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08-06-2011 02:44 AM  6 years agoPost 21
bigben1165

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i did read that, but is that the most recent information? i see different motors being used and speedos. i just want to make sure that i use the equipment that is the easiest to get.

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08-19-2011 09:03 PM  6 years agoPost 22
Mitchilito

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Finally!
Finally got my MCPX up and running BL. I'm using a HiMax 10,000kv motor, the XP7A-3 ESC from Wow Hobbies and the MCPX-compatible "SteveChip" signal converter.

It's a monster! The stock tail blew right out first test flight so I lengthened it 1 inch which completely cured the problem. Tail is solid as a rock now. Don't know why you'd need a different prop/motor etc.

The down side is, while its about 25% faster/more powerful, it crashes about 50% harder!

PS - I take back anything bad I ever said about Wow hobbies customer service. There is a terrible email delay in all conversations but they WILL eventually take care of you.

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08-19-2011 09:21 PM  6 years agoPost 23
bigben1165

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that is bad ass man! how did the soldering go? did you use the directions from the matt blockmann web site?

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08-21-2011 01:03 AM  6 years agoPost 24
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Nope
I'm not familiar with the "Matt Blockman" site. The "SteveChip" comes with directions and the XP7A comes with the same set of info. Very simple and straightforward.

HOWEVER: You don't need to solder the yellow (analog signal) wire of the converter chip directly to the brushed main motor MOSTFET as shown in the directions. As you can see in my pic you can just plug it into the brushed main motor positive pin.

I would say you do need pretty good soldering skills/equipment to perform this conversion properly.

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08-21-2011 03:35 AM  6 years agoPost 25
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i feel pretty confident that i can pull it off. also, wow hobbies is selling a couple plug and play kits but they are 150-160$.

big ben - e550 fbl - DX6

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08-21-2011 12:01 PM  6 years agoPost 26
Mitchilito

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I don't think you need to spend that much for a motor/ESC/chip.

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08-21-2011 04:49 PM  6 years agoPost 27
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i dont either. i think i am going to go your route but maybe use the Co5M motor. i have 2 pinions already since they seem like the hardest to source. upgrading the tail will change the tail boom diameter and tail case ande just cause more cost, i already precut about 6 solid 2mm booms, i want to use those.

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