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Old Oct 14, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Mcpx 2 vs nano cpx vs 130x

Please tell me the differences and which one holds the tail better.(in other words flies like a bigger heli).
It would help if you have flown all of these, but all help is appriciated.
Also which one is the best to learn 3d.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 08:57 PM
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What is the power difference too.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:32 PM
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I have both and 130X flies similar to 450X. MCPX is best to learn on as it is more durable.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:39 PM
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I thought the nano was more durable?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 10:49 PM
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I have owned multiples of all three (stock and brushless upgrades) and here are my views on each.

I believe the nano hands down the most durable and is a real life sim. It has decent power stock to do mellow tic tocs and piroflips. Seems way more people feel confident to fly this heli inside. In its stock form it doesnt bog near like the mcpx and its tail doesnt not blow out unless you have vibes somewhere. The nano is the most sensitive to control input of all three helis.

mcpx is a great heli but lacks power stock to do performance 3d. Though out of the box it can do nice rainbows and mellow 3d if you have good collective management. Brushless it is an amazing heli but a little too large for most to fly comfortably inside a home. But the conversion increases tail performance and gives more power for decent 3d.

130x is a great outdoor heli yet few feel ok to flip it in their homes and offices too, however most will not want to try. It has the most power out of the box for 3d maneuvers and I can do fairly decent tic tocs out of the box. The tail holds very well although some have complained that they have issues with vibrations. I still felt the need for even more power so I just put an hp08s in one of mine. The 130x out of all three flys like a bigger heli.

IMHO the best for learning 3d is hands down the nano
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 12:11 AM
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I thought the nano was more durable?
Sorry, my mistake. Yes! Nano is more durable than mCPX. Indoor heli sums it up well.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm into getting the nano for durability and being so small
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 02:51 PM
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I have owned multiples of all three (stock and brushless upgrades) and here are my views on each.

I believe the nano hands down the most durable and is a real life sim. It has decent power stock to do mellow tic tocs and piroflips. Seems way more people feel confident to fly this heli inside. In its stock form it doesnt bog near like the mcpx and its tail doesnt not blow out unless you have vibes somewhere. The nano is the most sensitive to control input of all three helis.

mcpx is a great heli but lacks power stock to do performance 3d. Though out of the box it can do nice rainbows and mellow 3d if you have good collective management. Brushless it is an amazing heli but a little too large for most to fly comfortably inside a home. But the conversion increases tail performance and gives more power for decent 3d.






130x is a great outdoor heli yet few feel ok to flip it in their homes and offices too, however most will not want to try. It has the most power out of the box for 3d maneuvers and I can do fairly decent tic tocs out of the box. The tail holds very well although some have complained that they have issues with vibrations. I still felt the need for even more power so I just put an hp08s in one of mine. The 130x out of all three flys like a bigger heli.

IMHO the best for learning 3d is hands down the nano
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nice quick review, would be interested to know where the V120D02S fits in your view ? I'm sure you have one ...LOL
flies ok for me but seem to lack power also ...
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:42 PM
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nice quick review, would be interested to know where the V120D02S fits in your view ? I'm sure you have one ...LOL
flies ok for me but seem to lack power also ...
Haha
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:09 PM
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nice quick review, would be interested to know where the V120D02S fits in your view ? I'm sure you have one ...LOL
flies ok for me but seem to lack power also ...
Actually I dont think the 130x lacks power per se, more I just wanted more

I dont have any 120d02s'........anymore I did have a few of the v1's pretty much as soon as they came out up until about a month ago. IMHO they are a good heli but have a few minor issues for advanced flying. For scale and basic flipping and such you really cant go wrong. The thing that annoyed me the most was the un-needed gyro corrections that it would give while doing certain maneuvers like tight tick tocs and flips. For the first while I didnt notice it as much since i just couldnt fly as well, but after a while it became more and more apparent on all my 120s. I never felt 100% comfortable doing mellow flipping with my 120s in my living room due to the gyro corrections. Still even with the issue for the price they are now it is a good deal. Though my first one cost around the same price as my 130x.

The other small issues with the 120 is power, tail servo rod and servos. You definitely have to upgrade the 120 to something else for more pop. Though even when you do you cant expect it to ever be a 3d machine. If you want that you need to get another heli and if sticking with Walkera something like a miniCP. The servos were always the weak part for most on a crash but myself instead of modding my servo arms I just kept the shaft collar loose. The servo rod really needs to be flipped and put underneath the boom if you crash or land hard often.

The mincp's are a great little heli with a solid gyro and good out of the box power to weight - I had lots of fun with mine and it would hover inverted right about the ground with almost no effort, so IMHO it is a good 3d trainer too just not as durable as a nano
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Just interested whether you can recommend the Nano CPX as the first CP.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Nano cpx is worth every penny, its a little beast straight out the box stock.

Heres me beating the snot out of my nano cpx..

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:49 AM
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My micro fleet (under 450):

two Nano CPX
MiniCP BL
New V120D02S
V120D02S
two 130X
300X

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mQX

I recently sold my mCPX and mCPX v2 to my club fellows.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Just interested whether you can recommend the Nano CPX as the first CP.
Absolutely it is my current favorite indoor heli and I would not hesitate to recommend this as a first cp.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:24 PM
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My micro fleet (under 450):

two Nano CPX
MiniCP BL
New V120D02S
V120D02S
two 130X
300X

QR Scorpion
mQX

I recently sold my mCPX and mCPX v2 to my club fellows.
Dang you got a lot of helis. Which one is your favorite?
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