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NEW! Lil’ Draganflyer Plus Mini Quadrotor RTF 2.4 GHz RC Toy Electric Helicopter with Accessory Support with Bonus 600mAH Battery


The Lil’ Draganflyer Plus is the evolution of the original Lil’ Draganflyer. Now featuring remotely controlled lights and five optional remotely controlled accessories! These accessories can be interchanged and include a Camera, Missile Launcher, Water Cannon, Hook and Basket, and Bubble Blower.

The Camera accessory package can be purchased separately and records images and video to a micro SD card. Video recording is toggled by the top left controller hat button, and pictures are triggered by the bottom right controller button. A micro SD card and USB card reader are included with the optional Camera accessory package.

The Missile Launcher accessory package can be purchased separately and holds six safe plastic missiles. Individual missile firing is triggered by the top left controller hat button, and simultaneous firing of all six missiles is triggered by the bottom right controller button. Twelve missiles are included with the optional Missile Launcher accessory package. Additional sets of spare missiles can be purchased separately.

The Water Cannon accessory package can be purchased separately and fires a stream of water when pressing the accessory button on the controller. A water filling tool is included with the optional Water Cannon accessory package.

The Hook and Basket accessory package can be purchased separately and raises or lowers a hook on the end of a line. One controller button will raise the line, and the other will lower it. A basket which can be caught with the hook is included with the optional Hook & Basket accessory package.

The Bubble Blower accessory package can be purchased separately and fires a stream of bubbles when pressing the accessory button on the controller. A bottle of bubble solution and a filling tool is included with the optional Bubble Blower accessory package.

The Lil’ Draganflyer Plus mini quadrotor continues to be an ideal beginner 4-channel Ready-to-Fly 2.4GHz electric helicopter. Use it indoors or outdoors for unlimited fun. The Lil’ Draganflyer Plus has flight characteristics similar to its bigger brothers, the Draganflyer X4, X4-P, X6, and X8. With three gyros, the Lil’ Draganflyer Plus offers unsurpassed stability and incredible control. The 2.4GHz digital proportional 4-channel remote control ensures strong, glitch-free performance. Because of its small size, the Lil’ Draganflyer Plus is easy to fly indoors, but it is also powerful enough to fly outdoors even with mild winds.

Lil’ Draganflyer Plus comes 100% assembled and Ready-to-Fly right out of the box with no assembly required.

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BRAND NEW! The Lil’ Draganflyer Mini Quadrotor is a great beginner RTF Helicopter.

Lil' Draganflyer Quadrotor RC Helicopter

The Lil’ Draganflyer Mini Quadrotor is an ideal beginner 4-channel Ready-to-Fly 2.4GHz electric helicopter. Use it indoors or outdoors for unlimited fun. The Lil’ Draganflyer has flight characteristics similar to its bigger brothers, the Draganflyer X4, X4-P, X6, and X8. With three gyros, the Lil’ Draganflyer offers unsurpassed stability and incredible control. The 2.4GHz digital proportional 4-channel remote control ensures strong, glitch-free performance. Because of its small size, the Lil’ Draganflyer is easy to fly indoors, but it is also powerful enough to fly outdoors even with mild winds.

The Lil’ Draganflyer comes 100% assembled and Ready-to-Fly right out of the box with no assembly required.

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Bladerunner Series Rotors, Reduced Price, Huge Savings!

Our Bladerunner Black Ghost, Firefly, Micro Mosquito, and Search & Rescue rotors and accessories have never been priced this low! If you’re a Bladerunner helicopter owner, you don’t want to miss this! We’ve slashed the prices on all of the Bladerunner rotors and other accessories to make room for new inventory. Still don’t like the prices? Make us an offer! Take advantage of the huge savings and stock up now while supplies last.

The prices have been reduced by up to 80% off!

Check out our fantastic deals here:
All Blade Runner Rotor Sets and Replacement Parts Kits

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Thunder Power RC Wins 3rd Consecutive 1st Place XFC Championship with Team Pilot Jamie Robertson

Thunder Power RC Is a World Leader in Lipo and RC Power Technology Thunder Power RC is excited to announce that Team Pilot Jamie Robertson wins the Helicopter Class at the 2011 International Extreme Flight Championships (XFC) with the dual port TP820CD Charging System and G6 Pro Power 65C series batteries.

