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Old 04-24-2006, 01:01 PM
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OK, I'll PM you when I've got the pics. It might take a little longer now since I'll wait for the new canopy.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:04 PM
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When you do this try to take the pictures with the camera directly above the canopy, with two light sources hitting the canopy from above.

Fill as much of the picture as possible with the canopy.

Then change the canopy orientation and snap another.

If possible also do the fins, while off the heli.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:49 PM
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Will do.
If the canopy is white, would a white background still be best?
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:19 PM
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I've got the new canopy all done, but it seems to be 'warped' a bit so I'll let it sit on the heli until tomorrow to see if it takes the proper shape again.
Stickered it up like the one pictured on the SE box, hope to take and post the pics for opjose tomorrow.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:21 PM
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Will do.
If the canopy is white, would a white background still be best?
Yes, a light background helps, though you could also try another set of shots on a dark background.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:33 PM
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OK, I've got some black paper sheets here too so I'll do both.

Maybe I'll take pics of the entire heli too just in case someone wants to model the whole thing sometime in the future.
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:14 PM
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Opjose, check your PM.
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:09 PM
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Does the "MX400 Pro" really perform "that much better" than an MX400. The MX400 Pro seems much snappier than the stock MX400. How about the MX450XS compared to the MX400 Pro?
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:32 PM
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Yes for many reasons.

It "is" that much snappier, more precise (aluminum versus plastic head), has a beafier brushless motor, more carbon, stiffer frame, better blades, etc.

The high end version adds all the bells and whistles for a real dialed in feel, and has less of a tendancy to scoot around in hover AFAIK.

e.g. the high end MX-400 targets the high end T-Rex crowd.
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:40 PM
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I'd also like to see a TREX

Especially since I just finished building mine !
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:23 AM
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The MX-400 uses a chassis similiar to the T-Rex.
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:27 PM
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Flys like a T-rex

Does the modified MX-400 posted by opjose really fly like a T-rex? If so I can't wait to graduate from my Sabre up to my T-Rex. After four days of practicing I am able to keep my Sabre in hover in a 3' X 3' box. It is very nervouse however, I barely move the sticks and its wandering off. Is the T-Rex more stable in hover?
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:11 PM
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The MX Pro is about right.

The little helis do not have all that mass in both the body and the blades to keep them stable, so they skitter all over the place compared to even a .30 sized nitro heli.

They ARE a handful!

If you want to make the MX 400 Pro seem a little more stable, try increasing the weight of the paddles.

It will make it more stable but a bit less responsive.

Things get worst when you go to a smaller heli.

Try the modification to the WattNot posted here.

It flies much like my smaller DF #04 sized helis.

It makes the MX Pro seem rock solid in hover.

One thing worth noting, you may initially find that the T-REX is actually MORE difficult when you are close to the ground than the G3 model.

Ground effect and prop wash cause the heli to skit around more than the G3 model, once the heli is up however things are almost identical.

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Old 06-22-2006, 03:28 PM
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You were right. I finally finished my Rex and got the nerve to take it for a first hover. Exept for having the gyro reversed (good thing I had wood floors and noticed before lifting off) everything went great. I did this all by myself and after trimming it out I can hold a stable hands free for about a second or so. The ground effect is pretty noticeable. Its a little unstable at 2 - 3 feet too but that is probably all the wind bouncing around from the walls in my den. Man this thing moves some air compared to my Sabre.

I have been hovering (Tail towards me) every day after I get home. What do you guys recommend as my next step in flying? Going in slow circles or figure 8s, or nose in hovering?
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:46 AM
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there is nothing scarier than having you gyro reveresed. I had mine reversed on my king when I first went to spool it up into a hover. Was outside on grass. It showed no signs of being reversed until the heli got 1mm off the ground. Thing spun so fast. Luckily no damage. I love my heli though. Pretty darn stable for a micro.

Here's a real video of some parkflying... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531305
 

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