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Heli-Max 200FP V-CamThere seems to be camera equipped quads everywhere you turn, where are the helicopters? Well here is one, the new Heli-Max 200FP V-Cam. The 200FP was designed to be easy to fly for beginners and comes with a 720P HD video/still camera. More highlights of the 200FP include-

* Electric fixed-pitch helicopter
* Stable enough to be flown indoors or out
* Comes with LEDs on rotor blades for low-light flight
* 7.4V 1000mAh LiPo battery and balancing charger
* Includes 2.4GHz radio gear w/ dual rates
* Includes 2GB memory card
* Includes everything you need except AA batteries for transmitter
* Weight- 8.63 oz
* Length- 16.53″
* Blade length- 6.9″

The part number is #HMXE0857, it is street priced at $199, and these are expected to start hitting hobby shops in November. Get full details at This Link over on the Heli-Max website.

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Heli-Max 230Si RTF Quadcopter
The latest quad to hit the market is the Heli-Max 230Si. The 230Si is quite a bit larger than a palm sized quad and comes ready to fly out of the box. The larger size of the 230Si makes it easier to fly outdoors and easier to see at longer distances. Its sophisticated on-board TAGS-FX technology makes it easy for even first timers to have successful flights.

* Flight times of up to 15 minutes
* Altitude control management
* Actual direction control
* Return to pilot function
* Beginner and expert flight modes
* Built in fail-safe
* Rotor Diameter- 5.7″
* Diagonal Dimension- 9.1″
* Weight- 4.4 oz w/o camera, 4.7 oz with
* Everything you need to fly comes in the box

The 230Si with an HD camera has a part number of #HMXE0846 and a street price of $179. The 230Si without a camera has a part number of #HMXE0847 and is street priced at $149. Both are expected to ship in late May and you can get more information on them at This Link over on Heli-Max’s website.

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Heli-Max Axe 100 CX Helicopter SLT
Heli-Max has a new coaxial helicopter that is perfect for beginners or budget minded R/Cers, the Axe 100 CX. The coaxial design makes it easy to fly, while its durable parts help bail you out if you make a mistake. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* Comes with everything needed in the box
* Forgiving flight
* Confidence boosting durability
* Small size for flying indoors
* Includes TX410 2.4GHz SLT radio transmitter (RTF)
* Beginner & Expert modes (RTF)
* Tx-R version can be flown with any 4-channel SLT radio
* Rotor Diameter: 7.4″
* Length: 9.0″
* RTF Weight: 1.1 oz

The Heli-Max RTF has a part number of #HMXE0818 and a street price of $75, while the Tx-R has a part number of #HMXE0819 and a street price of only $59.

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Heli-Max 1Si Quadcopter
The crew over at Heli-Max have a new compact quadcopter called the 1Si. What sets the 1Si apart is its “intelligent technology” from the on-board TAGS-FX system. The TAGS-FX stability system uses a 3-axis gyro and 3-axis accelerometer to make the 1Si super easy to fly, even for a first time user. The 1Si also has one of our favorite quadcopter features, a return to pilot button on the transmitter. Some of the other features and specifications of the 1Si include-

* Comes in two versions, one w/ camera, one without
* Camera version can do 720p video and has 2GB micro card
* Integrated LEDs make it easy to follow quad’s orientation
* Actual Direction Control eliminates control reversal
* TAGS-FX corrects unwanted movement in yaw, pitch, and roll, and prevents drifting
* 2.4GHz Tactic radio with LCD screen
* Expert & beginner flight modes
* Prop guards for added safety
* 350 mAh LiPo battery and USB charger
* Comes with spare rotor blades
* Rotor Diameter: 2.2″
* Diagonal Dimension: 4.8″
* RTF Weight: 43 g
* RTF Weight (with Camera): 46 g
* Requires: Nothing

The 1Si without camera has a part number of #HMXE0830 and a street price of $99, while the camera equipped model has a part number of #HMXE0832 and a street price of $139. Both are available right now and to get more information simply click This Link.

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Heli-Max Axe 100 SSL Brushless Helicopter Review


When we saw the original press release for the Heli-Max Axe 100 SSL, we were sort of blown away by what they were claiming, and what you could get for the price. When it comes to heli’s, we haven’t really done much in the way of reviews except for some ‘dual blade’ stuff, but the specs on the Axe 100 SSL really made us take notice. Would it be as cool as it sounds? Can it really do decent 3D flying for that price? Keep reading to find out..


