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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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Raging Rotors: Expo, anyone?

Another week, another fun time here in Raging Rotors! With the DIY and Bind-n-Fly helicopter/multirotor market booming, I am seeing more and more of this question popping up: What is Exponential (aka Expo), and how does it help me?Exponential is more than just another name for a fair or trade show, but is also the relationship between Controller/Transmitter and subsequent [...]

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Unboxing the Ares Exera 130CX

Just got our hands on the Ares Exera 130 CX. This heli claims to be their most advanced and easiest to fly 4-Channel helicopter yet, and we are looking forward to putting it to the test. For now, enjoy the unboxing photos. More information on the Exera 130CX can be found on the Ares Website. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: [...]

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Full Size – Real Black Hawk Helicopter RC Controlled

Now, I’ll admit I’m a big fan of watching large scale RC fly, drive, whatever.. but this would be insane. According to the press release “In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky [...]

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ARES Exera 130 CX RTF Helicopter

Ares has just announced a new heli. The Ares Advantage Exera 130 CX is their most advanced and easiest to fly 4-Channel helicopter yet. It features a coaxial counter rotating blade design that makes the heli very stable, but the best feature is their Altitude Assist Technology. It uses sensors above and below to tell if you are getting too close [...]

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Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 Flybarless ARF

Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 Flybarless ARF

If you are looking for a new helicopter loaded with premium features that doesn’t take a bunch of time to get up in the air, Thunder Tiger has a heli for you. Thunder Tiger’s new Raptor E550 ARF comes 95% assembled and was designed for performance. For power, the Raptor has a pre-programmed Castle Creations Talon 90A ESC mated to [...]

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Learn to Fly Helis with SAFE Powered Blade 200 SRX!

Looking to fly a RC Helicopter but not into quadcopters? Blade has just announced the first SAFE system powered fixed-pitch (non-stunt) 200 SRX! Featuring a gradual learning curve with multiple learning settings, the 200 SRX also offers a Panic Switch in case you need to get your bearings back. The 200 SRX also touts some pretty nice features:Engineered with SAFE™ technology Panic button recovery Beginner [...]

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Heli-Max Axe 100 SSL Brushless Helicopter Review

Heli-Max Axe 100 SSL Brushless Helicopter ReviewWhen 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, [...]

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Thunder Tiger Titan X50EF FBL Heli Kit w/Brushless Motor

Thunder Tiger Titan X50EF FBL Heli Kit w/Brushless Motor

For you 3D heli guys, Thunder Tiger has some big news for you. The new Thunder Tiger Titan X50EF now comes with a brushless motor and is flybarless. The 600 sized Titan comes with carbon fiber 3D blades and is said to make flying 3D look effortless. Some of its other features and specifications include- * Powerful brushless motor included * Precision [...]

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Blade CX4 RTF Helicopter

New from the crew over at Blade is their CX4 RTF helicopter. The CX4 takes off where the old CX2 left off, offering an easy to learn platform for new flyers. The CX4 uses coaxial counter-rotating blades and intuitive self-stabilizing characteristics to make it easy to fly. Some of its primary features and specifications include- * Self-stabilizing flight characteristics that make [...]

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Blade mCP X BL BNF Helicopter

New today from the crew over at Blade is their mCP X BL BNF helicopter. The mCP X comes with an all new rotor head, longer blades, and a powerful 6700 kv brushless system. With the mCP X you can bust out inverted flight, rolls, flips, hurricanes and funnels for your flying enjoyment. Some of the other features and specifications [...]

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THE Cub Report

THE Cub Report, 11.05.2012, Version: When Pigs Fly

Hello everyone, happy Monday and welcome to yet another edition of your favorite weekly satirical rc column, THE Cub Report. When I first started writing THE Cub Report for BigSquidRC a half decade ago there were weeks when I’d rarely receive an email in regards to the column. Steadily over the years that has changed, and it isn’t uncommon to get [...]

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traxxas dr-1 helicopter

Traxxas DR-1 Coaxial Dual-Rotor Heli

More air news from Traxxas? Besides the New Traxxas Quadcopter we mentioned, they also have the DR-1 Coaxial Dual-Rotor Heli. This time it will come with or without a radio, and prices are $60 or $85! Update: Some details, pictures and specs Official Specs: • Master stable hovering in just seconds • 2.4GHz Transmitter eliminates frequency conflicts • LCD Transmitter display keeps you [...]

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Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 V2 Pro Receiver-Ready ARF bares it's…

Any time we hear the words Tiger and Raptor together, we immediatly think of a Griffin, that mythological beast of eagle and lion lineage.  We could totally see a Tigerraptor and Griffin going at it in the skies above ancient Greece.  It would be the most epic creature battle since Godzilla took on Charles Barkley.  Alas, the press release we received [...]

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Micro helis from Estes… the rocket company…

Being winter in the awesome half of the world (that would be the northern hemisphere), indoor micro helicopters might be a good distraction until the snow goes away.  Estes, the rocketeers, are trying to assist in that distraction by offering up a couple new micro helis for our entertainment.  Both the SF161 and R73-OPS Mini Attack heli (above) are coaxial [...]

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