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Old Apr 13, 2011, 06:12 PM
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New Product
BlitzRCWorks Giant MX2

Just thought I would start something on this new plane. Its also the starmax giant mx2. It seem like a great price even from banannahobby. I have ordered one and will let you guys know how it turns out.

http://www.bananahobby.com/2156.html

Just some things to note from the pictures and info

it has a 3 blade 12x9 prop wich is kinda wierd but cool looking. No doubt a 2 blade is better for performance.
It says the servos are only 9gram so I am thinking I will swap out the elevator and rudder for some larger hobbyking metal gear servos.
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Well...

At least it isn't advertised as beginner friendly..

Also, tail wheels often have springs to dampen the shock from sudden jerks on the wheel. Definitely can keep from stripping a servo. Oh, and 9g for a 74oz aerobatic/3D airplane? No fricken way. You'll need something more like HS82MG's or HS225's.
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 09:07 PM
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Wow! Nice paint job on it. How does the wing loading look? 50 g/dm squared doesn't mean much to me.
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Wow, nice looking plane at a great price. Sure would like to see some video and a flight report, but I'm tempted to pull the trigger on this one without them.
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Just ordered one..
Could NOT pass up that price even AFTER installing new HiTec servos !!!
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 05:01 AM
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Anyone know if there are any vids out there on this? I could only find one one on YouTube. I know the banana hobby guys did one of the st mx2 wonder if they are gonna post one. Plane does look awesome !!


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Old Apr 16, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Just ordered one..
Could NOT pass up that price even AFTER installing new HiTec servos !!!
I agree. Its a good price even if we have to change a few things. Large full fuse foam planes are not very common in this price range. I was going to get an eflite carbon z yak for $299 and from what I have read everyone is having to replace the servos! Its also a lot smaller.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 10:30 AM
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I agree. Its a good price even if we have to change a few things. Large full fuse foam planes are not very common in this price range. I was going to get an eflite carbon z yak for $299 and from what I have read everyone is having to replace the servos! Its also a lot smaller.
Hi Bigwood,

Do Not bother with the CZ Yak as I have had to replace ALL the servos
with Hi Tec 82mgs and the motor mount and prop...
So the $300.00 turns into a $425.00 + Plug and Play and alot of work
After ALL of this, it IS NOT a good 3D plane if that is what ypur are looking for..
Walt
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Hi Bigwood,

Do Not bother with the CZ Yak as I have had to replace ALL the servos
with Hi Tec 82mgs and the motor mount and prop...
So the $300.00 turns into a $425.00 + Plug and Play and alot of work
After ALL of this, it IS NOT a good 3D plane if that is what ypur are looking for..
Walt
Yea I was reading about all the problem people are having with it. And for the price it should come perfect. I was going to get that plane but now I am trying this one out.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Mine arrived last night and initial impressions were good. The EPO construction is strong and the servos are definitely bigger/more powerful than regular 9G's. The motor is big and has a ton of pull. I like the unique 3-blade prop and the overall scale of the plane is very good. Colors are a bit flamboyant for my taste, but this thing should stand out in the sky!

Bad- The tailwheel design is interesting, but quite confusing and the instructions don't illuminate much there. Also, the rudder hinges are terrible. I'll be replacing those with some Robarts. My ESC arrived only 2/3 plugged in, so I had to remove the cowl to get everything hooked up properly - This is where I learned just how awful the paint is... It will flake if you speak to it harshly. I was gentle as a lamb while removing and replacing the cowl, but it now looks as if I hacked it open with a chainsaw.

The screw attachments for everything are very convenient, but with only one screw for each wing I have some doubts about it's ability to hold up. The instructions do say to epoxy everything in place if you plan to "fly crazy". Aren't aerobatic airframes designed to "fly crazy?"

Winds will likely be out of limits out here for some time to come, but I'll be sure to update once I get this thing flight ready/airborne.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Do you think there is any saving the paint job from comming off, like a thin clear spray of enamel?

It would be nice to get a bit less shipping price than the $30 they charge - anyone know a coupon code?

thanks
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 12:52 PM
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My MX2

Unboxed and built my new foamie, a BlitzRCWorks MX2 Pro Aerobatic! Looking forward to her maiden if the wind ever dies down!

http://pretorian435.blogspot.com/201...2-unboxed.html

http://pretorian435.blogspot.com/2011/04/mx2-build.html
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Nice job on that.

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Unboxed and built my new foamie, a BlitzRCWorks MX2 Pro Aerobatic! Looking forward to her maiden if the wind ever dies down!

http://pretorian435.blogspot.com/201...2-unboxed.html

http://pretorian435.blogspot.com/2011/04/mx2-build.html
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Does anybody else think that the battery may actually go in the forward section closest to the motor? It seems like a natural cutout at the rear, but that seems a little on the small side for a 3000mah batt, and creates a nasty tail-heavy CoG.

Other sites that are selling this model overseas suggest a 2200 4S, so maybe that would work there. I'm contemplating flying it with a 2200 in the forward cavity, secured with velcro. Any opinions? Photos are scarce right now....
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 07:39 PM
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No, you can't tell from the pics, but thats where the front tab for the canopy. You might be able to squeeze it up between were I put my reciever, but you'll need to cut foam. It looks like its designed for the battery to go just in front of the servos. A 2200 would fit there I think. I'm flying 3300s because I can also use them in my 500 size heli. Even with it pushed forward the MX2 is way tail heavy. I haven't solved that problem yet but I may have to really get the battery even more forward. I may have to try to get that damn cowl off to see what's up there. Tomorrow I'll post a pic with my 4S 3300 in place for scale.

@creapyd: thanks!
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