Category: Helicopter

  • Quick HiSky HCP100 LiPo Comparsion

    Quick HiSky HCP100 LiPo Comparsion

    I need more lipo and wanted to try something lighter weight to see how the HCP100S will do. The Hobby King Nano-Tech 330mAh made for the Trex 150 touts 45-90c. Let’s see how it matches up to the HiSky HCP100S stock 450mAh 25c pack. I have two of the HiSky 450mAh and three of the […]

  • HiSky HCP100S BLHeli Brushless ESC

    HiSky HCP100S BLHeli Brushless ESC

    Pivotal moment for those of us who loves the opensource BLHeli brushless firmware from Steffen. HiSky’s new HCP100S double brushless micro CP helicopter comes with BLHeli firmware already flashed onboard. Not only that, the programming pads are big and accessible. BLHeli toolstick connection points… Main ESC was flashed with BLHeli 12.1. Governor modes are disabled. […]

  • Comparision Pictures of HiSky HCP80 and Blade Nano CPX

    Comparision Pictures of HiSky HCP80 and Blade Nano CPX

    Someone on RCG wanted photos of the two 80-class CP heli, so I took these quick photos for reference. In photography, the object closest to the lense generally looks larger. Despite that position, the photo of the HCP80 (aka FBL80) still shows that it’s a slightly more compact heli overall. Both are about the same […]

  • v911 Fixed Pitch Micro Heli Night Blade

    v911 Fixed Pitch Micro Heli Night Blade

    I have always thought the night blades of the larger R/C helicopters were cool. But they aren’t available for the micro helis that I fly. Coming up with a way for getting the micro blades lit up without adding too much weight to the head took me awhile to think of. But here’s a sneak peek at […]

  • Nano CP X mTDR Canopy

    Nano CP X mTDR Canopy

    The following is a paper canopy I just folded, based on CyLLiKA’s work. Paper is a blue cardstock with a nice sheen/texture. Got it on sale from Michael’s craft store for $0.12. Each 12×12 can make at least two canopy. The core of the paper is the same as the surface. So your cut lines […]

  • Blade nano CP X porn

    Blade nano CP X porn

    Some people are still waiting on their package to arrive. What better way to past the time than to look at some heli porn? Uploading some clean shots of the new Blade Nano CP X for your viewing pleasure.

  • Night Flying Colors

    Night Flying Colors

    Each time the local flying group meets, it’s under the cover of darkness. No, we’re not spies, secret agents or drug dealers (inside joke) or anything like that. It’s just the best time to meet at the park for some flying is when the kids are down for bed and daddy duties are over. I […]

  • Magnet Wire Tips and Tricks

    Magnet Wire Tips and Tricks

    In almost all aspect of life, having the right tool makes the job much easier. When flying micro helicopters and quads, everything has to be micro sized in order to avoid adding unneeded weight that may robs the motor of it’s performance. For wires, magnet wires, also known as enamel wires, are a must have […]

  • Faux Anodized Motor

    Faux Anodized Motor

    I am pretty certain I am not the first to take a sharpie to the surface of a motor, but I’ll share this technique anyways. My wife gave me a bag of Sharpies last night and this was the first idea that came to mind. I find that the large, wedge shaped Sharpie, stroking in […]

  • Brushless mCPX Tail from 120SR Mount

    Brushless mCPX Tail from 120SR Mount

    A bad mCPX brushed tail motor prevented the test flight of a brushless mCPX. So I had to get creative with the stuff I had on hand. No store to run to at 12AM. Here’s the result. A Hobby King AP-03 brushless motor and a Blade 120SR tail boom. Worked really well too with a […]