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Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:00 PM
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My thoughts exactly! 7000ft?!?!?!
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I'll try dropping mine out of a real helicopter.......
Would my heli have more power at the bottom of the grand canyon? lol

I know the air is thinner at higher elevations but I wouldn't think 7000 feet would be enough to make a huge difference.

I am however completely uneducated on the subject.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Would my heli have more power at the bottom of the grand canyon? lol

I know the air is thinner at higher elevations but I wouldn't think 7000 feet would be enough to make a huge difference.

I am however completely uneducated on the subject.
Not really,
The bottom of the Grand Canyon averages at about 2,200 feet, apparently, with the lowest elevation at 2,000 feet above sea level.

The highest elevation for the canyon is on the North Rim at over 9,000 feet. So your heli would fly a lot worse on the North Rim.

Flying in New Orleans..... Now you're talking, there are areas actually below sea level. Or on the East Coast (North Eastern US) on a spring and fall morning or evening, where the density altitude can be substantially negative.

And yes 7000' will make a big difference.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Not really,
The bottom of the Grand Canyon averages at about 2,200 feet, apparently, with the lowest elevation at 2,000 feet above sea level.

The highest elevation for the canyon is on the North Rim at over 9,000 feet. So your heli would fly a lot worse on the North Rim.

Flying in New Orleans..... Now you're talking, there are areas actually below sea level. Or on the East Coast (North Eastern US) on a spring and fall morning or evening, where the density altitude can be substantially negative.

And yes 7000' will make a big difference.
I mistakenly though the grand canyon was a mile below sea level, I'm in south Florida, most of which is pretty much at sea level..

Ok who's gonna put a gps on their heli and let it go straight up to see what the max is? lol
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Try Death Valley - 282 feet below sea level
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Try Death Valley - 282 feet below sea level
Sounds good, but often because it is so hot, the density altitude gets to about 3000'.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Blade 130X Indoors with Hamish Scott

With thanks to Hamish Scott and Modelflight.com.au Thrillseeker Productions brings you a close up look at the new Blade 130X being "Thrashed" indoors. Hamish is a great pilot and really puts this little beauty through it's paces hitting the ground a few times and just flying on like nothing happened this heli is durable! as your see in the video.
I reckon this heli is going to leave the shop shelf's quickly, thats for sure

Now this thing flies fast, is small and was hard to follow, i think i captured it the best my ol 56yr old body could as always full screen HD is the best to view this heli in anyway sit back and enjoy

cheers chuck

PS answers a few of the questions posed above aye!

Blade 130X Indoors with Hamish Scott (4 min 12 sec)
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:40 PM
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With thanks to Hamish Scott and Modelflight.com.au Thrillseeker Productions brings you a close up look at the new Blade 130X being "Thrashed" indoors. Hamish is a great pilot and really puts this little beauty through it's paces hitting the ground a few times and just flying on like nothing happened this heli is durable! as your see in the video.
I reckon this heli is going to leave the shop shelf's quickly, thats for sure

Now this thing flies fast, is small and was hard to follow, i think i captured it the best my ol 56yr old body could as always full screen HD is the best to view this heli in anyway sit back and enjoy

cheers chuck

PS answers a few of the questions posed above aye!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9LpTnRoxV8
Looks very GOOD and great flying.. About the durability, I don't know if I would go out on the limb yet,, for me flying over a polished wooden floor is not real life for me. Lets see some crashes on to the grass and pavement and a couple of full speed body strikes like I fly...
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Chuck, I usually like your videos, but I don't see any point in this.
Do people really fly like that? If so, why?
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Chuck, I usually like your videos, but I don't see any point in this.
Do people really fly like that? If so, why?
Ron
Hey the guy learned to fly and saved it in time for a good landing didn't he.. All in just one battery how long did it take you to learn to fly a whole battery and land safely?? Did you see that other fool walk out and pick up his airplane??

Heck I backed away from my monitor as I was afraid he was going to come out of it and hit me..
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Hey the guy learned to fly and saved it in time for a good landing didn't he.. All in just one battery how long did it take you to learn to fly a whole battery and land safely?? Did you see that other fool walk out and pick up his airplane??

Heck I backed away from my monitor as I was afraid he was going to come out of it and hit me..
That's a very good point. I guess it took me years to learn, but I am much better than that. I can keep it still now.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Wow chuck, I was expecting crashes.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 07:25 AM
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That's a very good point. I guess it took me years to learn, but I am much better than that. I can keep it still now.
Ron

Same here,, now I can keep it right side up and in one spot the whole flight. No more of this lucky save here lucky save there like this guy had.. Looked like he couldn't even make up his mind where he wanted it to be at let alone keep it there.. But being a young kid I'm sure he will get the hang of it quickly and start having nice smooth scale like flights shortly.

I must say the 130X did handle it nicely.. So it should be able to do scale flights great..
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 07:50 AM
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I'm afraid I'm disappointed with Blade. They have not done their homework, and are missing out on a huge segment of sales for the 130X as a result. There should have been an option that supplied a canopy with the same colour and design as the mCP-X. How else am I supposed to prevent my wife from realising that I have bought yet ANOTHER heli??
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 07:52 AM
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I'm afraid I'm disappointed with Blade. They have not done their homework, and are missing out on a huge segment of sales for the 130X as a result. There should have been an option that supplied a canopy with the same colour and design as the mCP-X. How else am I supposed to prevent my wife from realising that I have bought yet ANOTHER heli??
Just take it off they all look the same naked..
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Just take it off they all look the same naked..
So, THAT'S why most of the guys at my local heli club fly their birds naked. Can't believe I never thought of it myself. Thanks for the tip!
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