Should You Consider E-Flites Blade Helicopter
The answer is definitely – Yes. Why do I consider the Blade Helicopter the best RC Helicopter? They’re continuing to raise the bar for electric helicopters and advanced technology goes into each one. Their long list of models and the variety of experience they require can get anyone interested in rc heli’s able to fly their first time out. From the very beginner to intermediate and experienced, they have a model to suit every one.
The E-Flite Blade Helicopter is one of the most popular and sought after remote control helicopters on the market. Blade develops all of their helicopters with the pilot in mind. Their selection of helicopters range from completely beginner to advanced, with big, powerful aerobatic performance. Their logo is: “Blade – #1 By Design” and for good reason.
Beginner Blade Helicopters
The mCX Blade Helicopter is what made these ultra-micro coaxials so popular. It is the smaller version of the CX and CX2. The Blade mCX comes set up from the factory so the helicopter is trimmed correctly and ready to fly after unpackaging and charging the battery. It has a coaxial, counter-rotating head design that makes it stable and very easy to fly. It also equipped with Spektrums 2.4 GHz DSM technology, all but eliminating any frequency restrictions.
The Blade Scout CX is a scale version of the mCX. Nothing changed but the scale looking body. It has the same beginner friendly flight characteristics as the mCX with the counter-rotating head design making it super stable.
The Blade mCX2 is an upgrade from the mCX and has all the easy-to-fly characteristics of the mCX with a whole lot more fun. The mCX2 has an additional setting on the swash plate that allows the pilot to fly at a somewhat “advanced” setting. There’s also a few upgrades available for the mCX2.
The Blade CX2 would be an upgrade from the mCX and mCX2 and has replaced the Blade CX. It has the same stability characteristics as the mCX’s but incorporates some features not found in the others. It’s almost twice as big, has an aluminum head, it’s even equipped with an over-current protection device with resettable fuse, 3-in-1 control unit, a 5-channel transmitter with Spektrums 2.4GHz DSM technology and AR6100e receiver.
The mQX is Blades first Quadricopter desingned for stability and aerobatics.The prop shafts are made from carbon fiber rod and are supported by ball bearings. The feet that the motors sit in double as the landing pads and eliminte the need for training gear.
Intermediate Blade Helicopters
The Blade mSRx is an upgrade to the popular mSR with one major change, no flybar. It comes in an RTF version and a BNF version (you need a Tx). That means the inherent stability of a coaxial (main rotor blades and flybar) are gone. If you’re considering going to a single-rotor, collective-pitch helicopter at some point and don’t have the experience to jump into a collective-pitch, then it’s definitely worth considering the mSRx, even better if you already have your own radio with DSM2 compatibility.
The Blade 120 SR is modeled after the Blade mSR and also comes in the RTF and BNF versions. The sub-micro-sized 120 SR is larger, faster, and more powerful, which makes it possible to fly outdoors (in very light wind). Included is a 2.4GHz DSM2 transmitter and 1S 500 mAh Li-Po battery, a single-cell, variable rate Li-Po charger and an AC power supply. The Blade 120 SR has become a popular upgrade for many micro rc helicopter enthusiasts.
The Blade SR is a single-rotor collective-pitch heli that comes in an RTF (Ready-To-Fly) version and a BNF (Bind-N-Fly) version. This Blade Helicopter has a 21.8″ rotor span and a 3900 Kv motor, able to fly indoors or out.
The Blade SR UH-1 Huey Gunship is a scale look of the Blade SR platform and the 6-channel HP6DSM 2.4GHz transmitter.
Advanced Blade Helicopters
The Blade mCP X 2 is another single-rotor-collective pitch (CP) ultra-micro heli without the flybar. It comes in an RTF and a BNF version. It has the AS3X digital flybarless system that controls cyclic response, making it possible to fly indoors in relatively small spaces. The mCP X 2 helicopter will give learning pilots a more agile collective pitch helicopter that will give them the confidence to master indoor aerobatics.
The Blade 450 3D is yet another superb model from the Blade Helicopter line of models. An improvement of the Blade 400, it has taken the best and newest technology and incorporated it into the Blade 450 3D. The G210HL gyro uses the latest in MEMS technology to provide excellent holding power during aggressive 3D maneuvers. The AR6115E receiver provides the response of Spektrum’s new DSMX technology.