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Old Jan 13, 2009, 10:10 AM
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i don't post very often, but i must say i am very excited to see these hop up swash plates talked about earlier, any news on them?
Is someone making hop-up swash plates for the mcx? I modified mine and love the results. One would think that eFlite would figure out the demand and take advantage of hop-up add on sales...
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Is someone making hop-up swash plates for the mcx? I modified mine and love the results. One would think that eFlite would figure out the demand and take advantage of hop-up add on sales...
I wonder if they are monitoring this thread???

Horizon, you out there....?
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 11:54 AM
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Has anyone done any mods to the xmtr sticks?
I would like to tighten up on the throttle stick so that when I use the yaw control the throttle won't have such a tendency to move also. Is it possible to do anything like this?
Dave
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 12:42 PM
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I was visiting friends in Florida, and I brought the mCX along to entertain them. After showing them the controls and switching the trans to low rates, my friend and his daughter (18) both were able to hover and fly it around. This really is an amazing heli, right out of the box. I only wish the batteries didn't go south after a few dozen flights, but they're so cheap, replacing them is no big deal.
Time your flights - don't fly to the cutoff and your batteries will last much longer.
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Has anyone done any mods to the xmtr sticks?
I would like to tighten up on the throttle stick so that when I use the yaw control the throttle won't have such a tendency to move also. Is it possible to do anything like this?
Dave
I haven't opened one, but usually there is a way to tighten up the contols. A piece of spring steel over the gimble, or a way to lengthen a spring. If you open yours, take some photos for us.

Rick

ps I don't own one. I fly mine with my DX7
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 08:15 PM
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I want an extended Inner shaft, Blade crash ! And I want it now !!!! I might have to Mod my fly bar. Sand those paddles down some, Still gunna get Blade crash. Horizon Help us.!!! PLEASE.PLEASE PLEASE.
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 08:18 PM
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I want an extended Inner shaft, Blade crash ! And I want it now !!!! I might have to Mod my fly bar. Sand those paddles down some, Still gunna get Blade crash. Horizon Help us.!!! PLEASE.PLEASE PLEASE.
Get some CF rod from your LHS and make one . . .

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Old Jan 14, 2009, 08:57 PM
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If heard of folks putting heat shrink tubing in the flybar clevis with ca to beef it up.
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Old Jan 15, 2009, 12:13 PM
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Again, when the crash appears likely, turn it off. It will fall harmlessly to the ground.

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Old Jan 16, 2009, 12:06 AM
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what kind of run times are you guys suggesting when timing? 5 or 6 minutes?
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Old Jan 16, 2009, 06:52 AM
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what kind of run times are you guys suggesting when timing? 5 or 6 minutes?
6 minutes has been working great for me.
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Old Jan 16, 2009, 07:25 AM
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what kind of run times are you guys suggesting when timing? 5 or 6 minutes?
Yep. My DX7 has a timer. You can use an egg timer.
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Old Jan 16, 2009, 07:32 AM
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I set my DX-7 to 7 minutes. Covers all but one battery.

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Old Jan 16, 2009, 08:49 PM
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thanks guys.. i think I am gonna get a cheap stop watch from walmart and hook it to my lanyard.. when it beeps at 6:30 I will land and swap batteries!
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Old Jan 16, 2009, 08:54 PM
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got another question for you guys....

I bought a BnF Mcx because thats all they had instock the other day (which they had the RTF's today ;( )...anywho... I am using my LP5DSM with my Mcx and I must say it binds nicely and works great, however when switching between my cx2 and the Mcx I have to adjust my dip switches every time i switch helis and this aggravates the heck out of me. I want to either get a "bang for your buck" transmitter that will program to multiple heli's (3 tops) or another cheap transmitter for the Mcx only. any suggestion?
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