March 2013 Published February 1st


10 T-Rex 600E DFC
Yet another of Align’s best selling models gets updated
with a DFC rotor-head
24 Revell X-Razor
This small but perfectly formed ultra-micro model gets the
full test treatment
46 Hubsan X4 Quad Copter
Another quadcopter arrives on the scene, but this one’s
a small wonder
61 Align upgrades
Powerful new motors with gears to match from the Taiwanese manufacturer
64 DJI Innovations Flamewheel
As multi-rotor models take off, we try the latest from DJI

20 Microbeast programming
How to update and get the most from your BeastX Microbeast FBL controller
28 Blade Stepping Stones
The final part of our journey through the Blade heli range
34 Letter from America
Our US correspondent Tim DiPeri reports from the Music
City Helicopter Championships
42 3DX China
Jeff Barringer makes the trip all the way to China to
check out the latest 3DX event
50 Reaching for the sky
Dom recounts his heli experiences of the last year
including trying some new things
54 Competition
Your chance to win a Hubsan FPV Lynx or a new Hubsan
X4 Quad Copter
55 Drag auto challenge
Those crazy Heligraphix guys have been at it again,
this time it’s towing helis into autos

04 Word of mouth
The Editor discusses the latest model helicopter goings on
06 Straight up
The latest news from the world of R/C model helicopters
16 Cutting edge
All the latest and greatest new model heli products
38 Through the lens
One of our favourite shots from this month’s collection
68 In tray
More of your letters, news and views
71 Coming up
The RW events listing updated for the start of the 2013 season
71 Next issue
What to look forward to in RW issue 84 out in March 2013
72 UK buyers guide & classifieds
The best model heli shops, products and services
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