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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Its snowing in indiana and my little mcx won't fly. Its like it wont spool up enough to get airborn. I tried new blades and new batteries but still the same result. Any ideas?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Bad ESC, bad motor.... poor battery charge due to the cold?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:56 PM
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Has the main gear slipped down on the main shaft causing not enough + collective to occur even with full up? May require pushing the gear back up.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Has the main gear slipped down on the main shaft causing not enough + collective to occur even with full up? May require pushing the gear back up.
is there not a cross bolt on yours going through the base of the gear and shaft?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:29 AM
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. If you are trying to fly outside the battery might be to cold even at 40 deg. I have battery problems with my small stuff unless I keep my batteries warm in my pocket or a warm ice chest. When I first had the problem way back when! I tried a brand new battery and no help but warmed the same battery in my pocket it and flew like a champ. good luck
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:15 PM
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is there not a cross bolt on yours going through the base of the gear and shaft?
The MCPX does not have a bolt through the main gear, it is a press fit.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:30 AM
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Lipos do not like cold, especially small Lipos.

The electron movement is drastically minimized in cold weather.
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