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Old Jan 09, 2012, 10:16 PM
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I'm not sure what a "servo" is... I'm a real newb, don't forget. When you say "drawing too much juice" are you talking about battery juice? If so, that isn't the case... I'm getting a good 6 to 7 minute flight time on each battery. From what I have read, I'm thinking that is the norm.

I'm really hoping that it isn't a bad 5 in 1 as it isn't even a week old. That would be a real drag.
My flight times on my mcx2 are between 7.5 and 8.5 minutes on the stock battery depending how I'm flying. Had a couple of flights yesterday that were 8:45. Not sure what others are getting.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 10:24 PM
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You serious? How are you flying? Flight times are more like 5-6 mins on stock battery and 6-7 mins on 150mAh
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 10:29 PM
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You serious? How are you flying? Flight times are more like 5-6 mins on stock battery and 6-7 mins on 150mAh
Yeah I've mentioned it to Jake over in the Scout thread a couple of times. Sometimes I'm just practicing pin point landings with a bunch of go arounds in between. When I'm really whipping around I get 7.5 mins. Sometimes that includes the odd crash and having to go pick it up but that doesn't kill more than maybe 5 secs... maybe 10 if I have to put the battery back in.

I get 6.5 mins on my stock 70mAh lipos in my Scout but that seems to have dropped lately... but I've also been ripping around pretty hard in that one now.

Have been running all my flights in both birds to LVC. (maybe I won't get away with this for long... we will see).

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Going for a flight right now... will time it.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Going for a flight right now... will time it.
This flight was a mix of about 75% FFF and medium forward flight mixed with 4 or 5 touch and go landings on the kitchen table and a shoe box. One small crash that killed maybe 5 seconds to get airborne again and maybe 5 seconds to unlock my iPod to stop the timer. Stock 120mAh lipo... run to LVC.


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Old Jan 11, 2012, 12:37 PM
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I am no expert when it comes to li-po batts, but everything I have read about the mcx2 120mAh batt is even if you can fly that long you shouldnt. As soon as I notice even the most remote loss of power , I shut it down. Thats mostly to conserve thelife of my one and only battery. I also do the 5 minute cool down after flight, 5 minute cool down after taking a charge. But thats just me. Two more minutes of flight per charge isnt worth pre-maturely replacing the batteries or my heli motors.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 12:40 PM
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On a side note, has anyone attempted to bind the RTF transmitter with a different BNF heli? I am looking to get a BNF blade 120, but cant currently afford to buy a 4 or 6 channel radio. I would like to hold off on buying a nice DX6 radio until I know I want to put more money into this hobby.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 12:57 PM
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On a side note, has anyone attempted to bind the RTF transmitter with a different BNF heli? I am looking to get a BNF blade 120, but cant currently afford to buy a 4 or 6 channel radio. I would like to hold off on buying a nice DX6 radio until I know I want to put more money into this hobby.
You certainly can. In fact, I think the RTF 120 SR comes with the small Tx. You will feel a difference if you to a nicer radio in terms of resolution, but you shouldn't have any problems doing basic maneuvers with the small Tx.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 01:42 PM
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You certainly can. In fact, I think the RTF 120 SR comes with the small Tx. You will feel a difference if you to a nicer radio in terms of resolution, but you shouldn't have any problems doing basic maneuvers with the small Tx.
The RTF 120 SR comes with a MLP4DSM Tx, I used that Tx for my mCX2 and 120 SR. Then I purchased a DX8 (still use the MLP4DSM for the mCX2).
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 01:47 PM
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You can even bind an msrx to the little mpl4dsm transmitter
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 08:26 PM
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It will work perfectly fine for you Brian. I love my 4 port charger.
I'm liking it ! I'm anxious for my 3 more lipos (now 6 total) to get here tomorrow . My wife (trying to watch TV) is not so anxious. LOL
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Just incase some people don't know, Thunderpower makes a 4 port charger that's quite a bit less expensive than the E-flite one. There are 2 versions of the package, one with a wall adapter and one without... they both include battery leads with clips for powering them off small Gel or AGM lead acid battery or car battery. $35 for the one with wall wart and $25 for the one without (maybe even less in the U.S.). I'm picking one up tomorrow locally. The same setup in E-flite including wall wart would cost me almost $70 in Canada and still wouldn't include any 12v battery leads.

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Old Jan 11, 2012, 09:18 PM
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I have tried to search to see if there is a issue with the MCX2. I have had mine for about a week and once I turn the remote on and then plug the battery in it takes forever for the helicopter to activate. This evening I waited for over one minute, I then unplugged the battery at the helicopter and reconnected it and within 10 seconds the lights in the MCX2 came on and I started flying. This happened on numerous occasions. Is this a common occurrence with the MCX2? If this has been answered I am sorry for asking but I tried to locate an answer but was unsuccessful. Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 09:53 PM
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I have had mine for about a week and once I turn the remote on and then plug the battery in it takes forever for the helicopter to activate.
Haven't seen that issue with mine at all. I assume you're waiting the 5+ seconds after turning on the tx before connecting the battery ?
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 10:36 PM
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I have tried to search to see if there is a issue with the MCX2. I have had mine for about a week and once I turn the remote on and then plug the battery in it takes forever for the helicopter to activate. This evening I waited for over one minute, I then unplugged the battery at the helicopter and reconnected it and within 10 seconds the lights in the MCX2 came on and I started flying. This happened on numerous occasions. Is this a common occurrence with the MCX2? If this has been answered I am sorry for asking but I tried to locate an answer but was unsuccessful. Thanks in advance.
Also, holding the tx to close to the helicopter can cause it to take longer to initialize. One of my mcx2's does that if I have the tx within a foot of it when I go to initialize it.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 02:01 AM
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Try with fresh batteries in the tx and see if it still happens. Had the surprise to get bad batteries with a new Losi rc car which has spektrum technology and until I changed them the car binded to the transmitter every 3-4 attempts.
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