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01-24-2013 10:40 PM  4 years agoPost 21
datidun

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One thing i dont understand is the pitch setting on the Mcpx,how could you possible get the correct pitch without using a pitch gauge,i just watched a video from Horizon,the guy sets the pitch by looking at the Swash,i dont get it.

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01-24-2013 10:55 PM  4 years agoPost 22
Solmanbandit

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You can't set the pitch on the MCX. The MCX is a fixed pitch heli.

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01-24-2013 11:42 PM  4 years agoPost 23
ThumbBumper

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Two things...

You can check your pitch by moving both blades perpendicular to the head. At center stick they should be at the same level then the same throw for both positive and negative pitch. You may not have the exact degrees unless you calculate it by measuring the length of the blade and the distance from center in both directions and applying a trig table. For just eyeballing it however, this method will get your setup pretty close.

The other thing, the 130x is a great machine for learning flips, rolls and inverted hovering. Just fly over a grassy area and you should be fine. I think it flys like a larger heli and you don't have a ton of money tied up in replacement parts like a larger machine. I will agree however, that a larger machine is easier to learn on, but this thing is a close second.

Personally, I hate spending time on the sim. I find it boring and unproductive but that's me. I would much rather be outside flying than sitting inside behind a 2D computer screen.

Either way you go, good luck and keep at it...
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01-25-2013 12:13 AM  4 years agoPost 24
heli-cuzz

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I agree on the sim... from both sides. Yes, you need it for orientation, no it isn't like having your $$$ up in the air.

I am a firm believer in flying bigger machines to get your feet wet in aerobatics. The small machines can be harder to flip, roll and do many other things (new flybarless controllers help, but you are still extremely effected by wind, etc).

As I have said before... most of the micros are fun toys for experienced pilots and not real great for learning platforms.
Bigger is better!!!! Especially when you need to see what is happening.
A 450 gets very small at 20 yards away and the mcpx is a skeeter waiting to be squashed.

Get a good quality tx and helicopter from the start so you will have no regrets.

Nick Maxwell is starting a flight school...
.... I'd say he's the best heli teacher.

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01-25-2013 12:19 AM  4 years agoPost 25
DougsRC

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Bigger is better!!!!
perhaps ! be prepared to open your wallet.

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01-25-2013 12:21 AM  4 years agoPost 26
heli-cuzz

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Bigger is better!!!!
perhaps ! be prepared to open your wallet.
Nobody ever said this hobby was inexpensive. My open wallet loves the heli hobby, but lately my time allowance doesn't.

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01-25-2013 12:30 AM  4 years agoPost 27
TurboRacer

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I fly micros WAAYYY more than I fly my Logo 400... Simply because of crash cost.. And if you're not crashing, you're not pushing yourself

Logo crash - $50-$200+

MCPX crash - $0 - $15!

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01-25-2013 12:36 AM  4 years agoPost 28
heli-cuzz

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Simply because of crash cost.. And if you're not crashing, you're not pushing yourself

Logo crash - $50-$200+

MCPX crash - $0 - $15!
If you worry about how much a crash will cost then most likely your nerves will help you crash.

Also you can push yourself without crashing, or is it pushing yourself flying at ankle height that causes crashes.

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01-25-2013 01:14 AM  4 years agoPost 29
Ace Dude

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And if you're not crashing, you're not pushing yourself
If all your doing is crashing then you're not learning.

  

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01-25-2013 01:26 AM  4 years agoPost 30
1heliman

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Thanks for all the replies! I like to hear about how you have learned. I will keep at the sim this winter. And the mcpx v2, is in my future. Love you guys, keep it up.

-Bill

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01-25-2013 03:44 AM  4 years agoPost 31
TurboRacer

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If all your doing is crashing then you're not learning.
Yes, you're spending too much time rebuilding!

haha

I dunno. I crash MCPX a lot and I learn a lot. It's mainly because I don't care so I try the maneuvers at head height. Pick it up and try it again till I get it right. Then do it on the big one. Hey - it works for me. Do whatever works for you.

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01-25-2013 02:02 PM  4 years agoPost 32
highrpm

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Fwiw my progression for learning new things go like this....sim sim sim til im bored to tears and my reactions feel second nature. Then my nano, mcpx or whatever. ?.I prefer the 130x because it flies more like the real deal and a ton more pucker factor. I just flipped mine indoor yesterday for the first time then did it with the nano. Lemme tell you that nano is tough and will smooth out your inputs

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