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Blade mCX Tandem 12Jan10

Posted by tanker in Beginner, General Heli, News, Products.
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mCX Tandem

E-flite and Horizon Hobby have a new mCX RC heli out now, the Blade mCX Tandem. It is a tandem heli very similar in look to the Chinook. It is a bit larger than the coaxial mCX and uses a larger 250 mAh battery. Horizon has a nice video overview of the mCX Tandem. There is also video of an earlier look at the mCX Tandem. Initial reviews of the little heli have been very positive and it is currently difficult to get from many retailers. Looks like this is a another must get indoor heli.

New JR X9503 Radio 12Jan10

Posted by tanker in Advanced, Beginner, General Heli, News, Products, Transmitters.
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JR X9503

Horizon Hobby just announced a new version of JR’s venerable 9-channel X9303 transmitter the X9503 (available soon). It is essentially identical to the X9303 but now has 50 model memory and a back lit screen. Horizon has a quick video discussing the X9503. It ships with the R921 Rx but no servos. The biggest disappointment is that it does not have the same 2048 resolution as the DX7 SE (and 12X). [Note: Radio Control Heli Pilot Vol 2 2009 magazine has an article that states the JR 9303 radio does have 2048 resolution when used with the AR7600 receiver. We assume then that this holds true for the X9503 but have not seen anything official in this regard.]

Horizon Hobby also has a number of other interesting videos on their various products.

[Updated: 12FEB10]