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Walkera Dragonfly V450D03 6CH Flybarless CCPM RC Helicopter RTF 2.4GHz w/ Devo 7 TX

DESCRIPTION

The Lite Version of the Flagship V450D01 Helicopter – the Walkera V450D03 Flybarless Helicopter. The Walkera factory did produce 450 class helicopters, they uses high end material like carbon fiber and CNC aluminum, packed with high tech 6-Axis gyro and digital metal gear servos. They revised it a few times, updated some electronics and V450D01 became the flagship model in their product line. However the materials needs some cost. So to make a more remarkable sales, the factory tried to make a 450 class heli with lower cost, that’s the V450D03. But don’t worry, this big helicopter is not a “downgraded” one, it keeps the great electronics like the brushless motor, the digital metal gear servo, and the 6-axis gyro. Just changed some materials, for example using carbon fiber reinforced plastics, this already cuts much of the cost. So you’ll find the price and the performance both good, it’s super worthy. Not only producing high cost quality helicopters, but also suits the market needs.                                                                                                                                                                                             The helicopter is light, it’s light weight makes it more direct control and more agility. Also a point to notice is the precision on the rotor head and tail assembly, they have ZERO gaps, nothing is loosen. Flying the V450D03 is easy, because it has a responsive chassis and very direct control, thanks to the use of Plastic, this is what makes the V450D03 so special. You may say Plastic Heli is cheaper than Carbon Fiber + Metal Heli, well, not exactly, because now-a-days plastic industry has improved a lot, they mix composite material into the plastic, sometimes they are stronger and lighter. Besides, it’s no cheap, because Plastic Parts need molding, this molding process cost a lot more than you think, Walkera has taken a bold move. Plastic gives the chassis elasticity, you can actually feel this when you are flying, it feels smoother over that Carbon Fiber and Aluminum helis, that’s what makes the V450D03 so cool.                                              Different from the V450D01, almost all material used is different. For the V450D01 it is Carbon Fiber + Metal, and for the V450D03, it’s almost all plastics. And they have different design in structure, keeps all the best electronics but with better arrangement on them.                                                                                                                                                                                                 No matter you are a Beginners or Expert, you will love the V450D03. It has the Stability, thanks to 6-Axis Gyro, it has the Agility and Handling, thanks to the well made Plastic parts, the brushless power system and digital metal gear servos. So if you are a beginner with experience on Co-Axial and Single Rotor Helis, this is your best choice for outdoor heli (Remember to put training kit on the landing skids to start practicing).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Same as other newer Walkera Models, the Super CP is capable of online update, with the updater UP02 and UP02A adaptor (Purchase Seperately).
                                     

Comes with the Devo 7 Transmitter. Check the features of this NEW Transmitter:

  • Quad-bearing design. Improved quad-bearing design of the Radio sticks makes the control silky and smoothly.
  • Adopted core technology of DEVO 12, versatile function ,high cost performance .
  • 2 Model Type: Helicopter and Airplane. Improved programming with more mixes and better interface Program MIX ,MIX to Throttle.
  • 7-point throttle curve makes the control exquisitely.
  • Fifteen-model memory.
  • Online update function:Enjoying update the latest program and copy model data freely and easily.                                                                                                       

    SPECIFICATION

    V450D03

    • Main Rotor Dia.: 712mm
    • Tail Rotor Dia.: 150mm
    • Overall Length: 676mm
    • Weight: 816g(Battery included)
    • Transmitter: DEVO 7(standard), DEVO-6/7E/8S/10/12S(Optional)
    • Receiver: RX-2703H-D
    • Battery: 11.1V 2600mAh Li-Po

    Transmitter Devo 7

    • Encoder: ARM micro computer system
    • Frequency: 2.4Ghz (DSSS)
    • Output power:-5dBm~20dBm
    • Battery: 1.2V x 8 NiCard or1.5V x 8 AA dry batteries
    • Current Drain: ≤170mA

    ITEM INCLUDED

 

