Blade mSR by E-Flite
2 Jun 11 - Lighting fitted.
MIA Hughes MD-500E body
|N° of launches / Time||37||
3 hours 06 mins
0 hours 48 mins
|Rotor Diameters||Main||7.0 in.||180 mm||<= Common to all versions|
|Tail||1.4 in.||36 mm|
|Weight||0.96 oz||27.2 g||1.13 oz.||32.01 g|
|Motors||Main||Pre-installed Coreless Motor|
|Tail||Pre-installed Micro Coreless Motor|
|Speed Controller||Pre-installed controllers for main & tail rotor|
|Battery Pack||1s1p LiPo 120mAh (2 supplied)|
|Receiver||Pre-installed 2.4 GHz on the 5-in-1 function module|
|Servos||2 linear, fitted to the 5-in-1 function module|
|Gyro||Part of the 5-in-1 function module|
|Flight performance||There is plenty of power in reserve and the model responds well. Flights of 6 minutes are possible with the 120 mAh battery or up to 9 minutes using a 150 mAh battery||Still plenty of power in reserve but flight time is reduced to just over 3 minutes on the 120 mAh batteries.|
2 Jun 11 - The tail motor has been struggling of late to counter the additional torque required with the Hughes MD-500E body shell fitted. I decided to take the body shell off and fit some navigation lights that I had laying around.
7 Mar 10 - I decided I wanted a scale body shell and hunted around to find some; not many out there at this size (at this time). I found a few made by MIA Designs and ordered the Hughes MD-500E body as it is a very nice looking helicopter. The body does add a significant amount of weight, but I think it's worth it for the appearance. The fitting of the body shell is pretty easy and is totally reversible; the model can be returned to stock in very little time if desired. I was going to fit navigation lights to the model, but the additional 1g weight is undesirable so I'll use them somewhere else.
23 Sep 09 - I wanted a small helicopter and was tempted by the Blade mCX, but then saw this model which is much more capable. I bought the Bind-N-Fly (BNF) version as I have a 2.4 GHz Spektrum module in my TX. It is very responsive and is pretty stable for a micro-heli. In comparision the Blade mCX is much more stable, but so muhc so that getting it to move is not easy. The Blade mSR is a much better choice in my opinion, whether you buy the Ready-to-Fly or BNF version. Both versions come with a 4-port battery charger and AC adapter but can also be run from batteries when out and about; no excuse now that your waiting for a battery to charge.
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