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My first heli ever was a walkera dragonfly 3D which was a very bad idea. I had no knowledge about rc helis at all and the thing went into pieces, so then I was told to purchase a blade CX2 by a local hobby store and I bought it and mastered it then moved to this and BINGO! This heli is absolutely the one I want, it was a bit tricky but after a couple of hours I had it under control and I'm still learning but this heli is definitely FUN. If you purchase this heli I highly recommend that you purchase at least 2 extra batteries on the side. I highly recommend this heli!
I have had several coaxials. They were fun, but after awhile I lost interest because they were no longer challenging. I bought this 120, and it has brought back the fun factor. I have not had to change the tail rotor motor but have had to replace the tail boom. Parts are available and are not overly expensive. I like the red better than the green that is the only change I would make.
I love my Blade SR 120. I have over 50 flights on it and it still flies like new in spite of a few hard landings and minor crashes. Overall, this is a very durable heli suitable for intermediate level pilots. I would not recommend this as a first heli, but once the basics are learned it is a great step up to the world of single rotor helicopters. It is more stable than my mSR, but much faster and reactive when control inputs are made. The only flaw I have experienced is the battery mount. I have broken two of them just inserting the battery. I hope E-flite can remedy this problem soon. I would order a couple of extra battery mounts when purchasing this helicopter, but they are very inexpensive and the problem isn't much of a distraction given how much fun this helicopter is to fly.
I'm still relatively new to RC flying. I purchased a Blade mCX coaxial and love it.
I did get bored and was ready to upgrade rather quickly though.
The Blade 120 SR BNF is very stable for a single rotor heli. Big challenge compared to the co-axial !
The only thing I was disappointed with was the electric tail rotor motor.
IT FAILED ON THE FIRST DAY!
I'm not sure if it was due to the few crashes, or manufacturing defect. But the tail rotor just stopped making RPM's, which translates to thrust. Guess i'll see when the new MOTORS get here.
Once fixed, I hope that the SR120 will give me as much fun as the blade mCX.
I think it will.
After the first day of flight ( which was short) the tail motor locked up. And the tail boom is kinda funny in the matter of how you replace it. Also it seems like it doesn't like any wind what so ever. Where bought it at, the guy said it would handle the wind with no problem. Guess I should have done my homework and researched that a little more .
I got this heli about two weeks after i got my first counter rotating dual rotor heli(force FX) I wanted a more agile and outdoors heli. This not only met my expectations it exceeded them. It took me about 4 hours to get it all trimed in and to really begin to get used to flying it in circles, but it took me weeks to get to a point to where I could save it from the changing wind directions and that kind of thing, but overall it was great, the tail rotor could be a little sturdier or could be in cased in something but for the price I'll just keep buying a tail rotor every 3 months
The SR120 is a good single rotor heli to learn on. It flys well indoors but it is hard to fly outdoor on windy days. There appears to be problems with the tail motor. After it has about 5 min of fight time the tail motor will stop working. Let the bird set for about 15 mins. and the tail motor will start working again. I plan on replacing the tail motor and see it that solves the problem. Out side of that it is a good heli.
As mentioned above you will need LOTS of tail motors (at $10 a pop) to keep this bird flying but obviously I feel its worth it as I still have this one. I have moved on to 450 class but still enjoy winging this one around the house and outside. It does fine in moderate wind. Its fun to rebuild after hard crashes and learn all the fine details of these coptors. Parts are cheap and rebuilding helps the learning process.
I bought this because it looked fast, and it is fast. It is a great beginner heli. I would recommend it to any enthusiast. I've seen the comments on the tail motor and would recommend fortifying the connection from the motor. After one or two impacts it weaken and loses conductivity. I was able to re-solder it but still needed to buy a new motor. This heli is lots of fun, and I can't wait for the motor.
This isn't a bad heli. It is good for beginners. It is really, really durable. It dropped out of the sky from about 35 or 40 feet, and nothing broke! I would get a better receiver though. The one that comes with it is very weak. Also, the heli kept wanting to go left, no matter how much I trimmed it. I bound it with my Spektrum DX6i. When flying it, I would take the throttle down, and the heli would lower down. Then I would go throttle up, but the heli wouldn't power up. Honestly, I think Blade could have done better.
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