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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:29 PM
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The 130 won't be safe around people

The MCPX can draw blood if it hits your hands

130X is larger and more powerful!
True, true. My mcpx gave me a nasty cut on the hand. Glad it wasn't a 130X but, it is worth the risk. I want one.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:59 PM
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I wouldn't fret much about a 107 gram 130x. Notice how the spectators hide behind a car in this vid.

Tareq Alsaadi testing his (( GOBLIN 700 SAB 2011 )) (3 min 50 sec)
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 07:31 PM
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I suppose this heli lessens the chance of getting a 120SRX.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:02 PM
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The Walkera 120 CP line is very popular and essentially has the market cornered. No reason for Blade not to fire back with some competition. I'm also digging the size. I love my Genius CP, but I fly in a 2 court gym and it gets very small very quickly. Learning 3D on something so small presents it's own challenges. A 120/130 size heli is much more visible. I'm also limited to 6oz where I fly, anything much bigger than this is to heavy. The Walkera 120s have shown that a shaft tail can work very well in this size, so you don't have another motor to burn out. It seems that all the sub micros with tail motors always need some sort of tail upgrade, whether it's a stronger motor, extended boom, whatever. A driven tail doesn't have that problem. If this heli is as durable as the MCPx and 120SR, and the V120D02S, it'll probably be worth every penny.
Unless you have a slipper clutch installed the tail gears on the Walkera 120 size helicopters strip almost every time the tail rotor touches something. (with the slipper clutch the gears are almost indestructible however)

A better solution might be a brushless tail motor with a variable pitch tail rotor. Then you get the durability of a tail motor and the instant response of a tail servo. People have done this mod to the Blade SR and supposedly it works quite well.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Can't disagree with you that not all retailers have picked up on the new brand. It would help if we completely eliminated all EFLH item numbers and changed them to BLH numbers. But that would carry it's own risks!
I guess the mSR came out before that switchover because mine has Eflight on the canopy.

Horizon Hobby has a bewildering array of brands...Spektrum, Eflight, Blade... it would be a lot easier if everything just said Horizon Hobby and leave it at that.

But back on topic it's great to have helis in all sizes for all skill levels. I don't know that I can afford one in every size, but that's my problem, and a good one for Blade.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 09:00 PM
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DX6i or DX7s ? Which would be better for this heli, and would it make a discernible difference ?
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Unless you have a slipper clutch installed the tail gears on the Walkera 120 size helicopters strip almost every time the tail rotor touches something. (with the slipper clutch the gears are almost indestructible however)

A better solution might be a brushless tail motor with a variable pitch tail rotor. Then you get the durability of a tail motor and the instant response of a tail servo. People have done this mod to the Blade SR and supposedly it works quite well.

I did the brushless VP mod to my SR but I prefer the shaft driven VP tail over DD, DDVP, and belt driven VP tails.



To me the slipper clutch protected shaft driven VP tail is the best..

After getting the two early mCPX's with all their problems I'm not about to buy this 130X for my own use.. Only as a favor to you guys for R&D for the slipper clutch which I'm sure you will all need within days if not hours of getting the 130X..

Blade should send me a FREE preproduction 130 so I can have the slipper clutch ready for you guys..

Or you can preorder and pay for one now, and when I get 10 paid preorders I'll preorder a 130 for R&D..

Send your order/money to PayPal slipperclutch@mi.rr.com $25.00 plus $7.00 S&H..
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Bob, that seems like a lot for a slipper clutch... your other ones are only $17 shipped.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Yeah I was kinda hoping the price would be close to the other ones. I DO understand the limited demand for these parts (in respect to true mass production) requires that these be more or less hand made, which drives up the price. Bob? Any comment on this?
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 01:09 AM
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I think that ebeing should not be allowed to post.
+1 especially as he can't get the name right - they've NEVER been branded 'e-flight'
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 01:28 AM
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I guess the mSR came out before that switchover because mine has Eflight on [snip]
I bet it doesn't...
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 01:47 AM
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I bet it doesn't...
My MSR box , my MSR heli , and my MSR radio all say ''E FLITE'' on them.

I don't know why people are getting so hung up on this, the blade employee made it pretty clear that they changed the name to "BLADE'' a few years ago.

That implies that they were once called ''E FLITE'' but are no longer.

The radios will be ''SPEKTRUM'' the heli's will be ''BLADE'' the batteries and chargers will be ''E FLITE''
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:42 AM
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My MSR box , my MSR heli , and my MSR radio all say ''E FLITE'' on them.

I don't know why people are getting so hung up on this, the blade employee made it pretty clear that they changed the name to "BLADE'' a few years ago.

That implies that they were once called ''E FLITE'' but are no longer.

The radios will be ''SPEKTRUM'' the heli's will be ''BLADE'' the batteries and chargers will be ''E FLITE''
errrr, my point was that the brand name is E-Flite and not eflight, e-flight, E FLITE etc

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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:16 AM
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errrr, my point was that the brand name is E-Flite and not eflight, e-flight, E FLITE etc

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AH I missed that, I see people spell it that way so often I don't even notice anymore.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:49 AM
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Yeah I was kinda hoping the price would be close to the other ones. I DO understand the limited demand for these parts (in respect to true mass production) requires that these be more or less hand made, which drives up the price. Bob? Any comment on this?
He has to go out of his way to develop a 130x version?
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