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I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by soane on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:09 pm

Once again a big 'thanks' to everyone who offered advice and encouragement yestetday afternoon, feeling more comfortable in the open space, getting more out of my mcpx. So much so that I've bought a used 130x off the Modelsport forum today, should be here mid week, can't wait.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:31 pm

Good stuff, I have a 130 and been pretty impressed with it

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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by Mr Moff on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:43 pm

Good stuff Jason. The 130x is a great flyer and a great learning tool.
They have some issues out of the box, especially resonating vibrations.
Here's a link from the heli freak forum so you can acquaint yourself with the tweaks and tricks to help.

http://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=299

With it being second hand it may well have everything sorted already but if you have any problems just shout out.

Here's the list of parts mine needed to smooth everything out.
Better bearings for the tail. I went for the xtreme bearing set. No more in and out tail play.
Metal front gear because the plastic one is very soft. They have now started to include this in newer kits.
Carbon boom and torque tube from xtreme. This totally eliminated the noise of the ringing inside the boom.
Metal tail pitch slider removes a lot of slop in the tail.

Yours may not need these tweaks as blade have updated some parts here and there in the newer kits.
Looking forward to seeing it fly next week.




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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by Mark Barnes on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:33 pm

Don't let Danny put you off he's a proper helicopter pilot so there for has to change everything and talk about curves and vibes to discise the fact he really wants another plane

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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by Mr Moff on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:03 pm

No more planes for a while now mr Barnes. Unless you have a spare room for storage. tongue
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Post by soane on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:37 am

Thanks for the advice and links. As far as I can tell this 130x has had new blades, nothing else. I am reading a lot of people complain about the gears in the gears tail are prone to stripping, have you experienced this? If I was to look at an exploded diagram would I know which bearings to get?

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Post by Mr Moff on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:01 am

The tail gears are soft but I haven't had a problem with them. The front umbrella gear is the one that can strip without warning. It's the gear on the main shaft.
The back bearings that most people change are the 2 flanged ones that the tail shaft runs on. If you hold the rear blade grips and give a little tug to see if it moves in and out.
If it doesn't move in and out then don't worry about them.
They eventually develop play because the vibes shake them into getting sloppy, but just give it a try first, and if there's no vibes then don't worry about it.

Here's a couple of links to the bearings and the umbrella gear in case you need them.

http://www.fast-lad.co.uk/store/blh3735_optional_metal_bevel_gear-p-21006.html
http://www.fast-lad.co.uk/store/lynx_130x_super_precise_bearing_replacement_lx0376-p-22480.html


Give it a try first though, if it flys fine then wait until you need the parts before upgrading them. If its one of the newer kits it may be fine.
Let us know how it goes and enjoy. They fly awesome.



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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by Roy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:08 pm

When did you start working for Fast-Lad Danny Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by soane on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:09 pm

Thanks Danny, just get a message from the seller who says it has a Microheli tail slider as well as new blades, he says it's not far off new and he has had no problems with the back-end.

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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by soane on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:15 pm

Here's a photo of it...



...dosen't look too shabby, may add a new canopy and blades to make it my own.

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Post by Mr Moff on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:18 pm

Looks good mate, the tail pitch slider is one of the most useful upgrades.
Have you flown it yet?

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Post by Mr Moff on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:19 pm

Roy wrote:When did you start working for Fast-Lad Danny Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Hehe, I think our club should get free postage with the amount of ordering a lot of us do from there.
I have them on speed dial on my phone. Very Happy
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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by soane on Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:20 pm

No it's not here yet, only got posted today, the photo is from his ad. Just checking out parts prices on Fastlad and there is a hike from the mCPX

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Post by Mr Moff on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:04 pm

Yeah some of the bits are expensive. Sometimes kings Lynn models are cheaper than fast lad. Here's a link.

http://www.kingslynnmodelshop.co.uk/Helicopters_and_Spares-E-Flite_Blade_Intermediate_Helicopters-E-Flite_Blade_130X/c33_353_471/index.html

Doing an eBay search can come up with cheap parts too.
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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by soane on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:05 am

Well it turned up this morning, looks to be in good condition, battery on charge prior to first flight...


Blade 130x by supervee_2000, on Flickr

...it has also come with 2 Gens Ace 450 lipos, unfortunately the balance lead doesn't fit my balance charger so I'll need to get one sorted from the bay.

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Post by Mr Moff on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:56 pm

Looks good mate, let us know how you get on if you try it before Saturday.
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Post by soane on Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:45 pm

Popped to Hobby Corner to pick up a blue/white canopy, white skids and a spare Overlander lipo. Spooled it up in the lounge and straight away I can tell it's a beast, needs plenty of room,still I managed to get a decent hover on the settings from the manual.

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Post by Mr Moff on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:36 pm

Excellent, they look good in white. Gets cold hovering one of those in the house doesn't it. Laughing
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Post by Neil on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:20 pm

soane wrote:Well it turned up this morning, looks to be in good condition, battery on charge prior to first flight...


Blade 130x by supervee_2000, on Flickr

...it has also come with 2 Gens Ace 450 lipos, unfortunately the balance lead doesn't fit my balance charger so I'll need to get one sorted from the bay.

I,ve got this lead from hk. Only £2.70 works a treat.

hobby king

Or one of these... eflight to jst-XH from rc hero (I've used rc hero for lots of my 130 upgrades)

rc hero


Just ordered some bits for my 130 and need new canopy for new mcpx bl as smashed it up. flying in the dark with glow sticks attached Sad
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Post by Mr Moff on Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:05 am

Neil wrote:
soane wrote:Well it turned up this morning, looks to be in good condition, battery on charge prior to first flight...


Blade 130x by supervee_2000, on Flickr

...it has also come with 2 Gens Ace 450 lipos, unfortunately the balance lead doesn't fit my balance charger so I'll need to get one sorted from the bay.

I,ve got this lead from hk. Only £2.70 works a treat.

hobby king

Or one of these... eflight to jst-XH from rc hero (I've used rc hero for lots of my 130 upgrades)

rc hero


Just ordered some bits for my 130 and need new canopy for new mcpx bl as smashed it up. flying in the dark with glow sticks attached Sad

Yay someone else has a mcpx bl. cheers Hoping to give it a good thrashing on Saturday as long as the batteries arrive in time.
You flying on Saturday Neil?
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Re: Another successful afternoon

Post by soane on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:00 am

Forgot to say I got an adaptor lead for my charger for 2.99, the same one you suggested from RC hero, Neil. You'll have to give them a ring they seem to have a good selection of standard spares.


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Post by Neil on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:11 am

Yep danny. Should be there sat.... the bl is a bit of a monster, nearly killed Andy twice last indoors... twas not expecting so much power.

But a bit gutted as yesterday, xc weather was saying still and was hoping to play with a proper heli at the field...but its changing by the hour (bloody forecasts)
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Post by FATBOY3237 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:29 am

GOD help me going to test fly my new Blade 130x this evening on the Hogan yard wish me luck practiced loads on Phoenix see what happens lol
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Post by soane on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:13 am

With its new clothes on...

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:18 pm

ahhh I want a blue canopy, hate my green one

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