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#1 Fairmont Apr 03, 2008 09:05 PM

How far from you have you flown your Honey bee FP?
 
Anybody get it to the limit of sight and bring it back?

Plus, what's the strongest wind you've successfully flown your HBFP in?

#2 PLATINUM Apr 04, 2008 12:00 AM

I took it to the limit.. I did not get it back safely. But I did find it. It dropped from about 150ft up.. only broke the landing gear :)

with the proper mods.. the fp can take 10-15mph..but you wont enjoy flying it like that.

#3 pudd Apr 04, 2008 07:20 AM

A guy at the flying field was begging his mate to let him have a go with his fixed pitched.
He told him that he had been flying planks for years and playing with sims but wanted to have a go with a real heli before committing to buying one himself.
Finally the guy gave in, handed him his Tx to his heli and gave him some basic instructions.

The plank flyer went full throttle. The heli shot into the air until it was almost out of sight.

He then calmly turned around to face his mate and said to him ď no itís not for me. Think I will stick to planesĒ and then handed him back his Tx.

It seemed to take forever for the heli to finally hit the ground with the heli guy desperately trying to regain control.

Thatís pushing the limit

#4 chrise2 Apr 04, 2008 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pudd
A guy at the flying field was begging his mate to let him have a go with his fixed pitched.
He told him that he had been flying planks for years and playing with sims but wanted to have a go with a real heli before committing to buying one himself.
Finally the guy gave in, handed him his Tx to his heli and gave him some basic instructions.

The plank flyer went full throttle. The heli shot into the air until it was almost out of sight.

He then calmly turned around to face his mate and said to him ď no itís not for me. Think I will stick to planesĒ and then handed him back his Tx.

It seemed to take forever for the heli to finally hit the ground with the heli guy desperately trying to regain control.

Thatís pushing the limit

That guy was a real jerk.

#5 thumbtime Apr 04, 2008 09:19 AM

lol

#6 izzymaxie Apr 04, 2008 01:59 PM

How fast can a stock hbfp go? In mph. How fast can a modified hbfp go?

#7 maarset Apr 04, 2008 04:25 PM

I have been using 3s lipos and flat wooden blades on my HBFP and it is still a handful in gusts. It does ok in light winds. It's weird how if you catch a gust and it goes up and you lower the throttle and it is still up there but with no control. Nature of the FP.

Wind is no fun though. But it really improves your piloting skills.

#8 Vario3 Apr 04, 2008 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pudd
The plank flyer went full throttle. The heli shot into the air until it was almost out of sight.

He then calmly turned around to face his mate and said to him ď no itís not for me. Think I will stick to planesĒ and then handed him back his Tx.

It

That's warped!!! I'd charge him for damage and time to fix!!,,,,, OR,,,, get his hands on his most expensive "plank" and fly it well out of sight, and hand the controls back to numbnuts!!!!!! :mad: :eek: :cool:

#9 Vario3 Apr 04, 2008 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fairmont
Anybody get it to the limit of sight and bring it back?

Plus, what's the strongest wind you've successfully flown your HBFP in?


Always do a range check on a new heli, or when you do something to the antennea. Have a friend hold the TX and cycle the right stick. Now, you walk away with the heli held up high, and see when it starts glitching. 6-800 feet I found. Make mental note, and don't go that far!

Strongest wind,,,, That all depends on the pilot! 5 for some, 20 for others.


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