PRODUCT RECALL: Tail Rotor Blade Grip of Blade 500-Size Helicopters
|September 30, 2013|
Product: Tail Rotor Blade Grip of Blade 500 X BNF (BLH4080), Blade 500 3D RTF (BLH1800, BLH1800M1) and Blade 500 3D BNF Basic (BLH1850).
Defect Issue: This product recall addresses the tail rotor blade grips that secure the tail rotor blades to the tail rotor hub. There is a possibility these grips may fail, causing the grips to separate from the hub. The separation of the grips from the hub during flight will cause a product failure, and may result in damage to property and injury.
What To Do: Examine your product. If the tail rotor grips match the defective ones pictured below on left, perform the corrective action below. These grips will be replaced by Horizon Hobby at no charge. If the tail rotor grips match those pictured on the right, no action is necessary and you can continue to use your product.
If you purchased your product outside of US and Canada, please see the retailer or distributor you purchased your product from for assistance.
- 6+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible comptuer transmitter with helicopter programming
- 22.2V 6S 2800-3000mAh 30C Li-Po battery
- 6S Li-Po balancing charger
The Blade® 500 3D BNF Basic is designed for intermediate-to-experienced heli pilots who want a big, powerful 3D machine they can simply bind to their DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter and fly. It comes out of the box equipped for aggressive 3D with an E-flite® 520H 1320Kv brushless motor. This awesome power is complemented by the kind of state-of-the-art electronics and engineering you would expect to find in more expensive kits that take hours to build.
|Approx Flying Duration:||5 minutes|
|Battery:||2800-3000mAh 6S 22.2V 30C LiPo|
|Flying Weight:||4.06 lbs (1.84 kg)|
|Is Assembly Required:||No|
|Main Blade Material:||Carbon Fiber|
|Main Gear Ratio:||10.4:1|
|Main Motor Size:||520H|
|Main Rotor Blade Length:||425mm|
|Main Rotor Diameter:||38.2 in (969mm)|
|Number of Channels:||6|
|Rotor Type:||Collective Pitch Single Rotor|
|Swashplate Type:||120 degree|
|Tail Rotor Diameter:||7.8 in (198mm)|
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