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04-07-2012 09:46 PM  9 years ago
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Best indoor Heli for learning on
I would like to know what is the best indoor heli that flys almost like a large one, something like the same stick movments so when you go to a larger heli you will be able to handle a little bit better. Yes I know Sim time is very important also.
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04-07-2012 11:08 PM  9 years ago
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Watch at YouTube

Blade mCP-x should do the trick
Fly hard, Land safe
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04-07-2012 11:24 PM  9 years ago
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Used to be a 450 size worked well for indoor training and still do, but these new little guys can really fly, and that is indoors or out!!

Good Luck, and welcome to the ADDICTION!!!!! Stan
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04-07-2012 11:36 PM  9 years ago
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Good Luck, and welcome to the ADDICTION!!!!! Stan
LOL, I like that...
Fly hard, Land safe
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04-09-2012 05:50 PM  9 years ago
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+++++1 on the MCPx...
Love that thing!
If it ain't broke, go fly some more!
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04-09-2012 06:52 PM  9 years ago
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Depending on skill level and just how much indoor space you have, I would recommend either the E-flite Blade mCX2 or the Blade mCP X. The mCX2 is a stable, durable, indoor heli that can be used to learn stick movements including control reversal (such as nose-in hovering). It is stable enough that you can fly it in a normal house size room without frustration but has positive and linear response to control inputs (unlike many "mall helis").

The mCP X is certainly a more capable heli but is not appropriate for initial learning indoors unless you have something like a gym to fly in. It's fast, responsive, and not inherently stable like the mCX2.

- John
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04-10-2012 12:58 AM  9 years ago
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Your gallery pics suggest that you already know the in's and out's of advanced heli's.

So my answer is the MCPX.
Rick
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04-10-2012 10:42 AM  9 years ago
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Mcpx for sure.Got to have my cup of heli in the morning.
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04-10-2012 01:37 PM  9 years ago
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+1 on mCPx !

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04-15-2012 03:10 AM  9 years ago
Einzelganger

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It's like a rabid hummingbird. Awesome!I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman
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04-19-2012 03:45 PM  9 years ago
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Maybe it is because I only have a Dx4 but I wont fly my mcpx inside. It doesn't handle crashing into hard things very well.Champion,Magic,MiniBoy,Xcell60+50,Intrepid,Intrepid Gas,Baron30,Whisper,300X,mCPXv1v2,Concept,Nexus
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04-23-2012 04:29 AM  9 years ago
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Not that I know anything, but it seems like my Axe Cp with bell hiller upgrade has been good for me. After several hundred hours of sim time, I began hovering it in my living room. It seems to be very controllable. I keep it pretty much in a 2 foot "box". More than 12" inches of drift in any direction and I put it down. Within a few batteries I could hold it in hover in the "box" for a full 13 minute charge.I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman
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05-02-2012 03:48 PM  9 years ago
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Pretty new to this
Hey guys, getting a tiny bit of topic with this question.

I am about to buy a mcpx v2, after a moderate amount of consideration and research, and I was wondering whether you guys would recommend a) immediately upgrading my radio by getting a BNF version with say.. A dx6i (the exact radio is open to suggestions) or b) stick with the RTF version, which includes a dx4, and then upgrade at a later date.

I'm looking forward to the replies and feel free to go into depth in your responses, there are always things you might think of as common knowledge that a newcomer like myself may be unfamiliar with and can therefore pick up on.

Thanks,
FlightFanatic
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05-05-2012 06:33 AM  9 years ago
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I'm old school, but have adapted to new technology. I have flow alot of whats out there. I 100% disagree with an MCPx for a first heli. Its very hard to learn on. I crashed one alot when I first flew one. Its very hard to get back under control. I think the Hirobo XRB is a better first heli. Was the tethered version the SRB? Thats a good choice because you plug it into the wall and can fly for hours. Extremely stable and forgiving.
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05-05-2012 06:40 AM  9 years ago
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I was thinking about the mcpx and the ability to tone down pitch and throttle curves, assuming I have upgraded my radio to something such as the dx6.. That seems to me like it wouldn't be anywhere near as difficult to control. Keep in mind that I am not a complete novice to the RC world, mainly just to helicopters and even then I have flown a tiny bit."Live us either a daring adventure or nothing" - Helen Keller
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06-18-2012 10:21 PM  9 years ago
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YSRRyder.......
I'm betting this MCPx would be a good indoor intermediate trainer...If one were past hover training. Right?
Wayne
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RIP Roman
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06-19-2012 03:20 AM  9 years ago
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Sorry YSRRyder. I can't agree with you. Nowadays, your first "heli" should be a good sim ( RF6 or Phoenix ). Once you can hover on the sim with a little virtual random wind thrown in, you shouldn't have any problem with a toned down mcpx as your first real heli.

I guess the only catch is that you should buy the BNF version of the mcpx,and, buy a decent radio separately to allow you to set it up to suit your needs. The RTF version's radio wouldn't be nearly as good because you don't have the ability to set your own dual rates, decrease the head speed (adjust throttle curves), etc.

Then, buy a half dozen 300mah after market lipos, and with a reduced headspeed, you'll have at least 5 minutes hover practice per battery, and even lessen the chance of breaking anything when you crash.
Last, if possible, get someone who can already fly well to set up your heli and radio for you. A well set up heli is easier to fly than one that is not.

The trouble with getting something too easy to learn on, is you will quickly outgrow it and then need to buy something else. Especially if the student pilot is younger. They catch on waaaay quicker than us older individuals. The mcpx can be toned down to make it very docile to fly, and it is nearly indestructible compared to most helis. It can also be set up to do many of the advanced moves as well as learn ALL hovering orientations....including inverted. This gives it a MUCH longer useful life.

Just my opinion,

KevinB
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06-21-2012 03:18 AM  9 years ago
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Thanks KevinB.
This is data I was looking for.
Wayne
I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman
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06-21-2012 04:25 AM  9 years ago
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Everyone would love the pleasure of flying indoors,its perfect.The only problem next is the size you are flying in.Then what level your at and do you practice on a simulator.E flight Blade has micro small helis to start with that you can fly them in your house if its ok with everyone in the living room who trying to watch tv,or on their PC,or eating on the couch,Or the cat and dogs dont mind.Start with the double rotor then move on from their.Good luck,Roch
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06-23-2012 12:50 AM  9 years ago
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+5 mcpx, flies like my 500 indoors..curious of the 130x though, shaft driven, could only be better.
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