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Old Jul 23, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Blade MSR Confirmed. PICs Below + video and video review

Review - E-flite's Ultra-micro Blade mSR RTF and BNF (8 min 58 sec)



Article from eflite:

Weighing in at under one ounce, the nimble Blade® mSR RTF takes ultra-micro helicopter performance to the next level. It comes from the factory completely assembled and flight tested with everything you need to get flying. At the heart of the Blade mSR’s design is a Bell-Hiller rotor head that provides the kind of speed and agility you would expect of a single-rotor heli but maintains a measure of positive stability similar to a co-axial heli. This blend of agility and stability makes it the ideal “next step” for someone moving up from a coaxial heli, such as the Blade CX3 or Blade mCX.

For single-rotor ultra-micro heli excitement you can fly almost anywhere, the Blade mSR simply can’t be beat.





Specs:

Type: Ultra Micro Single Rotor Helicopter
Main Rotor Diameter: 7.0 in (180mm)
Length: 7.5 in (190mm)
Motor Size: Coreless/Micro coreless
Kit/ARF/RTF: RTF
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No



Link to manufacturer: http://www.e-fliterc.com/Default.aspx
Link to distributer: http://www.horizonhobby.com/RC/Default.aspx
Link to product page: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLH3000





Prices
RTF 179.99
BNF 149.99

A video review from a user
E-flite Blade MSR unboxing & REVIEW & first / maiden flight! (10 min 1 sec)


Thanks to http://www.youtube.com/user/earthling1984 for letting me use the video.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 02:35 PM
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That was a nice review. Looks like a winner.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 02:57 PM
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the transition from co-ax to single rotor had been very challenging and difficult to a lot of people this will definitely be the perfect step up heli

this vid shows the msr hitting wall and touts its durability
i would guess even experienced CP flyers would want to have this in their fleet
comes with 4 port charger to charge 4 batteries at the same time
and 2 lipo batteries included bnf or rtf version.

Eflite E flite Blade MSR Ultra Micro Electric RC Helicopter (1 min 46 sec)
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 03:55 PM
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Around 2:40... I'm sold! (edit: I should say 2:40 of the first video)
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Will be interesting to hear what all of the Walkera guys have to say about this one... and the mods that will come with it!!

I purchased a 4#3Q after reading and learning from everyone on here.
Looks like this will be my next one!

Estimated ETA is end of August!!! Per post from Horizon rep in Micro RTF forum.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:02 PM
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i'm a 4#3 guy and i'd buy one, but man $180 bucks! I'll wait and buy it used.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:02 PM
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yup
dual rate setting on the stock TX
and 2 swash link settings

HH[Eflite] is marketing this mainly for coax flyers wanting to fly SINGLE ROTOR for the first time. Im almost sure experienced CP[and fp] flyers will want this on their fleet.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Elisecat
Will be interesting to hear what all of the Walkera guys have to say about this one... and the mods that will come with it!!

I purchased a 4#3Q after reading and learning from everyone on here.
Looks like this will be my next one!

Estimated ETA is end of August!!! Per post from Horizon rep in Micro RTF forum.
It will fit in well with my fleet of Walkera's. I'm second on the list to get one at one of my LHS's. I think it will use my mCX batteries and the Tx looks the same as my mCX Tx. It may be a little too easy to fly (although that might make it good for learning various manuevers) and it won't handle as much wind most likely, but it should be fun.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:09 PM
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i'm a 4#3 guy and i'd buy one, but man $180 bucks! I'll wait and buy it used.
there's a bnf for $149 if you have a spektrum dsm2 TX already.[ or buy a used eflite CX2 TX from ebay] cheap !

Also they are bundling 2 batteries worth $20 an upgraded charger the $39 Eflite celectra 4 port charger with the $15 Eflite 6VDC AC adapter on this.

i don't recall HH[eflite] including a Premium charger and 2 batteries on any of their previous kits.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:09 PM
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Definitely a "wait and see" kind of heli. I had too many issues with the MCX to want to do that again.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Absolutely! This is the heli!

Very nice, sure adds that extra element many coaxials are missing. Single rotor with true tail rotor and stability similar to other single rotor easy to fly helis already out there like the Quark, Kestrel, etc. but in a cool size just makes for much more exciting flights.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 06:03 PM
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full brushless and i'm sold.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 06:28 PM
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It doesn't even need to be brushless, that thing looks awesome.

I was hoping they would sell something like a BNF "lite" which would just have t he heli and maybe one battery. For those of us with MCXs and have wall chargers and batteries already it would be nice to see a BNF version for $100-125
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 07:22 PM
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dual brushless 4#3b $139. I think full brushless is expected now days. Tired of getting milked for replacement motors, when the technology exist use it.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 07:32 PM
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I dunno for 180 bucks it seems a bit overpriced, i would of thought 150 - i guess we will know if it's worth the $ when people start flying them.
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