Originally Posted by jimmiedac
I'm very excited about this Heli but I'm also and interested in the new Blade 450X...I've not wanted to go as big as a 450 size Heli but this one is available right now!!!!!.....it has the same little "Beastie" controller but my focus is flying in my front/back yard....I'm thinking a 450 is just too big for that...maybe I should forget the 300X and the 450X and put a Beast AR7200BX and a FBL head in my T-Rex 250 and get on with it....
It depends on how big your yard is, a 450 may look huge in your hands compared to an micro mcp-x, but 20 feet high and 20 feet away in 15mph winds it will dissapear into the void of the sky
. The light plastic 300 size is nice if you have a smaller yard I suppose, but if its as small as my yard, then theres nothing like a micro CP helo. In most cases bigger and slightly heavier is better for wind stability though.
And generally the calm days of the 5mph breeze are long gone it seems, as everytime I go to fly outside there are 15-20mph gusty winds where I live. I fly a 450 FL with 3 axis stab and as long as you keep the heli moving at speed its manageable in those kinds of winds, but it gets real small real quick out in the open. The 450 @ 768g AUW tends to let the wind catch the rotors and make the heli pitch up unless you keep the nose pointed down and are flying into the wind. Just somethings to consider, I was flying today and wishing I had a 600/700 so it would just be planted in the air.
Some of us may benifit to see an "Average/Intermediate" pilot fly this thing in 20mph winds in an urban park setting without a zoom lens to get a real idea of what it flies/looks like in the air. Not just a pro in the dead of calm desert valley doing a fun fly routine.
Thats the reality after the "get you wet video" LOL. Im sure U-Tube will be filled with them soon if not already some sneak previews from HH reps scattered arcoss the world.
Regardless Enjoy and Have fun with whatever you fly! Its a very lucky time to be in the hobby and start out with a Beast-X on the back of an affordable mini heli, thats for sure.