MCX2 is a comparatively expensive co-axial helicopter. You could buy several Syma S107 for the price of it. However, it is a hobby grade helicopter with a DSM2 transmitter included in the RTF version.
Additionally it is a 4 Channel Helicopter, so it can fly left to right as well as up down and Yaw left and right. Most co-axial helicopters are only 3 Channels. The tail rotor-less design is also interesting
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Is this helicopter for me?
The Good: This is a great beginners helicopter. It has swap-able lipo batteries, so you can fly multiple runs back to back. It has a 4 channel receiver, so you can do Pirouettes and move left to right. It is very light, and therefore less likely to cause damage to itself or your possessions. Additionley the Bind and fly capabilities of the blade line mean that you can buy this helicopter and later move up to the MSRx or other blade heli and save yourself some money on transmitters.
The Bad: Where this helicopter is weaker is on a cost basis if compared to other co-axial helicopters like the s107. The s107 does not have 4 Channels or swap-able batteries, yet it fly’s quite similar and cost a fraction. Some may not consider it hobby grade, where this helicopter definitely is, but parts are available and although heavier it is also more durable.
I purchased this helicopter after doing some research. TheMCX2 RTF, is a work of ART and I was amazed at ease of control, overall stability and durability despite its relatively flimsy fuselage. The aircraft holds together very well. The reason why I chose the E-Flite MCX2 is due to parts availability. And after some of the hard landings, it still flies well and has not broken anywhere. The battery life is as listed. I would suggest purchasing extra blades as it will be inevitable that one will break due to the possibility of crashes. You will not be disappointed in your purchase of the mcx2. Yes! I’m talking about having a lot of fun flying it!!
- Review By Ben Ludlum
If you are happy with 3 channel control and not be able to move sideways, the S107 is a cheaper option. Like you said, you can buy a few spare helis for the price of that mCX2 part. And you can have a lot of indoor fun with a 3 channel. If you want to go outdoor though (when there is no wind), or want the sideways movement, you’ll need the mcx2 or another 4 channel.
You might also consider the Solo coax, it’s the same size as the mcx series, but much cheaper, and flies just as well. There is even one with a scale MD500 fuselage, called the Bravo III.
- Review By SoloPro on RCGroups
With the micro flyer BNF revolution now in full swing, its nice to know that Horizon Hobby have not been pulling punches across their product range. With a total flying weight of 1.1oz, themCX2 is a very enjoyable helicopter to fly. Overall the feeling you get while flying the mCX2 is one of confidence and that of being connected with the helicopter.
- Review By RCUniverse
- 100% factory assembled, test flown and ready to fly right from the box
- Precision swash plate with user-selectable control settings
- Factory installed 5-in-1 control unit with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 compatible receiver, main motor ESCs, mixer , gyro and fully-proportional servos
- Sleek new body and flashing LED lights
- Coaxial, counter-rotating rotor head design
- 120mAh 14C single-cell 3.7V lithium polymer battery pack
- Powerful dual micro coreless motors
- Full line of replacement parts available
- MLP4DSM 4-channel transmitter equipped with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 technology and digital trims
|Type:||Ultra Micro Coaxial Helicopter|
|Main Rotor Diameter:||7.5 in (190mm)|
|Gross Weight:||1.0 oz (28 g)|
|Length:||7.9 in (200mm); Height: 4.7 in (120mm)|
|Motor Size:||Micro Coreless (2 installed)|
|Control System:||5-in-1 receiver/servos/mixer/ESCs/gyro (installed)|
|Is Assembly Required:||No|