The Blade 150 S kicks the flight experience up a notch for those looking to hone their skills on a collective pitch machine. Engineered around the abilities of innovative SAFE technology, its progressive flight mode system makes flying a collective pitch heli more comfortable, even if it's your first collective pitch helicopter. Self-stabilization, more accurate panic switch, and self-leveling flight modes give intermediate to advanced pilots the confidence to master 3D flight indoors and out. Carbon fiber main frame and main gear along with metal gear servos and Fiber Reinforced Plastic main blades can survive the learning curve and add confidence. The flight and strength improvements make this a blast to fly in your local park or backyard.
SAFE® Technology: Self leveling modes make learning to fly a collective pitch helicopter easier
Progressive Flight Modes: Allows you to grow with this heli and build your collective pitch skills
Panic Recovery: Recover the heli to a level attitude with the flip of a switch
Durable: Carbon fiber and aluminum construction allow the 150 S to be very durable in the event of a crash
Collective Pitch: Collective Pitch and SAFE® allows an intermediate pilot to grow with the model when they're ready for aerobatics and 3D flying
Metal Gear cyclic servos: Durable, high-speed digital servos
Direct Drive Tail Motor: Brushless tail motor delivers impressive heading hold in a simplistic design
5-6 minute flights
Length: 14.4" (365mm)
Width: 2.4" (62mm)
Height: 5" (128mm)
Main Blade Length: 6.1" (155mm)
Main Rotor Diameter: 14.2" (360mm)
Tail Rotor Diameter: 2.5" (64mm)
Flying Weight: 7.1oz (200g)
Battery: 3S 400 - 500mAh
Main Motor Type: Brushless Outrunner
Servos: Nanolite High Speed MG
Swashplate Type: CCPM 120deg
Tail Motor Type: Brushless Outrunner
(1) Factory-assembled Fusion 150 S Helicopter
(1) 155mm Composite Plastic Main Rotor Blades (installed)
I’m mainly a fixed wing guy who occasionally dabbles in micro and sub micro helis. In the past I’ve flown submicro fixed and collective pitch helis. My skills are very limited to basic flying and orientation, with some loops and rolls. So not having done any heli flying in awhile I first Got a blade 70s to reacquaint myself to basic flying skills. So then I wanted something a little bigger but not tooooooo big, but I wanted something sturdy and built with quality. So the 150s seemed to ffit the bill : Carbon frame, metal gear Servos ( not the cheap linear ones), sturdy aluminum tail boom, I was afraid that it might be toooo much for me to handle,,, but WOW!! NO!! This thing flys completely AWESOME!!
In stability mode is as easy or even easier to fly than the 70s. Set up per manual was straightforward and easy, flew perfectly right out of the box. Seems very very stable for its size. I can easily fly it in limited space in my front yard. I think Blade hit it outa the park on this one.
I own a range of helis. Trex500X, Blade 360CX 3S, Blade 230sV2. I have owned and flow several Micro's - Nano CPS, NanoS2, mCPx Bl2. This is the most impressive Micro BY FAR. The 150S is stable and has impressive power. It literally can be dialed to fly at whatever level you desire, from snappy 3D all the way down to just cruising around a small back yard for touch and go practice and simple circuits. Every other micro I've owned has been "temperamental" to say the least, flying decent one day and being twitchy or having "drift" the next day. The 150S, with micro "traditional rotary" servos and an actual 6 channel nanolite AS3X receiver makes a huge difference I'm certain. Another bid deal is the fact that you will easily get 4-6 mins (depending on style) of flight time with the recommended 450ma batteries. A clear WINNER for Blade !!
I'm back into dabbling with helicopters after about 10 years off. My skills are sport flying, light 3D stuff. One of the best micro helis I've ever flown. Great power, tail holds very well, flies like a much larger bird. GET ONE. :)
Rock solid helicopter! Plugged in all the transmitter settings from the manual, the manual that came with the model had been updated so I downloaded it and used those newer settings. Very stable in both gyro settings. The tail rotor is very effective and steady, with the three blades it really cranks up and sings. I don’t usually recommend smaller heli’s to learn with but this is an exception plus it has the capability to perform 3D as well. I haven’t wrung it out but it hovers inverted nicely and loops and rolls just fine. I’m stuck in my backyard for now so I didn’t want to perform anything to be able to review regarding crash worthiness.
So far this is a great trainer for collective pitch helis. The setup was very easy and if you have a Spektrum DX6e or better, the manual provides all the necessary radio settings. I just wish I had it before I tried to fly a 450 sized heli. At least now I know how to rebuild one and that tail servos should not be accidentally used as a collective servo.
Excellent helicopter with surprising power for a little guy. If you want to do background flying that includes tic tocs, funnels, hurricanes, etc... This helicopter is perfect. Extremely stable if you perform the trim flight properly. Look up helifreaks “UPDATED: Here's what the 230S instructions left out!” and follow the first post for a perfect trim flight.
I've been flying helis conservatively for a few years, no 3d or anything afraid to come out of my comfort zone. Blade RC hit a home run with this heli. It's stable, loads of power, impressive collective, progressive flight modes and a bailout rescue how can one not get this?! It's perfect to step out of your comfort zone and let's just say I finally did some 3d flying because I felt confident enough with this bird. Nothing big but did my very first inverted hover. It's a perfect step from a fixed pitch to collective and for experienced pilots alike. Flies perfectly out of the box and transmitter setup took about 5mins.
I am still waiting for some batteries, so I have not yet flow this Blade 150S. Like its predecessor heli, the Blade 180CFX, the 150S has a size that is perfect for yard flying and it has an all up weight that is less than 250 grams. These are crucial factors for anyone that wants to fly a high performance heli without getting into all the legal aspects surrounding larger helis. Anyone with experience with the 180CFX will note that the 150S is similar, but with a direct drive tail. I expect the 150S will fly be as great as the 180CFX, but without all the complications of a geared torque tube & variable pitch tail. So, the 150S should be a lot easier to fix when I put it in, especially tail first!