL Gallery
Check out the video below to see both of the new Heli-Max’s in action.
In the RC world, scale is hot. It’s finally not just about performance, but looks as well. Heli Max RC has just announced the new Blackhawk Scale Heli. This RTF was based on the Sikorsky Blackhawk with detail down to the landing gear. It has LED lighting, 4-blade collective pitch head, and uses the TAGS (Thress Axis Gyro system). It comes with a 6-channel 2.4GHz SLT transmitter and 7.4v LiPo. There is also a TxR (Transmitter Ready) version for those who don’t need to buy a new radio. Those wondering about the scale, it has a 12.8 in (325mm) rotor.
If you haven’t noticed, Quadcopters are the ‘in’ thing right now. Everyone seems to be coming out with one, and price isn’t always the best way to make a buying decision. The new Heli-Max 1SQ was one of the first to the market in this new craze, keep reading to see if we think this is ‘the one’, or if you should look at other options…
New from Heli Max RC is the 1SQ Quadcopter. It comes in RTF (Ready to Fly) and Tx-R (Transmitter Ready) versions. So if you already have a transmitter, you can save yourself some cash. The 1SQ uses the Heli-Max TAGS technology for helping stabilize all three axes (yaw, roll and pitch). It’s small enough to fit in the pal of your hand. The picture makes it look big, but it’s just over 5 inches. You can fly it indoors, or even outside in a light wind. It comes with a 1s 250mah Lipo, a USB compatible charger, and a extra set of blades. Look for it to hit shelves in October for about $100!
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Heli-Max also has a new heli that is a great step up from a beginner’s coaxial. It’s thee Novus 125 FP. FP stands for Fixed Pitch. A fixed pitch heli isn’t as manueverable as one that has collective pitch, but it is a bit easier to fly. The Novus 125 is a sub-micro sized heli, meaning you can fly it in relatively confined spaces indoors, but you’ll still be able to take it outside on calm days. It’s the perfect platform for your large basement or backyard. The Novus comes ready-to-fly with a 2.4 GHz 4 channel radio, a 600 mAh 3.7v lipo, and charger. It’s also got a couple of surprising features considering it’s cost and size. A heading-hold gyro is mounted and providing all kinds of gyro-y goodness and the tail rotor is driven by the main motor by way of a torque tube. Both of those are huge steps up for this class of r/c helis.
If you’re thinking about getting an r/c helicopter and you have no experience flying one, your best bet for success is to get a small coaxial helicopter. Heli-Max has a new nano sized coaxial that is perfect for beginners. The Novus UH-1D Huey is an extremely detailed, tiny helicopter that is perfect for flying around your living room and learning all the heli piloting basics. It’s completely ready-to-fly out of the box, coming with a 2.4 GHz 4-channel radio with dual rates, plus a couple lipo batteries, and a charger. Some of it’s cooler features are a heading-hold gyro, functioning navigation lights, a detailed cockpit, and a motorized tail-rotor.
While it does not fall directly under the ‘basher’ category, a lot of bashers I know fly the Micro Heli’s during the winter months, even though we love to play in the snow, when it’s -15 outside, it’s just too cold to bash! So I wanted to mention this press release from Heli Max RC about some new Micro Heli’s they are coming out with. The Heli-Max Novus 125 sub micro’s come RTF with 2.4ghz radios, the FP (fixed pitch) model comes with a 4-channel radio, while the CP (collective pitch) comes with 6-channel, for all those that want to fly 3D in their living rooms! They are brushless, with heading-hold gyro’s and all sorts of other goodies! Check out the Heli Max RC site for all the details.