While I was at my LHS yesturday morning picking up wheels for the T-28 (Hobbytown), a Horizon test pilot (salesman) was there dropping off 4 brand new Blade 350 QX's and giving test rides out in the back parking lot.......I was lucky enough to be asked to fly it......so I did....lol. (the guys there know of my CCP experience), but you DO NOT
need any heli flight time to fly this bird in "smart mode" (plank experience would be advisable).....it's just plain amassing!
After the Horizon guy ran me through the settings he had programmed on his Spektrum DX8 (yes, it will require a little programming) and tossed her up in "smart mode", he handed me the TX while it was hovering........OMG.........I fell in love!....it has three different flight modes, smart, stability and agility.....in agility, she'll flop and flip around just like you'd expect a CCP bird to do......in a set of skilled hands (like the Horizon pilot), she'll even knife edge pirouette (if that's your thing)....lol
I won't ramble on about it's "smart" technology......but I don't think anyone could scratch build a quad as sound, tech advanced or friendly for $419.00. It even comes with a GoPro camera adapter........ With the 2200mah 3s, and camera attached, flight times have averaged around 10min's....and very stable.....not bad for all that weight.
If I had the coin, this would be the bird that would get me back into multi-rotors.......but I'd have to move fast, there selling out everywhere. 3 out of the 4 brought into the shop that day were already sold!
Heli and flight vid guys need to check out this Blade......just amassing!
shout out to the Horizon salesman and Hobbytown guys....they made my day!