Heli-Max has introduced a very inexpensive CPM coaxial heli that has that classic trainer look. See how the Axe CX Nano flies and watch the review scoring…
In a sea of coaxials, there’s a strong divide between “toys” and “flying models”. The former guarantees, well, nothing. Only that you may be able to get it to hover and nudge it around in the air a bit. The latter is a totally different experience. Flying models, or “hobby class” helicopters, insure that you can actually learn valuable piloting skills, repair and work on your heli, and even progress to larger, more capable and challenging helicopters without picking up a bunch of bad habits.
The Axe CX Nano is definitely a flying model. Master this little guy, and you can move on to a single rotor, fixed pitch model without sudden, absolute and total destruction!
The Axe CX Nano is a very basic coax heli without any frills but it offers a solid flight experience. It’s not quite as tough as some of the others we seen out there but it also offers more forward flight authority than most other models, out of the box.
Many coaxial pilot gets a little “lazy”, treating their helis like a simulator; crashing and bashing at will and knowing that you can usually just pick it up and fly again. Not the case with the Axe CX Nano. Sure, it can handle a few beginner mishaps and brush off the punishment, but start applying regular abuse and you’ll be spending your time doing repairs instead of flying.
With care, and intentional flying, the Axe CX Nano will last you for a very long time.