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Old 09-30-2015, 08:22 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I'm glad you like it. This is by far the most completely detailed scale model that Blade has ever done, and has been a long time in the making. If people think of it as a scale model helicopter, and not a fly it 20x per day beating on it, and trying 3d maneuvers they will be much happier.

I've been flying the Apache for nearly a year now (yes development takes that long), and haven't damaged a battery yet.

Unfortunately, I can't comment on our future product plan, so yes, the battery was designed for the Apache.



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Pity you couldn't use the 130X lipos : (

PS Brian, tell your IT guys to fix the website. As of yesterday it was still showing 3S for the BNF and 2S for the RTF!

Makes you guys look bad.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:08 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Received the shipped notification from Horizon today. Scheduled delivery is tomorrow. Really looking forward to my first scale heli. I think a 700 class Apache is in the cards for me sometime down the road. lol
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:34 AM   #63 (permalink)
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It arrived and the battery is charging...
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #64 (permalink)
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And successful maiden flight! It's really windy here today so it was getting pushed around a bit. Three take offs and landings and no crashes. lol

The DXe actually feels pretty good in the hands. Smooth gimbals, precise control over the AH64. Not crazy about not having a display for programming but for $25 (took advantage of the Labor Day $25 off pre-order deal) it's really good!
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:13 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Should have mine tomorrow. Hopefully fly Saturday.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:35 PM   #66 (permalink)
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^ Did you get any more flights in?
Could it be flown in a garage or basement in the winter?
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:42 PM   #67 (permalink)
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And successful maiden flight! It's really windy here today so it was getting pushed around a bit. Three take offs and landings and no crashes. lol

The DXe actually feels pretty good in the hands. Smooth gimbals, precise control over the AH64. Not crazy about not having a display for programming but for $25 (took advantage of the Labor Day $25 off pre-order deal) it's really good!
Any issues with drifting in stability mode?
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:07 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Yes, you could fly it in the house. It does have some power so you better be good at it or I could see it smacking into the ceiling or walls very quickly. lol

Too windy to judge drift. It was seriously windy here today.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:12 PM   #69 (permalink)
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It appears that the canopy might have or supposed to have magnets glued to it? There are two silver disks where the canopy meets the body. They are magnetic and can be removed. I am thinking I need to epoxy them to the canopy itself.

Off to the bench!
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:38 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Had a nice chat with James at Horizon about the magnets. I was instructed to use a small dab of CA and secure them to the canopy.

It fits perfectly and is now secure.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:47 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Still trying to figure out optimal wire placement when the battery is installed. It is a very tight fit. There is a servo extension in the body that I feel is 90% of the problem. I may do away with it if I can't get the canopy to secure when a battery in installed.I will just remove the pins and heat shrink them individually.

Stopping by HobbyTown USA tomorrow after work to see if I can find a spare battery or two.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:33 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I've already run into 2 problems with the battery. First with the battery installed with jst plug on the right side, the plug rubbed the motor. Then, installed the battery with the jst on the left and the balance plug got into the motor pinion. This is a tough one for battery fit that's for sure. I'll take pics tomorrow. I'm at work all night so....
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:22 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Hm, I am close to making a decision for getting one of these. I don't care for micros but I love the Apache heli. I'm anxious to see the final conclusion. If you ever had the red bull heli, how would you say this one compares to that one?
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:42 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Anybody knowing the difference between BLH2580, BLH2580EU and BLH2580UK?

And how comes UK shops have it and DE not yet?
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:22 PM   #75 (permalink)
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I'll have one in my hands tonite and should be able to get a flight video up tomorrow! Can hardly wait to fly this bird!!
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:26 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I've already run into 2 problems with the battery. First with the battery installed with jst plug on the right side, the plug rubbed the motor. Then, installed the battery with the jst on the left and the balance plug got into the motor pinion. This is a tough one for battery fit that's for sure. I'll take pics tomorrow. I'm at work all night so....
I figured that would be an issue. It looked quite obvious from the pictures people posted.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:28 PM   #77 (permalink)
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If you ever had the red bull heli, how would you say this one compares to that one?
It has to be better. Just about anything was better than the horrible tail that was all the worst of the basic 130X tail and then some times a hundred.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:47 PM   #78 (permalink)
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LHS ordered two batteries for me today. $14 and some change, each!

UGH. Every other 2s 400mah battery on the market is half that price.
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LHS ordered two batteries for me today. $14 and some change, each!

UGH. Every other 2s 400mah battery on the market is half that price.
Hopefully, Glacier will release a compatible battery. They rock and they're priced right. A 3S 450mAh 180CFX battery is only six bucks. A 2S battery for this heli shouldn't be any more than that and might actually be a bit less. I fly Glaciers in everything if they have the size, capacity, etc I need for a specific model. Great batteries.
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I've already run into 2 problems with the battery. First with the battery installed with jst plug on the right side, the plug rubbed the motor. Then, installed the battery with the jst on the left and the balance plug got into the motor pinion. This is a tough one for battery fit that's for sure. I'll take pics tomorrow. I'm at work all night so....
If it were my heli, I'd consider getting rid of the bind plug.

Leave the wire ends insulated with some small shrink wrap and tucked aside where they will come to no harm and in the unlikely event of needing to rebind you can just short the wires and do so.

Might give you more volume to play with.
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