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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Got the FBL100 yesterday. I'm a little confused about the battery position. My mcp has the battery inserted from rear to front. The book with the FBL shows it being inserted from the front. That means every I change batteries I have to take the canopy off. Am I right?
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:04 PM
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no your wrong its exactly the same as the mcp
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:05 PM
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and to be clear why that's the way it is, the book also says to put on throttle hold before connecting lipo then fails to show or say in text which way is on/off
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:29 PM
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So making sure I understand...I should insert the battery from rear to front. The reason I ask is that the Hisky pics show it in place with the connector towards the front of the aircraft. Of all the helis I own, none of the little ones do this.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:39 PM
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the HiSky... hmm mine is Turnigy but the config after some searching looks to be the same, however on ours there's a wire to connect to lipo where as yours doesn't.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1589305

There's a picture on that thread shows on your model I'm wrong, yes it goes in from the front.. odd.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Mine is Turnigy as well from the SOB's @ HK. The big difference I see is that my BAT wires are soldered on the back side of the 3n1 board. Gonna try to fly it as you say. If the CG is effected I'll know fast enough. The thread on helifreak says that these tow are the same heli's. It also says that 90% of the parts are interchangeable with the MPX. I appreciate your input stonerscolony.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Check the photos above, I directly compared parts with the mcp and most are. The canopy holes for mounting are 3MM wider on mcp to FBL100 and tail rotor + motor are different, almost everything else is identical.
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Mine is Turnigy as well from the SOB's @ HK. The big difference I see is that my BAT wires are soldered on the back side of the 3n1 board. Gonna try to fly it as you say. If the CG is effected I'll know fast enough. The thread on helifreak says that these tow are the same heli's. It also says that 90% of the parts are interchangeable with the MPX. I appreciate your input stonerscolony.
Definitely not the same heli the FBL100 is much much more powerful.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 12:00 AM
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The battery slides in from the back on my FBL-100. - the same as the MCPX. The batteries are interchangeable with the MCPX

Also my FBL-100 has a more solid head with larger ball joints than the one on the MCPX that my flying buddy has so you couldn't interchange individual parts within the head (such as the linkages) although you could probably swap the entire head assembly with that of the MCPX if you needed to. The FBL-100 head looks much stronger.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 12:03 AM
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I agree papernkero the head is much stronger as is the tail rotor. However it's worth mentioning the FBL100 lipos have 100mAh more standard than the mcpx standards 300mAh vs 200mAh.

My friend seen my packs and is now ordering his own lol.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 04:21 AM
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Parts are now available at HobbyKing...
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 07:39 AM
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I also got a FBL100. Manual is quetionable and the transmitter likewise.
As an off the wall idea how about swaping the board for the mcpx board?
Would like to use a programmable transmitter.
What say all?
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 01:52 PM
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I wrote a review comparison you can find here:

http://www.fatedev.com/Forum?Do=Topi...CPX+comparison
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 02:30 PM
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@stonerscolony Points well taken. Still wonder if a programmable tx might
be somewhere in the pipeline. The word for the day is change and if you look at the various threads on FBL heli's the next month or two are going to be interesting.
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@stonerscolony Points well taken. Still wonder if a programmable tx might
be somewhere in the pipeline. The word for the day is change and if you look at the various threads on FBL heli's the next month or two are going to be interesting.
There is a programmable transmitter available that comes with a more expensive package.

http://www.hobbycool.com/hisky-fbl-1...ery-p-507.html

There will also soon be transmitter modules available.



I suppose you could try using the MCPx board. However, it is not clear whether the board can provide enough current to the motor which is reported to be 50% more powedrful than the MCPx motor.
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