Looking for some scale realism in a collective pitch helicopter? Check out the Solo Pro Lama 290 from Nine Eagles. The Solo Pro Lama 290 is nicely detailed and packs a punch under the hood with brushless power. Some of its features and specifications include-
* Collective pitch 3-rotor blade system
* Comes with 3S 1100mAh Lipo
* Shaft drive to tail rotor
* 4 in 1 control unit (gyro/esc/mixer/receiver)
* Main Rotor Diameter: 17.7″
* Length: 18″
* Height: 6.4″
* Weight: 16.5 oz
The Nine Eagles Solo Pro Lama 290 comes in two different colors and in RTF ($399) or w/o transmitter ($349) configurations. Expect them to start hitting your local Hobbico dealer in late December.
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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.
Our friends over at Ares have just announced their new Chronos CX 100 RTF helicopter. The counter-rotating blades, fully proportional controls, and computerized gyro make it easy to fly, even for noobs, while its ultra-micro size allows it to be flown in small areas like indoors.
The CX 100 comes with a digital on-board camera that can be used to shoot video or stills. A 2GB MicroSD card comes standard, large enough to hold up to 90 minutes of video. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* 1S 250mAh Lipo w/ charger
* 2 coreless main motors
* 4-in-1 receiver/esc/mixer/gyro
* Two color choices- red or blue
* Length: 10″
* Height: 4.5″
* Main Rotor Diameter: 8.9″
* Weight with Battery: 1.9 oz
The CX 100 has a part number of #AZSH1350, an affordable street price of $69, and should start hitting your local Hobbytown USA early next month. Hit up This Link for more information.
The latest helicopter to be announced by Thunder Tiger is their Mini Titan E360 ARF. The Mini Titan E360 is a flybarless 3D helicopter designed for performance. It is mostly pre-built, just pop in a receiver and 4S Lipo pack and it is ready to fly.
* 95% pre-assembled
* Ace RC 2700kV brushless motor w/ 50A brushless ESC
* Flybarless metal main rotor hub and grip
* 13.8” main rotor blades
* Carbon main frames and servo mounts
* 120° eCCPM swashplate
* Length: 27.2″
* Width: 4.9″
* Height: 7.6″
* Main Rotor Diameter: 31.5″
* Weight (w/o battery): 25.4 oz
The part number for the Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E360 ARF is #TTR4717-A13, it has a street price of $449, and they are available right now from your local Great Planes dealer.
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Thunder Tiger has a new uber 3D helicopter, the Raptor E820. We’ve all seen the crazy videos that showcase the physics defying flying that electric helicopters are now capable of doing, the Raptor E820 is made for doing all those insane maneuvers. Some of its features and specifications include-
* New canopy design and paint scheme
* Extra thick helical main gear
* Metal control arms and servo horns
* Fast release battery tray
* Side frames constructed from 2mm aerospace carbon fiber
* Reinforced rotor grip plate
* Flybarless rotor grip posts and pivot bolts
* Hardened 15mm steel main shaft
* Flying Weight (w/o battery): 3670 grams
* Height: 17″
* Width: 8.7″
* Length: 58.6″
* Main Rotor Diameter: 71.2″
The part number for the Raptor E820 is TTRE0095, it has a street price of $999, and these should be available in early September. Click HERE for more information over on the Thunder Tiger USA website.
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Brushless/Lipo power systems have done incredible things for what rc helicopters can do, case in point is the new 600 X Pro from the crew over at Blade. Not only does it come with a powerful E-flite Heli 700 500kv brushless motor, but the rest of the helicopter has been designed to take full advantage of massive power, resulting in a machine that can pull off even the wildest 3D maneuvers.
The Blade 600 X Pro is a kit that includes-
* Sleek pre-painted fiberglass canopy
* Revolution Flybarless 600mm carbon fiber main blade set
* Revolution 95mm carbon fiber tail blade set
* E-flite 10A BEC
* E-flite Heli 700, 500Kv brushless outrunner motor
The part number for the 600 X Pro is #BLH5625 and it has a street price of $580. Simply click THIS LINK to go straight to the 600 X Pro page on the Blade website.
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Blade 600 X Gallery
To see the Blade 600 X Pro in action, take a look at the video below.
For those looking to save a few bucks, and are thinking about buying a helicopter, Thunder Tiger has a promo going on right now! If you purchase a new Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E325V2 by September 30th, 2012 you’ll receive a FREE ElectriFly 11.1V 2200 30C LiPo! Hit the Thunder Tiger Website for details.
It seems like all bashers have a place in their heart for some sort of flight. Either with foam plans, or nano helis, most of us own at least one. We recently got our hands on the new Ares micro heli, and decided to put it to the test. Would it satisfy our need for air time? Keep Reading..
Ares RC has sent some info on their new helicopters called the Chronos CX 75. It’s a Nano-Micro Heli that sounds like it has us bashers in mind. It’s RTF (Ready to Fly) out of the box, and is designed to be durable so anyone can learn to fly it. It comes with the batteries you need, a 2.4GHz radio, and is ready to fly in minutes.
We just got our hands on one of these, so look for a review coming very soon. Anyone can fly huh? Maybe I should hand it to Cubby!
The Ares line is a HobbyTown exclusive, so you will need to head there to pick one up, or buy it online.
Check out the Ares RC website for more info!
Oh what fun things we get up to accross the pond… Here’s an EPIC ad from the UK for Avios – an airmiles rewards program. These guys have taken their company slogan to a whole new level, by making everything fly. No, really, EVERYTHING.
Yes, that was a flying barbeque, but just in case you didn’t believe any of that here’s some behind the scenes action!
So we normally do not do helicopter reviews, and if we did do them, it would probably be from a major manufacturer, but this review is special in a few ways. Every once in a while we get occasional questions asking us about the mini helicopters people see around. They want to know if they are worth it, are they total junk? And there are a lot of bashers out there that seem to have the ‘flying’ bug. They aren’t looking to get into the hobby of flying, but just want something to satisfy this occasional craving. Will the Jin Xing DA help any of this? Is it worth getting? Keep reading to find out….
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.