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Old Jul 03, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Blade 130x tail servo flaw

So I tested 3 brand new Blade 130x right out of the box and all 3 had the same problem. The silicone glue that is holding in the the spring rod for the tail servo came off after 30 seconds of flight making the tail inoperable. I simply pushed it back in and tightened the copper nuts and put a medium CA glue on the end and so far it has held alright. Here is a video showing what I mean. Hope this helps.

New Blade 130x Flaw (1 min 21 sec)
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Mine appears to have CA on the tail servo screw from the factory. This may be an isolated incident already corrected by Blade. I just completed my fifth flight. It flies perfect out of the box. I do appreciate the heads up though. This should be added to preflight check.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I agree about the pre flight check and mid flight check and end of flight check. Poor design IMO. Like I said I tried 3 brand new 130x and all had the same problem 30 seconds into the flight. Luckly I didn't crash any of them.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Its tough being an early adopter..........
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Its tough being an early adopter..........
No to worry. I have confidence in Blade, the Forums and the after market to resolve any issues. I'm happy with my 130X the way it came out of the box.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Its tough being an early adopter..........
I had flied my 130X out of box for 23 times already, no issues at this moment. The only thing I found the tail gears showed sign of worn out after 21 flights but it still flyable. I do hovering, FFF and 3D flying.
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