Scale RC Bell Viper (Cobra) Helicopter Video

This is a great RC Helicopter Video of a scale AH-1Z Viper Helicopter.  The owner put some serious time in to building this RC Heli.  It even has working guns and tons of scale details.  The video is long, but it shows how the helicopter started out and finished.  Some of the details like the working lights, vents, scale stickers, working guns and wind vane, and even down to the rivets on the fuselage are incredible.  The owner (krumrick2) even shows how he modified the original fuselage to make it so realistic.  It is amazing the patience and skill some of the rc modelers have.

Learn more about the Bell Ah-1 Cobra Helicopter

 

 

Quad Copters programed for formation flight

The University of Pennsylvania developed a QuadCopter that's flight plan can be programmed.  They were able to create programs that allowed the Quadcopter to fly in formation.  See More Videos at Kmelrobotics.com

Check it out!

 

Traxxas QR-1 RTF Quad Helicopter Review

Traxxas QR-1 Quad-rotor RTF Helicopter with Green BladesThe Traxxas QR-1 High-Performance Quad-Rotor Helicopter is the easy way to experience acrobatic flying thrills and high-speed airborne excitement. When the Quad-Rotor Helicopter is in normal Flight mode, it is easy for anyone to quickly master hovering and flight just minutes after takeoff. Switch to Expert Flight Mode and the Quad-rotor's thrust and 6-axis stabilization combine for lightning quick response, high-speed banking turns, flips, and snap rolls. Worried about crashing, just let go of the sticks and the QR-1 returns to stable flight.

The Traxxas QR-1's micro size makes it pocket-portable for indoor flight virtually anywhere, yet its quad-rotor thrust makes it powerful enough to fly outside. Blue LED lights built into the rugged body illuminate the way and the included micro LiPo battery delivers plenty of power and recharges quickly. The Traxxas QR-1 even includes an extra battery to extend your flight time and fun! The QR-1 is built for years of flying excitement with available replacement parts and custom option parts. The QR-1 is completely ready-to-fly, right down to the included LiPo batteries, handy USB-powered charger and Traxxas AAA alkaline batteries.

The Traxxas QR-1 is completely rebuildable. Click Here for a list of spare parts for the QR-1.

Traxxas QR-1 Flips and Rolls Tutorial

 
This video provides a tutorial and valuable tips on how to successfully perform flips and rolls with the high-performance Traxxas QR-1 Quad-Rotor Helicopter.

Traxxas QR-1 Stabilization System Reset

 
If the QR-1 drifts in any direction while taking off or hovering in still air a stabilization system reset may be necessary to restore the QR-1's flight stability. This video provides a tutorial on how to quickly and easily reset the QR-1 stabilization system.

 

SAG Goblin Team at IRCHA 2013

SAB Goblin 700 RCH Helicopter in inverted FlightHere is a great RC Helicopter Video of the SAB Goblin Team at the 2013 International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association Jamboree

SAB HELI DIVISION is a Division of SAB, a company with 20 years of experience in designing and manufacturing carbon fiber rotor blades in Italy. SAB has been achieved worldwide success with numerous championships from World Cup Championship to European Championship, and other USA titles. SAB HELI DIVISION is a result of years of planning and designing the most modern helicopters at highest quality, most aggressive and an uncompromised passion for perfect helicopters. Goblin helicopters from SAB HELI DIVISION blur the tradition boundaries of what is possible to break into a new dimension of this hobby. The Goblin helicopters are very unique in design, ultra fast but also extremely robust for modern extreme 3D pilots.

 

 

Hobby vs Toy Grade RC Helicopters

This is a great video by rcflightschool.  Now you know why one RC Helicopter costs more than the other.

Ever wonder what the difference between rc helicopter your buy at toys r us or wal-mart like air hogs and the more expensive hobby grade rc helicopters are? Here are a few thoughts from someone who has ten years' experience in the hobby. Electric remote controlled helicopters are loads of fun in a variety of ways but here we try and help you make the buying decision.

History of RC Helicopters

RC helicopters are an amazing class of remote controlled vehicles. They have an interesting history. RC helicopters began as tools for testing new helicopter design. They then moved into the retail market for model aircraft enthusiasts. Today, they are mainstream as toys and are used by some armed forces as drones. Throughout this transformation RC helicopters have been experiments for engineers, toys for the public, and weapons for armies.

In their first incarnations, RC helicopters were used by engineers to text new experimental designs. Before remote control equipment was practical for sale to the public many engineers were build using it to test their designs in the form of scaled models. Early remote controls for these aircraft would fill the back of an entire truck. They were far too bulky and expensive, even for the most hard core enthusiasts. The early RC helicopters were expensive as well, the aircraft were not that small, because the receiver equipment and receivers could not be built very small in the 1950s. These aircraft paved the way for the first RC helicopters built for hobbyists and enthusiasts.

In the early 1980s RC helicopters began to be designed for model aircraft enthusiasts. The first models were extremely expensive. These early aircraft were in fact just small productions of late test models. They cost was approximately the cost of a new car. Early retail RC helicopters were gas driven and were quite large, some having a rotor span in excess of six feet. These RC aircraft paved the way for later toys and weapons.

Scale MD500E Video

A video of the RC Aerodyne Scale MD500E RC Helicopter

A Full Size Hughes 500 HelicopterThe successful Hughes 500/MD 500 series began life in response to a US Army requirement for a light observation helicopter.  Hughes' Model 369 won the contest against competition from Bell and Hiller. The OH-6 Cayuse first flew in February 1963.

The 500 series design features shock-absorbing landing skid struts, a turboshaft engine mounted at a 45-degree angle toward the rear of the cabin pod, a fuel tank cell under the floor and the battery in the nose. The engine exhaust port is located at the end of the cabin pod underneath the tailboom. It has a short-diameter main rotor system and a short tail, giving it an agile control response and is less susceptible to weather-cocking.

Hughes won the US Army's LOH contest with its OH-6 helicopter by submitting a very low and aggressive price per airframe (without an engine). Due to rising prices, the US Army later re-opened the contest, where Hughes offered the machine at a more realistic price, but was undercut by the redesigned Bell OH-58 Kiowa (military JetRanger). OH-6 helicopters were still ordered by the US Army, though at a much reduced number.

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