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Offline AlasdairM

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Blade 130S (and other Blade helis)
« on: March 15, 2017, 19:13:10 PM »
Further to earlier thread started by Bad Raven/Brave Dan, my 130S arrived today.

Set up transmitter exactly as per book/manual - and it flew very well indeed.

Thanks to BR pointing out frame rate should be 11ms and not 22ms, I had no problems - so "massive respect" to him - am fairly sure I would have missed this point otherwise (all my other stuff is on 22ms).

May reduce expo slightly to give bit more "oomph" when I try daring stuff (which for others would be very tame - I'm not adventurous!).

From the "Blade/E-Flite" stable I now have 230S, 130S and Nano CPS.

I think they are all good - and each has a different role, for me at least anyway:  Nano CPS is my experimental/sim heli [seems unbreakable so far despite the treatment it gets from me]; 230S is what I enjoy flying at our club field; 130S is great in the garden and at our field if wind light.

Used to have T-rex 250, T-rex 150 and also 150X - have to say the "bouncability" of the Blade helis is why I prefer them. Doubtless much better pilots might prefer the Align stuff though.

I do have a T-rex 500 which I love flying (it's basically the heli that taught me what little I know), but spares are a lot more than for the Blades! Also can only fly this at our field.

All the best, Alasdair.
Trex 500 flybarless     Blade 230S+130S+Nano CPS     Various multi rotors/planes for FPV

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Re: Blade 130S (and other Blade helis)
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 16:21:32 PM »
Neat trio. As you say very different uses.  I fly the 230S outdoors main field, the 130S indoors and garden. 

In my little group we have five Nano CPS, and they all have had weird moments. I do think the SAFE set up on that model is suspect, particularly that the tail motor is live when in throttle hold if the heli orientation is changed as when carrying or handling getting ready to unplug!!  I have one but prefer the old Nano CP!

Since I have stopped any use of cell packs over 30C on my 130S it has been OK.  It might give a minimal waggle or two on a fresh pack but this only occurs on really good charge packs and will only happen in the first few seconds till the pack voltage drops.

I now use 370mAh Nano-Tech which give a better flight duration and yet are light.

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