Originally Posted by rcplayer
have had an mcx2 for a couple of weeks and its gotten boring. what is a good upgrade?
I went straight from a CX2 to a Heli Max 450 and I tell you, it was pretty rough. (Even with working on a sim every day). Crashing a 450 every other battery pack gets expensive fast.
I would recommend a Blade mCPX V2, (not the brushless). You can get them to be just as stable as a 450 heli and won't cost you an arm and a leg to repair. I crashed mine about 20 times before I had to spend any money to fix it. I can't say that for a 450 sized heli.
Another plus is that since the Brushless unit came out the V2 RTF models are $160. That comes with everything you need to fly right out of the box. I would recommend the V2 and not the brushless if you are just beginning. The BL heli blades spin a lot faster and will not be as durable in a crash. Besides, all you will be doing for a while is hovering anyway.
I also would recommend a simulator, especially if you decide to go with a bigger heli. You can get used ones for a pretty good price.