Product Announcements April 17, 2007
Draganfly Innovations has just received in-stock a whole new variety of Hi-Max motors just in time for spring. There is a brand new selection of brushless electric motors with gear drives, ducted fan capabilities, in-runners and out-runners for your electric foamy , park flyer, or other electric airplane.
HiMax brushless motors are a great choice when choosing a new motor. They come complete with many accessories for your aircraft that many other brushless motor companies do no include. They are very reasonably priced for the average hobby guy and have exceptional performance and value.
The Himax HI-ND3766 Brushless Motor – This is a more powerful brushed motor that you can upgrade to from your standard 300 or 350 gearbox. Ball bearing equipped, it comes with 6.6:1, 5.3:1 and 4.4:1 gear ratios.
Product Announcements April 11, 2007
Draganfly Innovations is proud to present our new online wholesale website. Due to increasing demand by our wholesale customers, we are happy to announce that our new wholesale website is available for use by approved dealers. It is fast, fun, and extremely user-friendly!
We are the manufacturer of items such as the unique four rotor Draganflyer Electric RC Helicopters, the Vortex and Vortex Extreme RTF RC electric airplanes, our helium filled RC Blimps, and our Anti-Gravity Throwing Disc. We are one of the largest North American distributors for Thunder Power Lithium Polymer batteries and accessories as well as remote controlled toys made by Interactive Toy Concepts, such as the Blade Runner, and the Firefly. All of these products are available for purchase in the wholesale section of our website.
Be sure to check out our great prices on all of our other items. We carry parts for all of our toys and for the RC enthusiast we have a huge variety of Hacker and Himax motors, Castle Creations, Hacker, and Thunder Power brushless speed controls, Hitec servos, Eagle Tree products, APC Props, and more. We have everything you need for the air and ground RC hobbyist!
If you are already approved for purchasing our products at wholesale pricing, you can log-in and get started. If not, and you currently have a store selling RC related products, please contact us for an application to become a wholesale customer.
Other RC Parts & Components April 5, 2007
Practically all radio controlled vehicles have rc servos onboard. Those servos need power. How are you going to provide it?
The most common is to equip a glow-powered vehicle with a 4-cell NiCD or NiMH battery pack plugged into the receiver. This works, but certainly has its weaknesses; namely weight and limited scalability. A better alternative is to use lithium batteries because of their low weight, long run times and high power output.
Electric-powered vehicles commonly use the electronic speed controller (ESC) to divert a little bit of power to the receiver and servos. This works as long as the battery voltage is not too high and the servos are not too powerful.
These two methods don’t work in all cases, but they do suggest solutions that will. One solution is to equip a battery that is dedicated to powering the radio system, and this is controlled by a voltage regulator. The other is to leech the power from the motor’s battery through a battery eliminator circuit (BEC). These dedicated devices can supply the exact voltage you desire, and can handle any situation.
Voltage regulators take in a slightly-too-high voltage (6V – 13V, though it varies) and send out a voltage that the servos are happy with.
Indeed, you are often given the choice of a few voltages in the range servos can accept (4.5V – 6.0V). More voltage makes the servos faster and stronger, so using the highest voltage your servos are rated for is a simple way to maximize their performance.
The most common battery to power a voltage regulator is a 2-cell lithium polymer, like the Thunder Power Pro Lite 2s1320 or the Thunder Power Receiver Pack 2s3400. These Li Poly batteries are used because they are extremely light and have no self-discharge.
Battery Eliminator Circuits (BECs) take power from the main battery and reduce the voltage for the r/c receiver and servos. BECs are for electric-powered vehicles, rc helicopters, rc airplanes, rc boats and some versions can handle high voltages (up to 50V). This means your R/C vehicle can operate with only one battery.
There are a few important things to look for while shopping for your next rc radio system power solution. Specifically, pay attention to specifications on input voltage, output voltage, and output current. Because these devices exist for all sizes of remote controlled vehicles, it is very easy to buy one that is too large or too small for your application. Get the size and model right, and you’ll be confident in your servos’ performance and consistency. It’s a good feeling.
An Interactive Toy Concepts Rotor Compatibility Guide
When learning to fly remote control helicopters crashes do happen. Hard landings or unfortunate encounters with a family pet or ceiling fan are all part of learning to fly indoor R/C helicopters. Luckily, spare parts are available and are very easy to replace.
There are a number of different electric radio control helicopters on the market and it is important to have the right part. Listed below are the different helicopters available from Interactive Toys with the approximate diameter (from one side to the other) of the rotor that will help you find the correct part.
Micro Mosquito Micro Indoor Helicopter
Rotor Diameter – approx 6 ¼” (Black fins) Will fit the FireFly
Buy Micro Mosquito Rotor Blades at RCTOys.com
Buy Micro Mosquito Tail Rotor Propeller at RCToys.com
BladeRunner Series BladeRunner Indoor R/C Helicopter (BladeRunner 1)
Rotor Diameter – approx 11 ½” (Black fins) Will fit the BladeRunner 2
Buy Bladerunner Rotor Blades at RCToys.com
Buy Bladerunner Tail Propellers at RCToys.com
BladeRunner Series BladeRunnerII Indoor R/C Helicopter (BladeRunner 2)
Rotor Diameter – approx 11 ½” (Black fins, new style) Will fit the BladeRunner 1
Buy Bladerunner II Rotor Blades at RCToys.com
Buy Bladerunner II Tail Rotors at RCToys.com
Bladerunner 3, Bladerunner III Discovery Channel, BladeRunner Series Extreme Mini (Rescue) BladeRunner RC Helicopter (Search & Rescue Helicopter)
Rotor Diameter – approx 8 ½” (Black fins) Unique Rotors. Not compatible with Bladerunner I, II, Spider-Man, Firefly or Micro Mosquito Rotors. Will be available in the near future from Draganfly Innovations.
Buy Bladerunner3 & Mini (Search & Rescue) Rotor Blades at RCToys.com
Where To Buy Replacement Rotor Blades:
Buy Replacement rotor sets for the Micro Mosquito and the Firefly here
Buy Replacement rotors for the Bladerunner 1, the BladeRunner 2, and the Spider-Man 3 Rescue Helicopter here
Buy Replacement rotors for the Bladerunner Black Ghost here
Buy Bladerunner 3, Bladerunner III Discovery Channel, Bladerunner Mini and Search & Rescue rotors here.
Get your Interactive Toy Concepts Bladerunner, Micro Mosquito and Firefly replacement r c helicopter rotor blades at Draganfly Innovations Inc. www.rctoys.com.
Product Announcements April 3, 2007
Great News! The awesome Thunder Power 1010C Lithium Polymer battery charger is back in stock. Pick one up today; alone or in a combo. Buy it online or by phone. We offer FREE Shipping world-wide on all Thunder Power products!
The Thunder Power 1010C Charger Features
- Charge voltage: 3.7 – 37 Volts (4.2 – 42 Volts peak) (1 to 10 cells)
- Hi-effiency digital power system
- Backlit LCD
- Individual cell over charge protection capability
- Discharge with selectable cut-off voltage
- Automatic fan control
- Balance charge capability (when used with TP-205V or TP-210V balancer)
- 10 programmable memory charge parameter settings
- Data port for communication with balancer