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Old 08-13-2009, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Still an okay time to buy a new MX?

I see you can get a new arf MX400pro w/ motor and esc for $130 or a MX450XS no mtr/esc for $170.

I couldn't find any parts at Tower. I saw on here some can still be had from other suppliers, but how long that lasts I don't know. So, would it be unwise to buy a MX?? I'm torn between a MX and a mini titan. Only hesitation about the MT is possibly having to split frames and more work to change main bearings vs easy job on sandwich frames like MX uses.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure how you searched but: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...FVSEARCH=mx400

http://www.lichann.com.tw/index.php?cPath=1 The prices are reduced after you place the order. Not sure why but it's always cheaper than what is posted on the site.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that! I used tower''s search for MX400 and others and it came up ziltch. Today though, did okay, under heli parts, list all. Pretty sure I'm going to go with the MT afterall tho. For $35. more its got a 40A esc vs 25A and figure clock is ticking on MX parts being produced even if they're available presently.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default You won't have to worry about parts.

Parts from the align 400 are a direct fit/replacement for the mx400. In fact, in my research, align made their heli from the mx400.
So as long as align is around you are safe.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmmm - that's good. I noticed they look very similar. If I get the mx400pro I can get the metal head block upgrade for like $8. vs $40 for the MT. I worry the all metal mx450xs may be on the heavy side and I'm on a tight budget too (be about $240 when I include an esc/mtr). The mx400pro has mech ccpm tho so I wonder if it's okay or gets sloppy over time, ...?
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I upgraded from mechanical to electronic. The mechanical seemed VERY solid. I also had the pro links. There wasn't any play or slop in the setup, but I didn't fly it mechanical. I really don't see how it could get any slop though.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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OK great. I like m-ccpm just fine if it's well done. I'm not sure what the pro links are just yet, but with some helis I've had, an accumilation of error occurs with multiple links on each control. Thanks a lot!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Only mx part that is not changable with align is the main gear. just stock up on 5 or 6 main gears and then you can use align parts. of course you might have to put on an align head byt they are cheap on ebay.
i would buy mx400 again without hesitation
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Pro links are where you have ball links on the servo arms instead instead of the "z" bends.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default That's what I started on.

I bought the MX400Pro for $99 at my LHS. Needless to say, scrap the tail...all of it. 100% Align Trex 450 from boom back. The landing gear design is weak. Will break. As stated before, the Main gear is different.

I second your choice on the MT. Parts are too hard to come by, and when it's all said and done I ended up buying a Trex 450 anyway. Better quality.

I did do some mods on the Ole' MX400 Pro just for giggles. No, it was not cost effective, just wanted to play around.

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Old 04-19-2010, 11:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default New Production - USA

From the site at http://www.planecourage.com, you can find new productions of the mx-400 / x-400 available and the heli is shipping worldwide.
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