Originally Posted by stuball56
I am posting here as a "prospective" owner,lol. I am buying one today from a fellow on Ebay. I am adding this to my fleet sort of out of order, as my whole approach to heli flying has been. Anyway, hoping this will in some way get me ready to try my 450 someday. Looking foreward to trying this little birdie out. If anyone has an opinion, is this easier/more forgiving than the Nano?
First off, I really like my MCPXs - have 3 of them (2 brushless and 1 brushed). I do find in their stock configuration that the Nanos fly better than the MCPXs. But my definition of better (more responsive and easier to flip and do tricks on) probably isn't what you're looking for at this time. In the forgiving category, here's what I found (stock configs):
- the MCPX is more stable and slower to get out of control with bad inputs (still lightning fast relative to the 450)
- the MCPX doesn't take a hit as well as the Nano (was always losing linkages before I changed the rotor head to something with a cage around the linkage)
- the MCPX is more likely to have the tail blow out with abrupt throttle movements, especially when the battery starts getting weak (needs the longer boom to lessen this issue) - usually leads to a crash for me indoors
- the MCPX is less prone to tail shakes than the Nano
I think you'll find the MCPX to be a good learning tool if you lengthen the tail boom. For just learning about how a CP heli flies, it's better than the Nano since it's a little more stable. I'd use it to get to the point where you're not dumb thumbing on the throttle all the time, then I wouldn't hesitate to going to the 450 to try what you learned on the MCPX. I think you'll find the 450 is the easiest to fly of the three helis you mentioned - just a lot more intimidating at first.