File this under wowza.. Here is video of two RC helicopters lifting a woman off the ground. This is crazy on all sorts of levels, from dangerous to mind blowing that they didn’t just slam into each other. It had to take a TON of practice and trial runs to get this right. Either way, it’s impressive and a must see!
If you own an Ethos QX130 quadcopter or a Chronos CX100 helicopter, the folks over at Ares have a contest for you. They want to see videos of your Ares in action, and the top three will win HobbyTown USA gift cards. The gift cards range from $50 to $200, and the winning videos will be posted up on the Ares Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. If you win your video might even make the front page here on BigSquidRC.
Submissions are due by February 10th and you can get more information at This Link.
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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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We have mentioned the first 2 episodes before because there is always some sort of cool RC shots happening, from cars to quad’s and heli’s, and the Monster EnergyMotorcycles vs Car Drift Battle 3 is more of the same goodness! Some intense large heli 3D action around the 8:50 minute mark also.
There are some pretty interesting full scale car crashes that happen in this one.
Enjoy the video!
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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..
New from the guys over at Blade is their officially licensed Red Bull BO-105 CB 130 X helicopter. In the full scale world the Flying Bulls are known world-wide for their wild aerobatics, now you can own a detailed replica that packs plenty of performance when flying down at the local airfield.
Some of the important features and specifications include-
* BNF, just add a 6 channel helicopter radio to get going
* Detailed scale looks
* AS3X flybarless system
* 6730kv brushless motor
* 2S 300 mah Lipo included
* Comes with battery charger
* Rotor diameter 12.1″
* Weight 5.4 oz
* Length 13″
Part number for the new Red Bull helicopter is #BLH3880 and the street price is $279. For more information on the Blade website simply Click This Link.
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.
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
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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