Blade 130 X Bind-N-Fly Electric Helicopter
[BLH3780]

Blade 130 X Bind-N-Fly Electric Helicopter
RT - Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! Verified Owner Monday, November 05, 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!
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