Blade strikes seem to be the number one enemy of the E-Flite Blade CX2 Helicopter. I have them all too often now when I'm flying my heli around. While alternatives exist that help reduce blade strikes, I am currently opting to just keep replacing the rotor blades of my CX2 as I break them. Here's how to quickly replace a rotor blade:
If you bang up your CX2 too many times, you may end up with a bent inner shaft. A good indicator is if the helicopter has vibration when throttled up and the blades are undamaged. Fortunately, E-Flite Helicopters are easy to work on and the inner shaft isn't too difficult to replace. I was able to take care of mine in about 20 minutes start to finish. Read on for a picture tutorial showing how to do it.
Like many people this year, I was fascinated by all of the new micro battery-powered RC helicopters showing up for christmas. The videos would show them performing precise acrobatic maneuvers, picking up little items, play-fighting in the air and just being a blast in general to fly. They looked easy to operate, quick to learn and they were relatively cheap. I've always been interested in RC Planes and Helicopters but it wasn't until recently that they've become affordable enough for the average person to buy.