AH-64 APACHE RC Helicopter

AH-64 APACHE

An Advanced Multi-role Helicopter

The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces. Boeing has delivered more than 2,200 Apaches to customers around the world since the aircraft entered production. The U.S. Army Apache fleet has accumulated (as of July 2016) more than 4.2 million flight hours since the first AH-64A was delivered to the U.S. Army in January 1984.                                                                                                                ah-64-apache-longbow_009-ts600

Boeing

US Army
30 mm M230 Chain Gun; Hydra 70 mm and CRV7 70 mm air-to-ground rockets; AGM-114 Hellfire; AIM-92 Stinger
2 × T700-GE-701C turboshafts
227 mph
300 miles                                                                                                                                                                                ah-64-apache-longbow_008-ts600Conducts rear, close, and shaping missions including deep precision strike. Conducts distributed operations, precision strikes against relocatable targets, and provides armed reconnaissance when required in day, night, obscured battlefield and adverse weather conditions.

The AH-64 Apache is the Army’s heavy division/corps attack helicopter. The AH-64D Longbow remanufacture effort incorporates a millimeter wave fire control radar, radar frequency interferometer, fire-and-forget radar-guided HELLFIRE missile and cockpit management and digitization enhancements. The combination of the FCR, RFI, and the advanced navigation and avionics suite of the aircraft provide increased situational awareness, lethality and survivability.                                                       ah-64-apache-longbow_007-ts600

The AH-64 Apache has a four-blade main rotor and a four-blade tail rotor. The crew sits in tandem, with the pilot sitting behind and above the copilot/gunner. Both crew members are capable of flying the aircraft and performing methods of weapon engagements independently.

The crew compartment has shielding between the cockpits, such that at least one crew member can survive hits. The compartment and the rotor blades are designed to sustain a hit from 23-millimeter (0.91 in) rounds. The airframe includes some 2,500 pounds (1,100 kg) of protection and has a self-sealing fuel system to protect against ballistic projectiles.[45] The aircraft was designed to meet the crashworthiness requirements of MIL-STD-1290,[46] which specifies minimum requirement for crash impact energy attenuation to minimize crew injuries and fatalities. This was achieved through incorporation of increased structural strength, crashworthy landing gear, seats and fuel system. Up to six AH-64 Apaches can be safely fitted inside the cargo hold of a USAF Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.                              ah-64-apache-longbow_005-ts600

One of the most distinguishing features at the introduction of the Apache was its helmet mounted display, the Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS); among other abilities the pilot or gunner can slave the helicopter’s 30 mm automatic M230 Chain Gun to his helmet, making the gun track head movements to point at where he looks. The M230E1 can be alternatively fixed to a locked forward firing position, or controlled via the Target Acquisition and Designation System (TADS). The AH-64’s standard of performance for aerial gunnery is to achieve at least 1 hit for every 30 shots fired at a wheeled vehicle at a range of 800–1,200 m (870–1,300 yd).

The AH-64 is designed to endure front-line environments and to operate during the day or night and in adverse weather via its avionics and onboard sensor suites. These systems include the Target Acquisition and Designation System, Pilot Night Vision System (TADS/PNVS), passive infrared countermeasures, GPS, and the IHADSS.                                                                                                                                                            Credits: http://www.military.com/equipment/ah-64-apache-longbow                                        

