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03-04-2008 12:59 PM  10 years agoPost 1
deiniolpook

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Thinking about getting a little micro electric to fly indoors at work during break times etc. and was just wondering what the general opinion on the CX2 is?

Any known faults?
Reliable?
Durable?

I used to have an XRB SR Lama, how do the two compare side by side??

Thanks for any info

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03-04-2008 01:05 PM  10 years agoPost 2
ronniet101

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blade cx 2
in my view good little helicopter very stable and flies well, looks good with a different more scale like body, good for indoors when its dark and cold and wet

I kinew I shouldnt have touched that switch

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03-04-2008 02:22 PM  10 years agoPost 3
cessna151

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The CX2 is the best indoor heli money can buy. Unless the hobby shop is close by, get extra blades!

--Eagles may soar high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!--

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03-04-2008 03:43 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Skarn

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Very nice coaxial.

BUT, for the money, if I were to do it again, I'd get the Llama 4....you can get RTF for under $100 and from what owners have said, they are just as good as the Blade CX.

Skarn

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03-04-2008 05:13 PM  10 years agoPost 5
frebou

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Advantage of the CX2 over the lama is the 2.4ghz technology.

Compared to the Hirobbo lama XRB, it will not tend to "baloon" while in forward flight. you can make nice circuit without going up and down all the time.

I like mine for sure!

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03-04-2008 05:30 PM  10 years agoPost 6
bbeverlie

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CX2 all the way! Great little indoor heli for the money
and most LHS stock them and parts so you don't have to deal with
mail order!!

AMA#846952

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03-04-2008 06:07 PM  10 years agoPost 7
New Blade

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My Two Cents
My vote on this primary day is for the CX2. Mine has taken quite a beating and keeps on ticking. Wait that was a watch. Oh well, I really do like my CX2.

The older I get, the less I know

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03-04-2008 06:47 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Gyronut

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Two Thumbs up.

I have 2.

Rick

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03-04-2008 06:55 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Ed1955

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I think many of us..............
Started out with a CX2. It will teach you orientaion basics, what the sticks do and have you into forward flight ten minutes after you start flying it. One thing I must add though and that is not to get hung up on the fact that the tail may constantly need trimming. In my opinion and from everything I've read, it's the nature of the beast. From what I've learned, when the 4 in 1 changes temperature, it changes how the tail holds. I've gone as far as to ventilate my canopy and even totally ventilated the 4 in 1 case and it still does it. But, it's not such a bad thing because it will teach you to constantly be working the rudder which is a big part of learning to fly these machines. Just my .02 cents.
Respectfully,
Ed

Progression of Addiction, CX2, T-Rex 450's (2) & finally a T-Rex 600E, Electric Bliss!

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03-05-2008 12:49 AM  10 years agoPost 10
frebou

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Yeah, the tail me drift a bit from start of pack to end of it.

I just binded the cx2 to my 2.4 transmitter and use the side slider to trim it. You simply need to make a mix and once about in the middle of the flight, you just bump it a bit and drift is gone.

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03-05-2008 03:32 AM  10 years agoPost 11
helicrack

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If you got the bread, get the CX, but I purchased the Llama with 2 lipos, 4 xtra sets of blades for $110 shipped from Ebay.

Pretty cheap and have flown it without problem about 70-80 x's since Christmas....

".........said the joker to the thief"

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03-11-2008 02:06 PM  10 years agoPost 12
deiniolpook

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Hey guys, thanks for all your replies!
I've ordered a CX2 now and it arrived yesterday
Is there anything in paticular to check before the first flight (blade balance for example?)

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03-11-2008 02:45 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Skarn

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No need to worry about blade balance on that little coaxial heli.

The blades are small plastic blades and it flys very well right out of the box. I never bothered with balancing them.

Good luck bro!
Skarn

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03-11-2008 02:46 PM  10 years agoPost 14
ronniet101

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cx2
just flew mine straight out of the box...have a think about adding a scale body..pic of one in my gallery

I kinew I shouldnt have touched that switch

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03-11-2008 11:32 PM  10 years agoPost 15
deiniolpook

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Just had my first flight with the CX2

Prior to the maiden flight I took the time to give the heli a once over, I checked the blade balance which I found was off on both the upper and lower rotors. I quickly made an aluminium cradle to balance the blades which I managed to get pretty much spot on.
After doing a quick r/c check I set the heli down on my kitchen floor which is quite cramped and slowly fed in the power.
After getting it to eye level all that was needed was a few clicks of aileron trim to get it to sit in the air perfectly.
I didn't fly the whole pack though, I'll be saving that for when I take it into work tomorrow to fly in our quite spacious workshop with high ceilings
But so far I'm well impressed with the CX2, esp considering the price!!!
Nice one E-flite!!!

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03-12-2008 10:23 AM  10 years agoPost 16
Busher

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I have had a good few flights on mine and I think they are a great heli for the money. The spares are at a good price and you can do some real daft hovering tricks without worrying about it.

Good luck
Busher

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