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Old Jul 01, 2012, 07:18 PM
Why kamikaze pilot wear helmet
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So quick question.

I have been throwing this little beast around and haveing fun.

So the question, am I expecting to much but this little guy dose not feel locked in as my Trex600 Pro.

Now I want to say I have only been flying helis for 5 months and I'm doing mild 3d working a lot on backwards flight etc. with this little guy I feel like I'm sloppy and need to use a lot more rudder to keep things inline.

Or could these be becouse I have to put 6 clicks of right trim to keep the tail from drifting ?
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 07:52 PM
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... if the 130x pans out as I think it will I would get the 130x. The 300 is too close in size to the 450. The small trex 200 or 250 is it called is nice but man the headspeed is rather high and dangerous too as my buddy has one and I feel it should be also flown in a safe field. The mcpx and I believe the 130x would be great in your backyard. ,,street ,,and I dont think either will be as big a threat to other rc fliers and innocent victims.
Thanks & that's exactly what I'm looking for, small & be able to fly anywhere.
I go to: 2 HUGE RC park fields & we do have a community park with nice grass that's barely used plus @ our own club with runway. ALL are close to my house (1-7min away).
- small helis will not bother plane fliers like me flying at the same time @ the park.
- While at our club field, for safety reasons/rules, only one RC is allowed if it's a heli. Which makes ALL the pilots wait before anyone could fly. This, for me, I don't want to cause on others, so I am not considering the 450 as an option.
- Spyro
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Good to hear. I wonder how many of these people have had *crash issues* and just aren't admitting it. I do have to wonder about that teeny, tiny torque tube, though. How is it supported inside the boom? Just a bearing at the very front and back at the tail case? Seems like, with it being as thin as it is, you could get some twist/whip action going on like we used to get in the bad old days of wire drive tails when loading and unloading the tail quickly.
look like 2 bearings what you said. I may confirm later if I crash and have to dis-assemble the torque tube to replace parts
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 07:59 PM
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- While at our club field, for safety reasons/rules, only one RC is allowed if it's a heli. Which makes ALL the pilots wait before anyone could fly.
They don't even have a hover/test area off to the side?
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:07 PM
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I thought I would share with you a video of my son and his 130,
Blade 130X Indoors with Hamish Scott (4 min 12 sec)

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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Just back back from the club meeting at an enclosed basketball gym. The owner of the LHS brought in a 130x and did two flights with it. Mild 3D, front flips, back flips, forward roll, backward roll. I am surprised how quiet this little heli is. Had some tail vibration just before lift off and some vibration in the canopy area a couple of times. Someone HeliFreak tried using 130X canopy grommets in place of the standard ones on the swashplate linkage and it seem to clear up the canopy vibration. Overall I am impressed with this heli. Some minor bugs to work out.

Bob
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 10:47 PM
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They don't even have a hover/test area off to the side?
We don't. Our runway is on top of a hill. very beautiful place but aircraft either lands on the runway, cockpit, or down the hill. Top of the hill was "chopped" for the purpose.
There is another huge huge semi developed land unlimited airspace & 0.5mi from my house great for helis, flat dirt. I fly fixed wings, so I don't go there...
-Spyro
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 10:55 PM
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I thought I would share with you a video of my son and his 130,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9LpTnRoxV8
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Wow!
That video reminds me of my first flight .
LOL,
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Awesome flying! I saw this vid on HeliFreak yesterday and it blew me away. Do you know how long this guy has been flying heli's?

Bob
5 or 6 years. In the early days, he spent hours on the sim. Since we met a few years back, he "laid to rest" more than a few helis and transmitters from the aggressive flying. I was at the shop yesterday and after taking his lunch break, he broke out the bird and flew in into the ceiling and bounced it off of the walls and floor. He just picked it up, straightened the blades and flew again. This heli can take a good beating.
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 11:20 PM
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quote]]Thanks & that's exactly what I'm looking for, small & be able to fly anywhere.quote]]

Cheaper batteries and so more of them ,,the ability to fly most anywhere and thus more time on the sticks,,you will progress much faster!
Have fun and fly safe!
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Well I just had my first sucessful hover, with the 130x, of a radio control heli for the first time in 20 years.

I first flew r/c helicopters starting in 1985 with a GMP Cricket. I was the only heli flyer in my club, and in the area, for years before a couple guys started in the early '90's. Learned to hover with the Cricket (without a gyro at first), learned forward flight with a GMP/Hirobo Shuttle, learned aerobatics on a Kyosho Concept DX then later a SE, and finally messed around with a GMP Rebel before getting burned out with heli's in '91. I have flown r/c since the summer of '73 and after giving up heli's in '91 never felt the urge to fly them again until a flying buddy started back up again with a mcPx.

Anyway, it took me a few tries to re-sync my brain and after having it flop around a few times I was able to pop it off the ground and was able to lock it into a solid hover for rest of the battery. I even moved it around slowly and landed it back on the spot on the driveway I took off from. Heady stuff for 54 year old guy who wishes I had the reflexes I had 20 years ago.

The technology in this little bird is incredible compared to the heli's I used to fly and the convenience of being able to practice in the front yard will be a big plus as I knock 20 plus years of rust off my skills. Going to need more batteries....

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I tried to learn on a cricket back in the day... Finally learned on a MCPx
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Man... can we change the title of this thread? It bugs me for some reason!! LOL!
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Man... can we change the title of this thread? It bugs me for some reason!! LOL!
The title reflects what I was thinking when I made this thread.

There was nothing on the blade website about the 130x when the ad in my link was posted, I wasn't sure if it was a prank or not.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 11:06 AM
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The title reflects what I was thinking when I made this thread.

There was nothing on the blade website about the 130x when the ad in my link was posted, I wasn't sure if it was a prank or not.
You can still change the title of the thread if you want. Just go to the original post, press the "Edit" button and then press the "Go Advance" button.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 11:14 AM
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The title reflects what I was thinking when I made this thread.

There was nothing on the blade website about the 130x when the ad in my link was posted, I wasn't sure if it was a prank or not.
Sorry man... not knocking your title choice at the time it was developed. I knew why you probably selected it.

I'm just pointing out that it may be time for it to be changed. But it's not a huge deal or anything...
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