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Posted by crmodels | Oct 15, 2012 @ 07:14 PM | 3,871 Views
Review: Bell 206 Jet Ranger - TV News Helicopter V2 Scale Fiberglass Fuselage (700-Size)



RC Aerodyne Bell 206 Jet Ranger (4 min 26 sec)


Written by: crmodels

Fuselage Specs:

Length :1510 mm
Width :220 mm
Weight :280 mm (not included landing gear )
Recommend main blades length :660-700 mm

Manufacturer: RC Aerodyne

Available From: www.scaleflying.com

Price: MSRP: $599.95 You Pay: $499.95

Mechanics:

Helicopter: Chaos 600 stretched to 700
Motor: Scorpion HK 4025-1000kv
Servos: Align 610's on cyclic, 620 on the tail
Gyro: AR7200bx BeastX 3axis
Esc: CC HV100 w/ CC Bec Pro
Battery: THOR 22.2v 6s 5000mAh 35C Li-Po
Sport Flight Duration: 5-6 minutes

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Posted by crmodels | Oct 02, 2012 @ 09:38 PM | 5,625 Views
Review: Blade Nano cp X BNF Version by Blade



Type: Electric Collective Pitch Flybarless Helicopter
Main Rotor Diameter: 7.75 in (197mm)
Tail Rotor Diameter: 1.57 in (40mm)
Gross Weight: 1.05 oz (29 g)
Length: 7.75 in (197mm)
Kit/ARF/RTF: BNF
Control System: 140 CCPM
Rotor Blade Length: 3.35 in (85mm)
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

Price: MSRP: BNF $149.99 RTF $189.99



Introduction

Flip, funnel or roll in any room of your house with the incredible Bladeģ Nano CP X. At just 29 grams it's the lightest flybarless CP helicopter in its class. At the center of its amazing abilities is the proven AS3Xģ (Artificial Stabilization - 3-aXis) Flybarless System that gives the Nano CP X its perfect balance of agility and stability. It's unbelievably durable too, so you can fly aggressively without worrying about costly repairs.

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Posted by crmodels | Sep 22, 2012 @ 03:49 PM | 5,518 Views
Review: Bell 407 Super Scale from RC Aerodyne



Type: 470 size class 140 CCPM electric cp helicopter
Scale: 1:13
Flying Weight: 2.6 lbs
Length: 32.3 in (820mm)
Height: 8 in (205mm)
Blade Diameter: 13 in (320mm)

PNP Super Combo Includes:
Motor: 2222-2000 KV brushless motor
Servos: 9G metal gear digital servos
Gyro: Tarot 3-axis gyro
Esc: 45A brushless 6s capable
Battery: 22.2v 6s 1250mAh 25C Li-Po battery

Sport Flight Duration: 5-6 minutes
Manufacturer: RC Aerodyne
Available From: www.scaleflying.com

Price: PNP Super Combo $599.95 Kit $399.95 Display Model $299.95

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Posted by crmodels | Apr 08, 2012 @ 02:16 AM | 3,666 Views
Build Manual / Review: Chaos 450 Pro MD500 G-JIVE Fuselage Build



Written by: Chris Reibert
Manufacturer: RC Aerodyne
Available From: www.scaleflying.com
Price: $79.95

Opening the Box


Opening the box you find everything well packed in plastic wrap and the small parts in their own marked individual baggies. Upon un wrapping the fuselage you are greeted by the most vibrant airbrushed colors. The fiberglass was flawless and smooth with zero cracks or blemishes. This bird is really going to stand out when it is buzzing around the blue skies and green grass at the flying field.

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Posted by crmodels | Mar 18, 2012 @ 06:33 PM | 3,624 Views
I would like to thank Cliff and RCA for the most affordable and quality kits on the market

Review: Chaos 500 Pro Kit by RC Aerodyne



Written by: crmodels

Flying Weight: 1700g
Length: 840mm
Height: 310mm
Main Rotor Diameter: 970mm Tail Rotor Diameter: 200mm
Sport Flight Duration: 4 Ė 7 minutes
Manufacturer: RC Aerodyne
Available From: www.scaleflying.com
Price: MSRP: $329.95 You Pay: $289.95

About the Author Chris Reibert: crmodels

I have been in the hobby since I was just six years old back in 1986 when I started flying planes. I got into helicopters in the mid 90ís and have been hooked ever since. Once you set foot in this hobby itís an addiction that never gets old with the rapidly changing technology. Not only will you advance in knowledge in the hobby but the people you meet along the way and the friendships you make are Priceless.



