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Old 09-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What to expect from MSRX to MCPX

So the board on my MSRX just smoked when I plugged the motor in after it came loose. I've gotten pretty good at flying this little bird with my dx6i and prefer to fly it outside. I'm debating on upgrading to the MCPx or buying another MSRX. What differences should I expect in the flight characteristics between the two helis ? Trying to decide if I'm ready for the collective pitch heli or not.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Fixed pitch is good for learning for only a shot while. You develop bad happits such as using full stick imputs to change directions, dropping the throttle just before a crash and punching it to take off.

The Mcpx V2 is going for $90 now, rather than getting another msrx or getting yours fixed you might want to look into picking up a Mcpx. Since you already have a DX6i you are already one step ahead of most looking to advance to a ccpm heli.

My question to you would be, how are you with orientaions with your msrx? Are you good about using the throttle hold switch when you know your going to crash and before it hits the ground?

If yes then I say get one, tame it way down a fly it to your liking. Fly over grass and be good with throttle hold and you will enjoy learning with this heli.
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Go with the mcpx. Tame it down, 30% expo and 70% d/r is a good starting point

Be prepared to relearn turns, as the msrx disables as3x while rudder command is given.

Yup, no more smash throttle up to take off

And get used to hit throttle hold not smash throttle down
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You can also start on the MCPx with a pitch curve of 80, 80, 80, 80, 80 and it will fly as a fixed pitch.

Once your used to that (it won't be long) then go to a standard tame setup.
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get the mcpx for sure, no question about it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Without question, replace your old MSRX with a new MCPX.

MCPX is a far better helicopter you will love it. And you already have a DX6i so your set.

The flybarless part will pretty much feel the same.

Where you will see the most difference is the the power of MCPX.
And you will need to learn what we call collective management.

With a fixed pitch when you apply power it takes time for the motor to speed up the blades increase lift and the helicopter to begin climbing.

Same in reverse.
When you lower the power it takes time for the motor and blades to slow down, in turn decreasing lift and the helicopter descends.

On a collective pitch helicopter the motor is constant speed,
The motor spools up to flying speed and stays there. Only the pitch changes on the blades.
So when you make a collective change, you see the response instantly.

Most newcomers feel the helicopter over responds to input, but this is not the case.
It just takes a few flights to get used to the instant response to collective stick input.

Just set up the DX6i as on page 6 of the manual.
Do a zero pitch setup on the helicopter.

Then decrease the dual rates and up the Expo a bit in your DX6i.
Relax the helicopter is not hard to fly.

Even if you do not use my beginners settings you will find plenty of service and flying tips at the link bellow

MCPX setup service and flying links for newbies
https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=506789

Hope this helps you.
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I'd say don't set the mcpx as fixed pitch, just use the beginner settings and get used flying in idle up mode. The non-bl has not that much power (motor will bog down pretty easy and heli will not shoot upwards). I was very pleasantly surprized going from msrx to mcpx.

You can use normal mode for takeoff/landing if you like. Flying in normal mode allows you to retain the old habit of smashing throttle down to stop motor and will bite you when trying invert and forgetting to go idle up.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replys! It looks like I may as well go with the MCPx. I'm sure I will have questions along the way. Any help would be much appreciated.
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I'm sure I will have questions along the way. Any help would be much appreciated.
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