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Old 09-23-2016, 02:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hey Jon, keep us posted on how you like it compared to the 230s, your for sure one of the guys here that have plenty of Blade Helie Experience and i value your opinion greatly...
I have always read the descriptions with particular attention to the detail of how the heli was designed and its intended use...

Those who hope it will flomp around like Roseanne Barr on crack in a moonwalk bubble may not like it

It's designed as a sport intermediate...and that's what I'll use it for
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Run... Don't walk, to your local hobby shop to buy this heli !!
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Brought one last weekend, I have had 6 flights. Flew great out of the box no drift like he 230s. I only can do sport flying so its good. I do feel its a bit under powered compared to the 230s imo. But way easier to see in the sky.
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Brought one last weekend, I have had 6 flights. Flew great out of the box no drift like he 230s. I only can do sport flying so its good. I do feel its a bit under powered compared to the 230s imo. But way easier to see in the sky.
Wow, really? That would stop my buying faster than anything else. The 230s is fast in my yard, fast enough, but in an open field it seems to poke along compared the what I primarily fly.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I still just can't see putting in $330 as a slight step up from the 230S. Better frame: Yes - Better Motor: Maybe(has bad rep for bearings) - Better Tail: No
Add in that horrific sound.
An Oxy, X3, etc can be had for near the same. I'm still watching the for sale section. Until then I like these cheap 400 class helis everyone loved years ago and have the 360 waiting for my 6S progression.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:59 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Keep in mind, the early adopters such as myself have been using coupons which brings the price down to about $20 more than a 230 BNF. When purchased like this, it's really a no brainer!
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I'm not happy unless I'm Blowing money on helis, every once in awhile!...I fly "Old Man 3D"... So this heli suits me just fine!....Don't care what others think!
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:15 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Keep in mind, the early adopters such as myself have been using coupons which brings the price down to about $20 more than a 230 BNF. When purchased like this, it's really a no brainer!
Don't get me wrong .. if one doesn't own a 230S it could be a better choice. I just don't see a reason to own both. Look at my current collection. It's not like I hate Blade. And Vortech .. I fly very old man 3D most of the time. Just some rolls, loops, and inverted hovering with some combos of those thrown in.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:13 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Completely understand! I'm a hopeless case were I usually own 2 of each. I'm prepping for the heli ark
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:31 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I still just can't see putting in $330 as a slight step up from the 230S. Better frame: Yes - Better Motor: Maybe(has bad rep for bearings) - Better Tail: No
Add in that horrific sound.
An Oxy, X3, etc can be had for near the same. I'm still watching the for sale section. Until then I like these cheap 400 class helis everyone loved years ago and have the 360 waiting for my 6S progression.
Last week I bought used an x3 BNF with 4 new bats for $275 and an Oxy 285 BNF (needing a little work) for $375. I love my 230s' ($225), but with thoughtful patience buying used, more than 225 is a tough value proposition for a comparative toy. Flew the x3 today and its perfect.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:43 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Last week I bought used an x3 BNF with 4 new bats for $275 and an Oxy 285 BNF (needing a little work) for $375. I love my 230s' ($225), but with thoughtful patience buying used, more than 225 is a tough value proposition for a comparative toy. Flew the x3 today and its perfect.
Good deals. If I can' find a new (used) heli soon I'm just gonna hafta add another pistol or rifle to my other collection.
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Wow, really? That would stop my buying faster than anything else. The 230s is fast in my yard, fast enough, but in an open field it seems to poke along compared the what I primarily fly.
Same here. If the 250CFX is LESS powerful, agile, etc than the 230S, then that's a huge no-go in my book.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Brought one last weekend, I have had 6 flights. Flew great out of the box no drift like he 230s. I only can do sport flying so its good. I do feel its a bit under powered compared to the 230s imo. But way easier to see in the sky.
I'm of the opinion that it has more power compared to my 230S all of which have CF blades. What battery are you using?

Full pitch launches in IU2 from ground to about 60-70 feet are about twice as fast as the 230. This is with a 25C Rhino 1350mAh. I've got some 45-90C batterles ordered and should be able to give a better update in a week or so. Please post your setup. Even sport flying, you should be feeling better power than the 230S produces.

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Old 09-25-2016, 10:12 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'm ot of the opinion that it has more power compared to my 230S all of which have CF blades.
And with the 250CFX's 4S capability...the 230S should be no match
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:47 AM   #35 (permalink)
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And with the 250CFX's 4S capability...the 230S should be no match
The 250 is more solid flying than the 230. The 250 will handle a lot more wind than the 230. The 250 does not have the right tilt of death at takeoff. The 250 resembles more of a bigger machine than the 230. The noise everyone talks about is resolved by adjusting the mesh of the gears. Adjustment is made by the 2 screws on either side of the frame holding the motor mount. The 250 allows for one to further grow in their expertise than the 230 could. The 250 is just more locked in than a 230. You have to fly it to understand. I have the 230, and it has been idle since getting the 250. You won't regret upgrading from the 230 or getting the 250 as your first bird.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:28 AM   #36 (permalink)
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And with the 250CFX's 4S capability...the 230S should be no match
The 250CFX is 3S out of the box. But, if it can handle 4S, then the 230S can, too, since it's the exact same dual ESC with a different connector. Haven't tried 4S on my 230S, but it's ready after replacing the crappy JST connector with an XT30.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:16 AM   #37 (permalink)
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The 250CFX is 3S out of the box. But, if it can handle 4S, then the 230S can, too, since it's the exact same dual ESC with a different connector. Haven't tried 4S on my 230S, but it's ready after replacing the crappy JST connector with an XT30.
I tend to follow the product descriptions...

So for that reason, I'll disagree with your 4S claim for the 230S
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I tend to follow the product descriptions...

So for that reason, I'll disagree with your 4S claim for the 230S
Show me anywhere in the official Blade link/description that mentions 4S capability. If there are people doing it (I haven't read about any), then they're simply getting away with it and that is in no way an official endorsement that it's "okay" to do. Yet again, aside from the connector, it's the same ESC that's in the 230S.

250CFX officially recommended battery: 1350mAh+ 3S 11.1V 30C Li-Po battery

http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...nology-blh4480
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:34 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Ok, here you go. Show me anywhere in the official Blade description that mentions 4S capability. If there are people doing it (I haven't read about any), then they're simply getting away with it and that is in no way an official endorsement that it's "okay" to do.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...nology-blh4480
Sure...right here under the "Fly Your Way" heading at bladehelis.com

http://www.bladehelis.com/250CFX
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Here it is ..Thanks Jon!!!

Fly Your Way

"The high-output brushless motor accepts 4S Li-Po batteries to suit mild or wild flying styles. Digital high-speed metal gear cyclic servos add rock-solid flight control"


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Sure...right here under the "Fly Your Way" heading at bladehelis.com

http://www.bladehelis.com/250CFX
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