Rotorworld 129

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Reviews
Blade Trio 360 CFX – we test the three-blade crowned cousin of the popular 360 CFX that aims to provide exceptional out-of-the-box responsiveness, unmatched power and carbon fibre rigidity.
Beam Acro 480 – Matthew Gauci from Malta gets his hands on the new 4.8 Acro from South Korean manufacturer Beam RC that follows on from the success of the E6 Avantgarde, E4 SE and the E5 Archon.
SAB Goblin Urukay Carbon Ennio Graber Edition – the new Urukay was developed for F3C use whilst also allowing the capability for the pilot to also fly 3D. In the first of a two-part feature that will see an interview with Ennio Graber in issue 130 we build and put the heli to the test.

Features
Southern Scale Challenge – this event has the title of being one of the world’s biggest scale events. Based at Dalton, Alabama in North America, Tim DiPeri reports back from the weeklong event.
Crash Repair – Rodney Kee looks at the best way to check over a heli after a crash including his tips on things to look out for and when parts should be replaced during the rebuild even if they aren’t broken…
Blowing Off the Cobwebs – in part four of the series we will take a look at pirouetting loops. In order to do these successfully you must be able to do loops forwards, backwards, tail and nose in, so we will start by walking through these variations.
Team Talk – with the 2017 season upon us we take a look at last year and what to expect over the coming year in what could be a very interesting turning point for the 3D style of RC heli flight.
Nuremberg Toy Fair – it’s always great to see the new products on offer at the annual show in Germany and we found plenty of new parts and components as we trawled hall 7A in early February.

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