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Old 01-21-2004, 11:18 PM
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Hi. I'm going to get a HB v2 from north west hobbies RTF. Has anyone had any bad service with them???
Old 01-22-2004, 05:50 PM
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Anyone had any problems????
Old 01-22-2004, 06:02 PM
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are they an online company or your LHS, if they are online, most people prefer to just order directly from century..
if they are your LHS, i would reccomend just talking to them a bit beforehand
Old 01-22-2004, 06:19 PM
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THey are a online dealer.
Old 01-22-2004, 07:48 PM
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is there a reason you arent just buying it from century, then?
Old 01-22-2004, 07:52 PM
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Yeh well i cant get it RTF from century
Old 01-22-2004, 08:02 PM
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oh, ok..
as far as i know there isnt a whole lot of building involved..
anyways, if the site you were talking about is nwhobbies.com, they look like a pretty good company, however i have no experience with them so i cant say for sure that they are.
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The thing im scared about is that if i get it ARTF and i dont build it right i probly wont know that there is something wrong because it will be my first heli
Old 01-22-2004, 08:05 PM
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and yeh im talking about nwhobbies.com
Old 01-22-2004, 08:14 PM
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Default RE: North west hobbies

NO BUILDING

A hummingbird is completely built when you buy it(NO GLUEING).

All you have to do is install the electronics and do fine tunning!!!

That's and excellent quality of the Hummer for beginners...

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Old 01-22-2004, 11:12 PM
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Is it hard to tune and set up?
Old 01-22-2004, 11:45 PM
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Not really.. Some fine tuning of the blades before you spool up, paddles, It's all been talked about here, plus HeliHobby and http://www.pgoelz.com/index.html have some good hints too.. You'd have to do the same setup whether it was prebuilt or not.. If you use a seperate Gyro, read the instructions for the gyro for setup.. It's not too hard. Also, I had a hard time flying mine until I moved my control throws to the smallest throw setting for both servos.. Now I'm pretty happy with my HB..

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Old 01-23-2004, 12:50 AM
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I drilled new holes in the control arms as close to the center as possible to make it less sensitive.

Once you get the basic idea, remove the training gear. It will fly much better w/o it. Also, I suggest building an outrigger of sorts to protect the tail rotor. I broke 4 or 5 tail rotor blades before I broke 1 main rotor blade. These things take a lot of patience. The learning curve is long and steep - at least it was for me. Small changes you make can create big changes in the way it handles. It takes a lot of tinkering. If you hit a roadblock, just post your problem. There are a lot of expereinced people who can provide feedback.
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Default RE: North west hobbies

Only NW Hobbies I know of is in Bellevue, WA. Excellent shop, good service, and decent prices.. Plus there only a 20 min drive from me
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I dont know if its that store, the website is nwhobbies.com but it doesnt say anything about being where you say it is. it could be the one your talking about.
Old 01-24-2004, 09:54 PM
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Yep...thats the place.

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