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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Eflite makes great products, I'm looking forward to it and am confident it will be worth the money
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 05:08 PM
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OK.....Gotta ask......
How did you score a 130X??????
PLEASE say you work for HH/Blade...or are one of their beta testers......!!
Mid-June is looking VERY far away right now.........!!!
My mCPx and 450X will keep me company 'til then....and I'm good with that!!
Happy Flying!!!
Found the photos on an Aussie forum.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Blade 130x

I'm excited!

Time to add some modded T.P. 325s to my product list.

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Old Apr 18, 2012, 02:40 PM
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We were all spoilt by the mCP-X which was completely revolutionary (both a micro CP that actually worked AND a CP that could survive a crash; two previously impossible abilities). The 130x, 300x and 500x are just evolutionary improvements when we were hoping for something magical.
I have flown 550 class helis all the way down to the mSr but when I got my hands on the V1 mcpX last spring I sold everything else and it's all I fly now. I am a sport flyer and don't get much chance to go to flying field so I need something small that won't bother neighbors. My only complaint about my mcpX is it has no power at 7000ft and it gets really small quickly on speed runs up and down my street. When I saw the 130x I was thinking it would fit my needs perfect. The 300 looks sweet, but to me it looks loud and would result in crash damage similar to a Trex 250 or 450 size bird. The 130x appears to resemble an mcpX and with lighter mass might survive better. I have only crashed my mcpX once in a whole year and had no parts to replace. I'm going to watch this one closely!
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:13 PM
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My only complaint about my mcpX is it has no power at 7000ft and it gets really small quickly on speed runs up and down my street.
Dude, no way the mcpX flies 7000ft up...
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Dude, no way the mcpX flies 7000ft up...
Funny. He lives in the CO so I'm guessing the elevation he lives at is 7,000'.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Found the 130X Manual

And here is a separate Exploded View

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 04:20 AM
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I have only crashed my mcpX once in a whole year
That's quite impressive, I only crash mine about once per battery...
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:25 AM
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The good, the bad and the ugly?

Good find, DD! Strange that Horizon UK has it on their website before Horizon USA.

Been listening to all of the pros and cons expressed on this new heli. This is exactly the size I have been waiting for. Love the size of my SR 120, or is that the 120 SR?, but it is a pain to fly in any wind in comparison to my mCP-x.

Yes, I preordered the first day Horizon posted it on their website.

At 4 ounces all up weight, I am guessing it should have crash survivablity roughly on par with the 120, excepting the tail rotor mechanics. Whoops, forgot about the higher headspeed, so perhaps not! This could be the "bad."

All of the time I have spent on the mCP-x should pay its dues!

I am also not excited about its boom and pod looks. Ugly to me. Hopefully, someone will market some decent weight scale body alternatives. This bird should have the room to carry a few extra grams, especially if you are not into 3D flying.

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:46 AM
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130X Manual and Exploded View

Here are links to the manual and exploded view

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroon...30x_manual.pdf

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroon...x_exploded.pdf

It seems that discussion on this heli is much more active at HF. Certain points of note that have come out are

1. The 2S setup may make this heli less durable and may make a slipper clutch much more difficult to set up.
2. The contstruction is that of a sized down 450X rather than a sized up MCPx. The main frame is in two pieces which may make the heli more difficult to service.
3. The linear servos would be quite resistant to stripping. But at the same time, they do not respond as fast.
4. The stock batteries will cost over $20 each.

I am going to take a wait and see attitude on this.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:20 AM
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3. The linear servos would be quite resistant to stripping. But at the same time, they do not respond as fast.
And I don't agree or disagree, but how could anybody actually know prior to its release ?
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Just got my first look at the new 130X then i got Hamish to put it through it's paces at our local indoors event this heli is a beauty and in the hands of someone who "really" knows how to fly i think it will be a very durable heli
Your see this one hit the ground a few times and just keep flying
Video will be up tomorrow, it's 1am here and i'm off to bed it's been a long day with a 200km round trip to film this also got Hamish putting the 300X through it's paces indoors and after hitting the deck a few times, he literally cleans the floor with this heli man these things are durable

anyway i'm outta here

cheers chuck
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Just got my first look at the new 130X then i got Hamish to put it through it's paces at our local indoors event this heli is a beauty and in the hands of someone who "really" knows how to fly i think it will be a very durable heli
Your see this one hit the ground a few times and just keep flying
Video will be up tomorrow, it's 1am here and i'm off to bed it's been a long day with a 200km round trip to film this also got Hamish putting the 300X through it's paces indoors and after hitting the deck a few times, he literally cleans the floor with this heli man these things are durable

anyway i'm outta here

cheers chuck
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Dude, no way the mcpX flies 7000ft up...
My thoughts exactly! 7000ft?!?!?!
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Dude, no way the mcpX flies 7000ft up...


I'll try dropping mine out of a real helicopter.......
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