Easy-To-Fly Tandem Heli In Ready-To-Fly Trim
|mCX helis, the Tandem Rescue is equipped with a 5-in-1 control unit that houses the receiver, ESC, mixer, gyro and servos, and unlike its predecessors, the pitch is controlled by altering the speed of the rotor heads instead of utilizing a servo. Once it takes off and clears the ground effect caused by the rotors, the Tandem is stable and completely controllable. I was able to fly it in every direction and maneuver around tight areas. The lift created by the dual coaxial rotors makes it possible to launch this heli off the ground like a rocket. Just give it full throttle and it shoots straight up without any loss of control. I quickly learned the importance of being smooth on the controls, especially when reducing throttle or inputting rudder movement. A few times, I was too fast with these controls and caused the Tandem to crash. Fortunately, it wasn’t damaged. With every freshly charged pack, I became increasingly proficient and even mastered rolling landings. The included 250mAh LiPo pack provides 9 to 10 minutes of flying, and if you want your rescue missions to last longer, additional battery packs cost only about $11.|
E-flite, distributed exclusively by Horizon Hobby Distributors,
HELICOPTER: Blade mCX Tandem Rescue RTF
DISTRIBUTOR: Horizon Hobby
TYPE: Ultra micro tandem coaxial heli
FOR: Beginners w/ some coax experience
FLYING WEIGHT: 2 oz.
LENGTH: 15.5 in.
ROTOR SPAN: 7.5 in.
ROTOR-DISK AREA: 176.72 sq. in.
ROTOR-DISK LOADING: 1.63 oz./sq. ft.
RADIO: 4-channels required; flown w/included MLP4DSM 2.4GHz DSM2 4-channel transmitter, factory-installed 5-in-1 DSM2 receiver, ESC, mixer/gyro, servo-control unit, 4 AA alkaline batteries for transmitter
POWER SYSTEM: Included; installed 4 micro, coreless, motors, 5-in-1 control unit, 1S 3.7V 250mAh LiPo battery
DURATION: 9-10 min.
MINIMAL FLYING AREA: Any open indoor area
COMPONENTS NEEDED TO COMPLETE: Nothing
|SUMMARY:E-flite’s Blade mCX Tandem Rescue helicopter is easy to fly, and at under $200, it is quite affordable. It comes with everything you need to get it flying around your living room. It includes a variable rate charger and has great scale looks that mimic the full-size Canadian Labrador rescue helicopter and is complete with working navigation lights.|