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Blade 130X

Manufacturer: Blade

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews3
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Frank Skilbeck wrote on 09/12/2012:
NEAT
Strengths: Small enough for in sports halls, stable enough for outdoors
Weaknesses: Others have reported quality problems, mine looks OK so far.
Overall: Neat little package I bought mine on the strength of my 300x, which is great but a bit intimating indoors and my 120SR a bit boring. I struggled to get it to bind to my DSM2 Dx6i until I read on the forums that some people had to have the tx aerial almost touching the Rx attenna and that worked. 2nd problem was that it tipped over when trying to lift it slowly off the ground,again resorting to the forums they recommend that a quick lift off is required and this seems to have done the trick. Only hovered it outdoors for now (I'm still a heli novice) but it does seem locked in once off the ground, can't wait for the next indoor session. Edit 13th Dec 12, well flew it indoors last night for the first time, used 3 batteries, much more maneuverable than my 120SR, flies great but you need to be on your toes to stop it from getting away from you. Can tip over if you aren't committed at take off, but once in the air it is very positive. 2nd Edit 16th Dec 2012, well I might have to take back some of the comments about outdoor, took it down the field today and although there was a bit of a breeze the 130x handled it well, mine does have some vibration on spool up but this goes when head speed is up to flying speed. It didn't connect to my Tx today but that was maybe because I had it on the wet grass, I though it had lost bind but to get it to rebind somebody had to hold it, so it was maybe the wet grass.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Dave Bran wrote on 04/12/2012:
AVOID !!!
Strengths: Great potential, but currently completely wasted by atrocious quality control. My one is trying to shake itself apart, believed an eccentric tail drive shaft. Another I have seen had that shaft installed the wrong way round and so it was dragging on the cross shaft.
Weaknesses: BUILD QUALITY ISSUES BUILD QUALITY ISSUES Oh Yes, and BUILD QUALITY ISSUES!!!!
Overall: Read the Heli Forums and you'll quickly find many many many people struggling with performance debilitating vibrations not just a result of a too high gyro setting. Second batch seems worse than first.
Ease of assembly
0%
Build quality
20%
Flight performance
40%
Value for money
20%
Overall
20%

colin watson wrote on 02/12/2012:
AWESOME SO GOOD I BOUGHT 2
Strengths: this is the perfect indoor outdoor fun machine it does what the mcpx promised. flips and rolls at will. i have to add great aftersales from Horizon who replaced both of my faulty ones
Weaknesses: issues i bought 2 as they are going to be thrashed the first needed adjustment to the linkage rod lengths to level the swash not rtf the second has a massive tail wag my next job is to adjust the gain otherwise it will be returned. battery size and price for original + plastic parts costing more then my trex 250 spares also watch out as the motor run extremeley hot fit a heatsink these are available but should be standard. one of mine has to go back with extreme tail wag i love the heli BUT QUALITY CONTROL COME ON HORIZON the one i sent back i now have to wait for the next batch to arrive they really have to sort out quality control if they wish to sell these. i have now received a replacement for the one i sent back but also now sent back the 2nd one i purchased i hope this one comes back quicker as they keep running out of stock. both originals were replaced with new ones the first one back hasn't had any problems so far and the second has had its maiden so hopefully these two will give good service.
Overall: its the flying why this has me transfixed, it loops and rolls at will. i needed a practice heli that could be used both indoors and out. it flys easily outdoors in a breezy day. i have had two mcpx's v1 and v2 both useless. the 130 has the feel of a trex 250 but lighter it allows novice flyers like me thinking time. this is a great heli for someone who wants to progress from flying circuits to mild 3d. for beginners i think the 120sr to blade sr route lets beginners learn the basics then when circuits are flown with ease this allows the next step for aerobatic beginners and the more advanced flyers this is a superb fun machine. HORIZON sort out your quality control at the build stage. i have had a lot more flying now with maybe 40 flights this really is an impressive helito learn 3d with it is so light it doesn't just drop out of the sky it allows you time tocorrect mistakes it is also fairly tuff though parts can break and when they do they are pricey compared to align quality items i will eventually retro fit an all metal head as it will be cheaper then the standard plastic parts. I HOPE THAT HORIZON SORT OUT THESE QUALITY ISSUES QUICKLY AND RE- THINK SPARES PRICES AS THEY AREN'T COMPETITIVE WITH COMPETITION LIKE ALIGN
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
20%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
40%
Overall
60%

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