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Old Jun 09, 2016, 06:14 AM
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Just bought a Blade 130X

....with the idea of learning some more 'adventurous' flying on a small heli. Similar to how I learned four channel flying on a V911. I've bought the BNF version for use with my DX6I tx. Does anyone here know if it has a stability mode?
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Old Jun 09, 2016, 06:50 AM
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No stability mode on that heli, I'm afraid.
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Old Jun 09, 2016, 07:04 AM
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Lol in at the deep end then
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Old Jun 09, 2016, 07:56 PM
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they are know as a "hard to fly" and also suffer issues with the tail drive...........

not a beginners machine mate........

if you find a master CP a handful then this will be a proverbial nightmare ! Like most blade stuff the secret is taming it way down so you can fly it and get the feel for it without crashing your brains out due to their aggressive stock settings................
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Old Jun 09, 2016, 08:07 PM
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Nothing will and can beat SIM time with learning to fly heli's. You'll spend all your time looking for the right heli.

I still put in SIM time and transition these moves onto my V977 although not all moves are 100% do-able on the V977. Then I move onto the 230s and try them there.

First time I failed on the 230s - had a small crash and had to replace the main gear, thankfully a small fix.

All the best!
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Old Jun 10, 2016, 12:38 AM
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You're sure to have some fun flying the 130x. I have 4 of them and enjoy them very much Just tame it down with some expo and DR.
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Old Jun 10, 2016, 01:58 AM
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I'm limited to what flight sim I can have due to the fact that I won't have a Windows pc in my house. I run 3 linux machines.
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Old Jun 10, 2016, 04:12 AM
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You will need all the luck you can get with this model. It is without doubt the most controversial model released by Blade in recent years. It may look quite durable at first but a crash could trigger off a series of events that result in a nightmare.

My first two 130X were OK, but my next four were terrible. Now despite having lots of parts, I cannot get a single one into the air. I must have been to the flying field 20 times without any luck. I have recurrent problems with the tail, servos and the board.

I would advise you to change the A gear to metal as soon as possible. Otherwise, the plastic one will wear out soon on its own and you will crash.

I am now flying the 180CFX and am quite happy with it. However, its 3S power is quite intimidating for beginners. The nano CPS is actually harder to fly than the 130X and 180CFX. However, the vast majority of crashes result in no damage.
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Old Jun 10, 2016, 04:19 AM
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Aaah i see. I do believe that there is a sim that works with linux, not sure what its called.

It would be a good idea to invest in a cheap laptop that would run Phoenix or RF7.5 on it. Trust me it will save you 100's in the long run.

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Old Jun 15, 2016, 05:53 AM
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Woohoo! The shipping website says my heli is out for delivery

I'm nervous after reading the comments on here, though :/
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I'm limited to what flight sim I can have due to the fact that I won't have a Windows pc in my house. I run 3 linux machines.
Nice to have a Linux fellow over here. I also run Linux. Arch Linux all the day long.

On tux we have the heli-x (paid), java written, a solid sim.
On my case, I already had phoenix 3 and I have a licence of win 7 that came on my notebook, so I uninstalled the M$ system, installed arch and fire phoenix through a VM that runs that licence. (It still running on the machine that it came along, so I'm still legal right?!)

I flipped a lot on sim before attempt a flip IRL on my 100s and I was successful on that fist try IRL. (With legs and arms shaking a lot after the move of course)
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Old Jun 15, 2016, 01:12 PM
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I've been tinkering in linux since the command-line-driven dark days of Red Hat in the 1990s .

Currently I run Linux Mint and Fedora on my machines and it looks like in going to have to run VMWare and wundoze in tandem. I used to do this with video software a few years ago.

I'm hoping to offset the crash savings with buying a sim
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Woohoo! The shipping website says my heli is out for delivery

I'm nervous after reading the comments on here, though :/
Did you get a new one? Let us know how it works out for ya.
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Old Jun 15, 2016, 01:40 PM
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+1 on Heli-X, it is a very good sim. The trex 450 in it flies just like my real life 450.

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I actually had pretty good luck with my 130X. I was quite happy with how it handled. Once you understand how to properly set the tail boom for the TT length most of the tail issues many folks complain about are gone.

I agree with zadaw that you should replace the "A" gear as soon as possible with a metal gear.

I also replaced the main shaft with the titanium one. I replaced the swash and blade grips with the CNC metal ones, I think they were Lynx. The plastic ones worked fine but often broke in a crash. I wanted something more durable.

Those were the parts that I found benefited the aircraft as a whole and improved durability significantly. Oh, I never had problem with the stock tail servo, other than they seem to wear out quickly. I replaced mine with the DS76T, never a problem after that.

Best of luck with your 130X, I think you'll like this model.
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