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12-06-2012 03:44 PM  5 years agoPost 281
mbarhsi

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So, they'll just hand the TX over to a nobody?

Also, is this another E-flite motor?

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12-06-2012 03:46 PM  5 years agoPost 282
WBFAir

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BJ says it does have a governor, but it's not as adjustable as something like a Castle. Wonder why it's not addressed in the manual. I haven't looked through it myself, so perhaps you missed it?
Possible I missed it but I have looked through it several times looking for anything like how to adjust the Gov or how to make any settings on the ESC or the BEC for that matter and found nothing.

But wouldn't be the first time they left stuff out of their manuals.

Bottom line is Gov's need something of adjustments as how are you going to combine dif head speeds that you want with gear ratios you might have as well as any non stock motor replacements you might make and really have that work well for how the Gov will function

So don't but only the poorest of the poorest of performing ones that are like that.

And am going to go out on limb here but don't think its like a Kontroniks where it senses all things like motor timing & PMW rates an stuff like that an just makes its own adjustments.

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12-06-2012 03:52 PM  5 years agoPost 283
WBFAir

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Before knocking it, come to an event where we or any team member is flying a 550x, and ask for a flight. I think you'll be impressed.
With all due respect BJ, seeing your well trained guys flying anything is no dif then we have all seen before and just as well seen in all the vids we've seen before.

Read of people going and seeing your guys flying the 130 before it was released and in ways that made everyone think it was the second coming.

But now I have one and partially from those reports have found a ton of defects in its design and capability and its costing me big in both my time and money to fix them all.

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12-06-2012 03:53 PM  5 years agoPost 284
mbarhsi

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I didn't see anything about a governor in the manual, either, and I word searched the file.

Maybe the ESC is packaged separately with its own instruction sheet. I'd hope so...

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12-06-2012 03:59 PM  5 years agoPost 285
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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This is actually genius on the part of Horizon Hobby.

If you want a Logo 500, you have to go to ReadyHeli. If you want a Trex 550, you have many more options, but you still have to go to a specialty shop that sells helicopters.

But this Blade 550 kit will be for sale at the local toy store

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12-06-2012 04:05 PM  5 years agoPost 286
TurboRacer

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Well I'm sure the HH team member 550X will be as perfect as can be... But the ones that actually ship to customers I'm sure will be full of HH quality parts (hahahaaa) and quality electronics. I'm sure the motors and bearings are of the highest quality.. And I'm sure the servos are high quality and durable. NOT.

It's the same as every other blade heli. Looks great, flies great once or twice, then becomes a money pit of failing electronics and hardware.

pass.

I just picked up my first Mikado - a Logo 400... HOLY crap the difference in build quality between that and the blade helis is out of control. It's like a mercedes compared to a chevy cavalier.

I will never buy another blade heli.. I'll stick with the HH airplanes and even those are hit or miss. Don't get me wrong, I like your products, I just hate your "QA" and crappy components built in Chinese sweat shops. You have great customer service, but you have no choice.. With this many failures and shoddy parts, if you didn't help out the customers, you'd have no customers at all before long.

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12-06-2012 04:09 PM  5 years agoPost 287
mbarhsi

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I think that for $1000, they will sell a lot of these. Why? Because they will be available at every toy store worldwide. You will see them for sale at Toys-R-Us. They will give Air Hogs a run for their money. They might even end up for sale at Wal-mart.
You forgot mall kiosks next to the co-axials with the dude eatin' Mac & Cheese .

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12-06-2012 04:10 PM  5 years agoPost 288
mbarhsi

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I will never buy another blade heli.
Really, Turbo? You were burnin' it up over on RCG about your Blade helis. You seemed to like them. You tear your 300X up or something?

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12-06-2012 04:12 PM  5 years agoPost 289
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The only Blade heli I ever liked was the MCPX... That still had probs, but the low cost made me look past that.

I liked the 300x for a bit, but it was never really where I thought it would be. I went through a couple servos, had to brace the frame for vibes (even with perfectly balanced blades) - I had main shafts snap.. I got it in decent condition and traded with someone - the motor bearings went soon after (sent him money for new motor).. The servos are like glass.

I dunno.. Just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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12-06-2012 04:14 PM  5 years agoPost 290
WBFAir

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I am just a little bit surprised by the cost. I would think that for a complete kit which includes servos, ESC, motor, battery, receiver, we would be looking at something closer to $600
Thing is too though look at that $1,000.00 kit and all the electronics it comes with, and or even the few stuff the $630.00 kits comes with and just throw that stuff away and then think what you have to spend the good amount for to replace.

