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04-30-2011 07:03 PM  10 years ago
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is it worth buying
thinking about getting one but is it more trouble than its worth or does it fly good
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04-30-2011 07:19 PM  10 years ago
superjet112x

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It flys great, I have one on ebay for sale with a whole bunch of spare parts, and chargers
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04-30-2011 07:22 PM  10 years ago
wrongler

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For a little bird it flys very good, for practice it is perfect, The only thing that I didnt like about it was If I had to do repairs, its so small I might have problems, Im use to the 600 and 700, and my eyes dont like small items. I flew it a little and sold it.Bill Whittaker
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05-01-2011 04:16 PM  10 years ago
tienman04

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Yes it is worth the price. Even though it is small, it is quite stable. It is very good for practicing new moves and fly around the backyard. Since I got this, I have been flying it everyday cause its just so convenient. I would say it flys like a 450 but if there is alot of wind, it will get pushed around...since it is so light. But overall, this is a definite good product.When all else fails, altitude prevails
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05-16-2011 04:02 PM  10 years ago
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Just got mine. It is great. Many crashes and no damage over grass, just kill the throttle when you go down.
Couple of crashes on concrete or hilting something hard usually causes a link to pop, sometimes both ends which ends up in a loss of the link (so tiny ya can't find em) but spares are included in the package.
If you have trouble with the small size, use magnifying glasses, thats what I use.
The case against politicians simply is that when they legislate for all men, they always omit themselves
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05-16-2011 05:06 PM  10 years ago
2low

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How is the stock radio that comes with it? or is everyone using a different radio?Got to have my cup of heli in the morning.
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05-16-2011 05:25 PM  10 years ago
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05-16-2011 05:46 PM  10 years ago
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I'm absolutely loving mine. I'm getting back into helis after a very long hiatus and have ben using the mCPX to re-learn and hone skills like nose-in hovering. When there's no wind, it's remarkably stably and easy to fly.

I've been flying it in an less than idea area with patches of dirt and dead grass where there is really no smooth flat section to land on that doesn't risk snagging the skids and rolling it over under power. Instead I've put it into a hover and simply hit the throttle hold. Every landing has been a "crash" yet I haven't damaged anything.

Dislikes: the tail boom is way too torsionally flexible so I plan on replacing it with a (lengthened) 2mm solid carbon rod. The bearing in the swashplate is pretty cheap and allows for far too much slop. I plan on replacing it when Rakon has them in stock.
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05-16-2011 07:44 PM  10 years ago
smittylube

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If you remove the swash, on the bottom side put some ca on a toothpick and put some ca on the inner race to the inner part of the swash you can eliminate 50% or more of the play in the swash. Look close and you can see where you need to put the ca. Big improvement. little to no cost.
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05-16-2011 08:19 PM  10 years ago
OICU812

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If you want one for amusement and perhaps some small orientation training sure, otherwise I don't think it is fair to call it much of a real heli. It's kinda a piece of crap really, but hey for winter days, or rainy days It is cool for that. Yes I do have one.....Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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05-16-2011 08:55 PM  10 years ago
jackheli

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I like mine. It's a challenge to get it flying in all four orientations in the wind. Helps to hone in your skills for sure...

Collective management is at a premium...

It's great to take with you on trips too. I cut the Styrofoam box so it now holds just the heli, and made recesses for the charger and spares.

It's great!
It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.
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05-19-2011 08:10 PM  10 years ago
2low

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Just ordered mine,wow.Got to have my cup of heli in the morning.
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05-20-2011 12:28 AM  10 years ago
gorn

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Western Australia

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The heli is a load of fun to fly, but as OICU812 said, its a toy really.

Having said that, I laugh my ass off every time I fly mine lol.

3 things to do though...
There's a guy on RCG that makes a larger battery holder, allows you to use up to Hyperion 1s 320mah.
This made a big difference to power and run time for me, with far less motor bog.
Streth the tail boom an inch, makes the tail hold far better.
Buy a Microheli swash, the stock one, the elevator ball snaps off far too easily.

Do these mods, you will be happy flipping in your yard
For the love of the hobby
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05-20-2011 05:14 PM  10 years ago
2low

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Not expecting to much , just a little inverted indoor hovering.Got to have my cup of heli in the morning.
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05-20-2011 06:55 PM  10 years ago
ISS Driver

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The battery holder that gorn refers to can be found here: http://astroid-designs.myshopify.com/
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05-21-2011 02:08 AM  10 years ago
Vader1

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It's one of the best back yard micro heli's I ever had and I have had many. It had some bugs at first but now I'm loving it. I fly it just about every day. I enjoy these small heli's more than the larger ones I have had. It's just because I can fly it more often, it isn't too dangerous around the back yard and it can take a crash without busting. Plus it flies great once you learn how to manage the pitch. One cool thing about mine is I have not replaced a part yet other than the updated recall on the blade grips. I have busted the frame, skids, and tail boom but made repairs to them that have just made the thing stronger. Funny thing is, I made the repairs so I could use my heli until the replacement part came in but I never put the new parts on. I figure why put a weak part back on it ?
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05-21-2011 04:31 AM  10 years ago
KCinNC

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Mooresville, NC

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good info Vader, i'm hoping to get one soon nothing to it but to do it
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05-21-2011 05:25 AM  10 years ago
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fwiw..

I have a friend I got hooked on helis...he's been flying for about 3 1/2 months...I talked him into an mSR, then the mCPx...He is able to do respectable forward flight, turns in most orientations, and we are working on flipping the bird...His progress is in part due to the flying characteristics and ruggedness of the mCPx...hHe crashes a lot, but since he learned the value of throttle hold, he is spending much more time flying and less time fixing....Is the heli perfect...No..Is it a GREAT learning tool...Yes!!

John.
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06-03-2011 07:01 AM  10 years ago
sharam

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well, i just picked up one of these. excited to get it in the air, I am used to 90 size birds so i am not quite sure what to expect here!

Verba volant, scripta manet
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06-03-2011 12:14 PM  10 years ago
shizack

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sharam, I hope your collective management is on par or better than average. This li'l bug is VERY sensitive to bogging and tail blowouts with ham-handed collective or cyclic.

That being said, once you get the hang of "easy-peasy; flip it like catching an egg" you'll be surprised at how much "bigger" it flies than it is. It handles wind better than any of my 450s did and nearly as well as my 500.

Make sure the main gear is full-up against the lower bearing (NO vertical main shaft play) and the blades are set to zero pitch at midstick and your pitch ATV is no more than 75% each way (to start with).

Stick-banging volant, good collective management manet.
A soul in tension is learning to fly
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