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Old Sep 11, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Blade MCX 2 general discussion, mods, DX6i settings + more

Welcome!!

I'm in love with my MCX 2, and just want to know your thoughts, modifications and DX6i settings for this wonderful piece of machienery.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 05:11 PM
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If you are flying with the RTF stock TX you dont know what you're missing out on!!!

I recently purchased a DX6i and its the best thing I have ever done

Here are my settings, which transorfmed my MCX 2 into a whole nother BEAST



Set up List


Model Type-heli
reverse-N(all of them)
Swash Type-90*1 servo
D/R Combi-D/R SW: ELEV

Adjust List


D/R & EXPO
Be sure Elev D/R switch is in the 0 position to enter the first set of numbers.
AILE 0 75% +20%
ELEV 0 75% +20%
RUD 0 75% +20%
Now flip the Elev D/R switch to 1 to enter the next set of numbers
AILE 1 100% -5%
ELEV 1 100% -5%
RUDD 1 100% -5%

GYRO
RATE SW-GYRO
0: 0.0%
1: <100.0%

Throttle CUR
NORM +POS L 0.0%
pos 2 30.0%
pos 3 45.0%
pos 4 60.0%
pos H 75.0%
STUNT pos L 0.0%
pos 2 40.0%
pos 3 60.0%
pos 4 80.0%
pos H 100.0%
HOLD -0.0%

Travel ADJ
THRO 100% - 100%
AILE 110% - 110%
ELEV 120% - 120%
RUDD 125% - 125%
GYRO 100% - 100%
PITC 100% - 100%

MIX 1
INH
MIX 2
INH


Instructions


Keep all your switches to 0 to start with.

If you flip the GEAR/F mode button to 1 you will have a more aggressive throttle curve.

The ELEV D/R switch will control the sensitivity of the sticks, like a high/low rate.

Also if you flip the gyro switch to 1 it will transform your Heli into an extreme beast, capable of new aerobatic stunts and maneuvers.

To have more or less sensitive I toggle between 0 and 1 with the ELEV D/R switch.

For a less aggressive throttle keep the GEAR/F MODE switch to 0. After you turn on your radio you can switch the GEAR/F MODE to the 1 position. When you turn off your radio then when you go to turn it on again it will beep until you put the GEAR/F MODE switch back to 0.


!!!!!ENJOY!!!!!


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Old Sep 12, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Let me assure you that I have tested Travel ADJ settings to ensure that they wont max out the servos.

ELEV - At 120%, allows approx an extra 5mm of throw before it maxes out.

If you have the MCX Tandem dial in 125% as it only speeds up or slows down the motors. (as Jim Booker would say) "That thing" rockets along with these settings.


AILE - At 110%, allows approx an extra 6mm of throw before it maxes out.

RUDD - dosen't matter as it is only slowing down and speeding up the motors, dial in 125% with these, and watch your MCX 2 pirouette like crazy. with the Carbon Fibre Tail Boom (CFTB) its a blur.

Also everyone to their own when it comes to their switches. I like to start off with it on the softer settings, then flick 'em down for some "hardcore coaxial flying" (Bahahahahaha)
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Do these settings work for the original Mcx???


I have had one for a long time but now want to bind it to my Dx7.

I am hoping to get better response with a programmable transmitter.
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Old Sep 20, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Do these settings work for the original Mcx???


I have had one for a long time but now want to bind it to my Dx7.

I am hoping to get better response with a programmable transmitter.
Sure, they will work for the mCX, mCX2, mCX Tandem.

Also I believe they should work for the mSR, but I havent tried it cause I dont own one; YET!!
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Old Sep 20, 2011, 02:49 PM
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CNC Aluminium MCX2 Main Frame and Swashplate + Straight Servo linkages

All up the added weight is less than 1 gram. While these upgrades havent noticabley improved the performance (except for the linkages), they have improved the durability, and the main frame works as a great heat sink, the motors bearly get warm now, improving the longevity of the motors. Plus the aluminium looks great.
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Old Sep 20, 2011, 03:05 PM
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mCX2 front mounted battery mod

Again this mod wont dramatically improve your performance, I just think it is more asthetically pleasing
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Old Sep 20, 2011, 10:24 PM
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I had to take my canopy off and do some wire re-routing because the white battery wire wanted to rub the gears. I zip -tied them to one of teh motors, but now wonder if the motor might get hot enough to cause a problem. The reverse battery is interesting.
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 01:13 AM
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I had to take my canopy off and do some wire re-routing because the white battery wire wanted to rub the gears. I zip -tied them to one of teh motors, but now wonder if the motor might get hot enough to cause a problem. The reverse battery is interesting.
This is another reason why I opted for my battery orientation. With the aluminium main frame there is little to no room between the motors, and I didnt want to jam the wires between them.
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 01:27 AM
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Love my MCX2. Bound it to my LP5DSM radio!
Makes it even better.

Oh ya, I'm a newbe only been flying about 2 weeks.
Love the site learnig somthing new every day.
Nice mod above!
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 09:31 PM
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It's hard to beat the MCX2 for relaxing flying inside the house, particularly if you are new to helis.
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 04:32 AM
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Front Canopy Light Mod

Since I prefer the pod and boom set-up, and didnt want to abandon my navigation lights, I mounted the lights (minus the big red one) in the front canopy.

Stay Tuned

Next week I will be adding more Aluminium parts

And a spycam mod
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 05:11 AM
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It's hard to beat the MCX2 for relaxing flying inside the house, particularly if you are new to helis.
Its not always relaxing though, and I am not particularly new to helis, but Ive always had coaxcial helis.

I like to throw it off balance then zoom accross the room and try to catch it before it hits a wall.

Also its fun to fly in fff then do a 180 and continue in reverse, or 360's in fff.

And flying in tight circles (forwards or backwards) then adding some rudder is always fun, especially with my DX6i settings.

Im getting bored with spot landings now, I can land on an area smaller than a CD, more specifically the lid of my tobacco tub (Pall Mall Red 140g in Germany)
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Its not always relaxing though, and I am not particularly new to helis, but Ive always had coaxcial helis.

I like to throw it off balance then zoom accross the room and try to catch it before it hits a wall.

Also its fun to fly in fff then do a 180 and continue in reverse, or 360's in fff.

And flying in tight circles (forwards or backwards) then adding some rudder is always fun, especially with my DX6i settings.

Im getting bored with spot landings now, I can land on an area smaller than a CD, more specifically the lid of my tobacco tub (Pall Mall Red 140g in Germany)
You're a sick man!!
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You're a sick man!!
Thank you, compliment taken
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