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Old Dec 30, 2005, 06:58 PM
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I had to trim the canopy for swash plate clearance, anybody else have to?

Pulled my training gear off today and managed to get 4 18 - 20 minute flights in today, glad I went ahead and took off the gear!
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 08:24 PM
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Are we discussing the Honey Bee Fp2 or the hummingbird II? Both are shortened to HBII.

Anywho I have been having way too much fun with My Esky FP2, FFF on almost totally stock setup, only change is a 2S 830 lipo.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t=Esky+Fp2+FFF
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 08:41 PM
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Honey Bee II, Sorry 'bout that.............
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Old Dec 31, 2005, 11:34 PM
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My little heli next to one of the "Big Boys" .
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Old Jan 01, 2006, 12:53 AM
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what mods has everyone done to this superb little copter? I just mounted a DD tail, the piro rate is definatley increased but it sounds like a hornets nest on steriods!
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Old Jan 01, 2006, 04:55 AM
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Looks like i may have gotten a MK1 and not a MK2 FP HB...what parts do i need to upgrade, and who has them? tail boom, head stiffner, swash plate?
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Old Jan 02, 2006, 04:13 AM
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Mik: Probably the entire rotorhead assembly, and if I am not mistaken, the main frame has been changed also. Doh! I think www.heli-fever.com has everything, but last I saw the main frames were out of stock.

Incidentally: The HBII can be upgraded to the CPII by changing the rotorhead parts and finding another identical servo. The main frames are the same. I doubt I will do this however, as I hope to be getting my mitts on a HB Cool this year.
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Old Jan 02, 2006, 04:37 AM
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well...let's not assume anything till it gets here...one guy said he got one and it didn't have the transmitter with module. So...what does that mean, if anything?

(he got the transmitter, but it wasn't the 'new' style)

What's the one thing i can look at and tell which version it is?

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Mik: Probably the entire rotorhead assembly, and if I am not mistaken, the main frame has been changed also. Doh! I think www.heli-fever.com has everything, but last I saw the main frames were out of stock.

Incidentally: The HBII can be upgraded to the CPII by changing the rotorhead parts and finding another identical servo. The main frames are the same. I doubt I will do this however, as I hope to be getting my mitts on a HB Cool this year.
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Old Jan 02, 2006, 11:34 AM
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I have a HB V3 and use it every day, it is so much fun to fly, I even fly it outside on calm days and it flys very well.
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Old Jan 02, 2006, 04:57 PM
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What you need to find are exploded parts diagrams of the HB I and II, to allow you to see what parts are shared, and what parts are not.

Attached is an exploded view of the Esky CP2, you want this sort of thing for the HB airframes.
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Old Jan 02, 2006, 04:59 PM
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That is a little hard to see due to rcgroups resizing it. The original is here.
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Old Jan 02, 2006, 05:42 PM
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Just chpped mine into a smaller bird and love it!!! It flew very well before but got bored one night and made it smaller!!!
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Old Jan 02, 2006, 08:39 PM
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that'll help. Must be some folks here that bought the MK1 and upgraded it.
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 06:22 AM
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Airwolf dosnt look soo good any more
oh well 1crash kit and canopy please





blades are cracked
the wheel has vanished
and all the electronics have become loose

all thanx to the sofa
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Old Jan 03, 2006, 08:14 AM
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I modded my HB FP2 , well sort of, I replaced the stock servo's with HS-55's and I moved the heli off the stock controler and onto my Hitec Optic-6, it might be overkill for a little $100.00 heli but she is a joy to fly now and I can hover hands free for just about as long as I can on my CP2 which is saying a lot (5-10 seconds) , nothing like the guys flying the big heli's who can leave for burger come back and there heli is right where they left it but then again how fun is that?
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