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11-09-2005 03:36 AM  12 years agoPost 1
RC NEW KID

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Atlanta, GA

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Hi,, I am totally new to the heli world,, I bought a blade cp about two weeks ago. The thing is all over the place,,so I want to get the mx-400 because its alittle bigger than the blade. Will this mx-400 be more stable or do I have to go up to 30 size before I feel a difference? Also,,could i use the sevro's ,gyro, radio equipment from my blade and put it in a mx-400? Sorry for all the questions

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11-09-2005 03:47 AM  12 years agoPost 2
upperking

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Spring Hill, Florida

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this mx 400 flies realy stable. I can fly it around in my house

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11-09-2005 04:27 AM  12 years agoPost 3
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being that im a newbie to heli's,,do you think the mx-400 is a good starter heli,,or is it more for the expert?

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11-09-2005 05:36 AM  12 years agoPost 4
upperking

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I think its an excellent starter Heli.
Flies very smoooth and its easy to hover, i think it hovers easier then the blade CP .. Its pretty tough also..
The helimax 6 pole motor works great, but i dont like the helimax speed-controller since at lower voltage it shuts off and your heli will drop from the sky.. Castle Creastions 25 or 35 or something that winds down or you can set the voltage shutoff lower..

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11-09-2005 06:41 AM  12 years agoPost 5
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can i use the electronics: servos, 4-n-1, radio that came with my blade cp in a mx -400? sorry for all the newbie questions

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11-09-2005 09:29 AM  12 years agoPost 6
snosk8er78

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Nampa, ID

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Servos will work great especially if they are the new grey type, but as for the 4 in 1, toss it on E-bay or one of the forums and get seperates, I am running JR R700 rec, JR 460T Gyro, and CC 25 and the ARK25 speed control, but I would skip tower hobbies and pick up a pro kit that includes brushless motor,speed control and alum hop-ups for around $200.00 that way you can use the Blade for crash practice, like I did. If you can get the Blade to fly you will be amazed by the ARK X-400 aka Mx-400 it is a tight little machine!!! P.M. me for details on where to get the kit for way cheaper than Tower Hobbies sells it for!!!

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11-12-2005 11:05 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Intrepid175

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Hi RC New Kid,

My question would be, "Have you had an experienced pilot trim out the model for you?"

If you have not, then you may be fighting issues that you don't even know about. You wouldn't believe some of the things I've found through the years while checking out a newb's heli. Even the smallest things can make a big difference.

Good luck & Fly Safe,
Steve R.

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11-13-2005 10:09 AM  12 years agoPost 8
ti9er

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Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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the mx400 / x400 / trex are all good machines and are far more advanced than those of helis with 4 in 1 electronics.

There is no way that you will be able to fly 400s with 4 in 1 electronics. You would definitely need to fly with better gear or else it would be a waste of money and time.

I would probably also recommend getting yourself a better transmitter if you are going to fly the 400s so fine adjustments and tuning can be achieved.

IF IT AIN'T MODE 2 I AIN'T FLYIN' IT!!!
GPH346, JR PCM9X II, GY240, JR G550t
ARK X 400

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11-13-2005 06:26 PM  12 years agoPost 9
jh4db536

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Monterey Park, California

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There is no way that you will be able to fly 400s with 4 in 1 electronics. You would definitely need to fly with better gear or else it would be a waste of money and time.
Werd to the above.

I have replaced EVERY single piece of budget equipment that i started with on my X400: from the servos (went through 4 brands) to the Rx (single conv, dual conv, SPCM). Sure it might come off the ground with cheaper stuff, but it's so much easier to fly when you use quality components and you are secure with that thing in the air.

most of your time will be in the setup. it really helps to have an experienced person show you how to set it up so you will have a definition of "properly setup".

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11-13-2005 08:32 PM  12 years agoPost 10
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Atlanta, GA

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Thank all you guys for your help and feed back. You give a newbie some hope

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