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Spirit System FBL :: Intro and Firmware Update

This video is the first in a series. I am checking out the Spirit FBL from http://spirit-system.com. This flight controller uses the same rescue (bailout) as the much more expensive Bavarian Demon flight controllers. It has vibration analysis,…



Futaba T8J Giveaway :: It’s Official! Register to Win!

This video is the official giveaway registration video! To say thanks to all of my subscribers — those who are brand new, and those who have been with me from the start — I am giving away a Futaba T8J Transmitter and Receiver combo.

I have to give a huge thanks to Futaba and Hobbico for providing this prize. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Now…go do what the video says and comment! NOTE: You must open…



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Introducing my new 480! (Stretched 450)

Got the 480 out for a couple of batteries today. Verdict: it’s really smooth. Much more floaty than the normal 450. In fact, I think it autos better than my 500. It took more gains (tail and cyclic) than I expected. I ended up cranking up the tail quite a bit to get good hold. I put the tail gain on the left knob, and cyclic gain on the right knob. It’s temporary, and…



Tarot 450 Pro V2 : Before the Stretch

Tarot 450 Pro V2 : Before the Stretch

I bet you thought I was done with 450 videos! Not quite! It’s time to give this ol’ fella some attention. First, I go a quick review of some of the upgrades I have put on this heli…and the fact is, I plan on keeping almost everything. What’s going away? The DFC head. Everything else…is a keeper. I also give you a look at what I am getting ready to add to it as I…



CPO Quick Look : Alpha RC 450 Class Servos (A48HV & A92HV)

CPO Quick Look : Alpha RC 450 Class Servos (A48HV & A92HV)

I have been blessed with an opportunity to check out some new servos, and share them with you. These are brand new from Alpha RC. More to come on these as I install them in my 450, but here is what Tarot-RC-Heli.com says about them:

The All New Alpha RC High Performance Servos are all precision CNC titanium metal gear with dual ball bearings! High end Japanese coreless motors. Alpha RC worked with one of the…



Tarot 450 Pro V2 : Back in the Saddle Again

Tarot 450 Pro V2 : Back in the Saddle Again

Yep… so it’s been a loooooong time since I have flown my 450. It was shelved when I got the 500, and even though I don’t have many flights on that….it still collected dust as I focused on planes and multirotors for a bit. Then I picked up the 550…and well…the 450 was getting buried at the bottom of the pile o’ stuff!

As it turns out, my 500 needs servos, and I am waiting for…



CPO Raptor E550FBL VS Tarot 500 VS Tarot 450

Thunder Tiger E550FBL vs Tarot 500 vs Tarot 450

I originally posted some pictures comparing the difference in size between my new Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 FBL and my Tarot 500.  I got a request to include my 450 in that photo lineup.  So…here it is!  I will admit, the 450 feels like a little toy now.  It’s been a great heli…but it really doesn’t compare anymore.  I didn’t really understand until now…



CPO 1MR Robird 05 Tail Servo Subtrim and 90ing (1Minute Remix)

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CPO 1MR Robird 04 Cyclic Servo Subtrim and 90ing (1Minute Remix)

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CPO 1MR Robird 03 Channel Direction & Travel Endpoints (1Minute Remix)

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CPO 1MR Robird 02 Getting Started and Dual Sats (1Minute Remix)

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CPO 1MR Robird 01 Unboxing (1Minute Remix)

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RC Heli Head Speed Calculation and Measurement

In this video, I tackle the topic of head speed; calculating and measuring it to be exact.

First, I wanted to understand the formula that is used to identify an estimated head speed. Online head speed

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58 : Tarot 450 : DFC Head Conversion

In this video I go through the process of converting from standard FBL head to the Tarot

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57 : Tarot 450 : One Piece Main Bearing Block

This is the one piece main bearing block with swivel servo mount. This offers several advantages, as

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56 : Tarot 450 : Carbon Fiber Tail Gear Box

This is a carbon fiber tail gear box with integrated vertical stabilizer. I really like this

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55 : Tarot 450 : Carbon Fiber Skids

In this video, I show you how to build and install the Tarot carbon fiber landing skids.

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54 : Tarot 450 : Changing Transmission Gears

This is a quick and dirty video in response to a request for demonstration on how to

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53 : Tarot 450 : Tail Transmission Upgrade

LIVE RC HELI HANGOUT: Friday, July 5 at 9:00PM Eastern!
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This video shows off the Tarot metal tail transmission upgrade. This assembly offers several advantages over the original plastic assembly, including: Top access to change gears and bearings without having to remove the frame sides, better clamping of the tail boom to prevent boom pop-offs, and more opportunities for wiring runs due to the skeletonized design. …



52 : Tarot 450 : 450MX 1700KV 6S Motor

In this video, I show you the latest motor I am using for my heli. I cover

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