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Blade CX2 RTF Electric Coaxial Micro Helicopter

[EFLH1250]

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Leave it to the electric flight experts to create a hobby-quality micro RC heli that truly is ready-for-anyone-to-fly—and looks great too.

The Blade® CX2 takes the excitement and beginner-friendly flight stability of the original Blade CX and adds Spektrum™ 2.4GHz DSM® radio control that lets you fly anywhere, anytime without ever having to worry about interference. It’s the first ready-to-fly RC aircraft of any kind to come with this extraordinary technology built in. In addition, the 4-in-1 control unit has been updated with improved gyro and tail control that gives the Blade CX2 even better tail response while minimizing drift. Two featherlight S60 super sub-micro servos provide powerful, precise cyclic control. Topping it all off is an aggressive new body design that looks fantastic in flight and is unlike anything else out there.

When it comes to micro heli fun everyone can enjoy, you simply can’t beat the value and performance of the Blade CX2.

 

Features

  • Now includes aluminum head/hub, over-current protection, PTC resettable fuse devices, 3-in-1 control unit and Spektrum™ AR6100e receiver
  • Flight-ready—no assembly required
  • Test-flown at the factory to ensure proper setup out of the box
  • Interference-free, 5-channel E-flite® transmitter with built-in Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM® technology
  • Coaxial, counter-rotating rotor blades that make hovering easy
  • Two featherlight S60 super sub-micro servos—just 6.0 grams each
  • 2-cell 7.4V 800mAh Li-Po battery pack with charge-protection circuitry
  • 2–3 cell DC Li-Po balancing charger and AC adapter
  • Most parts compatible with the Blade® CX heli
  • This model is one of the many available for the Phoenix RC Flight Simulator

Specifications

Type:
RTF electric micro coaxial helicopter
Main Rotor Diameter:
13.6 in (345mm)
Gross Weight:
8.0 oz (227 g) with battery
Length:
16.42 in (417mm)
Motor Size:
180 (2 installed)
Control System:
2.4GHz DSM® 5-channel (included), 4-in-1 receiver/mixer/ESC/gyro (installed), S60 super sub-micro servos (2 installed)
Experience Level:
Beginner

Parts & Accessories

Completion Guides First Time Flyers   (See All)

  • Training Gear Set: BCX/2/3

  • Lower Main Blade Set (2 pr): BCX/2/3

  • Upper Main Blade Set (2 pr): BCX/2/3

Included   (See All)

  • 800mAh 2S 7.4V 20C LiPo, 20AWG JST

  • 2-3 Cell LiPo Balancing Charger, 0.65A

  • AC to 12VDC, 1.5-Amp Power Supply

  • Bind Plug: BCX2/3

Parts Listing   (See All)

  • 800mAh 2S 7.4V 20C LiPo, 20AWG JST

  • 2-3 Cell LiPo Balancing Charger, 0.65A

  • Inner Shaft with Aluminum Head/Hub: BCX/2/3

  • Inner Shaft for Aluminum Head/Hub: BCX/2/3

Optional Accessories   (See All)

  • Micro/Mini Heli Tool Assortment, 6 pc

  • 800mAh 2S 7.4V 30C LiPo, 18AWG JST

  • Trainer Cord: BCX2

  • Micro Heli Tote: BSR/BCX3/2/BCX; BCP/BCPP

Hop-Ups   (See All)

  • Precision CNC Main Frame, Silver:Blade CX2,CX3

  • Precision CNC Main Frame, Blue: Blade CX2,CX3

  • CNC Upper Main Blade Grips,Blue:Blade CX2,CX3

  • CNC Lower Main Blade Grips, Blue: Blade CX2,CX3

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Detailed Information

The Blade CX2 coaxial, counter-rotating blades cancel out the rotational torque that makes hovering a conventional heli so difficult. Instead of a tail rotor, the Blade CX2 uses differential rotor speed for tail control, so the inherent stability of the counter-rotating blades is preserved in all phases of flight, making this a heli just about any first-time pilot can enjoy.
No assembly is needed, and there is nothing left to buy. In addition to the 2.4GHz DSM® 5-channel transmitter and 4 AA batteries, the Blade CX2 also includes a rechargeable 2-cell 7.4V 800mAh Li-Po battery pack with charge protection circuitry, DC Li-Po balancing charger, AC charger adapter and a step-by-step instructional VCD that helps ensure your first flight is a successful one. E-flite also offers a number of aluminum option parts for the Blade CX2 including:
upper rotor head (EFLH1240), upper bearing holder (EFLH1244), lower rotor head (EFLH1245) and swashplate (EFLH1246),
that not only look great, but fly great and are durable too.
The Blade CX2 is the first ready-to-fly aircraft of any kind to come with advanced 2.4GHz DSM radio control technology built in. With DSM you never have to worry about interference from other RC users, nearby 2.4GHz devices or commercial transmission towers. There is no tuning and no channels to select. Just power up and fly. The optional training gear set (EFLH1205, sold separately) makes learning to fly the Blade CX2 even easier than it already is by adding more stability and helping to prevent blade strikes.
Please see product page for installation instructions.

