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CopterX CX450BAMB4 Black Angel Four-blades RC Helicopter 2.4GHz – RTF

Black Angel 450 BAMB4 – bladed 6Ch, 3D capable RC helicopter – is one of the most advanced 450 size 3D RC helicopters on the market. With innovative design and robust construction the Black Angel is able to outperform most rivals.The CopteX RC helicopter is build using the best materials and only the highest quality electronic components. The airframe is build of carbon fibre to reduce weights while increasing structural integrity, the main and rear rotor parts as well as tail boom are manufactured on the latest CNC machines from anodised lightweight aluminium (grey colur). The model comes with 6CH 2.4GHz radio equipment, carbon fibre rear rotor blades, high grade plastic main blades and glass fibre canopy. This RTF model will come 100% assembled, tuned and ready to fly. 

The CopterX CX450BAMB4 Black Angel is a model best suited to seasoned pilots looking for superior performance and durability.

FEATURES

    Features: 

  • +/- 15 extra wide pitch range
  • Oversized feather shaft, screws, blade grip bearing, main shaft collar, for maintenance free operation
  • reinforced swash plate for positive response
  • One piece CCPM swash plate design for durability
  • Simple head design for quick output and easy maintance
  • Fully ball raced capable to handle head speed of over 3500rpm and tail speed for over 13600rpm
  • Extra wide drive belt for trouble free and quick operation
  • Direct tail drive system weight saving and quicker response
  • Extra wide drive belt to ensure non slip and sensitive rudder control
  • High strength nylon main gear for quite and smooth operation
  • Precise high wear resistance aluminum alloy pulley set
  • One piece carbon fiber main frame for strength and durability
  • Light weight carbon fiber bottom plate, ESC mount, battery mount and anti rotation bracket
  • High strength aluminum alloy tail boom look
  • Aluminum alloy rudder servo mount
  • Light weight one piece composite landing skid
  • Plastic Canopy mounts to isolate canopy vibration
  • Light weight high strength glass fiber per painted canopy
  • CNC multi-blades rotor head system by high strength light weight aluminum
  • High strength almuninum plate for positive response
  • Special designed scale rotor blades especially for scale flight application
  • One piece CCPM swash plate design for durability
  • Fully ball raced
  • Extra wide drive belt for trouble free and quick operation
  • Direct tail drive system weight saving and quicker response
  • Extra wide drive belt to ensure non slip and sensitive rudder control
  • High strength nylon main gear for quite and smooth operation
  • Precise high wear resistance aluminum alloy pulley set
  • One piece carbon fiber main frame for strength and durability
  • Light weight carbon fiber bottom plate, ESC mount, battery mount and anti rotation bracket
  • High strength aluminum alloy tail boom look
  • Aluminum alloy rudder servo mount
  • Light weight one piece composite landing skid
  • Plastic Canopy mounts to isolate canopy vibration
  • Light weight high strength glass fiber per painted canopy

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 653mm
  • Height: 240mm
  • Main Rotor: 714mm
  • Tail Rotor: 157mm
  • Motor Gear: 12T/13T
  • Main Gear: 150T
  • Autorotation Tail Drive Gear: 43T
  • Tail Drive Gear: 10T
  • Drive Gear Ratio: 1:12.5:4.3(12T) / 1:11.54:4.3(13T)
  • Weight(without electric parts): 370g
  • Weight(including electric parts): 760~800g
  • CopterX 3500Kv Brushless Motor x 1
  • CopterX 50A ESC x 1
  • CopterX 2.4G Transmitter & Receiver x 1
  • 9G Servo x 3
  • Fusonic 9257 Servo x 1
  • CopterX Gyro 240 x 1
  • Full Size Paper Case x 1
  • CopterX Balance Charger x 1
  • CopterX Li-Polymer Battery 11.1V 15C 2200mAh x 1

For more RC Helicopters please visit our website – www.nitrotek.co.uk

 

Nitrotek Helicopters – Superb Quality for the Best Price!