Blade Micro AH-64 Apache RTF

Fly a Scale Attack Heli with Confidence-   The Fly Boys at Motion RC love anything scale and we are pleased to offer to our customers this uber-cool scale AH-64 Apache micro helicopter from Blade. Whenever the United States military is called upon to settle a skirmish or major conflict, the Boeing AH-64 Apache™ attack helicopter is sure to lead the fight. That’s because few VTOL capable aircraft are as well equipped, heavily armed or self-reliant. Some RC models of the Apache are large, expensive, require significant talent to assemble and even more skill to fly. The Blade Micro AH-64 Apache captures the pride of the U.S. Army and is officially licensed by the Boeing Aircraft Company. Standout details like a functional four-blade head, collective pitch mechanics and brushless power make it enticing to the experts, while innovative SAFE technology gives you the push-button ability to prevent a crash.                                                                                                                    copter1                                                                                       Put yourself in the action with the Blade Micro AH-64 Apache™ scale helicopter. Engineered around the abilities of innovative AS3X flybarless technology, its rock-solid flight performance makes flying this highly-detailed heli as comfortable as possible. Although the machine looks like a heavy hitter, it’s crisply detailed molded body is lightweight. Rotary ultra micro servos are uniquely mounted for an efficient link that also allows the four-blade head to mount as low as possible for a brilliant scale affect. Brushless power is used at the main gear to offer gutsy cyclic and collective performance while a fast-response motor on the four-blade tail rotor keeps your headings locked in. Whether you’re new to scale heli flight or seasoned heli expert, this is one heli hero you won’t want to keep tied down.                                                                                                                         copter2 

Fly with Confidence

The Blade® Micro AH-64 Apache™ features exclusive SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology, a revolutionary electronic flight envelope protection system that gives you the protection of Panic Recovery mode which returns the heli to level flight so you can prevent a crash at the push of a button.                                                                                                                                                                                   copter3

Impressive Scale Detail

The molded ABS body features a scale outline and rich detail striking enough to be officially licensed by Boeing Aircraft Company. Beyond static appearance, the four-blade head and tail add a functional level of authenticity you’ll appreciate while flying.                                                                                                               copter4

Brushless Power

Both the main rotor and tail rotors feature brushless outrunner motors for the power to fly outdoors and fly through scale manuevers. The main rotor is geared specifically for scale four-blade head performance. The tail rotor is a high-speed, direct-drive outrunner with a tail rotor that has a realistic four-blade appearance.                                                                                                                                                      copter5

Collective Pitch Mechanics

Whether you’re flying at a large indoor area or outside patrolling your backyard, the collective pitch mechanics give a true to scale flying experience that’s both stable in forward flight and while hovering.      copter6

Functional 4-Blade Realism

The four-blade main rotor head mechanics fully articulate to provide collective-pitch control that makes scale flight incredibly realistic. Even the direct drive tail motor simulates the four-blade system of the fullsize Boeing aircraft.                                                                                                                                                      copter7

Li-Po Power

The easy to remove canopy makes installation of the included E-flite® 400mAh 7.4V 2S Li-Po flight battery simple. Both the RTF and BNF versions include a balance Li-Po charger.                                              copter9

DXe Transmitter (RTF only)

The all-new Spektrum™ DXe transmitter delivers the 6-channel control you need with the industry-leading precision of DSMX 2.4GHz technology.                                                                                                          copter10 copter11

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Paleo XK K123 6CH Brushless AS350 Scale RC Helicopter RTF

Brand: XK
Height: 77mm
Length: 238mm
Rotor diameter: 244mm
Flying weirht: 79.5g
Flying time: About 5min
Charging time: 30-60min
Control Distance: 150m
Battery: 3.7V 500mAh 25C li-po
Package size: 52.5*24.8*10.3cm
Remote distance: About 150 meters
Motor: 1106 11000KV brushless main motor
8502 coreless tail motor                                                                                                                                               copter46

Features:

1) According to AS350 (the little squirrel) prototype ratio, high simulation, fine appearance design.
The details of the products, unique in the market three rotor blades flybarless design.
2) Quote aerodynamic blade provides strong power and body self stability.
3) 1106 rotor brushless motor power is stronger, the 3.7V 500mah 25C high rate battery
4) 3D and 6G (also compatible with electronic 3 gyroscopes and 6 axis gyroscope) mode one remote controller can be switched freely
5) 3D mode using 3 axis gyro, sensitive reaction. To do the stunt flying, can easily make rolling inverted pendulum movement
6) 6G mode using 6 axis gyro, flight stability, especially suitable for beginners to flight.
7) 6 channel remote control, a 3D special IDLE switch throttle hold TH.HOLD switch large screen liquid crystal display, low voltage alarm function.
Especially with aircraft hovering point setting, enter the setting mode to set the hover plane according to their needs.
8) With a dedicated USB charger, can also charge 2 batteries.
9) Communication protocol compatible with FUTABA S-FHSS
10) Flying weight 79.5g