Introduction

Well I couldnít pass up doing a review on the Chaos 500 Pro ESP. The other guys at the Chaos Lounge just got done doing some excellent reviews on RCAís newest FBL Chaos 550 3D helicopter. Being a micro 3D guy at heart I figured this build was right up my alley. This is my 3rd Chaos build in the last month and a half. I just finished my 2nd Chaos 450 Pro for my father a few weeks ago. My end goal with this build and review is to point people in the right direction who might want something bigger than a 450, but donít want to go as big as a 550 or above. If you are just starting out in...Continue Reading
Posted by crmodels | Mar 13, 2012 @ 10:20 PM | 4,766 Views


Review: Blade mSR X BNF Version by E-flite

Type: Electric FBL Fixed-Pitch Helicopter
Flying Weight: 1.09oz
Motor Main/Tail: Coreless
Blade Diameter: 7.13 in (181mm)
Tail Blade Diameter 1.46 in (37mm)
Electronics: AS3X Flybarless System
Battery: 3.7v 150mAh 15c
Sport Flight Duration: 4-6 minutes
Manufacturer: E-flite
Available From: www.bladehelis.com

Price: MSRP: BNF $119.99 RTF $149.99

About the Author Chris Reibert: crmodels

I have been in the hobby since I was just six years old back in 1986 when I started flying planes. I got into helicopters in the mid 90ís and have been hooked ever since. I have flown everything from coaxial and fixed pitch to full collective 3D beasts. Once you set foot in this hobby itís an addiction that never gets old. You will meet many great people along the way and the friendships you will make are Priceless.

Introduction

The main reason I chose to review the new Blade mSR X is because people often ask me what should be their next transition helicopter after they have mastered coaxial helicopters before they enter the world of collective pitch helicopters. I am a firm believer in transitioning between the different types of helicopters to fully understand how they work and operate. It may not be the most cost effective way, but you will greatly benefit from the different types of helicopters. I have seen countless amounts of friends jump right into a full collective helicopter only to destroy it less than 20...Continue Reading
Posted by crmodels | Mar 13, 2012 @ 09:54 PM | 3,822 Views
Big thanks to Cliff at RCA and all the Team guys for your support



Review: Chaos 450 Pro Super Combo by RC Aerodyne

Flying Weight: 780g
Length: 635mm
Height: 230mm
Servos: Mini Digital MG / High Speed Digital Tail
Gyro: GT500 Heading Lock
ESC: Phoenixtech 45Amp
Motor: Scorpion 4400KV 2221-6
Blade Diameter: Main 710mm / Tail 158mm
Sport Flight Duration: 4 Ė 9 minutes
Manufacturer: RC Aerodyne
Available From: www.scaleflying.com
Price: MSRP: $389.95 You Pay: $299.95

About the Author Chris: crmodels

A good way to start off this review would be to tell you a little history about myself. I have been in the hobby since I was just six years old back in 1986 when I started flying planks. I got into helicopters in the mid 90ís with Lite Machines 110 and have been hooked ever since. I counted the other day and believe to have had around 40 different helicopters to date. They ranged from co-axial and fixed pitch to full 3D Smack Style Beasts like my beloved Trex 550. Once you set foot in this hobby itís an addiction that never gets old with the rapidly changing technology. Not only will you advance in knowledge in the hobby but the people you meet along the way and the friendships you make are Priceless.

Introduction

After hearing about nothing but good things about RC Aerodyne and their line of Chaos helicopters from listening to podcasts at www.RChelination.com I was instantly very intrigued to not only get a Chaos 450 Pro to build and fly,...Continue Reading