Nitrotek  is stocking the best radio controlled helicopters from around the world including Esky and Copter-X. Our helicopters are made of  highest quality materials like aluminium alloys, carbon fibre and best quality plastic. We have something to offer to all pilots.
Our rc helicopters are divided into four categories:
  1. 1. Micro RC Helicopters – These little gems are lots of fun and easy to fly. They are crash resistant and can be flown with only a few minutes practice. Our micro radio controllled helicopters are 4 channel, meaning you have full 3D control and unlike the 2-3 channel toy shop ones, you can also bank left and right. As an example I have selected this Z008 Mini 4ch RC Helicopter RTF with Gyro and USB. This palm size 4 channel RC helicopter is amazing! It is able to move in all directions: up-down, forward-backward, left-right, bank right and left, spin on its axes just like the real thing!
Our Price £34.99
  1. 2. Co-axial RC Helicopters – Featuring two sets of main blades which rotate in different directions. These radio controlled helicopters will make ideal starting model for a beginner in this fantastic hobby before moving to single blade model. As a good example I have picked the Esky Co-Comanche 4CH RC Helicopters – 2.4Ghz Version.You can have all the fun and thrills of flying a proper rc helicopter but without the hours of practice. There are many twin blade RC helicopters on the market now but the Comanche is in a league of its own with much better performance and agility.

 

Our Price £89.99

 

  1. 3. Fixed Pitch RC Helicopters – The next step in the RC helicopter field is flying a single blade remote control helicopter. These are more difficult to fly so the training set is recommended. Fixed pitch means the blades are at a locked angle so they are simpler in construction and therefore cheaper and easier to repair if you crash. We have extensive choice to suit all demands, as an example I have selected our best selling model Esky Honey Bee V2 4ch Rc Helicopter – 2.4Ghz Version. The Honey Bee V2 is the latest version of this worldwide famous beginners RC helicopter. If you want to learn how to fly a proper single blade helicopter then this is the best choice. The Esky Honey Bee Series of radio controlled helicopters feature good performance for superior strength, stability, controllable flight and durability.
Our Price £89.99

 

  1. 4. Collective Pitch RC He licopters – It is possible to learn how to fly a radio controlled helicopter on a collective pitch model although not recommended, this type of models is the last logical step on your learning curve. Collective pitch means that when you increase the throttle the blades automatically also angle upwards to give massive amounts of lift. It’s this extra lift that allows these rc helicopters to perform stunts such as flying upside down and doing loops etc. The best model we have on offer is this CopterX 450 Pro Torque Tube RTF 2.4G Rc Helicopter. You will never need to spend money upgrading the 450 Pro as all upgrades come as standard with full CNC aluminum or carbon throughout. A lot of parts on the rotor head are over sized or hardened. 4mm feathering shaft, hardened aluminum alloy washout, oversize main shaft lock collar, one piece swashplate, etc. All these allow high loading for extreme 3D maneuvers.

 

Our price £279.98

I hope you have found what you have been looking for, if not you can visit our website www.nitrotek.co.uk

Team Nitrotek

 

ESky Honey Bee CT – 3 Blade flybarless RC Helicopter

The Honey Bee CT is the first flybarless, three blade RC helicopter manufactured by ESKY. This all new helicopter has a realistic appearance, flybarless structure, and comes with the special 3 blade structure with aluminium rotor head. Thanks to the CCPM collective pitch setup it’s capable of 3D aerobatic flight. All the main blades are able to change their pitch to increase lift and perform swift changes of movement. The motor driven tail blades provides higher sensitivity and rapid response.

Specifications

  • Main Rotor Diameter:490mm
  • Length:525mm
  • Width:110mm
  • Height:185mm
  • Weight:440g(including battery)
  • 6-Channel Transmitter
  • 6-Channel Receiver
  • 7.5g Digital Servos(1.0kg.cm,0.1s/60°)× 3pcs
  • “3 in 1” Controller(W/Gyro,Mixer,Receiver)
  • Super 370 Motor + CN12 Motor
  • Li-po Balance Charger
  • 11.1V 1000mAh Li-polymer Battery

The tri-blade structure and solid aluminium CCPM rotor head allows you to fly the heli inverted and perform many other special tricks. The flybarless structure makes the rotor head mechanism simpler and easier to repair and maintain. The Honey Bee CT shares the same frame and electronics with the Honey Bee CPX. The front of the fuselage can be detached without using tools, making it easier to change the battery, and make repairs. At the centre of the helicopter is a simple 3 in 1 controller that does all the jobs of the gyro, receiver and mixer.

