FHX and MH-35 Heli's, which were released to the public on that night, my first picture is of the delightful little machine, the first change one notices from other Micro contra-rotating blade setups, being what appeared to be a back-to-front exhaust box sticking out the front of the machine. In actuality, that is the “machine gun.” In some of the pictures you will also notice two orange buttons on the underside of the transmitter, which operate the guns.
|Brenton & Jamie Concentrating|
|Klaus and Jenny arrive|
Finally, dear friends, I must mention the quite large, spidery contraption that Peter brought with him. I say spidery for it did remind me of “Spiderman” climbing up a tall building with arms and legs outstretched. The difference in this piece of fascinating machinery is that three E-Flite electric brushless motors are mounted on the end of each arm, which, in fact, began life as the tail booms of model helicopters. This is a Tri-copter and to say that it rises in ultra-steady flight in Peter’s hands, would be an understatement. I did take a couple or more shots of this model in flight but its absolute “stelth” appearance made the images quite useless to use in this epistle. You may recall seeing Peter’s delightful r/c rocket which rose from a vertical tail stand, leveled out, did a few circuits and then slowly and gracefully lowered back onto the tail for landing. This tri-copter joins Peter’s collection of “amazing machines.” There is another on the building board but you will have to keep your eye on the Phoenix columns to hear of it.