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Old Nov 06, 2009, 05:50 PM
Wish my coax could autorotate
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I purchased this heli at Rite-aide drug stores for $19.99.Its 2 channel so I didnt expect much,but it surprised me.It has folding blades,flashing LED light and plastic body.It comes with good instructions,spare set of blades and blade screws,screwdriver and 4 spare flybar links.The controller is left stick throttle and right stick yaw(turn left and right)plus lft.,rt. trim buttons.Some how its rigged for forward flight only,and a very fast forward flight at that.After charging from the infrared controller(6 AA batteries,no external DC supply jack)I held it in my hand and throttled up ,let go and it took off across the room like a rocket and hit the wall.No damage.Lots of power.Took it outside and it was not very good.Sunlight messes with infrared and range seemed to be about 12 ft.although advertised range was 40 ft.It does say "indoor on the box" and warns about environmental conditions.My flying area is small,maybe 8 ft. by 8 ft. by 9 ft tall. I wrapped about 6 turns of 1/16 solder around the tail and started to fly.This slowed its forward speed down to where I could control it.After setting the trim I was able to fly around the room with considerable control.It wont stop and hover but its forward flight with the tail weight was slow enough to control.Tail wag was fairly easy to control thru out the battery life of about 10 mins.Ive crashed it into things about 20 times and have not broken anything.Ive even gone thru 1 battery cycle without hittting anything,flying in circles,squares and 8s.Not for a begginner or child but anyone with coax experience should enjoy this.The quality is pretty good for 20 bucks.Better than most 2 channels Ive seen.
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 01:23 PM
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I purchased one of these too a few weeks ago at a local Rite-Aid store. There was only one sitting on the shelf, and under my arm it went.A green one. Really high quality for 20 bucks.Flys great,and the lights are cool. I took the fuselage off(to be used for a project cuz it's really nice) and turned it into sort of a MASH heli with some bits from my parts box.I'll put some pics up later. Neat little machine!!
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 01:32 PM
If it flies, I can crash it.
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They have a two pack at Costco, saw them yesterday.
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 01:34 PM
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Better go grab 'em.
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 01:35 PM
Wish my coax could autorotate
Riverdale Md.
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I like mine the more I fly it.You have to be pretty good on the controls though.Its got a powerful motor.I still havent broken any parts.
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 01:36 PM
If it flies, I can crash it.
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I have 4 mcx's. I dont think I need any more living room flyers right now. But it is always tempting.
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Same with me SLEB. Have large and small heli's ,but when I see em I'm like a kid in a candy store!!
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 02:40 PM
Wish my coax could autorotate
Riverdale Md.
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Just did an endurance run.I got 10 mins flight time off the controller batts that have been used about 15 times.Not to shabby.
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Old Nov 08, 2009, 05:55 AM
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I have 4 mcx's.
Dare I ask why?
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Old Nov 08, 2009, 10:21 AM
If it flies, I can crash it.
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I got the first and second so I could fly back to back without wearing out the motors, let one rest while the other flies. The other two I got for great deals and could not pass them up. I have young kids and will be teaching them soon as they move up from the air hogs. Good to have extra for that.
Steve
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Old Nov 14, 2009, 05:59 PM
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I found this one and 5 more at my local Riteaids for $19.99
So happy to hear that they fly well
I may have to go back and get a few more
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 06:32 PM
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I just flew mine the first time. It took 45 minutes to charge the first time. It flew for nine minutes. It started out very fast in forward motion, but it slowed down a little after I learned to be gentle on the left stick. I think I will put a little weight on the tail before I try it indoors. The flashing lights are helpful in a poorly lit back yard.
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 07:20 PM
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For the second flight I tried indoor flying. After the third, or fourth crash, now the top rotor does not turn, and it makes a steady whine noise.


I just got this one, and I am going to take the Microcopter back to Rite Aid.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1127618
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Heres some video of mine
Do enjoy
New Coax Flight 002 (0 min 17 sec)

New Coax Flight 003 (1 min 10 sec)

New Coax Flight 021 (1 min 36 sec)

New Coax Flight 022 (0 min 52 sec)

I Like this one
Though its set up only for constant forward motion right out the box
With good throttle magement its very nimble and manuverable
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 11:11 PM
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They have a two pack at Costco, saw them yesterday.

Yes, they do.

Two pack of: one Red/Silver/Grey/White Heli on Channel A
& one Light Blue/Silver/Grey/Dark Blue Heli on Channel C.
$28.99

They look excellent, but they are only 2 channel.

rc
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