The Honey Bee CT – Remote Control Helicopter is supplied with all you need, including batteries for the radio transmitter and field charger. This radio controlled helicopter comes with the newly design 2.4GHz frequency RC system with advanced Spread Spectrum Technology (SST) and digital FSK (frequency shift key) coding technology. This offers many advantages compared to traditional equipment.

For our full range of RC Helicopters please visit our website www.nitrotek.co.uk

Helicopters back in stock

Hi RC fans,
I have got a good news, we have just received massive shipment of remote controlled helicopters. Some of them are on the smaller side like this Z008 Mini 4ch RC Helicopter RTF with Gyro and USBThis palm size 4 channel helicopter is amazing! It is able to move in 6 directions, including spinning on its own axis, just like the real thing! You can fly 3 together with your friends, thanks to 3 selectable bands, and even charge it from the USB port of your computer. Don’t miss this one.
All the way to this beast of a rc helicopter Giant Airwolf RTF 4Ch RC Helicopter with Lipo Battery (7.4V 1500mah)
This beautiful SUPER SIZE AIRWOLF – 4 chl RC Helicopter with a contra-rotating double rotors system is unlike other helicopters, this helicopter is BIG. Measures about 60 cm in length (more then 23 inches) with impressive look and feel it delivers maximum flight experience indoor and outdoor
If the one above is too big why not go for some of the ones in the middle like this RC Metal Helicopter 4ch 2.4G RTF Built in Gyro Here’s a great 2.4GHz 4 channel tail rotor helicopter at an amazing price. It’s very realistic looking and its 4 channels means it can move in six directions – left, right, backwards, forwards, up, down and rotate either left or right on its axis, so it moves just like a real helicopter.

FEATURES

  • 4 Channel – Up/down, Right/left turn, forward, backward, side moving
  • Single layer blades
  • High and low speed level – high speed for advanced pilot and low speed for beginners
  • Flight time: around 7 minutes
  • Charging time: around 2.5hours
  • LED lights indicating power output
  • Lights warning while low voltage
  • 2.4G frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology
  • Alarm when low power

If you haven’t find anything you like here , you can visit our website at www.nitrotek.co.uk

I will have a bit more information about the new RC boat Targa 38 in few days time.

Have great day

Team Nitrotek

Choice of the week


Walkera HM 4# Dragonfly 4ch RC Helicopter

 

Our Price £99.98

 

 

Walkera HM 4# Dragonfly 4ch RC Helicopter
Walkera HM 4# Dragonfly 4ch RC Helicopter

The HM 4# Remote Control Helicopter is the easy to control, easy to repair and fun to fly 4 channel RC helicopter from Walkera. The 4# was developed for one reason – “To make a durable helicopter for the first time flyer and help them to enjoy this hobby”, and Walkera really have succeeded. If you want to learn how to fly a proper single blade remote control helicopter then this is the best choice.

The Walkera series of remote control helicopters feature good performance for superior strength, stability, controllable flight and durability. The HM 4# is designed with beginners in mind and is completely assembled in the factory so you can be enjoying flying your helicopter within minutes of opening the box.

