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Blade 450 3d
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Blade 450 3d

Overview

The Blade 450 is a great priced 450 size CP helicopter.

It is a fully aerobatic outdoor electric helicopter intended for experienced users.

It may be categorized as an entry level Collective pitch helicopter. Esky Honeybee is cheaper and somewhat lower quality. TRex 450 is higher quality and of course more expensive.

Technically know as the Blade 450 3d, It is very similar to the Blade 400, which it replaces in EFlite's line up, and The Blade 450 x, which is the flybarless version.

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Pros

  • Comes in BNF and Ready to fly versions
  • Inexpensive parts means crashes are less expensive than with a higher end helicoper

Cons

  • Gyro has some stabilization issues
  • There is now a flybarless versions the Blade 450 x, which might be preferable

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Blade 450 Reviews:

The new Blade 450 RC helicopter is an improved Blade 400 keeping what worked and changing out what could be improved while making it more visually appealing (to some). Flight/performance wise, it will be very similar with an overall increase in performance potential thanks in part to better anti drift gyro technology, proper tail servo end travel adjustment, faster tail rotor servo, more precise cyclic control with the better head dampening, and slightly longer flight times with the extra 400mAh battery capacity.
Review From http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/blade-450.html

The Blade 450 3D RTF blasts ready-to-fly 3D heli performance to new levels of precision and power. It comes completely assembled and equipped for aggressive 3D aerobatics with state-of-the-art electronics and mechanics you would expect to find in more expensive kits that take hours to build. It’s even been flight tested and had the rotors balanced at the factory so you don’t have to do any setup. Simply charge its 3S 2200mAh 30C Li-Po battery and fly.
Review From http://www.horizonhobby.com/article/2255-blade-450-3d-review

I initially gave this model a bad review because I was having a lot of trouble obtaining basic parts for it. A major aspect of this hobby is repairing what ye hath broken, so it’s important to have reliable sources after a crash.

So far I have had two parts be listed as indefinitely backordered by Horizon, but in both cases they turned up within a few days. I also had a problem with the battery that came with the 450, and they replaced it immediately.

So I’m back in the air and having a great time. It’s my first helicopter, and in the period that I was down looking for parts, I bought the Blade MCPX, and I have to say that I recommend starting with the smaller, cheaper heli first, not because it’s easier to fly (it definitely isn’t), but because it is so durable. ANY crash with the 450 (and there will be many, if you’re a noob like me) means crash repairs and extensive adjustment. The MCPX will survive most crashes if it lands on grass, and parts are really cheap if you need them, batteries are also cheap, and in general you can push the learning envelope much faster. So for each training stage, I do sim first, then the MCPX, then the 450. Highly recommended.

Review From http://www.amazon.com/BLADE-BLH1600-Blade-450-RTF/product-reviews/B004P7QDE6

I found the Blade to be a great heli that I can throw in my truck and get that quick flying fix in where ever there is an open space. It is powerful, and can handle anything I can throw at it, and I know that parts availability will be great as most major hobby shops carry Blade parts. The simplicity of being able to take the model out of the box and start flying, without having to figure out how to program the electronics and set up the mechanics, will be appealing to people who have limited free time to spend on the hobby. The convenient box/carry case means that it’s a no-brainer to grab the box on the way out the door in case you get a chance to fly, and know that you have everything you need when you get there!
Review From http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1479232

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Specs

  • The DS76-series servos are specially designed to deliver maximum power and precision for extreme 3D heli flight
  • The G210HL gyro uses the latest in MEMS technology to provide amazing holding power during the most aggressive 3D maneuvers
  • The robust 35A speed controller is engineered to efficiently channel the high-current flow of most any high-C 3S Li-Po battery
  • The compact 4.0-gram AR6115e receiver provides the superior response of Spektrum DSM® control as well as the benefit of ServoSync which dramatically enhances the precision of any CCPM heli
  • The rotor head mechanics have been optimized to provide the most aggressive 3D control response possible
  • Includes the Spektrum DX6i with two pre-programmed flight profiles — one for intermediate pilots and another for experienced 3D pilots
Size/Scale: 450
Rotor Type: Collective Pitch Single Rotor
Experience Level: Advanced
Completion Level: Ready-to-Fly
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Main Rotor Diameter: 28.4 in (720mm)
Tail Rotor Diameter: 6.1 in (155mm)
Gross Weight: 26.9 oz (760g)
Length: 25.8 in (655mm)
Motor Size: 420H brushless outrunner, 3800Kv (installed)
Is Assembly Required: No
Main Rotor Blade Length: 325mm
Blade 450 3d, 3.7 out of 5 based on 7 ratings

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  1. Todd says
    August 1, 2012, 3:54 am

    I have a blade 450 3d. Was very excited to have my first cp heli. It went up, went over, and burrows itself in the ground breaking just about everything. It now sits in a pale in the laundry room.

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  2. Aaron Brunero says
    March 20, 2012, 5:26 pm

    I have had the blade 450 for about 3 weeks. I am very new to the hobby but have been flying my 120sr for a couple of months. My experience with the 450 has been positive but slow. I have developed decent intuitive cyclic control with the 120 sr, but without the stability of the 120, the 450 is a whole new beast.

    I have hovered it and done some slow contolled flight, all tail in.

    The 450 is very stable even in a light breeze. In conjunction with a simulator and a hefty amount of reading, the 450 can work for a newbie that understands that this is more than a toy.

    Get an extra battery pack, a pitch gauge, at least the dx6i, and some tinkering time to understand everything and all you’ve got left is learning how to fly. Parts are cheap, I just bought new tail rotor blades for $4.

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    • Adam says
      March 20, 2012, 6:35 pm

      Thanks for the review and tips Aaron. I agree, access to cheap parts is very important!

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