NEW RELEASE: Hitec X1 Mini Universal AC Input Balance Charger/Discharger


With a small form factor and the ability to charge all battery chemistries, including the latest LiHV high voltage Lithium Polymer chemistry, the Hitec X1 Mini offers amazing grab and go portability and convenience. A six amp power supply delivers 60 watts of recharging power. A user friendly programming interface makes it easy to quickly configure the X1 Mini. An ... Read More »

HOW TO: Heli Blade-Balancing Tips

Heli Blade-Balancing Tips

Most heli blades that you can buy are really high-tech, and for the most part, they come balanced. No matter how much a manufacturer claims, I still like to check the balance of my blades! As a result, I trust certain manufacturers much more than others. The bottom line, though, is that I still check all my blade sets. To me, it is too important a ... Read More »

RANDOMNESS: JC Zankl: A young pilot gets his start with vintage models.

JC Zankl

These days most young pilots cut their teeth on simulators or ready-to-fly electric helis. Even fewer young pilots know anything about what really makes model helis tick or the challenging evolution that lead to what they are today. JC Zankl is a well respected pilot who is originally from Muncie, Indiana, home of the AMA headquarters. JC is a “Gen-Y’er” who, thanks to his father, was introduced to ... Read More »

HOW TO: Flying the Pirouetting Loop

Pirouetting Loop

In recent years the Pirouetting Loop has been a maneuver in the XFC and 3D Masters’ Known Maneuver sets. This is one of my favorite maneuvers because it looks very clean and precise and has many variations. Some variations include pirouetting globes, vertical pirouetting figure eights and more. It looks much more complex than it really is; basically it is just a loop where you ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Blade Micro AH-64 Apache RTF & BNF

Blade® Micro AH-64 Apache BNF Scale RC Helicopter  1

Pilots who love scale helicopters will do a double take when they see the newly announced Blade Micro AH-64 Apache gunship. Available in both BNF and RTF packages, this micro sized model uses AS3X technology to help keep flight maneuvers smooth and stable. Brushless motors keep performance on the lively side, while cleverly mounted rotary ultra micro servos keep the ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Hitec X2 AC Pro 2 Port AC/DC Multi-Charger

HITEC X2 AC Pro 2 Port ACDC Multi-Charger

This latest member of the X2 AC Plus family of chargers from Hitec includes the same features that have made its predecessors popular with pilots the world over but adds the convenience of a built-in heavy duty 60 watt soldering iron. With the ability to power the X2 AC Pro from either an AC or DC power supply, modelers will ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: OS Motor 700 & 800 Sized Brushless Heli Motors


Now available for 700-800 class helis, O.S. continues its line of brushless flight motors with the tradition of quality and performance pilots expect. The 5830-490kV motor is the perfect choice for FAI F3C competition, while the 5825-520kV option is designed for extreme 3D aerobatics. Both motors include a heat-reducing stator and require 12S LiPo power. For extreme 3D flight, there’s ... Read More »



The Ares RC Optim 300 is an excellent machine with which newer heli pilots can carefully, progressively and strategically build their heli piloting proficiency. The engineers at Ares have equipped this 300 sized heli with a powerful brushless power system, belt driven tail rotor and six axis gyro stabilized flybarless head. A variety of flight modes and bailout features are ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Futaba 6K Six Channel Telemetry Capable 2.4GHz S-FHSS/T-FHSS Air Radio System

Futaba 6K

Helicopter pilots interested in a telemetry capable radio system will want to take a close look at the recently announced Futaba 6K six channel telemetry capable 2.4GHz transmitter. With a 30 model memory and a 128×64 DOT backlit LCD screen, this S-FHSS/T-FHSS selectable radio offers an amazing number of high tech features at an even more amazing price (just under $200.00)! ... Read More »