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Mothman85

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To me it was a complete waste of money. Neat device, Makes my flight feel too restricted and cannot fly backwards.
 
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But, i had my wife try it. She caught on in about 3 min and said ”ohhhhhh, this is way cool. Now i see why u want to do this all the time. “ Worth its weight in gold i would say.
 

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Get one if you want to simulate the fixed wing, high speed jet experience. It accomplishes that surprising well, and is a complete blast.

If you are biased toward the quad experience and don't like anything that deviates from it, you'll hate it.

I love it.
 

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After "flying with thumbs" for 40+ years I can say the MC is a pretty cool accessory IMO. It is very intuitive and relaxing compared to sticks. A fun accessory that others can pick up on pretty quick.

All that said, there are definitely limitations: A bit longer lag time, can't fly backwards and I have not tested the range compared to the std controller but looking at the design (internal antenna) I'd think the range would be a fair distance shorter.
 

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I haven't noticed a lag difference. The backwards issue is annoying at first, but a sufficient workaround is to just do a 180 in place (or π depending on which units you prefer), then go forward.

However, the MC really isn't suitable for any such kind of flying. Close-in, slow maneuvers really need the precision of the sticks.

The MC shines in wide-open, fast soaring, sweeping, diving kind of flying, high speed in S mode. For that the sticks can't compare.

One thing that rarely gets mentioned (has it?) is the MC also controls the pitch of the camera dynamically, creating the illusion – but far more important, the experience – that the "nose" of your aircraft is pointing on your trajectory. this sort of gimbal control is impossible with the stick controller, and so is the experience:

 
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I haven't noticed a lag difference. The backwards issue is annoying at first, but a sufficient workaround is to just do a 180 in place (or π depending on which units you prefer), then go forward.

However, the MC really isn't suitable for any such kind of flying. Close-in, slow maneuvers really need the precision of the sticks.

The MC shines in wide-open, fast soaring, sweeping, diving kind of flying, high speed in S mode. For that the sticks can't compare.

One thing that rarely gets mentioned (has it?) is the MC also controls the pitch of the camera dynamically, creating the illusion – but far more important, the experience – that the "nose" of your aircraft is pointing on your trajectory. this sort of gimbal control is impossible with the stick controller, and so is the experience:

You're right, it diffidently is not made for cinematic flying. That's what I use my MP for. Start and stop is way to jerky. However, I love my MC in S mode for fast low type jet flying. By the way, did you make it through the Pier? lol
 
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You're right, it diffidently is not made for cinematic flying. That's what I use my MP for. Start and stop is way to jerky. However, I love my MC in S mode for fast low type jet flying. By the way, did you make it through the Pier? lol
Yep, but not on that flight.

I'm working my way up to shooting under there at full throttle (63mph), but way too chicken. I've maxed at about 25 so far, have done it about 10 times so far.

Turning 60 next month, stuff like this just gives me the willies way more than it used to. Probably declining reflexes. I'll get there!
 

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Yep, but not on that flight.

I'm working my way up to shooting under there at full throttle (63mph), but way too chicken. I've maxed at about 25 so far, have done it about 10 times so far.

Turning 60 next month, stuff like this just gives me the willies way more than it used to. Probably declining reflexes. I'll get there!
Hey man, please be careful. Don't won't to center one of those poles a 60 MPH!! There wouldn't be anything left. However, they are fun to fly low and fast, really love mine!
 
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Turning 60 next month, stuff like this just gives me the willies way more than it used to. Probably declining reflexes. I'll get there!
I'm right there with you rktman!.... I'm gettin' close to 60 as well and my thumbs, although being on the sticks for over 40 years, are not as quick as they used to be. Still a blast though eh??!
 

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@CactusJackSlade **** straight :cool:

Just takes more practice than it used to. This old dog can learn new tricks, just needs more repetition to get there 😁
 
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I'm right there with you rktman!.... I'm gettin' close to 60 as well and my thumbs, although being on the sticks for over 40 years, are not as quick as they used to be. Still a blast though eh??!
Just reread this, taking note of the 40 years. Reminded me of my first RC experience: Cliff soaring in 1984, Half Moon Bay, with the Gentle Lady... anyone else build and fly one of those?
 

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