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Goblin 380 Kit Unboxing

Peeking into the Goblin 380 Helicopter Kit

The moment has finally arrived: I got my hands on the SAB Heli Division Goblin 380 helicopter kit. I even have all my electronics already: servos, ESC, motor, battery, and flybarless unit. I cannot wait to start building, but for now see my choices in electronics and take a peek into the contents of this kit in the pictures below: Need more SAB [...]

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FAA-Puma1

Raging Rotors: FAA and the Rules, and an Amazonian Outc…

This past Sunday the FAA announced their proposed set of rules for commercial ‘drone’ use. Now we all know that ‘drones’ is not the correct term, but I am NOT getting black bagged by the government again. Here’s the skinny for those who want to use multirotors to earn some extra money:Pass an exam to prove proficiency Visual Line of Sight flying [...]

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NoFlyZone

Raging Rotors: NoFlyZone.org, Helpful or Wishful Thinki…

The fallout from the ‘fall out’ on the White House lawn from a week ago is still ringing true in the ears of many, and now there is a new level of protection for the masses afraid of the loss of privacy or danger of commercial, personal, or recreational drones. There is a new website in town called NoFlyZone.org, designed as [...]

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Goblin 570 Build (27)

Raging Rotors Build Report: Goblin 570 Kit from SAB Hel…

OK, so I may have done a lot of building these past few months (idle hands blah blah blah), but I love getting dirty and what better way than a kit? Thanks to my trip to IRCHA, I got my opportunity with the SAB Helidivision Goblin 570. This has been my baby, and still is, so here is the skinny of what I [...]

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Nano QX 3D BNF

Unboxing the Blade Nano QX 3D BNF!

Being REALLY close to Horizon Hobby‘s main warehouse has its perks, especially when new product hits the hobby shop shelves. As of today the Midwest (and shortly the rest of the country) has received their first taste of the new products from the Nuremberg Toy Fair: the Blade Nano QX 3D, the first mini quadcopter with inverted flight capabilities. Built to do [...]

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Rakon Heli 200QX Upgrades (9)

Showing off the Rakon Heli 200QX Frame Conversion and M…

I may have been buried in snow or humbled by the cold these past weeks, but it did not keep me down! The team over at Rakon Heli specializes in upgrades, and I had to take a look at the Blade 200QX main frame, prop nut, and motor lock nut upgrades. The frame sells for around $70, and takes a bit of time [...]

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FlyTrex Live 3G

Just in from Israel: The FlyTrex Live 3G!

After the 350QX Fly Away of 2014 (It wasn’t my fault, I swear!), the guys at the office wanted a way to track all of their aircraft so they can recover them with relative ease. My relationship with the developers at FlyTrex was already blossoming, and my plight was quickly solved with a package sent to my door all the [...]

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Raging Rotors: Beware the Goblin, or, Things I Learned …

All the way back in August, I got my hands on a Goblin 570 from SAB Helidivision thanks to my friends at PrestigeRC/HeliDirect. Over the past few months, I have been diligently working on it while getting more and more excited for flying season to start this now snowy 2015. I have only built a Baja 5B SS in all my time in RC, [...]

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ArialFreaks Hyper400 3D

Unboxing the AerialFreaks Hyper400 3D

With the Invertix400, Blade 200QX, and Leap 3D inverted flight type quadcopters already on the market, the team over at AerialFreaks wanted me to try out their new Hyper400 3D just to see how theirs stacks up to the competition. Needless to say I got very excited when a few days after our conversation that a quadcopter was sitting on my front porch, sooner than anyone [...]

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Hot Sauce

Raging Rotors: Yo, Quad Daddy-O!

Again, the news is filled with so much trouble in regards to Multirotors/Quadcopters/Drones. Brian just saw someone follow highway traffic, a man in the Illinois suburbs is being investigated by the FAA for rule violations when doing a quadcopter video of Christmas lights, and a government employee has now crashed on his boss’s White House lawn. Ideally I’d love to send [...]

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180CFX Unboxing

Blade 180CFX Unboxing

New from Blade Helicopters, I received my new 180CFX Bind-N-Fly Basic (requires Radio and Charger) to take to the skies (or at least a gym) with. Check out the beauty in this design in the unboxing pictures below! Wishing for more Blade Helicopter news? Send your mouse Right Here!

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New FAA Rules

To the Moron Flying the Quad Over I-290 Elk Grove Villa…

I will be the first to admit, we do a lot of dumb stuff here at Big Squid RC. Sure we launch things off roofs, sure we crash planes into cars, sure we drop quads out of the sky to hit them with a shovel, but we always do it as safely as possible. This morning, on my way into [...]

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Super Hornet X650

Thunder Tiger Robotix Super Hornet X650 Unboxing

HRP Distribution delivers again shortly after the Ghost+ RTF with another exclusive unboxing: the Super Hornet X650. This kit is HUGE, and the only things missing are Flight Controller, Receiver, and Battery! See all my unboxing pictures below, and see the kit built very soon!

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NanoQX Flight

Raging Rotors: ‘Inspired’ for 2015

Happy New Year to you all. If 2015 is anything at all like 2014, it will be another multirotor, APV (new term: Aerial Photography Vehicle), and FPV dominated year. Already new tech is starting to come out of the woodwork: the DJI Inspire1 is about to start shipping out everywhere, as well as the ThunderTiger Robotix Ghost+, and at the CES (Consumer Electronics [...]

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TTX Ghost+

Exclusive Look at New Thunder Tiger Robotix Ghost+ RTF

Hot out of the factory our friends at HRP Distribution gave us the exclusive on a Thunder Tiger Robotix Ghost+ RTF w/ 3-axis GoPro gimbal to unbox and try out. The Ghost+ features a smart ‘Follow Me’ autopilot system, retractable landing gear, and around 25 minute flight time! See all the pictures from my unboxing below.  

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