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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2009, 07:05 PM »

but, but..

There's no string??

 Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2009, 03:46 PM »

You guys are ALL bad influences ! The last thing I need is something else to get into... Who's got that flashy thing from MIB ? I never saw this.  Cheesy



 Bwahaha  They are called foamies and are battery powered 
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2009, 04:17 AM »

The Air Hogs have styrofoam bodies. The E-flite MCX helis are completely serviceable. You can get to all the parts if you have to. Another thing I like about the E-Flites is the fact that you can swap out the battery which you can't with the "foamies".
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 08:24 AM »

For the guys that have the eflite mcx helis, which mode do you use on the controller? 1 or 2?
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2009, 04:34 AM »

My MCX S300 came with Mode 2 as the default. I like having the throttle and rudder (spin it around) on the left and the pitch (forward and backward) and yaw (drift right and left) on the right control.

Spin it up on the throttle, slight pressure to the left and it will spin counter-clockwise. Slight pressure forward on the right control and you get forward speed.

It's a much better helicopter than the Air Hogs!
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2009, 11:54 AM »

You guys are ALL bad influences ! The last thing I need is something else to get into... Who's got that flashy thing from MIB ? I never saw this.  Cheesy



 Bwahaha  They are called foamies and are battery powered 
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Very cool. Looks like a lot of fun.
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2009, 03:52 AM »

The beauty of indoor electric RC's whether helicopters or fixed wing is flying them in a gymnasium takes out the weather factor,-20 outside and the snow is blowing sideways?no problem. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2009, 11:14 PM »

helis and small foamies are fun...but my love is still for giant scale 3D planes. I'm know to play around with heli's and foamies are a great 3D flying training tool.

Here's a couple shots of one of my smaller, but favorite airplane. It's an Aviation Models 30% Yak 54 with a DA50 for power.....

 

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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2009, 07:15 AM »

there are some mods for the mcx that give it better foward speed as well as more pitch and yaw. Overall very cool, love that you can swap batteries out. Inner rods and counter balance rods seem to be the most common replaceables, at $5 each that's not bad. Anyone here moved to an ac charger for the batteries?
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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2009, 06:06 PM »

I have experience flying r/c Heli's and came here cause I thought it would be cheaper. Big mistake lol. Here is a good forum and people are very helpful.

http://www.helifreak.com/
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2009, 04:33 AM »

Thanks for the link to Helifreaks! I'll have to check out the mods for the MCX. It's got MUCH better control than the Air Hog!
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2009, 05:47 AM »

CJE,

Is hovering a plane an advanced trick?  (hang it on the prop)

JW
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2009, 07:12 AM »

CJE,

Is hovering a plane an advanced trick?  (hang it on the prop)

JW

yes
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