Thanks to the skills and talent of Team Pilot Jamie Robertson, Thunder Power RC brings home the 2011 Championship title in the Helicopter Class of the International Extreme Flight Championships. This win marks the third consecutive, back-to-back XFC win for Thunder Power RC and a second career XFC victory for Robertson. In the 2011 competition, fourteen pilots competed for the title of Champion in the Helicopter Class. With this win, Jamie now holds two XFC Championships and is one of only two pilots to win more than one XFC. Fellow TPRC pilot Nick Maxwell joined Jamie at the podium with a second place finish. In fact, three of the top four helicopter class finishes were powered by Thunder Power RC batteries and chargers with Bobby Watts finishing in 4th place overall. Thunder Power RC is proud to bring home a third consecutive XFC Heli Class win and to be power behind Jamie Robertson, Nick Maxwell and Bobby Watts XFC top place finishes.

The XFC is an invitational event with thirteen invited pilots and five spots open in each category for on-site tryouts. The three day event took place June 3-5, at the AMA National Flying Site in Muncie, Indiana. The preliminary competition took place on Friday and Saturday with four flight rounds (2 per day). These rounds consisted of one known flight including three required maneuvers and one pilot’s choice/unknown round a day. Sunday was reserved for the final round of the competition for the top seven pilots. The finals are 4 rounds of competition with two rounds of known and two rounds of unknown maneuvers. The event is scored by taking the pilot’s top score from each type of final round (known and unknown maneuvers) and adding them to their average score carried over from the preliminary flight rounds.

World-class, top talent competes head-to-head each year at the XFC. This year Jamie Robertson competed with his electric Mikado Logo 600 helicopter against the field of 13 other pilots. Jamie’s Mikado Logo 600 3D electric setup included Scorpion 560Kv motor (12 tooth pinion), a Thunder Power RC 10S 5000mAh G6 Pro Power 65C battery providing power to his mini V-bar system. Also in the winning setup included JR servos, Edge blades, Spektrum tail servo regulator and Spektrum satellite receivers. Backing up the power for Jamie’s performance was the Thunder Power RC TP820CD dual port charging system. When asked about the performance at XFC, Jamie commented:

“I was using the Thunder Power G6 Pro Power 65C batteries with a couple hundred cycles on them and the most important part of the event is consistent power and performance. Thunder Power batteries have always been able to provide the consistent power necessary for me to not have to worry about getting through all the maneuvers. Not once did I experience bog or struggle due to inconsistent LiPo performance. In fact, my G6 TPRC batteries performed the same at the beginning of the flight as they did at the end of the flight with no drop off in power.”

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Thunder Power 2011 International Extreme Flight Championships press release

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Do you need chargers, balancers, connectors and other accessories for your lithium polymer rechargeable RC batteries? We carry a huge selection available for purchase online or over the phone.
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Phone: 1-800-979-9794 / 306-955-9907
Email: info@rctoys.com
Web: www.rctoys.com

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Bladerunner Series Rotors, Receive Huge Savings!

Did you receive a Bladerunner Helicopter for Christmas and now it’s sitting in the back of your closet because of a crash? It’s time to dig it out because we have just drastically lowered the prices on ALL of the Bladerunner Series helicopter rotorsets and replacement parts kits that we carry. We stock blades for the original Bladerunner I and II, the Micro Mosquito, the Firefly, the Search and Rescue, and the Black Ghost. The prices have been reduced by up to 49% off, but no less than 20% off!!!

Remember, we also carry many other parts for your Bladerunner Series helicopter as well. We have the AC adapter, main motors, tail motors, antennas, tail blades, and more!

Check out our fantastic deals here:

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Do you need lithium polymer rechargeable RC batteries for your chargers, balancers, connectors and other accessories? We carry a huge selection available for purchase online or over the phone.
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Phone: 1-800-979-9794 / 306-955-9907
Email: info@rctoys.com
Web: www.rctoys.com

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The E-Flite MASH Electric RC Rescue Helicopter Crash Kit – What you Get, How to use it, and How it Saves You Money

RCtoys.com has been selling the MASH rescue helicopter by E-flite for a few months now, and it’s turned out to be a great little scale helicopter for indoor flight. The MASH helicopter looks great in the air and handles better than most co-axial RC helicopters out there. It’s also got a fair bit of weight, making it great for flying outdoors in low winds. The MASH helicopter is so easy to fly that it’s perfect for anyone who’s new to RC, but sometimes we make mistakes and the helicopter can require repair.

