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Old Apr 15, 2012, 01:39 PM
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The UMX 2S battery has one plug that it both powers and balances through. You will need a special charge cable to charge them which you can get here http://www.progressiverc.com/review/...2/category/28/
thanks for the info. Guess i need to do some research on charging these with a non eflite charger. I am pretty sure my charger will want separate balance and power.

edit: Ha OK got my head out of the sand. I see in the picture he just took the ground and last voltage lead (the 7.2v one) and made a discharge cable out of it. easy enough!
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:07 PM
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The UMX 2S battery has one plug that it both powers and balances through. You will need a special charge cable to charge them which you can get here http://www.progressiverc.com/review/...2/category/28/

I think I'll change mine over to micro Deans.. Than I can use the GP Sabre batteries in it..
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:09 PM
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I think I'll change mine over to micro Deans.. Than I can use the GP Sabre batteries in it..
Did you change all off your UMX planes to micro deans?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Did you change all off your UMX planes to micro deans?

No,, the ones that use the smaller batteries wasn't really any need.. But,, some day I might.. If I have to replace them..
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:36 PM
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They do come with a battery and charger, that may not matter to people with bigger helis already but for the people like me with just a bunch of blade micro helis, it's not such a bad deal.
I don't think anyone will already have suitable batteries as this heli is a new size. Almost everyone will want at least a one extra battery, if not several. It was a really nice touch selling the mCP-X with two batteries.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 05:15 PM
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I see in the picture he just took the ground and last voltage lead (the 7.2v one) and made a discharge cable out of it. easy enough!
No need to mod the battery. That wiring is in the ProgressiveRC parallel charging cable. I use this with my TP610 and Turnigy 2x200w chargers. Works great. One lead on the battery is all you need for the 2S UMX's.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Looks great to me, finally the mCPX we all want.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I think I'll change mine over to micro Deans.. Than I can use the GP Sabre batteries in it..
Does anyone know if they use the centre-tap wire (3.7V) to, say, power the receiver or the full 5-in-1 board or is it just used for balancing?

If they do, you will need to sort the balance and power leads carefully if changing connectors.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Does anyone know if they use the centre-tap wire (3.7V) to, say, power the receiver or the full 5-in-1 board or is it just used for balancing?

If they do, you will need to sort the balance and power leads carefully if changing connectors.
That would be a first in their UM line of 2S boards. I run lots of batteries with no center tap in the power plug in Sbachs, Strykers and Beasts. I also doubt they'd set a power scheme up that would unbalance a pack. But I don't know for sure.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 02:52 PM
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OK.....Gotta ask......
How did you score a 130X??????
PLEASE say you work for HH/Blade...or are one of their beta testers......!!
Mid-June is looking VERY far away right now.........!!!
My mCPx and 450X will keep me company 'til then....and I'm good with that!!
Happy Flying!!!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Looks like it is necessary to take off the canopy to replace battery. Very annoying for me.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Looks like it is necessary to take off the canopy to replace battery. Very annoying for me.
I was thinking the same thing last night,, But realized no more problem finding just the right size battery to slide into the battery tray.. So I'll make the trade off for this one. Just makes it more like the big boys now...
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Also harder easier to adjust cg for said batteries. And going along with what Bob said, it cleans up the undercarriage and makes the thing look more like a helicopter and less like a toy.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Also easier to adjust cg for said batteries. And going along with what Bob said, it cleans up the undercarriage and makes the thing look more like a helicopter and less like a toy.

Actually it makes it harder to get the right CG if you like to use larger batteries as it's forward now and not under the mast.. But I think it will handle the range of batteries I have in mind.. And lots of room between the gear legs to hang some big ones if needed...
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