|Jun 25, 2010, 05:39 PM|
I have three E-Flite products - an mCX, an mSR and a Blade 400.
No problems what so ever with the mCX or mSR. Tons of flights. Never had the rear motor cap pop off either. Except I bought two additional E-Flite 120mAh lipos for the mSR that only lasted a few months.
Blade 400 - quality problems; battery, charger, & 420 motor. And, my first contact with tech support to correct the problems didn't go well at all. The second one did, but the first one caused me to wonder. Still, I'm disappointed. The B400 flys very well now, but out of the box it did not. Had to re-do all of the basic mechanical CP heli setup for it to behave well. The ESC/BEC and 420 motor remain a mystery (no tech specs what so ever). After the mCX and mSR I expected better.
So, I'm on the fence. Not a hater, not a lover. I'll just watch and see what they do. Fixing the B400's quality problems would score mega points with me. The B400 is a great heli, when it's built & setup right with reliable components - it should just come that way out of the box as to match the product's advertisements & implications of superior design ("#1 by Design").
But, the mCX did get me hooked ... then I got a Quark which flys very well, so I don't have a need for an SR 120 at the moment. I would be interested in a CP of that size however. Regardless, I'm not happy to hear about the brushed motors.
|Jun 25, 2010, 07:11 PM|
My mcx is now with a friend and still going strong. My mcx2 has not had any electronic issues yet. My Tandem hasn't had any electronic issues either. Im not saying they are perfect, I have had issues with both my tandem and mcx2 for strange quarks they have but it has never been an issue with electronics.
I have had other helis that cost more and cost less than the eflight stuff, that I had tons of issues with electronic problems.
I salute them for their quality. Before them, there were not many helis out there that you could "crash" and just pick it right back up and start flying it again let alone crash multiple times with little to no issues, especially in these small sizes.
My personal opinion is that many people push these helis far beyond what they were designed for and then want to blame the company because they don't hold up to their abuse. Now thats not to say there wont be defects that can creep up from time to time, but I dont think the blame is all on the company for many of these issues that people have.
|Jun 25, 2010, 07:41 PM|
I want one, RIGHT NOW
Right after I got a mSR I wished for a larger mSR, about the size of a CX2. Soon I will have my wish fulfilled.
Thank You Horizon.
Next I want one the size of a HBFP. Then a 600 sized FP using the same technology.
|Jun 25, 2010, 08:11 PM|
Joined Apr 2010
I'll be getting an SR 120, but it is definitely overpriced for something with a brushed motor and all-plastic construction. I'm sure it will fly great, but I think it should have a brushless main motor for that price.
|Jun 25, 2010, 08:51 PM|
|Jun 25, 2010, 09:29 PM|
They are brushed motors. Now... in my own opinion drawn from my experiences with BOTH Walkera and E-Flite or "Blade" micro helis, Walkera has durability in their corner, but only by a hair. I say this because of how much more complicated the 4#6 is to repair than the Blade mSR that most of us already know about and/or own. Though the plastic parts of a Blade are much more easily broken, the simplicity of the construction made it much easier for me to fix the mSR that I am now selling for either the 120 SR or the Walkera CB100. I realize the size difference in these two models, but the CB100 has dual brushless motors and the 120 SR still has brushed motors. So... I guess I am now leaning towards another Walkera once again because of the motors.
As far as quality goes, I feel that they are neck in neck until it comes to customer service and parts availability, where Horizon has come though with flying colors. No lhs parts availability for Walkera alone had them ahead IMHO. So there you have it from my now more intermediate pilot point-of-view.
|Jun 25, 2010, 10:10 PM|
Oh no....here we go again....
let the SR120 hysteria begin....
count me in/out as watching passively while I pick my next CP heli and enjoy flying my multitudinous planks all summer.
Bud, watching passively Bud
|Jun 25, 2010, 10:12 PM|
|Jun 25, 2010, 10:14 PM|
see any verbs down there?
pas新ive un搆as新ive損pas新ive /ˈp犘ɪv/ Show Spelled[pas-iv] Show IPA
1. not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling.
2. not participating readily or actively; inactive: a passive member of a committee.
3. not involving visible reaction or active participation: to play a passive role.
4. inert or quiescent.
5. influenced, acted upon, or affected by some external force, cause, or agency; being the object of action rather than causing action ( opposed to active).
6. receiving or characterized by the reception of impressions or influences from external sources.
7. produced or caused by an external agency.
8. receiving, enduring, or submitting without resistance: a passive hypnotic subject.
9. Grammar .
a. noting a voice in the inflection of the verb in some languages which is used to indicate that the subject undergoes the action of the verb. Latin portātur, “he, she, or it is carried,” is in the passive voice.
b. noting or pertaining to a construction similar to this in meaning, as English He is carried ( opposed to active).
10. Chemistry . inactive, esp. under conditions in which chemical activity is to be expected.
11. Metallurgy . (of a metal) treated so as to impart impassivity.
12. Medicine/Medical . of or pertaining to certain unhealthy but dormant conditions; inactive, as opposed to active or spontaneous.
13. Telecommunications . designed to relay signals without electronic devices: a passive communications satellite.
14. (of a solar heating system) accumulating and distributing solar heat without the aid of machinery.
–noun Grammar .
15. the passive voice.
16. a passive form or construction.
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1350–1400; ME < L passīvus lit., submissive, equiv. to pass ( us ) (ptp. of patī to experience, undergo, submit) + -īvus -ive
|Jun 25, 2010, 10:22 PM|
Joined Dec 2002
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