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Old Jul 17, 2012, 08:34 PM
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HiSky FBL 100 Flybarless Mini 3D or Blade MCPX???

I own a blade MCPX and am thinking about buying a HiSky FBL 100 Flybarless Mini 3D. The main reason for this is that I am having a hard time getting my MCPX to fly well using my Futaba 9c with Spektrum module.

Anyone out there that has flown both of them that can give me a bit of advice?

With my MCPX if I am not very careful with my 3d transitions in idle up mode she spins around like crazy and I have to cut throttle. Even with the tail extension mod. Will the HiSky FBL 100 do this as well?

Which bird do you prefer between the two?

I'm not trying to make this a bashing thread so please lets not go there, I am looking for someone that has flown both helis and can give an honest comparison.

I have two options, buy a Spektrum 6 tx just for this little copter or buy the HiSky which comes with a TX.

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Old Jul 17, 2012, 09:45 PM
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I haven't flown the Hisky FBL100 but I know what you are talking about with the MCPx. Some of the earlier V1 boards were awful but the problem has been much reduced by the later V1 versions and also in the V2. The chances are that you will not see much difference with the DX6i. The only effective way to eliminate tail blowouts is to go brushless with your MCPx. The reason is that motor is powered directly from the battery and does not have to go through the board, therefore reducing the chance of the tail motor being cut off because of an over current draw by the main motor.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 05:09 PM
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zadaw is correct: Your radio is not causing the tail to shut down / blow out. That is caused by using too much collective pitch / poor collective management.

Using better (eg: non-Eflite) batteries will help. I like the Scorpion or Hyperion packs in my mCPX.

I haven't flown the Hisky clone, but I just wanted to post to say that you don't need a new heli or transmitter to fix the issue you report.

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