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Goblin 570 Build (27)

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

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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Raging Rotors: I got some ‘splaining to do…

As much as I’d love to say that Lucy did it, my inbox went gangbusters this week regarding my last post about Collective Pitch flight. More specifically, everyone wanted the same question answered: What do you mean by ‘The Blade 180 CFX is a game changer for small stunt helicopters’? OK, so maybe  I should have been more specific, but I was trying to [...]

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Raging Rotors: Time to Join the Collective…

Now, I may not be a cybernetic organism, and you won’t hear me say ‘Resistance is Futile’ all THAT often, but there reaches a point in every RC helicopter pilot’s evolution where the BIG step is made: going for collective pitch aircraft and starting the path towards complete 3D control of their aircraft. An email crossed my desk from a reader (Thanks, [...]

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Unboxing: Ares Advantage Optim 80

Hot off of the delivery truck, aka Brian’s car, is the newest endeavor in a collective pitch (full 3D Capable) helicopter from Ares Advantage of the Firelands Group: the Optim 80 CP. I am excited to review this Ready to Fly helicopter and test my flight skills on this new design and stabilization system. The full review will be ready in the coming weeks, but for now enjoy [...]

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Blade Teams with Castle on New 180CFX

Right on the heels of the PicoQX, Blade Helicopters from Horizon Hobby adds a new member to their team: Castle Creations! Featuring a specially designed Talon ESC, Blade has taken the design of the 300 CFX and the size of the 130X to create the all new collective pitch (3D stunt) 180 CFX helicopter. I got to see a prototype fly in September, and I cannot wait [...]

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IRCHA Exclusive News: New 380 Size 3D Helicopter from SAB Go…

Hot off the press at IRCHA 2014 Jamboree: SAB Heli Division adds one more collective pitch stunt helicopter to their line: a 380 Size (380mm approx blade size)! Called the Goblin 380, this helicopter only has 38 parts outside of bolts/bearings, which is the lowest part count for a helicopter of that size, EVER! Built to handle a 6S LiPo power system, this helicopter [...]

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Raging Rotors: What’s the German word for Liftoff?

With the Toy Fair in Nuremberg already in our rear view mirror, it’s important to decompress and think about everything brought to our attention and the new RC items coming in the next few months. Horizon Hobby alone announced over 24 products this past week! My head was spinning; not only from being overwhelmed, but from all the excitement I felt with [...]

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Nine Eagles Solo Pro 290 Lama SLT Helicopter

Nine Eagles Solo Pro 290 Lama SLT Helicopters

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 * [...]

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