Flight Test – E-flite Blade mCX2
Tom Stacey offers rotorworld.co.uk a first look and mini review of the brand new E-flite Blade mCX2 that’s just arrived at the Rotorworld office.
E-flite’s smallest member of the Blade family was an overnight success it has to be said. Cheap, Spektrum DSM2 equipped and incredibly easy to fly, they sold by the bucket load, and rightly so. Before the mCX, ultra micro helis were fussy in their handling and wore out quickly with their micro motors and rotor heads.
The problem is, as the Blade family developed and got more sophisticated, the tiny mCX started to look a bit dated and forlorn with it’s square canopy and banana yellow livery. We should never have been in any doubt that Horizon Hobby’s never ending R&D machine had secretly been working on a pumped up new Blade behind the scenes though, and here for your delectation is the new Blade mCX2!
There wasn’t much wrong with the mCX, except perhaps the looks and older tech battery, and E-flite could have updated these two aspects, and we’d have still been happy. But of course, they have not rested on their laurels, and we can report having played with an mCX2 first hand, that it is a fantastic little machine and is sure to repeat the success of its predecessor.
A full review will follow in the magazine soon, but for now enjoy the pictures of this incredible indoor flyer and a summary of the new features.
- 100% factory assembled, test flown and ready to fly right from the box
- Precision swashplate 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