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10-30-2011 07:35 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Slickrick

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Al

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We all know that MCPX is fun and a great helicopter. Sometimes even
when it's fun we're still contrained with our budgets. What I have here is a Burned out Motor and 3in1 Circuit Board. I've used my MCPX
to the max. Motor cost $12.00, 3in1 Circuit Board $70.00. With all
the crashes here and there, God knows what else will break.
At $82.00 + tax and everything, stop and think. Is it worth it?
Do the math! Would you rather buy the BNF @$169.00and use the remnants at your old MCPX as spare parts?
Better yet, did you have your fill with MCPX? If so, drop it, SAVE your $169.00 and move on to the next best thing!
Just my 2 Cents.....

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10-30-2011 08:03 PM  7 years agoPost 2
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Slick -- from this and other posts, you seem to be a one-man vendetta to get people to stop buying the MCPx. Lighten up a bit. Not everyone views the world through your eyes.

Note that unlike you, the majority of buyers are having success with the MCPx, and some are actually dishing out close to $600 to bling their MCPx out with CNC parts, brushless motors, and bigger batteries.

I find mine quite entertaining, and with the coming winter, probably the only viable option in town to keep the thumbs nimble during the cold, snowy, Iowa winters.

-----
Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

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10-30-2011 08:07 PM  7 years agoPost 3
davehour

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Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785

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I love my MCPX!

Only things changed are longer boom and the Tx for a DX6i. But with the V3 tail blade, the longer boom ins't needed.

And with the DX6i, it feels like a different heli!

David

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10-30-2011 08:12 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Slickrick

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Sorry to touch a nerve. Didn't mean it that way. As a matter of fact I have two of these and very happy. One is still flying and the other is kept for spare parts. Just wanted to share my point of view as a newbie for other newbies. Learned a lot with MCPX, but it's time for me to move on to something bigger. By this I mean... Step up for something better. Peace

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10-30-2011 08:17 PM  7 years agoPost 5
jgunpilot

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Pollock, LA

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Peace to you too, Rick. I still fly my mCPx from time to time and enjoy it, within its limitations. As far as a backyard flyer, it has no peer.

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10-30-2011 08:20 PM  7 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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Something better?

I have two helis.
My Trex 700LE Nitro and my MCP X.

My MCP X has nearly 90 hours of flight.
Right now it is thoroughly worn out.lol...

I will most certainly get a new one and will likely restore this one to its former glory.

For what it is to me,there is nothing better.

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10-30-2011 08:40 PM  7 years agoPost 7
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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I amused myself during yesterday's snow storm here in Massachusetts by seeing how many consecutive flips I could do in the kitchen without loosing control and hitting something. How many did I do? Who knows, I stopped counting. But I did have a ball. And didn't break a thing, either on the heli or in the house.

I look at the MPCx as being like a for real 3D sim. I try things with this heli that I wouldn't dream of with my bigger machines.

Great bang for the buck.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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10-30-2011 08:48 PM  7 years agoPost 8
davehour

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Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785

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I amused myself during yesterday's snow storm here in Massachusetts by seeing how many consecutive flips I could do in the kitchen without loosing control and hitting something. How many did I do? Who knows, I stopped counting. But I did have a ball. And didn't break a thing, either on the heli or in the house.
That has to be a very big kitchen.

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10-30-2011 08:58 PM  7 years agoPost 9
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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Big enough, plus a very understanding wife that doesn't panic at the sound of the occasional impact. Her office and hobby room is off the kitchen, so she even gets to watch the craziness. Great fun!

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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11-01-2011 03:24 PM  7 years agoPost 10
d12bn

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lake charles

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Wow
The mcpx is changing the hobby. You will not find another heli as cheap to crash. Anything bigger and better will cost a lot more when you crash. There are lots of heli's that fly much better, more power, more stable and when you crash you will spend a mcpx or many mcpx's in money. This is an expensive hobby. However you can save money, just don't crash!

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11-01-2011 11:17 PM  7 years agoPost 11
PBusch

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Minnesota

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I just got one and love it. Its the perfect heli for the yard and cheap too. I bet I can learn more on this little guy then any other heli because I can crash it over and over in the grass with little or no damage.

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11-01-2011 11:45 PM  7 years agoPost 12
hams

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Ohio

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I would venture to say that the mcpx is the single greatest heli to hit the market in the last 5 years!!!! Yep, I just said it

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11-02-2011 03:29 AM  7 years agoPost 13
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..

+1 on hams!

John.

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11-05-2011 01:32 AM  7 years agoPost 14
bigben1165

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grand rapids, michigan

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ive never had more fun with any helicopter, period!

big ben - e550 fbl - DX6

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11-05-2011 02:27 AM  7 years agoPost 15
baby uh1

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St. James, Mo.

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+1 Ditto! The X would be the last heli in my fleet if I had to go down to only one!

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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11-05-2011 05:50 PM  7 years agoPost 16
bigben1165

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grand rapids, michigan

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this is my only heli now and it is my favorite!!

btw, dont try to launch it from your hand if you are only around long grass! took a blade to the right thumb! cracked my thumbnail!

big ben - e550 fbl - DX6

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11-05-2011 07:43 PM  7 years agoPost 17
pH7

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Sterling Heights, MI - USA

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I launch mine from my hand all the time. I always make sure that I can feel it pulling up away from my hand before releasing my grip. I used to "land" by hovering inverted, maybe a foot off the ground and then just flipping the throttle hold, it was always a gentile landing, often upright. Lately I have just been hovering upright and then grabbing it out of the air.

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11-05-2011 10:37 PM  7 years agoPost 18
bigben1165

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grand rapids, michigan

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im guessing we dont have the same coordination.

big ben - e550 fbl - DX6

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11-05-2011 11:21 PM  7 years agoPost 19
MichiganFlyer

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Lansing,MI

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Well we let my 6yr old try to fly the mCPx and he managed a couple 10-15second flights. Tell me of another CP heli you would do that with without a buddy box?
My 9yr old flyes the snot out of his and now needs a new main motor as it has lost it's punch.
Putting in a couple curcuit flights calms my nerves before I do them with the 450.
I could have never felt comfortable to do circuits or nose in without all the practice I have done with the mCPx. It has made a huge difference in my family.
Today my 9yr old practiced hovering on the 450 with no training gear on only his 5th flight with it. I credit this to the hours of fly he has had on the mCPx!

To me there is no better heli for this hobby!

Friends don't encourage friends to fly helis! It can cause part shortages.

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11-09-2011 09:06 PM  7 years agoPost 20
vrex

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Denver Co

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"real life simulator"

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