The Blade 120 SR is a fixed-pitch heli that will give you the confidence to master the basics of single-rotor flight. Its unique rotor head was specifically designed to provide the inherent stability of a co-axial helicopter, but provide the agile control of a single rotor helicopter. Modeled after the popular ultra micro-sized Blade mSR, the sub micro-sized 120 SR is larger, faster, and more powerful -- which makes outdoor flight a reality.
It comes out of the box 100% factory built and equipped with a factory-installed 5-in-1 control unit with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 compatible receiver, main motor ESCs, mixer, gyro, and fully proportional servos. A ready-to-fly version with 2.4GHz DSM2 transmitter and a Bind-N-Fly version without transmitter, for those who already own a DSM2 aircraft transmitter, are available. Both include a 1S 500mAh Li-Po battery and a single-cell, Variable Rate Li-Po charger as well as an AC power supply.
This is what I was looking for beyond the MSR when I bought the Blade SR. The Blade SR was difficult for me to control and too easy to damage. I am on my third tail motor and needed to buy an after market main gear after damaging teeth on the fragile original gear several times. In addition, the wooden blades are too breakable and expensive for "a next step" helli". The 120 SR, however, has taken major hits without any damage and is definitely not just a bigger MSR. It is the model Blade should push for moving up the skill level to be able to handle the collective pitch helicopters if one wants to go that far.
I'd heard some good things about the Blade 120SR. Yesterday I got the chance to look it over more closely and fly it.
It looks like the big brother of the mSR, which I guess if you're into micro heli geneology; it certainly appears to be.
The first thing I noticed is that the flybar is on the bulky side similar to many of Blade's smaller helis. The object being to add stability to the heli. The formula seems to work. Of course, all of the main components are plastic but seem up to the job. I tested duarability by flying it into a cardboard box or two when I was trimming it out. The 120SR came away unscathed.
Both the RTF and then BNF come with a 500mAh single cell lipo with a variable rate charger and AC power supply. Flight time is around 5mins so I'd want to have a spare battery or two.
The 120SR I flew was the RTF so it came with the Tx. The same Tx used on not only Blade helicopters, but also on some of their micros. So, if you have any of those micro or heli Tx's the bind and fly is a good choice. I probably don't need to mention that you can fly it with any other DMS2 Tx from the LP5DSM to the DX8.
Once powered up the 120SR gets in the air smoothly. It took some minor trimming to get it just right and in the end came fairly close to a hands free hover. The 5-1 does a really good job and the tail holds very well with much less drift than many similar types of this size.
I was flying in a very small indoor space so I didn't get a chance for any FFF flight or aggressive maneuvers. I was impressed with the power though and think this heli will fly very well outdoors. I look forward to an outdoor session soon to see just how capable this little guy is in a little breeze.
All in all, with my brief exposure to the 120SR, I'd say this is a perfect FP heli for those looking for something a bit bigger than the mSR and a logical stop in the progression up to the Blade SR and beyond. Or, just a neat little heli for the more experienced flyer looking for some stress free fun.
They really did a great job on this one. I was looking for something more advanced than my mCX2 and something that I could fly outdoors. Well this is it. I crashed it into the garage, I crashed it into the trees 3 times. I crashed it into the ground. Only two things popped off: the tail fin which I simply put back, and one of the rotor linkages which they give you extra of. So back in business and flying again. There is nothing worse than crashing and having to run back to the store for parts. Not so with this one. You will love it!
This is my first helicopter, no prior experience or simulator. Easy to learn, very stable. I have bounced it too many times to count without any damage during the first month. Then I got careless and it dropped from about 60 feet onto some rocks and broke one rotor blade and the canopy. This is a great buy. If it was a little cheaper I would buy my 6 year old one so she would quit asking to fly mine. She helps me fly using the controls and I do the throttle.
i am a beginner heli pilot makeing the transition from cx to fp. i have owned many other fp helis and this one by far has performed just like the ads say. for the first time no let downs. this heli is very stable and even as a beginner had no problems flying outdoors in mild wind . nothing bad to say about this heli or HobbyZone's service. cant wait to try the sr.
I own a CX2 and was feeling that I was getting pretty good with it. I then bought a SR and I can't even hover it. 2 tail booms 3 sets of main blades and many other rotor linkage parts I got pretty discouraged. Then I bought a 120SR what a blast! Much more responsive than my CX and way more durable. Having a lead/lag hinge the main blades take much more abuse than the CX. Having a dual rate and a 2 position swash plate, is like having 4 learning levels. I'm having some issues with my outdoor flying, but that is my fault not the Helis. For the price it is a wonderful value!
If you think you want a full collective-pitch heli but aren't ready for aerobatics, get this instead. It's virtually unbreakable and parts are cheap. Collective is only for aerobatics anyway, so unless you plan on stunt flying then there's no need for a collective. You can trick the 120 out for cheap and get creative with LED lights without worrying about wrecking an expensive platform. I've even mounted a small camera to my 120 and still had the performance to fly just fine. My only complaint is that the tail motor burns out easily. Blade needs to address this by beefing it up.
This helicopter is amazing. This was my first RC purchase, outside of those cruddy brook stone ones. I went out and was flying it decently well that night with loads of crashes. This Heli is so much fun to fly,and if you crash its no big deal, because it is so durable. I have crashed it loads of times, and nothing broke for a long time. Once the landing legs broke, which was no big deal since its a 5 dollar repair. My friends and I have been flying it a lot, and my friend is about to get one because he loves it so much. I would recommend this heli to everyone, especially mature beginners!!
The Blade 120SR works great I love the cleanly designed product that is much better than I expected for the price. Thank you BLADE.
This is my first ever hobby brand heli. I brought it home the first day and broke the landing gear... After I got it flying it was great!
This is a great little helicopter. I received mine a month ago and enjoy flying it. You won't go wrong with this purchase. Blade did a really fine job with this helicopter. I crashed mine a few times, and it only broke one of the landing gear. It is very responsive for a fixed pitch heli. I would highly recommend this to anybody wanting to step up to a fixed pitch helicopter.
This is a great second step up to helis with one blade but it still has the safety of a stabilizer. It is a lot of fun but does have some problems with wind gusts. You should practice indoors in a large area (i.e. garage, big living room, etc.).
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