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Old Jun 28, 2012, 12:20 PM
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These are some excellent DX6i settings for the mcX2 but will work on the mcX as well. I tweaked the ELE with the DR switch down to -15% for more swash throw (i have the msr swash mod) and I also throw the "Flap/Gyro" switch down for crazy azz piros.
Right here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1504277

Thanks Valiant for those numbers

Mike.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:42 PM
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These are some excellent DX6i settings for the mcX2 but will work on the mcX as well. I tweaked the ELE with the DR switch down to -15% for more swash throw (i have the msr swash mod) and I also throw the "Flap/Gyro" switch down for crazy azz piros.
Right here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1504277

Thanks Valiant for those numbers

Mike.
Guys - Thanks a lot for the feedback & suggestions. This was a total noob type mistake I left the Ail & Ele servos reversed on the TX when I bound it to the mCX, guess I never really noticed that was how the Radian was set up. Pretty embarrassing really I've only flown the Radian 3 times since I got it but should have caught that myself. Thinking this was some weird heli issue...

You are correct that there was little difference in controlling the Mcx with the DX5e. I've set up some challenges in the basement to try to hone my flying skills but even at low rates I'm having trouble rescuing my little guy from the burning building

The DX6i is already on my Amazon wish list & will be coming soon so I'll be trying settings on the new TX that hopefully will give me a finer level of control.

Thanks!
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 10:15 PM
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I would love to give my old MCX a new look. does anyone know if the V911 canopies and tails would fit our MCX model?
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Probably not without drilling some new holes but I haven't checked... However, if you had to do that, it would be easy enough to do by hand. Either get a pin vice or just twist a drill bit in your fingers. I've fit a Nine Eagles Draco canopy on a MCX/MCX2 mainframe. I just had to drill 2 new holes. That canopy comes in blue or orange. Check out my blog for my MCX2 mods so you can see what it looks like.

As an alternative, you could also look at paper canopies. If you google for it, you'll find patterns that you can modify and print out.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Bought my 11yr old son a mcx today and it a GEAT little heli . Thought I had bought junk but found out money well spent for sure . Got 4 cycles on 3 new lipos just today lolo!!! He's almost got it down , I'd say by this time next week he's going to be asking for something better ??? Have no clue what but I guess I better start looking lol. He's very happy and I'm happy for him. It's his 1st heli and my 1st experience with helis . So maybe a upgrade for now a d then in a few weeks a new heli . I'll check what you guys have been doing for upgrades and go from there . Any recommendations would be great for upgrades and Maybe take a FEW !! Steeps up for the next heli ???
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 07:53 AM
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Bought my 11yr old son a mcx today and it a GEAT little heli . Thought I had bought junk but found out money well spent for sure . Got 4 cycles on 3 new lipos just today lolo!!! He's almost got it down , I'd say by this time next week he's going to be asking for something better ??? Have no clue what but I guess I better start looking lol. He's very happy and I'm happy for him. It's his 1st heli and my 1st experience with helis . So maybe a upgrade for now a d then in a few weeks a new heli . I'll check what you guys have been doing for upgrades and go from there . Any recommendations would be great for upgrades and Maybe take a FEW !! Steeps up for the next heli ???
Depending on where you live, the season for outdoor flying is almost over. Heli's don't take too kindly to wind. Palm size heli's are great for indoor flying. DO NOT fly anything bigger than that in the house or you'll be buying new furniture and accessories in a hurry.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:14 PM
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I wouldn't be so quick to upgrade or get a new heli just yet. I think you'd be better off getting another MCX (or a MCX2!) and flying *with* him. You can learn a lot from watching others and then you'll have good fun for a few months. When it starts to get boring, go check out a V911 fixed-pitch helicopter. It's a lot faster and more challenging but it's sort of the "next step" from a coaxial like the MCX.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 10:30 AM
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I can't find too much info on the MicroHeli Aluminum Frame for the MCX on this thread. I think my "original" plastic frame has seen better days after last Monday's outing and after three years of fixing here and there.

They came down in price at my fave LHS (Helidirect) from 35 bucks to 25 bucks. Should I go for it? Anybody have one of these?
http://helidirect.com/microheli-alum...cx-p-20919.hdx

I'm usually a strict OEM type Guy but, I'd be willing to go the extra distance if they are worth the extra $$$

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Old Mar 06, 2013, 07:45 PM
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I'd ask for people's opinions on the MCX2 threads. There's a lot of folks who have tried them.

I've got one on my MCX2s and installed it just for fun. It's really just bling, IMHO.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 07:55 PM
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I would replace it with the stock plastic frame..... if its lasted three years, its got to be doing something right, right?
The extra cost and weight is not worth what you will gain, which is nothing.....
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 07:58 PM
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The MCX stock frame is perfect for the MCX, IMHO
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Thanks Guys. Your opinions are always appreciated.

You are very right decaur and the "other" LHS just happens to have a stock frame. At least this time around, I'll know where to "beef" up the stock frame before swapping everything over.

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:23 AM
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When you beef something up it just breaks somewhere else, if its lasted 3 years just use as is.

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:03 AM
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New day. New ideas. New thoughts.

Every time I broke the frame it was always at the canopy pins or (air frame rod). I do a lot of flying outside which was the reason for the other frame breaks. Needless to say, my flying habits can get pretty wild so now I'm thinking the Microheli frame. I'm figuring the very little weight added would actually help me flying it outside. Many times I get it up as high as 15 to 30 feet or so and much of my back yard is hot top (hence, the other frame breaks).

@Terry, You are absolutely correct about "beefing it up" somewhere else as it will only transfer the impact to another spot on the frame. The reason my frame lasted so long is because I kept repairing it as noted in my post above. And NOT from NOT crashing it

The fixes I did on my plastic frame was no small feat. They were very delicate and time consuming. I hate the thought of going through all that again Also as I mentioned above, the Microheli frame is 25 bucks. Not the original 35 bucks. Another reason to go in that direction as I plan on keeping this little gem for a long while.

Thanks again Guys,
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:24 AM
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I ordered a set of blades for my CX2 once and whoever it was I was ordering from normally sold them as a set with a Microheli pivoting blade holder, so, I got a pivoting blade holder for FREE!!!!!!! I was really surprised that they would send it that way because they wanted a small fortune for the holders if sold separately. In any event, it wasn't an aluminum machined part as I thought they were, but a cheapo pot metal casting that wasn't as beefy as I had thought either. I don't know if this frame is the same way, but I sure was glad I had never spent the BIG BUCKS to buy one of those holders. It was chincy.
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