September 26, 2019 1
Bite-size 3D powerhouse
With such beautiful weather in Adelaide, we had to get out of the office and test fly the new Blade 150 S RC helicopter. Featuring SAFE technology, this brilliant helicopter is perfect for those pilots who are wanting to move from a fixed pitch to a collective pitch heli. With progressive flight modes, you can use this RC helicopter as a collective pitch trainer as well as performing advanced sporty 3D aerobatics. Check out the video above for some footage of the 150 S.
The most realistic RC flight simulator yet
Flight simulators are a fantastic tool to help you hone your flying skills and the RealFlight 9 Flight Simulator is a brand-new release. This simulator is packed full of all of Horizon Hobby’s latest aircraft from brands like E-flite, Hangar 9 and Blade. You can practise flying all these exact models in the simulator
August 20, 2019 7
If you’re looking for your first beginner aircraft, you’ve come to the right place. We have received some exciting products this week, including the brand-new Apprentice STS RC Plane from E-flite! Let’s get into it.
The smartest and best trainer RC plane
The E-flite Apprentice is one of the most popular RC trainers on the market today and for good reason - it is easy to fly with great characteristics. E-flite have taken this tried and true trainer to the next level, adding some great features and extra capability - meet the E-flite Apprentice STS. It is available in both Ready-To-Fly and Bind-N-Fly versions.
The E-flite Apprentice STS has been upgraded with Spektrum Smart technology with a Spektrum Smart LiPo battery and an S120
April 30, 2019 6
This week we have received some amazing new aircrafts and RC cars, including the new Viper RC Jet from E-flite, so let's get into it and see what we've got.
Victorious Viper EDF Jet
The Viper is a Brand-New 70mm electric ducted fan Jet from E-flite. It is available in two versions, a Bind-N-Fly (BNF) and a Plug-and-Play version (PNP). PNP would be ideal for non-Spektrum transmitter users as it allows you to use your own receiver. This EDF RC Jet comes pre-assembled and you will need to add your own receiver, transmitter, battery and charger. Spektrum Radio users will benefit from the BNF version as it includes a pre-installed Spektrum receiver with exclusive AS3X and SAFE select technologies tuned
September 29, 2014 4
Blade have always been known for producing high quality RC helicopters. While the majority of these models come ready-to-fly (RTF), today we wanted to look at two new helis at the opposite end of the spectrum. The 600 X and 550 X kits are great for pilots who want to build a heli to their own specifications. The great thing about these kits, though, is that they give you a very solid foundation for building this dream machine. Let's look at each kit in turn.
Blade 550 X
The 550 X is one of three helicopters to be found in Blade's Pro Series range. It is no surprise, therefore, that this model has been designed for peak performance. It comes with an E-Flite Heli 550-sized brushless motor. This 1360Kv outrunner gives you the power you need for extreme aerobatic performance. This is coupled with a 10-amp BEC, also from E-Flite. As for the rest, that's entirely up to you! You have the opportunity to add your own transmitter, receiver and other components to create a 550 X of your own. Once these components have been added, you can experience all that Blade has to offer. This helicopter has many appealing design features. For example, the flybarless head comes with direct-to-swash functionality and main frames made from carbon fibre. The head block is also made from carbon fibre and the swashplate is CNC-machined aluminium. It's these attributes that make the 550 X a true performer in the air.
Blade 600 X
If you are looking for something even larger, the Blade 600 X kit is a great choice. This helicopter comes with the same frame and rotor head used in the aforementioned 550 X, but is equipped with an E-Flite 700-size brushless motor. Blade have also equipped this model with 600mm Revolution main blades from carbon fibre. You will also receive 95mm Revolution tail blades. This is a great base upon which you can complete the 600 X. Some of its other features include triple ball bearing support with a 10mm steel main shaft and an integrated bearing block servo mount. The 600 X is, ultimately, one of Blade's finest. We hope this blog post has given you a taste of these exciting new RC helicopters. Be sure to stay tuned for new releases from Blade. Until then, the sky's the limit!
September 17, 2014 1
The Blade 350 QX Reborn
The original Blade 350 QX was a game-changer. An easy-to-use RC quadcopter that could accomodate a GoPro camera, the 350 QX was met with great fanfare. Today, we are thrilled to announce that the latest version of this quad is now available at Modelflight. The Blade 350 QX2 retains all the great features of its predecessor while offering a whole new level of functionality. The drone comes with the Firmware 2.0 software pre-installed. The GPS and compass features have also been improved. Blade have made the radio frequency link more robust to give you greater reliability in the air. There is also a new battery tray, which is designed to accomodate the included 3S 3000mAh LiPo. This battery will give you much longer flight times and the full-range receiver has also been improved.
A Great AP Quadcopter
If you are keen to do some aerial photography and filming, you will be glad to hear that there is a new anti-vibration camera mount included with
September 01, 2014 13
Precision and Performance - The Blade 450X
It's bold, it's bright and it's coming soon to Modelflight! The Blade 450X RC helicopter is an amazing offering. This ready-to-fly model has a very lightweight airframe and a solid head design, in which you will find solid 80-durometer dampers and 325mm main blades made from carbon fibre. All of these components are surrounded by a strong CNC-machined aluminium head block. This helicopter comes with a new helical main drive system, which features a new main gear and motor pinion with helical-shaped teeth; making the drive system quieter. For cyclic and tail rotor control, Blade have installed digital, metal gear servos. This will give you the precision and durability you need to perform at your peak. Every inch of this RC helicopter emphasises precision. The composite material swashplate is made from aluminium with a lightweight fibre-reinforced material that reduces the weight without sacrificing durabilty. The main shaft
March 31, 2014 3
Whether you are capturing an exciting sports match or photographing a beautiful scene from above, aerial photography and filming is a fantastic hobby. Thankfully, with recent developments in cameras and remote control technology, aerial filming and photography has never been easier. Modelflight is proud to offer a range of products to help our customers get started in this hobby and in this blog post, we would like to talk about various options for getting started in aerial
February 24, 2014 2
When the Blade 350 QX was announced in July 2013, it was a significant development for RC quadcopters. With its multiple flight modes and ability to carry a camera, the 350 QX was one of the most exciting releases last year. Today, we wanted to talk about the new 350 QX AP Combo from Blade. This combo package takes the original 350 QX to a new level. In this aerial photography (AP) version, you will receive an E-Flite C-Go 1 camera with your purchase. This 1080P/30 camera offers a 720/30 video downlink to supported mobile devices, using a 5.8GHz WiFi connection. It should be noted that this camera can also be purchased separately on Modelflight, so if you already own a Blade 350 QX, it will be a great choice for your quadcopter. In addition to the camera, the AP Combo comes
January 29, 2014 1
The original Blade 300 X was a popular RC helicopter for pilots looking to perform fantastic aerobatics in the air. Today, we are pleased to announce that the 300 X is being upgraded to a whole new level. The brand new 300 CFX comes with a carbon-fibre frame and a range of aluminium hop-up parts already installed.
One of the great things about the Blade 300 CFX is its optimised servo geometry. This geometry is similar to what you would find in Blade's flagship 700 X. It gives the 300 CFX an extremely precise feel when flying and prevents mechancial loss through the flybarless system. This servo geometry also ensures that the included Spektrum AR7200BX flybarless system can work much less