There’s a lot to be said about convenience. When you purchase something, regardless of what it is, being able to use it as soon as you get it out of the box is always a plus.
And when you talk about the many models of RC Helis available out there, ready-to-fly models are always among the best-selling. With the Blade 400 Electric Mini by E-Flite, you’re receiving a heli that’s ready to take off as soon as you pull it out of the box.
The Blade 400 3D was designed for intermediate to advanced pilots.
That’s not to say that a beginner can’t purchase one – feel free – but its handling and controls are fine-tuned for a consumer who knows a bit about RC flight.
Blade’s marvelous mini is fully capable of 3D flight, and with a little skill, those loops and aerobatic flips are easy to pull off.
The mini heli is equipped with Spektrum’s highly advanced DX6i 2.4GHz DSM2 6-channel programmable computer aircraft system.
Not only does this provide controllers with a free range of flight without interference or restrictions, it also offers a faster response time and features like ServoSync that allow precision aerobatic flight.
The Blade 400 3D Electric Mini and its controller comes with a wide range of features, including a micro heading lock gyro for precise control; 420H brushless motor; Li-Po battery for increased power and prolonged performance; stainless steel flybar, main and tail shaft; full-range capability; up to 10-model memory; revo mixing; gyro sensitivity programming; two programmable mixers; 2 5-point throttle and 3 5-point pitch curves; and much more.
E-Flite helis aren’t known for being very expensive.
The Blade mCX RTF and BNF are barely $100, but the 400 3D Electric Mini is the crème de la crème of the E-Flite line.
If you want to get your mitts on this fully assembled, ready-to-fly bad boy, it’s going to cost around $470. But for an ultra performing, 3D capable mini like the Blade 400, it’s a small price to pay.