Our RC Aircraft Collection
My First RC Aircraft - Lama V3 4CH Mini Helicopter
This was my first true RC experience that did not end quite as well as i expected. I was truly eager to try out the helicopter, as i was only 11 years old. Let's just say that when it flew above the treeline the flight was doomed. Later on we found out that the throttle control was inverted, so when i wanted to go up it would go down. OOPS!
This helicopter was powered by two non-brushless motors. Even when you make a mistake in flying the helicopter, chances of crashing are quite slim because it is very stable aerodynamically.
This was a good training helicopter. It used a 7.4v 2Cell Li-Poly battery, and it was 4 channels. After a few hard "landings", I decided to retire the bird, and take out its spare parts if I ever needed them in the future.
Crashed and Retired
My Second RC Aircraft - 90821 3CH Mini Helicopter
Before you read on, i must give you at least this one piece of advice: NEVER BUY A 3 CHANNEL RC HELICOPTER!!!!! It is a COMPLETE waste of money, as it trains your rc helicopter skills in the wrong way. This copter was INCREDIBLY hard to fly, even after learning the more complicated 4 channel helicopters. Besides complaining about the copter, here are the specs:
It was powered by two non-brushless motors, and had a small motor at the back to control the elevator. THERE WERE ABSOLUTELY NO SERVOS!!!!
It used a 7.4v 2Cell Li=poly battery, and the day that it ran out of battery while it was flying outside was, in truth, its final "flight". Lets just put it this way: CRASHED AND RETIRED
My Third RC Aircraft - Cheetah 6CH 3D Helicopter
If you want an affordable, worthwhile, and durable 3D helicopter, this is the one to buy.
This beautiful machine spanned 640mm, with an all-up weight of only 560 grams. The day i bought this helicopter i was literally peeing my pants. I was sooooooooo excited, as it was my true "serious" machine.
It is powered by a STRONG 600 watt brushless motor that is controlled by a 45 amp ESC. The battery pack used was a 11.1v 2200mAh 3Cell Li-poly battery that could keep the bird up for up to 20 minutes without any degradation (is that a word?). It used 5 servos and had 6 channels. There are 2 servos for the ailerons, 2 for the elevators, and 1 for the rudder. The following is the channel setup for the helicopter:
Channel 1: Ailerons (Left Servo)
Channel 2: Elevators (Both)
Channel 3: Motor
Channel 4: Rudder
Channel 5: Gyroscope (I will explain what this does further on)
Channel 6: Ailerons (Right Servo)
Through this channel setup, the helicopter flew and still flies like a charm.
The gyroscope that i mentioned above is the work of true genius. It basically corrects pilot error, AND corrects against wind. For example, if the pilot accidentally yaws the helicopter to the left (as he has a couple of times :O ), the gyroscope will correct that msitake by yawing the helicopter back to the right.
Overall, this was the best RC helicopter investment that I ever had. Rolls and loops are easy to maneovuer, including inverted flight. One day, i also took the liberty to strap my phone onto the helicopter as an onboard camera. Unfortunately i do not have any videos that fit the correct format.
My Fourth RC Aircraft - Nemo 4CH Styrofoam Airplane
This plane was my first high-wing fixed wing trainer, which was a great joy to fly. I definitely recommend it as a first aileron trainer, as it flies at from about 5-25 mph, so you could fly it PERFECTLY in half the area of a football field. Hand launching it was a breeze, and so was taking it directly off the ground. It would roll out and take-off after about 2-3 meters, and with a head wind, less the 2 meters. It was four channels, which included ailerons, elevator, rudder, and throttle. The engine that came with the Nemo in the box did not have much power. The ailerons were so tiny and had so little deflection that they barely made and difference, so you had to use coordination with the rudder in order to make a successful turn. Because of these design flaws, it crashed many times, but encountered absolutely NO structural damage. Like a cat, it has about 9 lives, and i think i've wiped out about 8 of them. The motor was a non-brushless motor, which turned a 7x5 prop. I used a 9x5 prop which gave the handicapped engine a little more power. The radio used was a 72Mhz radio, and the channel setup is as follows:
Channel 1: Ailerons
Channel 2: Elevator
Channel 3: Engine
Channel 4: Rudder
Overall, this plane is the best trainer that anyone can imagine, as it is a CHEAP ($100) that comes RTF right out of the box. I highly recommend this plane to people who want to have a first fixed wing trainer.
DEARLY MISSED. :(
My Fifth RC Aircraft - Lama 5 4CH Mini Helicopter
My Sixth RC Aircraft - Super Sports 40 5CH Nitro RC Airplane
My Seventh RC Aircraft - Super-Sonic 746 4CH 3D Airplane
My Eighth RC Aircraft - F-16 Fighting Falcon ARF 5CH RC Jet
My Latest 3-D SK-54 !!!!
This is the new "mysterious" addition to our collection. It has not yet been spotted, but latest intelligence suggests that it is somewhere in the house and it has been sent by our American Agents.
The mystery has been resolved. This plane is courtesy of Uncle Sean for Aria's birthday. and hence it has been named "Uncle Sean"! Very creative. It was flown today and it is AWESOME!