|Introduction to small helicopter flying: Part 1||- Heli Introduction 1|
See also helicopter flight training
The Blade CX2 takes the excitement and beginner-friendly flight stability of the original Blade CX and adds Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM radio control that lets you fly anywhere, anytime without ever having to worry about interference. It’s the first ready-to-fly RC aircraft of any kind to come with this extraordinary technology built in. In addition, the 4-in-1 control unit has now been replaced with a new 3 in 1 control unit with over current protection, plus an AR6100e receiver. The new control unit provides improved gyro and tail control that gives the Blade CX2 even better tail response while minimizing drift. Two feather-light S60 Super Sub-Micro Servos provide powerful, precise cyclic control. Topping it all off is an aggressive new body design that looks fantastic in flight and is unlike anything else out there. Another bonus feature is the addition of an Aluminium Head/Hub. When it comes to micro heli fun everyone can enjoy, you simply can’t beat the value and performance of the Blade CX2.
The Blade CX2 with the front plastic cover removed, revealing the two motors for the coaxial blades and the E-flite gyro.
On the other side, we see the 2.4 GHz RC receiver unit and the two antennae wires.
These photographs from our colleague, James Hurr, in Australia.
See the video of his first test flight using this helicopter.
The Blade CX is readied for flight trials...
The ESky Honey Bee comes ready to fly straight out the box. The Honey Bee is sold with a high spec LiPo battery as standard - fly for up to 25 mins at a time.
The model features many carbon fibre parts for superior strength and durability. The main and tail rotors are fixed pitch, allowing for stable controllable flights. The sophisticated on-board electronics include piezo gyro for tail stabilizing. Now available with hi-spec LiPo battery and charger as standard.
Flight times are approx 20+ mins from an 80min charge - range approx 500 ft.
Also available as a Deluxe deal with a host of extras listed below. These will help while learning and mastering control of the helicopter and should keep it flying for longer.
Deluxe Deal includes:
We dispensed with the plastic front cover to show all the working parts...
Above: the front part...
the other side of the front part, showing one of the servos.
and the tail rotor part.
It's Sunday 16th of December 2007, wet, cold and muddy in North London. The helicopter is readied for the first flight, in which the Radio Control transmitter supplied with the helicopter is used.
After a few abortive attempts at take-off, more power was applied and we had lift-off.
up, up and away, with a much larger plane in the background.
Next we attached the little ping pong balls to help with hover practice.
Nice view of a side of the helicopter.
Improving steadily, with refinements to the transmitter setting and with flight experience.
You need to spend some time setting the offsets and any control inverts to enable easier hover control.
A local squirrel: more interested in the nuts for the birds than our efforts at helicopter flying.
A helicopter is not meant to look like this. Time to switch to the second helicopter body that we had luckily purchased. font> You need patience, perseverence and some money to fly a helicopter. On day two, we had grasped the basics and were able to get the Honey Bee to hover at head height for several minutes on end.