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Old 06-09-2005, 12:55 AM
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ORIGINAL: tnd2000

Most hobby shops in the US should carry atleast one premium lipo....
That's EXACTLY my point. When I ask you guys "Where can I find the "x" product", I mean "Where in the web....".

As I've said before, It's VERY VERY difficult to find this kind of hi tech equipment in Greece. And to give you an idea of what's been asked for: Kokam 3 cell, 1200 mAh (or something like that) 15C discharge rate = 60 € = 75 USD. Is this price too high or fair? Tell me what you think.
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Guys, I'm planning to install an airwolf body on my hb.
Has anyone tried that or has any tips for me?

Let us know how the airwolf body does.... I've been looking into this myself.
Where did you get it and how much...
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Bats, you should try google. When I typed in kokam 15c, it returns lots of online sellers.

For price comparason, towerhobbies.com has kokam 11.1v 15c 2000mah for $80 usd. But they can't ship lipo via air freight due to regulations.

http://www.islandrc.co.uk/batteries&chargers.php is another link to a supplier. Don't know about their shipping policy but 910mah is only 23.12 £
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Is anyone using dual tail motors?
Old 06-10-2005, 12:26 AM
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THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT "tnd2000"
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I am looking into buying the body off helihobby.com for about $80.

I finally broke my main gear and pin. I found the gear at helihobby but I can't find the pin.

Please help me out.
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Are you talkin about the pin through the main shaft?
If so use a small paper clip.. this will shear off if when needed...
Old 06-10-2005, 04:16 PM
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well folks i just put in my order for a logo 10 3D, so im putting the honey bee 2to rest. Of course ill keep checking out this longgggggg thread on the forum whenever i come here still!

Anyways I have alot of stuff for the honey bee 2 that i probably wont be needing anymore, I have main motors, blades, a phx 10 brushless controller, a fiegeao brushless tail motor ( its not the direct drive one,)

If anyones interested in any of the honey bee 2 stuff give me a buzz my email addy is
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I'll try the paper clip method.
Isn't logo the best electric to buy? Once I get the cash, I'm joining you paedbo and I'll give my hb2 to my bro who's about to buy a housefly.

Where did you get the logo and what package did you order? I've seen quite a few at helihobby.
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i got my package from www.espritmodel.com he let me combo anything on his site, add it all up and take off 6% and thats your combo price ( he even let me add stuff like rpm meters and pitch gauges to the combo) . He has basic combo sets already if you go to the combo section, its $1100 for the logo 10 3d ( that includes the $300 lipo) I had everything else except for servos for the heli, like gyro and receiver and trans.

i been flying the logo 10 in reflex, and i have gone to logo forums and asked people is it really that easy to fly and alot of them say its easier to fly in real life than on the reflex sim, and let me tell you this thing is cake i cant believe even how well it flys in 25mph winds.


and btw in reflex my favorite heli to fly is the logo, even over all the nitro birds they have to offer. all the big birds are rock stable but i just love the logo.


i didnt skimp on my logo set up at all, the cheapest thing is my radio the hitec optic 6, which will be fine ,


i saw the deals on helihobby, without tx 899 but i didnt care for the parts especially the servo's
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as i said before my honey bee 2 was retired to the shelf however i figured i would just make a comment. My friend at the same time bought an fp heli (colco thunderbird II) and he gave up with it because he has no patience, and gave it to me. You know with that fp heli and reflex xtr i have made more improvements on my all around flying, especially nose in, because 1. i know that heli can take a beating if it crashes nothing ever breaks) ive even hit steel poles with it and just pick it up straighten out the blades and go. The only problems i ever have with it is since the paddles are below the main blades, once in a great while they take a really bad hit and snap the fly bar, ( cheap fix) Overall though my honey bee 2 flew better than the fp but it could not take crashes like it, one crash would cost me $10 blades and at least a main gear being bent. Since i know how tough the fp is with crashes i am not as frightened to turn it nose in and try to hover it to get alot of practice, ( in the mornings here theres usually never any wind so the fp flys ok outside)


so if your mind is set to buy a cheap micro even though i would suggest a better beginner helicopter i would say get an fp first, it will be awhile before you need a heli that can go inverted or do 3d/aerobatics. Unless your a very quick learner. ( which i am not)

