With a flight time of 8 to 10 minutes, the Blade
200 SR X is stable enough to be easily flown
outdoors in light wind, but small enough to fly
in a larger indoor area such as a gymnasium.
The instructions state that the average flight time is 10
minutes. Set an alarm on your transmitter to sound after a
certain amount of time. I set the timer on the DX8 for 8
minutes. When the 8-minute mark was reached, it began to
vibrate and beep, so I knew I had 2 minutes to prepare to land
before I would run out of battery.
The Blade 200 SR X has a built-in Low Voltage Cutoff,
which decreases the power to the motors when the battery is
low. Continually going into Low Voltage Cutoff is not advised
because it can damage the battery.
My goal is to continue progressing and honing my skills until
I am able to fly in Manual mode and not rely on the SAFE
technology. I know the SAFE technology and Panic Recovery
are there if I need them.
I hope I have the confidence and skills I’ve learned from
working my way through the modes to fly without worry. The
Blade 200 SR X is a great helicopter for going from beginner
flight to advanced flight with some practice and patience.
62 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2014