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Old 02-23-2011, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default Another new E-Flite heli??

Not as ground-breaking as the mCP X by any means:

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroon...blade_450.html

http://www.brentfordrc.co.uk/scripts...idproduct=2867

New servos, new gyro, new RX, weighted tail grips (Chinese weight mod); looks cool; looks like E-Flite is really out to corner the market.

Dear E-Flite, can we a have a 500 or 600 or 700 please?? And just an airframe only kit is fine! That should shake up Align.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:59 AM   #2
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Looks like a solid bird and a tidy design.

I agree, they should make bigger birds and sell kits. I have no experience with E-Flight (apart from my mcx) but there's so much praise on the Blade 400. They could have such a nice line of helis.

Just a quick question, are E-Flights planks any good?

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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...there's so much praise on the Blade 400. They could have such a nice line of helis.
Praise? really? I do LOVE my Blade 400, but most people hate them because of electronics quality.


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Just a quick question, are E-Flights planks any good?

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I have never flown one, but everybody talks about how eflite gets planes right for the most part. So yes they are good going by hearsay.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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The balsa eflight planes are pretty good, I love to fly my mini pulse as much as its bigger brother the hanger 9 pulse 40. my buddy has their little 250 cub and its nice too.

Im a little leery about eflight helis after that blade cp I started out with. Terrible, terrible heli.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:33 PM   #5
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Yeah, the early Blade helis didn't get a good rep. The Blade 400 got good reviews as an RTF package, especially as it came with a DX6i, and especially compared to other packages out there at the time (think Belt V1 ). But the individual components (servo, gyro) weren't stunning. I think though that they've raised their game some since then, and hopefully things will continue to improve

Keep in mind, though, that they don't really position themselves as a high-end manufacturer, but produce an affordable (not necessarily cheap) product that has broad appeal.

Their planks (and those of Hanger 9 and Parkzone, both also Horizon Hobby companies) consistently get very good reviews.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:46 AM   #6
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Im a little leery about eflight helis after that blade cp I started out with. Terrible, terrible heli.
Well, you've just had a bad luck of picking up the worst heli they have ever come up with... The manager of my LHS back home told me that there was so many problems with this bird that HH first recalled the first generation of it in Mexico, then abandoned the half-hearted distribution effort of the 2nd generation, because nobody was buying.

I'm very happy with their other birds, they're very decent quality and very flyable. No opinion on the newest duo (mCPX and B450) because I don't own them yet, an omission I'm planning to correct
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #7
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Ok, now you have to understand, this is funny to us Americans. Just exactly how bad do you have to f**k-up to have a recall in Mexaco? Saying things like, Mexaco and recall, is like saying China doesn't make knock-off's!
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:00 PM   #8
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Yes, I've always thought it alittle strange that everyone was praising the Blade 400 and slamming the the Belt. I have both, and I've always found the Blade 400's electronics to be even worse than the Belt's.

The new line of Blades, from the mSR on up are pretty nice though.

Oh, and a Mexican recall is very funny
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