Blade MCPx Helicopter Repairs and Upgrades

I was a bit adventurous last time I took my MCPx out and started attempting to fly upside down.

Although I did manage a pretty sketchy barrel roll I eventually crashed and snapped the tail boom and landing gear.


I started googling for parts and found their are plenty of upgrades available for this helicopter.

I brought a stronger longer tail boom (still and official part for the heli) and carbon fibre landing skids.

I was tempted by an aluminium tail boom but I figured this would just impart the force from a crash onto the main frame instead.


Flying my x4 quadcopter (with loops and rolls)

This is an amazing machine for its price. It is an extremely stable quad copter capable of loops and rolls. If you are thinking of getting someone a helicopter like gadget for christmas, you should spend a few extra pounds on one of these.

A Second Sky Spy

Modelzone have been selling their Sky Spy stock at half price so I thought it was a good time to replace my wobbly old one. The one I got was an ex display model so I got an extra tenner off.

Here is a short flight of it with the charge it already had.

Today was a great day for flying

I had great fun with my Blade 120 SR today. There was pretty much no wind and between two batteries I advanced my flying skills tenfold. I am getting pretty good at flying around for a bit, coming to a hover and then choosing where to land. It sure beats the wind choosing where I crashed landed last time.

Not my finest hour but I did manage to capture a bit of footage today.

Learning to fly the Blade 120

For the sake of the helicopter I wanted to wait for a nice day to start flying it. However the weather has been crap and I decided to fly it in the wind anyway.

Here are some clips fronts first proper flight. It was a losing battle against the wind but fun none the less.