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Old Jul 23, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Thanks again for the links, Valiant! I will incorporate many of these suggestions.

Not sure about the aluminum bits ... a bit pricey for me. They look great though!
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Oh and don't forget my shameless modifications too Like Roboheli, the thread to VALIANTGLX totally inspired me to actually buy the MCX2 and go all out! Here's mine with a full CNC build and Canopy conversion:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1687909
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Thanks again for the links, Valiant! I will incorporate many of these suggestions.

Not sure about the aluminum bits ... a bit pricey for me. They look great though!
No worries!

I used to love the aluminium bits and even swear by them, but lately I have been flying full plastic (I refrain from using the term "stock" though) mCX2 variations, and have I been producing better than great results.

The full BLING* BLING* setups are still super cool though, and they do produce some added performance. But... I also think that related to the great performance increase, the common misconception is due to the fact that you are replacing an old part with a new one. The best example is the inner shaft; You will inevitably damage your inner shaft after half-a-dozen solid crashes (or several, if you're unlucky), it also may not be apparant at first, but eventually you will notice your heli spiraling around like it's being sucked down a sink, a phenoma commonly referred to as the Toilet Bowl Effect (TBE). So subsequently by replacing it with a new one, whether it be Microheli or stock, shows a great increase in stability.

All in all, all that the aluminium accessories achieve is:
  1. BLING*
  2. Better heat sinking capabilities
  3. Increased duarbility
  4. (In that order)
But... Who can resist the BLING*
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Oh and don't forget my shameless modifications too Like Roboheli, the thread to VALIANTGLX totally inspired me to actually buy the MCX2 and go all out! Here's mine with a full CNC build and Canopy conversion:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1687909
No shame in your game mate!!! LOL
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Excellent work sroc3! That looks amazing!

Valiant, I hear you on the bling and heat sinking ... in that order.

I would love to get some more forward velocity, I need to finish the stuff I can do with the stock bits and the radio setup.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 06:01 AM
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I have nearly completed my mCX2 S300, It is lower than low, so low in fact that it could quite possibly parachute out of a snakes ass

Also I have been tinkering with the lighting system on my pod and boom mCX2, and I just purchased the parts to complete what will be arguably the best mCX2 tailboom in the world, here is my plan:





However the good news is that due to the way these parts are sold, I will have left over parts for another 9 tailbooms. So after I have completed the first one on my mCX2, assuming its a success, would any one be interested in buying one???????????
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Excellent work sroc3! That looks amazing!

Valiant, I hear you on the bling and heat sinking ... in that order.

I would love to get some more forward velocity, I need to finish the stuff I can do with the stock bits and the radio setup.
(Scout CX flybar + Carbon fibre tailboom + Reversing the battery orientation) x (A good 25c battery / Some mechanical trimming) - flying skills = Maximum Forward Velocity

Its a fool proof equation that is tried and true!!!
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Hey Valiant. I might be interested in one of the booms.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Hey Valiant. I might be interested in one of the booms.
Excellent! I have no idea what I will charge yet though, I guess I have to make one first to see how long it takes me.

I plan to be in the production phase within the next 3 weeks.

Also I'm not entirely sure how I want to execute the transaction either; whether I have the buyers send me a tail boom and front canopy so I can install everything, then send it back. Or, simply send the buyers a new tailboom with the light/s pre-fitted and let you guys work out the rest.

I am open to suggestions, and I could even make custom kits too. With the mCX2 3 light effects are possible: Fast flash, slow flash and solid.

The tailboom will be covered with un-shrunk white shrink tube to conceal the wires, and if all goes to plan no wires will show on the tail fin either (all wire will be hidden)

EDIT: Check out my proof of concept here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...9#post22252688
EDIT: I just updated my proof of concept
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:36 PM
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MCX2 Tail Not Steady? - PROBLEM SOLVED!

Found the answer to my tail waggle problem!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...stcount=218und
1. shortened bottom of gear shaft so it did not touch battery holder cross member
2. Moved counter weight forward to about 1/2 inch from rear of boom mount.
Now practically no tail viberation GREAT!

ANY SUGGESTIONS how I can tame down tail waggle??
My Blade MCX2 has a problem with tail wagging back and forth. Problem is
greatest at beginning of flight and settles down quite a bit after about 3 min
of flight time. Acts like GYRO is set to sensitive but this heli does not have
a sensitivity adjustment.
All other flight characteristics are great and flight time is 7 + min. Blades
are in good shape and heli is in nice shape overall.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 12:54 AM
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Here's a short vid of my mCX2 SMD LED light kit fitted to my mCX2 S300


For more info navigate here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...504277&page=42
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 09:56 AM
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I have nearly completed my mCX2 S300, It is lower than low, so low in fact that it could quite possibly parachute out of a snakes ass

Also I have been tinkering with the lighting system on my pod and boom mCX2, and I just purchased the parts to complete what will be arguably the best mCX2 tailboom in the world, here is my plan:






However the good news is that due to the way these parts are sold, I will have left over parts for another 9 tailbooms. So after I have completed the first one on my mCX2, assuming its a success, would any one be interested in buying one???????????
yes, i'm interested in buying one.
i have the stock covered mCX2 tail. what's to be the price?
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:14 PM
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yes, i'm interested in buying one.
i have the stock covered mCX2 tail. what's to be the price?
Awesome

I currently have a broken (seperated) shoulder so soldering is proving to be a rather arduous task. Give me a several weeks to make a few up, then I will be able to determine the price.

Included in the kits will be a fully equipped mCX2 tailboom with a dual coloured SMD LED, which will be simply plug and play.
Carbon Fiber Tail Boom with Fin: BMCX2 [EFLH2428]: http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/D...rodID=EFLH2428

Additionally I will include a mCX2 stock light harness, which has been lightly modified. To install the light harness you will need to poke 2 little holes in the front half of your canopy, and then use a plastic safe glue to fix the lights in position.
Replacement LED set (3): BMCX2 [EFLH2404]: http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/D...rodID=EFLH2404

Then the only thing left to do is plug the tailboom circut into the 3 pin connector on the light harness, and then plug the lighharness into the mCX2 5-in-1.

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Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Updated my S300 Blog: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post21521244

Ok I am just updating my update to infom you that I have updated my S300 upgrades, be sure to check out the new updates that I am constantly updating

The worlds most heavily modified mCX2 / S300.avi (3 min 54 sec)
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Awesome

I currently have a broken (seperated) shoulder so soldering is proving to be a rather arduous task. Give me a several weeks to make a few up, then I will be able to determine the price.

Included in the kits will be a fully equipped mCX2 tailboom with a dual coloured SMD LED, which will be simply plug and play.
Carbon Fiber Tail Boom with Fin: BMCX2 [EFLH2428]: http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/D...rodID=EFLH2428

Additionally I will include a mCX2 stock light harness, which has been lightly modified. To install the light harness you will need to poke 2 little holes in the front half of your canopy, and then use a plastic safe glue to fix the lights in position.
Replacement LED set (3): BMCX2 [EFLH2404]: http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/D...rodID=EFLH2404

Then the only thing left to do is plug the tailboom circut into the 3 pin connector on the light harness, and then plug the lighharness into the mCX2 5-in-1.

cool. good luck with the shoulder injury. i do want one of these. thx
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