Blade CX2 Helicopter Review

 

Blade CX2 Helicopter

 

RC Pro Review by: Tom Zadar

 

Transmitter Setup Guide

See my Transmitter Setup Guides for transmitter setup. The setup guides have all of the transmitter settings needed to make a model completely from scratch.
The Tx Setup Guides have different difficulty settings depending on which setup guide you choose. For Helicopters there are Standard Settings, Beginner Settings, 3D Settings. For Quads there are Standard Settings, Beginner Settings, 3D mode settings.
Each setup guide includes everything needed for setup including Model Type, Swash Type, Servo Reverse, Travel Adjustment, Gyro Gain, Throttle Curves, Throttle Hold, Pitch Curves, Pitch Curve/Throttle Hold, Subtrim, MIX, Switch Assignments, Dual Rate and Expo.
I added a bonus to every setup guide with a Dual Rate and EXPO settings guide I made for Helicopters and Quads.

 

Review

I bought the Walkera Dragonfly 4 fixed pitch helicopter as my first helicopter to learn on but it was too hard to start out with so I bought the Blade CX2. The Blade CX2 was really good for me to learn on.
I also learned how to repair a helicopter as I crashed it a number of times.
Later on I modified it which made it even better and it could fly outside it light wind better with the mods I did.

The Blade CX2 is very stable and easy to learn on.
I recommend you use training gear. They will help keep the helicopter from tipping over. They also will prevent the blades from hitting the wall if your moving it around on the ground.

The body is fragile and will break fairly easily. The blades also break easy and so does the landing gear and battery tray.
Some other parts to get damaged in a crash are the inner shaft, outer shaft, blade grips, flybar, and rotor head.

I recommend you upgrade to metal head parts. I upgraded to all of these. Later on I added more powerful motors, higher “C” rating battery, tail boom, landing gear, and a shorter and heavier flybar for better performance.
I also moved the servo horns from the inner hole to the second hole for greater response. If you are a beginner I would leave them at the factory positions until you
get use to flying the heli. With all these mods the helicopter had much more power, climb out, and response, and flew better in light wind.

 

Metal Upgrade Parts:

Aluminum Swashplate

Aluminum Lower Rotor Head Set

Aluminum Bearing Holder with Bearing

Inner Shaft with Aluminum Rotor Hub

Main Motor Heat Sink – This will help cool the motors.

 

 

 

Blade CX2 Specs:

Weight: 227g w/battery
Motor size: 180 (x2)
Battery: 2-cell 7.4V 800mAh Li-Po
Two featherlight S60 super sub-micro servos – 6.0 grams each
Most parts are compatible with the Blade CX
Over-current protection, PTC resettable fuse devices.
3-in-1 control unit and Spektrum AR6100e receiver
5-channel E-flite transmitter, Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM technology

Flight Time: 6 to 7 minutes

The box can be used as travel case so you should save it.

 

 

Upgrade parts I put on my Blade CX2:

  • Xtreme 180 SE Motors
  • Unbreakable landing gear
  • Boomtown Hobbies V4 carbon fiber tail boom
  • Vortex 7″ flybar with bullet weights
  • Helitek 2.0 extended shaft
  • Xtreme blade grips
  • Xtreme rotor blades
  • Aluminum swashplate, Aluminum upper head, Aluminum lower head, Aluminum Bearing Holder
  • DN 25C 900 mah 7.4V battery
  • Telebee Head Lock and Standard Gryo

 

 

 

 

 

Blade CX2 Indoor Flight (1)

 

BoomTownHobbies V4 Boom Kit on a Blade CX2 V2

 

Blade CX2 Box Landing and Takeoffs

 

Blade CX2 Nose In Hover Indoors

 

Blade CX2 Pulls 100 Foot Wire Through An Attic

 

 

 

 

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