Package included:

 

1 x K123 rc helicopter
1 x Transmitter
3 x  Main blade
1 x Tail blad
1 x Main gear
1 x USB charger
2 x Li-po batteries
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Hex wrench                                                                                                                                                              copter48 copter47

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Large Scale Helicopters In Action

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Published on Jun 21, 2015

Awesome scale flying from this pilot of his monster Vario 1/4 scale EC 135 Heli and nearly ended in disaster when on the final approach it clipped the ring used by foamy pilots to fly through in a different flying slot!
2.4 metres long approx
2.3 metre rotor span
Weight about 24 to 26 Kg

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copter41Published on Jun 19, 2016

Model: EC-135 ADAC Notarzt Christoph 33
Engine: Jakadofsky Pro Turbine
Take-off weight: 49Kg
Rotor diameter: 3,50m
Pilot: Michael
Flight Style: Scale
Meeting: Modellflugtreffen in Damelang Germany June 2016

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Published on Jun 18, 2016

Model: CH-113 Boeing Vertol Labrador Tandem Helicopter
Rotor diameter: 2x 2,20m
Lenght: 2,25m
Take-off weight: 22,6Kg
Motor: Kontronik Pyro 850-40L
ESC: Kontronik Kosmik 200HV
Taumelscheibenservos: 4 x Futaba BLS175SV
Tandemmischer: bavarianDEMON 3SX
Beleuchtung: Emcotec Aurora LCU V2
Empfänger: Fuataba R6014FS
Puffer-Schaltung: Optipower Ultra Guard
Rotorblätter: Eigenbau
Hauptrotorkopf: 2x SAB HPS3
Akkus: 2x 6s 8000mAh
Scale: 1:6
Pilot: Bernd Fischer / http://www.helifischers.de/
Flight Style: Scale
Meeting: 15. Pöting Turbine Meeting in Kreuztal Littfeld Germany June 2016

Flying Toy and Hobby RC Helicopters

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In the RC hobby, flying RC helicopters is often considered the hardest RC skill to master. This might make the marketing claims for easy-to-fly toy RC helicopters hard to understand. The difference is in the helicopter design, the controls, and the range of movement that the helicopter is capable of performing.

Hobby-grade RC helicopters are designed to look and operate very much like full-size helicopters.

Toy-grade helicopters are configured and operate a little differently. They are designed for more stable flight so that children can more easily use the transmitter and control the flight. These changes mean that the helicopter is not capable of the same speed or maneuvers as hobby-grade helicopters.Both can still be fun to fly.                                                  

Controlling RC Helicopters

What you can do with an RC helicopter (such as going up and down) are actions initiated by radio signals from the transmitter. The number of channels on a transmitter tells you the number of actions that you can control on the RC.

These actions usually involve things like changing the pitch (tilt) of the rotor blades or making the blades spin faster. A hobby-grade RC helicopter normally requires at least four or five channels for normal flight that closely mimics the controls and flight of full-size helicopters.Toy-grade helicopters may have only 2 or 3 channels and much more limited actions.

Flying Toy RC Helicopters

The typical toy heli is a 2- or 3-channel model that can fly up and down, maybe forward and sometimes backward, and go left and right. It may run at a constant speed. It can hover in place but it’s probably not going to be able to do high speed chases, loops and rolls, or inverted flight.

In order to provide more stable flight, the tail may not have the familiar tail rotor and blades of real helicopters that are set perpendicular to the main rotor.                                        

Instead they often have fixed pitch, counter-rotating dual main rotors (ringed for safety). These rotors eliminate the need for the operator to use tail rotor controls to counteract a natural phenomenum of helicopter flight that makes the body of the helicopter want to spin around and around.

Because the main rotors are fixed pitch (blades don’t tilt independently), there are no cyclic controls — tilting of the main rotor — for climbing and diving or doing banking turns. Instead, the dual main rotors provide level turning. Some models have a small rotor on the tail (parallel to the main rotors) or vertical rotors in other locations that control forward flight and provides further stability.

