This is the Blade 130 X Bind-N-Fly Electric Helicopter. The Blade 130 X is a sub-micro, 3D stunner that eagerly performs piro flips, tic tocs, hurricanes, funnels and more with the energy and precision of a machine several times its size. At the center of this incredible performance is the AS3X (Artificial Stabilization – 3aXis) Flybarless System. This system uses a 3-axis MEMS sensor and exclusive flight control software to deliver the kind of responsiveness and neutral stability that makes you feel like you’re flying a much bigger heli. This, along with a powerful brushless motor and shaft-driven tail, lets you push the limits, indoors or out, with absolute control.
AS3X Flybarless System
Powerful 6730Kv brushless inrunner motor
Shaft-driven, variable-pitch tail rotor
Symmetrical 135mm main rotor blades
Spektrum 2.9 gram linear long-throw cyclic servos
Spektrum 2.9 gram linear performance tail servo
Strong, lightweight airframe
Carbon fiber main shaft and tail boom
Sleek body with sharp 130 X graphics
Includes E-flite® 2S 7.4V 300mAh 35C Li-Po battery
Includes Celectra™ 2S 7.4V DC Li-Po Charger with AC adapter
Requires a 6+ channel computer DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter, sold separately
Specifications: Type: Electric flybarless collective-pitch helicopter
Main Rotor Diameter: 12.8 in (325mm)
Tail Rotor Diameter: 3.00 in (76mm)
Gross Weight: 3.77 oz (107 g)
Length: 12.0 in (305mm)
Rotor Blade Length: 135mm
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Advanced
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No
Needed To Complete:
A 6+ channel DSM2 or DSMX compatible programmable transmitter
This product was added to our catalog on July 3, 2012.
This is a REVIEW and TIPS and TRICKS as well, Hope I could help you guys!......................... This is by far the best micro RC heli I've ever had the pleasure of owning. It will do anything, even advanced manuevers such as piroflips, piro tic tocs, piro snakes, piro funnels and more. Setup the throttle hold and fly over grass and if you get in trouble just chop the throttle and it will come back with zero damage. I have puposely dumped mine in grass like that for a whole flight just to show my friends how durable it is........................ I recommend never flying the heli over concrete or dirt as that is when you start breaking stuff! The servos are exposed so crashing in dirt and dust is very bad for them. So, fly over grass and fly it with it with literally zero fear, just keep your finger on the throttle hold button or the "reset button" as I like to call it ;) I've plopped mine in the grass cutting the throttle probably 50-60 times and have not broken a single stock part.......................... I highly recommend this micro heli whether you are a beginner to advanced flier. I've added 9 grams extra weight to get a little more stability and 'float' for 3D moves and the stock motor still has plenty of power to do tic tocs, rainbows and even big piro loops (can't believe it can do that!) I just can't say enough of how much fun this heli is. I've been flying for 15 years and this is the best fun to dollar rc heli I have ever had. Yes, I love the 130X!........................ (((((((((((((((((((((TIPS AND TRICKS))))))))))))))))))))) Balance the tail assembly out of the box if it has a vibration (It is probably best to do this on a new out of the box 130X no matter what) : Take the main blades off so you can spool up the tail rotor and experiment with small pieces of tape on one tail blade or the other and see if it gets better or worse. If better, then add more tape to that blade, if worse then change tape to other blade. Go in small increments of tape because its very small and sensitive. Get it so it is smooth like a sewing machine. You may have to periodically check your tail balance after running for a while, I have had to adjust mine a few times since new. Its very easy and usually a minute change in balance. Running a vibrating tail will break the bearings, D tail gear, boom, servo and more. High vibration all makes the tail wag and the AS3X stabilization unit not run true..................... I also recommend getting a metal A crown gear made by E-Flite when ordering this kit. Use the plastic one at first, but if you break it by catching the tail under power, the plastic crown gear will break..ask me how I know :)........................ Check the main spindle and tail hub bolts for the blade grips and loctite them........................... Snug the main and tail blades just a little more than it comes from the factory, just so it has a little bit more friction in the grips. Tracks much better in flight............................ The expo settings for the cyclic seem a little high to me from the manual, on my DX8 15% expo seems to work much better and give more finer control for the heli. All other stock settings in the manual for the DX8 worked fine for me right out of the box.......................... and lastely, don't fall for the trap of upgrading the 130X to metal parts. Take if from me, the plastic is simply just fine and will take more abuse without bending and doesn't hinder me at all at any 3D move I've done on it. The great thing about plastic is either its straight or broken. Vibration is a killer for micro helis so just stay away from metal stuff and the risk of some kind of bent parts causing unecessary vibration. Like I said before, just fly over grass and hit throttle hold before crashing and if you have success like me, you will never break anything.............. Other than that, have fun and enjoy the 130X!
One of Blades finest! This was my first heli and was tough to learn on at first but once I got some sim time in I was golden. The 130x is an amazing heli right out the box with two sets of blades as a cool feature! Blade gives clear directions on how to set up for Spektrum radio so you are ready to fly right after charging the battery with the included charger! The only thing that you want to take note is this is a fairly small heli and is more fragile compared to bigger ones such as the 300x and 450x. Just be carful when working on it not to strip the small screws. A great first heli for a beginner or a 3D machine for an expert pilot. Also the optional Blade 130x case is a great addition and I would highly recommend it to store you heli, charger, and extra batteries in a metal case!
It's amazing. After 14 crashes it is still alive! ... and can fly.
The model preforms well the first 10 flight or so then the problems start.
The design of the tail rotor drive system is flawed.
The tail will not track properly.
At the very least it will move rapidly back and forth.
I have had the model go for a stable hover to total loss of tail control.
The gear design in the tail rotor is in my mind at fault.
After changing the gears several times and upgrading the tail rotor system I have now using the model as a displace piece.
For $250.00 this is unacceptable. Maybe if the model is redesigned I may purchase another do to I like the size of the helicopter.
The Blade 130 X is the most stable fun to fly helicopter I own. I had seen negative reports on this bird but all had to do with the tail rotors. The tail quirks are easily fixed by replacing the plastic tail section with the metal upgrades and you are golden. You can fly it in your back yard or fly it in the park with the big birds, and it will do all the stunts. Impressive.
i love the 130x... it flys like my trex 600 but cost fraction if you crash great heli to test new tricks with !!
Felt the need to say how great this little heli is....so great i bought a second! this was a great step-up from my Nano and works perfect in my back yard. Yes, this bird has it's quirks but, they are cheap and easy to work out if you are willing to work on your own heli. Both of mine have flown perfect right out of the box!
Riley Clark Clark
This is by far blades best mini. This heli will do anything you can throw at it. Seen some bad reviews on this and decided to get it anyway. Reviewers with negative input are obviously in over their head. If you really know how to fly helis u will not be disapointed with the 130X.
I like the 130x so much that my trex is getting dusty. It needed a couple simple/ cheap mods and i could not be happier.
Here is the best place to buy this heli a Reduced price and wonderful support. (Thanks Amain).
Blade 130x is a great heli that do every thing 450 heli's will do. but I have a bad luck with it in the third flight the tail case come loose while flying and make me a bad crash and I lost the tail gears. (I prefer to put a small drop of CA on the tail case to avoid come loose while flying). anyway the kit come with a spare gears. the weak piont in this heli is the tail so I order from here a good upgrade for the tail.
If I were you I will buy this parts with this heli
1- BLH3736 (spare) gears.
2- LYX0458 (upgrade) tail boom.
3- LYX0487 (upgrade) tail case combo.