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Old Apr 15, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Funny you should say that. I've been flying my mCX2 almost exclusively as my indoor heli for the past 4-5 days, though I have been flying my 120SR outdoors. The reason being, my mSR was down due to a bad 5in1 board, but it arrived today. Now I will be flying both again.

Back to the mCX2, it has not had one single problem. It has been perfect from day one. My 120SR, and mSR however, well let's just say they have their "moments".

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I guess everybody has gotten their MCX2's flying great and no problems 'cause this thread has been extremely quiet.

A good testament to how good the little chopper is to fly.

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Old Apr 15, 2011, 03:21 PM
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The MSR is the most maneuverable and quickest of them all. If you didn't like the msr than forget the mcx2. It is basically an in-between of the original mcx and the msr.
Thanks kinda what I was thinking. Thanks for the reply.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Can anybody explain to me WHY my helicopter will not fly at all outside on a calm day?
Cannot control it. Inside: NO problem.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 01:27 PM
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What do you call a "calm day" in your vicinity? Remember that these small models are very light, and because their main blades are fixed pitch, they can't counteract the breeze to keep them from being blown away like a kite without a string.

To have any chance of success to fly the mCX2 or similar heli outside, there must be no wind at all. You could feel some air movement but that's about it. Otherwise, you'll find yourself fighting to maintain control, and even crash which could cause damage to the model.

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Can anybody explain to me WHY my helicopter will not fly at all outside on a calm day?
Cannot control it. Inside: NO problem.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 01:45 PM
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Hi Ed,

I guess I have to be honest, there was, as you say "some air movement", but really, to me it was like barely noticeable. But for the EXTRA LIGHT heli as you say, maybe that was a killer!. Next time I'm out, I will make absolutely sure there is NO wind or breeze at all.

Thanks for your input.

Luckily no damage was done since I just tried hovering a few feet above the grass. (Would not go any higher anyways). Maybe when the sun is about to set will give me some fun air time. Cheers! Mario
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 01:47 PM
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you ever fly the mcx with a ceiling fan on? It can be hard to control. Just think if you have that much air movement all around it while your outside. It can make it even more difficult.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 02:32 PM
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you ever fly the mcx with a ceiling fan on? It can be hard to control. Just think if you have that much air movement all around it while your outside. It can make it even more difficult.
That's for sure!. But I was talking of "hardly" any breeze at all. Conclusion: do not fly outside unless there is NO displacement of air at all! (and that is rare)
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Hey guys! I wanted to check back into the thread and recommend the heli to anyone. It is durable and very fun. Beginners should start using dual-rate and once you get up to speed skip that for some fun zipping around your flying area. Very early on I busted my landing gear, but that is the only thing I have broken so far and I have crashed pretty hard numerous times.

RC beginners should get one of these and a Champ. They are both damn fun and good to learn with.
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Old May 22, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Minutes before I posted this, I was flying my mCX2! My two mSRs, and my 120SR are a lot of fun too, but the mCX2's docile handling is so easy, and worry free.

Yes I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is just starting with 4 channel coaxial helis, and those who are experienced as well for a fun model to fly indoors, especially when the weather isn't right outside.

If one day I ever get a fixed wing aircraft, I think I will get a Champ, and maybe even a BNF Ember 2.

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Hey guys! I wanted to check back into the thread and recommend the heli to anyone. It is durable and very fun. Beginners should start using dual-rate and once you get up to speed skip that for some fun zipping around your flying area. Very early on I busted my landing gear, but that is the only thing I have broken so far and I have crashed pretty hard numerous times.

RC beginners should get one of these and a Champ. They are both damn fun and good to learn with.
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Old May 22, 2011, 08:26 PM
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get the champ first. The ember 2 is a great little plane and can fly really slowly but its not what I would consider crash resistant. the tail could be easily broken on a bad crash. The champ is MUCH more resistant and can take a pretty good beating.
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Old May 22, 2011, 11:32 PM
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If I ever decide to get these planes, I was planning on getting both at the same time anyway. And I'm pretty sure I can fly the Ember 2 in my backyard which is maybe 40' x 50' give or take. Maybe the Champ can too.

But thanks for the heads up on the Ember 2's weakness.

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get the champ first. The ember 2 is a great little plane and can fly really slowly but its not what I would consider crash resistant. the tail could be easily broken on a bad crash. The champ is MUCH more resistant and can take a pretty good beating.
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Old May 23, 2011, 11:08 AM
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MCX2 Servo problems

I have had my MCX2 for about six months. I have flown it about twenty times. After my last session the two linear servos mounted on the main board stopped working. The heli will hover however I have no lateral or pitch input. Has anybody else had this problems? Is there any small connection on the main board that may have come loose? It seems strange that both servos stopped working.

I am using the transmitter that comes with the RTF version. I also have had no crashes other than tip overs on landing etc. Since the main board is basically the whole helicopter replacing it would essentially be replacing the helicopter. Does anybody make a cheaper replacement for this board (China)?

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Old May 23, 2011, 11:37 AM
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rhowdy, try re-trimming all the trims. Check the small screws that hold the servos in place on the PCB. While your there look to make sure the little grometts are in place on top of each servo. It does seem weird both would stop working at the same time. It may not be getting the proper juice from the battery to the heli. In that case you may need a new connector: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ3052

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Old May 23, 2011, 03:20 PM
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Not sure that getting a new battery connector would help him, According to him, it does hover, and we know well that the main motor by far uses way more current than the servos would.

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It may not be getting the proper juice from the battery to the heli. In that case you may need a new connector: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ3052

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Old May 23, 2011, 03:23 PM
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You might want to call Horizon Hobby, and see what they suggest. You never know, they might even offer to help with replacement parts. But even if they don't, they might still point you in the right direction.

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I have had my MCX2 for about six months. I have flown it about twenty times. After my last session the two linear servos mounted on the main board stopped working. The heli will hover however I have no lateral or pitch input. Has anybody else had this problems? Is there any small connection on the main board that may have come loose? It seems strange that both servos stopped working.

I am using the transmitter that comes with the RTF version. I also have had no crashes other than tip overs on landing etc. Since the main board is basically the whole helicopter replacing it would essentially be replacing the helicopter. Does anybody make a cheaper replacement for this board (China)?

Thanks
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