Phantom Vision Quadcopter @
Price TBA + S&H from
DJI Innovations; email:
Rifle 1M Sport
Electric ARF @
$159.99 + S&H
3002 N. Apollo
Dr., Suite 1,
Tel.: (800) 637-7660; website:
DJI Innovations announces the launch
of the Phantom Vision, a professional-grade, consumer-focused quadcopter
with an integrated high-definition (HD)
Based upon the popular Phantom
platform, it offers multirotor flight-control technology and an intelligent
GPS-based autopilot system. The
Vision’s camera comes with a tilt
function, takes 14-megapixel still images,
1080p HD video, and has a variable field
of view. The Vision features vibration
isolation and is ready to fly right out of
the box with no programming necessary.
Great Planes introduces a larger,
1-meter version of the 31-inch wingspan
Rifle with improved handling, better
visibility, and even faster speeds. It
features lightweight, durable fiberglass
and foam-composite construction.
its lightweight, compact design employs a rail mount system. Known for high quality and power,
RCGF engines come with a propeller
adapter, muffler, two beams, spark plug,
electronic CDI ignition, a two-year
manufacturer’s warranty, and a 30-day
BP Hobbies return warranty. Regular
87-90 octane gasoline or Coleman fuel
with octane boost mixed with two-cycle
oil is required. Use ashless non-synthetic
oil for break-in.
BP Hobbies is the exclusive RCGF
distributor for the US and Canada.
Flying Ball Indoor Helicopter @
$38.95 + S&H from Common
Sense RC, Box 3546,
Chatsworth CA 91313; Tel.:
(866) 405-8811; website:
The fully remote camera is controlled
via the DJI iOS app, which features
a downlink for low-latency video
monitoring, wireless synchronization,
social media sharing, and FPV
functionality. The remote-control unit
contains preprogrammed autopilot
parameters, allowing the pilot to switch
between different flight modes to
achieve particular flight experiences.
The original Phantom’s safety
parameters are incorporated, including
the failsafe feature that brings the
quadcopter back to its takeoff point and
lands itself if the signal is lost from the
remote control unit for any reason.
The DJI Phantom Vision will be
available at the end of the second
quarter of 2013; the price will be
The final assembly takes little time
and effort. The wing and stabilizer bolt
into place and automatically align. All
control surfaces are factory hinged.
Factory-cut inlets and exits allow air to
pass through the battery compartment
to cool onboard electronics.
The Rifle 1M has a low parts count
that includes a machined aluminum
spinner and complete hardware. A
four- or five-channel radio with three
microservos, 28mm brushless inrunner
motor, 50-amp brushless ESC, and 2S
to 3S 2,200 mAh LiPo and compatible
charger are required.
The Rifle reaches speeds of more than
130 mph using the recommended speed
power setup. The sport setup delivers
speeds in the 90-100 mph range.
RCGF 26cc Beam Mount Version
Gasoline Engine $189.95 + S&H
from BP Hobbies, 115 Stryker
Ln., Bldg. 4, Unit 10, Hillsborough
NJ 08844; Tel.: (908) 431-5603;
The Common Sense RC Flying Ball
coaxial indoor helicopter is durable, safe,
and awesome to fly!
A flexible, shock-absorbing cage
protects your eyes and surroundings
from the spinning rotor blades and keeps
the blades from hitting a wall or the
ground, making the aircraft extremely
durable. The internal flight battery
charges via most standard USB ports
using the included USB charger cable
or directly through the transmitter.
Directional navigation and night flying
are made easier with a bright LED.
BP Hobbies announces the arrival
of the RCGF 26cc Beam Mount
Version gasoline engine. Producing 2. 95
horsepower, this engine can turn an 18
x 8 propeller at 7,000 rpm. Weighing
32 ounces with the ignition and muffler,
The Flying Ball helicopter is ready to
go right out of the box. Simply add six
AA batteries to the infrared transmitter
and charge the battery. Three frequencies
are supported, so as many as three helis
can be flown in the same area.
AUGUST 2013 www.ModelAviation.com