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02-29-2012 10:32 PM  9 years ago
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FIRED UP

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Hello, new here folks, could use a little help
First off, let me say that if this is in the wrong spot, please inform me as to where I should be asking this, thank you.

Houdy,
I'm just getting into helicopter flying. I've wanted to do it for most of my life but, it was too far down on the priority list. Well, now that I'm retired, and sold all the other toys, (jeeps, boat, and other stuff), the wife and I are trying to travel a bit and see this country. Now, the flying thing has moved up to the top priority in life. I started with one of those tiny coaxial three channel things you get in a mall. Well, I've progressed to a larger, coaxial one called the "9091 Double Horse S". It's pretty good but, if someone breaths on it, it can't fight that little bit of wind.

So, after seeing the "Blade MQX" Quad copter on YouTube, and that it appeared to not all that hard to fly, I had to have one. I purchased one a few days ago and am finally getting the hang of it, flying it indoors. I can actually fly for as much as 5-7 minutes without banging into walls, furniture, lamps etc. This thing is way cool. I can't wait to get it outside and really get good at it.

I also purchased, at the same time, a new "Phoenix" flight simulator and, a Spectrum DX6i, radio. I managed to tie the radio into the simulator and can get it going but, the store manager where we purchased this equipment said I'd be able to download the the drivers for the Blade MQX and, when it (the Phoenix site) displayed "New" downloads, the MQX was not there.

So, is it available to download and tie into my program and radio, and if so, how and where do I go to get it? Thank you for what ever help you can throw at me. Very much appreciated.
Scott
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02-29-2012 10:38 PM  9 years ago
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Phoenix already has a Quadcopter, the Gaui 330-X. It won't be that much different than your MQX. You can practice on that.
At present, there isn't a Blade MQX in the sim. That's not to say Phoenix won't include an MQX in the future.
With Phoenix's new ties with Horizon Hobby, an MQX model for the sim seems very likely.

Sorry your dealer gave you false information.
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02-29-2012 11:04 PM  9 years ago
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Hi Firedup welcome aboard.
The Phoenix was a smart purches a simulator will save you a lot of money and give you great training.
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02-29-2012 11:07 PM  9 years ago
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Welcome to the wonderful world of rotory Scott.

From the home page, look further down from where you found this BEGINNERS CORNER and you should find MULTI ROTOR COPTERS.

Best of luck!
~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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03-01-2012 01:13 AM  9 years ago
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Gang,
Thanks very much for the nice welcome. It's good to know you've got support here. I did find the Gaui 330X on the list of downloadable copters but, not knowing that model, I didn't do anything with it. I think I'll down load it and practice around some.

I did not buy the Bind and Fly model, I got the RTF one. That one comes, as you all know, with it's own radio. At present, I can't quite get that little guy to hover. It's very close but, it always seems to drift just a tiny bit in one direction or the other. I've seen videos on youtube that show that MQX hovering without having the operators hand on the right side controls. That's what I want. Once I get that situated, I'll move onto makeing move in different directions and back again.

As stated, I'm having a ball with this thing. I don't know how many of you have ever flown this little guy but, to me, this thing is extremely agile and reactive. If I even blink, it's off into a wall some place. But, I'm getting it. Anyway, thanks for the help here boys, certainly appreciated. Now, it's time to go simulate.
Scott
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03-06-2012 07:24 PM  9 years ago
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Hey good morning gang,
Having a ball with the Blade MQX. I'm actually getting good enough to fly it outside. No crashes (damaging anyway) just yet. This fun stuff. Anyway, I'd like to ask a question regarding my Spectrum DX6i transmitter and, the Phoenix flight simulator.

I'm presently practicing with the Gaui 330 quad copter and it's very simaler to the Blade MQX in operations. But, since I'm new to all of this and can barely figure out how to turn all of it on to get practice in, I've got an issue that you experienced folks may or may not be abel to help with.

In flying the quad copter, as it faces away from you, on take off, if I start to throttle up, the copter starts to lift off, all is ok. But, if I want it to "bank" right, I have to push my aileron/roll stick to the "left". And, vice versa for the alternate direction. I'd like to be able to push the stick to the right if I want to go right, again, as it faces away from you. Is there a way to "reversed" the aileron/cyclick/roll control direction? Do you all see what I'm asking?
Scott
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03-06-2012 11:43 PM  9 years ago
Gyronut

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I assume that you are using the 6I on a diff model number when flying on the sim.
That being the case it would appear that the ail channel will need to be reversed on the model controling the MQX.

That should fix it.
Rick
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03-08-2012 04:42 AM  9 years ago
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Gyronut,
Thank you Sir for taking the time to reply. However, at the present time, the MQX is being flown by the transmitter that came with it. I'm not using the DX6i to fly it. I'm only using the DX in conjunction with the simulator and flying the Gaui 330-X Quad copter. So if "reversing" the channel is the answer to this situation, all I have to do is figure out how to do that. I've got the book that came with it, so, I'll dive into and see if I can do it for myself. If I can't, then I'll ask for help.
This thing is sure fun.
Scott
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03-08-2012 04:51 AM  9 years ago
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Welcome! Getting the sim was a great move and the mqx is also a good learning tool. You're on the right path and in the right place! Glad to have you on RR
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03-09-2012 04:46 AM  9 years ago
NLDIRENZO

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Just my opinion... If i were you i would bind that quad copter to you DX6i to have a feel for that radio... I have that radio and have all of my helicopters programmed on it...

P.S. If you want a good heli to start Get the MCPX you can crash it a million times and if your over grass it will take a beating several times before you break anything and when you do break something its only a few bucks to fix. & The great part about that helicopter is its flybarless so when your ready you can start 3d on that helicopter it might be a little tough to hover at first but in my opinion its a good starting point... GOOD LUCK! Its a great hobby
Did you mean to do that? Yeah its called a crash landing its a new trick
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03-09-2012 05:19 AM  9 years ago
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NLDIRENZO,
Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. I will bind that radio to the MQX. I've been wanting to do that ever since I bought the whole mess but, I've had such good luck in flying the little MQX with the transmitter that came with it, I just haven't done the bind yet. I'll get to it, promise.

I figured out how to reverse the controls on my channels so the a "right" movement with my thumbs on the transmitter is equal to a right movement in the heli. The same with the left etc. So, now, my brain is working correctly with my hands. That's a good thing with me. And, because of that correction, my flying has improved immensely. I can actually fly some helis. The fixed wings are getting there but, I'm still doing millions of dollars in damage because of the frequency of crashes. I'll get better. Thanks again for your help here. Very much appreciated.
Scott
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