8/3/2010 by Jim Booker
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Blade helis have introduced huge numbers of people to the fun of flying RC helicopters. One of the most popular has been the ultra micro mSR single-rotor machine. Blade’s new sub-micro 120 SR is almost double the size of the mSR, but the easy flying characteristics are very similar. Many people have had their first heli experience with the coaxial mCX which is by far the easiest heli to fly. They followed up their first experience with the single-rotor mSR and found that it has significantly more performance. The new 120 SR gives pilots another choice in their learning experience. It retains the excellent flight characteristics of the mSR, but, due to its larger size, it can also be flown outside in very moderate wind conditions adding another level of fun to this part of their RC hobby.
The Blade 120 SR is fully factory-assembled and test-flown when you remove it from the box. It has a unique rotor head design that provides the stability of a coaxial helicopter with the flight performance of a single-rotor heli. It also has a new 5-in-1 control unit with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2-compatible receiver, main motor ESCs, mixer, gyro and proportional servos. New technology is making RC models of this kind possible. Watch our video preview with Mark Padilla, Blade Product Developer and learn more about this amazing helicopter.
Specs: Type: Sub-Micro Fixed-Pitch Single-Rotor HelicopterMain Rotor Diameter: 12.5 in (318mm)Weight: 3.75 oz (106 g)Length: 12.5 in (318mm)