Details of the helicopters I have owned over the years, with pictures and some video's.
Century Airwolf Bailey's first helicopter
Eflight Blade MCXBailey's second helicopter
Walkera 4#3Ebay Bargain
Walkera 4G3Another Ebay Bargain
Esky Honey BeeMy First helicopter.
I spent hours at home just trying to get this heli to hover, eventually I managed it, what a feeling!. I flew it outside a few times on very calm days, but with it only being a very light 4 channel heli, used to end up coming home with bits broken
I finally sold it and built the Belt CP.
I won this helicopter in the raffle at the RCHA World Record attempt at Eagle RC Heli Club in September 2010. Finally got around to building it and getting the electronics sorted out, went down the cheap route and got it flying for less than £30, Bargain!!
Always fancied one!.
Bought from one of the club members. Had loads of fun with it until I finally had to sell it to help fund the MD500D scale project .
Esky Belt CP
My first 6 channel helicopter.
I built this from loads of spares over a few months and had every CNC an carbon upgrade fitted. It was much easier to hover and fly around than the 4 channel Honey Bee and gave me loads of confidence. The only problem was that when it did crash, I found that the CNC head was very fragile.
Century GL450SE My second 6 channel helicopter.
Century Kestral SEMy first nitro helicopter.
It looked so good in the shop with it's metal carry case, carbon frame and metal swash, I bought it. It even came with all the gear to get her flying. Once I had this heli flying I found out that the engine was very unpredictable (I think it was a car engine rather than a heli engine) and the gyro was very poor. I tried to fly it for a couple of months before getting rid and buying the Century Raven.
Century Raven 30My first proper nitro helicopter
MD530E Raptor 50 Titan mechanics
My first scale helicopter.
I have now sold this fuselage, but kept the heli.
Fun-key Bell 222 Raptor 50 Titan SE mechanics
My first new helicopter scale kit.
The Raptor 50 Titan SE was bought specifically for the Fun-Key Bell 222 fuselage, with fully working retracts and lights.
I spent a few months flying it to make sure everything was fine before fitting it into the fuselage.
I didn't like the way the retracts worked (they were too fast) so I bought a retract slower to make it look more realistic.
It now flies lovely and looks great in the sky.
(Fuselage now sold)
Fun-key MD500D Trex 600ESP mechanics My third scale heli. Bought as a unpainted kit, I have spent many hours getting it right, (see build page). Now converted to electric, which caused quite a lot of problems as the fuselage was designed for a nitro helicopter, not an electric helicopter. Now flying ok and I am awaiting the 5 blade scale head to come back into stock so I can get one ordered.
Raptor 60 My first big helicopter This was bought from one of the guy's from my club who had had enough with it trying to get it to fly properly. I stripped it all down and rebuilt it, only to find out that who ever built it had left of a few washers from the head, causing the blades to be slightly loose. Once it was rebuilt and set-up again it flew great. I sold it after a few months and got enough for it to pay for the Trex 700LE kit .
Ely-Q Vision 90 Competition
I bought this as an airframe. I have now got all the electronics fitted
and have test flown it, it flies lovely.
I am planning on converting it to Flybarless very soon.
Well, got it converted to flybarless and flew great on the first flight. Second flight wasn't as good as somehow it lost the signal from the tx (while inverted ) and hit the ground.Luckilly there wasn't too much damage, even the blades survived!
Heli has now been sold
Align Trex 700LE My first big 3D helicopter kit I bought this kit with the proceeds of the sale of the raptor 60, all I needed was the engine and a throttle servo. I spent three full days carefully building it and setting it up. The day came for the first test flight, but I chickened out after seeing it spinning up in front on me in the garden, it looked huge. I finally got her airbourne at the flying filed that weekend and have never looked back . This heli is now the pride of my fleet and was treated to a better looking canopy for Xmas.
Fitted with a Trex 700 V2 canopy, spayed by Yorky's Kustom Paint
I also used it to brake the current record in July 2011, then again in August 2012. .
I have now converted the Trex 700 to flybarless using the BeastX system.
My latest update to the 700 is to convert it to an 800 using the Align stretch kit. I have also reduce the head speed dramatically to stop it burning the clutch and now has NHP 800 blades.
Super Ava 1000
Custom built helicopter by Full Pitch RC Helicopters
After meeting Haydn (owner of Full Pitch) at the 2012 RCHA World Record attempt at Eagle RC heli Club I made it my ambition to own my own.
In early 2013 I contacted him about buying the Wolf 800, as I thought the Super Ava 1000 would be well out of my reach!, but after a long chat, I decided to go straight for the big one .
Fitted with a modified Trex 700 V2 canopy, spayed by Yorky's Kustom Paint
I was lucky enough to have Bert Kammerer fly my heli at Weston Park Air Helifest after Haydn's demo model had a few issues and I was asked to step in and save the day.
Bert kammerer flying MY SuperAva 1000 at the Weston Park Air Helifest 2013