If you’ve crashed your MASH helicopter and need new rotor blades, grips, or even a new flybar then you’re grounded until new parts arrive. Enter the crash kit – a carefully chosen assortment of the most commonly needed replacement parts, all in one convenient and discounted package. If you keep one of these on hand, you won’t have to stop flying and wait for new parts in the mail again. The MASH helicopter was designed to be user-serviceable just like larger fuel and electric helis. If you’ve got a broken part, then it’s almost certain that it can be replaced without anything more complicated then a screwdriver. This guide will walk you through replacing the most common parts:

Replacing Main Rotor Blades

The main rotor blades can become cracked in a severe crash and pieces can break off. While it’s completely possible to fix small cracks and dings with some medium CA glue and accelerator, this can negatively affect blade balance and make the helicopter vibrate. It’s easier and faster to replace the old blade so here’s how to do it:

  1. Get a small Phillips head screwdriver and unscrew the single aluminum screw at the root of the damaged blade. The blade will now be free, and you can remove and dispose of it. Damaged blades can be sharp, so be careful not to cut yourself.
  2. All the top rotor blades come with a white warning label on their upper surface. Choose from the upper and lower rotor blades as needed so that the rotors look like this when viewed from the front. As viewed from the front, the right top rotor blade should curve upwards and the bottom right rotor blade should curve downwards. This picture shows the correct blade orientation.
  3. Install the replacement blade and tighten the screw just enough so that the blade swings freely when you tilt the helicopter, but is secure enough that it won’t fly off. This has to be done by feel – it’s not critical that the screw is perfectly adjusted, but the blade should feel secure and move freely.
  4. Repeat this for any other rotor blades that need replaced. It’s helpful to install them one at a time to keep track of the orientation.

Replacing the Blade Grips

The blade grips / holders are black clevis like objects which clamp down on the root of each blade and hold it to the main shaft. If one of these becomes damaged, use this procedure to replace it:

  1. Remove the both of the rotor blades that the blade grips are holding by following the instructions above.
  2. Lay the helicopter on its side and observe the two screws that hold the blade grips together and on the main shaft. This picture shows one screw removed, viewed from the bottom of the helicopter.
  3. Unscrew the blade grips and keep the screws in a safe place where they can’t roll away.
  4. Replace the broken blade grip and install the screws.

Replacing Ball Linkages:

Ball linkages connect the RC helicopter’s servos to the swashplate and flybar. It’s fairly unlikely that these will get broken in a crash, but if they do, here’s how to replace them:

  1. Snap off the damaged ball link using your fingers or a screwdriver.
  2. Find the replacement link that matches the one you took off and press it on to the spherical plastic nubs where the broken link connected. This picture shows a partially disconnected ball linkage on the flybar:

What makes the MASH helicopter unique is its ability to be completely disassembled and user serviceable. You don’t usually find this on helicopters in the 100 to 200 dollar price range, which are usually meant to be flown and then discarded when they break. Want to learn more about the MASH helicopter, or get one to fly around your living room? RCtoys sells them at a great price. If you just want the crashkit, RCtoys.com has that as well.

The swashplate isn’t included in the crashkit, because it rarely breaks. If you need a replacement swashplate, you can get one online for a low cost.

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Introducing the new 9Eagles Solo Pro II Electric RTF 2.4GHz RC Helicopter Crash Kit

The 9Eagles Solo Pro II Electric RTF RC Helicopter is very sturdy and crash resistant but some plastic parts may still need to be replaced after a particularly hard crash. We’ve bundled all the most commonly needed replacement parts into one discounted package so you can quickly get your Solo Pro II back in the air. The crash kit includes:

  • 1 Solo Pro II Flybar
  • 1 Set of Solo Pro II Main Rotor Blades (White)
  • 1 Solo Pro II Helicopter Main Gear
  • 1 Set of Solo Pro II Helicopter Black Landing Skids/Battery Holder
  • 1 Solo Pro II Black Tail Blades
  • 1 Solo Pro II Yellow Tail Set
  • 1 Solo Pro II 1S 3.7V 120mAh LiPo Battery

The extra battery is included at a discounted price so you can fly longer between charges (and in some cases, crashes can damage the battery). These plastic parts are completely compatible with your 9Eagles Solo Pro II, so they all snap or screw in without the use of glues, thread lock compound, or other materials.

Besides using the replacement parts provided in the Crash Kit, you can also follow these tips to get your Solo Pro II flying again:

  • Broken plastic parts like the landing skid can often be repaired with CA glue and accelerator. Epoxy resin also works but CA glue is preferable because of its lighter weight.
  • Make sure that the rotor blade holders are tight enough to hold the blades, but not so tight as to prevent them from moving freely. Ideally, the main blades should swing under their own weight but not “wobble” up or down noticeably.
  • A light, plastic-safe oil can be used on the main gears and swashplate to ensure they move freely. This is the most common cure for the “toilet bowl effect”, where the helicopter swings around in widening circles without pilot input.

You can get the Solo Pro II Crash Kit on our website. New to electric RC Helicopters? The Solo Pro II makes the perfect first helicopter for new pilots.
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