Blade 450 X
The Blade 450 X was a 450-sized flybarless collective pitch helicopter, designed for advanced pilots and released in March 2012. It came only in a BNF trim, which included a 2200mAh 3S 11.1v 30C LiPo battery and an E-flite 1.8A 3S DC charger.
The 450 X came completely assembled, although it was recommended to level the swash, check for screw tightness and go through the setup procedure outlined in the manual to ensure proper setup and calibration as a very few units received with incorrect setups or unbalanced blades. The 450 X was guided by the Spektrum AR7200BX which uses BeastX FBL technology.
The 450 X was powered by an E-flite 440H 4200Kv electric motor, which also powered the belt-driven tail. It was significantly more powerful than the Blade 450 3D both due to its larger motor (the 450 3D uses an E-flite 420H) and the simpler head (no flybar), which gives it a lot of power relative to other stock helicopters.
The provided battery used an EC3 main plug and a JST-XH balance plug.
The Blade 450 X was a powerful helicopter for a factory-spec machine. It had enough power to execute any 3D maneuvers without struggling. This also gave it the ability to power out of blown maneuvers given enough altitude for the pilot to make corrections.
|Main Rotor Diameter||721 mm (28.4 in)|
|Main Blade Length||335 mm (13.2 in)|
|Length||655 mm (25.8 in)|
|Height||224 mm (8.8 in)|
|Tail Rotor Diameter||155 mm (6.1 in)|
|Tail Blade Length||59 mm (2.3 in)|
|Weight||717 g (25.3 oz)|
|Motor||E-flite 440H 4200Kv brushless outrunner|
|Battery||2200mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo (EFLB22003S30) (104x34x24 mm, 173 g)|
|Charger||E-flite 3S 11.1v 1.8A LiPo balancing charger (11.5-15V input, minimum 3A)|