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Jul 21, 2012, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Teamsherman
Can someone tell me if I can change the stock TX from mode 2 to mode 1?

I want to buy a rtf while I'm here in Europe but it seems I can only get one in mode 2.
MLP4DSM have mode switch inside, but you need unsolder both sticks and interchange them.

http://hajo.kessener.net/electronics...m-mode-2-to-1/
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Jul 21, 2012, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by flying-llama
A warning about the manual: there a several figures of the mQx and its props in the manual and different figures have the same prop rotating in opposite directions: in other words, the manual is inconsistent as to what direction the props rotate.
There are just 2 configurations - 'x' and '+' mode. The motor and the prop rotations are exactly the same for both. The manual recommends changing the front-right prop to black merely for orientation purposes. The prop direction remains exactly the same.
Jul 21, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by micros
There are just 2 configurations - 'x' and '+' mode. The motor and the prop rotations are exactly the same for both. The manual recommends changing the front-right prop to black merely for orientation purposes. The prop direction remains exactly the same.
What I mean is that different figures in the manual showing the 'x' configuration show different prop rotations:
For example, the figures on page 3 (English version) and also on page 12 both show the mQx's front left corner having a clockwise propeller.
But the bottom figure on page 9 shows that same corner rotating in a counter clockwise direction. My actual mQx matches the directions given on page 9.
Last edited by flying-llama; Jul 21, 2012 at 08:38 AM.
Jul 21, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by vlad_vy
MLP4DSM have mode switch inside, but you need unsolder both sticks and interchange them.

http://hajo.kessener.net/electronics...m-mode-2-to-1/
Great, thanks mate!
Jul 21, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by vlad_vy
MLP4DSM have mode switch inside, but you need unsolder both sticks and interchange them.

http://hajo.kessener.net/electronics...m-mode-2-to-1/
Hmmm, just realised I have no access to soldering tools ect! Looks like I'm going to have to just learn mode 2, so hopefully the AS3X will make it a little easier!
Jul 21, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Sorry, I misunderstood your original post. You're absolutely right. The same error is in the pdf version. Potentially very misleading. Have you told Blade about it?
Jul 21, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Got one flight on my new Mqx last night right before dark. barely a breeze out. Using a Dx6i. I dialed in about 30% expo but still seems really touchy. just barely move the sticks and it goes. flew pretty good overall but I had a couple light crashes. hit the pavement once and bent one of the props. Just bent it back in place and kept flying just fine. are there any special settings I need to dial into the Dx6i to get it flying at its best?
Jul 21, 2012, 10:04 PM
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UPDATE I made the trip to the LHS, picked up a Blade MQX BNF for $125.00 plus tax. He only had one extra Battery, so I got it. Came home charged up the Batteries, bound it to my DX7 and made all the settings. It was dark, went out in the back yard. After a few test hops, I proceeded to ring this little Buzz Saw out This is a must have Can't wait till tomorrow when I have Sun Light I ask the LHS owner if he had any spare parts, he said no Said that he had sold a ton of the MQX's and never had any request for parts Guys, Thanks for the Info you all provided

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Jul 21, 2012, 10:14 PM
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How small can one make a 555 based circuit that beeps loudly at least once per second? How light can one make this circuit, so it won't kill the handling of an mQx? My second 'copter is in the trees somewhere and even though it's dark, I can't see the blue LED, although it's been three hours, so it could also be dead and gone. I should have thought about trying to spot it a couple of hours ago, but too late now.

I expect I'll be buying my third mQx in the coming weeks and perhaps hoping to find number two in the trees when winter causes the leaves to fall, but it's clear that I'm insane to be flying too high and in too many tree-lined areas. This time it got too high for the prevailing winds, although the new/used DX6i radio kept on talking. I brought it down within one property line. Unfortunately, this particular property has huge tall trees with charlie brown branches.

A google search comes up with a lot of beepers, but nothing too tiny and nothing really loud, as best as I can tell. Probably a tough combination.
Jul 21, 2012, 10:43 PM
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How small can one make a 555 based circuit that beeps loudly at least once per second? How light can one make this circuit, so it won't kill the handling of an mQx? My second 'copter is in the trees somewhere and even though it's dark, I can't see the blue LED, although it's been three hours, so it could also be dead and gone. I should have thought about trying to spot it a couple of hours ago, but too late now.

