The stock Blade CP comes with a highly detailed instruction manual and a pair of installed flat-bottom main rotor blades. Full collective pitch via the three-servo 120° CCPM mixing gives smooth control with few linkages for pilots to worry about. With the included battery pack fully charged, 8- to 10-minute flights can easily be achieved. In the event of a mishap, E-flite™ offers a convenient Crash Kit (EFLH1169), which includes a set of flat-bottom main blades, a flybar, a tail rotor blade and a landing skid set. A full line of hop-up and replacement parts is also available separately.
Advanced pilots can get more out of the Blade CP by installing the optional Aerobatic Enhancement Kit (EFLH1168) and a 3-cell 860-1320mAh Li-Po battery. This will provide the Blade CP with loop, roll and inverted flight capabilities. Included are two heat sinks (one for each motor), a new main drive motor with 9-tooth pinion and symmetrical main rotor blades. It’s also worth men- tioning that the onboard piezo gyro in the 4-in-1 receiver will provide backwards flight control too. Aerobatics can be done with the included transmitter, which is already equipped with an idle-up flight mode switch.
During my testing and flying, I have found that the Blade CP is very durable and almost maintenance-free. Add Horizon’s terrific product support, and I truly believe it’s one of the best values and performers in its price range.
To say that I really like flying the Blade CP is putting it mildly. Honestly, it’s been tough to keep it under “wraps” while in devel- opment. In my opinion, the Blade CP is the perfect late-night parking lot or daytime park-flying micro e-heli around—I seldom leave home without it! And, as a side note, the highly detailed box provides the perfect storage keep-safe for this heli. You only need to grab one box that includes everything, and you’re ready to go flying.
CCPM stands for Cyclic/Collective Pitch Mixing. It allows you to fly using a unique, electronically mixed three-servo system offering increased response and reduced complexity over traditional mechanical mixing systems. All three servos work together as a team to achieve control inputs for aileron, elevator and collective pitch. CCPM achieves these control responses without the need for complex mechanical mixing systems that require many more control rods and parts by utilizing advanced electronic mixing built in to the Blade CP’s included FM 6-channel transmitter.
||CCPM (Cyclic/Collective Pitch Mixing) & collective pitch provide expert control|
||Capable of excellent flight performance indoors & outdoors|
||No assembly required Includes everything you need to fly right out of the box, except 8 “AA” batteries |
||Each model is individually test-flown at the factory|
||Optional hop-up & full replacement parts sold separately|
|No assembly is required.|
Everything you need to fly right from the box is included and installed (except 8 “AA” batteries for the transmitter), including a 6-channel FM radio system with servo reversing and CCPM mixing, 370 main motor, servos, mixer, ESCs, gyro, receiver, battery pack, charger and more.
More Fun Aerobatics with the Blade CP RTF
Upgrading the Blade CP for inverted flight and more exciting aerobatics is quick and easy using E-flite’s optional Aerobatic Enhancement Kit and a 3-cell 860- 1320mAh Li-Po battery pack.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Now that you know what you’ll need, how exactly do you set up your Blade for inverted flight? To find out, visit horizonhobby.com for step-by-step instructions.
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How CCPM works:
With collective pitch input, all three servos move together in the same direction to provide crisp, positive collective pitch response.
When elevator input is given, all three servos move together, tilting the swashplate fore and aft.
When aileron input is given, both rear servos move together, tilting the swashplate left and right.