OFF THE GRID: Phantom 2 Vision + Used to Get Unique Perspective of Earthquake Damaged Buildings in Napa, California

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As the West Coast Editor for our sister magazine FlyRC, I was startled awake at 3:20 AM on August 24, 2014 by the terrifying rumble and intense shaking of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter of the quake was about 20 miles to the southeast of my home. The hardest hit areas were the cities of Vallejo and Napa, California. ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Estes Proto-X Available in Six New Colors and at a Lower Price!

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This little quad has made a huge impact in the relatively short time that it has been on the market. Its trophy shelf already contains not one but two international “Toy of the Year” awards. For those who have yet to fly one, the Proto-X is now available at a new low price of $29.99. Other new features include a ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: Become a Heli-Max Cinematographer and WIN!

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Are you an aspiring videomaker who loves to use the footage that you shoot with your aerial media quadcopter platform? Between August 15 and September 15, 2014, Heli-Max is sponsoring a contest. The first 25 submissions that meet the giveaway guidelines get a free Heli-Max T-shirt; all qualified entries will be eligible to win the grand prize: a Heli-Max 230Si ... Read More »

REVIEW: 5 Reasons Why the Graupner MC-20 Radio System is Great for Multirotors

Graupner MC-20 Radio System

Graupner radio systems are very popular throughout Europe as tray-style radio systems are more of a norm. I recently had the opportunity to use a Graupner MC-20 HoTT radio system with my multirotor and I was very impressed. There is a lot of functionality on this radio and the ergonomics made it very comfortable. Here are my 5 top reasons ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS: 50% Off Sony’s MoviEZ HD

SonyMoviEZ HD

Multi-rotor aircraft are almost synonymous with making movies. Sony is now making it easier for aspiring producers to buy a basic movie making application by dropping the price of their moviEZ HD by 50%! This application is perfect for making slideshows, highlight reels, and even corporate presentations! The simple moviEZ HD is easy to use and can have one sharing ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Blade 350 QX2 with SAFE Technology RTF and BNF

BLADE 350 QX2 RTF with SAFE

Featuring  optimized 2.0 firmware, the new 350 QX2 is an upgraded version of an already popular, premiere Blade aerial platform. Upgrades include improved GPS and compass systems, a stronger and more reliable RF link and the flight duration improving option of being able to use a larger 3000mAh battery (up to 30% longer flight time than the original 350QX). The ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Hobby King Turnigy Bolt Series 65C High Voltage Lithium Polymer Batteries (LiHV)

Turnigy Bolt Lipos

Turnigy Bolt LiPos are built to the highest standards and are capable of providing competition level performance. A new chemistry composition matrix allows them to be safely charged to 4.35 volts DC, which is higher than the typical nominal voltage of 4.20 volts DC inherent to LiPo battery packs (requires Turnigy Neutron charger). All Bolt high performance battery packs include ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Common Sense RC Lectron Pro 7.4V 950mAh 30C for the Blade 200 QX

CSRC Blade 200 LiPo

This new 7.4V 950mAh 30C lipo will provide you with nearly 20% more runtime for your Blade 200 QX. It’s plug ‘n’ play compatible with both the quad and the stock charger with no modifications necessary, so swapping out your stock lipo for this upgrade is totally painless. It’s also a great choice for the Blade CX, CX2, and CX3 ... Read More »

NEW RELEASE: Estes Proto-X SLT Ready-to-Fly Nano Quadcopter

Proto X SLT

The Proto-X SLT is the next step in the logical evolution of the world’s smallest quadcopter. With new one-button aerobatic capabilities, this Proto-X SLT can now perform flips and other amazing in-flight antics. Auto-Correcting Technology keeps it level while in the air, while the Auto-Upright system keeps it stable. A larger, dual rate equipped 2.4GHz transmitter is also included in ... Read More »