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 computer transmitter with helicopter programming
The Blade® 500 X BNF combines BeastX® flybarless technology with the convenience of Bind-N-Fly® technology to bring advanced pilots a big, powerful 3D heli they can have flying in the time it takes to charge a battery. It comes out of the box assembled and equipped for aggressive 3D with an E-flite® 520H 1320Kv brushless motor and high-output 6S 30C Li-Po battery. 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. You simply charge the battery, install the main blades, bind the receiver and fly.
AR7200BX Flybarless Control
Going flybarless is a great way to unleash the animal in any 3D helicopter. By eliminating the mechanical complexity and weight of a flybar, you can achieve faster head speeds and lighter disc loading. This translates into a helicopter that’s much more eager to perform aggressive 3D maneuvers. The BeastX® 3-axis MEMS flybarless stabilization system is the most powerful flybarless technology available for high-performance 3D helicopters. Its unrivaled responsiveness and precision completely transform any 3D flying experience.
The Blade 500 X brings you all the benefits of BeastX technology through the amazing Spektrum™ AR7200BX flybarless control system. This groundbreaking innovation combines a 7-channel DSMX® receiver with the BeastX system into a single, compact unit that weighs barely over ½ an ounce. Perhaps best of all is how simple the AR7200BX is to set up. Because BeastX flybarless technology doesn’t require a special interface to make adjustments, you can easily tune your heli’s response at the field using just the AR7200BX unit and a DSM2®/DSMX computer transmitter with heli programming.
|Speed Control:||70-Amp Brushless (installed)|
|Approx Flying Duration:||4 minutes|
|Battery:||22.2V 6S 2900mAh 30C Li-Po (included)|
|Flying Weight:||3.88 lb (1.76 kg)|
|Is Assembly Required:||No|
|Main Blade Material:||Carbon fiber|
|Main Gear Ratio:||9.6:1|
|Main Rotor Blade Length:||430mm Revolution carbon fiber main blades|
|Main Rotor Diameter:||38.2 in (970mm)|
|Number of Channels:||6|
|Pinion Size:||13 tooth|
|Rotor Type:||Collective Pitch Single Rotor|
|Swashplate Type:||120-degree CCPM|
|Tail Drive:||Belt drive|
|Tail Rotor Diameter:||7.8 in (198mm)|
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