Walkera HM 4# Dragonfly 4ch RC Helicopter and 2.4Ghz RC

 

 

Specification

  • Weight: 267g (Battery included)
  • Servo: weight 9.1g / speed 0.12sec/60o(4.8V)/ torque 1.1kgf.cm / dimension 22.5*11.8*27mm
  • Receiver: RX-2421
  • Gyro: Built-in
  • Battery: 7.4V 800mAh Li-Po
  • Transmitter: 2.4G LCD WK-2402
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 146 mm
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 485 mm
  • Overall Length: 480 mm
  • Tail Motor: 1220FE33
  • Drive Motor: 370SH

Features

  • Best model to learn to fly a single blade remote control helicopter.
  • Simple mechanical structure design, easy maintenance.
  • Durable Material, capable of bearing most crashes without any damage.
  • Fully assembled and tested in the factory.
  • Digital sub-micro servos offer precise and powerful control.
  • New 2.4G technology, with the functions of identification and precise code pairing, can allow above 20 models to fly in the same field at the same time.
  • High performance 370SH motor powered by 7.4V 800mAh Lipo offers 10 to 12 minute flight time.

Radio Controlled Stocking Fillers and Toys – now in stock!!!

Nitrotek have got some really great Christmas goodies in stock now at amazing prices. Lets have a look at a few – you can click the image to go straight to the product page on our website.

We have some amazing mini rc 3 channel helicopters:

3ch mini rc helicopter
3ch mini rc helicopter

At only 23cm in length this fully functional rc helicopter is a mini marvel, it has 3 channels so can fly left, right, up, down and hover. It is realistically styled and very light so that it can be flown indoors safely.
It is gyroscopically controlled for stable flight and even n beginner should pick up the basics in a matter of minutes then with a bit of practice, you’ll have mastered its controls and will have it buzzing around. It charges in about 30 mins and this will give you around 10 minutes of flying time.

These new models are incredibly priced, for example the radio controlled helicopter above can be yours for only £39.99 inc next day delivery!

Super Cyclone RC Speed Boat
Super Cyclone RC Speed Boat

The brand new ready to run 1/16th scale electric Super Cyclone RC speed boat brings speed and excitement on the water as it twists and turns. This fully loaded electric Cyclone boat is constructed from an ABS plastic hull, and is finished to be one of the most detailed and realistic rc boats on the market.

The high performance 380 motor will blast the Cyclone out of the water at 15+ mph and all is controlled by a micro servo with 9.6v battery and charger. Again, this fantastic looking radio controlled boat is available for just £39.99, all you’ll need is 8 AA batteries for the transmitter and you’re off!

Radio Controlled BMW Z4 Coupé
Radio Controlled BMW Z4 Coupé

The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German car maker BMW. It follows a line of past BMW roadsters such as the BMW Z1, BMW 507, BMW Z8, and the BMW Z3. Anyone would love to get their hands on the real deal. So why not have the car of your dreams, but in a smaller form!

Simple controls and stunning looks make this coupe sports car amazing value for money, I think the pictures speak for themselves – you will not find a better looking BMW than this anywhere! The BMW Z4 Radio Controlled Car, 1:12 Scale, is an ideal gift/present for any age.
And guess what? Yes – it’s available for only £39.99!!
In addition we have rc hovercraft, amphibious rc ATVs, and tanks that squirt water over 6m! So come and have a look at our web site – there are some brilliant radio controlled models at really low prices – all of them perfect Christmas presents

Walkera Voucher/Coupon for a Free Lipo Battery at Nitrotek

Walkera HM4 Free Battery Voucher
Walkera HM4 Free Battery Voucher
Radio controlled helicopter fans can now pick up this brilliant Walkera HM4# Dragonfly 4ch rc chopper and a spare Lipo battery for the heli only price of £89.99 inc. UK Next Day Delivery – that’s a saving of £13.98.
To take advantage of this amazing offer place both items in your basket and enter the following coupon code at checkout: WALKHM4FB – but HURRY! This offer finishes on 31st August 2010. Click here to order!

Nitrotek adds Walkera RC Helicopters to its Online Store

Now at Nitrotek, we have added some Walkera helicopters to our excellent range of radio controlled choppers. These helis are designed to complement our existing Copter-Xs and to offer an upgrade alternative to the Esky brand.

Walkera 2.4GHz LCD Transmitter
Walkera 2.4GHz LCD Transmitter

The Walkeras are made to high quality standards and all of them feature the latest 2.4GHz transmitter, which features a fantastic LCD display – at the prices we are offering these helicopters for, to be able to have the benefits of 2.4Ghz and an LCD display is amazing!

