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Old Jan 12, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Who would buy a brushless mcpx?

If Horizon made one would you buy one?
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Duh, yes!
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Would depend on how much more it would add to the current cost.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 04:27 PM
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yes but depneds on how much it cost added to brush motor one.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 05:30 PM
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IMO it will never happen. Inorder for HZ to keep thier profit margins way up they elect to go with cheaper more inexpensive technology. You know what if it works it works. I just think the mcpx is a little underpowered. I would like to see a well powered version come out at the same price point. I could care less about the technology.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 05:45 PM
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I went brushless on the MCPX and it really does make a big difference. Tail performance is great now.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Dragun, your tail is brushless as well?

Once BL hardware becomes commonplace it won't have a big bearing on price point. Just like yaw gyros on $20 helis.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Dragun, your tail is brushless as well?

Once BL hardware becomes commonplace it won't have a big bearing on price point. Just like yaw gyros on $20 helis.
No, I did the WowHobbies brushless kit with an extended tail and the KBDD tail rotor. I used the rods from a 300 sized heli crash kit (the thing you put the ping pong balls on) to make the tail. I had this tail on prior to putting the brushless in and it held well, but was slow to rotate like a stock MCPX. With the brushless in the thing piros insane and holds the tail awesome. It reminds me of a 250 now. Someone said that because you are bypassing the main board to power the brushless motor that the tail gets more power now. I suspect that the stock MCPX motor is very inneficient and draws too much power from the board and the tail.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Sounds plausible alright, thanks.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Probably not. I'm guessing it would be more expensive than the third party upgrades, and I'd rather spend money on my bigger heli and keep the mCP X as a practice machine.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Hell no. I just converted mine and only cost $50. I bet BLADE would mess it up anyway.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 10:33 PM
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If they did it would likely not have the power many of us already have. They're not going to build one with longivity for end user being a primary goal that is for sure. They seem to prefer greater profit than greater quality. Understandably as they are in business. This heli is, after all, manufactured in China but marketed mainly in the US.

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