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  • RC Heli Heatwave 2019

    RC Heli Heatwave 2019
    Hi all, Hamish here. I will be aiming to be a basic blog from this year's events that I attend. If you see me at any of the events please feel free to come and say hello, and ask for some advice if required. I hope with the heli scene growing again not only in Australia but worldwide, I will bump into some of you throughout the year. If not, you can keep up to date with me on this blog or Hamish Scott Heli on Facebook where I post flight videos, pictures, event and product information that I hope you all can make some use of. Happy Flying!  March 14th - 17th took me to Heli Heatwave 2019. This annual RC helicopter event this year made the move from Wagga Wagga to the NSW State Flying Field in Cootamundra for 2019. Heli Heatwave...

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  • What is SAFE Technology for RC aircrafts?

    What is SAFE Technology for RC aircrafts?
    As you are browsing through the Modelflight website you will notice that quite a few of the newer releases from Horizon Hobby are equipped with an S.A.F.E receiver but what is it exactly? What is for and how do you use it? 1. Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope S.A.F.E technology or (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) came about around five or so years ago in 2013 developed by the good folks at Horizon Hobby who essentially wanted to help or assist inexperienced RC pilots gain confidence when flying. The first time we saw SAFE it was partnered with a re-release of arguably the most popular training plane ever sold – The E-Flite Apprentice. This was an absolute game changer and revolutionized the way we look at the world of trainer aircrafts...

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  • Blade RC Helicopter Kits at Modelflight

    Blade RC Helicopter Kits at Modelflight
    Blade have always been known for producing high quality RC helicopters. While the majority of these models come ready-to-fly (RTF), today we wanted to look at two new helis at the opposite end of the spectrum. The 600 X and 550 X kits are great for pilots who want to build a heli to their own specifications. The great thing about these kits, though, is that they give you a very solid foundation for building this dream machine. Let's look at each kit in turn. Blade 550 X ...

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  • Blade 450X RC Helicopter Coming Soon to Modelflight

    Blade 450X RC Helicopter Coming Soon to Modelflight
    Precision and Performance - The Blade 450X It's bold, it's bright and it's coming soon to Modelflight! The Blade 450X RC helicopter is an amazing offering. This ready-to-fly model has a very lightweight airframe and a solid head design, in which you will find solid 80-durometer dampers and 325mm main blades made from carbon fibre. All of these components are surrounded by a strong CNC-machined aluminium head block. This helicopter comes with a new helical main drive system, which features a new main gear and motor pinion with helical-shaped teeth; making the drive system quieter.  For cyclic and tail rotor control, Blade have installed digital, metal gear servos. This...

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  • Assembling the JR Forza 700 RC Helicopter - A Photographic Guide

    Assembling the JR Forza 700 RC Helicopter - A Photographic Guide
    This is a guest blog post from Modelflight team member, Matt. It shows photographs taken as Matt assembled the JR Forza 700 RC helicopter, with his commentary added underneath each image. We recommend referring to this post in conjunction with the Forza 700 manual as you assemble this product. My initial thoughts after opening the Forza 700 box and laying out all the bits and pieces ready for assembly, was that all the machining on the metal parts and the finish on the carbon fibre parts are equal to the supreme quality of the earlier JR Vibe series. ...

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  • TSA Model Infusion 700E and JR XG14 - A Review From Hamish Scott

    TSA Model Infusion 700E and JR XG14 - A Review From Hamish Scott
    This is a special guest post from RC helicopter pilot, Hamish Scott. If you would like to see Hamish's skills in action, please visit our YouTube playlist "RC Helicopter Action Videos with Hamish." G'day Blog Readers, After a year off from flying I am getting back into it and I am more pumped than I have ever been before. With a big thanks to Modelflight, once again I will be returning into flying this year with some great new products. I will be flying this year with the new JR Propo XG14 DMSS transmitter and TSA Model helicopters more specifically the 700 electric series. The ...

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  • Blade 300 CFX RC Helicopter - Arriving Soon at Modelflight

    Blade 300 CFX RC Helicopter - Arriving Soon at Modelflight
    The original Blade 300 X was a popular RC helicopter for pilots looking to perform fantastic aerobatics in the air. Today, we are pleased to announce that the 300 X is being upgraded to a whole new level. The brand new 300 CFX comes with a carbon-fibre frame and a range of aluminium hop-up parts already installed.   One of the great things about the Blade 300 CFX is its optimised servo geometry. This geometry is similar to what you would find in Blade's flagship 700 X. It gives the 300 CFX an extremely precise feel when flying and prevents mechancial loss through the flybarless system. This servo geometry also ensures that the included...

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  • Just Announced - Blade 200 SR Coming to Modelflight

    Just Announced - Blade 200 SR Coming to Modelflight
    We are thrilled to announce this exciting release from Blade helicopters. The new Blade 200 SR RC helicopter is the ideal choice for beginner pilots. Equipped with SAFE Technology, learning to fly remote control helicopters just became much easier. This technology has already been seen in Blade's RC quadcopter range, including the Nano QX, 180 QX and 350 QX, but this is the first time SAFE has been included in an RC helicopter.     This gives the 200 SR broad potential. If you have never flown an RC helicopter before, no worries! ...

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  • Event Review – Indoor Flying in Adelaide, November 2013

    Event Review – Indoor Flying in Adelaide, November 2013
    A fun night of indoor flying was held last night at ETSA Stadium, Adelaide. There were around 30 pilots and spectators in attendance and, once again, a variety of models were on show. Of particular interest was the new Blade 180QX. This RC quadcopter was very stable in the air, thanks to the included SAFE Technology. Similar to the 350 QX, this quadcopter comes with an on-board camera, which certainly came in handy last night, as we were able to capture some great footage from the sky. If you haven't already seen this footage (along with the other video highlights we captured), check out our video below:     As you can see, the 180 QX is very smooth in the air and was able to film all the action of the event. If you are looking for an ...

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  • The Phoenix Event Report: Indoor Flying in Adelaide, October 2013

    The Phoenix Event Report: Indoor Flying in Adelaide, October 2013
    Whilst it was only a handful of eager beavers who played on the highly polished floor under the lights, never-the-less, a good time was had by all and few would complain of the number of flights that they enjoyed. It was a bumper night for Mike O'Reilly for he endured lots of time setting up a couple of new and exciting models at no expense to any other fliers. His efforts were much appreciated. My first pic shows the latest import at Model Flight with the highly attractive UMX SBach 342 3D to give it its full title which is almost larger than the micro model.     Like most of the micros being imported into our country  these days it is quite quick but delightfully steady in flight. Well - it was when in Mike's hands and as it was the first of its kind in the country at that time, I don't recall seeing anyone...

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