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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Blade steps up again, nice!
Will be interesting to see how those linear servos hold up over time.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:39 PM
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In case you haven't noticed, E-flite doesn't make helis any more. Been that way for over a year. We're BLADE now! (Just goes to show how strong the brand equity is with E-flite!)
Some of your HH employees shouldn't be allowed to post.

Just in case you have noticed, your not a Brand manager or are you?

Your batteries still say e-flight
Your dealers still categorize your product under e-flight.

Your brand manager should be fired.

I love the 130x and will be buying one.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:57 PM
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What are those things that stick out from the leading side of the main rotors? They are not on the spare blades.
They are weights. The MCPX has the same setup. Weighted blades for sport flying or better stability and non weighted for 3D and quicker response.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 03:10 PM
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I really like the HH is filling out the line with these FBL helis. I waited forever for something to come between the mCPX and the 450 and wound up going with a Walkera when I could wait no longer. Shortly after of course the 300 was announced. I don't feel I have a need for this size heli in my current line-up, however, I appreciate that these options exist. Great to see them cover the market in this way.

I am also with those confused on the branding. Blade/e-flite is anything but obvious and HH, if the intention to create a single brand under Blade, needs to do a much better job. Of course I'd rather have good helis than branding, but who says these need to be mutually exclusive?
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 04:36 PM
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How robust is it? With the 120SR you can fly it into a tree and then pick it up and resume flying (most of the time). Will the 130 be similar?

I also have a SR. If you so much as land it a bit hard you'll be out a few bucks for repairs.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 04:52 PM
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How robust is it? ...
How would anyone know?
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Some of your HH employees shouldn't be allowed to post.

Just in case you have noticed, your not a Brand manager or are you?

Your batteries still say e-flight
Your dealers still categorize your product under e-flight.

Your brand manager should be fired.

I love the 130x and will be buying one.
I think that ebeing should not be allowed to post.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 06:33 PM
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ETA is mid June
That means Sept - Oct and spare batts about Feb or March, by their record.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 06:41 PM
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That means Sept - Oct and spare batts about Feb or March, by their record.
I'm seeing lots of aftermarket batteries online in this voltage and power (including Thunder Power) at around15g which is probably close to what this one is
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Yay, another Blade product... I'm sure they'll post teaser vids to lure in some early adopters and spread a lot of hype only to disappear once the problems begin to surface.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 10:32 PM
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i think that ebeing should not be allowed to post.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Yay, another Blade product... I'm sure they'll post teaser vids to lure in some early adopters and spread a lot of hype only to disappear once the problems begin to surface.
you mad, bro?

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:13 PM
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ebeing,

Individual components such as motors, batteries, ESCs, if we feel they are up to "Open Stock" standards, are branded E-flite (as a supplier of high-quality electronics). Radio components such as servos are branded Spektrum under the same guidelines. The helis themselves are Blade, and have been since the mCX2.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:51 PM
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ebeing,

Individual components such as motors, batteries, ESCs, if we feel they are up to "Open Stock" standards, are branded E-flite (as a supplier of high-quality electronics). Radio components such as servos are branded Spektrum under the same guidelines. The helis themselves are Blade, and have been since the mCX2.
Resellers need to get on board. Go to their sites and you click on "eflite" and then the helis themselves are labeled as "eflite blade".

Try this for example: http://helidirect.com/eflite-c-1_29_224.hdx
Or this: http://www.wowhobbies.com/e-flite-helicopter.aspx
Or this: http://www.redrockethobbies.com/E-Fl...ters-s/149.htm

Hardly the world's biggest issue, but the "Blade" branding is only alive as you describe on HH's own site.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 12:10 AM
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Can't disagree with you that not all retailers have picked up on the new brand. It would help if we completely eliminated all EFLH item numbers and changed them to BLH numbers. But that would carry it's own risks!
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