Product: BLH5725 Blade 700 X Pro Series Kit, BLH5725C Blade 700 X Pro Series Combo, BLH5703 Blade Spindle Set (2): 700 X
Defect Issue: This product recall addresses the washers that secure the Main Rotor Grip to the Head. There is a possibility these washers may fail, causing the main blades to separate from the head. The separation of the main blades from the head during flight will cause a product failure, and may result in damage to property and injury.
What To Do: Perform the corrective action below. These washers will be replaced by Horizon Hobby at no charge.
Remove the cap head bolt and washer from the spindle. Perform this step on both blade grips.
Clean the spindle bolts with denatured alcohol and ensure you have removed any residual oil. Perform this step on the spindle bolts for both grips.
Please complete the electronic Return Request Form by clicking here or pasting the link (http://www.bladehelis.com/ProdInfo/Files/42992 BLH 700X Washer Recall_form.pdf) into your browser.
Upon receipt of the completed form, a replacement washer set, prepaid shipping label and return packaging will be sent to you. Return the original washer set only (not the helicopter ) along with a printed copy of the completed Return Request Form using the packaging the new washers were shipped in.
After receiving the replacement washers, install them on both blade grips with the original cap screws. Make sure to apply medium-strength threadlock to the screws and allow time for the threadlock (about 4 to 6 hours) to dry before attempting to fl y your helicopter. If needed, see step H3 in the product manual for more details on this assembly. If you have any questions, please call Horizon Hobby Product Support at 877-504-0233.
If you purchased the spindle set (BLH5703), open the bag, remove the washers and follow steps 3 and 4 above.
Corrected kits and combos will have two white, circular stickers with Horizon Hobby printed in black resealing the box. Corrected spindle sets will have a marked black dot to the right of the part number on the front of the header card. If you purchased your product outside of US and Canada, please see your local retailer or distributor for assistance.
We apologize for this inconvenience. Horizon disclaims all liability and warranties for any consumer failing to act upon this product recall.
Country of Purchase
United States of America
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Integrated bearing block servo mount design with optimized geometry
Direct-to-swash, flybarless head design
2mm carbon fiber main frames
CNC machined aluminum head block
CNC machined aluminum swashplate
Dual ball bearing supported, 12mm hollow steel main shaft
Motor mount with integrated pinion support
Configurable, quick change battery tray
Torque-tube driven tail with aluminum tail boom and case
Dual point tail pitch slider and balanced tail grips
Captured servo ball link arms
Two flybarless unit mounting locations (forward and aft)
Needed To Complete
- 6+ Channel Transmitter - Receiver - Servos - Speed Control - Motor - Battery - Main Rotor Blades - Tail Rotot Blades - Receiver Battery - Charger - Building Tools
The Blade® 700 X is the flagship of the Pro Series line. It has been engineered to not only dominate the 700-class, but redefine its standards for performance. The centerpiece of the 700 X design is its unique servo mounting geometry that virtually eliminates any mechanical inefficiency between the cyclic servos and swashplate. The result is flawless cyclic and collective response that feels almost telekinetic.
With its optimized cyclic servo geometry, quick change battery tray, helical main gear and its lightweight low parts count design, the 700 X is surely a helicopter that will turn heads at the field.