Amazing coaxial helis like the Blade mCX and CX3 took the world by storm, and now, there is another option following in their prop wash...the Blade SR! The Blade SR is the perfect second step in E-Flite micro heli evolution. This micro helicopter allows pilots with basic experience to bridge the gap between coaxial helis and high end 3D machines. This robust, micro-class, collective pitch (CP) heli will help you aquire the skill needed for 3D flight, and provide the control needed to take you to the next level.
The Blade SR has been designed to be easier to fly than a regular CP heli. This has been accomplished by programming it to provide softer climb, pitch and roll response around the center of stick movement. Since it's optimized for pilots to have a successful first outdoor heli experience, and large enough to fly even if there's a little wind, the Blade SR is ideal for those who are ready to step up from a coaxial heli, and get outside to fly in the sunshine!
The Blade SR is also more forgiving and easier to master than most conventional CP helis thanks to a tough 2-piece main frame and lower head speed. Tuned for single-rotor basics, it's the perfect choice as any aspiring pilot's second helicopter. When you're ready to take the next step toward heli mastery...step up to the sensational Blade SR!
If you’re ready to step up from a coaxial or single-rotor fixed-pitch heli, the Blade SR is the absolute best way to make that transition a successful one! It comes out of the box programmed to provide softer climb, pitch and roll response around the center of stick movement. This, combined with the tough, two-piece main frame and lower head speed, makes the Blade SR more forgiving and easier to master than most conventional Collective Pitch heli's. Plus, it’s big enough to fly outdoors even if there’s a little wind.
- Brushless Main Motor! For maximum performance and longevity this helicopter comes pre-installed with a brushless motor.
- Heading Lock Gyro: E-flite's G110 Heading Lock Gyro reduces pilot workload with its excellent heading hold capabilities, making the transition from coaxial to single-rotor control systems much smoother.
- Direct-Drive Tail Motor: The robust direct-drive tail motor provides the instant yaw response that makes the G110 gyro so effective.
- Receiver, Servos, ESC: The Blade SR is equipped with cutting-edge electronics, like Spektrum's AR6100e DSM2 Microlite Receiver, E-flite's 2-in-1 ESC/mixer and 3 E-flite DS75H digital micro-servos on the swash plate.
- Optional Canopy: An optional Sunset canopy and black tail boom are available separately. Training gear is also available to add extra stability if needed.
- Two-piece main frame: Sturdy and shock absorbent
- Full line: Replacement and option parts easily available
- 100% factory-assembled: test-flown and ready-to-fly
- DC Li-Po balancing charger: with AC adapter included
- 3S 11.1V 1000mAh Li-Po: battery pack included
- Main Rotor Diameter: 21.80 in (552mm)
- Tail Rotor Diameter: 3.20 in (82mm)
- Gross Weight: 12 oz (340 g) with battery
- Length: 19.10 in (485mm)
- Motor Size: Brushless 3900Kv
- Battery Dimensions (LxWxH): 85x28x18mm
This product was added to our catalog on March 2, 2010
I've been hovering the SR in my 20x12 foot basement due to rain and cold weather. It was stable in hover with minimal trim. Some tail wag was present and was planning on adjusting the gain.
5 flights in with about 25 minutes of airtime. The tail rotor began to go. I notice uncorrectable counter-clockwise tail spin and immediately landed the helicopter. Luckily, no crash. I read about other pilots with "tail motor burnout". Some with loss of control, crashes, and damage.
So, the SR's level of components are a good bang for the buck. However, the tail motor quality is suspect. If it wasn't for the ail motor failure or failures, I would rate the SR a 4/5 to 5/5.
But... My final rating is...
I bought a 450 align... now that is a bird. flies nice handles better.
Bottom line DONT BUY AN SR unless you want to torture yourself.
Best of luck,
have had to rebuild from many crashes. it seems to fly nice from what my limited experience is.
the tail motor SUCKS! i have gone through 4 already. the sr started acting weird the other day, had to set it down hard, bent feathering shaft so had to rebuild the head again. turns out it was the tail motor going out and what was happening was that the motor was stuck "on" making it go in circles. another tail motor and now it hovers perfect.
eflight tech has been stellar although the parts are very expensive. a main hobbies has been the best place for to buy replacement parts as i live in ca and they ship fast
if it were not for the horrible tail motor i would give it a 5 star
Parts are cheap, the whole main frame was less than 7 bucks. and the main gear was 4. Seriously considering a flight simulator first before I take it out again. Watched a couple very informative videos on you tube from some guy named crazyhelidude that really taught me allot
not knowing anything about collective pitch helis. Worth taking a look if your fresh to this as I am.