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Old Nov 15, 2007, 08:14 PM
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Picking my next heli! New at rc heli!

Hello my name is chrono I just started flying rc! I bought a cx2 about 2 monhts ago and I've been hooked! I crashed the cx about 2 dozen times finaly got the hang of it! I'm looking in to buying my next heli a heli with will be able to do 3D not all but some 3d will be ok.I've been looking around and there are soo many to chose from.I'm at a budget of no more than $250 what would be my best next heli? Please help me out you guys know what is good and what is not! Thank you
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 09:40 PM
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Honestly you want a honeybee FP, and have lots of change left over for parts
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 10:47 PM
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You need a bigger budget.

About $460, and wait another month or two.
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 10:57 PM
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yea that's what I did just get a little at a time and get a kit that will make the time not seem so long
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 11:06 PM
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Honestly you want a honeybee FP, and have lots of change left over for parts
I agree... it's a big step up from the cx2, and you can buy lots of batteries for it... and it will use the same batts as your cx2.

http://www.commonsenserc.com/product...products_id=77

If you absolutely have to have a CCPM machine, the King V2 is right in your price range.
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 11:06 PM
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You need to get out now!

Trust me.

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Naaaaaaaaaah. Save up and get a T-Rex or, get a Honeybee FP2 (I love mine still, no matter how good I get at flying, nothing beats crashing that stupid thing into trees, picking it up and flying off again =])
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 05:47 AM
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Thanks A LOT for the answers! Is hpney bee MK3 the same as honeybee FP? or are they completely diffrent? ive been watching hobby-lobbys video of the mark 3 looks like it cant do any 3d?
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 06:17 AM
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There is a massive step between flying a coax and doing 3D with a Collective pitched heli. The FP is fixed pitch so no it doesnt do 3D, but is a good next step and introduces you gradually as to how a "real" rc heli flys (totally different to a coax ) Going from coax to a 3D capable CP heli is along the same lines as riding a tricycle to jumping on a super bike very steep, expensive and frustrating, learning curve.
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 06:26 AM
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That is True VERY true! im Going with the HoneyBee FP3 (Mark3) It looks Awesome in flight and looks to be VERY stable in the videos ive seen Thank You VERY much!!! and im buying about 3 baterys for it
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 06:35 AM
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All helis in good hands look stable. Don't expect to hover the FP out of the box. It is so different from a CX. You will be starting from scratch. Put trainers on. Get a sim and a gamepad. See how the rc heli feels.
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 01:44 PM
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Is A Honey bee FP 3 a better choice than the FP2?
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:19 AM
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no Response yet =(
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:33 AM
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AFAIK, the only difference between the two is the batteries that are included with each. MKII comes with a NiMH and MKIII comes with a LiPo.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:33 AM
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They are one and the same airframe. They've been christened with V versions by merchants who include different accessories as standard.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:37 AM
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If you get the MK3, the lipo is much lighter, so be sure to mount the battery forward to get the right CG. The link below gives a lot of good information on getting it ready to fly out of the box

http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html
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