E-flite Blade 400 MSR RC Remote controlled helicopter review
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@transferases ALIGN!!!! Now I have a T-rex 500 and wish I’d have bought it 1st. I hate to be all opinionated about it, but align is SO much more reliable and less frustrating to work with. They’re cheaper in the long run.
Hey, Blade 400 is fantastic, BUT you need to know how to program the DX6i since out of the box (RTF) is set to do heavy 3D, which is crazy since you will brake the wooden blades doing tic toc (need to put carbon blade before doing heavy 3D) and newbees will crash it. Got to rchelicopterfun and check out his e-books, once the heli is properly set and the radio properly programmed, the blade 400 is tame and easy to fly and a very good heli to start with, but you must also practice on a simulator
you have to be carefull, don’t fly this machine all day long! when i bought this small heli, i did the same as you but after a few weeks my motor was overheated!!
but don’t worry about it cause a new motor costs maybe 10 eur. i wish you good times with this heli, and i recommand you to buy a rc simulator to practis you’re 3D stuff.
@santosdumont73 I have a Futaba controller for the computer that came with the G5 Great Planes simulator. I can’t recomend the Blade 400. The thing is a piece of junk- I have a Trex 500 now and am AMAZED at the difference in quality. quality counts because a helicopter that falls appart in the air is in more pieces after it hits the ground if you know what I’m saying- go with align. It’s the same price or cheaper in the long run. Definitely more flight time and less work bench time.
@sborn1571 Bless your heart. I must have purchased the three bad Blade 400’s they ever made. My bad luck. I do love my MSR though the thing is a champ! I’ve crashed and sold off the B 400’s I had now…. cheap. I now have a Trex 500 ESP 3G, a Trex 450 pro, and a Trex 450 VP sport. They do it for me! I really like them!
@CrazyHeliDude I’m pretty sure you just made my day- kinda cry’n right now. Thanks!
@briansmobile1 MSR, fantastic it can be program with a radio like the DX6i, once properly program it will act a bit like a collective pitch heli. For me go directly to the blade 400, I find the SR or any motor driven heli that you cannot fly in your living room because of it size, to be a waste of money if you want to learn heavy 3D you need a belt or shaft driven tail. Since the motor will not react at the instant you need it and takes time to build rpm and if the demand is high the motor burns
You’ll love it! When you get it- put some glue on the tail motor between the metal and plastic wire case.- they come apart and they’re done! (the tail any way)
@briansmobile1 Nice sold my Blade and Im building a EXI 500 Trex 500 clone right now. Waiting on a motor and ESC also need to get a gyro… Post some vids of you flying the blade! Check out my channel!
Hi I learned to fly with the Blade 400 loved it! Just keep your training gear on and face the helicopter so the tails in front of you. And your facing the back, it helps you orient the controls. Also learn how to set the mixing on your radio out of the box its really sensitive and hard to fly.
I understand! When I’m nose in I use reverse psycology on my heli’s. The seem to respond to that. Whoa! you’re sliding down to the left! (so I tell it go left w. the cyclic and it levels back to the right like a holy terror)
You say at the end, that your crashes are due to junk gyro, junk head etc. Soooorrrry, mine is still stock and flies nicely. I will not waste my money to upgrade it to aluminum since you add weight to it, thus less flying time. And if you crash, and you will no matter what heli you have. what breaks? is the weakess link. I will have less damage on my platic heli and the parts will cost me less. The only upgrade is carbon blade for heavy 3D. Wooden blade are perfect to learn flying (weakest link)
never watch the tail! have a look at nightflyer Mr. Herberts 9 tips at rc heli fly’in .G5 gonna get ya there!
man i have had mine for two weeks now, i love it. i hope to be able to fly it like you do soon. you fly real well.
The Blade 400 is not junk. The Align products are a better built machine, but that doesnt mean the Blade 400 is junk. It is still a very good helicopter.
As far as the mSR, it is the ultimate ultra micro fixed-pitched heli. It has a small BRUSHLESS tail rotor, which usually overheat and breakdown over a short period of time. But, E-Flite really put a lot of thought in this mSR, as well as the Blade 400.
Love my MsR. So much more responsive than the CX’s.
Still struggling with my CP Pro 2. Holy god Collective Pitch is hard. Over a year into the sport. I can fly my CP2 ok sorta… but, still struggle with nose in.. geh…
@dannybrigg I’m flattered- thanks for the compliment!
Good review! Most of the video reviews for the msr are from straight pros, and I honestly don’t care if they found it easy to fly. It was nice to hear it from someone more similar to myself. Especially considering I just picked one up from the shop not 5 hours ago.
Great video! I have the blade mcx2 (coaxial) and the blade msr. I think i’ve got those two down pretty good. Do you think the blade 400 would be a good next step? And if you had to do it over, would you get the blade 400 or the align equivalent? I like the blade 400 cuz it’s RTF pretty much.
Nice vids man! I subscribed !
Keep up the good work
@lovisafist I’m glad you liked it!
There’s revised settings you can do to your remote control to make it less sensitive.- They also have one that just came out that’s called the “SR” that is the missing link between the MSR and the blade 400. I’d recommend that.
@bluescan92 Thanks- will do.
@maxmumi I’ve got a simulator I use daily, and I now have an arsenal of Align heli’s. Love em.
thats a cool little copter man ive had a bigger one for almost a year now and its exacltly like you said as soon as it lifts off it tumbles to the side … im deffinatly gettin one of them little copters.
@ryanmlt1 I bought an aluminum head, carbon fiber blades, and BEST of all learned to adjust the head properly. Now my Blade 400 flies AMAZING and I get lots of fun out of it.