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Fun R/C quotes – Part 9

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Helicopters are like horror movies. You know something bad is going to happen, you just don’t know when.

If you heli is coming towards you, throw your transmitter at it and run.

“You watch the head, I’ll watch the tail.”

“Damn it! The bird always wins…”

Flying helicopters is like juggling three £50 champagne bottles. It’s not a case of if you drop them, but rather how many.

Fun R/C quotes – Part 5

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

The best pilot…… is the one that is having the most fun.

I think cocaine would have been a cheaper hobby.

If it flies backwards inverted AND maws the lawn… it must be an RC helicopter.

Why panic? It’s going to crash anyway.

An r/c helicopter is simply a “conglomeration of spare parts flying in close formation”.

7 year old Justin Jee makes an impressive 3D RC Heli Flying

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi again folks!

This time i’m bringing up another amazing 3D heli flight, but from a 7 (SEVEN!) year old kid. Impressive!

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Problems with too much heli vibrations?

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Ever faces your heli with too much vibrations, despite flying reasonably well? If your answer is yes, then join the club! This is very common and sometimes the cause of it is not that easy to find. Here are some hints to help you on this quest…

1 – Replace all blades with new, balanced ones;
2 – tight the main blades tighter than usual to prevent vibrations supposedly caused by the lead/lag of blades – As far as the blade tightness, spool up to just below hover speed and let the blades find their “straight”… then let the head stop by itself… then tighten the blades… just for testing, so that they do not swing… then spool up and see if the shake shows up…if not, then loosen them a little at a time and continue to try it…usually just a “snug” (they will not free fall if heli is on its side), fit will be fine and not cause a lead lag problem…
3 – The blades are very important, and you might just find that you like the woodies over the cf’s, and semi-symetrical are even better… but you will want to stay in that 1750 + range, maybe even 1850… low head speed and too much pitch can/will cause your vibration, and you will loose your tail authority… take note if there is a specific spot that you see the vibration start(left stick position) and if there is, go to your pitch curve and reduce the pitch at that point, or both sides of that point by about 2 points and then check again.. if the vibe is less then take a little more out..you are “timing” the pitch to the power…

Fun R/C quotes – Part 2

August 26, 2010 Leave a comment

The number one rule of happy aviating: don’t run into anything solid!

There are two type of crashes: the regular crash and the spectacular crash.

How do you become a millionaire flying model helicopters? Start as a billionaire…

Wow they’re good! In fact they’re so good they have started to hover!

I’d rather be on the ground wishing I was flying then flying and wishing I was on the ground.

Antonov 225 RC Model Plane

August 19, 2010 1 comment

Hi again!

I’m back from holidays, so hopefully i’ll focus again on updating the blog often.

I found a great model from the biggest airplane – the Antonov 225. Although huge, this is not the biggest Model RC plane, but a good sized model of the biggest airplane. It is EDF powered and the fact that it has a total of six fans gives it a nice sound. The flying style seems pretty close to the original, a good scaled version. Enjoy!!!

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Walkera soon to release the Twipter!

July 19, 2010 1 comment

Just got some inside hot news from Walkera. They are about to release to the market the Twipter, a heli/plane hybrid based on the famous (and bizarre) Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.

There’s a Walkera video on Youtube as a pre-release insight of the Twipter.

The V-22 Osprey is, to me, one of the most ingenious flying machines ever built. Check this video of the real Osprey and notice how the army version docks/undocks the wing and rotor heads. Amazing!