The transmitter and receiver have been upgraded to 2.4Ghz technology, which is more reliable and allows many models to be used at the same time without having to change crystalsas in MHz tx systems. Not only is it 2.4GHz but this transmitter has an LCD display, it is Walkera’s latest model and has many other useful features including the ability for the length or tension of the control sticks to be adjusted.It offers three helicopter flight modes and each flight mode is capable of various settings and parameter adjustments; it has frequency-hopping spread spectrum 2.4G technology and features automatic code pairing and ID assignment.

This advanced transmitter really makes these helicopter packages incredible value for money.

Walkera HM4# Dragonfly 4ch tail rotor rc helicopter
Walkera HM4# Dragonfly 4ch tail rotor rc helicopter

First from Walkera is the HM4# otherwise known as the Dragonfly, is the easy to control, easy to repair and fun to fly 4 channel helicopter from Walkera. The 4# was developed for one reason – “To make a durable helicopter for the first time flyer and help them to enjoy this hobby”, and Walkera really have succeeded.

The rotor head is equipped with upgraded metal parts, which makes it very tough, and the frame structure is so simple that breakages are rare, although not impossible! For the first time flyer, if you stock up on spare blades and extra flybars then you’re ready to start this hobby! If you have experience in controlling co-axial helicopters, this helicopter is the ideal choice to bring you into the world of 4 channel tail rotor, true rc helicopters.
Available from our web site for only £79.99 or if you preorder before stock arrives on the 6th August 2010 you can save an extra £10!

Walkera Co Comanche 4ch Coaxial rc helicopter
Walkera Co Comanche 4ch Coaxial rc helicopter

The next model in the range that we have on sale is the Walkera Co-Comanche HM5#4Q4; this is a faithful replica of the real thing and as you can see, it looks stunning, and is finished to a great level of detail and quality of finish. It comes in a Ready-To-Fly package with all things you need to get started, other than 8 AA batteries for the transmitter. It is very stable and easy to fly, even a complete novice will have this chopper flying around quite happily with in an hour or so. This is the top model with the upgraded metal rotor head and 2.4GHz LCD transmitter, making it an excellent package and great value for money.

Its overall length is about 336mm. With compact 90 degree swashhplate structure, the servo and other parts are easy to install. The tiny 4-in-1 controller has an integrated Receiver, ESC, Gyro and Mixer with high sensitivity and strong resistance to interference.
The Co-Comanche is a great choice for a beginner, and someone who is thinking of moving on to larger tail-rotor helicopters, as training with these gives you a good grounding in the hand to eye coordination and spacial awareness required to fly all helicopters, but without the complex controls of the single rotor and 6 channel choppers.

Available from our web site for only £109.99 or if you preorder before stock arrives on the 6th August 2010 you can save an extra £10!

Walkera Lama 400 4ch coaxial rc helicopter
Walkera Lama 400 4ch coaxial rc helicopter

Last but in no way least is the Walkera Lama 400. This is a big, highly specified and very detailed coaxial chopper. Its fuselage is a massive 650mm in length for a start, that’s over 2 feet long!
If you couple this with the attention to detail, the level of finish, and care that has been lavished on this model, you have something that is really striking and a talking point. Just look at the pictures – we think they speak for themselves!

So, how about flying this beast? Well, thanks to it’s coaxial configuration, even a complete novice will be able to get this bird off the ground and become a confident operator in an afternoon. So lets summarise, in once sentence: here we have an amazing looking, radio controlled helicopter that you’ll be able to fly straight away and master in a couple of days. What more could you want?

Available from our web site for only £149.99 or if you preorder before stock arrives on the 6th August 2010 you can save an extra £10!

Acme RC Trucks; CopterX and Esky Helicopters; and Henglong Tanks Arriving Soon!

