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New Red Bull 130 X

Old 08-11-2013, 07:10 PM
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:14 AM
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Really nice video, i am great fan of rc heli from my childhood,now when i grew up i follow my hobby by flying rc heli, can you share some information related to this model,
like from where you get this ??
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:51 PM
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I'm amazed by the 2013 date on these posts. I saw this helicopter for the first time, in June 2015 and assumed it was brand new, because I'd never seen any mention of it, anywhere.
I was at a model show and the trade stand had a pile of them, for 99 (BNF). Seemed very reasonable, for what you get.
Firstly, it is the only scale-bodied heli I've seen, which doesnt have co-axial rotors. Secondly, it the first (and only) only mini heli I've seen, with a 4-bladed head.
The scale details are surprisingly good. Accessories are, too - in addition to the 2S charger (inc AC adapter with 3-pin/2-pin plug options), you get a set of spare gears, a posi-screwdriver & 2 allen keys.

Unfortunately, I didnt notice until I got it home, that it is aimed at 'expert' level flyers. However, I set it up as per the manual and after a couple of wobbly starts - got it flying around the garden.
I will say, that this is not for the faint-hearted. I've got an mSR and an mCPx - both a doddle to takeoff, compared with this little beasty.
Once you have it airborne, it is quite satisfying to fly - responding instantly to controls. However, getting it off the helipad, can be stressful.
It seems a little tail-heavy, with a habit of tipping backwards (even with battery adjusted forwards). It is also vulnerable to every slight gust of wind - being blown every which way.
The blades are truly tiny, for such a chunky machine. Tail blades are miniscule but very effective. Main blades are little more than 4 plastic lollipop sticks, lacking the kind of mass which brings any kind of gyroscopic stability.
The battery supplied (2S, 300mAh, 35C), has proved slightly troublesome but I bought a couple of spares from the trader (Giant Power 2S, 360mAh, 50C) which are much better.

On a day where I was able to use a good-sized flying field, I had it zooming around happily, behaving itself reasonably well. At one point, a brain-fart resulted in the model rolling over and hitting the ground sideways, from 6 feet up.
Luckily, there were no signs of damage and it flew again after a health check. The model is evidently more robust than it looks.

In summary - kudos to the manufacturers, for producing a 'proper' scale heli (ie, non-coax) and for their innovation in bringing a micro 4-blade to the market.
I certainly wouldnt recommend it to a beginner (without stainproof underwear) but personally, I like this machine and I'm determined to master it.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:08 PM
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The heli is actually discontinued, so it was probably an end of line discount price. Hopefully Horizon will keep spares available for a while.

Micro CP helis are generally very hard to fly. I've found my reactions just aren't up to the task resulting in too many crashes and too much frustrating time on the repair bench fiddling around with microscopic size components. Give me a 600 or 700 size heli any day!

But some people seem to love them so each to their own!
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