As a proud owner a E-Flite Blade msr and a beginner at r/c heli I thought I should write something about this heli. OK I have some r/c heli experience but that stops at 4ch co-ax helis. I’ve had much fun with my co-ax Lama v3 and I think that I got some basic understanding of maneuvering a 4ch heli from that.
But now back to the Blade msr. I have the bind-and-fly version of this 4ch fixed pitch heli with main rotor and tail rotor, it is not a co-ax. I use my own drm2 compatible transmitter, the Spektrum DX6i.
First of all this heli is really palm-size so there is no problem flying in your livingroom. Second the heli is really durable. I lost control and flew into a wall and dropped to the floor and the heli was ok afterwards. Third, the heli is really stable. When you got it trimmed and in a hover you can (almost) leave it there without any input. And as a last thing it is possible to do some adjustments to the swashplate in order to make the heli more responsive. This could be fun once you’ve learnt how to handle the heli and want something more challenging.
I would say that the E-Flite Blade msr is suitable for a beginner at r/c heli who want something durable and small to start with. I don’t know if it is the best beginners r/c heli out there but it is fun and has good qualities. Some r/c simulator is always good before starting with a real heli just to get the touch of how the heli reacts to your input.