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Old Jul 03, 2012, 02:52 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, 03:27 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.
Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:13 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, 04:47 PM
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Its tough being an early adopter..........
Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:58 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.
Old Jul 03, 2012, 07:15 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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