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10-15-2011 02:38 AM  6 years agoPost 1
DavidLD

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So??? I almost traded my Trex700N FBL for a smaller electric just so I could fly every day rather than wait for 2-3 times a month when I had time to drive to the club. Now that I see the price (and videos of the 450-3D flying) I'm curious. Whenever I think of flying a Blade, I can only remember my days of owning a Blade CP (and Venom?) and just shiver in disgust.

So, is it good? Does it last more than 20 flights before something breaks on average? I'm really liking some of the flight video I'm seeing, and for $300 I'd take a chance on a backyard flier if it meant I could fly everyday without breaking the bank on spare parts or meeting a pre-requisite of 'mandatory upgrades' before the first flight.

Please, only those who own and fly a B450-3d for obvious reasons


Dave
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10-17-2011 05:16 AM  6 years agoPost 2
AlpineFlyer

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Loving mine so far David but only about 10 flights on her.

But to give you an idea of it's capabilities, I opened it up yesterday - Did two trim flights, and won our club's 3D event with it today out of a field of 12 - Most of the other's very expensive helis.

This heli is just about on-par with the Trex 450 - A lot of great new engineering, much better electronics, and I think it will last,

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10-17-2011 11:24 AM  6 years agoPost 3
DavidLD

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Thanks for the response. I'm a bit surprised to get so little feedback - I figured this heli would be a bit more popular given the price point vs. performance.

Did you get the BNF version, and if so, how easy was it to setup? Also, have you replace any hardware / electronics?


Dave
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10-17-2011 04:50 PM  6 years agoPost 4
AlpineFlyer

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I bought the ready-to-fly version because I wanted another DX6i.

It hovered solid out-of-the-box with just a few trim clicks and both their programs are pretty good (they have an intermediate and and advanced programmed in already).

I am running completely stock with their 3S 2200mah 30C pack and my Turnigy 3s 2200mah 40C packs.

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10-26-2011 04:11 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Wally

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Just to reinforce how nice the 450 3D is...

Warren beat me in the competition - We're pretty evenly matched pilots and his $300 450 3D smoked my @ $1500 Trex 600...

it's a great heli and flies just as good stock as my stock Trex 450SE.

Dangit...

The Big Wally

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10-26-2011 04:36 AM  6 years agoPost 6
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..
I like the design ... Plastic can be a good thing on helis, the tail is set up well right out of the box....I'm drooling oner the FBL version..That ought to be a world beater....

John.

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07-03-2012 01:59 PM  6 years agoPost 7
nospel

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plant city FL USA

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have the RTF version
will admit if flew strait out of box am not a 3D pilot but have 10 plus on mine take it to work with me and charge the battery and go buzz around after eating lunch. I tweeked the basic program pitch curve for me but has done real well for me.

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07-03-2012 04:56 PM  6 years agoPost 8
bigben1165

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grand rapids, michigan

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i know its not the topic but i picked up a blade 450x and its perfect out of the box and well worth the 499$

big ben - e550 fbl - DX6

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07-03-2012 05:06 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Gladiator

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Miramar, FL - USA

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I have the 450 3D converted to FBL. Also have the Sport V2 and converted to FBL.

Before the conversion I put a good amount of flying on both helis and I think the Sport is a better overall heli.

My Blade 450 is now my night flyer.

iKon, because I am connected to my heli, are you?

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07-03-2012 07:19 PM  6 years agoPost 10
bigben1165

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my 450x feels very similar to my logo 400se vbar, but a lot cheaper.

big ben - e550 fbl - DX6

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