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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Hey guys. Do any of you know if the eflite 500mah battery can be charged at .7A?
If you check the website, you will see that '3c charge' is printed right on the front of Eflite's new 500 mAh 25c battery. The original 500 mAh 12c battery's max charge is 2c - as stated in the manual on page 5.

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Hey guys. Do any of you know if the eflite 500mah battery can be charged at .7A?
Yes it can , though I usually change down to .5 out of habit at charging anything at 1C.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:28 PM
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If elite release a brushless version of this quadcopter would be great! I would like to buy an mqx but I will wait for the brushless version. I think they will release it soon
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:29 PM
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If elite release a brushless version of this quadcopter would be great! I would like to buy an mqx but I will wait for the brushless version. I think they will release it soon
Hi Matrix
If you really want to impress Horizon Hobby/E-flite /Blade staffers, you may want to add the f to your next elite comments.

And I hope your wait isn't too long. Brushless is cool, but the added weight and complexity makes it more prone to damage with any accidents. The near super lightness of the mQX and even more so with the latest super micro quads make them less prone to damage due to less mass at the crash. Easier on walls, windows, LCD Tv's, and baby quadcopters.

More mass and brand new quad pilots will not make a lot of friends for Horizon.

But that may just be my old 62 year old opinion kicking in again.

Yes I have had my issues with little baby brushed motors by Horizon and others, but I won't begrudge Horizon for not jumping headlong into a new failure rate issue.

Expert level equipment should probably not be pushed onto the largely beginner RC hobbyist. Even the mQX takes more than beginner skills to master.

Just some thoughts from an mQX pilot.

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:30 PM
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If elite release a brushless version of this quadcopter would be great! I would like to buy an mqx but I will wait for the brushless version. I think they will release it soon
I have had mine for a while now. Still on all original motors, props.....etc. Probably over 100 flights. This is one tough little machine.
I can't see where brushless will make it any different / better except more expensive.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:50 PM
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I have had mine for a while now. Still on all original motors, props.....etc. Probably over 100 flights. This is one tough little machine.
I can't see where brushless will make it any different / better except more expensive.
I can be hard to please, but I have been very happy with the mQX. Even at a higher price, the mQX is robust, flies well, and has almost no quirks (the one quirk is how it flies at full power, which isn't a normally used power level).

Will I buy it if it were more expensive and had brushless motors? Yes. Why? I'm assuming brushless:
  • is quieter
  • uses less power
  • is more powerful
  • lasts longer
  • creates less EM noise
  • runs cooler

I'm not holding my breath for this, and I am very happy with the mQX. Bravo Eflite!

(I'm also pretty happy with the nano CPX, but I am selling my other Blades: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1811782)
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:28 PM
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I have had mine for a while now. Still on all original motors, props.....etc. Probably over 100 flights. This is one tough little machine.
I can't see where brushless will make it any different / better except more expensive.
i have about a hundred flights as well but have replaced 4 motors, 2 booms, 2 bearings, a shaft and desperately need a new canopy. In my defense most of the damage came as I lost motors and that darn cracked shaft, couldn't figure out why it wasn't flying right, kept thinking it can't be another motor I finally got it all sorted out and it is a blast now but not as durable as some say unless you already know how to fly something without a flybar. I did learn a lot in the process though and now enjoy "obstacle courses"
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:32 PM
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I'd gladly pony-up for a bl version. More power, higher efficiency, lower weight, longer flight-time, no variation in power output between samples, consistent power delivery over time, less maintenance, and a lifespan that's orders of magnitude longer. I see no downside, here.

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:44 PM
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Have you guys checked out the RC EYE One Xtreme? There's your brushless quad. It's going to be a game changer in my opinion.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:52 PM
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Have you guys checked out the RC EYE One Xtreme? There's your brushless quad. It's going to be a game changer in my opinion.
The 180 Xtreme would fit better in the mQX-size imho.
I'm eagerly awaiting the release...

Edit: Just noticed the name Change....

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:52 PM
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I bought a used MQX a few months back. Qwner seemed ok and it had many extras. RTF with new batteries/ extra new canopy/ and bunch of new blades and two extra new booms for $60.00. Been flying it everyday last two months and its fine. Fly it with new DX5e and like it big time. There are many clones out there and have two V929's. Not as good but they fly very well. A brushless MQX would be great for some but cost will be problem for average flyers. I also have Hoten -X brushless Quad fromn Walkrea and its awesome. Blade and Walkrea are ones to watch in micos/ 450 sized birds. Helis/Quads.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Have you guys checked out the RC EYE One Xtreme? There's your brushless quad. It's going to be a game changer in my opinion.
Cool! I see that it can carry a 200g payload. Too bad it comes with a receiver that's not compatible with any mainstream tx. I fly with a Futaba 10CHP & either a FASST or Spektrum module. The last thing I want is another tx.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:18 AM
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Cool! I see that it can carry a 200g payload. Too bad it comes with a receiver that's not compatible with any mainstream tx. I fly with a Futaba 10CHP & either a FASST or Spektrum module. The last thing I want is another tx.

Joel
It will come with a ONE LINK module if you wish - compatible to all Hobby grade transmitters.
-mike-
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:32 AM
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It will come with a ONE LINK module if you wish - compatible to all Hobby grade transmitters.
-mike-
Unfortunately, it operates on 915 MHz - which is not an RC band in the USA. The 900 MHz ISM band is extremely crowded over here. Plus, there are a bunch of extremely high-powered paging systems that live in the 928-929 MHz band. They run 3500 watts, and they will knock a 915 MHz RC receiver right off the air due to front-end overload.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:44 AM
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Unfortunately, it operates on 915 MHz - which is not an RC band in the USA. The 900 MHz ISM band is extremely crowded over here. Plus, there are a bunch of extremely high-powered paging systems that live in the 928-929 MHz band. They run 3500 watts, and they will knock a 915 MHz RC receiver right off the air due to front-end overload.

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Ah, OK. Thanks for the info.
But as far as I'm informed there will be a 2.4GHz protocol come out with the One Link. - I'm waiting for it, too.
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The only real drawback is that the "EYE OneLink" will only support the 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz (future) versions. 2.4 GHz will be available around March 2013. We are pushing hard to get it done.
..... "upgrade" later to our "RC EYE 180 Extreme" with brushless motors and 2.4 GHz TX/RX. We should have it ready by March 2013 (cross fingers) and will present 10 fully functional samples (cross fingers even harder) at the CES show in Las Vegas.
-mike-
Sorry for getting quite OT - this was my last post here NOT related to mQX
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