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Old 09-07-2021, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Modern equivalent of a Blade 130x?

Hey all,

I've been out of the hobby for quite some time. Lately, I'm getting the itch again.

Back in the day, I loved the Blade 130X so much. I used to fly it in my cul de sac and it was the perfect front yard heli. But that tail and that direct drive...yikes...that was not fun to work with.

Is there a modern day equivalent with similar flight characteristics, but more dependability? I have my old DX8 but I'm ok w/ an inexpensive RTF setup also...

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 09-07-2021, 11:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly, I recommend an OMP Hobby M1. Perfect for the front yard, and no tail wagging etc.
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Honestly, I recommend an OMP Hobby M1. Perfect for the front yard, and no tail wagging etc.
Thank you for your reply. I was just looking at that last night...didn't realize there were direct drive helis but that makes sense...no stripped gears and I guess the motors can handle crashes?!
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Good question.

How can a motor with a outrunner bell containing the main shaft withstand crashes well so nothing will bend ever??

I had seen varying reports on the heavier M2.
One user posted a flight log about max. crash costs.
Also saw a thread when his heli was grounded longer with several issues..one was the direct main motor and something was damaged.

Same question would apply to the Eachine 180.
I heard in another thread another new 150 Eachine heli is coming??
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The Fusion 180 will probably see a new version with Smart Esc and maybe a new flight controller supporting rescue?

But they don't use direct driven main motors.
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Also, the Blade 150S is a popular model. The 150S is sized between the M1 and the Fusion 180. I've had a lot of great times with the 150S in my front yard and at the park.
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Good question.

How can a motor with a outrunner bell containing the main shaft withstand crashes well so nothing will bend ever??
There is no such thing as a heli that wont ever bend a shaft or break some part. Feathering shafts are the most common thing that bends in a crash and main shafts can too in a hard crash, really no different to any other heli in this respect. The main shaft is very easy to replace and is no more prone to bending than any other heli. Servo arms break too but the servos themselves have very tough gears.
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Great discussion here. I agree, there are only two types of helis, those that have crashed and those that are going to crash.

That being said, I had a couple old school Blade MCPXs and tons of batteries and could literally fly flight after flight at the park back in the day. So much fun and rarely did any crash result in damage, very rarely. Blade 130X was shockingly durable too except for that tail rotor / shaft setup...

That's the beauty of the small helis imo. I had a 12s 600 heli and a nitro 600 heli and those were no fun when you crashed and always resulted in some type of damage, usually quite a bit!
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