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12-09-2013 09:36 AM  5 years ago
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450 robird F B L vs MCPX BL
Hello all,
As I am on a very fixed budget I need to make good buys.
I am considering either MCPX BL or 450 robird FBL set up.
What would you get and why?
I feel I have become a reasonable pilot after years of sim and irl but start to feel like I out fly my cheap hk 450 birds, although they have served me well!
Any and all info accepted with respect!
David
MCX,HK 450s,SWIFT 16,DX6i,RF G 3.5, Phoenix
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12-09-2013 10:23 AM  5 years ago
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12-09-2013 02:25 PM  5 years ago
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The Robird fbl unit works very well especially on an electric heli. They have the electric governor working well but the nitro governor update is not available yet. Really can't say anything bad about the unit.
I have been using the Robird on a nitro 700 for about a year and one on a 450 for a short time. Easy set up on a computer or you can push buttons if you like that method. Plus they have great support for the product. The MCPX I can't comment on.
Hope this helps.

Sam
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12-09-2013 04:14 PM  5 years ago
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Thanx for such fast reply!
Super to read that robird is ok, I had heard that it is!
Again thank you
David
MCX,HK 450s,SWIFT 16,DX6i,RF G 3.5, Phoenix
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12-09-2013 04:42 PM  5 years ago
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I flew the Robird on my 700, 520, and X3. Great unit with a great electric governor. I can't find any faults with the performance, it's as good as the big names.Nick Crego

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12-12-2013 07:57 PM  5 years ago
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Hey DWB,

If you're feeling like you've "outflown" your HK 450 heli then you're probably taking a step backwards looking at the MCPX.

From a cost savings perspective you might want to consider changing your HK450 to a flybarless setup. You'll save having to buy a new frame, servos, motor/esc. If you go this route I'd recommend that you take some of those savings and buy a good quality FBL head as a lower quality unit might save you some money but it will add to your frustration. FBL controllers pick up on vibrations in your system caused by loosely fitting parts, bad bearings, etc. and react to them adversely. During your build you'll want take out any mechanical looseness/slop in your linkages.

I've converted a FB TRex 450 to FBL and it's a good flyer, it's my "daily driver". I fly it a lot and there's very little maintanence and is reliable.

Good luck and Happy Holidays,

Scott
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12-13-2013 04:57 AM  5 years ago
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hi all,.
im making a comparison report on fbl controller..does the robird have "scale" or multi blade support? software/firmware upgrade free?
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12-13-2013 06:27 AM  5 years ago
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Hi DWB,

The Robird is tuneable through its setup software for sport, 3D and scale helis. Most of the really good scale pilots fly their helis in Rate Mode. Which you can do with the Robird. It also supports multi-blade rotor heads and the setup for that is also covered in the software as well as the setup manual.

The setup software is free and they come out with updates for the firmware a couple of times per year. Updates are posted on their website and usually a faithful pilot will post a link to it on the forums.

Scott
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