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Archive for October, 2011

RC Logger RC Eye 650 – new quad flyer camera

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments by

RC Logger had just released their first quadflyer camera and from first reviews it sounds (and looks) great! The devices come as a ready to fly (RTF) kit and is sold at a fair price of 729$ (which is actually a bit lower than the competing market quad flyer leaders). The Eye 650 kit includes: * [...]

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New YS 60 Engine is due to be released soon

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments by

Sources report that YS is keeping up in the “Crazy Heli Engine race” and is planning to release a new 60 sized Heli engine soon. The new YS 60 SR heli engine is still a mystery as no formal information had been released to the public yet. From examinations of photos and discussions with experts [...]

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TK-950 by TrakPower: a soldering solution

Oct 18, 2011 No Comments by

Recently I decided to build my own power supply utilizing two 525 watt HP server power supplies.  This job required a soldering iron that can generate a fair amount of heat, as the terminals on the back side of the power supply are large and can really dissipate heat.   I decided on the TrakPower Tk-950 soldering [...]

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New OS Engine 105 HZ and HZR Engines

Oct 18, 2011 No Comments

O.S. Engines Japan had announced a new 105 sized RC Heli Engine. The new engine comes in two configurations: HZ and HZR (meant for F3C flight and 3D professional flights). There’s still no formal information about the horse powers that this little devil will produce but it’s clear that O.S. are set to compete with [...]

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Realflight 6 is out – many new features

Oct 15, 2011 No Comments

Realflight had just released their new version of the well known RealFlight simulator. The new Reallfight 6 simulator is said to hold new features: 1. Major improvement to heli physics. Heli models are said to act a lot like real models including crashes, blade stops, auto rotations and more. 2. Rewind button – you can [...]

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Club Politics: A Survival Guide

Oct 12, 2011 No Comments

  I don’t know about you, but if I had to choose between crashing my beloved heli and dealing with club politics, 9 times out of 10, I would slam that heli into ground before dealing with the often awkward situation that is club politics.  You will be enjoying a fantastic day of flying the [...]

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New headlock gyro from Align – the GP900

Oct 12, 2011 No Comments

Align had just released a new MEMS based Gyro called GP900. According to align the new gyro has the following new features: ●A new generation, multi-purpose gyroscope is born! The Align GP900 is the most feature rich, highest performance gyro on the market. In addition to supporting Spektrum/JR satellites so traditional receivers can be omitted, [...]

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Who doesn’t want a Free set of Mavrikk Blades?

Oct 11, 2011 No Comments

  The guys over at RC HeliNation, in conjunction with Heliproz are giving away a new set of Mavrikk Blades!  This give away is open to everyone, on top of the FREE blades you don’t even have to pay for shipping? Want to find out more? head over to THIS site for the scoop!  

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No More Sore Fingers!?! Thanks Link Maker 9000!

Oct 11, 2011 No Comments

Model Avionics Link Maker 9000 The guys at Heli wholesalers sent me this linkmaker to check out.  Initial impression: it is well built solid and at the same time,  a bit confusing.  Why would one need to use this? After a quick look at the very well written instructions that came with the Link Maker.  [...]

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Microbeast BeastX V3 review

Oct 09, 2011 No Comments

A few weeks ago, beastx (www.beastx.com) had released a new version for their Microbeast flybarless system. The new version is called V3 and according to the release notes has these new cool features: reduced swash servo peak power consumption Throttle and Aux channel now directly “online” after power up in single line mode. New swashplate [...]

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