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Old Feb 07, 2013, 04:25 PM
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HobbyZone still has them, and free shipping. Use code: CPNBLH1650 to drop the price at check out.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Dang,
BNF 450 for 169! Too bad I am not in 450's anymore.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Just pickup one up here in Canada for $189.99.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I just picked one of these up last week and it is sitting in the closet next to a used SR I picked up and have fixed up and flown twice before the winds and snow hit. It scared me a little to fly, so I went and bought a Nano CP X to get a better feel for CP helis over the winter. I am good at forward flight and all orientations. I can even do some inverted hovering and quick flips. I have been practicing both of the larger helis on Pheonix, but I know that doesn't translate 100% to real world experience. Which model do you guys think would be easier to practice on when the snow melts, the 300 size SR or the 450 3D?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:04 PM
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The Blade SR is marketed as being more forgiving and easier to master than a conventional CP heli.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:40 PM
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The Blade SR is marketed as being more forgiving and easier to master than a conventional CP heli.
It is marketed that way, but I got it cheap used because the previous owner did not enjoy flying it and I know he is a decent flyer. I did have to make a lot of adjustments to it to get it to hover nicely, but he told me he just replaced most of the parts after a crash and didn't have time to tune it up, so that was expected. Other people I know own the SR have told me that if I can fly that, I can fly anything.

Now that I think about it, I will probably bring both to the field at the same time. Maybe after a few hovers I will settle on one or the other.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:07 PM
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TBH, if you get to grips with the 450, I can't see you wanting to fly the SR. I could be wrong tho....
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Now that I think about it, I will probably bring both to the field at the same time. Maybe after a few hovers I will settle on one or the other.
I had both, set up right they both fly well, just different. Take them both to the field. While one is cooling down after a flight you can fly the other.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Me and a buddy just pulled the trigger and ordered Blade 450s from Ampdraw. A little less than $325 shipped for the pair...amazing deal!

Incidentally, the Blade 450 3D is not being discontinued according to a Horizon rep. They are simply no longer offering the BNF Basic (hence the close-out deals). The RTF Package will remain in the Blade model line. This bodes well for sourcing parts in the foreseeable future!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Well parts have never really been a problem for the 400 so I'm not worried about that with the 450 yet.

On the other hand, I wouldn't buy the RTF as I already have a tx. Seems a bit daft to make it the only option available IMO.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Good to hear confirmation about Blade 450 3D not being discontinued.

Seems there's a market for both flybar and flybarless; the first easier for those getting into @ first. Reintroduction of Blade mSR and introduction of Align T-Rex 450 plus rtf are great examples.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:09 AM
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Just ordered this today what's a good tx for this heli that's not expensive.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Dx6i , you can find some good deals on used ones too.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:17 AM
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What about the turnigy 9x with dsmx orangerx module.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Yes!!

Just secured me one today!! I pick it up Friday the 22nd at Atlanta Hobby, total with tax is $181.89.

I was told by my friends who fly helis that the 450 3D should be my next step. Sadly I'm just going to be a boring ole "scale flyer". I have absolutely no desire what-so-ever to fly heli 3D.

A guy came out to the field yesterday with one of these, and I had already seen the ad from Atlanta Hobby, so the bug bit me real good.

Can't wait til next weekend!!!!
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