Blade mSR BNF
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- Perfect for anyone who has flown a Blade CX3 or mCX
- Unique rotor head design provides nimble response plus positive stability
- Includes TWO flight batteries for more flying time
- Includes 4-port charger that charges four batteries at once, plus AC adapter
- Bind-N-FlyTM compatible with all aircraft transmitters and modules equipped with SpektrumTM DSM2TM tech
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Unlike most model helicopters of it's size, the MSR (Micro Single Rotor) has a single main rotor blade, & a tail rotor to counteract torque. This means it can be much faster than the typical coax in this size. But, from some innovative offsets of the flybar & a tilted main shaft, it's nearly as stable as a coax to make it forgiving to beginners.
Available as a RTF (Ready to Fly) complete with 2 batteries, 4 port charger, and a simple but effective 2.4GHZ DSM2 transmitter, or a BNF (Bind-n-fly) model that includes everything but the transmitter, the MSR can be the perfect entry into helicopters, or a fun indoor heli to use in the winter months for the expert flyer.
Using the Spektrum DSM2 technology, you can use any 4 channel or better DSM2 transmitter from Spektrum or JR, or another brand with a DSM2 module, so the radio you use on your larger models can also be used on your smallest!
Although, the MSR is incredibly durable, there are some parts that are more prone to breaking & thus you might want some spares on hand. The tail motor if hit in a crash can pop the endcap off. Once that's done, it's near impossible to replace the cap, so you'll need a new Tail Boom Assembly w/Tail Motor/Rotor/Mount: BMSR. Another common part are the Main Blade Grips with/Hardware: BMSR.
Did I mention fast?Read more ›
First off is that this heli really is very easy to fly. Normally I have had a dim view of helis that use a separate motor to drive the tail rotor, but this one has been the exception to the rule. Reason is that motorized tails generally have a hard time keeping up with throttle inputs, requiring constant "rudder" correction as the heli is either throttled up or down. Not so for the mSR... I've only noticed this tendency under very rapid throttle movement. Otherwise it is quite stable and holds it's heading very well. Also it is quite stable in a hover, VERY close to the stability of the CX2 has been my experience. Trick is not to get too heavy-handed with the controls.
The other big thing this little heli has going for it is durability. Been flying it in my computer room and in the bedroom, both areas are limited for space. As can be expected, I have collided with a few objects, and has not harmed the heli AT ALL. That's a big positive as it allows a person to try things and take a little more risk than they might otherwise try with a larger collective pitch heli. With the Blade mSR, it's a simple matter of picking it up and flying again. Really helps in the "building confidence" department.
Have to admit that this heli has some other nice touches to it too. For one thing, there is an LED on the circuit board that lights up the pod during flight, making it easier to track.Read more ›
At first, I thought I made a mistake because the MSR was much more unpredictable than the MCX, and I thought the problem was partly the imprecise basic transmitter. But after some practice, most of the the unpredictability was due to me learning single-rotor flight characteristics. The basic radio is definitely too vague and clunky for the MSR, but it is adequate.
I find the MSR a little frustrating because it can (and often does) go way too fast for indoors, but at a mere 0.8 ounces plus 0.2 for the battery, any wind blows it away. It's a great little performer without a reliable venue.
Great: Maneuverability, speed, overall durability, single rotor, sounds angry, extra tail rotor and mixing flybar, comes with two batteries (uses one at a time) and a great 4-battery charger with a wall plug.
Frustrating: Unstable in a light wind, too sporty for the basic transmitter (precision control is much better in the low rate mode, but then it lacks the control throw to move any faster than an MCX), flight time per battery is shorter than the MCX even with the 120mAh battery.
The MSR's surprising, MCX-like durability was definitely the best reason to choose it as an intro to single rotor flying.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If your looking for a fun helicopter to fly around the house then look no further!!Published 16 months ago by Mark
Great starter helicopter for beginners next stage a collective pitch starter helicopter for beginners then on to a 450 size then a 500 etc.Published on April 3, 2013 by Mark R. Dunn
I've had a Blade mSR for about 5 months now and I absolutely LOVE it!! It's incredibly fun and very durable. Read morePublished on November 19, 2011 by Dark_Jedi
My first question is do you ever have any intention of flying upside or 3D maneuvering. If you do then this is not where you want to start. Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by shuTTL3bus
Very good heli and very nice design. Very stable indoors, very very fast, be carefully to fly it with the large arms of the swashplate.Published on October 3, 2011 by Simy S Wahnich Ch
I'm really new to 4 channel helis, and I'd recommend the following for a noob:
Low budget: Get the mSR BNF (bind and fly, does not come with a controller) and mCX2 RTF... Read more
4 Stars as a trainer, 1 Star after a week of flying it. READ ON TO UNDERSTAND. I've been flying about three months with the micro airplanes and then this helicopter. Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by S. Foster
I've had a lot of fun flying warthogs so I decided to give the mSR a chance based on the Amazon reviews. Big mistake. This thing is incredibly zippy. Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by Old Swamp Yank
I am pretty new to remote helicopters of the collective-pitch (5 + channels) variety. I have a trex 500 that I am very wary to fly just due to the cost of a crash. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by Sean Powell