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Reviews
10 Revolectrix GT1000 Duo
The range of Revolectrix chargers are brought into the UK by battery specialists
OptiPower. Naturally they recommend using a quality charger like the GT1000
Duo to best look after your investment so we put the unit through its paces.
20 Align T-Rex 500X
Align have been working through their line up, updating them and branding
them X. The 500 is the latest Align heli to be given a make-over that now sports
a new main frame and head, as well as the excellent Microbeast flybarless
system.
36 DJI Phantom 4 Pro
The Phantom shape is synonymous with drones and whilst the silhouette may
appear not to change, the names and spec does. Tom Stacey gets to fl y the
latest Phantom 4 in Pro guise and tests the new features.
52 Align T-Rex 470LP
Following on from the release of the metallic version of the Align T-Rex 470
dubbed the LM (that we reviewed in issue 127 of Rotorworld, we take a look at
the more economical plastic version in the form of the T-Rex 470LP Dominator.

Features
14 Rotor Live 2017
We report back from one of the first big meetings of the tear and Rotor Live
from Iffezheim in Baden-Baden, Germany. The 3D contest sees world-class pilots
including Mirko Cesena and Duncan Bossion taking part as well as our own
Alex Hawtin from the UK.
26 Cambridge UAV Academy
Shaun Garrity takes his fi rst steps into attaining a commercial qualifi cation as
we team up with the highly respected Alan Perrin and the Cambridge UAV
Academy.
30 UK Team Pilots
As alluded to in this issue’s Word of Mouth, the next few months will be packed
with heli competitions and air shows around the country. A number of shops,
distributors and manufacturers will have their own teams to show off their
products at such events, and one of those is Midland Helicopters. We take a look
at which pilots are in their team for the 2017 season.
46 SAB HF3C
Tim DiPeri takes a look at the SAB HF3C rotor head that is a key part of the Urukay
model, which is just one of their latest Goblin releases.
58 Orlando Heli Blowout
The Orlando Heli Blowout wrapped up the US flying season and as it takes place
in Florida, the chance of great weather was high. Our US correspondent Tim
DiPeri reports from Orlando.

Regulars
04 Word of Mouth
Welcome to the show season.
08 Straight Up
The latest news and information from the world of RC model helicopters.
34 Through the Lens
A stunning image of the new SAB Goblin Black Thunder 700 T-Line flying inverted
in Spain with the moon in the background.
45 Cutting Edge
We show off all the new helis, components and associated products.
63 Coming Up
Check out forthcoming events for the next few weeks.
63 Next Issue
An insight into some of the features planned for issue 131.
64 UK Buyers Guide and Classifieds
The best model heli shops, products and services.

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