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Old Feb 03, 2008, 03:51 AM
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Newbie question - HoneyBee King 2

A couple of days ago I received the RTF King 2 box.

My problem is that when I connect the power cable I do not get the three beeps ("BI BI BI") from the ESC. The manual says I should get it. The gyro lights up and fixes itself though.

Anyone knows what could be the problem?

(it's the standard King 2 kit, no upgrades etc)

Appreciate any input or lead - I am totally new to heli-flying, thanks!
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 04:03 AM
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Do you get rudder control? ... with my HBK2, if the trims are off centre when I power up, I dont get the beeps and the rudder servo wont work
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 04:09 AM
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Do you get rudder control? ... with my HBK2, if the trims are off centre when I power up, I dont get the beeps and the rudder servo wont work
All servos work, and gets adjusted on power up, so that part seem fine. I've also "hovered" on the floor (ie skids still on ground) at about 50-60% power just to get some feel of the controls, it "responds well" as far as I can tell, ie moves left/right, forw/backw and I am able to have the tail where I want it. But it's difficult

The problem is the beeps that dont come.
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 04:19 AM
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BIBIBIBI is Esky language for "BuyBuyBuyBuy the brushless motor and ESC".

The stock brushed ESC and motor don't beep. All is well. Cancel yellow alert...
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 04:35 AM
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BIBIBIBI is Esky language for "BuyBuyBuyBuy the brushless motor and ESC".

The stock brushed ESC and motor don't beep. All is well. Cancel yellow alert...
Thank you!

- a bit strange with the manual saying it should. I think in general the manual is confusing and not very complete, it sort of creates more questions than answers.

Other newbie questions: the trainer switch located top right just flexes back on my transmitter, it looks like a switch and I would assume it should be able to take on two positions?

Has anyone succeded in using FMS (the flightsim) in Vista? I only get errors. Any other good (free or cheap) flightsim that can be used with the standard transmitter and trainer cable?

thanks!
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 05:03 AM
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All the Esky manuals are a bit vague - you need to put on your Chinglish translator to figure them out.

The trainer switch is supposed to spring back. Example:

You and I both have the 0406A transmitter, connected with a trainer cable. I take off and get into a hover and say, "You ready?" You say, "I guess...". I pull and hold the switch. Your controller now controls the bird. Things get shaky - you say, "Take it! Take it!", so I let go of the switch and regain control.

That's all the switch is for.

Unless you have a newer version of the transmitter with dip switches accessible through holes in the battery compartment, you'll need a special cable (i.e. the MileHighWings USB cable) to use it with a sim. This is because of the built-in cyclic and pitch mixing in the TX. Mine doesn't have the switches, so I don't know which ones to flip to disable the mixing.
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Also, the King2 manual says the gyro turns green when its ready. That's baloney. It goes from flashing red to solid red. Also, check your belt tension on your new King2. They pretty much all come way too tight. Your brushed motor will thank you for it. Maybe you'll get 10 flights out of it instead of 5 if you loosen it up.
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 02:34 PM
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A couple of days ago I received the RTF King 2 box.

My problem is that when I connect the power cable I do not get the three beeps ("BI BI BI") from the ESC. The manual says I should get it. The gyro lights up and fixes itself though.

Anyone knows what could be the problem?

(it's the standard King 2 kit, no upgrades etc)

Appreciate any input or lead - I am totally new to heli-flying, thanks!
Ok dont worry!!!
Its completely normal you dont get bi bi bi .....its the stock esc and they do no bips they just work.
the upgrade esc (EK1-0350) does however give 3 short beeps to show what mode it is in. it can be programmed but only to 2 settings "brake on" "brake off" and the bips differ.
But dont worry about the stock one
same for the Gyro .....the esky stock gyro does never go green, it will flicker very fast red and then becomesolid red about 10 or15 seconds later..When it is solid red your good to go.
I hope this helps n happy flying
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 02:50 PM
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If the controls are steady and responsive then all is well.
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 03:35 PM
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Clearview is a GREAT sim.. nearly as good as the VERY expensive sims and only $40 with a free demo.
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Thanks all for insightful clarifications! Now I'll return to the livingroom floor for a while to see if I can get the skids off the ground without braking something, snow will stop me for a couple of months more to break it outside :-)

//korven - Stockholm, Sweden
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 07:39 PM
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I got about 10 flights out of my stock motor.
I knew it was close when it started showing signs of lack of power.
I had to turn the Hov Pit knob (right side) fully clockwise to get more pitch
so the thing would fly. Next battery the motor refused to run. My belt was properly tensioned.
I never got any beeps out of mine either. Just flashing red to solid red. Takes about 3 to 5 seconds before the rudder responds.
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 07:42 PM
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Thanks all for insightful clarifications! Now I'll return to the livingroom floor for a while to see if I can get the skids off the ground without braking something, snow will stop me for a couple of months more to break it outside :-)

//korven - Stockholm, Sweden
If you are flying it indoors, watch out!
This puppy is not like any of the co-axials out there.
Once them skids come up, it starts to wander big time.
I am still having a hard time keeping it in a 5 foot diameter circle.
I fly it in my garage right now, with two motorcycles parked therein.
I have yet to hit the bikes, but have gotten close a couple of times.
It actually is more stable if you can get it about 4 feet off of the ground.
Just like the co-axs, it wanders bad below that due to the turbulence ot creates.
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