X1-200 Touch 200-Watt DC Input,
Multi-Chemistry Touch Screen
Battery Charger $119.99 + S&H
from Hitec RCD, 12115 Paine St.,
Poway CA 92064; Tel.: (858) 748-
6948; website: www.hitecrcd.com.
Touch battery charger.
With a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen,
integrated cell balancer, and automatic
current adjustment, this 200-watt
charge/discharge station can operate on
a 12-volt automotive battery or 11- to
18-volt DC power supply.
Included with the X1-200 Touch are
a universal balancing board with paired
cable, two alligator clips, and a two-pin,
T-type charging cable. It charges NiMH,
NiCd, LiPo, LiFe, Li-Ion, and Lead Acid
batteries, with an adjustable charge-current rate of 0. 1-12.0 amps.
Colossus 19-in- 1 Charging
Adapter $24.95 + S&H from
Common Sense RC, Box 3546,
Chatsworth CA 91313; Tel.:
(866) 405-8811; website:
Common Sense RC introduces
the new Colossus 19-in- 1 Charging
Adapter—“the last charging adapter
you’ll ever have to buy!”
of the most
Tamiya and mini
J servo and transmitter charge plug,
Traxxas, EC3 (E-flite), JR transmitter
charge plug, Anderson Powerpoles, and
Spektrum TX connector.
The Colossus adapter includes new
connectors for XT60, EC5, and HXT
4mm, charge connectors for glow igniters,
bare leads, and a connector for the Blade
mCX, which also matches many other
Beast 60e Biplane $349.99 +
S&H from Horizon Hobby Inc.,
4105 Fieldstone Rd., Champaign
IL 61822; Tel.: (800) 338-4639;
The Beast 60e ARF biplane embodies
everything you’d expect from a design
created to deliver stunning aerobatics in
a modern classic!
With lightweight, laser-cut balsa and
plywood construction, the Beast 60e has
a high power-to-weight ratio and 3-D
The four-screw and four-pin field
assembly takes only minutes. The
two-piece wings plug in with a carbon
joiner tube. The magnetic nose hatch
provides ample access to the battery
and electronics. Other features include a
steerable tail wheel, a quality hardware
package, a prepainted fiberglass cowling
and wheel pants, and durable aluminum
landing gear with a painted finish.
A six-plus-channel transmitter and
radio system, four miniservos and two
standard servos, a 60-size brushless
outrunner motor, 17 x 7e propeller,
3-inch parabolic spinner, 80-amp
brushless ESC, 22.2-volt 6S 4,400-5,000
mAh 30 C LiPo battery, and a battery
charger are recommended. A pilot figure
Blade 600X Pro Series Helicopter
Kit $579.99 + S&H from
Horizon Hobby Inc., 4105
Fieldstone Rd., Champaign IL
61822; Tel.: (800) 338-4639; www.
The Blade 600X Pro Series heli kit
from Horizon Hobby uses the same
main frame and rotor head parts as
the 550 X, with the extra power of an
E-flite Heli 700, 500 Kv brushless power
system. The carbon-fiber Revolution
blades are 600mm. The tail has been
lengthened and includes Revolution
95mm carbon-fiber tail blades.
The swashplate, head block, and blade
grips are CNC-machined aluminum.
Other key features include the direct-to-swash flybarless head design,
symmetrical carbon-fiber main frames,
a triple ball-bearing-supported 10mm
solid steel main shaft, a torque tube-driven tail with aluminum tail boom and
case, and a dual-point tail pitch slider
and balanced tail grips.
The Blade 600X Pro Series helicopter
requires a six-plus channel radio
system, three cyclic servos, a tail servo, a
100-plus-amp HV brushless ESC, two
22.2-volt 6S 3,200-4,400 mAh LiPo
batteries, a flybarless control system, a
charger, and assembly tools.
Dambusters app for iPhone and
iPad $2.99 from Hyperspace;
co.uk; website: www.
thedambusters.co.uk; i Tunes App
Dambusters is a 3-D flying game app
inspired by Operation Chastise, the
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