The amazing Blade® Scout CX™ heli may only weigh a little over half an ounce (17 grams), but it will have you flying circles around other helis like it. State-of-the-art 2.4GHz radio control with advanced Blade engineering and electronics make it all possible. And it’s so easy to fly, you’ll be able to do it even if you’ve never flown before.
Nothing! Everything you need to get in the air is included in the box, including four AA batteries for the transmitter.
I have flown several helicopters and I finally gave up because they all had a mind of their own. But the Scout CX is in a class of it's own. It is remarkably stable and hovers better than any other heli I've flown. With a minor modification, I was able to fit it a 130 Mah Flyzone battery, so it will probably fly much longer.
My last heli was the 4CH Proto CX and it was hard to hold the altitude with it. But the Scout will actually continue to hover in place without your hands on the controls. It is one amazing heli and will be my favorite. I've crashed it a few times and it is still like new. I wished I could give it more than 5 stars as it deserves them.
Wow! I can't say enough. This little heli is the most stable I've ever flown. It hovers great and it flies superb. i like how you can switch between "beginner mode" and the more advanced mode. This is totally worth 50 dollars.
This is my forth rc heli. The first 3 were gifts and junk. But my 19month old was so excited about the last one, when it broke (after 5hrs of flying) I went down to my local hobby shop to get parts and they turned me on to the scout. WOW!! Super easy to fly and my 19 month old uses the transmitter from the (Chinese heli) and thinks he is flying the scout. Too cute. Get an extra set of top rotors and some scotch tape for the body. You will crash it and these things will break. Cheap easy fixes. Do not waste money on air hogs or Brookstone junk. This is a " for real RC helo."
This is my first RC heli. I had complete control right out of the box. It is even more fun outside, just make sure there is no wind. I have not had any serious crashes and the heli flies the same as the day I received it. A great value and a great heli to learn on. You will not regret your purchase.
My son just received this for Christmas. Right out of the box, it flew great until it hit the ceiling. I had to do some repair on top rotor and stabilizer bar, but I got the screw back in, and it was all good. We also have a Syma S107; These two helis are very fun to fly together. I hope it holds up up because it looks pretty flimsy.
I have had the CX2 for several months now and have flown it regularly. Compared to the small IR helis, the CX2 is hands down the best. It took very little time to get used to its simplicity of handling, and it is much more controllable than any of the IRs I have flown. Like anything else, we always want improvements to a product. I would like to see a couple of new bodies for it and anything else that could be done to it. I would like to see an updated model of about the same size or slightly larger that could still be flown indoors. Hopefully they will update this great heli for about the same price so more can enjoy simple and safe indoor flight. I have been fortunate with no failures or anything broken, so for now I will rate durability at a 4. Although, if it continues to perform at its current level, it would be an easy 5. Keep up the good work and give us another stable indoor heli that we can enjoy when we can’t fly the big boys outside. Thanks for a great little heli; my cat loves playing with it.
This helicopter is great for indoors or outdoors without wind. It flies very fast when at full throttle.
I only have two complaints:
1: Canopy breaks really easily
2: If it is going fast and you try to stop quickly or It is falling and you hit full throttle the rotors will smack into each other. It can still catch itself; the rotors are very strong.
We have two scouts and they work great together. The remote is slow at charging, so if you want to fly it more, you might want to get a faster charger.
Helicopter flies for about five minutes before the battery is dead. We hang ribbons from the bottom where the little kids can try to pull them off. When they do, the ribbons just fall of because they are only slid on. My brother who has never flown or had a helicopter was great at it after a few flights. I have crashed it somewhere around 1000 times and all that has broken is the
canopy. Rotors are dented a lot but still work fine and don't break because they are so flimsy they just bend and don't break; I can even bend one 360 degrees, and it is fine. Still they are
strong enough to carry another helicopter just like it. I can land it on our ceiling fan.
Finn's review (he is my brother):
I love it because it is easy to practice.
The only negative is that it is hard to practice with it on outdoor mode. It is a great helicopter.
Over the summer, I had purchased a Hobby Zone Champ RTF and immediately fell in love with RC. This plane was so easy to learn and so much fun to fly. After getting it stuck in a tree one day and having it stolen after it had fallen, I knew I had to get another RC as soon as possible. With winter rapidly approaching, I knew I needed something that I could fly inside. That is when I found the Blade Scout CX. This heli is amazing and so much fun to fly. I learned how to fly and became comfortable with the heli almost immediately. I recommend this RC to anyone looking to have fun inside!
I'm a beginner. I've been at this for just about three weeks now. But, I have not done any damage to this little bird in the two weeks that I've had her. I can't say the same for what's left of my CX2. I tried to start too big. Live and learn. The great thing about this little copter is that you can fly it inside, anytime. And, what I'm learning is that whether you are flying 3 channel or 4, any stick time is good stick time. I have moved up to Ares MD500 for indoors, and I am getting more confident daily. Even my CX2 seems more stable now that I have been able to spend time with the Scout.
I was given a RC Helicopter for Xmas (2011) and it was impressive out of the box but was very difficult to fly. I just knew there had to be something out there with better hover control and forward movement control. My online research steered me to the Blade Scout CX. The video that is tied in with these reviews is testimony in itself. "Out of the box" I was bot impressed as the bird looked very cheap and fragile. But once I flew it and crashed it several times (just being stupid), I realized this thing is amazing! Seems a little pricey at $50, but I'm certain it is the easiest, most fun entry level bird on the market.
I had the opportunity to test fly this heli at my local RC shop and was very impressed. For the price, this is an excellent heli. It is very controllable and very stable. I can't wait to pick mine up next week!
This bird flew well for the first few minutes. Then the little servo that controls the rudder quit working. Local dealer couldn't help me. I called Blade and they sent me new one. Same problem, no rudder. Second call to Blade and was told a fix that worked, kind of. It still drifts to the right so it won't hover. Another thing is that the canopy is very fragile. I'm new to helicopters so I occasionally bump into things. I'm on my second canopy and didn't have any collisions.