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Graupner Falcon 12 Flight Controller

Graupner Falcon 12 Flight Controller

New from our friends at Graupner is the Falcon 12 Flight Controller. No, this isn’t for your high flying monster truck, it is a high-end receiver for use in helicopters, drones, and airplanes. What does it do? Well, it is an airplane stabilizer, as well as a flybarless helicopter and drone flight controller. It packs real-time telemetry along with a [...]

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Blade mCP S RTF Helicopter

Blade mCP S RTF Helicopter

No, the picture shown above is not upside down, the helicopter is. You see, Blade’s new mCP S RTF Helicopter is a capable 3D flyer. If you aren’t into the air scene, that means it can do things like fly upside down. Want to learn more? * Single rotor design * Great step up from coaxial helicopters or drones * SAFE and AS3X [...]

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Blade Trio 180 CFX BNF

Blade Trio 180 CFX BNF

Helicopters are a lot of fun to fly. They are a bit more challenging than a quad, that is the reason so many people are drawn to them. For all you helicopter fans, Blade has announced the Trio 180 CFX. The Trio comes pre-built as a bind and fly, plus it has several improvements over its predecessor. Here are some [...]

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Blade mSR S RTF

Blade mSR S BNF/RTF Helicopter

Recently announced by Blade is the mSR S RTR & BNF helicopter. The mSR S was designed to make it easy to go from a coaxial heli or quadcopter to a single rotor helicopter. The newest Blade is a fixed pitch, flybarless design that gives you extra speed and increased agility. Here are some of its highlights- * Fully assembled, no [...]

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Blade 200 S RTF

Blade 200 S Helicopter

The new 200 S helicopter from Blade is intended to make it easy for new pilots to learn how to fly. While quads have really taken off lately, many hobbyists still have a dream of learning how to fly a real helicopter, something that the 200 S can make easy. Here are some of its highlights- * SAFE electronic stability technology * [...]

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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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Raging Rotors: What I REALLY want for Christmas…

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving Eve to you all! It was neat to see what everyone wanted under the tree in this week’s Cub Report, and yes, I did ask for an Arrma Typhon. That truck is ridiculous! Yet, I wasn’t ready to spoil my whole list, because that’s my job. Here are the top things on my Christmas list this year, [...]

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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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Raging Rotors: Holy Helicopter Kit, Batman!

Another week, another fun installment of Raging Rotors! Granted I’m not bringing atomic batteries to power, but I have a project that I have been working on since IRCHA this past August. As I mentioned, I did acquire a SAB Heli Division Goblin 570 helicopter kit and have been diligently working on it in my free time. I have to say, it has [...]

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Heli-Max 200FP V-Cam

Heli-Max 200FP V-Cam Helicopter

There 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 [...]

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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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Event Coverage: Suburban Aeroclub of Chicago Helicopter Fun …

Last Saturday (Sept. 13), 3DBill and I got to hang out and fly with the local RC helicopter pilots at Tinley Creek flying field in Matteson, IL at the annual SAC Heli Fun Fly. We got to see a variety of helicopters, pilots, and even a plane or two during the all day event. Check out the below gallery and [...]

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Raging Rotors Event Coverage: IRCHA Jamboree 2014

This past weekend I had the privilege to join my fellow helicopter and multirotor pilots in Muncie, IN near the headquarters of the AMA for the IRCHA (International Radio Control Helicopter Association) Jamboree 2014. This almost week long festival is a combination of RC helicopter competitions, product showcase, and shopping for all things RC Helicopter. There were speed competitions, product demonstrations, [...]

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The Raging Rotors Father’s Day Aircraft Buyer’s Guide!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to put a smile on their face than getting them that RC flying machine he’s been looking for. Better yet, get him a ‘drone’ and he’ll be part of the hottest RC craze this year. Either way, I thought that a nice list of fun flying gifts for the [...]

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Raging Rotors: More Than Meets The Eye…

Hey Guys, Tomato Sauce here! Missed you last week due to an opportunity to work for a big RC Company, and sadly my carry-on could only carry so much contraband stuff. Lately I have been doing a lot of product spotlights and how-tos, but this week I feel a little Cubby-esque and thought I’d borrow his soapbox. I was enjoying the beautiful [...]

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