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Old Oct 05, 2014, 10:26 AM
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New Product
Blade 180 CFX

http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/D...#quickOverview

Main Rotor Diameter: 14.17 in (360mm)
Tail Rotor Diameter: 3.56 in (90.5mm)
Gross Weight: 6.70 oz (190 g)
Length: 13.39 in (340mm)
Motor Size: Brushless Out-Runner, 4000Kv
Kit/ARF/RTF: BNF Basic
Rotor Blade Length: Main: 6.06 in (154mm) Tail: 1.77 in (45mm)
Experience Level: Advanced
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No

Optimized servo geometry for flawless control
AS3X® technology with piro-compensation
Reliable Castle Creations Talon 15 ESC
Rigid carbon fiber side frames deliver a solid structure
Integrated bearing block servo mounts
Digital high-speed Spektrum™ nanolite rotary servos for long-lasting precision
Spektrum™ DSMX® AR6335 nanolite receiver with AS3X flybarless technology
Powerful, 5800Kv brushless outrunner motor
High-output 450mAh 3S 11.1V 30C Li-Po flight battery (included)
Efficient torque-tube drive tail with ball-bearing support
Aluminum tail boom and one-piece tail case design
Requires a 6+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSM2®/DSMX® technology and a suitable Li-Po battery charger - both sold separately

180 CFX BNF Basic by BLADE (4 min 54 sec)


180CFX Tech Talk (21 min 33 sec)
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Old Oct 05, 2014, 12:29 PM
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if true this would be sweet!
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 07:21 PM
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Blade has just posted the picture above on its Facebook page. They may release it this Thursday.
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 07:27 PM
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No wonder the 130x prices dropped recently. I hope it has a belt tail and rotary servos...I'm getting tired of servicing/replacing linears every 150-300 flights.
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 08:11 PM
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There is no hint of any tail drive system from that photo. Either the drive system is at the back of the main wheel or it is a direct drive tail. If it is a DD tail, it will put a lot of people off.
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 09:09 PM
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Oh baby bring it on !!
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 08:22 AM
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I was going to say the same thing - no wonder there was a price dump on the 130X. The 130X flew great... when it flew, that is. That high-maintenance little thing spent way more time on the bench waiting for parts than it did in the air. And I know I spent at least the price of the heli on upgrades to get it to fly right.

If this is the successor to the 130X, hopefully Blade will have incorporated the lessons learned with the 130X into a heli that is much more durable. Can't wait to hear more.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 10:16 AM
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Why they made 200 SR-x a F/P is amazing. Plus it was not cheap either. If it was a c/p much better. the 180 guess sounds good. I liked idea of 130X but heard way to many issues with tail. even with upgraded parts. At least they offer another c/p heli.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 10:29 AM
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I wonder what the price will be.... I bet 249.99- 299.99 range.. Excited for this bird!
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 10:53 AM
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I cannot consider this as a true successor to the 130X. You are probably looking at a much larger heli with no compatible parts. I cannot see why the 130 and 180 can co-exist. It seems HH has discontinued a current good selling model with limited competition just because it was not profitable enough.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 10:55 AM
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Why they made 200 SR-x a F/P is amazing. Plus it was not cheap either. If it was a c/p much better. the 180 guess sounds good. I liked idea of 130X but heard way to many issues with tail. even with upgraded parts. At least they offer another c/p heli.
When I first got the 130x the tail vibrations were awful. I started hanging it by the skids, putting a drop or two of Liquid Bearings behind the B gear and turning the head until it worked its way through the tube to the tail. I have to clean the torque tube and tail boom from time to time, but that solved all my problems. It is almost all stock. I was flying under some trees and caught the tail on some leaves a few weeks ago and that broke the pitch slider. All the Microheli stuff was on clearance at the LHS, so I picked up a metal one. Same for the main shaft that was starting to have too much play and causing some vibrations when hovering. 2 years and 100+ flights and it still flies great.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 01:07 PM
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When I first got the 130x the tail vibrations were awful. I started hanging it by the skids, putting a drop or two of Liquid Bearings behind the B gear and turning the head until it worked its way through the tube to the tail. I have to clean the torque tube and tail boom from time to time, but that solved all my problems. It is almost all stock. I was flying under some trees and caught the tail on some leaves a few weeks ago and that broke the pitch slider. All the Microheli stuff was on clearance at the LHS, so I picked up a metal one. Same for the main shaft that was starting to have too much play and causing some vibrations when hovering. 2 years and 100+ flights and it still flies great.
I have to agree with you as mine goes really good!
I use a little oil in the torque tube and that took away all the tail vibrations on mine..
I have maybe 175+ flights on mine and still love the 130x!
only upgrades are the metal gears and metal tail slider thing
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 03:59 PM
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I posted some pics of it on the 130X thread go check them out
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 04:05 PM
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Hint 2: Gearing up for Thursday!




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Old Oct 07, 2014, 04:33 PM
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Welp, looks like I'm out if that's torque tube bevels. At least Align still has some belted birds.
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