HorizonHobby Previews the Losi Mini 8IGHT-T.
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This video features some fantastic camera work to capture an incredible mid-air collision between a World Models 80″ Mitsubishi Zero with a Fuji-Imvac 50 cc gas EI engine & a 450 size electric helicopter. Click HERE to jump right to the Tears.
Boca Bearings is having a contest, they are giving away a upgraded AR Parrot Drone 2.0. If you can take a picture and upload it to Facebook, then this contest is right up your alley. Contest ends March 11, 2014.
Here are the details directly from Boca Bearings:
“Boca Bearings is running a photo contest through our Facebook Page for a chance to win an AR Parrot Drone 2.0. We have upgraded the bearings with our Ceramic Hybrids. We also had a Wheel Antenna installed which doubles the flight range of the Parrot Drone.
Like our page and see the contest HERE
1) Take a picture of your favorite RC Car/Truck/Buggy/Truggy/Helicopter/Multi-Rotor/Boat/Motorcycle or anything else that you own.
2) Submit it into the contest.
3) Share your photo.
4) Vote and get your friends to vote once every day. “
I read an article in the Arizona Daily Courier which got me thinking. Should RC Planes be considered drones? This is a move the FAA is considering. Currently the US federal government considers Drones to be “Unmanned Aerial Systems. (UAS)” and technically that is why RC Planes may be getting some new restrictions in 2014. Continue Reading
These are some Innovative RC’s that have made it into mainstream media lately. Something a little different, but they deserve the attention.
This is an Airbus A380. It took the builder approx 5,000 hours and over eight months to complete this build. A380 is powered by four JetCat P120 jet turbines that can each deliver approx 30 pounds of thrust.
Builder is: Peter Michel, Pilot: Michael Bräuer
Lenght: 15.8 ft
Wing Span : 17.4 ft
Weight: 156.1 lbs
More details at CNET
Meanwhile, New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan was in Botswana, when he decided to mount a camera onto a radio controlled 4×4 buggy, nicknamed “Car L” and drove it up to a pride of lions. Watch the video to see what happens. By the way, “Car-L” survived his injuries and is ready for his next adventure!”
More details at metro.co.uk
And finally check this out, RC Heli blades that can spell out a message. The rotor blades are covered in a strip of LEDs that allow it to display glowing red messages to those watching it from below. The Heli comes with software that will allow you to send any message you want. This is availble at Toys.Brando.com for $39.90
Blade Helicopters has announced the Blade 180 QX and it has some great features at a pretty good price. This Ultra Micro Quad-copter, which is suitable for beginners, comes in RTF (Ready to Fly) and BNF (Bind and Fly) versions and it can be used indoors and outdoors. The Blade 180 QX also boast SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology. “SAFE technology is a revolutionary electronic flight envelope protection system. It also offers smoother flight capability that battles windy conditions for you and multiple modes so you can fly with the level of protection and assistance that suits any given moment of the flight.” In addition, this Quad-copter come equipped with a camera, which should produce some pretty cool 720p videos.
The RTF version is exactly that it has everything in the box including batteries and a micro SD card for the camera at a MSRP of $179.99. The BNF version has everything except the required 5+ channel DSM2 or DSMX compatible transmitter at a MRSP of $149.99.
If you decide to pick one up, they are available for pre-order now from Horizon Hobbies. The Blade 180 QX has a 5-10 minute flight time, so it may also be a good idea to grab a couple of extra batteries so the fun doesn’t need to stop right away.
Check out the Blade 180 QX videos below.
We also have an unboxing and action video Continue Reading