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Old Oct 23, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 08:54 PM
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Nice!
I suppose Nine Eagles will have their own Free Spirit Solo Tandem a few months later which will probably be much cheaper, as a trend of MCX/Solo and MSR/Solo Pro!
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 10:16 AM
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This looks like yet another awesome living room flier!
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 10:48 PM
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Any reports of it from IHobby?
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 08:19 AM
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 09:51 PM
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Here is a video of the mTR.
HorizonRC.com Event - iHobby 2009 - E-flite mCX Tandem Rescue Heli (4 min 45 sec)
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 10:00 PM
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Nice! But will it come in BnF? They suckered me into getting a DX7, so I'm not going to get any RTFs anymore
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Here is a video of the mTR.
Just remember this is a manufacturer's video. They are produced by studios that use the same levels of accuracy and "artistic license" found in Chinese King Fu movies. As the messages on these forums have proven, that lovely "Crouching Tiger" in the video loves to turn into a "Hidden Dragon" when you get it home.
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 03:22 AM
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How come the thread on this one is so limited? I thought more people would be interested in this helicopter. I for one am really interested but I've read some comments about how it's not impressive b/c "if you've flown one co-ax, you've flown them all". I don't know, is this the same case? I mean with this helicopter it sort of rocks back and forth making it really fun to try to control, I want a stable helicopter, but I also want to know that it needs me there to control as well.
The buying factor for me is the little wheels they included, and of course the 'rocking back and forth' factor of it. I would love to try to keep it stabilized while lifting up into the air. However, I think it's super pricey for 179.99. Even at BnF whenever they release it, it would creep in at, at least $150.00.
The biggest worry I have is this. First we have the mCX ---> mSR. Will this tandem be in the same sequence say...... mCX tandem ---> mSR tandem? I hope yes and no. I hope not b/c I would rather have a mSR tandem. I vote yes b/c if they don't have a mSR tandem, I at least want this mCX tandem. In any case, I plan on buying this beautiful heli.
At first I thought it was a Chinook but I found out later it's not. A chinook looks slightly different with engines on both sides sticking out, plus it is made for the army. A CH46 is an older version made for the US Marine Corp and it has two little platforms on the side (as well as many other differences). They look almost the same but this co-ax CH46 tandem looks much better than a chinook in my opinion. Lovely heli, can't wait to get my hands on one. It will be my mSR's companion.
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 08:24 AM
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How come the thread on this one is so limited? I thought more people would be interested in this helicopter. I for one am really interested but I've read some comments about how it's not impressive b/c "if you've flown one co-ax, you've flown them all". I don't know, is this the same case?
Coax helis have lots of undesirable flight characteristics that are magnified in a tandem heli. Flying a tandem is like flying the Goodyear blimp. But, they are very entertaining for a short time if you have money to burn. I've owned several tandem coaxes and wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 12:16 PM
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Coax helis have lots of undesirable flight characteristics that are magnified in a tandem heli. Flying a tandem is like flying the Goodyear blimp. But, they are very entertaining for a short time if you have money to burn. I've owned several tandem coaxes and wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
Very interesting Balr1 . When I watch the videos again on them, it does sort of look like it's a blimp . Do you think b/c it's eflite that it would act a little more like a regular mCX but just bigger. Or would it just be like any other tandem and fly blimp like ? I'm kind of reconsidering my initial desire to buy lol
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 12:21 PM
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MCX did get a tad boring for me until I discovered the cat will jump 3 feet in the to try and catch it. That added a whole new dimension for the MCX.
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Very interesting Balr1 . When I watch the videos again on them, it does sort of look like it's a blimp . Do you think b/c it's eflite that it would act a little more like a regular mCX but just bigger. Or would it just be like any other tandem and fly blimp like ? I'm kind of reconsidering my initial desire to buy lol
If anything, the method EFlite is using to provide forward movement is better than other coax tandems. It's more like the vertical tail motor used by 3 channel coaxes. Pushing the tail up drops the nose down, providing forward movement. But, that's a long way from being good; it's just better than awful. I spent 6 months tweaking and modding a Walkera 38 and never got it to fly decently.
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Old Nov 08, 2009, 03:02 AM
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super dead post lol
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Old Nov 08, 2009, 09:14 AM
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It is still far from the initial release date, and no information is being released that I can find. Makes me think the release date will be pushed back. I myself think this will be an interesting and fun indoor flyer.
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