Bulletins

E-flite Blade CX2 (EFLH1250) models shipped from Horizon Hobby after August 30th, 2007 include the following Important Product Update notice:

Your new Blade CX2 model is equipped with additional accessories and features that further enhance its durability and performance.  These additions include:

 

Inner Shaft With Aluminum Head/Hub (EFLH1240)

 

The aluminum upper rotor head and stabilizer flybar hub/holder installed on your model offers superior durability.  In the unfortunate event that the inner shaft is bent in a crash, replacement shafts are available separately (EFLH1241).

 

Additional aluminum option parts are also available separately, including an Aluminum Bearing Holder with Bearing (EFLH1244), Aluminum Lower Rotor Head Set (EFLH1245) and Aluminum Swashplate (EFLH1246).  These parts also offer improved precision and durability, along with a matching blue-anodized finish.

 

Over-Current Protection Devices

 

Your model is also equipped with over-current protection devices that are installed in-line with the positive wire lead of each main motor. These PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) resettable fuses offer protection for the main motor electronic speed controls (ESCs) in over-current conditions. 

 

In the unfortunate event of a crash or rotor blade strike in which power to the main motors is not reduced entirely and immediately upon impact, the polymer material within the PTC resettable fuse will begin to heat and expand.  This expansion will reduce current flow through the fuse, helping to limit and prevent potentially damaging over-current situations for the ESCs contained in the 3-in-1 Control Unit (EFLH1031).  When any potentially damaging over-current situations are no longer present in the circuit, the fuse will reset itself, allowing the usual (typical flight) current loads to flow through the circuit again.

 

Although the PTC resettable fuses offer over-current protection never before available in micro-class coaxial helicopter models, it is still important to properly care for your Blade CX2 model while also learning the skills and good habits that will allow you to properly care for your future helicopter models:

 

In the unfortunate event of a crash or rotor blade strike, no matter how minor or major, you MUST lower both the throttle (left-hand) stick and throttle trim to their lowest possible positions as quickly as possible to prevent damage to the ESCs of the 3-in-1 unit AND the main motors.

 

Failure to lower both the throttle stick and throttle trim to their lowest possible positions in the event of a crash could result in damage to the main motor ESCs contained in the 3-in-1 unit or the main motors themselves, which may require replacement of the 3-in-1 unit and/or motors.  Note: Crash damage is NOT covered under warranty.

 

3-in-1 Control Unit Mixer/Speed Control/Gyro System (EFLH1023)

 

The 3-in-1 Control Unit installed on your model is a lightweight combination of main motor mixer, main motor electronic speed controls and a rate-mode piezo gyro.  This 3-in-1 Control Unit functions just like the 4-in-1 Control Unit (EFLH1024) previously included with Blade CX2 models, but it does not include a receiver.

 

After disconnecting both main motor plugs from the 3-in-1 Control Unit to perform the “Control Test” outlined on pages 1619 in the instruction manual, it will be necessary to reconnect the plugs before continuing through the remaining steps outlined in the manual and before flight testing.  The right-hand motor (when viewing the helicopter from behind) plug must be connected to the to the pins in the upper output slot on the 3-in-1, with the positive (red) wire lead oriented toward the top of the unit/helicopter.  The left-hand motor plug must then be connected to the pins in the lower output slot, with the positive wire lead oriented toward the bottom of the 3-in-1 unit/helicopter.

 

All other functions (including arming and adjustments) of the 3-in-1 unit will be the same as those outlined for the 4-in-1 unit throughout the manual.  However, the 3-in-1 unit also features unique software that allows the main motor mixer and rate-mode piezo gyro to be disabled.  This, along with the separate Spektrum AR6100e receiver (SPMAR6100E), allows an optional heading lock-type gyro (sold separately) to be used for yaw control.

