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Old Jan 19, 2006, 10:51 AM
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Just bought one of these from heli-fever today. Now what am I goingto do for the next week until it gets here. At least I have hobby-lobby here in town to buy parts from.
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 09:26 PM
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WHHHHOOOOOOOPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEE! The weather finally settled long enough to get in three 15 or 20 minute sessions of flying outside. More figure 8's, some good hover time, just good ol' flyling around! Sprinkled on me one time, kinda funny to see rain drops on the windscreen of the Heli..... Does anyone else find that you have to use a good bit of "rudder" when flying kind of aggressive? Finally, a shot of some side in hover time in the den tonight.
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Hi all...just got the HB II FP Mark 2 for Xmas, also talked co-worker into getting his (it's still on back order). I have just three or four attempts at getting her off the ground. I just installed some training gear this weekend and that helped quite a bit before running out of battery. I have zero experience with helicopters but love the challenge. One question, it is "normal" to have some shake prior to getting light on the skids or should I look at rebalancing the blades? Any help from the experts would be appreciated.
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 04:49 PM
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go back to page 2 and read post #37. that's normal. You'll need to advance the blades a bit.

I found that my QC830s just didn't have the oomph to do the job, glad i got a 2S1500 pack. I need to figure out the timer on the transmitter, but looks like it went 45 minutes and still had some left? that's just at the 'light on the skids' point, and not in a hover.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 08:02 AM
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What does it mean to advance the blades, and how is it done properly?
Thanks.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 02:46 PM
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On my HB II FP Mark 2, blades just fall by it's own weight. They align perfect i flight. A little wobble at spool-up, then no vibrations at all.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 03:58 PM
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OK Finally got my FP2 in yesterday, and I have one simple question for you guys. How in the world do you get the stock battery in the holders on the heli. Its like inserting a 1/2" bolt in a 1/4" hole. Any advice would be appreciated.

Edit: nevermind, I figured it out although I am a little slow. Well at least I know my transmitter is wired correctly!
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 04:10 PM
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OK Finally got my FP2 in yesterday, and I have one simple question for you guys. How in the world do you get the stock battery in the holders on the heli. Its like inserting a 1/2" bolt in a 1/4" hole. Any advice would be appreciated.
Insert the battery, then use your fingers to push the battery holder onto both ends of the battery. Don't worry it gets easier......

Don't use mine anymore, Li-Po's for me.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 04:12 PM
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On my HB II FP Mark 2, blades just fall by it's own weight. They align perfect i flight. A little wobble at spool-up, then no vibrations at all.

I think I'll try that again, since I can fly now.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 04:29 PM
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Tried running the blades a little looser, it will balance out pretty good. Using the blade advance method will smooth it out a bit more. I also noticed that it had a "rocking horse" motion with the blades a bit looser?????

Think I'll stick with the blade advance method....
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 05:47 PM
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I've readed that fixed pitch helis don't like loose blade...well...I've never used mine loose...
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 06:34 PM
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the battery, charger, and transmitter are all in the original box.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 10:56 AM
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I don't think the question has been answered yet... about how to advance
the blades...??
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:17 AM
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I don't think the question has been answered yet... about how to advance
the blades...??
Whoops, sorry about that............

First, snug the blades down so they are a bit stiff to move. You'll want to pull the leading edge of the blade so that it looks like it's sweeping forward as it goes away from the head, not much.........something like 5 or 10 degrees ahead.
Then ease the throttle up and see how much vibration you have. It takes some time to get them just right. Practice makes perfect.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Thanks. I searched around and found the answer in a picture in the Dragonfly pitch instability thread. All makes sense now! I am still in the 3 second 6 inch bunny hop stage and noticed some very little shaking and a tendency to pull to the left just before the pp balls left the ground no matter how much I trimmed it. I hope this helps me.
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