After seeing this video I thought the MCX2 vibrating carbon fibre tail boom would be a thing of the past:
Sure, it reduced the vibrations ever so slightly but they were still there. I have spent most of the day "on" my bed (a dose of the cold) and thought it a good idea to get to the bottom of this, once and for all!
Basically, the problem is caused by too much play in the gears... the bottom gear was "wobbling" instead of spinning smoothly so I thought I'd try reducing the play a bit... it worked! A simple 2 minute fix:
Took her for a test flight after adjusting the free play and the MCX2 Carbon Tail Boom is now as steady as a rock (not even the slightest quiver)... gave myself a big pat on the back too!
Nice and smooth now:
I had a bit more of a look at the Blade MCX2 and the grommet mod is not required... there's an easier "fix" and this is to simply snip the offending top bar out of the battery cradle... you can also supplement with the grommet mod too (if you like) as it is still pretty tight when the battery is inserted:
You can see where it rubs with the battery removed... I also show the grommet mods:
Sorry if all this is a bit "random" but I feel like crap.... very nasty cold or something so off to bed.
The other thing... be sure to push the tail boom RIGHT in as shown:
Where to cut out the piece of plastic:
Makes no difference, at all, with this piece of plastic snipped out.
Anyhoo..... that's the fix and the E-Flite Blade MCX2 now flies as smooth as silk with the Carbon Fibre Tail Boom fitted.