Found these old photos of the first Raptor 30 I flew circa 2003. Back when we could get 20 minutes of flight on one tank...remember those days? Yes, those are real wooden blades....an OS .30 engine, a remote glow plug attachment, a gigantic gyro and full mechanical linkages/mixing, oh and don't forget the milk carton … Continue reading My Original Thunder Tiger Raptor 30 Nitro
reported by one of my fav blogs MIC- China has a new UAV helicopter that has finished testing. Looks like something from Enstrom or even Dragon Fly. Supposed to be all original though... Here's the story
Lockheed did it. An unmanned helicopter. A K-MAX at that. Sweeeeet! Now if I could just get my models to be autonomous too... Gizmodo has the story as usual here.
The genius behind helicopters like the Kaman HH-43 Huskie died at the age of 91. Here's the story.
Sad story about a teenager driving a snowmobile accident, but the pictures of the LifeFlight of Maine's A-109 are killer! Kudos to the staff! Wonder if we can use those on http://www.jeffsheliphiles.com? 😉
Sikorsky is now letting engineers look at the soon to be built CH-53K in a virtual reality environment to make sure it's serviceable and that things fit. How cool! Story here. Never mind that this update to the CH-53 line increases payload in about the same footprint.
45th Infantry Division Museum has a nice outdoor display of helicopters. Seems they were damaged by local weather- Full Story Here.
Even though the defense budget is being cut, Boeing and Sikorsky will continue to update Sea Hawks for the navy. Full Story Here.
I'm going to try and start posting news from around the world that relates to full size helicopters and such. If you have an article that would fit in this kind of category please email me.
I love my helicopters. To make one into a luxary transport is just very cool. Seems Mercedes Benz and Eurocopter got together on this one. Even the cockpit has nice wood grain flooring. Very nice! Click pic for story.