These design changes sacrifice some of the maneuverability found in hobby-grade helicopters but it also means that the pilot needs to perform fewer actions to keep the helicopter in flight. Simpler controls, slower speed, and less aerobatics ability makes these toy helicopters easier to fly and provide children and novice pilots with more entertainment value. It doesn’t mean that you can master RC helicopter flight right out of the package though. Even with the toy helis it takes patience and practice to hover, fly around the room, and land upright.

For a step up from toy helicopters but with the stability features that make for easier flight, consider a hobby-grade Blade CX. It provides easier hovering and control but has the advanced features of hobby helicopters.

Flying Hobby RC Helicopters

With hobby-grade RC helicopters there are many more actions that the pilot can do and needs to perform to keep the helicopter aloft. Variable pitch rotors and other design features allow the helicopters to do more diving, climbing, rolls, and loops in addition to going up and down and hovering. These actions along with adjustable speed make hobby helicopters extremely challenging to fly but also more exciting.

Transmitters for hobby RC helicopters may come with many channels to control basic helicopter functions, provide more precise control of mixed actions, and change settings on the helicopter from a distance; but, for basic flight four or five channels is normal.         cameracopter

All four or five channels are activated with just the two sticks on the transmitter. The movements typically controlled by a 5-channel transmitter are:

 

Quadcopter: 3 Things you Need to Know

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Helicopters, Drones, Airplanes, Quadcopters? What does it all mean? This week we’re clearing the confusion on the very popular quadcopter. This has got to be one of the newest, trendiest, and most popular kinds of drone for sale. If you’re interested, we’ll bring you three things you must know about quadcopters.

First things first, what the heck is a quadcopter?

No need for confusion here, a quadcopter is simply an “unmanned helicopter having four motors.” Most hobby sites, like ours, also use the term to refer to any RC Drone with four motors. Want the breakdown on all other types of multicopters? Heres the list:

Helicopter: 1 motor                                                                                                                                                       copter35                                       Bicopter: 2 motors        copter36 Tricopter: 3 motors copter37  Quadcopter: 4 motors drone13 Pentacopter: 5 motors drone14 Hexacopters: 6 motors drone15 Octocopter: 8 motors drone16

The multicopter phenomenon currently ends with a Drone/Helicopter with 8 motors (which is plenty).

What you need to know if you purchase a quadcopter:

Well, first off, congratulations on your new quadcopter! We sincerely hope you enjoy it. Just like becoming a new driver, you’ll need to know a few things before you fly your drone.

1. Drone Registration: It is a mandatory thing to do for all drones weighing .55 pounds and less than 55 pounds must be registered to the FAA. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you much, but you must do it before flying your drone.

2. Locate your Power Switch: Sorry if we sound like Captain Obvious here, but you’d be surprised, sometimes it is hard to find this tiny switch. Once you do find it, turn your quadcopter on to see if it had any charge. Test your controller by pressing buttons to make sure that your quadcopter and remote are in sync. If there is no signal, refer to your owners manual to sync both of your devices.

3. Charge Time:  All quadcopters are different, but knowing your quadcopter’s charge time is very important. Find out the time LIMIT. Do not exceed your charging limit because you WILL burn out your battery and have to purchase a new one.

4. Flight time: The more money you spend on your quadcopter, the longer you’ll be in the air. When a quadcopter is about to die, it will simply fall from whatever height it is at. If you know your flight time, you can estimate at what time you should bring your quadcopter down to a shorter height as to not cause damage.

5. Range of Flight: How far does your quadcopter go? Know your range of flight so you can always be in control. For all quadcopters, there is a 400 foot height restriction to prevent interference with Aircraft.

6. Short list of general rules to know:

– Avoid flying in residential or highly populated areas. Not all people are comfortable with quadcopters, and if you lose control, you could crash into someone.

– Keep your drone within eyesight at all times.

