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Old Apr 06, 2010, 10:23 PM
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My reason for the mCX2 is:
1. Parts at LHS
2. Use my DX6i
3. Use my little 1s 120mah batteries and Celectra charger. (not sure what the Nine Eagles Bravo III uses, so this might be an invalid argument).
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Old Apr 06, 2010, 10:25 PM
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Once you get a quicker heli, and yes even a coax, it'll help you with the MSR

Dont give up on it!
Already sold the little bugger...
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Old Apr 06, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Already sold the little bugger...
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 12:53 AM
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My reason for the mCX2 is:
1. Parts at LHS
2. Use my DX6i
3. Use my little 1s 120mah batteries and Celectra charger. (not sure what the Nine Eagles Bravo III uses, so this might be an invalid argument).
Bravo batteries are different (and more expensive!! ... and before somebody tells me that is not true ... I talk about OEM/non-brand bats, the "originals" (of course) are more expensive from eFlite ... because they can ...
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 03:33 AM
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A few points..
1) much better looking than the old MCX
2) Wish that body was available for my CX2
3) Why buy a problem like Walkera?
4) Let's face it a tailrotor is old and sloppy tech just like the bolt assist on the AR-15/M- 4/M-16
Please tell me you're joking. I've flown every E-Flite helicopter they currently make (and own them all too) as well as many other models and I like coaxials just fine but they will never perform to the extent that a collective-pitch single-rotor helicopter will. Coaxials are great for hovering around and mild flight, but they really teach you very little since they really fly themselves. They're also extremely slow, even when modded. Again, I love my mCX and CX2, but try flying them outside on a windy day.

As for Walkera, I won't pretend they make the highest quality product, but they do make some very nice machines for the money. For example - the most inexpensive CP heli there is, and it flies great too.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 12:31 PM
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You obviously haven't seen my modded cx3 fly in the wind


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Please tell me you're joking. I've flown every E-Flite helicopter they currently make (and own them all too) as well as many other models and I like coaxials just fine but they will never perform to the extent that a collective-pitch single-rotor helicopter will. Coaxials are great for hovering around and mild flight, but they really teach you very little since they really fly themselves. They're also extremely slow, even when modded. Again, I love my mCX and CX2, but try flying them outside on a windy day.

As for Walkera, I won't pretend they make the highest quality product, but they do make some very nice machines for the money. For example - the most inexpensive CP heli there is, and it flies great too.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 03:39 PM
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OK, say I WAS going to taste a decent 4-channel...

...and ordered an MCX2.

The vids on Youtube are intriguing, it looks like an RC hornet on steroids.

What all should be in my first order for one, to avoid any down-time while I learn to fly it?
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 03:56 PM
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Get some extra blades (upper and lower), flybar, battery (i suggest the hyperion 160's), a celectra 4-port charger if you can afford it so you can charge 4 all at once and that's about it.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Well, that's

Sweet.

BTW, you just wrote the best review ever for any helicopter.


Not one "failure part", and yet you indicated run the dog out of it with the extra batteries.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Is that sarcasm? Or are you being serious?
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Dead-on serious.

I've been looking at these since the ads hit the magazines.

With all the talk of Esky fading, I wanted to 'test the water" on opinions of this bird.

Even though low-cost helicopters are getting better by leaps and bounds, it's nice to know there's still compelling reasons to buy up-market.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Ah great

Yeh, that's basically all you have to buy. The board there is no point buying as a spare as if you did you might as well buy a whole new heli. And the motors will eventually wear out, but only after 75-100+ flights.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 06:10 PM
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You obviously haven't seen my modded cx3 fly in the wind
Nope, can't say that I have - and I'm sure it's fun but again, it won't come close to the performance of a single-rotor heli.

Killbucket, buy an mSR instead. You'll love the mCX, but you already have a number of coaxial helis. I know they're 3-channel, but I think you'll get much more out of an mSR.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 06:28 PM
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The mCX and mSR have their own +'s and -'s. The mCX is great for relaxing flying in and around the house. The mSR is a some what more aggressive helicopter and will need a pilot with at least decent coax experience to fly it. I say get the mCX2, then get so competent with it you can chuck it around the house easily and make very precise spot landings. Then get an mSR and you will be a very happy man with less money spent on parts and less time spent on fixing the mSR.
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 06:34 PM
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Get some extra blades (upper and lower), flybar, battery (i suggest the hyperion 160's), a celectra 4-port charger if you can afford it so you can charge 4 all at once and that's about it.
I was told to buy spare flybars and extra blades, so I did a few of each.

I've still got them, never needed to replace a single flybar or blade and I've got 4 MCXs that clock up a lot of airtime.

The only parts I've needed to buy are innershafts.

Buy a spare innershaft.
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