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Mar 31, 2010, 04:21 PM
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No, but you only need look back 8-12 pages in this thread. It's to do with connectors from Hobby King, and has links to the web site. You make the 'Y' connectors yourself.
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Apr 04, 2010, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DilbertPilot
Dimastep mentioned using a 400mah Zippy battery with the Tandem. I am considering buying and assembling a few battery packs. Can Dimastep or anyone tell me how and where they mounted the Zippy 400mah battery without altering the balance of the Tandem. I think the Zippy battery will not fit the existing battery holder. Obviously a battery harness must be added to the Zippy to fit the existing connector on the board but it is not clear to me where the battery will be mounted.
Sorry for late reply. I attach the battery on the outside of the body, on top of the helicopter in the middle section. The wire goes over the side and connects underneath in the slot. In other words battery is lying flat on it like riding horse. I attached it with self-adhesive velcro. I made longer velcro section so that I can position battery properly for balance.

I also removed a metal ball in the nose of helicopter frame. It is no longer needed for balance because I can position battery for balancing.
Apr 04, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DilbertPilot
If I use the body then the weight will be to one side and might damage the body in a crash. The top of the body is not accessible enough to replace batteries one after another. Are you using the Zippy 400? I ordered some from Hobby King but they are back ordered. I think it is just a bit too large to fit the holder based on the dimensions I read. The 250mah batteries that come with the Tandem don't last long enough. I suppose I could cut the existing battery holder and attach heat shrink tube to the remains of the holder that will just sleeve the zippy battery but if someone is already using the the Zippy 400 and has another solution I would like to know about it.
Here's what I did. I connected a Hobby king mini jst wire into the battery slot on the helicopter (it works as extension cord). Then I used another mini jst to cut it and solder to the battery. This way I can attach the battery to the heli and position it on top of the heli. In no crash did I loose the battery nor did my blades ever hit the wire.

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Overall I am surprised why MCX Tandem is less popular than MCX. There are so many advantages to it:
1) It looks more powerfull, not like a little puppy. It actually kicks up a lot of dust in my house
2) It even has LED lights.
3) There is no such thing as TBE effect on it, ever, because of its design.
4) Has much better forward flight speed.

The only explanation I have is that E-Flite supplied it with crappy 250mah battery that flies for 5 minutes and overheats like hell where as it needs a solid 350-400mah battery.
Last edited by dimastep; Apr 04, 2010 at 07:32 PM.
Apr 05, 2010, 07:52 AM
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I think its because the mCX is smaller, easier to spot land in small places, easier to transport, and mainly have been out for longer.
Apr 10, 2010, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by DilbertPilot
Hmmm,.......it's a shame it is not available in BNF.
It finally is!

BnF version............

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLH2580
Apr 15, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Awesome



So

are you guys happy with you mcxt?




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It finally is!

BnF version............

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLH2580
Apr 15, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Razors edge 29
Awesome



So

are you guys happy with you mcxt?
I am. The TR has better FFF than the MCX and flies great outdoors when the wind is calm. It tends to rock a little when a breeze catches it which is no big deal but something to be aware of. Being larger than an MCX its easier to see when its up real high which is helpful for orientation.

Apr 15, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Great

Thanks

Do you use use different batteries?



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Originally Posted by Ronon
I am. The TR has better FFF than the MCX and flies great outdoors when the wind is calm. It tends to rock a little when a breeze catches it which is no big deal but something to be aware of. Being larger than an MCX its easier to see when its up real high which is helpful for orientation.

Apr 15, 2010, 07:20 PM
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I just got one of these last week and I've been using it everyday. Lots of fun, definitely more fun than the mCX in every way. For fast flights I much prefer my mSR, but the TR is really, really cool. Extremely stable too.
Apr 15, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Razor,
I still use the 250 on mine. Some people are using bigger batteries or a combo with a y harness for a little more flight time.
Apr 15, 2010, 08:48 PM
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do the batts get real hot like some ppl have claimed?


you happy with it steve?



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Razor,
I still use the 250 on mine. Some people are using bigger batteries or a combo with a y harness for a little more flight time.
Apr 15, 2010, 10:30 PM
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Razor,
I love it. It is a ton of fun to fly. Looks the best in the air of my whole fleet. Batteries get warm, not to hot to touch. A tad warmer than the mCX, Solo pro.
Apr 15, 2010, 11:06 PM
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It looks great for sure

The new BNF is great too

Can it be flown in any winds at all?




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Razor,
I love it. It is a ton of fun to fly. Looks the best in the air of my whole fleet. Batteries get warm, not to hot to touch. A tad warmer than the mCX, Solo pro.
Apr 16, 2010, 01:57 AM
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No, if you try to fly the TR in winds it will seasaw and crash. It's not good in winds at all.
Apr 16, 2010, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Razors edge 29
Great

Thanks

Do you use use different batteries?
I have 5 stock 250ís that I fly for ~ 6:30. They can get a little warm but they cool down fast.


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