E-sky Honey Bee 2
E-sky Honey Bee 2

We’ve got a lot of new stock arriving over the next three weeks, and are replenishing supplies of some out of stock models.
First in are the E-sky helicopter range, these are extremely popular and sell out very quickly so if you want a Honey Bee or other E-sky model, then be sure to order as soon as possible as these will sell out! Later in the month the CopterX helis will be back in stock too, and these are built to an amazing standard using aluminium, plastic and on the top of the range models some components are carbon fibre offering unrivalled strength and lightness, at incredible value for money!
Our new CopterX 450 Pro Torque Tube is available in RTF format and offers an alternative to our belt driven helicopters. A torque tube does have a few distinct advantages over a belt driven tail system: Once installed, no further adjustments will ever be required; More precise transfer of torque to the tail rotor. There is no give in a torque tube. A torque tube can actually reduce the tail damage during a minor crash since the torque tube actually increases the rigidity of the tail boom slightly. Some people prefer torque tubes, others prefer belt drive, it’s all down to personal preference which is why we’ve decided to give you the choice!

We’re also expecting a large shipment of our ever popular Acme rc cars at the end of June, along with all the favourites we are adding two new models to our range: the Mighty truggy and the Trooper Truck.

Acme Mighty Truggy
Acme Mighty Truggy

The Mighty
The ACME Mighty is a fully built, fully featured, top of the range 1/8 scale off-road truggy, and comes with many feature enhancements to make this great looking car not only look the part but ‘be’ the part! This is the Pro version and it is fitted with high quality components, is 4WD and equipped with a powerful .25 nitro engine!
The Mighty is built using advanced components and innovative engineering to get the best performance out of your package. It has a newly developed C-hub steering system, where the king pin axis extends to the wheel centre (see picture right) this feature improves steering performance. It has a specially designed suspension system, with twin adjustable rear suspension modes which allows for a flexible driving mode and a smooth driving mode. Available from our web site for just £189.00 – a £20 pre-order saving – as soon as these arrive they will be priced at their usual £209.00, so pre order and save now!

Trooper Truck
Trooper Truck

The Trooper
Brushless motor systems are a new technology that until recently have only been available as upgrades for normal rc cars. This is because to have a brushless setup not only requires the brushless motor but also a brushless ESC, li-polymer battery and special li-polymer charger which are all very expensive and would cost hundreds of pounds. Then came some brushless 1:16 scale brushless models that due to there smaller size only needed a smaller brushless motor etc so could be priced at a realistic level.

Here we introduce the 1:10 scale brushless truck – the Trooper; this has a big brushless motor and 11.1V Li-Polymer battery so it will go unbelievably quickly. This is a big model and is as long as some of our 1/8th models and at £169.99 on preorder you save £20, so if you want to get your hands on one of these, click this link and reserve yours!

Last but by no means least we’ve got some more of our Heng Long tanks coming in. These tanks are built to a high level of detail and although they arrive pre-painted and with a range of decals, many people like to personalise them with their own paint schemes and these are ideal for people who want to do this. To find out more about our tanks please click here, there’s money to be saved by pre-ordering these models too!

Apache-X 4 Channel Twin Blade RC Helicopter

Apache-X RC Helicopter
Apache-X RC Helicopter

Have you ever fancied trying your hands at flying a radio controlled helicopter, but been a bit daunted by the difficulty of flying a traditional single bladed, with tail rotor set-up? Then why not give our Apache-X a try, especially as at the moment it’s at half price £49.99 instead of £99.99!

This RC helicopter looks amazing and is very easy to fly. There are now a lot of twin blade helicopters on the market but none look as good as the Apache. Twin blade helicopters can been flown by anyone with minimum practice and are a great way to get into the hobby. You can have all the fun and thrills of flying a proper rc helicopter but without the hours of practice.

Not to be confused with the toy helicopters though, this is a proper model with full 3D control. There is a similar two channel version on the market with very limited control but this is the better four channel one that allows you to go up and down; rotate right and left; bank left and right, and move forwards and backwards.

The Apache RC helicopter comes complete with everything you need. The only thing required to use is 8 normal AA batteries for the controller.

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