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Old 02-01-2012, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default New blade 500

Sweet looking new blade 500. For $850 out of my price range though.
http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/D...ProdId=BLH4080
I'm loving the 300 and 450 though. Sold on both.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:16 AM   #2
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Wait - and it's not flybarless?
Edit: it's offered flybarred and flybarless. $850 FB $900 FBL
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:55 AM   #3
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Seems a bit expensive... even thought it doesn't say what it comes with... just comparing it with other fbl 500s..
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:48 AM   #4
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Wow, fantastic offerings HH.

I'll probably get the 300X, it's almost a foregone conclusion. Coincidentally I was just looking at the new T-Rex 250 Pro... you know, window shopping.

Just get it out to us down under, and get it (and the spares) to us in prices comparable to the US.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:50 AM   #5
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-x-bnf-BLH4080

Think the video presence is still processing on some sites. But should be here if you scroll down.

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Old 02-01-2012, 05:53 AM   #6
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And both the 300x and 500x are due out before the long delayed 450x
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:28 AM   #7
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Seems a bit expensive... even thought it doesn't say what it comes with... just comparing it with other fbl 500s..
It says what it comes with in the features section

Of course being rtf it's all eflite and spectrum electronics.

Not a heli I'm interested in, but if you where looking for a heli to learn on and then move on to bigger and better it's not that bad. Not great either but no one expects it to be the TDR of the 500's.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #8
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It says what it comes with in the features section

Of course being rtf it's all eflite and spectrum electronics.

Not a heli I'm interested in, but if you where looking for a heli to learn on and then move on to bigger and better it's not that bad. Not great either but no one expects it to be the TDR of the 500's.
True, but when you compare it to a T-Rex 550....Granted you have some DIY there but still...
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:20 AM   #9
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I've already got a 500 size, so it may be the 300 for me.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #10
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Seems a bit expensive... even thought it doesn't say what it comes with... just comparing it with other fbl 500s..

It is a BNF ready to go. it is NOT expensive at all!
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It is a BNF ready to go. it is NOT expensive at all!
Yes it's expensive, just because it's BNF doesn't remove the bottom dollar.

It will be a great value being BNF and pre-built but somebody's cash flow will dictate what the opinion of "expensive" is, not the personal value it will hold
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #12
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What kit can you get for that price that has servos and a Beast X?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #13
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The FB is 850 it comes with a DX6i the FBL is 900 without a tx!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:52 AM   #14
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Sweet looking new blade 500. For $850 out of my price range though.
http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/D...ProdId=BLH4080
I'm loving the 300 and 450 though. Sold on both.
Are you competing with me on who post the most expensive/new heli by blade?!

Wow first the b300 now the b500 also a new radio DX18!!! I guess horizonHobby are working while everyone else is sleeping.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:26 AM   #15
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Wow first the b300 now the b500 also a new radio DX18!!! I guess horizonHobby are working while everyone else is sleeping.
DX18? Wow your right! http://spektrumrc.com/Products/Defau...8000&view=test
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:43 AM   #16
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Nice to see them coming out with new stuff. Also pretty nice they are offering the 500 in FB and FBL versions.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:55 AM   #17
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BIt of overkill imho.

But can't be bad if it knocks the price down on the DX8 or 7s.

Would love to see a DX6i revamp maybe. Better sticks like the DX8, better screen, back lighting, more switch positions AND still have the option of just using 4 AA batteries. Hi-res + 11 ms would be nice too.

I cannot justify buying a DX7s at the moment the cost difference between it, as offered, and the DX8 (radio only) is not all that significant.

And that money needs to go to a 300X as well
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #18
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BIt of overkill imho.

But can't be bad if it knocks the price down on the DX8 or 7s.

Would love to see a DX6i revamp maybe. Better sticks like the DX8, better screen, back lighting, more switch positions AND still have the option of just using 4 AA batteries. Hi-res + 11 ms would be nice too.

I cannot justify buying a DX7s at the moment the cost difference between it, as offered, and the DX8 (radio only) is not all that significant.

And that money needs to go to a 300X as well
if you upgrade your DX6i to DSMX 2048 and 11ms are part of the DSMX spec so all DSMX upgraded DX6i's have that
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #19
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if you upgrade your DX6i to DSMX 2048 and 11ms are part of the DSMX spec so all DSMX upgraded DX6i's have that
My DX6i does DSMX but as far as I know it does not bind at 11ms/2048. But this is a small thing really.

Sticks aren't as nice as a DX7s or DX8 either. Bigger deal (but again not a 'must change it now' factor). As with the backlighting. Again, nice to have 3 positions for the gyro and/or flight mode. But again not a biggie.

Basically I'll fly this DX6i to the ground and then decide on something else, at present, the upgrade will be probably a 7s or 8 depending on price.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #20
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Would love to see a DX6i revamp maybe. Better sticks like the DX8, better screen, back lighting, more switch positions Hi-res + 11 ms would be nice too.
They have it, it's called a DX8!
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