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Blade CX2 RTF Electric Coaxial Micro Helicopter
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- Now includes aluminum head/hub, over-current protection PTC resettable fuse devices, 3-in-1 control
- Flight ready-no assembly required
- Test flown at the factory to ensure proper setup out of the box
- Interference-free, 5-channel E-flite® transmitter with built-in SpektrumTM 2.4GHz DSM® technology
- Coaxial, counter-rotating rotor blades that make hovering easy
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These two rotor helis are easier, not easy, easier, to learn to hover because of the way the rotors are engineered to constantly seek stability. The bad news - they are don't like to go forward, backward, etc., because the rotors are fighting being out of a stable condition. So you have to learn to trick them into it. But as soon as they figure out you tricked them they will pull up and go back into a hover.
However, the alternative - going direct to a single rotor - forget it - the want-adds are full of used helis from guys who bought them and could never learn to fly them.
Be prepared to crash... a lot. For the first few outings you will be flying your heli into walls, trees, yourself (almost did that twice myself). It just takes awhile for your brain to get it. You will get good at replacing broken rotors.
This is not a cheap hobby. You will be spending more money on replacement rotors, shafts, extra batteries, and all the other things you break. To start, buy two or three bags of top and bottom rotors, and an extra battery. You only get 10 or so minutes from a battery. Good news..CX2 parts are relatively cheap.
One good thing about the CX2 is it is 2.4 ghz radio system. These 2.4 systems "bind" to each other so you don't have to worry about other flyers or random electrical interference. Great deal.
I'm transitioning from the CX2 to a CP+ which is a single rotor heli. It is just as difficult to move up to single rotor as it was to learn the CX2 initially.Read more ›
The Eflite Blade CX2 will actually go where you want it to (with practice), unlike the above mentioned alternatives.
Everything needed to fly the CX2 is included in the box.
After reading the instructions and charging the included battery, I was flying the CX2 right away.
With the included 2.4 ghz transmitter, you can make the CX2 go forward, backward, sideways in either direction, pirouette, ascend and descend, (oh yeah - AND crash).
What I like about the 2.4 ghz frequency is the little stubby antenna on the transmitter instead of the "3 foot" long antenna found on other R/C transmitters which in needed because of the lower "27 mhz" or "72 mhz" frequencies.
I highly recommend flying in a large room, or a gymnasium to avoid hitting obstacles. Flying outdoors is very challanging and not recommended unless there is absolutely no wind - a slight breeze may carry your cx2 to another land;)
In addition, it is a good idea to buy replacement blades (upper and lower) - because crashing is inevitable. A spare battery is a good accessory too.
Your local hobby shop should have replacement parts.
Eflite is one of the most popular R/C companies, so parts support is very good with most hobby shops. There are also many upgrades you can do on the cx2 such as the "police body canopy", or a "carbon tailboom" mod.
Of course with any flying toy, remember to use caution when flying near people and animals. Be sure to read all safety information in the instruction booklet.
Caution: this hobby is very addictive, and you may soon find yourself looking at more complicated, expensive, and harder to fly r/c helicopters.
As others have said this is not really a toy but an RC helicopter designed to teach you how to fly RC helis. It is a great learning tool and will remain a fun, indoor flyer even if you move on to more advanced RC helis. It is very precise and you can easily land and take off from an area the size of a CD case once you get good. The Blade CX2 can be flown outdoors but does not handle wind at all.
The only bad thing I can say is that the Blade (CX and CX2) is prone to blade strikes if you do abrupt maneuvers. Of course these helis are not really designed for this sort of flying so it is not really the fault of the unit. In way this also helps to teach you smooth control inputs.
The E-Flite products are well supported at most hobby shops that carry RC gear. You will probably want at least one or two extra batteries and a package of upper and lower blades when you start. Charge times for the battery is 1-2 hours and you will get 10-15 mins of flight time.
If you are new to RC helicopters this is the best place to start.
It is not that easy for me to control because I don't have RC experience and I am not a video gamer. But young folks brought up with computer games will have this down in no time. The manual says start slow and low to learn how to trim and hover - -take that advice seriously. Also get the spare parts all the reviewers are recommending. Now here's a surprise; be careful. I made the mistake of trying to pickup the CX2 in one hand while holding the armed controller in the other. A slip of the hand and it started powering up and bruised me significantly with the blades. But, the manual warns about this. Do not handle the heli while it is armed except when you are setting it down to fly and double check that the throttle is off.
I have flown it inside my two-car garage and that is tricky. I have done it outside also, in no wind. Any wind and it drifts away.
Go slow on the learning curve and you will have fun...master the hover at low altitude (takes active controlling) and then fly forward and back. Just like a real heli, when you start to maneuver you need to adjust throttle. Cool....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I have had a lot of experience with RC helicopters, quad copters, and RC cars. This helicopter has been a piece of junk since I got it. Read more
To much money for what you get, take my advise research the internet for various brands of rc helicopters, you will find something much better in quality and price for what this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Darrell Hughes
Go to hover the helicopter three times before a gear stripped out.Junk!Published 8 months ago by Chad M. Gregory
i had this helio before and i will be get a few more later to teach people to flyPublished 9 months ago by Wayne C.
I own 2 of these and neither one fly's right. Although they say it is for beginners it is still difficult to master and I never was able to get it to fly like advertised and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John P.
After a hard time and having to send back my 1st purchase because it was faulty, I'm having a blast but in my opinion there is a steeper learning curve than other reviews would... Read morePublished 14 months ago by j.j.
Flys well except for tail control, which is really bad. Can make nice landings and takeoffs, if you can control the yaw at the time.Published 14 months ago by dfk
Great 1st heli. Now if I can find the time to actually learn to fly it. lolPublished 15 months ago by A Wilkinson
Horizon Hobby was disagreeable and tried to blame me for not reading the directions, but as an engineer and pilot, I know how to read. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Swiss army knife