6 Front Page
Breaking news stories from the world of drones, helis, multi-copters and
24 What’s New
The latest new helicopters, drones, products and accessories launched
for the established and growing markets
34 Through The Lens
This issue sees Glen Davis’s stunning 500-size Sikorsky MH-60R take
centre stage, photographed at the Helipad 2018 Scale Fly-In
56 Coming Up
A comprehensive listing of upcoming helicopter and drone events
57 Next Issue
Just some of the features planned for the next issue of Drone Zone and
Rotorworld magazine

10 F3N UK Competition
Round two of the series travelled to the Cuffley Model Flying Club
and once again it was Duncan Osbourn and his Align who were the
package to beat
26 UK Drone Show
The weekend event once again took place in early December at the
NEC in Birmingham and was the place to be if you are into your drones
with demos and FPV racing, and lots to buy and look out from the
retailers and manufacturers present
44 Aftermarket Heli Upgrades
It is not always about buying the latest heli model as more often than not,
you can improve the looks and performance of an existing model with
some choice replacement parts. Mike Szabo, with his vast explains all
50 IRCHA Jamboree
The 2018 Jamboree is organised by the International Radio Control
Helicopter Association and attracts many pilots from around the world
to the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana. Tim DiPeri
was once again there to report on our behalf

14 DJI Mavic 2 Pro
This is DJI’s flagship consumer drone and comes equipped with a
Hasselblad camera that ensures the very best imagery. Add to that 30
minute plus flight times, 72kph top speed and obstacle avoidance and
you have a great all rounder
20 Spektrum DX8e
Eight channels, telemetry-equipped, 250 plus model memory, wireless
trainer ready and compatible with four different model types makes
Spektrum’s DX8e very appealing
36 Roban 700-Size EC-135
In this issue Jon Tanner puts together Roban’s Super Scale replica of the
EC-135 from Eurocopter, running through in detail the build, the intricacies
and of course the flying characteristics of the eight seater model
58 Lowepro CS 80 Hardside
If you own a small drone like a DJI Spark and are looking for the best in
protection, then look no further than the CS 80 Hardside from Lowepro
with its FormShell composite exterior
60 HobbyKing Bixler 3
The Bixler 3 follows hotly in the wings of HobbyKing’s Bix3 model and
offers a great introduction into the FPV experience as we found out

Price: £5.50