– Check your local laws to see if there are any restrictions on where you can or cannot fly your quadcopter.

How to fly your quadcopter:

Now that you know the lingo and the rules, here’s how to get your quadcopter in the air.

Before you fly, check everything off this list:

  • -Remote battery is charged
  • -Quadcopter battery is charged
  • -Micro SD card is in place if there is a camera option
  • -Make sure all pieces of your quadcopter are secure
  • -Pick a flight location with a soft landing and no crowd
  • -Make sure there is no wind or rain to cause flight problems
  • -Be sure you can maintain a direct line of sight at all times with your quadcopter

Learn the lingo of your Transmitter:If you ever need to refer back to your manual for additional instructions, there will be certain terminology to understand in order to use your controller.                         drone17

Roll: Action of pushing the right stick to the left or right. This will “roll” your quadcopter diagonally to the left or right.

Pitch: Action of pushing the right stick forwards or backwards. This will tilt the quadcopter to move forward or backwards.

Yaw: Action of pushing the left stick to the left or right. This will help you change directions while in flight.

Throttle: Action of pushing the left stick forward. This will adjust the height or altitude of your quadcopter. This is the action you will need to use to get your quadcopter off the ground.

Trim: Buttons that will help you increase or decrease the sensitivity of the roll, pitch, yaw, and throttle.

Getting off the ground: All you need is throttle. Use your left stick to put your drone in the air. Make sure you move your left stick smoothly and slowly to achieve more height. Slowly release your left stick to gently place your quadcopter back on the ground.

Once you feel comfortable with flying up and down, try out the rest of your remote functions. One by one, add throttle and yaw, throttle and roll, and throttle and pitch. Moving between all of these functions will get you more comfortable with flying your quadcopter.                                                                                   Credits: http://www.hobbytron.com/blog/   http://   

How to Start off With Flying RC Helicopters

Have you ever wanted to fly radio controlled helicopters, but never known how to start? This article contains everything you’ll need to know about flying an RC helicopter. It’s quite easy and fun once you get the hang of it. Read on to see how!                                                    

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Start off with a 3 channel helicopter. These should be easy to fly and some can be flown inside. Most of these helicopters will be pretty small so do not fly them outside in the wind or else you can end up breaking your helicopter or someone else’s stuff or hurting someone. copter20

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Don’t fly far away on your first flight and try to have a fair idea of the range.Before purchasing an RC helicopter model or toy make sure that you can use the frequency and that it won’t interfere with anything else or get interfered with. If this happens you can end up not being able to control your helicopter and it will do what it wants (which is most likely to crash without your knowledge). You can avoid this by buying a helicopter with a 2.4GHz radio, which does not suffer from interference by other sources.  copter21

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Try to avoid buying a tiny little micro helicopter as the tail motors tend to wear out quickly and the batteries don’t last long.                                                                                                      copter22                                                                                                                      

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Once you have mastered flying a 2 channel or a 3 channel you can upgrade by purchasing a 4 channel type helicopter.

    

The Most Popular and Salable RC Helicopter: V911

 Model : V911 2.4GHz 4 channel
Size: 22*8.2cm
Main Blade Length : 19.2cm
Tail Rotor Diameter: 3.6cm
Weight (without power system) : 27.8g
Power supply: Li-polymer Battery 3.7V 120mAh /15C(included)
Flight distance :80-100M
4CH copter Micro Series , 2.4 GHZ overclocking remote control
Function: 3D Omni-Directional flight, rise, fall, forward,backward, turn left, turn right,360 turn left side flying right side flying hover.
Apply to indoor and outdoor flight, over length remote control distance.
Flying stability, easy to operate.
Auto-protection for charging to avoid overcharge.
High capacity battery and strong power motor enable the helicopter to fly much longer and more powerful.
With a USB cable to make charging more convenient.
Excellent flight either indoors or outdoors.  http://

Beginners guide to RC helicopters

 An introduction to the different types of RC helicopter, showing which ones are easy to fly and which ones are harder.Uploaded on Jun 29, 2011. Credit:Duncan Mather http://