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Spektrum AR7210BX

From the Future: Unboxing the Spektrum AR7210BX Flybarl…

Hey guys, this past weekend I had a blast at the IRCHA Jamboree 2015 (Coverage post in the works), but what is funny is a contest Horizon Hobby was running giving away the Spektrum AR7210BX flybarless unit and receiver featuring the new SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) before its October release. It’s only funny since of the 6 available, I received one of them [...]

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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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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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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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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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New Pricing for the Viper RC Air Series Speed Controls

Viper RC has been producing some quality ESC’s with their Air Series of speed controllers for a while now, but this new pricing has seriously caught our attention. Air 10 2S-3S Linear 10A 12A $9.99 Air 25 2S-3S Linear 25A 30A $11.99 Air 40 2S-6S Switching 40A 50A $18.99 Air 60 2S-6S Switching 60A 75A $32.99 Air 80 2S-6S Switching 80A 95A $39.99 Air 120 [...]

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Castle Talon 120HV ESC

Castle Creations Talon 120HV ESC

For all you air fanatics, Castle Creations has a new ESC coming to their Talon line-up. The Talon 120HV can handle up to 6000 watts of continuous power and features a built-in 20 amp peak BEC. * Voltage range- 3 to 12S LiPo * Width- 2.01″ * Length- 3.81″ * Height- .8″ * Weight- 6.56 oz * Maximum continuous current- 120 amps * Aluminum case, optional 40mm [...]

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Raging Rotors: Surely You Can’t Be Serious!

…Of course I’m serious, and don’ t call me Shirley! Indeed Airplane! is a great movie, but why bring it up, you ask? As both pilots became ill, it was up to Otto Pilot to take control of the plane and fly towards their destination. In the world of multirotors, fully autonomous design is an ideal goal: Amazon wants to deliver local packages, [...]

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Two RC Helicopters Lift Woman… Easily!

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 [...]

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Ares Winter Video Challenge

Ares Winter Video Challenge

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 [...]

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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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Heli-Max Axe 100 CX Helicopter SLT

Heli-Max Axe 100 CX SLT Helicopter, RTF and Tx-R

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 * [...]

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ares chronos cx 100

Ares Chronos CX 100 RTF Helicopter with Camera

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 [...]

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Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E360

Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E360 ARF 3D Helicopter

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 [...]

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Thunder Tiger Raptor E820 Electric Flybarless Kit Helicopter

Thunder Tiger Raptor E820 Electric Flybarless Helicopte…

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 * [...]

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