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Heli-Max Novus CP

When the Novus CP came out I was pretty happy about it.  I thought finally a collective pitch that I can fly around in the living room or practice some acrobatics within the backyard with.  It is light and fairly durable. It is available only in a RTF package and is a Walkera knock off made for Heli-Max. In light winds or indoors it does perform fairly well for itself. Basic forward flight and zipping around the backyard.  It’s motor and gearing is reasonably quiet which makes it sound cool going though the air.  It is NOT super-stable and slight twitchiness with the thumbs can make this tiny bird really unstable really quick. I was told at the LHS that there was a guy who was inverting it in his living room (I figured I must really suck as a pilot and/or he has a really big living room).  I…


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Heli-Max Novus N125 CP

The Novus N125 by Heli-Max is a pretty neat little heli. Normally these small helis are really quite a handful and this one would be the same but for some pretty cool innovations for a heli of this size. I had the Novus CP before and when I saw this I initially thought that this was just a tiny bit bigger version of that heli, which I did enjoy quite a bit. The N125 uses the same head design as the CP and as you can see from the picture of mine that you can use the same blades. One of the things that I usually dislike about these small helis is that they are usually tail-driven with a tiny motor like the Novus CP or the Walkera 4G3. The motor usually you hear surging and slowing down all the time. Then in a crash the motor shaft gets bent…


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The Walkera 4#3A

This was the second Helicopter that I ever purchased except mine was the 72mhz version since the 2.4Ghz wasn’t out yet.  I was really good with the little mosquito and had tried the Falcon 40. With not a whole lot of success and thought, well I will go back to something smaller.  This looked good and stable in the videos and seemed to be ‘the thing’ that I could practice in the living room since the falcon 40 really isn’t a ‘living room  helicopter’.  The description said it was for intermediate pilots but since I had some months flying a co-axial and about a month or so on the Falcon 40 I thought ‘what the heck it looks like fun’.  I knew that there would be some learning curve here but I was really unprepared for the difficulty of flying this little guy.  I got this at a time before…


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Trex 450 V2 – The One That Made Align

About 2 years ago it seemed as though everyone had an Align Trex 450 V2.  I finally got one right before the new “Pro” came out then followed by a ‘Sport” version as well. I was a rebel you might say.  I didn’t’ want to get what everyone else had.  Well that was just plain stupid of me.  The Trex 450 isn’t ‘perfect’ but what is?  It is, however, pretty much the definition of what you might want in a 450 sized helicopter.  It does everything, and it does it well.  The build manual is excellent.  It is easy to assemble.  They give you directions on how to build the head but the head comes pre-assembled.  It is a pretty shade of anodized blue aluminum.  This heli flies well, is easy to maintain and repair and can fly from simple sport flying to 3D.  I crashed mine several times and…


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Why Review RC Helicopters?

Hi, My name is Mike and I created this site because I feel like all the magazines and most of the people reviewing RC helicopters are, well a bit removed from those of us who are beginners or intermediate pilots.  The reviews on these pages are my personal experiences with these helicopters.  I’m not being paid by anyone, like a magazine or manufacturing company but I will be putting links to the places where I bought the stuff from. I am building / operating this page just to help people avoid some of the pitfalls I fell into in my radio-controlled journey. It would be nice if you DO like my review and want to try out one of these birds for yourself that you click on my link and help pay the hosting costs. I have been flying RC helicopters for about 3 years now.  It all started when…


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Syma S107 – Cheap iPhone Controlled Micro Heli

The Syma S107 and S107G device controlled channel RC helicopter (iCopter) is one of the newest addition to Syma’s full line of micro helicopters. This model can be controlled using Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone which is a very high tech innovation in the world of micro helicopters. The iPhone iPad iTouch Controlled Syma S107 and S107G iCopter is equipped with a state of the art gyro system technology for precision control and its new fully detailed metal frame can withstand serious crashes. Ready to Fly for $40 Syma S107G Features: As with other Syma micro helicopter models, the iPhone iPad iTouch Controlled Syma S107 and S107G iCopter can be charged directly from the controller which runs on double A batteries. This model also has a fully functional trim control that gives even beginners the perfect flight. Product highlights include: Three channel control system that can be navigated using Apple…


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Helizone Combat Fighter – Desert Storming!

Helizone RC launched three of its newest and completely innovated three channel gyro helicopters including the Helizone Combat Fighter 3 Channel Gyro Missile Shooting RC Helicopter. This is definitely not your ordinary RC toy helicopter that is usually limited to basic flying directions of up and down and forward and backward. This combat fighter has a missile shooting ability and a speed acceleration system for action packed fun. These missiles shoot suprising straight (6-8 feet) and they include two card board tank cut outs for you to aim at. Buy on Amazon for $35 Best RC Helicopter Reviews – Helizone Combat Fighter Features: Users can fly up to three helicopters all at the same time with its three changeable frequencies. The selectable frequencies A, B, and or C enable users to control three combat fighters using a single controller. Inclusive of a missile firing mechanism that makes Combat Fighter very realistic. A…


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Syma S111G – Coast Guard to the Rescue!

With just a few tweaks and adjustments, this Syma RC coast guard rescue helicopter, the Heli S111G, is very easy to use. Cranking the controls a bit will make it move very quickly and it has one of the most durable frames of all Syma models. Even after crashing it into walls, furniture, or dropping it mid flight to a hard concrete floor, the Syma Heli S111G can still work perfectly fine. Buy Now for $23 Syma S111G Features: The S111G Coast Guard Rescue RC helicopter uses an integrated electric gyroscope system making it very easy to control and provides the helicopter extreme stability. This model also comes with a four in one mini infrared receiver made up of a receiver, mixer, ESC, and gyro. Compared to other models, the S111G has an adjustable trim control and a multi directional flight including move up and down, rotate clockwise / anti-clockwise,…


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Syma S108G – Great Micro Beginner

The S108G 3.5 Cobra is a completely different RC helicopter all together. The major difference of this RC copter compared to traditional remote controlled toy helicopters is that its collective vertical control is not spring loaded and it is its major difference with Syma’s previous S107G model. In addition to that, the S108G 3.5 Marine Cobra offers a robust power and high response rate. This particular aspect will make it slightly difficult for beginners to control the helicopter although it is an advantage for advanced users. Ready to Fly for $25 Syma S108G Features This Syma 2011 ultra micro helicopter model has a four in one infrared controller including receiver, mixer, ESC, and Gyro. The detailed body frame also makes the S108G appear very realistic and it has three channels for three different movement and six flight directions including rotate clockwsie / anti-clockwise, move forward / backward, move up /…


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Brookstone uControl Cloud Force – Great Intermediate Heli

Brookstone Remote Control Helicopter – uControl Cloud Force is one of the easiest to fly indoor RC helicopter with an integrated gyroscope system that enables flyers to fly higher than usual, hover easily, and bank. The integrated electric gyroscope system makes the RC helicopter very easy to control and gives the helicopter extreme stability. Get for $50 Features: The Brookstone Cloud Force uControl RC helicopter features an electric gyroscope technology that results to a more stable and smoother flight. Multi directional flight (forward, backward, left, right, hover, and bank) just like the real helicopter. Fully detailed body works making the toy helicopter appear very realistic. Multi channel control system that allows users to fly up to three helicopters all at once without experiencing interference. The Brookstone Remote Control Helicopter – uControl Cloud Force can reach and maintain up to eighty feet altitude. You can push this limit further when you introduce…