Engineers & Their Toys
Anthony Vo, Mechanical Engineer at Rockwell Collins is our guest today. He brought in the coolest remote controlled helicopter we’ve ever seen. It’s a T-REX 700 with a size 90 motor. It can fly inverted, backwards and inverted AND backwards. It took Anthony about 6 months to learn that skill. Many crashes, too. Total flight time is about 10 minutes, before burning through the two nitro (alcohol based) fuel tanks. The helicopter has a range of about 1/2 mile and he’s taken it to about 500 ft altitude. Costs about $2K. Cascade TEK does quite a bit of testing on aircraft components. RTCA- DO160 is the test standard most common for avionics. Let us know if we can help with your flying machine.