8 Front Page
Breaking news stories from the world of drones, multicopters and UAVs
24 What’s New
The latest new drones, helis, products and accessories launched for this
growing market
58 Coming Up
Looking ahead to heli and drone events for the coming months
59 Next Issue
A glimpse of what’s coming in the next issue of the magazine
60 Buyer’s Guide
Our comprehensive listing of available multicopters in all classes
66 Contacts & Info
Information and contacts that will help you get the most from your drones

14 OMP M1
The M1 is OMP Hobby’s all-new 150-class heli with the same great
proven features found on their M2, but in a smaller package. Mike
Szabo has enjoyed his time in the air with his M1, and offers his
thoughts of long-term ownership
20 Freestyle Masters
After crashing out in 2020, Stu Smith flew his SAB Kraken 700 nitro to
victory at the 2021 event hosted by BMFA Buckminster, pipping Dave
Fisher and his SAB Goblin Raw 700 in the final
28 DJI Air 2S
The Air 2S is the Chinese brand’s new portable camera drone that
aims to offer impressive flight performance combined with state-of-theart
camera for a high level of image quality. The spec includes a new
1-inch sensor, the third iteration of OcuSync, and APAS 4.0 for obstacle
avoidance, and Tom Stacey was the lucky tester who got his sweaty
palms on one to evaluate
36 Scottish Heli Nats
The Scottish Heli Nationals is such a great weekend of flying that a
number of pilots from south of the border head up to the event for a
full-on and fun two days of competition at the Aberdeen Aeromodellers
Flying Club. And 2021 was no different as English pilots Steve Roberts
and Dave Fisher were victorious in F3C and F3N respectively
40 Miniature Aircraft X-Cell Fury 57
After the initial kit build of the Miniature Aircraft X-Cell Fury 57 in the last
issue, we now we concentrate on installing all the components to finish
off construction, ahead of the all-important flight performance assessment
46 PilotAware
In part two of this series of articles, Keith Vinning explains how several
types of low-cost devices fitted to professional UAVs and upper tier sports
drones, coupled with other innovative techniques will be able to share in
the ATOM GRID network to act as an enabler to more integrated BVLOS
in Future Flight
52 Nick Maxwell on the Futaba 32MZ
Stateside contributor Tim DiPeri visits top heli pilot and Futaba employee
Nick Maxwell to discuss some of the finer points of the Japanese brand’s
32MZ transmitter
56 SkyRC BD250
Most current chargers are jack-of-all-trades and whilst may offer
discharge and storage features, their main task role is to put energy into
batteries. But if you want to test a battery’s condition and carry out a
discharge to match that of when it is in use, then a dedicated piece of
equipment like SkyRC’s BD250 is the tool to have…

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