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Old Sep 26, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Hi Guys,

Quick question for those who have used the MCP X and the Nano CP X...

How much different does the Nano CP X handle compared to the MCP x? (What I'm trying to establish is whether or not the Nano is suitable for house / lounge room flying for the basic pilot).

I've flown the MSR indoors fine, but my MCP x scares the heck out of me - and I require more room than my back yard - let alone my living room! So I was wondering if the Nano CP x is a lot more tame (ie closer to a MSR), or whether it is very similar to the MCP x when it comes to speed, agility, and room requirements?

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Adza
I fly both. I'm not a skilled pilot by any means, so take that in consideration:
1. The Nano is NOT more tame than the MCPx. If anything, because it is lighter, it might even be more responsive (twitchier).
2. It is much lighter, so it responds instantly to input with very little momentum, which may be taken as more "tame". It doesn't get away from me as the MCPx still does from time to time.
3. Because it's lighter and smaller, I have no issues flying indoors, taking off in the kitchen, landing on the sofa or coffee table, stuff like that. It also won't ding furniture or drywall the way the MCPx does.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Wished I would have know that yesterday. I did pick up a couple of mcpx tail rotor blades. It nice they used some existing parts from other heils. Need to get some new batteries as most of mine are old and are showing their age. God, I really love this bird. It is so much fun and who would have thunk it is mostly glued together! lol

Bob
I like it more than the mCPX. I have been flying it very gently for fear of damaging a part that's unavailable at the moment such as the feathering shaft.

Jim
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:16 AM
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My first impression is that it flies great but needs a little more power. Hopefully, when the batteries and motor break-in, the power will go up.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:30 AM
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The MSRx landing gear won't fit the Nano. The MSR will fit it and is the same. The MCPx is a little longer in between posts so has to have a mod so it will fit. I tried all these landing gears on my nano so only the MSR is the same. I don't know about the other smaller one but they use the main gear from it. The MSRx Tail assy is about the same as the nano may be just slightly shorter. Hyperion 160 and 130 batteries both fit and work fine. Little less time on the 130 may be 30 seconds then the EF 150's .
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Has anyone tried using the 300mah batteries from the mCPX? All you would to do is make an adapter.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:18 AM
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HAhhhaaaaahaaaaa...LOL... I was finally able to flip a helicopter and keep flying!! My mCPx would blow the tail out and do the pirouette of death to the ground. I flew this morning, no wind, and I was able to flip it, get it under control and keep flying! IT was SOOOOOO kewl!!! I flipped it a few more times...so far so good. I've only had a few long grass 'crashes' so ahl iz whel!!! LOVE this bird!!!
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Wanted to join in...I LOVE this little heli! I have wrecked it over 10 times now, even forgetting to hit throttle hold...and this little guy is darn near indestructible. I do wish it had more power, but I'm sure that's more this pilot's technique as the videos seem to show it having plenty of power.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:25 AM
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The MSRx landing gear won't fit the Nano.
Strange, as the BLH3204 part for the landing gear is listed in the Nano parts list on Horizon's website. However, I'm very certain it also said nCPX yesterday, but now only the mSRX is listed.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:45 AM
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I have noticed that to get much lift, the stick is almost topped out...how do I get more lift? I programmed the radio from the manual...I also lengthened the servo to swash links by 2 turns, and that helped a bit...
Any thoughts?
Thnx
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:46 AM
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I like it more than the mCPX. I have been flying it very gently for fear of damaging a part that's unavailable at the moment such as the feathering shaft.

Jim
I flew eight flights early this morning. Broke the landing gear but still flies with it broken. The main gear came off about half a dozen times. I fly 100% D/r with no expo and I have to be careful because this thing is quick. I tried some flips but didn't succeed because I was too heavy on the collective. This thing has taken so many hard hits and just keeps going. Not bad for a glued together bird. lol

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:14 AM
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I have noticed that to get much lift, the stick is almost topped out...how do I get more lift? I programmed the radio from the manual...I also lengthened the servo to swash links by 2 turns, and that helped a bit...
Any thoughts?
Thnx
Put your radio in throttle hold. Then, move your left stick to 50%. Check to see if the blade grips are level with each other. This would be your neutral pictch position. If they aren't neutral then adjust your swash links accordingly.

You want max pitch when your left stick is all the way up.

If your mechanical setup is off then your radio won't solve the issue. On the 130x there is actually a line on each blade grip to help you ensure that the blade pitch is calibrated appropriately. If the two lines hit each other at mid stick then you know it's right.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:21 AM
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I tried some flips but didn't succeed because I was too heavy on the collective.
Did the tail blow out?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Well, i joined the club - got the BNF. Flew silky smooth right out of the box! Im not good enough to 3d in the living room, but once i get my first indoor flip under my belt, look out!
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:27 AM
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If your mechanical setup is off then your radio won't solve the issue. On the 130x there is actually a line on each blade grip to help you ensure that the blade pitch is calibrated appropriately. If the two lines hit each other at mid stick then you know it's right.
You can also fold both blades back and adjust until the are both level.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:35 AM
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is this faster than Mini CP?
As far as reaction...yes way faster. I rarely used expo on my mini's

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Really liking the durability of my nano! It seems to bog pretty bad when inverted though, to much negative collective? I did manage to flip it yesterday but it took almost a 4 foot diameter circle to complete it and I made sure I had some altitude before I did it since I didn't want to pound it in, I'm a bit new to 3D.
If it is bogging your motor might need breaking in or you might have too much pos or neg..check your center pitch

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I like it more than the mCPX. I have been flying it very gently for fear of damaging a part that's unavailable at the moment such as the feathering shaft.

Jim
I think i have found a replacement feathering shaft..I HOPE it will work but i just got the idea last night and havent checked yet. Ill let you know if it works.
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I have noticed that to get much lift, the stick is almost topped out...how do I get more lift? I programmed the radio from the manual...I also lengthened the servo to swash links by 2 turns, and that helped a bit...
Any thoughts?
Thnx
mechanical setup, either pitch or your main shaft has vertical play
Mcpx 0 pitch setup (4 min 42 sec)

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I flew eight flights early this morning. Broke the landing gear but still flies with it broken. The main gear came off about half a dozen times. I fly 100% D/r with no expo and I have to be careful because this thing is quick. I tried some flips but didn't succeed because I was too heavy on the collective. This thing has taken so many hard hits and just keeps going. Not bad for a glued together bird. lol

Bob
Hot glue works wonders. But i just checked my msr gear is exactly the same as the nano's

I cant fly this thing inside without expo at 100%..you must have fast fingers
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