Back in 2014 I bought a Blade 130 X as a step up from my Nano CPX as I wanted to try something a little bigger. After a few months of use I thought I would note some of my experiences with this heli.

I must be the unluckiest guy on earth.

After the success of my WLToys v911 I decided to buy a Blade Nano CP X from It arrived promptly and in good order and was reasonably priced at €145.00, including postage, with an extra battery. I got the BNF version since I had bought a Spektrum DX6 separately to fly both the Nano and a Blade Nano QX quad. Anyway, I was aware of possible problems with the Nano, such as tail wag and I was ready to deal with them if and when they manifested.

I recently bought a DJI Flamewheel F450 kit to see if I could build it myself. As it turns out there is a wealth of information on the construction of the F450 out there so it was relatively easy. What was not so easy, however, was setting up the transmitter and receiver correctly; there was always some part that wasn't quite right or was missing or didn't work as expected.

Today, 6 March, was a beautiful day, the first for a long time with sun, almost no wind and the possibility to fly. I live near an airfield, so I can only fly at weekends and on friday afternoon.

Here is a lineup of my various rc helicopters as at today. The Hubsan and the WLToys V911 went to the son of a friend to foster his interest in the hobby. The Lama lost an argument with Maria the helicat (she only likes quads).

So it all began a few years ago when I bought (at great expense) a Walkera 5#4 "Mini Lama" coaxial RC helicopter. It was an impulse buy at a time when RC helo electronics were not yet very developed (or perhaps just not those at Walkera) but it served me well as I learned how to control it and fly it around my house.