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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Got the new endless evolution canopy with lights in today. It looks like it's going to be awesome! I will document it and get pics up soon.
I ended up getting one too. The LED lights are pretty bright and work ok during the day. I had a crash with it though and it seemed to crack fairly easily compared to the stock canopy....
Anyway, I still had a ton of fun flying it at dusk w/ the lights!!
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We should have a little competition as to who can find or mold the nicest cheepest canopy..or even the best decor for the soda bottle type...

show us your canopies....

as usuall its been done Ive been searching and there are loads of good ones... search google images or paper canopies..
Old pill bottle...

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 04:02 PM
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I ended up getting one too. The LED lights are pretty bright and work ok during the day. I had a crash with it though and it seemed to crack fairly easily compared to the stock canopy....
Anyway, I still had a ton of fun flying it at dusk w/ the lights!!
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Old pill bottle...

Why not take this conversation over to the RC Groups Thread already started and dedicated to it........... MQX Alternate bodies and mods There's already over 300 posts there. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1589171&pp=100
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Hey thanks. I never saw this before. Not sure how I missed it.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Some pics of my Endless Evolution Canopy completed.

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:40 AM
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winter winds are coming and I want to know if MQX can handle strong wind, as my area is always gusty.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:40 AM
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winter winds are coming and I want to know if MQX can handle strong wind, as my area is always gusty.
I am in central Wisconsin and winter seems to take up more than half of the year here. In my post #5164 in this thread I link to a YouTube video of my mQX flying in a bit of a breeze with snow still on the ground. I would say that the mQX handles wind better than most small planes or helicopters. It is small and light though, so there will be some limits on what it can handle. It just isn't fun at anything over about 15 miles per hour, even though the AS3X computer/gyro system does an excellent job at trying to fend off the effects of wind.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:55 AM
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winter winds are coming and I want to know if MQX can handle strong wind, as my area is always gusty.
The mQX can fly in any wind that an airplane can handle. Often more. Basically, it can handle wind velocities up to the maximum forward speed it is capable of. As long as you avoid getting close to full throttle, the stabilization system works great. Remember, though, that the stabilization system only holds attitude, not altitude or position. Those will change with the wind velocity.

I flew mine last weekend in winds of 12 gusting to 20+ (some reports had gusts to 30 that day). As an indication, the several flips I tried that day ended up 20 feet behind the flight line due to wind. Most airplanes (including my Super Cub 25e) were grounded by the higher gusts but my mQX handled them just fine, with a little pilot input. Note in the photo how my hair is being blown



I do have to say that there were a couple gusts that exceeded its forward speed capability. At that point, I had to tilt it so far forward that there wasn't enough lift to keep it up. But it was remarkable how well it handled the wind.

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That's for the input on handling handling, this helps in deciding to go with MQX. Can you guys share your D/R expo settings and do you setup for Airplane or Heli mode (throttle curves)?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Setup in airplane mode. No need for throttle curves. If you're flying outside low rates try 70% and high rates 100%. If you feel it's too much drop your low rates lower to get used to it. Expo is personal preference but 20% is a good point to try out. I would always keep rudder at 100% on high and low rates as its not overly sensitive and I've found it can help you get out of situations better while putting it on lower percentage rates really slows down its ability to turn away from something if you are wanting to get away from it. Whether it be a tree, wall, fence etc.
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That's for the input on handling handling, this helps in deciding to go with MQX. Can you guys share your D/R expo settings and do you setup for Airplane or Heli mode (throttle curves)?
I use 150% servo throw on aileron, elevator and rudder with no dual rate switches programmed.... it is 150% all the time. I do use 10% expo on aileron and elevator just to make precision hovering in calm conditions a bit easier while retaining full control authority all the time.

And remember that the transmitter programming does not affect how the mQX flies at all. It just tailors the stick response to your tastes.

I know many people get real involved programming specific values for expo and "dual rates". Myself, I am not a fan of dual rates in general for any of my aircraft (heli or airplane). I program the rate I need for aggressive flying and then simply get used to it without worrying about manipulating switches. If needed, I add a bit of expo to tame the center stick area but I never use dual rates. I have handed my transmitter (with 150% aileron and elevator throws) to rank beginners and they have been able to fly my mQX after a couple seconds while they get used to the sensitive controls. Life is simpler without worrying about throwing switches

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Setup in airplane mode. No need for throttle curves. If you're flying outside low rates try 70% and high rates 100%. If you feel it's too much drop your low rates lower to get used to it. Expo is personal preference but 20% is a good point to try out. I would always keep rudder at 100% on high and low rates as its not overly sensitive and I've found it can help you get out of situations better while putting it on lower percentage rates really slows down its ability to turn away from something if you are wanting to get away from it. Whether it be a tree, wall, fence etc.
I'll leave it at 100%, fly all my cp heli that way also. What is the rudder on Quad?
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