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02-02-2013 10:35 PM  5 years agoPost 1
1heliman

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Just picked up my bind and fly MCPX v2 for 100 bucks. With the introduction of the brushless MCPX the MCPX v2 was marked down to 100 at my LHS. Couldn't resist. One question I have is, Why are there two sets of blades one with a torpedo shape on it and a regular looking longer set of blades. I would think it has to do with the 3d flying -vs - the regular forward flight. Any suggestions? And which ones do I attach for just testing out the hover in my living room, and regular flight? I have it programmed to the DX6i and all seems well. Thanks for the help. You would think the manual would touch on this...... you would think. I have to test this in my living room because it is 5 degrees outside and we are getting a foot of lake effect snow as I type this.

-Bill

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02-02-2013 10:44 PM  5 years agoPost 2
pH7

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Page 12 Item J lists 2 part numbers for the blades. "High Performance" (the plain type blades) are for 3-D type flying. "Fast Flight" (torpedo style) are more stable in fast flight (not so much flipping, etc.) Fly one type for a while the switch to see which works best for your style of flying.

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02-03-2013 01:27 AM  5 years agoPost 3
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Thanks PH7 appreciate it. Just as I thought. I must have some obscure version of the manual, as it has no page 12. Well it does, but I think it is in french!

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02-03-2013 05:42 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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Any idea what style would give a more stable hover?

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02-03-2013 08:45 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Eleven_Bravo

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Of the two the bullet blades would be best for what you desire.

I would still try them both they are not going to make that much of a difference in the feel in a hover. If you can hover it with one set you will be able to hover it with the other also.

ENGAGE!!

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02-03-2013 02:09 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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The plain blades have a faster cyclic rate than the bullet blades. However, I have always found the plain blades to have a bit of an oscillation if you try to fly too fast. Overall I find the bullet blades fast enough in cyclic yet smooth in fast fwd flight so they are my preference.

Each to their own though.

KevinB

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