 

Spektrum AR6100e 2.4GHz DSM2 Microlite Receiver (SPMAR6100E)

 

The Spektrum AR6100e receiver installed on your model weighs just 4.4-grams and is compatible with the included E-flite LP5DSM transmitter and other Spektrum DSM2 equipped transmitters and modules.  Please visit the AR6100e (SPMAR6100E) product page on www.SpektrumRC.com or www.HorizonHobby.com for more information regarding this receiver’s features and functions.

 

Support

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these product updates, please feel free to contact Product Support directly at productsupport@horizonhobby.com or (877) 504-0233.

Warranty

1 Authorized Warranty Period (Date of Purchase)

What this Warranty Covers 
Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon) warrants to the original purchaser that the product purchased (the "Product") will be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the date of purchase.

2 Authorized Limited Warranty & Limits of Liability International

What is Not Covered
This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i) cosmetic damage, (ii) damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or due to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance, (iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other than a Horizon Hobby authorized service center, (v) Product not purchased from an authorized Horizon dealer, or (vi) Product not compliant with applicable technical regulations.

OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY ABOVE, HORIZON MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY ALONE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL SUITABLY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PURCHASER’S INTENDED USE.

Purchaser’s Remedy
Horizon’s sole obligation and purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be that Horizon will, at its option, either (i) service, or (ii) replace, any Product determined by Horizon to be defective. Horizon reserves the right to inspect any and all Product(s) involved in a warranty claim. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

Limitation of Liability
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL LOSS IN ANY WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF HORIZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Further, in no event shall the liability of Horizon exceed the individual price of the Product on which liability is asserted. As Horizon has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability. If you as the purchaser or user are not prepared to accept the liability associated with the use of the Product, purchaser is advised to return the Product immediately in new and unused condition to the place of purchase.

Law
These terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principals). This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty at any time without notice.


WARRANTY SERVICES

Questions, Assistance, and Services
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot provide warranty support or service. Once assembly, setup or use of the Product has been started, you must contact your local distributor or Horizon directly. This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event that you may need any assistance. For questions or assistance, please visit our website at www.horizonhobby.com, submit a Product Support Inquiry, or call 877.504.0233 toll free to speak to a Product Support representative.

Inspection or Services
If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced and is compliant in the country you live and use the Product in, please use the Horizon Online Service Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton. Please note that original boxes may be included, but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service Request is available at http://www.horizonhobby.com/content/_service-center_render-service-center. If you do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service. When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address and phone number where you can be reached during business hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.
NOTICE: Do not ship LiPo batteries to Horizon. If you have any issue with a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.

Warranty Requirements
For Warranty consideration, you must include your original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-purchase date. Provided warranty conditions have been met, your Product will be serviced or replaced free of charge. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon.

Non-Warranty Service
Should your service not be covered by warranty, service will be completed and payment will be required without notification or estimate of the expense unless the expense exceeds 50% of the retail purchase cost. By submitting the item for service you are agreeing to payment of the service without notification. Service estimates are available upon request. You must include this request with your item submitted for service. Non-warranty service estimates will be billed a minimum of ½ hour of labor. In addition you will be billed for return freight. Horizon accepts money orders and cashier’s checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any item to Horizon for service, you are agreeing to Horizon’s Terms and Conditions found on our website http://www.horizonhobby.com/content/_service-center_render-service-center.

ATTENTION: Horizon service is limited to Product compliant in the country of use and ownership. If received, a non-compliant Product will not be serviced. Further, the sender will be responsible for arranging return shipment of the un-serviced Product, through a carrier of the sender’s choice and at the sender’s expense. Horizon will hold non-compliant Product for a period of 60 days from notification, after which it will be discarded.

United States:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822

All other Products requiring warranty inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Product Support
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822


Please call 877-504-0233 or e-mail us at productsupport@horizonhobby.com with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

United Kingdom:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Hobby Limited 
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS
United Kingdom

Please call +44 (0) 1279 641 097 or e-mail us at sales@horizonhobby.co.uk with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

Germany:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Technischer Service
Christian-Junge-Strasse 1
25337 Elmshorn
Germany

Please call +(0) 49 4121 2655 100 or e-mail us at
service@horizonhobby.de with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

France:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Hobby SAS
11 Rue Georges Charpak
77127 LIEUSAINT

Please call +33 (0) 1 60 18 34 90 or e-mail us at
infofrance@horizonhobby.com with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

China:                                                                                           Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Hobby – China
Room 506, No. 97 Changshou Rd.
Shanghai, China 200060

Please call +86 (021) 5180 9868 or email us at info@horizonhobby.com.cn with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

 



 

Modified: 11/13/2012

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