• Two years in the hobby

    Posted January 15, 2013 by Geena Tucker

    Well, it`s now January 15, 2013. Two years ago on this date, I purchased my first RC helicopter. It was a RFT Dynam E-Razor 450 (which I still have)from xheli. It was not a very good helicopter, but I managed to learn basic hovering with it. On April 22, I purchased an Align T-Rex 500 ESP, and proce...

  • Spectrum DX6i

    Posted January 9, 2013 by Willard Davis

    January 08, 2013:  I ask a question on Dec. 15th 2012 asking if I can bind the Blade Scout cx to the DX6i.  After a few long talks with Horizon Hobby I was informed that the Blade Scout cx entry level helo would not bind with the DX6i Trans.  It is tethered to the transmitter that you...

  • Daily and Turnaround Inspections

    Posted January 8, 2013 by Chad Fromme

    As most of you know I am a Chief in the US Navy. I have been in Naval Aviation now for almost 19 years and that entire time has been on different types of helicopters with my main platforms being H-60s and the MH-53E. So with all this experience and knowledge under my belt, I have taken some of that...

  • Saga of the Blade 130X

    Posted January 7, 2013 by Philip Goodwin

    I got my Blade 130X when it first came out and got my first flight in right after the battery got fully charged. The first thing I noticed was the crazy vibrations when spooling up that went away by the time I had lifted off. The heli flew well and I was very impressed right away. After about 4 flig...

  • run of bad luck

    Posted January 4, 2013 by Jason Blaylock

    ssooo ........   Yesterday crashed my 130x hard and fixed that same day ... well ... though i had it fixed.  Go to test it today and it spins out of control and hits the pillar in my backyard :(  Lost a pin from the pitch slider, ordered that off of ebay.      My 4...

  • Don't take things for granted

    Posted January 1, 2013 by Chad Fromme

    Just want to remind everybody to not take everything for granted in this hobby. Today while at the field we had some unexpected visitors come by to spectate. No big deal and me being me, I decided I would do a demo flight for them like I do anytime we have non-flying spectators. Well, for the field ...

  • Plank Flying

    Posted December 31, 2012 by Dylan Cerven

    Well, started off as just another flying day. Was on my way out to my home field (Sante Fe Dam RCM) when i recieved a message from a buddy that it was raining :(. So, i turned around and headed towards Prado in Chino. Got everything set up and was having a blast on my first flight. Half way through ...

  • Heli-Log: 12:31:2012

    Posted December 31, 2012 by Ray Feurer

    Here we are…the last day of the year! 12/31/2012   Happy New Year!!!   Once the boom assembly was built, it’s on to the body! The main section of the heli is large in comparison to my Rave or Trex 700. The servo / clutch stack makes up the main center support of the body. ...

  • Heli Flying

    Posted December 29, 2012 by Jamie Allen

    Heli flying is one of my most favarite things to do. I am by no means an expert at it. I am actually more like a novice. I was one of those flyers that was in a hurry and never tought myself to hover noise in. I am still trying to get the slow turns nose in. I love this hobby. I started when I was 1...

  • Heli-Log 12:21:2012

    Posted December 21, 2012 by Ray Feurer

    Heli-Log 12:21:2012   The end of the world is here! LoL  So here we are with only 3 more days to Christmas!! I thought I would share my build and thoughts of the Whiplash Gasser!   My first gas powered heli...   This year was spent with the thoughts of buying a new hel...