Heli-Max Axe CX Micro

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The Heli-Max Axe CX Micro is a recently discontinued micro-sized coaxial helicopter made and distributed by Heli-Max, a division of Hobbico.

The model has a semi-scale look with its bubble canopy and metal tail boom with non-functioning tail rotor. Onboard electronics consist of a combination receiver/ESC/gyro board controlling twin coreless brushed motors and twin nano-sized swashplate servos with standard three-wire leads. The transmitter is a simple four-channel 72MHz unit.

Other accessories include an ElectriFly 2S 500mAh lithium-polymer battery and AC wall charger.

Flight characteristics

Flight characteristics are typical of most coaxials, that is, highly stable in hover with steady forward and backward flight. Cyclic travel is generous and careless use of the sticks may lead to a loss of control.

Since the Axe CX Micro is larger and heavier than the still-produced E-flite Blade mCX coaxial, it is more likely to be damaged in a crash. Vulnerable parts include the blades, tail boom mouning hardware and upper mainshaft.

Though discontinued, parts for the Axe CX Micro are still in good supply.

Specifications

  • Length: 10.8" (275mm)
  • Weight: 4.26 oz (121g)
  • Height: 5.9" (150mm)
  • Rotor diameter: 10.6" (270mm)
  • Battery: ElectriFly 2S 500mAh lithium polymer with JST plug (GPMP0407)
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Price: Discontinued, parts still available

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