HeliMax Axe 100 CP Flybarless SLT 2.4 Heli RTF
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This unit flies with similar moderate power of an entry level micro, but it has flybarless maneuverability, and collective pitch capability. The FBL design makes it MUCH more fun to fly that a flybar design. It responds faster, holds attitude better, and canopy strikes are a thing of the past. I'd like to say it's even easier to fly, but I'm sure the twitchier response makes it harder to fly until you train yourself. Compared to a flybar 450, I actually find the much faster response to be a benefit...no control lag to factor in. It also handles wind surprisingly well.
Flying CP (stunt mode, idle up, etc) allows you to fly inverted and do more tricks. This opens up a new level of training and proficiency.
The TX610 controller is a good match. I recommend getting it in RTF form, as the programming is simpler than using a TTX650 or other general purpose transmitter. and the travel suitcase is a useful feature. The only downside is the TX610 doesn't have wireless training capability (like other SLT radios), but you wouldn't use it for flying this guy much, anyways.
I recommend modifying the pitch curve to remove negative pitch in normal mode (values below 50). It causes negative thrust when you cut power...not very useful in normal mode.
Downsides? It's more fragile than the V911. The tail boom splits apart (put super glue on it), and the landing skid is surprisingly brittle in places. Some legs snapped off, others won't break even if you try to bend them off.
If you have a little more experience, you may want to skip this model and get the SS or SSL brushless models (available May 2013). The power of the brushed motor is a bit weak, and will likely wear out quickly.
First, it flies quite well right out of the box. I just charged the batteries and, when I noticed that our local park was empty of people, was soon zipping through its air space doing pyros, circuits, and basic hovers. I am still somewhat of a beginner, but have flown other models with similar capabilities. I began to wish that I had started my jump into cp helis with this model. This little guy does a lot of things well, and in two important categories it is outstanding.
Its durability is impressive. Compared with another brand similar in size, I have had much less damage after the smack and crash we all experience. The parts are strong, and the synergy of them makes for a heli I have flown a LOT and, after a few crashes which I stood from a distance certain that I had totaled the thing, walked over to find that I simply needed to snap on a new ball link. I'm still on the first set of main blades.
It's price is a huge plus. The BNF is HALF of what its competitor charges and the initial RTF package as at least a third cheaper. The radio is far more versatile than its competitor and has a solid feel (a real throttle cut switch needs to be a switch, like this one boasts, not some cheesy red button that you are desperately mashing while the heli is writhing in the grass happily turning all of its vast kinetic powers on itself shredding itself to bits). The box easily functions as a case to take it anywhere.
Regrettably, parts are not as ubiquitous as some major brands, so big repairs can be a setback.Read more ›
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I love this little heli. I had the mCPx v2 for a while first. But hands down this heli is better than the mCPx. Read morePublished 8 months ago by rcdude07
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Little touchy out of The box but in time I'll get it figured out. Tough little copter. Lots of power.Published on December 29, 2013 by Eeyore
I bought the Axe 100 cp a few days ago and I`ve been impressed with its durability and function. It flies better than many more expensive helis like the walkers genius. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by kbmonday
I did not know how to fly a collective pitch heli before I bought this one. The challenge is a lot of fun but takes patience and persistence to learn to fly. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by fspilot
Straight forward small e-heli with all you need to get going. It is a heli - not for starters. You should have some training first, or this will end up crashed pretty rapidly. Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by John A. Blackwell
This is very easy to fly if you have experience with helicopters. Very easy to fly right in the house.Published on July 24, 2013 by Tia