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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:01 AM
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You should try flying sideways, now thats a real life changer
That is funny!

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Really?? Soooooooo you have no reverse in your car? Ha ha. My MCPX has a 1gram weight in the nose. This way I get faster forward flight, seems that way anyhoo. But then reverse speed is much slower. The weight also helps if you try to fly outdoors in calm to very light breeze.
Good advice and nope. I just lock in the hubs crawling over anything in my path.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Lazy afternoon flight!

BLADEMCX2 FGW (1 min 59 sec)
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty,,,...Daddy has a nice toy for you
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:54 PM
Safety : practice & promote!
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So on a whim, I decided to pick up a pair of scratch-built Force RC combat helis from Ebay. You know, these things:

http://www.force-rc.com/

that were discontinued a year or so ago. I got a red one and a blue one:




And yes, while I know that they have their own thread here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1301647

it's pretty quiet and hasn't been updated since March last year.


Anyway, the reason I'm posting about these here is that they're basically MCX2s but the custom transmitter that comes with them lets you set up a few really interesting features in a special "program" mode that you can put both it and the heli into. In addition to programming the "team color" and the output of the IR "gun", you can also put the heli into an "easy fly" mode which turns it into a mode 2 3-channel! I found this to be really, really cool because now my son, who is transitioning from the Syma S107G family doesn't have to worry about the aileron channel and can just worry about learning to fly with the rudder on the left stick. Neat!!! Now, I just need to get him a few more hours of training and I can get him to take on his old man in an "laser tag" style dogfight.

So, yeah, if you find a complete one on EBay (have to get the TX for it to get it to work) then it becomes a really great trainer for the kids. He's much more excited to fly a "gunship" that makes cool shooting noises than the boring old MCX now. LOL
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:44 AM
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^ cool!

Would it be possible to bind one to a DX6i or above? Im thinking that 5th channel could come in handy
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Don't know. That would be an interesting experiment. I'd search the other thread as I'm sure someone has asked about it.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:41 AM
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$50 used, good price?

Hi Guys,

Do you think $50 for a gently used, RTF version of the MCX2 is a good deal? Comes with everything and is still in the original box.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:56 AM
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^ thats a good deal, but gently used could mean heavily thrashed in the world of 2nd hand traders
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:59 AM
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My MCPX has a 1gram weight in the nose. This way I get faster forward flight, seems that way anyhoo.
Why dont you mechanically trim it so you get the same effect without adding weight?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Why dont you mechanically trim it so you get the same effect without adding weight?
The AS3X doesn't like mechanical trim....
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Why dont you mechanically trim it so you get the same effect without adding weight?
There's a 1g weight in the nose of my mcx2 AND it's mechanically trimmed... way faster than trimming alone once it gets moving helps outdoors
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:39 AM
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Hey Guys n Gals,
I'm new to this thread having just ordered my mCX2 today.
It's being shipped overnight so I'm pretty excited right now.
This is my first excursion in to rotary flight!
Hey to North and Chap, fancy that, finding you guys on here.

I'd appreciate some suggestions for D/R and Expo settings for this bird. I'm using a Dx6i.

Chomp
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:52 AM
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Hey Guys n Gals,
I'm new to this thread having just ordered my mCX2 today.
It's being shipped overnight so I'm pretty excited right now.
This is my first excursion in to rotary flight!
Hey to North and Chap, fancy that, finding you guys on here.

I'd appreciate some suggestions for D/R and Expo settings for this bird. I'm using a Dx6i.

Chomp
Click on my name and check out my blog, all the info you'll need is there
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:54 AM
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The AS3X doesn't like mechanical trim....
Fair enough! But in theory the AS3X wouldn't like the extra weight either

Nuff said I guess
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:58 AM
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Hey to north and chap, fancy that, finding you guys on here.

...
Chomp
ha ha!
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