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Old Apr 13, 2012, 10:49 PM
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check out this vid. sonat asked me to post it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65hgG3oT-9E
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Hey Sean, Sorry, I was excited about my MQX rescue and didn't read your post first.

That sucks that you are having problems with your's already. But I think that is really not typical of these. Maybe HH will help you out with a replacement or some new parts?
This is exactly why I want to buy mine from HH and not some other seller. HH will go waaaaaaay out of their way to please their customers. I have had them send me all kinds of replacement parts, like a brand new Rx AND a brand new 3-in-1 unit for my CX2 at NO cost. On another plane, I had a professional pilot maiden it to trim it out and in less than 30 seconds the elevator locked in the full down position, causing the plane to come straight down. I called HH, explained the situation, and they didn't hesitate to send me a whole new plane! I doubt they would do that if I had bought the plane from some other source.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 11:28 PM
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This is exactly why I want to buy mine from HH and not some other seller. HH will go waaaaaaay out of their way to please their customers. I have had them send me all kinds of replacement parts, like a brand new Rx AND a brand new 3-in-1 unit for my CX2 at NO cost. On another plane, I had a professional pilot maiden it to trim it out and in less than 30 seconds the elevator locked in the full down position, causing the plane to come straight down. I called HH, explained the situation, and they didn't hesitate to send me a whole new plane! I doubt they would do that if I had bought the plane from some other source.
Yea they will. All they ask for is documentation that you bought it new.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 01:27 AM
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I didn't get a receipt for mine. Uh OH. Should I get Nitro Hobbies to send me one?

Earlier today I flew my mQX and tonight while recharging the batteries I come across a crack in the body. Those things are flimsy. A little clear tape and put it in the box for future flying fun.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 01:41 AM
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The MQX is the easiest thing to fly other than an MCX. If you can fly an SR120 nose in then you more than ready for the MQX.
sometimes my old ,tired,uncoordinated thumbs have a hard time keeping up when I need to make some turns with my MQX.I've searched all thru this thread (all 4600 odd posts ) looking for a solution ,when it hit me to slave the rudder-yaw to the aileron-roll function.Has anyone else tried this?For me at least it works splendidly ...my only concern is ,...am I telling the bird to do something it wasnt designed to do ,and is there any possibilty I might somehow damage the board (programming) doing so.?
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 04:59 AM
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sometimes my old ,tired,uncoordinated thumbs have a hard time keeping up when I need to make some turns with my MQX.I've searched all thru this thread (all 4600 odd posts ) looking for a solution ,when it hit me to slave the rudder-yaw to the aileron-roll function.Has anyone else tried this?...
Somebody did in a somewhat recent post.
One potential complication that was mentioned: if you try to do an aileron roll/flip, it will now also automatically yaw.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Somebody did in a somewhat recent post.
One potential complication that was mentioned: if you try to do an aileron roll/flip, it will now also automatically yaw.
well...its assigned to the gear switch ,so turning it off for flips etc isnt a problem.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Yea they will. All they ask for is documentation that you bought it new.
Ron
Thank you for that information! I didn't know that. I'm learning a lot on this forum. I may stumble around a bit but I'm moving up the learning curve. I appreciate all the advice you guys have provided! And that includes every one of you.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 08:02 AM
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I've been active in the hobby since the late 60s, back when there was still some vacuum tube equipment floating around on the used market. These days, I cannot IMAGINE this hobby without the internet. We were so isolated before the 'net arrived.......

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Old Apr 14, 2012, 08:27 AM
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I've been active in the hobby since the late 60s, back when there was still some vacuum tube equipment floating around on the used market. These days, I cannot IMAGINE this hobby without the internet. We were so isolated before the 'net arrived.......

Paul
Boy, isn't that the truth! But we had RC magazines and we had each other. There were several of us Electrical Engineers that got interested in RC plane flying, not just from the company I worked for but also from some of the other tech companies in the area. In fact, my boss was one of the RC guys in our club! That made it a bit easier to leave work right at 5:00 p.m. and head out to an open field to fly!