Heli-Max 1SQ V-Cam Video
The Heli-Max 1SQ Quadcopter is an easy to fly and very durable machine. However, there is a new version, the 1SQ V-Cam that comes stock with an on-board camera.

The video below showcases just how neat it is to fly around and take video. With the 1SQ V-Cam you can get some neat high angle shots, and when you add in movement it makes for some real unique video that you could normally never get.

The 1SQ V-Cam should start shipping in the next couple of weeks and has a street price of $129, hit up the Official Heli-Max Website for more information. To get more quadcopter information on BSRC This Is The Link you want.

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Heli-Max Upgrades Axe 100
You’ve got a Heli-Max Axe 100 series helicopter and now you’ve got the itch to upgrade. The crew at Heli-Max now have you dialed with multiple CNC Machined Aluminum Upgrades for your Axe. These aluminum upgrades are stronger than stock to help fend off crash damage and they are manufactured to tighter tolerances. Oh ya, we can’t forget the best reason to get them, they look really trick.

Here are the new upgrades -

HMXE2050 – Head Block Axe 100 CP/SS, street price $16.99
HMXE2051 – Blade Grips Axe 100 CP/SS, street price $16.99
HMXE2052 – Swash Plate Axe 100 CP/SS/SSL, street price $21.49
HMXE2053 – Head Screw Set Axe 100 CP/SS/SSL, street price $3.19
HMXE2054 – Head Block with Assembly Blade Grips Axe 100 CP/SS, street price $29.99

These are available right now, click on over to the Official Heli-Max Website for more information.

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Heli-Max 1/43 Eurocopter EC145 Brushless 2.4GHz RTF
Heli-Max has a new EC145 Eurocopter with incredible scale detailing. It uses an injection molded body to faithfully represent even the smallest details of its full scale counterpart. The Heli-Max EC145 isn’t just an uber shelf queen, with brushless power and TAGS gyro stabilization it’s a blast to fly as well. Some of its key features include-

* Collective pitch 4 blade rotor head
* 14,750 kv brushless motor
* 2.4 GHz radio system (RTF)
* Triple axis gyro
* Includes Lipo battery

The EC145 comes two different ways, an RTF with part number #HMXE0852 and a street price of $199, and a Tx-R that has a part number of #HMXE0853 and a street price of $149. Both versions have a release date of late June, for more information on the EC145 just click THIS LINK.

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Heli-Max Black Hawk 1/43 Aerobatic Helicopter
Heli-Max has a new helicopter on the market, the famed Sikorsky UH-60 BLACK HAWK. The first thing you’ll notice about it is the incredible scale detail that it has. The realistic detail on the Heli-Max Black Hawk is quite impressive, from its rubber tires to its rotors, it looks just like the full size machine. Some of its other features include-

* Battery hatch attached with magnets for quick access
* Collective pitch 4 blade rotor head
* Variable pitch tail rotor
* Rotor diameter 12.8″
* Triple Axis Gyro Stabilization (TAGS)

The Black Hawk comes in two different versions, an RTF, part HMXE0838 that carries a street price of $349, and a Tx-R with a part number of #HMXE0839 and a street price of $299. For more information on everything Heli-Max Click This Link.

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Heli-Max 1SQ V-Cam Tx-R
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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Heli-Max Axe 100 SS & Axe 100 SSL Brushless Aerobatic Helicopters
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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Check out the video below to see both of the new Heli-Max’s in action.

heli max blackhawk

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.

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helimax md-530 helicopter
If you’ve been holding back on picking up a new Heli-Max helicopter, now might be the time to snatch one up. Announced today were rebates on three of their popular models-

* MD-530 TX-R: Pictured above, this is an “intermediate” level heli that comes set-up to use your own transmitter and sports a $30 rebate which brings the price down to right around $90.

* Axe 100 CP RTF: Pictured below, this is an “advanced” level heli that comes RTF with radio gear and has a rebate of $50 that brings the price down to about $150.

* Axe 100 CP TX-R: Also pictured below, is the same as the RTF except it uses your own transmitter. The Axe 100 CP TX-R sports a street price of about $99 after a $60 rebate.

All of these are available right now, the rebates last through the end of January, and you can get more information on the official Heli-Max Website.

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