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SAB Goblin 770 Sport - The Beast Is Back.

By Larry H. 2 days ago 287 Views No comments

SAB continues their forward march of heli domination with new and improved models at exceptionally low cost when compared to years ago. And despite a cooling in heli demand, SAB is unrelenting in their pace as they refine & update new and improved models that make it hard for any pilot to resist the buy button when it comes to one of their gorgeous Italian machines. And as for their latest machine, you ask? The Goblin 770 Sport Edition. Oh yes - the beast is back, and she's better than ever.

How To Choose A LiPo Battery For Your RC Needs.

By Larry H. 26 days ago 5315 Views No comments

Lithium Polymer batteries have been the ultimate game changer in RC, and if you're old enough to recall those dreaded NiMh / NiCd days of endless charge times and ultra low run times (shudder), you will count your lucky starts that we are in the age of fast charge, high power electric performance that is not only epic in power, but affordable as well. Thank you, China.

In the age of LiPo batteries, choosing a LiPo battery for your RC needs can be MASSIVELY overwhelming. Seriously. From voltage, mAh, charge ratings, discharge ratings, dimensions, brands and more, it can be a formidable challenge for an average RC enthusiast and a chasm-like expanse for someone new to the RC mix.

But don't worry - we're here to help, and we've laid out the below info to help demystify the LiPo world and make your next LiPo purchase an enjoyable one, versus a frustrating endeavor that ends in pure Luddite rage.

Our 5 Favorite Helis.

By Larry H. 29 days ago 10124 Views No comments

We love helicopters (our "HeliDirect" brand is kind of a giveaway), and when it comes to choosing our favorite machines, it gets tough - quickly. With a mature and sophisticated helicopter market, there is a large array of high quality choices available, and selection varies deep and wide when it comes to finding the next perfect machine.

Even though it was tough, we have selected 5 of our favorite machines that have been chosen from multiple brand names as a way to spread the love and share our thoughts on these wicked 3D machines. Take a peek at our selections, and don't blame us (too much, at least) if you find one of these kits in your shopping cart, because in the end, you'll love us that much more when you take flight with one of these stunning machines.

Choosing The Best RC Helicopter - For You.

By Larry H. 1 month ago 3702 Views No comments

So, you want to give RC helis a go, but don't know where to begin? Check out this beginner based blog to give you a helping hand when it comes to navigating the uncharted waters of the RC heli scene. We certainly hope it clears things up for you and gets you in the air and enjoying the utter thrill of RC heli flight!

5 Wicked FPV Frames - And Why You Want Them.

By Larry H. 2 months ago 4645 Views No comments

5 Wicked FPV Frames - And Why You Want Them.

The FPV racing & freestyle world has developed & morphed at an ungodly level, with change happening at a frightening level of speed. Nothing has been left untouched, with massive evolution's & revolutions regarding every segment of tech, allowing pilots to manipulate the laws of physics that even a GoPro will doubt when it comes to the playback footage.

The Pulse Ultra PLC400D Duo Charger - And Why I Love It.

By Larry H. 2 months ago 6773 Views No comments

The Pulse Ultra PLC400D Duo Charger - And Why I Love It.

I've owned a few nitro powered RC models back in the day, but my RC flying fun really took off (sorry about the pun - couldn't help myself) when LiPo powered models came to the fore, offering immense power, setup ease, low cost, and best off all, the lack of nitro slime that covered every square inch of my RC model. Simply put, once I went electric, I never looked back.

Mikado VControl Touch - The iPhone of RC Transmitters?

By Larry H. 2 months ago 3956 Views No comments

RC transmitters have made monumental strides over the passing years, offering all elements of computerized control and integration as the RC hobby becomes more sophisticated and complex. And in the iPhone age of RC transmitters, Mikado steps up to the plate with one of the most sophisticated and beautiful setups on the market today - the revolutionary Mikado VControl Touch.

The New Goblin 570 Sport

By Larry H. 2 months ago 10611 Views No comments

Low Cost, High Performance? Meet the All New Goblin 570 Sport.

High performance niche based helis used to come at significant costs, but SAB is making it easier than ever to step into large scale heli performance at a significant savings compared to previous models offered before.

An Interview with Bobby Watts @helipilotonline.com

By Sam Le 2 months ago 108 Views No comments

Known for his great SmackTalk videos with Bert Kammerer and designing items like the Delcon System, Bobby Watts is a household name in the RC world. Although you won’t find Bobby on the competition circuit anymore, he is more active in the hobby than ever. With his new company, Encore RC, and still working closely with Gaui and Halo Blades, I don’t know if this guy ever sleeps. I was lucky enough to hang out with Bobby at his house last December before the OHB. He is a great, down-to-earth guy whose brain is always turning with new designs and ideas. I was pleased to see his Invertix 400 fi nally come to the market. With Bobby’s great enthusiasm and drive for the hobby, I’m excited to see what’s to come this year.

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DJI Matrice 100

By Sam Le 2 months ago 115 Views No comments

DJI expands their offerings with the new Matrice 100 quadcopter. It's a fully customizable platform that is programmable and works with DJI's SDK. It will be guided by a visual sensing system for object detection and avoidance to make our drones even smarter and safer.

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