Just done a bit of a comparison on parts costs for the upcoming 130X and have found something I hadn't considered previously.
I priced the following parts for a 130X, 250 DFC Pro and a 450 Pro. Now I know a 450 is a lot bigger than the indoor size of the other two, but I just did it out of interest.
Main shaft, main blades, tail blades, tail boom, landing gear, canopy, main gear, tail control rod, tail gears, canopy mounts, feathering shaft, tail boom brace, tail vertical fin.
130X - £69.16
250 DFC Pro - £52.77 (24% less)
450 Pro - £70.50 (just under 2% more)
I have allowed for the twin packs (ie 2 mainshafts, 3 main gears) with the align stuff too so it's like for like.
I'm a bit surprised if I'm honest, seriously considering the 250 DFC now instead of the 130X, won't take long to get the initial cost of the heli back in parts cost.
Anyone else surprised by this?