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Old Sep 25, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Is it just me, or does the transmitter make all the difference? I'll admit I'm somewhat of a noob to heli's, but when I was "trying " to fly my 120 SR with my old DX6i, it was an exercise in frustration...it just wouldn't fly as it should have and was wondering why it got all the raves it did. It was drifting all over, wouldn't hold a hover, just pain. It got put on the shelf for 6 months or so.

About a month ago, I got a heck of a deal on a DX7s at the LHS, and took it home. I noticed right off the bat my planes were flying better, more locked in than on the DX6i. I took the 120 SR off the shelf last night to give it another chance.....WHAT A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!! Right off the bat, it was hovering, no wondering, and no trim needed, and a true pleasure to fly now. The TX made all the difference..
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Is it just me, or does the transmitter make all the difference? I'll admit I'm somewhat of a noob to heli's, but when I was "trying " to fly my 120 SR with my old DX6i, it was an exercise in frustration...it just wouldn't fly as it should have and was wondering why it got all the raves it did. It was drifting all over, wouldn't hold a hover, just pain. It got put on the shelf for 6 months or so.

About a month ago, I got a heck of a deal on a DX7s at the LHS, and took it home. I noticed right off the bat my planes were flying better, more locked in than on the DX6i. I took the 120 SR off the shelf last night to give it another chance.....WHAT A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!! Right off the bat, it was hovering, no wondering, and no trim needed, and a true pleasure to fly now. The TX made all the difference..
The two TX's should fly with the same feel. I wonder if your settings in the DX6i somehow got inadvertantly changed?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 12:13 PM
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BD, they were suspicious... You must have looked like a huffer! were you wearing your pants down to your butt or something?

Thats HUFFER not BUFFER!! LOL
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:25 PM
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BD, they were suspicious... You must have looked like a huffer! were you wearing your pants down to your butt or something?

Thats HUFFER not BUFFER!! LOL
LOL! Say What?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Still waiting on all my parts to fix my Sr. I checked my account on the site and it is because two of them are whats called 'shadow stocked' and have to come from a different warehouse but I'm thinking they will get sent out tomorrow. The weather would have made it impossible to fly anyway.

Out of interest does the MCX2 keep people entertained for a while or do they quickly get bored and would it better just to go for a mSR. I just want something fun for indoors, but with a little spirit but not to frisky it will be bouncing off walls whilst waiting for good weather to fly my SR. I loved my old cheap 4 channels so I'm thinking it should be well up for the job, but its not cheap so I dont want to throw money away.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:41 PM
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It all depends on you idea of "fun." I like both and the mSRs for flying in the house. You can practice all your moves indoors like backward flying.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Out of interest does the MCX2 keep people entertained for a while or do they quickly get bored and would it better just to go for an mSR.
If you're flying an SR then I think you'd want an mCPX for indoors.
The mSR is fixed-pitch and the mCX2 is a coax. The mCX2 is great for total beginners. You can get it to rip around pretty well with high rates on the tx, especially if you mod. it to move the LiPo forward, but it's still a coax. Watch for the death dive when applying left aileron while flying fast forward ! lol
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Not to differ, but I was of your line of reasoning, FP vs coax. However, neither heli flies exactky like the SR120 and they both keep the mind/thumbs in practice while stuck indoors. I have just recently returned to coax to only realize that because you can't screw them up flying, they are great fun. I could quote Jack Nicholas on this. No, I don't know if he flies R/C, but he said in books to practice 1-foot putts to gain confidence for the long putt. Then, increase your distance and don't go any farther until you can putt them all in with one stroke. Coax are the 1-foot putt!!
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:24 PM
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I'm not sure Im ready for a collective pitch as I'm barely able to control my 120 as it is. It would be for just a bit of fun and I want to be able to use the basic remote that came with my 120 or can you use it with a cp?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Not to differ, but I was of your line of reasoning, FP vs coax. However, neither heli flies exactky like the SR120 and they both keep the mind/thumbs in practice while stuck indoors. I have just recently returned to coax to only realize that because you can't screw them up flying, they are great fun. I could quote Jack Nicholas on this. No, I don't know if he flies R/C, but he said in books to practice 1-foot putts to gain confidence for the long putt. Then, increase your distance and don't go any farther until you can putt them all in with one stroke. Coax are the 1-foot putt!!


Yeah that would of kind of been the point of it just to get a bit a confidence and hassle free flying. Plus it would be a good heli for the wife to play with if she can pry the radio off me. I will probably stick with the idea of the mSRx but not the cp.

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:17 PM
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IMHO, SR120Fan, if you're looking for something primarily for indoor relaxation, you should go with the coaxial. The mCPx is still too large, and head speed is scary high for indoor applications. Perhaps, it's just my low skill. Both the mSRx and mSR are small enough for indoor. However, they are fast. They are meant for outside, with room to stretch. Flying them indoor takes a lot of discipline. It's not relaxation.

If you're looking for a good heli for the wife, and from the sound of it, she's not a skilled pilot, I would recommend the mCX2. And since this is for indoor, and DSM is not a must, consider even the low cost IR toys.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Yeah that would of kind of been the point of it just to get a bit a confidence and hassle free flying. Plus it would be a good heli for the wife to play with if she can pry the radio off me. I will probably stick with the idea of the mSRx but not the cp.

thanks
I also think it depends on the amount of room you have indoors, and how hard you want to work at flying it. For me a coax would make more sense, if I had little room, or just wanted to relax and fly. An FP if you have a little more room and want to work at it a bit. I personally would get a coax, cause I allready have a FP in the 120SR, doesn't make much sense to almost duplicate it with a mSR, when I don't own a coax.

I HIGHLY recommend mastering the 120SR before moving up to CP to avoid disappointment.

A coax will be much easier for your wife to start out on.

And I don't think the TX that came with the 120 is a good idea for a CP heli.

Check your PM SR120 Fan.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 07:37 PM
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I had my MCX2 out today and ran the dogs into the bedroom with it. A very relaxed heli for indoors. I have an MSR and a 120 sr, neither of which I would try indoors. I tried a CP a couple years ago and it didn't go well. I think my skill level on helicopters tops out at FP. I am more a plane guy but go through periods where only a heli will satisfy. Take your time and work up to CP. Don't get too antsy to go that route as I did. It gets expensive real quick.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Yeah that would of kind of been the point of it just to get a bit a confidence and hassle free flying. Plus it would be a good heli for the wife to play with if she can pry the radio off me. I will probably stick with the idea of the mSRx but not the cp.

thanks
I got to tell you... I thought that the little Blade Scout would be so "beneath" me until I flew one!!! There is a dual rate and if you put it on high, it moves pretty well. I am also told (I have to do it) that you can hop it up to really scoot. This is why the CX helis are a lot of fun when indoor.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Great news tonight... My DX8 is on the way back and is already in Richmond (90 miles away). Woohoo!!!!! Can't wait. I thought I was going to have to start using the heli patch. Like the nicotine patch only it doesn't help!!!
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