Blade mCPx – Aerobatic?
If you’re first learning to fly collective-pitch heli’s, this is small enough to fly indoors, yet dangerous enough if you get too cocky to cause damage.
It comes equipped with an installed Flybarless 3-in-1 Control Unit, the A3SX and Spektrums 2.4 GHz DSM2 transmitter, 2.4GHz DSM2 receiver, ESCs, gyros and two 1S 200mAh 25C batteries.
Using the integrated AS3X Digital Flybarless System, this blade heli flies without a flybar. The core of AS3X technology is a 3-axis digital sensor that stabilizes the rotor head and functions as a heading-lock gyro.
This, along with its powerful motors and precision cyclic servos, gives the mCP X v2 a sense of stability and responsiveness to no other collective-pitch heli this size.
With that being said, as you get more comfortable with the controls of a collective pitch helicopter, you might want to try aerobatics, and to get the best aerobatics from this collective-pitch little gem, I recommend upgrading the main motor to a brushless and larger tail motor.
There is an upgrade kit you can get with all the upgrades (about $130.00), so if you feel comfortable with the upgrade kit versus upgrading the whole helicopter, then it is definitely worth considering.
Just like most of the Blade Helicopters, the mCPX comes in an RTF (Ready-To-Fly) and BNF (Bind-N-Fly) version. The Ready to Fly helicopter comes with everything needed to fly and the DX4e Transmitter (with 4 AA batteries), E-Flite Celectra DC Lipo Charger and AC/DC power adapter, 2 – 200mAh 1S 3.7v 25C LiPo flight batteries, second set of weighted rotor blades and a spare tail rotor blade and pushrods.
The BNF version comes with eveything but the DX4e transmitter and 4 AA batteries. The helicopters software has been designed to be used with the DX4e, DX5e, DX6i, DX7, DX7s and DX8 transmitters, while allowing commonly used collective pitch functionality such as throttle hold or stunt mode.
Blade mCPx Video
Watch this video of the capabilities of the Blade mCPx