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07-12-2013 07:23 PM  5 years agoPost 21
JKos

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I feel, perhaps, like the minority at times on this... But, I've been flying helis for ten years now and find small helis like the mCPX not fun to fly because they just don't fly "right." I can't imagine trying to start out with something so squirrelly.

I certainly agree with starting with a sim and truly and solidly learning the basics before moving on to 3D. I think we've all seen guys show up at the field with lots of "3D time" on the sim but skipped all the basics. Yeah, that's a fun experience...

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07-12-2013 10:26 PM  5 years agoPost 22
AWittleWabbit

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A sim

A MCPX BL

And a 450 or bigger.

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07-12-2013 11:46 PM  5 years agoPost 23
Einzelganger

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Good sim.......hot-rod computer.....
Titan X50B and Titan 50 FBL.
Best of both worlds.

Expensive but affordable.

Wayne

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07-13-2013 05:27 PM  5 years agoPost 24
piranhafreak

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I don't understand the 130x money pit statement as I have great luck it flies great for what it is and I have flown and crashed mine hasent cost me more then $20 bucks in replacement parts since I have owned it I think it is a great heli to learn 3d it won't put you on the top but it will get you on your way other then being a little under powered I think it is a wonderful machine

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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07-13-2013 07:41 PM  5 years agoPost 25
Bouchah

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That is how I feel about the 130x, I like it way bettr than the MCPX, I had the V1 MCPX though.

Blade 130x (5)
Trex 550 V2 (18)
Shuttle ZXX
Freya Xspec (20)

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07-13-2013 08:00 PM  5 years agoPost 26
pctomlin

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A sim and an mcpx BL will get you were you want to be for the least amount of money. Then think about what larger heli you want.

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07-14-2013 12:05 AM  5 years agoPost 27
dialarotor

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No doubt about it
A pair of BLADE 130X helis, a Spektrum 7S tx and bag of 450 batteries.

Then go get a 550 size electric like the TREX,RAPTOR,BLADE and ring it out.

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07-14-2013 12:22 AM  5 years agoPost 28
MarshallB

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In my 20 years, I've seen more pilots that have the basic skills down, progress more quickly with a 600 size nitro or electric. This has been my experience for whom I've recommended this route. In almost every case they advance and learn 3d and other skills quicker. And there have been many. Also, proper setup is imperative.

But, this has been my experience.


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07-14-2013 01:55 AM  5 years agoPost 29
waheed1998

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fb or fbl for i don't like nitro even though you get more flight time.most important I'm on a fix budget.

anthony jackson

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07-14-2013 04:00 AM  5 years agoPost 30
MarshallB

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With the modern FBL systems, definitely makes more sense to me to go that route. It simplifies setup, less parts to replace in case of damage, and most everyone knows how to set them up in short order. It tends to reduce drag on the machine and therefore you get a bit more power out of the system.


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07-14-2013 05:05 PM  5 years agoPost 31
whitehedr

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fb or fbl for i don't like nitro even though you get more flight time.most important I'm on a fix budget.
anthony jackson
Fixed budget and 3D, not a good combo. Also you mentioned that ALL you want to do is 3D. You probably need to actually learn how to fly and control a helicopter before you start throwing it around the sky with 3D maneuvers.

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08-05-2013 12:37 PM  5 years agoPost 32
Einzelganger

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+1 to whitehedr

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08-05-2013 01:38 PM  5 years agoPost 33
icanfly

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the mcpx bl is squirely sure, but the super quick reflexes you learn on a micro will imprint on your brain deeper and prepare you for unwanted surprises a larger machine presents ($). You'll take more risks with the micro and not kill yourself if you get hit.

Flying something larger afterward will be like flying a stock car compared to a go cart, . OK lol, I mean it's like all great Formula 1 drivers began on a go cart, and a gamboy, x-box, sim, haha.

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08-05-2013 01:47 PM  5 years agoPost 34
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Icanfly, ever heard of gt academy???

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