Most of us were Ham Radio operators and we flew on the 6 meter ham band and built our own radios. But, WOW, has the technology changed since then! It's absolutely amazing what's available today!

BTW I still have a few MAN magazines from the early 60's. It's fun to look through the articles and the ads from those early days.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 08:28 AM
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I've been active in the hobby since the late 60s, back when there was still some vacuum tube equipment floating around on the used market. These days, I cannot IMAGINE this hobby without the internet. We were so isolated before the 'net arrived.......

Paul
even with the net that isolation still exists if you can't find concise organised information,instead of the hit/miss bits and pieces of info scattered thru out.Mind you ,I'm a pretty sharp cookie in my old age but it can be extremely frustrating trying to find some specific info w/o having to wade thru 1000's of posts/pages trying to find an answer to sometimes simple questions.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Thanks John & Kodak.

Looks like it will be a bit of a step up. Forgot to mention I am running a DX7 so I have programming to help out. I'm running the SR120 at 100% throws all the time and about 40% expo. I was running on 15% expo, but that was a bit of a problem when going nose in.

Mike
Bought one last night. Maidened this morning. Very cool little heli. Very easy to fly, I think it flies easier than my SR120! Very docile, I was surprised.

Now I used the settings from rchelicopterfun.com http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/blade-mqx.html which is a pretty high level of expo. I'm running a DX7 tx.

Thanks for the help guys. Glad I bought this little bugger!

Mike
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Bought one last night. Maidened this morning. Very cool little heli. Very easy to fly, I think it flies easier than my SR120! Very docile, I was surprised.

Now I used the settings from rchelicopterfun.com http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/blade-mqx.html which is a pretty high level of expo. I'm running a DX7 tx.

Thanks for the help guys. Glad I bought this little bugger!

Mike
His Expo is whey to high imo.

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Elevator: DR = 100% / Expo = +60%
Aileron: DR = 100% / Expo = +60%
Rudder: DR = 100% / Expo = +60%
Rudder Expo 60+ you need negative Expo on rudder or it turns far to slow

I have - 35 Expo on rudder + 35 Aileron/ Elevator
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 09:57 AM
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His Expo is whey to high imo.

The guy is like, a hundred years old. Many of his settings are borderline wrong, and mostly, he seems to prefer things wicked mushy, crippled to the point of barely flying. I admire all the work he does to keep people informed and provide a great resource, but I don't agree with very much of his specific advice concerning settings and setup. Crippling the helicopter does not make it fly better...
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:32 AM
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The guy is like, a hundred years old. Many of his settings are borderline wrong, and mostly, he seems to prefer things wicked mushy, crippled to the point of barely flying. I admire all the work he does to keep people informed and provide a great resource, but I don't agree with very much of his specific advice concerning settings and setup. Crippling the helicopter does not make it fly better...
Good post. These days there seems to be a tendency to dumb things down to the point that there is marginal control. People seem to forget that at least with the mQX, the settings do not affect the way the airframe flies at all. They just affect what the pilot has to do to make the airframe react. Setting lots of expo or reducing the "rates" just means that you have to move the sticks more to get the same reaction. In the process, you also lose the ability to react to extreme upsets.

I have helped several people lately who had (IMO) excessive expo and/or rates that were too low. When I programmed more appropriate (again, IMO) settings (and warned them to expect it to be more lively), they reported that they liked it a lot better and felt much more in control.

I have also handed my transmitter to several people with no heli or mQX experience at all and they were able keep it under control. My rates are set at 150%, with maybe 20-30 percent expo. The only coaching that was required was (sometimes) to remind them to use smaller stick movements... and off they went. I handed it to a robotics professor a couple weeks ago who had never flown an RC aircraft of any sort, and was amazed when he flew it quite successfully. Still with my rates at 150%.

My experience has been that people seem to adjust to the amount of stick movement required fairly quickly. It takes longer to adjust to control delay like you find with the DX4e.

Paul
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