So why do I claim blade RC helicopters are such a good brand to start your journey into RC helicopters with, when the market is literally saturated with entry level RC helicopters?It all comes down to some very important criteria, much of which I talk about on my Best RC Helicopter page, but I will reiterate the specific features as they apply to Blade helicopters that are both time & money savers for most people who are first starting out in the Hobby.After that, we will look at each model they have so you can get a good idea of what models and features they offer. Feel free to skip down to that section if you're already familiar with Blade.
I guess the first criteria to look at is overall quality since the main reason we get into the hobby is to actually fly, and for a model helicopter to fly and stay flying, a base quality line is a necessity.Blade RC helicopters are all of pretty decent quality.Sure, there have been several duds over the years such as the Blade SR (link takes you to a review I did on it), but for the vast number of helicopters they have released over the past 10 years or so, there were & are way more good ones than bad ones.
Their track record in other words is very decent for the lower cost, entry level stuff and it only seems to be getting better.There is no question, there are some other low cost entry level brands out there such as blade RC Helicopters and Esky that have some decent flying entry level machines as well, but it's still very much hit and miss, and you don't get the same level of after sales support and help that Blade/Horizon Hobby offers. It goes well beyond that however as will be covered shortly.