Guess I do have to say remains to be seen, but given all they have promised in the past but came up short with, do you think that stuff will all last and not have to be replaced?

But not that I'm saying its the best of the best, but for even less money for a Trex 550, how much of that do you need to throw away and spend more to replace.

Probably will all fly the first time just fine and even great in the vids like they always do, but get a few crashed in it and its off to either replace them all, or spend more bucks on better.

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12-06-2012 04:18 PM  5 years agoPost 291
mbarhsi

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What about your 130X, Turbo? Or am I getting you confused over there with Turbo Parker...

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12-06-2012 04:42 PM  5 years agoPost 292
Wynn1427

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Looks like a $540+ airframe to me....

Like Justin Stuart already pointed out Blade is a impulse buy at the hobby shop. Yields a higher margin for seller but in the long run hurts a hobby shop if buyer feels they got an overpriced equipment in the hobby.

Wynn

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12-06-2012 04:43 PM  5 years agoPost 293
Futura SE

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The price tag doesn't impress me.

That is overpriced as the new Goblin 500 is about out and you guys I'm sure know about a Logo 500.

I think you overpriced it. For people to take a chance on your heli which you guys know your reputation is not like Henseleit for quality you need to price it lower to get more to try it.

For that kind of money I would never think twice about getting a Logo or the new Goblin 500.

Norman Ross Jr.

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12-06-2012 04:45 PM  5 years agoPost 294
TurboRacer

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I dont own a 130x. I've had a B400, couple MCPX's, and 300x. Friend of mine had 450x and probs with electronics too. They just need to stop cutting corners or lower the prices to reflect the qualty.

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12-06-2012 04:57 PM  5 years agoPost 295
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I dont own a 130x. I've had a B400, couple MCPX's, and 300x. Friend of mine had 450x and probs with electronics too. They just need to stop cutting corners or lower the prices to reflect the qualty.
Agreed. The 300X is a bit of an anomaly, though. You get the excellent AR7200BX unit and for "just" $75 or so more, a half assed plasti-chopper comes with it to play around with the AR7200BX until you decide to put it on a real heli.

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12-06-2012 05:07 PM  5 years agoPost 296
WBFAir

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Guys, the bottom line a lot really don't get about anything Horizon makes is that there actually is a pretty good overhead cost to anything they do, and as a result of the max profits they want.

All that wheeling and dealing to get their junk into peoples hands, and as well to keep others the quality out isn't cheap.

Basically I remember in the past and especially in the early days when I used to see so many who thought they were great as they were so much cheaper then all.

The tack no one got is they always made it look good and even overpriced those so people wouldn't think it was junk, but take a look at what it really cost to make and even more how it worked and saw it was trash.

I mean remember the days of the $35.00 2.4-7 channel receiver units?

I mean what do you think you were actually getting for that but nothing but a $10.00 receiver.

But people couldn't trip over them sleeves fast enough to stuff one in a $1,000.00 model and look how that went.

The basic premises is for anything they make it "has" to be cheaply made compared to what anyone else does and then promoted as great or they just won't make the profits they need to keep this being a who makes what better is what wins thing.

So if they even want to try to make something that is even a little better then what they have, naturally it is going have to be pretty price, its just not avoidable.

Again, have been watching these guys for years and have actually noticed how over the past 3 years or so, Horizons stuff has be slowly, but steadily getting more priced pretty close to, if not over now at this point what others are.

And not that this has meant the quality has risen, its now that they have the systems and fans in place it just been a slow as I said "cultivation" of their customer base on their part of getting them used to paying more to now how its at the point they can try stuff like this with out having to worry if anyone will balk at a number like that.

Guess what I'm saying is they could have done things like this anytime but it's not how they do business.

Point being thinking someday from Horizon that you might see a helo like this but that is actually priced for what its worth is a thing that never-gonna-happen.

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12-06-2012 06:18 PM  5 years agoPost 297
scubabubble26

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The new heli being released is a blade 550 , here is the link.

http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/...?ProdId=BLH5525

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12-06-2012 06:35 PM  5 years agoPost 298
mbarhsi

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Yeah, we got it.

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12-06-2012 06:55 PM  5 years agoPost 299
WBFAir

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Was just working on my Trex's an thought of something else so thought I would take a second look and correct me if I'm wrong...but is this thing a $1,000.00 and 550 size bird,

....with a plastic canopy ???

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12-06-2012 08:11 PM  5 years agoPost 300
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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....with a plastic canopy ???
Nothing "Pro" about a plastic canopy.

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