Posted by BladeScraper |
Aug 02, 2012 @ 08:20 PM | 6,306 Views
****This one is also posted in the "Micro Helicopter" section of RCGroups.*****
A 120-Sized Fixed Pitch Helicopter
The Blade 120SR by E-Flite is a fixed pitch training helicopter. It has a brushed main motor and a small coreless brushed motor for the tail.
It is powered by 1s, 500mah 12C Li-Po battery, and a 5-in-1 Unit that has 2 servos, gyros, receiver adn more all built in.
Many cool features of the 120sR include the fact that it's fully DSM2/DSMX compatible, or that it has a beginner/advanced swashplate setting that allows you to adjust the skill level characteristics. (more on that later.)
It is a full 4 channel heli, so it will take longer to master than a 2- or 3-channel helicopter. However, it will be easier to control and maintain because it has all 4 controls, roll, pitch, yaw, and throttle. It will be more maneuverable than a 3 channel heli, along with teaching orientation for those wanting to get a 3D heli after the 120SR.
On your maiden flight, I suggest you take it outside to an open field, or a very big yard. Before the first spoolup, make sure that all of the controls are correct. If you do left aileron, the swashplate should tilt left, and vise versa. Moving the right stick back should make the swashplate tilt back, and vise versa.
On the first flight I recommend it is over grass to prevent damage. On the first spoolup, keep it low, maybe two or three feet above the ground, just to get the feel for it. Then once...Continue Reading