RC Resources


DX8 8CH Transmitter with AR8000/TM1000 $430

Futaba 6EX 2.4GHZ FAAST Radio System w/R617FS Receiver (Mode 2) $170

FS TH9X 2.4GHz 9 Channel RC Helicopter/Plane Transmitter $79

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 $23




Speed Controllers


Multi-Rotor Flight Controllers

APM 2.5+ Assembled Set (Top entry) $180

Full ArduPilot Mega 1 kit $150

Multiwii and Megapirate AIO Flight Controller w/FTDI (ATmega 2560) V2.0 $49



20X RCT V2 Micro 9g Servo For Airplane Helicopter TS-9018 (10 Pairs)  $41

Gear Motors

EBay – Search for DC Gear Motor

GM9 - Gear Motor 9 - 90 Degree Shaft $6

Solarbotics Gearboxes $6 - $20

General Resources for RC Helicopters:

·         RC Helicopter Primer
(something I put together some time ago; a little out of date now but should still be very useful)

·         Electric Helicopter Beginning’s Guide


Nearby RC Modeling Clubs and Flying Fields:

·         http://sccmas.org/


RC Flight Simulators:

·         http://phoenix-sim.com/

·         http://www.realflight.com/

·         http://www.aerofly.com/
(Aerofly has a version for Mac)


Discussion Forums:

·         General

o   http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php

·         Helicopter Focused

o   http://www.helifreak.com/

o   http://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/home/


Heli-Related Build Videos:

·         http://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=60


Major RC Radio Gear Makers:

·         http://www.futaba-rc.com/

·         http://www.spektrumrc.com/

·         http://www.jrradios.com/


RC Modeling Stores:

·         Neighborhood

o   http://aeromicro.com/ (their website is horribly out of date, but the store is good)

·         On-Line, General

o   http://www.towerhobbies.com/

o   http://www.horizonhobby.com/

·         On-Line, Helicopter-Focused

o   http://www.readyheli.com/

o   http://www.heliproz.com/

o   http://ronlund.com/

o   http://helidirect.com/