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Old Nov 15, 2003, 03:00 AM
Robbie78
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

My starter helicopter is an -X-PRO Sky vector-
It was on sale for $30.00 but list for probley around $50-60...I would
recommend one like this one because it gives you the basics of having
something in the air. It is not precision by no means but is a must
before upgrading to a $200+ heli. (Which im about to do). The positives
are:
*It does fly (About 50 feet up)
*It charges in 3 minutes
*Great bang for the buck
*Hard to break (Although ive never dropped it from over 5 ft up over
concrete.
*Takes off and lands by itself with the aid of 1 trigger pull.

The negatives are:
*Unpredictable in flight and cant make a precise turn left or right so
wide open areas are a must.
*You will want a $200-300 heli after about 10 flights.

Old Nov 15, 2003, 06:01 PM
Average Heli Person
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

Yes they are good.

If you are 5 years old.

--

John

http://www.heligenius.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/


Old Nov 16, 2003, 03:00 AM
Robbie78
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

You guys are quite negative. These are great for someone that dont wanna
bust a new $300.00 one on the first flight. Like I said, Great starter
helicopter....

Old Nov 17, 2003, 03:00 AM
Flyby
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

Robbie78@webtv.net (Robbie78) wrote in
news:156-3FB5B000-13@storefull-2216.public.lawson.webtv.net:

> My starter helicopter is an -X-PRO Sky vector-
> It was on sale for $30.00 but list for probley around $50-60...I would
> recommend one like this one because it gives you the basics of having
> something in the air.


I was afraid of it being something like that.

>It is not precision by no means but is a must
> before upgrading to a $200+ heli. (Which im about to do). The
> positives are:
> *It does fly (About 50 feet up)
> *It charges in 3 minutes
> *Great bang for the buck
> *Hard to break (Although ive never dropped it from over 5 ft up over
> concrete.
> *Takes off and lands by itself with the aid of 1 trigger pull.


The bang for the buck part sounds good.

> The negatives are:
> *Unpredictable in flight and cant make a precise turn left or right so
> wide open areas are a must.


I was kind of wondering how only 2 channels could provide for actually
flying around rather than just up and down and to yaw it left and right.

> *You will want a $200-300 heli after about 10 flights.


I wouldn't mind one of those now - *IF* I could afford it, which is why
I'm looking into the cheapos.

I was hoping for a real breakthrough - low price and precise three
dimensional flight.

Looks like while the cheap rotorcraft really have come a long way, they
still have a looooooong way yet to go.
Old Nov 17, 2003, 03:00 AM
Flyby
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

"Gordon Dunn" <mail@NOSPAMgordondunn.co.uk> wrote in
news:bp4sgi$ivt$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk:

> These are toys- not helicopters!


I don't mind if they're toys, only that they're good

> They do not have precise control, cannot hover, fly backwards,
> sidways, etc..
> Not worth it in my opinion.


I'm afraid you might be right.
Old Nov 17, 2003, 03:00 AM
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

"Average Heli Person" <notellin@ya.com> wrote in
news:CGrtb.761$NW3.6260934@news-text.cableinet.net:

> Yes they are good.
>
> If you are 5 years old.


I wonder if a 5 year-old could even operate one - they sound like they
might be a real handful just keeping them in the air.
Old Nov 17, 2003, 03:00 AM
Robbie78
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

Good luck, I have kept my $30.00 helicopter about 50 ft up for as long
as 3 minutes. Not bad for a 3 minute charge and $30.00. Yes they do
somewhat hover. This might not be hovering to someone that has flown the
expensive ones though. But it is hovering to an extent. Hell, how else
would it take off? Uh, hovering....

Old Nov 18, 2003, 06:01 PM
Flyby
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

Robbie78@webtv.net (Robbie78) wrote in
news:4271-3FB83BC1-275@storefull-2215.public.lawson.webtv.net:

> Good luck, I have kept my $30.00 helicopter about 50 ft up for as long
> as 3 minutes. Not bad for a 3 minute charge and $30.00. Yes they do
> somewhat hover. This might not be hovering to someone that has flown
> the expensive ones though. But it is hovering to an extent. Hell, how
> else would it take off? Uh, hovering....


Sounds like I'll have to try it then, at least it won't cost that much to
find out.

Old Nov 27, 2003, 06:01 PM
R Harris
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Re: Humblebee and other tiny low-cost RTF helos - any good?

Flyby <Flyby> wrote in message news:<Xns943767C9E3D69Flyby@216.196.97.132>...
> Robbie78@webtv.net (Robbie78) wrote in
> news:4271-3FB83BC1-275@storefull-2215.public.lawson.webtv.net:
>
> > Good luck, I have kept my $30.00 helicopter about 50 ft up for as long
> > as 3 minutes. Not bad for a 3 minute charge and $30.00. Yes they do
> > somewhat hover. This might not be hovering to someone that has flown
> > the expensive ones though. But it is hovering to an extent. Hell, how
> > else would it take off? Uh, hovering....

>
> Sounds like I'll have to try it then, at least it won't cost that much to
> find out.

I know that there is no percise directional control. I read that if you
back off the trigger the helicopter will spin slightly. Once it is facing
the direction you wish to travel, you squeeze the trigger and it will travel
somewhat in the direction it faces.

I've owned one for about six months but too lazy to try it out.

One day I'll make an attempt or put it on ebay to sell as new.
 


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