Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric Helicopters > Micro Sized Electric Helicopters > E-Flite Helicopters
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

E-Flite Helicopters Discuss E-Flite helicopters in this forum such as the Blade CX, Blade CX2, Blade CP Pro and all other E-Flite rc helis.

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2011, 03:07 AM   #1
RabbitTD
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default MCX going bad?

I have an mcx that I've been flying for over a year now, probably 500 flights or more easily since I got the 4 port charger and just keep flying with it. Last night it started responding slow to right rudder and then nothing at all and after a little longer it actualy went left while giving it right input and during all this I was loosing throttle power proportionately to the lack of rudder control. I can always get 6 min. or more flight time but this starts about 2 min. into a flight. I know the batteries are OK because I can take them right out of the mcx and fly my msr with it so I know they have power left. I don't know if it's a motor fault or the board fault but the motors do feel pretty warm and after you let it set a while and put in a fresh battery it flies perfect for about 1 or 2 min. and then the same thing happens again. Everything in the head and shafts works a smooth as can be by the way. If it is just motors for 10 appeace I'd gladly just put them in but if that's not it and I need a board too for another 60 I would be just as far ahead to get a BNF MCX2 and have lots of extra parts for it too. The motors are supposedly more powerful in the mcx2 also. What are your thougts on this? I really like this little thing and even with the msr that I'm pretty good with now I still like the mcx to just putt around and hover and land in tight areas. I'm deffinately getting the new mcp x when it gets here but I still like the coaxials too. I've deffinatelly had my money's worth out of this little creature and if it's shot I can't complain. I am definately not putting a 60 dollar board in it though.
RabbitTD is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 05:17 AM   #2
xmech2k
Ya got any Beeman's?
 
xmech2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,592
View xmech2k's Gallery21
Thanked 246 Times in 244 Posts
Club: CVMRCC, SEFSD
Awards Showcase

1kW  Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (7)
Default

Sounds just like a motor going to me. Well, a motor about gone, now.
xmech2k is online now  
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
RabbitTD
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Sounds just like a motor going to me. Well, a motor about gone, now.
Yes I kind of feel it's a motor too, they have lots of time on them and are run one battery after another a lot. I think I'll take a chance and pick up 2 new ones for it. I could be wrong but I just don't think a board would act that way. I really like this llittle mcx and it's as stable as can be.
RabbitTD is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 03:07 AM   #4
RabbitTD
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Sounds just like a motor going to me. Well, a motor about gone, now.
I stuck 2 new motors in it today but It still has the same problem. I guess it's something in the board itself. I even tried it with the original transmitter and still the same thing. I guess I have a bunch of spare parts now for the MCX2 now. By the way the MCX2 supposedly has more powerful motors but I mic'd the new ones in the MCX2 and the MCX ones and they both are exactly the same size so if there actualy is a difference other than the part number it must be internal. Most of the part numbers on the mcx2 are the same as the mcx only they start with 24 instead of 22 so a lot of it is interchangeable from comparing the 2 in front of me. The MCX2 is a very nice heli and is an improvement over the mcx which was great tobegin with.
RabbitTD is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 12:25 PM   #5
xmech2k
Ya got any Beeman's?
 
xmech2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,592
View xmech2k's Gallery21
Thanked 246 Times in 244 Posts
Club: CVMRCC, SEFSD
Awards Showcase

1kW  Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (7)
Default

Sorry to hear it wasn't a good fix. It didn't dawn on me until just now, but would it have been possible to just swap the motors? At least for a test of some sort?
xmech2k is online now  
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 01:14 AM   #6
RabbitTD
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Sorry to hear it wasn't a good fix. It didn't dawn on me until just now, but would it have been possible to just swap the motors? At least for a test of some sort?
Yes I did actualy give that a thought especialy after I mic'd them and saw they were the dame od. Blade claims the mcx2 ones are more powerful which they do seem to be by a small amount and I didn't want to take a chance on possibly damaging the esc part of the board so I didn't try it and since they were only 10 appeace I just got 2 more. Obviously it is the board so I wouldn't have hurt it anyway. I don't really know for sure if they actualy do have more power than the early version because mine has probably been going down hill gradualy and didn't really sense a problem for a while. In reality they probably are identical and it looks like I now have 4 spare motors for the mcx2 and if anything ever happens to it most likely it will be a board again but for all the fun I'e had with the little thing I can't complain, I just hate to see it die.
RabbitTD is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 01:35 AM   #7
SHADY
Got Glue??
 
SHADY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: East Coast, N. Carolina
Posts: 259
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Friends: (4)
Default

That's about the only thing that can go wrong..... either motor or 4 in 1.
Sounds like you got a lot more time out of yours than i did mine.
I warranted a new 4 in 1 and it only lasted a month or 3 before the servos started acting up.
My motors are both still running tiptop, but I have limited maneuverability because of the servos. It still flies though...

Confucius say: "Man who go to bed wif itchy butt, may wake up wif smerry finga."
SHADY is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Reply

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric Helicopters > Micro Sized Electric Helicopters > E-Flite Helicopters

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mCX upgraded swash plate option for more maneuverability. CFIT E-Flite Helicopters 10 02-08-2011 11:35 AM
MCX parts question xmech2k E-Flite Helicopters 3 02-05-2011 10:52 AM
Talk about a bad day. Angler-Hi Crash and Safety Forum 12 12-26-2010 02:00 PM
1S Blade mSR mCX battery charging with Accucel-6 texasclouds E-Flite Helicopters 0 12-09-2010 10:58 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.16675 seconds with 31 queries