RC Helicopter History - 1981

January 81

UK Model shops

Kalt Robin review  -  magazine review from Radio Modeller

Quick look at the revised version of the Hirobo Tow Cobra

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton.

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February 81

Nürnberg and Schlüter introduces the SX-81 semi-scale version of the Lockheed Cheyenne.

Hovering About  -  Helicopter column in RCM&E by Jim Morley.

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton. 

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March 81

Advert for the introduced in 1980 Hirobo Falcon 505 and Falcon 707

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton. 

Copter Comprehension - Article on how to get the best when building a helicopter kit.

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April 81

Kalt 50 Baron review - By Bill Burkinshaw for the UK magazine RCM&E.

Dieters Schlüter's book; considered the helicopter 'bible' by many and where much of the early historic information for this web site has originated.

Hovering About  -  Helicopter column in RCM&E by Jim Morley.

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton.

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May 81

Hirobo advert with the 707 denoted as 'popular'?  Very rare to find one in later years so not that popular......

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton. 

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June 81

Hirobo Falcon 808 now available in the UK and the new Morley collective head for the 2C.

Sky Lark EH1 Build review  -  Article from UK magazine Radio Modeller by Jack Barnard.

Hovering About  -  Helicopter column in RCM&E by Jim Morley.

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton. 

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July 81

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August 81

Schlüter SX-81 now available in the UK and Garbo Zenith collective pitch version introduced.

Hovering About  -  Helicopter column in RCM&E by Jim Morley.

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton. 

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September 81

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton.

Copter Comprehension - Helicopter aerobatics by John Griffiths and Nigel brackley.

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October 81

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton. 

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November 81

Slough advert indicating the Kalt Ecureuil now available.

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton. 

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December 81

Quick look at the Kalt 20 Baron CP

Hovering About  -  Helicopter column in RCM&E by Jim Morley.

Helipad -  Helicopter column in Radio Modeller by John Heaton.

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Introduced in 1981

American RCH Inc Mantis & Super Mantis   Garbo Zenith (CP)

Kalt - AS350B Ecureuil - 20 Baron CP   KKK Hughes 300 (Year TBC)

Hirobo Falcon 505S (No picture) Falcon 808EX -  Bell 47G-2 -   SST JetRanger - Mini-Star  

Schlüter SX-81  

 

 

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