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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:47 AM
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X350 Review in Model Airplane News:


http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blo...me-flyer-x350/
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Are there any videos out there showing this actually flying fff, rather than short bursts of ff and mostly hovering?

I am still very interested in how this high-tech coaxial compares to the MJX-F45 or other similar size fixed pitch. I expect that they should have somewhat similar flight characteristics. But most videos show the X350 mostly hovering.

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Are there any videos out there showing this actually flying fff, rather than short bursts of ff and mostly hovering?

I am still very interested in how this high-tech coaxial compares to the MJX-F45 or other similar size fixed pitch. I expect that they should have somewhat similar flight characteristics. But most videos show the X350 mostly hovering.

regards . . . g
Try this one.
http://extreme-flyers.com/en/index.p...x350-5b1-video
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Nice looking heli. Looks like a bird of prey. Wish my V911 was designed like that. Shame it costs so much for a coaxial.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:47 AM
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Nice looking heli. Looks like a bird of prey. Wish my V911 was designed like that. Shame it costs so much for a coaxial.
For the same price you can get the new Blade 130 X CP. I have both..
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Any vids showing FFF turns?
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 07:20 AM
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gear on 130X rubbing ?

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For the same price you can get the new Blade 130 X CP. I have both..
I just bought a Blade 130 X but the main shaft gear rubs on the printed circuit board - therefore have not run it yet - does your also make contact with the board ?
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 09:42 AM
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I just bought a Blade 130 X but the main shaft gear rubs on the printed circuit board - therefore have not run it yet - does your also make contact with the board ?
Check the 130 forums in rc group and HF. Plenty of info. I am a 130 happy camper so far I will still mod my x350 to BL ( I have the parts for the last two months) but after flying the 130 I see this mod not happening in the near future or may be ever
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 01:52 PM
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don't give up the X-350 ship

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Check the 130 forums in rc group and HF. Plenty of info. I am a 130 happy camper so far I will still mod my x350 to BL ( I have the parts for the last two months) but after flying the 130 I see this mod not happening in the near future or may be ever
Don't give up on the X-350, I also have a Co-Pilot II stabilized Trex450 but the X-350 does not take all the adjustments of the cp type helis, it is a just-go-and-fly heli and still lots of fun with the fly-in-the-wind capability.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 06:04 PM
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It's pointless to compare the X350 to the Blade 130. They are completely different machines designed for different flying styles and maneuvers altogether.
It's very common on RCGroups for flyers to talk down products that were last years newest thing when it's not novel any longer.
There will be plenty of guys talking down the 130 by the time the next new hyped toy comes along.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 07:58 PM
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I think you are missing the point. The X350 is a nice handling coax, but it still has many of the coax shortcomings. That would be OK, but it's price tag puts in competition with a number of products that don't have those limitations. It's appeal would be a lot wider if it was priced lower.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 08:32 PM
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I think you are missing the point. The X350 is a nice handling coax, but it still has many of the coax shortcomings. That would be OK, but it's price tag puts in competition with a number of products that don't have those limitations. It's appeal would be a lot wider if it was priced lower.
I agree. As much as I enjoy mine, I still think I paid far to much for it for what it is. A coax shouldn't be so much. Even a tricked out one with brushless motors and extended shaft shouldn't either. They should sell it tricked out with the upgrades already done for maybe like $150 to $170 imho...
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:21 PM
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I agree with both of you that it is not a low priced product. I would love to see it available at a lower price point. They would be much more appealing for sure.
In the end the market will determine the value of a product as we as consumers have the choice to buy what we choose.
The point I'm making is that I don't like to see any thread dedicated to a specific model (the X350) turn into a discussion about a completely different model (Blade 130) that it wasn't designed to directly compete with.
A more proper comparison would be the Blade CX2 which is $60.00 less expensive.
Having flown both the X 350 and the CX2 extensively it is my opinion that The X 350 is totally worth 50 bucks more.
$60? I dunno. You decide
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:00 PM
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I agree with both of you that it is not a low priced product. I would love to see it available at a lower price point. They would be much more appealing for sure.
In the end the market will determine the value of a product as we as consumers have the choice to buy what we choose.
The point I'm making is that I don't like to see any thread dedicated to a specific model (the X350) turn into a discussion about a completely different model (Blade 130) that it wasn't designed to directly compete with.
A more proper comparison would be the Blade CX2 which is $60.00 less expensive.
Having flown both the X 350 and the CX2 extensively it is my opinion that The X 350 is totally worth 50 bucks more.
$60? I dunno. You decide
Really??? and I thought the X350 is like double the size of the CX2 ... well, must have been off there. Is there actually a coax in a really comparable size? (BOL maybe? or Lama400?)
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 08:53 AM
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It's pointless to compare the X350 to the Blade 130. They are completely different machines designed for different flying styles and maneuvers altogether.
It's very common on RCGroups for flyers to talk down products that were last years newest thing when it's not novel any longer.
There will be plenty of guys talking down the 130 by the time the next new hyped toy comes along.
It is not pointless at all. I was suggesting that for the SAME PRICE you get more bang for your dollars. I did not try to compare the x350 to 130 x. If you do though for the same money you get a VW beetle vs 911 Carera. Brushed vs BL et al...I am still flying my X350 but less.....isn't obvious why?
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