I have noticed that a lot of people are looking for tips or ways to repair their RC flying toys and I thought that it would be a good idea to post something around that topic for the Blade mQX quadcopter.
Whenever you want to disassemble any parts on RC toys for making fixes or repairs it is very important to follow a specific process in order to avoid damaging something else. Hopefully this post will help you to define that process; in my opinion this should be something that you feel comfortable with, these toys are for having fun and you should have fun with them on every stage of the hobby.
What is required before start removing the parts of the mQX Quadcopter
It all depends on what you want to do; each part can be removed following very simple steps and the overall process is not hard at all. The design of the Blade mQX is very simple and removing parts should not be a problem.
There are of course a few recommendations that I would like to give you in order to do this the right way; these are optional for the advanced pilot who is fully aware of how the mQX is assembled but I would definitely encourage the new pilot to follow these recommendations as they can result pretty helpful, especially if this is the first time that you will do this procedure.
- Get a clean bench: Many people tend to start the disassembling process of anything right where they are; the problem is that if you are on the bed you can easily lose a small screw or worst, break something or damage yourself. It is very important to get a nice and clean bench that allows you to work comfortably.
- Get a set of small screwdrivers: Many of the parts that may be disassembled can have small screws, so it is a good idea to be prepared with a good set of tools and this should include an assortment of small screwdrivers.
Get a small container: Here you can place the disassembled small parts such as screws or other pieces so you don’t lose them. If you can get something with different sections, that would be better as you can separate the parts and even label them.
- Take pictures of your toy: This is something that I learned not from this hobby but from my engineering passion, and it is a great tip to take pictures of the toy before disassembling anything, that way if you get lost you can always go back to the images and see the right place and position of each part.
These toys are pretty safe and you don’t need any special protection equipment such as glasses or gloves; however it is always a great idea to remove the battery to avoid injuries for inadvertently activating a motor or other moving part.
Ok I am ready! – Where to start with the Blade mQX?
Explaining this process only by writing could be a little hard to do, so I started to make my research and found a great video tutorial by Horizon Hobby. Here you will see a professional in action removing each part and giving precise instructions about what to do and why to do it.
Make sure to follow each step presented by Horizon Hobby and get your toy repaired.
Get your mQX ready and let the fun begin!
One of the things that I really like about the RC flying toys is that it is a hobby within a hobby, as taking care of these items or collecting them could become another passion. The same happens in terms of performing fixes and repairs to the toys and it is very important to have fun while replacing parts or simply disassembling your toy to clean it and know it better.
Hopefully you enjoyed this post and if you found it useful I would love to hear from you. If you have any comment or question don’t hesitate to contact me as I always enjoy interacting with visitors.
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To your flight success!