JohnC wrote:B.t.w, how's mCPX - is it easy to trim properly? Is it more "responsive" than the CX2 (for some reason my mCX2 always felt "laggy", regardless of DX5e's settings)? How long do the "stock" batteries last?
I took it out of the box, charged the batteries and went flying. No trim needed to hover hands off. Way, way, way more responsive than the CX2, or any coax bird. This one will get away from you really quick. It is capable of full 3-D flight and is fast for it's size. If you can hover a single rotor fixed pitch heli, you can hover the mCPX, but it is not a "first helicopter" at all. I fly with a full up computer radio so I can customize sensitivity and such. Supposedly it has some built in settings for flying with a non-computer radio, but I don't know how much that changes its feel.
I did have the opportunity to crash it twice tonight. My club holds indoor flying sessions in the gym of a local church once or twice a month and I got to let it "stretch its wings", so to speak. Smacked the wall about 30 feet up the first time and tagged a set of folded up tables at a fair rate of speed the second time. It gets rave reviews from me on survivability. One broken ball link and a scuffed blade was the total damage.