When Astro Flight produced the first sensored brushless motors in 1997, Arnie Gaus did the math and realized that electric-powered model helicopter flight might finally be possible. He purchased a Lite Machines LMH-100 helicopter kit, Astro 020 motor (model #802), SR 500Max NiCad battery pack, and a custom dual FET controller and began the project. The first flight in June 1998 proved that electric rotary wing flight was indeed possible. Arnie recently donated the complete helicopter and accessories to the museum’s collection.
Thank you, Arnie, for helping grow the museum’s collection.