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10-26-2013 08:26 AM  5 years agoPost 1
doctor

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hi,

Finally saved some funds. I would love to get both but cant.

Mcpx Bl is very handy. I have been a weekend flier for last 3 or 4 years. But, with mcpx bl in hand i can fly daily. More stick time i give, the better it will be as you may agree. I practice daily on sim.

BD3sx i wish to install on Gaui x5. With lack of flight schools or hardocre 3d pilots here, i get inclined towards BD 3sx. Now, with me practicing some 3d moves thechances of inevitable have increased.

Which is better in my situation.?

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10-26-2013 10:28 AM  5 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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I think in the long run, the MCPX BL would be the way to go. Parts are inexpensive and It will do all the 3D that you want to do. If it needs parts, they are fairly inexpensive.
The Gaui X5 on the other hand will cost quite a bit more when it crashes.

Bill Whittaker

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10-26-2013 10:30 AM  5 years agoPost 3
doctor

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Hi,

I already have a gauix5.

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10-26-2013 10:36 AM  5 years agoPost 4
wrongler

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Yes, I understand, but you will crash it and it will cost more for repairs.

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10-26-2013 11:42 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Retired2011

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doctor, I think he is saying that more practice on the MCPX will mean less crashes on the Gaui. You will learn to fly better instead of relying on the BD to save it for you.

I understand your feelings though, and have considered a BD for when I'm transitioing skills, as I learn them, to a larger machine.
My mentors encourage me not to do this, however.

Chet

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10-26-2013 01:38 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Craigdieslemac

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Just as rugged and can be found for nearly the same price.. The 130x. It is larger, but is hard to beat for a backyard flier. I have crashed mine all over the place and just pick it back up, inspect.. And fly again. Yesterday my neighbor and I fished it, literally with a fishing pole, off of his roof where I crashed it. I have gotten really good at snapping TH on in a flash so I don't nose in at 100%. I have purchased a lot less parts because of it. Also, the 130x handles pretty stiff winds really well. I fly it even when the wind is gusting pretty heavy.

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10-26-2013 02:05 PM  5 years agoPost 7
seefest

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Get the BD. Your confidence will increase while flying which allows you to relax and your skills will progress exponentially. I love the BD on my X5, although I hardly ever use the bailout.

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10-26-2013 02:05 PM  5 years agoPost 8
devin120

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+1 on mcpx bl. They fly great. Nothing like the old ones.

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10-26-2013 02:57 PM  5 years agoPost 9
doctor

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I have Read a lot of review about 130x. One thing to consider is that i am in India. So, if a board etc goes wrong in 130x , its difficult to ship it to HH. Also, People havent been able to remove the tailwag from it. N i m not good in tinkering with a small heli with so many parts.

Mcpx bl n mcpx are very simple design. No torque tube gears to mess around.

So,

mcpx BL for me the pros: I can fly it daily.

BD 3sx on my gaui x5: I will have to stick to weekend flying but i can try new things like piroflips etc.

Hard to take a decision. One is to be removed from the cart.

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10-26-2013 04:22 PM  5 years agoPost 10
WessCo

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It's going to come down to stick time. Can't learn without putting it in via an actual heli or simulator. Do you have a simulator?

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10-26-2013 04:36 PM  5 years agoPost 11
devin120

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I thought a bd xxx was another heli. So to rewind,

You don't find the 500 is small enough for parks? It's such a nice machine and flies so well. The mcpx is just going to be like an air hog compared to it. But I think everyone needs a micro :P We all like to get a backyard flight in right.

But I just am wondering your reasoning behind the fbl system, is it an upgrade? What are you using now? Your talking about trying piro flips,I don't know if slapping an auto level system on is going to help. Stick time and sim and fly 2-3 mistakes high...

I see guys left right and center dump their heli because they were too slow on the switch.

If I had the money id definitely try one of those systems though, would be nice to have an auto level if the heli goes below a certain altitude.

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10-26-2013 04:57 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Craigdieslemac

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the MCPX def has a very low parts count.. either would be nice. Tail wag on the 130x was solved for me with a Walkera 03-4 tail servo. It still has a slight wag every once in awhile, but that is usually because parts are worn out.

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10-26-2013 06:16 PM  5 years agoPost 13
JasonJ

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Same decision I went through and I went with the mcpx bl. I find it difficult to believe a 130 will crash as well, I have traumatized my BL this year with HARD crashes and have only bought a set of skids because I needed them and a different colored canopy to be different from the other guy with a BL. It is just so simple and does what it does good enough. The 130 may fly a bit better but I think the mcpx bl gives more flying site options.

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10-26-2013 06:57 PM  5 years agoPost 14
doctor

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@Devin120 : 500 or 450 can be flown in park, but people n cops here keep bugging you.

The advantage with mcpx bl is that it escapes as a toy. N i wont get hassled by cops. I am a registered RC pilot with http://www.AMAI.in

I fly a raptor 50 titan, X50 and a gaui x5 with beastx. Realflight G3.5 is the sim.

It practically is coming down to stick time. I havent flwn for last fortnight and now i feel desperate to be in air. This is inspite of daily sim prac.

At the moment mcpx it is. BD3sx May be next time. hehehe

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10-26-2013 07:00 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Stephen Born

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Why not try the NEW Align T-Rex 150!

https://rc.runryder.com/t748801p1/

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10-26-2013 07:05 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Craigdieslemac

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That is cool.. I like the servo's and the adjustable links. Looks tough.

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10-26-2013 07:13 PM  5 years agoPost 17
doctor

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Is the Trex 150 comes as BNF ?

I fly with either JR DSX7 or DX18 QQ

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10-26-2013 07:41 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Stephen Born

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Yes. The T-Rex 150 is BNF and has Spektum capability. Is is not out yet, but will be introduced to the market shortly.

The link I posted above describes in detail about the unit as known thus far.

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10-26-2013 09:57 PM  5 years agoPost 19
Busher

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The mcpx bl seems the best bet for you at present, as it allows you to fly on a daily basis, it will also take quite a beating. I would get a few spares, I have found the main bits that go in a crash are, canopy, skids, tail booms. I have changed the hollow boom for a solid and the tail rotor for the lynx 42mm this has improved tail performance. That and a couple of sets of main blades main gear and main shaft should be a good crash kit. The smaller helis are great for stealing a quiet flight when other options are not available to you.

Good luck
Busher

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10-29-2013 05:53 AM  5 years agoPost 20
doctor

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Hi,

I am going with mcpx bl. Reason for not choosing trex 150 is that mcpx bl is already in market for long. Fliers know all the mods n fixes. Version one i generalyy avoid just like i am trying toavoid a gaui x3

I think experienced fliers help a lot when things go wrong.

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