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Firefly versus Honeybee V2
The Honeybee V2 has been put back into production in Dec 2012 and we will continue to supply both models going forward. *This was edited on 23-01-13 to update as to the fact of the discontinued Honeybee V2 being put back into production by the factory after originally being announced that the model had been...
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Titan (LARGE) RC Helicopter with Camera
The TITAN is… 2 and ½ times bigger than the ESKY Big Lama and we are pretty sure there is no bigger 4 channel helicopter. (We’ll get some pics beside the Big Lama when it arrives in) It is a tank (but it doesn’t fly like one), the most robust helicopter I have flown, if...
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FMS Airwolf Model and Others
A number of popular and well known real world helicopters available as FMS models for FREE download, click on the images to obtain. Bell 222A – also know as AIRWOLF: SA341 Gazelle – also known as BLUE THUNDER: SA365 Dauphin – used by the Coastguard, Police, Navy and others:   Keywords: FMS
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Learning How to Fly RC Helicopters: Tips for Beginners
This guide is brief tips for a beginner with a four channel controller to get airbourne.  I am using a Mode 2 controller in this guide and pictures from the Firefly manual. The controls: Starting off with a diagram of the radio and the rc helicopter (please remember that even if your radio is not...
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FMS Flying Model Simulator
A little bit about FREE FMS: FMS is a freeware RC simulator for anyone to use. It’s not quite as user friendly as or has as many features as the commercial ones available right now. The flight characteristics with the transmitter interface are quite good including hovering, forward flight and aerobatics.  Flight simulator physics has...
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Aerial Photography with RC Helicopters
Over the last year the use of remote control helicopters for aerial photography applications has taken a massive leap forward into the mainstream. This is mainly due to more exposure in the press and thus more people knowing what is possible. The basic technology has actually been available for a while now, although recently it...
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REVIEW: Should we be Worried About SYMA RC Toy Helicopters
Something has happened this year – I am seeing Syma RC Helicopters everywhere – I checked it out when the freight forwarder who we use – mentioned he had imported lots of toy helicopters. I then checked the trending and yes a spike had grown… . I have seen them everywhere online too: Here are...
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The BEST Beginners RC Helicopter
With out mentioning any brands of helicopters initially I think we first need to address this on a generic level as what the BEST rc helicopter should be.   1. 4 channels minimum. A proper helicopter will have full control in all directions. You can get less than 4 channels and these helicopters are seen...
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Align T Rex 450 Pro Super Combo Review and Build Guide
Introduction The T-Rex 450 Pro Super Combo is the top end Align RC helicopter. It shares very little of the core parts with the 450 Sport and 450 SE V2 varieties. Utilising a completely different frame design. Also it incorporates a tail servo built into the main frame, as opposed to being mounted to the...
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Custom Scale RTF Helicopters
  Many RC helicopter enthusiasts love the idea of having a realistic helicopter fuselage. These can be very time consuming to build, often needing to be modified in some way to fit a certain RC helicopter design. Heliguy engineers have extensive experience in building and modifying some of the most realistic, comprehensive and high quality...
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Choosing A LiPo Battery Pack
Lithium Polymer batteries (LiPo, Li-Poly) are now the most common form of re-chargeable battery used in the RC hobby world, especial for remote controlled helicopters. But how do you go about choosing the correct lipo battery pack for your helicopter? There are a number of factors to consider:   Capacity and Weight – This is...
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