Manufacturer: Skookum Robotics

Skookum News

  • Aug 31, 2015
    SK-GPS Compass Swing (easier)
  • Jun 18, 2015
    Skookum Robotics is excited to welcom...
  • Jun 15, 2015
    Skookum welcomes George Meccariello t...
  • Jun 15, 2015
    Team pilot Poom Uditanada ready for 3...
  • Jun 13, 2015
    Alon Barak E700 with SK540
  • Jun 12, 2015
  • Jun 3, 2015
    Thank you for the overwhelming respon...
  • Jun 1, 2015
  • Jun 1, 2015
    We are excited to announce the new Sk...
  • Jun 1, 2015
    Benjamin Bosso @ Zone 2015
  • May 27, 2015
    Good luck to all team pilots at Zone ...
  • May 24, 2015
    Team Skookum France Pierre Agbadje (P...
  • May 20, 2015
    SK540C LED now available at Boon Chun...
  • May 20, 2015
    SK540C LED now available at Boon Chun...
  • May 11, 2015
    Check out this video from Poom Uditan...

Brand Overview

The Skookum brand from Skookum Robotics of Vancouver, BC, Canada is a line of aftermarket gyroscopic onboard micro-control components for the RC helicopter industry.  The brand currently consists of two units: the two axis SK360 and the three axis SK 720.


The SK360 was Skookum's original product entry into the RC heli flybarless control industry.  By incorporating a two axis gyro (pitch and roll) they were able to programatically eliminate the inherent instabilities of small hobby-grade RC helis.  Prior to this point in the history of RC helicopter flight, these instabilities had been mechanically controlled through the use of a flybar system.  Because mechanical flybar systems have the unwanted side effects of weight and drag, an alternative method has long been researched.


With their SK720 Skookum pushed technology and the market further by adding a third axis of control to their flybarless controller -- the yaw axis.  This new feature eliminated the need for an external tail gyro which had long been the industry method of helping the RC pilot counteract the yaw induced by changing main rotor torque throughout the flight envelope.