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    Aug 13, 2022

    GOOSKY S2 Legend RC Helicopter Video Review

    In my GooSky S2 video review, I'll be going over this powerful & fun 200 size RC helicopter from tail to mouth. Yes it actually has a mouth which turns out to be a brilliant feature.

    I'll then bind it to my radio, set it up, and go flying to give you my thoughts on the performance and overall feel of this nice little heli to help you decide if it might be a good heli to add to your own hanger.

    Continue reading "GOOSKY S2 Legend RC Helicopter Video Review"

    Jul 30, 2022

    Scale RC Helicopter Build & Maiden Flight of EC130

    In today's scale RC helicopter build video of the Roban EC130 800 size heli, we're getting the tested mechanics installed and getting the EC130 airborne.

    I'll be covering important scale RC heli build items such as battery placement, fitting the mechanics, fenestron blade clearance, RX current draw, center of gravity and how not to fry your lighting system.

    We'll then get this big beastie up in the air for the first time with the fuselage fitted, further checking operation, vibration and post flight log data.

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    Jul 20, 2022

    RC Helicopter Building Video - Roban EC130 Mechanics

    In today's RC helicopter build video of the Roban EC130 800 size fenestron scale RC helicopter, I'll be getting the mechanics put together, installing all the electronics, setting up the heli, and test flying the mechanics.

    I always test fly scale RC helicopter mechanics outside the fuselage. I've been involved in this hobby for too many decades to trust unflown/untested mechanics in a costly scale fuselage.

    Yes, it's unlikely there would be any issues considering the many collective pitch RC helicopters I've built over the past 33 years, but there is also lots that can go wrong.

    I'm a flawed bald monkey after all, and with all the things that you have to get right during any large collective pitch RC helicopter helicopter build, just forgetting one little item could lead to a crash. Also, this is my very first RC helicopter build with a fenestron (fan) tail rotor - I really have no idea what to expect with it.

    For the extra 15 minutes of time it took to mount these untested Roban HSM 800 mechanics on my "Flintstone Flyer", that to me is time very well spent over risking a $1500.00 fuselage.

    Continue reading "RC Helicopter Building Video - Roban EC130 Mechanics"

    Jul 08, 2022

    Eachine E200 Scale Blackhawk Video Review

    The Eachine E200 is perhaps one of the best small scale RC helicopters on the market right now due in part to the amazing scale details, combined with the direct drive main motor performance & efficiency. It also flies great!

    It is however not for everyone. Why?

    Like all finely detailed scale RC helicopters, the Eachine E200 is fragile and harder to work on than a comparable sized pod & boom 200 size collective pitch RC helicopter.

    You therefor have to be a scale RC helicopter enthusiast and competent collective pitch RC helicopter pilot in order to appreciate what this amazing scale Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk RC helicopter has to offer without crashing it. The E200 like all scale RC helicopters is no good for learning on.

    As you'll see in this video review, The E200 is an impressive scale heli. It not only looks great statically and up in the air, but it flies amazing well with the smoothness and predictability of larger collective pitch RC helicopters.

    Continue reading "Eachine E200 Scale Blackhawk Video Review"

    Jun 29, 2022

    Summer Garage Sale

    As some of you may know, I'm in the middle of building a rather large 800 size EC130 scale helicopter. It takes up lots of shelf storage space - more than I thought!

    I therefore had to go through all my birds and decide which ones needed new homes.

    I have just listed them on my Used RC Equipment page, so if you are looking for a good summer deal on some smaller RC helicopters that are in very good to excellent condition - have a peek.

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    Jun 25, 2022

    Choosing Electronics for Roban EC130 Video

    In today's Roban EC130 RC helicopter build video, we'll be looking at the electronics pairings I've decided on; see how well the mechanics fit in the fuselage, and take the fenestron tail rotor apart to see how it works.

    Overall fitment is pretty decent, but it's not perfect as you'll soon see with tail boom alignment.

    Another odd thing with this particular Roban super scale 800 EC130, is there were no included battery trays, nor slots for battery trays. Hmmm... Looks like we have to come up with our own flight battery fitment solution/s.

    Continue reading "Choosing Electronics for Roban EC130 Video"

    Jun 22, 2022

    How Model Turbine Engines Work

    With model turbine engines becoming fairly popular and affordable, you might be wondering just how these little turbines work – let’s get spinning.

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    Jun 18, 2022

    Eachine E110 RC Helicopter Giveaway Video Contest

    I'm giving away an Eachine E110 RC Helicopter, modeled off the Teledyne FLIR Black Hornet PRS (personal reconnaissance system) micro UAV heli.

    The contest runs from 8AM PDT June 18, 2022 to 8AM PDT July 4th, 2022. Entering is easy and only requires two steps:1. You are subscribed to my YouTube channel.2. You leave a comment in the video comments section saying what model of helicopter it is (Eachine E110).

    A random YouTube comment picker will be used to select the winning comment on July 4th 2022 after the contest closes. DON'T EMAIL ME THE COMMENT! IT HAS TO BE LEFT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF YOUTUBE TO ENTER.

    Full contest rules and regulations can be found in the description of the video.Good luck to all participants :)

    Continue reading "Eachine E110 RC Helicopter Giveaway Video Contest"

    Jun 11, 2022

    Roban EC130 Super Scale Heli Unboxing Video

    The Roban EC130 RC Helicopter is an impressively large, 800 size super scale helicopter with a fenestron tail rotor, also commonly called a "fan tail".

    In this unboxing, we'll be looking at the build quality of this huge RC helicopter kit from fiberglass, paint, mechanics, and other scale details along with packaging. After all, purchasing a big expensive kit like this is a little nerve racking wondering if it will arrive at your door step in one piece.

    There is little detailed information about these kits, so that's the main reason I'm sharing my thoughts & journey with this kit to help you decide if it's a scale helicopter kit you might also like to build and fly.

    Continue reading "Roban EC130 Super Scale Heli Unboxing Video"

    May 29, 2022

    Gens Ace LiPo Battery For OMP M1 Video

    The OMP M1 has been my favorite and best performing small yard practice RC helicopter to date. The only real complaint I have with the M1 is the limited battery options we have.

    Battery size on the OMP M1 is after all very specific, so you can't just find a similar capacity 2S LiPo pack and hope it fits; in short, it can be hard & expensive sourcing the OMP M1 battery packs. Believe me, I know. I'm located in Canada and had to order my extra OMP M1 LiPo packs from the US. Shipping and import fees cost more than the packs!

    Thankfully Gens Ace (one of my personal favorite RC LiPo battery manufacturers) has our back with their 2S 400 mAh 60C LiPo pack specifically made for the OMP M1. Gens Ace product number: GEA4002S60JST There are Gens Ace dealers worldwide, so getting them in your own country to avoid high import & shipping fees is fairly painless.

    Is the Gens Ace M1 battery better than the OMP factory 350 mAh 2S battery? Will it fit okay? Will it give longer flight times? Is it more powerful? Should you pick up a few for your M1? These are the questions I had, and I hope to answer all of them for you in this video review.

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