;e Blade 300X has a simple flybarless head design
and comes all set up from the factory. All servo wires
are neatly routed and require no adjustments.
;e BladeX has a simple and accurate tail design.
A low maintenance belt setup and push/pull yaw
control make for a nice setup with minimal to no slop.
Blade Nano CP X:
Micro 3D Aerobatics
;is flybarless sub-micro model
comes completely built and ready to
go right out of the box and includes
two 150mAh 1S 25C batteries, a
charger, and four AA batteries to
power the charger. It also comes
with a small assortment of parts like
fast forward flight blades and extra tail blades and links. ;ere is also a small Phillips screwdriver to
assist with all fasteners on the model. Setting it up only takes about 10 minutes.
Flying the Nano CP X is a lot of fun; practicing maneuvers and flying around the house are a few
things I certainly enjoy with this model. I find myself practicing flips and other maneuvers in my
living room! Learning good collective management, you can perform aerobatics easily inside your
house. Flying outside on calm days with no wind will also be a blast.
If you choose the BNF model like I did, you will be able to quickly program and fly your model. ;e
Nano is also available RTF with a Spektrum DX4e transmitter that is fully set up and ready to fly out
of the box. If you are looking for a micro, fully 3D-capable model that is tough and durable, take a
look at the Nano CP X. I have been having a lot of fun with this model and I am sure you will enjoy it
as much as I do. ;e BNF model is $149.99; the RTF is $189.99.
With the Blade 300X ready to fly, I went out
to our local club field to do the flight testing,
but this model could easily be flown in a small park environment.
In the Air
GENERAL FLIGH T PERFORMANCE:
Stability: ;e Blade 300X is very stable and basically hovers hands o;.
Being an FBL model, no trimming is needed. First lifto; shows no tail
wag or any adjustment needed on the AR7200BX unit. ;e pirouette
rate is very smooth and is not too touchy. After getting a quick feel for
the model, I advanced it into forward flight to again check the tail and
Tracking: ;e heli tracks very well through basic flight circuits like figure
8s and stall turns. ;e 300X is predictable both upright and inverted.
It truly has the feel of a larger 450-size heli and is not like a typical
touchy 250-size helicopter.
Aerobatics: ;is is where the Blade 300X is really a joy to fly. Basic
maneuvers are very smooth and predictable. I flew loops, rolls, and
split Ss with ease. When you’re ready for it, light 3D flight is doable
with the wooden blades. ;e 450 will do any maneuver that you’re
comfortable with, but be careful due to the supplied wooden blades;
E-flite recommends that you don’t run a 100% head speed with them,
so this does limit the 300X’s full 3D capabilities. I can’t wait to put a set
of carbon blades on her and really let her rip. ;e supplied E-flite motor
provides very good power.
Glide and stall performance: Being a small 300-class helicopter, the
300X has no autorotation gear, so it can’t do an auto and land when
the battery runs out of juice. Set your timer, enjoy the flight, and don’t
forget to listen for it to go o;.
I really felt comfortable flying the Blade 300X and was happy with
its handling. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you will enjoy the
performance and handling of this model. It can be as stable as you
want it to be, but get the head speed up and this little heli can really
shine. ;e 300X o;ers the best of both worlds.