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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Well my Spin 8800KV motor got a few flights in today. It does have quite a bit more power and head speed. I still can't get the tick tocks like I can on the simulator though. I can make the sim heli climb on front to back and side to side tick tocks, but this is more like rainbows. The side ones aren't as bad, but still not there. Could it be because the servos are too slow?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:30 AM
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130x or BL MCPX...???

Which one do you all prefer as my next buy?
Having experienced both, 130x. Why so?

- more stable
- more power
- better aerobatic capability, flies as its on rails, mcpx-bl more mushy
- mcpx may be more durable in a crash, but 130x certainly ok, depends on the crash

Have just replaced c gear on 130x, otherwise standard, after 6 months. Have an annoying tail wag on mcpx-bl I can't get rid of, tried increasing and decreasing gain, some changes in tail response but wag remains. Have a wag on my 130x as well now after changing to ds35 tail servo, thinking of changing the tail box. Don't want to change back to linear servo at this stage. Wag on both only during hovering, disappears when flying around
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:50 AM
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I have the MCPx V2 and love it
I also have the 130X and love it, but love it more!!
feels like a much bigger heli than what it is
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:43 AM
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I have to chime in again. They really hit one out of the ball-park with the 130x. In addition to fantastic flying, it's really durable. Most recently, I went in nose-first into concrete. The canopy exploded, so that'll be another $15... but there was NO mechanical damage at all! (But you must hit TH!) Before that I shattered the tail boom. I simply wrapped it in dental floss and applied some CA. I kept the rotor turning while the CA hardened so the drive shaft wouldn't get stuck. And it flew fine after that!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Still debating on 130x or mcpx bl. SO many pros and cons.


I just don't want a high maintenance heli.

My 300x and 450x are soldiers. I have 100 flights between them and never have issues. Unless they hit the ground of course.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Still debating on 130x or mcpx bl. SO many pros and cons.


I just don't want a high maintenance heli.

My 300x and 450x are soldiers. I have 100 flights between them and never have issues. Unless they hit the ground of course.
Maybe you missed my post just above yours? My 130x is a soldier too, even if you hit the ground, and hard!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:56 PM
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130x vs mcpx v1,v2, or bl = 130x!!!!!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:36 PM
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I agree with Erkq 100%! The 130X is unquestionably the best-flying micro that's currently available, and it is by far the toughest driven-tail 3D heli ever produced. Sure, it requires a bit more preventative maintenance than a large belt-tail bird - but then that is to be expected on a micro with its higher head-speed and a gear-driven tail that spends its life at 20,000 RPM. The 130X flies so well and it is so versatile that any issue regarding maintenance is trival.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:15 PM
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I agree with Erkq 100%! The 130X is unquestionably the best-flying micro that's currently available, and it is by far the toughest driven-tail 3D heli ever produced. Sure, it requires a bit more preventative maintenance than a large belt-tail bird - but then that is to be expected on a micro with its higher head-speed and a gear-driven tail that spends its life at 20,000 RPM. The 130X flies so well and it is so versatile that any issue regarding maintenance is trival.

Joel

Hmmmm...

I think I'll go with the 130X then...!

However the recent sale on them with the included metal gear and extra battery from HH are making me nervous that they will discontinue this one soon???
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:22 PM
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No way will they discontinue this one. If they did it would be suicide.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:13 PM
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No way will they discontinue this one. If they did it would be suicide.
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Even if they bring out a v2, this current 130x deal is worth it. The new mcpx-bl sells for $229.99, and to me not a huge improvement on the mcpx, which was already very good as an initial cp experience, so expect a 130x v2 to be expensive. I ordered a 2nd 130x before this deal, and still think it worth it
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Hmmmm...

I think I'll go with the 130X then...!

However the recent sale on them with the included metal gear and extra battery from HH are making me nervous that they will discontinue this one soon???
Go for it! I get in more stick-time with the 130X than any heli I've ever owned. Never did get the hang of aerobatics with my mCPX V1 brushless. Within my first hour of flying the 130X, I was doing consistent flips & rolls, flying high-speed & low-speed figure-eights, and I had also done my first loop. I learned more in the first week of flying the 130X than I learned in a year of flying my mCPX & a year of chasing the horrible BSR around the parking lot before that.

As Garry mentioned - I doubt that this one will be discontinued anytime soon. Maybe a few upgrades here & there, but the basic heli itself is excellent. It's by far the best-flying micro out there today. Plus, it flies just like a 400, so everything you learn on it translates directly to larger birds (unlike the mCPX & nCPX). I use it as an outdoor sim for my 300X.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:34 PM
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I agree with Erkq 100%! The 130X is unquestionably the best-flying micro that's currently available, and it is by far the toughest driven-tail 3D heli ever produced. Sure, it requires a bit more preventative maintenance than a large belt-tail bird - but then that is to be expected on a micro with its higher head-speed and a gear-driven tail that spends its life at 20,000 RPM. The 130X flies so well and it is so versatile that any issue regarding maintenance is trival.

Joel
I agree with this completely. See... I knew you understood my point.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Hmmmm...

I think I'll go with the 130X then...!

However the recent sale on them with the included metal gear and extra battery from HH are making me nervous that they will discontinue this one soon???
do it
I'm loving mine and drooling over the 300x
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Well I just bought a 130x.

So I guess I made my decision between the 130 and the mcpx bl
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