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Old 01-24-2012, 05:16 AM   #1
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Default Blade mQX quad

Is there really no thread for this neat little quad yet?

I picked one up from my LHS today and am having a bit of a blast with it.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:58 AM   #2
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Really? No interest at all?

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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This looks pretty cool. How hard is it to fly compared to a CP Heli?
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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I'd put it in between a Blade mCX2 and maybe the mSR. It hovers nice and easy, like a mini coax. But it's very fast and responsive. I haven't put it up to much in my basement, but other guys are flipping and rolling them with no problem.

Gently flying around inside, I'm getting 10 minutes+ on the stock battery. And, of course, it's got enough power to carry a little keychain camera around. I'm contemplating adding some LED lights for night flyin'...

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #5
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I'd put it in between a Blade mCX2 and maybe the mSR. It hovers nice and easy, like a mini coax. But it's very fast and responsive. I haven't put it up to much in my basement, but other guys are flipping and rolling them with no problem.

Gently flying around inside, I'm getting 10 minutes+ on the stock battery. And, of course, it's got enough power to carry a little keychain camera around. I'm contemplating adding some LED lights for night flyin'...
Add some lights and you'll have a UFO. Did you get the RTF or bind-n-fly version? Around Christmas, i was seeing a quad-copter advertised that required an iPad to control it and was expensive notwithstanding the iPad. That's sorta what got me interested in Helis.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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I got the BNF version and am flying it with my DX6i. Here's another video from today. I tried to fly it outside but the 16MPH winds made it pretty much impossible, so I moved it inside.

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:47 PM   #7
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Pretty cool. I may have to pick one these up.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:40 AM   #8
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Just getting a handle on this thing too. Flies sort of between a plane and a heli. Just trying loops outside. I can get about 3 crude ones before I trash it. Have to say, it's one tough little lady. Handles a decent wind too. Another learning curve. Great videos M Clarkson. I have a Flycam 1 but havn't tried to lift it yet.

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #9
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I've been practicing smooth and steady and haven't had the courage to try any flips, rolls, loops and whatnot. I fly almost exclusively in my house, though, and there ain't much room in here for aerobatics.

The first third on this video is onboard my mQX. I think my props are getting a tad out of balance, as the vibration gets a bit worse as time goes by, but it's still a heckuva lotta fun.


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Beautiful countryside you have there Mark. Had to watch it.......twice

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Old 02-04-2012, 05:12 AM   #11
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You can see 10 miles in every direction, and there's not a single landmark in view, anywhere.

Great Plains FTW!

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Default Blade mQX Cool Canopies

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The mQX is an excellent flier, IMHO. Feels like a flying car when piloting it, and makes a great orientation trainer for those getting into helis.

I swap between the mQX and mCP-X to give the motors a chance to cool down and hopefully last longer.

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The Blade mQX is fun! but the stock canopy is what? doesn't cut it for me. I think it looks better as a UFO.

http://youtu.be/qeo--ZQWvgI


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Old 02-17-2012, 05:37 AM   #15
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Hi, first post here, normally I frequent RCG. I've been flying a mQX for about 3 weeks now and I really enjoy it. I have some fairly limited heli experience with a FP, coax, and an early Draganflyer, but the mQX is definitely head and shoulders above any heli experience I've had previously. Really a great flying little machine!

I've already experimented with adding LEDs for night flying, as well as carrying my 808 #16 keyfob cam. It did both well, but you definitely notice if you add too much extra weight. It's not that it flies bad, it just loses that light, nimble feeling that makes it so special.

Anyways, for me, it's a great little flyer and something I'm really glad to have

A couple of videos for anyone interested:
http://vimeo.com/36260007
http://vimeo.com/36468363

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Originally Posted by PSHM View Post
The Blade mQX is fun! but the stock canopy is what?
Here's what I've been running lately:

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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Here's what I've been running lately:
Now that is funny! Nice look!
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I pick up a new lid every now and then. I've got a whole family now. Which one I fly depends on my mood.


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I bought one as a "first" heli- looking forward to seeing how well I do with it. I think the canopy should be changed myself.

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Im thinking about buying one as a first Heli kinda, i want to get some arial footage with a small camera and maybe try some FPV.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:32 AM   #22
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Thumbs up Hmm this look like it could be fun

I just purchased the RTF version of this from Red Rocket Hobbies. They were selling for the same pric HH was selling on sale. I am thinking it will be something to kinda play with here during my deployment. I will let you know what I can do with it when it arrives. Dont think I will be doing to many tricks with it since I have 0 experience with quad copters I did download one for my Realflight Simulator but, well lets just say thank goodness for the resert button.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #23
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Mine came today and I got her up fairly easily. Definitely a learning curve but I think in time I will get the hang of it. I am not sure how to trim it however but should make for some fun. I may have a 40 second video of me flying it but dont know if my friend can send it via email or not will see. This little bugger seems like a lot of fun I should have bought another battery.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #24
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Ok I said I might have a short video of my maiden flight and here it is Enjoy


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Old 12-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #25
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Wink Getting there

I tried again to get some practice and I slowly getting the hang of it but I keep tapping the floor. COuld this be trim on the throttle? I also tried to put an 808 keychain cam but found it hard to keep it mounted would love to know if anyone else has tried. Anyway here is the video
Enjoy

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