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Old 02-12-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default Blade 300X,5003D,500X

Ampdraw has the prices up for the new Helicopters..

Blade 300 X - $313.89 - Mid April

Blade 500 3D BNF - $494.29 - Late June

Blade 500 3D - RTF - $718.99 - Late June

Blade 500 X BNF - $763.99 - Late June
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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those prices are way off.... the 500 x is listed at 900 bar and 950 barless.... the 300x is showing at 380... and so on.... just saying lol...
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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but I believe Ampdraw prices could in fact be true.
I just ordered/am getting a AR7200BX from Ampdrew for $198.69,
Thats a $41.00 savings over everyone elses price of $239.99.

Plus it and the other parts I ordered shipped the same day.

I look to Ampdraw and Hopmeup first for all my heli needs.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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I allready have a B500 3D BNF basic on pre-order with ampdraw. The grand total came up to $502.28. No tax and shipping is only $7.99 FedEx ground. Now i just have to wait till it is out. lol

They cant be beat.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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I'm curious as to how the 300 flies. If its mcpx-esque then I'll probably get one from amp
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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I'm curious as to how the 300 flies. If its mcpx-esque then I'll probably get one from amp
it's nothing like the mCP X. The 300 X looks like a really nice heli, I would get one my self, But i want a bigger helis and not smaller ones. lol



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Old 02-13-2012, 12:44 AM   #7
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those prices are way off.... the 500 x is listed at 900 bar and 950 barless.... the 300x is showing at 380... and so on.... just saying lol...
I agree. Those prices send me straight over to Align
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:01 AM   #8
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I dunno Jonathan, for the big birds, I might agree, but the 300X is a different matter. The argument being, you're paying for an AR7200BX and about a hundred or so more bucks for a heli built around it. You've probably seen this argument bantered about around here. If you hate it, shrug, bin the heli, keep the AR7200BX. The other side (T-Rex 250) is not all problem free either if you look at the forums.

I was debating between the two and decided to try the 300X first.

Of course, I also note you're in the UK and you may have to deal with 'UK' pricing plus VAT to contend with, so that argument may be less valid in your case.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:19 AM   #9
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I agree. Those prices send me straight over to Align
Thats not the prices at amp draw..ampdraw is $100 or more cheaper..SO for $502.00 shipped for a blade 500 3d is pretty good..
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #10
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the 300 x is $313+ $7.99 shipping at ampdraw. tax depends on where you live, i did not have to pay any tax.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #11
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I think I'm gonna buy a walkera or two before that bird comes out.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #12
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I think I'm gonna buy a walkera or two before that bird comes out.
You Better buy 2 first one probably won't work..LOL...Sorry had to say it...I would stay away from walker..My buddy has bought a couple and nothing but problems.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #13
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$763 for a 500X with a beastX in it, wow that is a very good price. I love my little trex500 with a beastx. and that was a $200 upgrade.

the trex 500EFL pro is $699 and you get a 3GX and still have to buy an RX.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:40 PM   #14
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I will own the 300x! I always wanted a bit smaller, really a 120 size but that would not have been worth it imho. I think the 300x will b that perfect in between from the mcpx, indoor/ outdoor, and the 500, strictly flying field. The 300x could be flown a bit in backyard . Still a powerful little guy I'm sure. I hate fly bars so the 500 is out!, No money for that one..FBL that is.. Too much cost to repair for me.
I would try and sell my 4503d and buy the 450x as well if I got enough out of the 4503d. Great heli, don't want to put the money in the upgrade to make it fbl.
Lots of options from blade now....
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:02 PM   #15
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I too will own a 300x, I feel this is going to be a popular heli.

As far as selling your 3d to get the X, you have a few other options:
a. just convert the 3d to FBL, with lower cost components.

b. Buy the 450x and just keep the 3d for spare parts. Almost everything can be re-used on the 450X, (ESC, frame, bearings, gears, servos, landing gear, tail assembly, links, swash, canopy).. You could sell your 3d head, gyro, rx, and 420motor for a few dollars..
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The only one of these im interested in is the 300, but after owning a blade 450 ill never buy another bnf heli again from them

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #17
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I am definately going to buy one and sell my trex 250 SE. I am a relative beginner so cost of spares is what is driving my decision.

The spares for the 300 X are half to a third of the price of a Trex 250 so its an easy decision.

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I am definately going to buy one and sell my trex 250 SE. I am a relative beginner so cost of spares is what is driving my decision.

The spares for the 300 X are half to a third of the price of a Trex 250 so its an easy decision.

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Is it really true that Blade parts are less expensive than Align? I know for the 450 size heli's, the parts are very similar in price. Sometimes even the Align parts are a few cents cheaper, or you can get a clone of the part for much less.

I will say that it is much easier to find the Blade brand parts at more local hobby stores.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #19
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It's been my experience that I've had to order most of the parts for my b450 because my lhs didn't have them in stock or hasn't been able to get them from hh. I'm still waiting for parts that I ordered from my lhs almost two months ago.
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Is it really true that Blade parts are less expensive than Align? I know for the 450 size heli's, the parts are very similar in price. Sometimes even the Align parts are a few cents cheaper, or you can get a clone of the part for much less.

I will say that it is much easier to find the Blade brand parts at more local hobby stores.
It's cheaper to repair my trex450 vs my b450 for one simple reason: Eflites pricing control. Check on fleabay and you can easily find genuine trex parts fir much cheaper than msrp. OTOH, very few places like amp draw will sell you blade parts below msrp and when they do it's just a few cents cheaper.
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