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Old Jan 28, 2014, 06:48 PM
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Horizon Recall Blade 500 X BNF and Blade 500 3D RTF

Here is the link.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/...l-Helicopters/
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 03:20 AM
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Could be nasty.

I thought Blade products were made in the US?
That link says they were made by:-
Shenzen Shen’s Tongchuang Aeronautic Model Co., Ltd. of China
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 03:31 AM
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I thought Blade products were made in the US?
Nope, not even close. Their sales/support are in the US.
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 06:21 AM
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I think all helis are made in Asian part of the world. I always check on horizon hobby site for recalls and problems they are having gives you an heads up if you want to buy one of there helis or quads
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 06:35 AM
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 06:59 AM
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Could be nasty.

I thought Blade products were made in the US?
That link says they were made by:-
Shenzen Shen’s Tongchuang Aeronautic Model Co., Ltd. of China
This is just one of the manufacturing partners. The micros are reportedly by Shanghai Flying Tian. It is possible that the pro series is yet made by another manufacturer.
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 07:49 AM
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Just noticed that Blade have just released some new helis, a 200 FP, and a 300 X
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 07:58 AM
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I just checked out the recall, its the tail grips. They have instructions on inspecting, and returning for free replacement.
Its the same issue they came out earlier with, except now its been elevated to a recall.
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 01:20 PM
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This is just one of the manufacturing partners. The micros are reportedly by Shanghai Flying Tian. It is possible that the pro series is yet made by another manufacturer.
Pro kits are stated to be made in Taiwan.

I have 2 Taiwanese made helis. An X5 and, wait for it, lol, an Align 250 plus dfc (lol). The X5 was a kit, no problems really apart from !#&€*&&#! pre thread locked assemblies. Great tolerances. The btf was put together really well too, apart from the ele servo cable running too close for comfort against the razor sharp frame.

Purely anecdotal but I suspect Taiwanese built helis are better than their main land counterparts.
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 01:33 PM
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I just checked out the recall, its the tail grips. They have instructions on inspecting, and returning for free replacement.
Its the same issue they came out earlier with, except now its been elevated to a recall.
Yeah I already have my new ones.
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