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Old Dec 11, 2006, 03:38 PM
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Honey Bee Mark 3

Hi everyone,

I am a newbie and want to purchase a heli. I have been following the discussions and I guess Honey Bee is the way to go. I would like to learn with this baby and maybe improve it later to do some aggressive maneuvers. Any suggestions? Anything more durable at this size? (fixed pitch) Thanks.
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 05:29 PM
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This is what I heard is GREAT for learners... BUT..... do what I am doing (from what I hear it's a good idea)

I bought an eSky (fake) USB transmitter on eBay ($30) and Clearview flight simulator and am practicing a 1/2 hour each day for a couple months before I actually buy the heli. This developes hovering skills and the 'reflexes' for how to use the transmitter no matter what orientation the heli is in.

My 2 cents.

And... read this entire thread... will take many hours though!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458261
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 05:43 PM
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The Honeybee FP will serve you well and has more a lot to offer newbies to intermediate flyers. A sim is nice but not necessary if you follow the Radd method.
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 06:03 PM
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Pick up some training gear with your purchase. When you out grow them they can be recycled as flybars. Also pick up an extra pack of skids, you will need those in the first week.

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 10:42 AM
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Honey Bee

I have a sim and learning to hover. Anything more durable than Honey Bee at this size? (fixed pitch of course) Can I improve its lifting capacity by changing its motor?
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 10:54 AM
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I have a sim and learning to hover. Anything more durable than Honey Bee at this size? (fixed pitch of course) Can I improve its lifting capacity by changing its motor?
For this type of helicopter there is nothing more durable then the honey bee FP it will take a beating read the FP owners thread over 200 pages and nothing bad said about the fp. Draw your own conclusions!!!! Most people who have them have two because they don't want to have down time because they are so much fun to fly. As far as upgrading do what is needed to make it the best it can be and leave it stock. Save your money for your next heli a cp model after you learn how to fly the fp.
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 12:00 PM
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Pick up some training gear with your purchase. When you out grow them they can be recycled as flybars. Also pick up an extra pack of skids, you will need those in the first week.

Brian
What else should I keep in stock in case of accidents?
Also, did anyone try how much payload it can carry?

Thanks,
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 12:58 PM
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Keep extra flybars, and landing gear.
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 02:22 PM
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What's difference between Honey Bee Mark 3 and Mark 2?? As they the same?
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 06:28 PM
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They are just retailer coined words. They usually differ in what comes with the package like what type of battery. Heli is pretty much the same.
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 08:05 PM
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If you are looking at the hobby-lobby site, the mk3 is a honeybee fp with lipos and lipo charger otherwise it is the same as the mk2 or fp2 which comes with a nimh and nimh charger.


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Old Dec 19, 2006, 09:23 AM
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Any idea on how much weight I can carry with Honey Bee? Thanks...
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Any idea on how much weight I can carry with Honey Bee? Thanks...
Not much, it does pretty well to carry its own weight when using the stock NiMH battery. Lighter is better with these little guys. If you are looking for something to lift a payload, better go for a larger heli.

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Old Dec 23, 2006, 11:35 AM
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This Honey Bee FP (4CH) heli with nimh battery, can carry a wireless mini camera which weight about 60 - 65g without any problem.
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