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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:11 PM
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so those with a 130x and 300x what heli gets flown more and why?
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My 130X gets a lot more air-time than my 300X because I can just walk out onto my deck & fly the 130X in the backyard, while I have to fly the 300X in my open north yard. Plus, I have six TP 325 65c packs for the 130X that are designed for 12c charging, which means that I can easily fly it non-stop all day, if I wish. I'm still using old-tech 5c charge packs in the 300X - and I only have two of 'em. (However, I am about to fix that! )

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:23 PM
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dang helis are cool and for some reason I think I need another!
so either the 130x or 300x
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:04 AM
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In my opinion - those who still place a high priority on 'crashability' when choosing a heli are not ready for birds that are intended for advanced pilots & above - such as the 130X & 300X. (Says 'Experience Level: Advanced' right on the webpages.) Intermediate & advanced pilots choose their aircraft based on things like flight-qualities, intended purpose, scale appearance, etc. 'Crashability' is usually at the bottom of the list, if it is a consideration at all.

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This. A thousand times this...

I maybe misspoke before - I think the 130X is less fragile than full-house choppers, but it doesn't have the durability of the other micros. On the other hand, mine is still in one piece in spite of the vibration everybody is freaking out about. I'll let you know if it ever shakes apart from that but it hasn't yet.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:35 AM
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dang helis are cool and for some reason I think I need another!
so either the 130x or 300x
I fly the 130x more because is is easier, less intimidating and almost indestructible.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:35 PM
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I fly the 130x more because is is easier, less intimidating and almost indestructible.
Looks like the 130x may be my next heli
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:43 PM
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I love flying my 300X but, I fly my 130X. It's just about the perfect heli in my opinion. It has good flight characteristics, cheap to repair, and is perfect for the backyard or the field.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Looks like the 130x may be my next heli
I say go for it. You may may or may not have to to a bit of tweaking to get it flying smoothly, but even if you do, the bird flies so well that it is totally worth it! It flies exactly like the big birds, it handles moderate winds - yet you can wring it out in a gym or small yard, or take it to the field. And a wide variety of plug & play packs are available for it.

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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Absolutely dig my 300X. Once I sorted out the vibrations, it is just a blast to bomb around in the back yard.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:31 PM
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I fly the 130x more because is is easier, less intimidating and almost indestructible.
Except for the tail. The gearing is very fragile, especially the stock plastic A gear. I was flying my 130x at the field and landed in front of me in a section of more dirt than grass, it was very windy and the bird tilted just a hair to the right and the tail blades just TOUCHED a piece of raised sod barely, but that's all it took to completely strip the A gear. I had already bought the metal upgraded A gear knowing it would happen eventually, but glad I did after I saw how weak that was. Still a much less intimidating bird than the 300x though, I still don't have the nerves to do a lot with the 300x. NanoCPX is what I fly the most, BY FAR. I'll put 10 or so flights onto the nano, then take the mcpx and 130x up for a couple and maybe run a pack through the 300 just to keep the dust off...

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Love the feed back on this 130x vs 300x
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Except for the tail. The gearing is very fragile, especially the stock plastic A gear.
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This may be true. I've gone in TAIL FIRST and had to clean the dirt out of the tail box. Still flew after that. But I'm always ready on that throttle hold. My finger is always under that switch! It's never gone in with power. My buddy at the field even commented, "Wow, you're really quick with that switch!" and he's an expert heli guy. I think that's really key to crash survivability.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:36 AM
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I fly the 130x more because is is easier, less intimidating and almost indestructible.
The intimidation factor should go down with time. For me it has been combo of not knowing if it was going to be reliable (so far so good), The $$$ involved, and the rpm / sound. Not used to Heli's turning so many rpm and it sounds like a big helicopter. Kinda fly's like one in the respect that if you are conservative on the sticks, it seems to fly rather gentle, which I like.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Has anyone had the esc shutdown on them? i was hovering at about 2 feet and it lost all power. I was still at 4v on the battery.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:53 AM
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This may be true. I've gone in TAIL FIRST and had to clean the dirt out of the tail box. Still flew after that. But I'm always ready on that throttle hold. My finger is always under that switch! It's never gone in with power. My buddy at the field even commented, "Wow, you're really quick with that switch!" and he's an expert heli guy. I think that's really key to crash survivability.
+100!!

I do the same, and I have also piled her in tail-first at high speed a number of times with very little damage. I think that everyone should start out learning to use TH even on their FP trainers. It is far easier to get in the habit of using TH right away - rather than having to unlearn the bad habit of cutting the throttle in a crash after months or years of reinforcing the incorrect response.

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Has anyone had the esc shutdown on them? i was hovering at about 2 feet and it lost all power. I was still at 4v on the battery.
So, the entire heli shut down - including the rx & servos? Also - 4 volts would be about 5V below instant death for a 3s pack. LVC should have kicked in at 9V or higher. Did you mean 4V/cell?

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Has anyone had the esc shutdown on them? i was hovering at about 2 feet and it lost all power. I was still at 4v on the battery.
Yes, I've had a brown out with mine, but i cut some holes in the canopy and it seems to be fine now.
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