Vario Helicopter

Radio Controlled Model Helicopters

    A nice visit from Sweden

    Today, Friday, 9th of October 2015: Eigil and Pontus made it all the way from Sweden to Vario Helicopter just for a coffee, to watch a ride with the Chinook and to carry home a Vario Aircrane. The experience to see the Chinook in flight struck Egil with awe. After the flight of the Chinook he said: “I am sure this is a key model for Vario and will be a top seller as it appears to be very easy to fly.” Demo pilot Peter confirmed the ease in piloting this machine. Both the Swedish fellows liked to discover the Chinook: They kept asking questions and gathered a lot of information about it:

    the special Chinook heads that are damped in many axes, the one freewheel on one shaft going through the whole length of the mechanics, the Pyro 850-40 that provides a lot of power for the 8.5 kg take-off weight, the 12 S Lipo that let Peter fly 10 minutes at a stretch, the BD SX that provides easy flying, the great sound, the acrobatic flight style that is allowed by the mechanics and the ease of fitting the fuse into the mechanics.

    Thank you for your visit, both of you and we do hope that you have a safe trip home with your German car, on the German Autobahn!

    JetPower 2015

    This year a big team represented Vario at the Jetpower fair. The airshow of the pilots Robin Adamschak, Peter Holtackers, Francis Paduwat and Dennis Engel was dynamic and attracted enthusiastic viewers. So many that after the airshow there was a rush of people at our stand. People especially liked the classic Hughes 500E from Vario, which was excellently presented by Peter.

    The brand new Vario fleece jacket

    We're proud to present our new Vario fleece jacket!

    The Fleece Jacket is light and fluffy, also slightly water resistant and thereby dries quickly. A sticker with the Vario Helicopter logo is present on the left side of the chest. The EC 135 from the Vario logo made of brushed steel is attached to the zipper, which is also an ornament for the wearer.

    You can find it in the online shop.


    We're back from IRCHA where we had a wonderful time!

    Impressions of IRCHA 2015 in Muncie, Indiana, USA

    Today an email from the winner of our BO-105 fuselage reached us:

    Miss Zodtner,

    I am writing you to thank you so very much for awarding me a new Vario BO-105 at the IRCHA scale event August 8, 2015. I was so excited, and very humbled when my name was announced as the winner for Best New Scale Impression. I cannot thank you and Vario enough for this amazing award. I have been having so much fun building my Vario Turbine Airwolf (#2004) and am looking forward to my new Vario BO-105 scale build! I am so glad that I chose a Vario fuselage as my first major scale build. Vario’s commitment to the Scale community is unparalleled and I consider your products the standard by which all others are judged.

    Thank you again so much for my new Vario BO-105 fuselage! I will endeavor to represent the Scale community and Vario with pride and honor.

    Yours Truly and Proud Vario Customer,

    Steve Smith

    Vario Event 2015

    "Thank you" to all visitors, pilots, exhibitors and contributors of the Vario Event 2015. Without you it wouldn't have been possible to host this great event.

    Here you can find some impressions

    Vario Helicopter on TV : Ground Resonance

    It is great to work at Vario Helicopter, part 566


    Today Sandy Jaffee visited from Pennsylvania, our mate since a long time. Thanks for visiting, Sandy! He gathered some information about the Vario Chinook that is coming out very soon. At the same time a production team from Germany's No.1 science tv programm ("Galileo" on the channel "Pro7") visited, too. Producer, camera people and Harro Füllgrabe were here to find out more about ground resonances as a helicopter phenomenon. For this, they have been visiting Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth the day before. Today, they wanted to do some practical exercise on a helicopter model related to the topic. Just to mention this: it is incredible how difficult it is, to bring a Vario Heli to ground resonances. Our technicans had a lot to improvise in order to provoke them. Once they managed to make them visible, we still were pleased to see how hard it is to destroy a Vario heli. It took us a lot of tricks and attempts! An exciting and interesting day. We are proud of our helis. Thanks to Ann Ruhe and her team!


    3D Teile AW 139

    "Wollte mich nur kurz für die 3D – Scale Teile für die AW139 bedanken, sind gestern bei mir eingetroffen und Sie sehen wirklich gut aus und passen sehr gut."