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    Blackout - A Gas-Powered Fairy Tale!How it all began

    We were advised to read the story of Blackout, how the company was born, how all began. Because the history of the Greek company is not a simple, "okay, let's do something" monologue, it is very interesting and motivating at the same time.

    rchelicopter.hu
    04 December 2019
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    Review: XLPower Protos 380By an absolutely independent user - Gábor Szalontay

    Gábor just sent his review about the Protos 380. He is an independent pilot, he has no interest in selling or promoting this model. Different view, honest opinion, more views bigger aspect. This is is a much shorter brief than our well detailed review, but summarises his opinion.

    rchelicopter.hu
    24 November 2019
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    RC helicopter for ChristmasDos and don'ts

    This article is for ordinary people rather than future or actual RC heli flyers. This is for those, who are not so lucky, and need to surprise their beloved ones who actually love helicopters. Yes, this article is for people who have no idea, how, what and where to buy or what should be skipped.

    rchelicopter.hu
    22 November 2019
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    How to set up the Futaba CGY760RShowcase on a T18SZ transmitter

    Hamish Scott has created a very detailed and nice video mini series about the setting up a CGY760R flybarless system with a Futaba T18SZ transmitter. The mini series is 2 episodes long.

    rchelicopter.hu
    16 November 2019
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    Meet Scott MayoThe teenager F3C pilot in the United Kingdom

    Scott Mayo is one of the known pilots of the British community. He attends almost all major events in the UK, and represents the country in other countries as well. Scott will be 18 in January.

    rchelicopter.hu
    14 November 2019
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    XLPower Protos 380 fixTail wagging fixed

    It's heard from more XLPower Protos 380 owners, there is an unresolved tail wagging problem, no matter what's changed. A slow and big tail wagging was occurred on few of the Protos 380s. But we found the cause and the solution as well. And it costs nothing, takes 5 minutes to fix it.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    05 November 2019
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    Interview: Christian RoseThe person behind the pilot

    This was the first time, when we created an interview with someone to introduce him, to know more about the person behind the pilot. Christian is our "guinea pig" as we are doing this first time. Feedbacks are welcome. If you like it, we promise, we will have more.

    rchelicopter.hu
    23 October 2019
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    Full scale: Mil Mi-26 HaloThe biggest one

    Actually not the biggest ever, but the biggest still operating and was in serial production. It cannot be believed how massive it is until you have seen it in real life. We have. Astonishing.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    14 October 2019
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    Motor heat: does it matter?Why temperature is important at an electric motor?

    Is it a new trend now? Is it really important? Why do many pilots measure the temperature of the electric motors? One question and all the answers to know.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    26 September 2019
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    The hobby of rich people: indeed?Emotions by loving helicopters

    I keep listening time by time: this hobby is for rich people. Well, we know how many of us aren't rich at all. There are many-many pilots with cheaper, older stuff, older models. Many of us can have one or two helicopters only - not even the best ones. And there are few others with 8-10-12 helicopters, most of them latest versions, but this is is not so typical. Which hobby is cheap? If you do it well, none of them.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    25 June 2019
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    Scorpion BEC goes into protection mode with no reasonThe issue and the fix for Tribunus 80/120

    Apparently this title is not quite true, because there's a reason - even if it is not so obvious. Scorpion have investigated what can cause this "failure" of Tribunus ESCs at the BEC, and the problem found.

    rchelicopter.hu
    10 May 2019
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    RC Helicopter Simulator: AccuRC 2First impressions and experiences

    Team AccuRC contacted us, and asked us to try their simulator. We took the opportunity, and after receiving the license provided, AccuRC is now installed, we are using it on daily basis and testing on two different computers. There is still a lot to discover, but we have got the first impressions, it is time to share. And it is now promised, this is not going to be the only content about AccuRC, it deserves more.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    02 April 2019
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    Story about an XLPower 4020 motorExpert level of RC heli modelling: motor rewinding

    I bought an XLPower 4020 motor to test it in my Logo 480 xxtreme instead of the existing Scorpion 4015-1070KV. Because there isn't too much room under the canopy of the 480, I decided to cut the wires back a little bit, then I noticed that the 2 × 12 0.42mm wires are soldered and cleaned up as much as it's required originally. After shortening the wires I could not put new connectors on so decided to rewind the motor.

    Szakács, Zoltán
    28 March 2019
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    Nitro vs ElectricWhich one to choose?

    This is an endless argument: nitro or electric. Both have got their fanatics, but - as always in this hobby - there is no exact answer. Bad news, you will have no exact answer at the end of this page either. But we try to help you to make your own decision.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    25 March 2019
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    Cyclone 695 and 715 Rotorblade test

    When it comes to blades I'm always up for trying out new and old brands, as blades play such a big part in your models performance. I feel it's something that's often over looked by many pilots.

    Ivan Adams
    22 March 2019
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    Align RCE-BL100A vs Kontronik JIVE 100 LVCase study: which one to choose?

    This question popped up recently. An Align T-Rex 550X is given and choosing between these two ESCs is the task. Which one is the ideal choice? Interesting question, but what's the answer?

    rchelicopter.hu
    21 February 2019
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    Futaba T8FG: how to kill it irrepairablyI could manage it

    I'm an old Futaba user, and I have never tought, I will blame myself because of it once. It happened to me, I've lost a transmitter from a day to another one due to a silly error.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    13 February 2019
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    How to set up your simulatorPhoenix RC with Futaba transmitter

    You decided to start the hobby, you want to learn. You were told to pracice in simulator first. Weren't you? Then I tell you now: practice in simulator first. I'll show you how I set everything up for practicing in Phoenix RC with a Futaba transmitter. But don't worry if you have different transmitter with different simulator, the principal is the same, just the ways to achieve can be different.

    rchelicopter.hu
    04 August 2018
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    What to be aware in the heatwaveHow to protect your RC heli stuff

    We are suffering in this heatwave for weeks now. No rain at all, London and England becomes a desert, golf courses resemble to savanna. Some awarenesses can be obvious, but some of them perhaps not well known.

    Szabó, Péter - pgpetike
    03 August 2018
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    Helicopter sizesWhat the numbers mean

    As nothing with RC helicopters is easy, this is also not so simple and it has got a history. Traditionally the measuring in modelling is expressed somehow. The easiest way is the scaling from the reality. This problem is really simple with static models, like 1:35, 1:72, etc... It expresses that 1 unit is 35 or 72 times bigger in real life. When this is not so accurate - it can happen - something else can express the dimensions.

    rchelicopter.hu
    03 August 2018