I expect I'll be buying my third mQx in the coming weeks and perhaps hoping to find number two in the trees when winter causes the leaves to fall, but it's clear that I'm insane to be flying too high and in too many tree-lined areas. This time it got too high for the prevailing winds, although the new/used DX6i radio kept on talking. I brought it down within one property line. Unfortunately, this particular property has huge tall trees with charlie brown branches.

A google search comes up with a lot of beepers, but nothing too tiny and nothing really loud, as best as I can tell. Probably a tough combination.
Fred,
Don't be discouraged. I lost one of my MQX's in a tree for 2 weeks, and finally got it back when a friend spotted it and climbed for it. Even after being out in the rain, it all still worked .. even the battery after a charge.

Good luck
Jul 22, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by fred_dot_u
How small can one make a 555 based circuit that beeps loudly at least once per second? How light can one make this circuit, so it won't kill the handling of an mQx? My second 'copter is in the trees somewhere and even though it's dark, I can't see the blue LED, although it's been three hours, so it could also be dead and gone. I should have thought about trying to spot it a couple of hours ago, but too late now.
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If the mQx battery still has a charge, you may hear the props/motors when you turn on the throttle a bit.

Also, high winds may eventually blow it out of a tree: I had that happen once to a plane.
Jul 22, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by micros
Sorry, I misunderstood your original post. You're absolutely right. The same error is in the pdf version. Potentially very misleading. Have you told Blade about it?
No problem. I have mentioned it on this thread before (which some Horizon Hobby people read), but I have not told Blade or Horizon Hobby directly.

LATER: Thanks for mentioning about telling Blade, etc.
I just sent a service inquiry to Horizon Hobby mentioning this problem in the mQx manual.
Last edited by flying-llama; Jul 22, 2012 at 03:37 AM.
Jul 22, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by fred_dot_u
How small can one make a 555 based circuit that beeps loudly at least once per second? How light can one make this circuit, so it won't kill the handling of an mQx? My second 'copter is in the trees somewhere and even though it's dark, I can't see the blue LED, although it's been three hours, so it could also be dead and gone. I should have thought about trying to spot it a couple of hours ago, but too late now.

.....>8

A google search comes up with a lot of beepers, but nothing too tiny and nothing really loud, as best as I can tell. Probably a tough combination.
Instead of a beeper, what about a Loc8tor?
Range is 600ft (183m) and the tags weigh only 5g
If you removed the casing you'd probably shave another gram or two off.

Very useful on heavier, more expensive Quads too. http://www.loc8tor.com/uk/2-mini-homing-tags.html

Here's one in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=1PRNFey9uQw
Jul 22, 2012, 11:42 AM
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I have researched those devices, using primarily Amazon reviews as a reference. The Loc8tor has as many good reviews as bad, but the bad ones seem valid. The price is a factor too, of course. The Lite version is almost as much as a BNF mqX. A simple beeper is likely to be inexpensive and fits my typical losses. Each time I've lost the mQx, it's been within a hundred feet of me and the first permanent loss went farther due to high winds, but I still would have been able to get within earshot.

I may have to go the Loc8tor route, but I'm not sure I'm going to spring for another mQx. I have a box full of MK OktoKopter parts waiting to be assembled, as well as a 5 mile range beacon system that's too heavy for the mQx, but will be a pittance to the MK. The complexity of the MK is overwhelming compared to the mQx and it might be a workhorse, but I'll bet it's not as nimble and as fun as the mQx in the same way.
Jul 22, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by fred_dot_u
I have researched those devices, using primarily Amazon reviews as a reference. The Loc8tor has as many good reviews as bad, but the bad ones seem valid. The price is a factor too, of course. The Lite version is almost as much as a BNF mqX. A simple beeper is likely to be inexpensive and fits my typical losses. Each time I've lost the mQx, it's been within a hundred feet of me and the first permanent loss went farther due to high winds, but I still would have been able to get within earshot.

I may have to go the Loc8tor route, but I'm not sure I'm going to spring for another mQx. I have a box full of MK OktoKopter parts waiting to be assembled, as well as a 5 mile range beacon system that's too heavy for the mQx, but will be a pittance to the MK. The complexity of the MK is overwhelming compared to the mQx and it might be a workhorse, but I'll bet it's not as nimble and as fun as the mQx in the same way.
Try a WLToys v929 Beetle if you lose them regularly . It's an MQx in all but name, and it does flips. I have both and I find since I got the Beetle, my MQx is still waiting for me to play with it again, but I've nicked all its batteries for the v929. And after I replaced the canopy with one like this: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1696633 it looks better than the stock MQx canopy too.


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