Sure the fp heli's break parts too but i find if i fly it in grassy area and dont go any higher than just above eye level it usually survives all crashes as long as you cut the throttle just before it hits the ground.
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I want to get my bro into helis. Should he get a colco from ebay? It's very cheap. I'm pretty sure he can get it for $50 plsu sim cable. Since it can take a beating he can crash all he wants and it should be fine? Any particular parts that need to be replaced right away to make it better?
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ok the colco's a 4 channel transmitter so it will work with its sim cable but you have to use ppjoy program its free on the net.

It really depends casipak, like i said my honey bee flys better outside than the colco but when i go out early mornings theres no wind i can take the fp bird outside.


I'll run through a few things i found with the colco thunderbird 2 but im going to start a new post because alot of people looking into it might not find it in this thread.
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Well, the honey bee fp are very cheap too. I'll look into your new post.
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ill have to take a close look at a pic of the honey bee fp birds i need to see the rotor head if i can see it i could probably compare it to the thunderbird and see if it would be better or worse design. But i have no experience with the honey bee's fp


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ok the honey bee fp2 i see on heli-fever seems to have almost identical setup to the colco thunderbird when it comes to the rotor head. So i would probably go with that instead of the thundrebird, depends what it comes with though as far as electronics, i dont like the honey bee 2's 4 in 1 box, id rather have a seperate gyro.

parts are cheap for that too.
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Well, congrats on your new heli paedbo.

We'll sure miss your advice on this forum, (we poor micro heli pilots snif snif snif).

Try to post some photos of your new bird, when you get it airborn. Who knows, maybe someone will join you
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Thanks i cant wait to get it, it should ship out today! but i still have to put it together too.
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paedbo, I think the jabo could work for my bro. I've had it before and I think I only broke a few tail rotors and that's when I couldn't even hover! The landing gear is connected to the battery holder so it's super tough.
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i tried looking for some pics of the jabo, do you know where i can find them? i'd like to see it, i would say since you had one before it would probably be a good deal for your bro
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I guess you could try google or go to ebay. But they are selling the new version now and it doesn't look as sturdy but still seems to be pretty strong. I also think that a hummingbird could work.

Also, I was wondering, you know that aluminum cnc head on helihobby for about $230?
Would putting that on the hb2 do any difference? In terms of power, durability, control, and whatever else possible? Or is it a waste?

So, if I'm able to get some $$$ soon, I might upgrade but I'm not sure what to do. I won't have that much money but I think I could afford something.
First, I could get all those parts from helihobby for the hb2. The cnc head and some good main gear and shaft, carbon flybar, carbon flybar paddles, carbon tail rotor, and maybe an aluminum frame.
Second, I could buy that newset humming controlled pitch. The v3 I think? Maybe get all those same parts listed above for it.
Third, get a t-rex or a zoom but then I probably won't be able to afford all the good parts.

Can someone post a link for the newest hummingbird? I think someone on here was talking about buying one for cheap without electronics?
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I would say save the money for a better heli, i havent flown anything else but micros, I will let you know though soon once i build the new one what it is like compared to the honey bee 2,
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just recieved my esky honeybee cp2, love it for its stability and easy of flying it, need help though. After a few flights i knoticed that the collective is sluggish and even at full battery charge it is having problems lifting off. There was once it barely lift of and then all of a sudden the collective started to work and it shot to the roof. after disconnecting the motors and throttling up , the slosh blade moves according to the throttle position. but after motor connection and holding it at arms length and throttling up, the sluggish collective (slow/or no movement of the slosh blade) occured. I had to pump the throttle several times to get it to work properly again.

Has any one encountered this and what is wrong with the heli.

thanks
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Greese the moving parts on the head and swash plate, also verify the Swash plate isn't comming apart...
This is a known problem but fixable put a little CA (super glue on the center of bearing and re-insert.)

Took a close look at the Blade today... And it's almost identical to the BH2? Both local Hobby stores will be carrying parts for the Blade... hence parts for my BH2... YEA...

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