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Old Dec 28, 2008, 06:17 PM
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WTB: beginners Helicopter under $100

I am looking for my very first helicopter and I have a pretty limited budget. I do not need a radio but I will need everything else. If my budget is too low let me know how much I should save up to get going. Also if you dont have a heli in my price range could you direct me to some that are in my range? thanks guys.
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 06:31 PM
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 06:31 PM
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Best Beginner heli, for under $100.00 is a Honey Bee Fixed Pitch. They can be had from $69.00 upto about $89.00 new in box RTF with TX.

Might have better luck in the Electric Heli Forum
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Check the ad I just placed Its a fixed pitch heli with upgrades that will help you out.
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Ok I was looking around on ebay and came up with this one, $105 shipped

click here to see the heli on ebay

I see there is a 6ch and a 4 ch version, what one should a noob like me get? or should I look for a different heli all together?
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 08:02 PM
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That's a CP2.

You probably want the 4CH "Honey Bee Fixed Pitch". The blades are fixed-pitch, so the heli is much easier to set up and maintain. I'd get a package that has the LiPo battery instead of the NiCad.

Like this one: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/honeybee3.htm

Probably some better deals out there but that's probably the package to start with.

EDIT: I forgot, Hobby Lobby is running 20% off 1 item over $50, so you could get that for $80 plus shipping, which is a good price...

(http://www.hobby-lobby.com/ezonegene...rce=bar&kw=gen)
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 02:11 AM
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That's a CP2.

You probably want the 4CH "Honey Bee Fixed Pitch". The blades are fixed-pitch, so the heli is much easier to set up and maintain. I'd get a package that has the LiPo battery instead of the NiCad.

Like this one: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/honeybee3.htm

Probably some better deals out there but that's probably the package to start with.

EDIT: I forgot, Hobby Lobby is running 20% off 1 item over $50, so you could get that for $80 plus shipping, which is a good price...

(http://www.hobby-lobby.com/ezonegene...rce=bar&kw=gen)

Hey I would like to say thanks for the help guys, I picked up the honey bee mk3, the crash kit, and the training gear, all for $101.25 shipped. I am going to take it slow and do some research before I try to fly it. anyways thanks for the help again.
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Hey I would like to say thanks for the help guys, I picked up the honey bee mk3, the crash kit, and the training gear, all for $101.25 shipped. I am going to take it slow and do some research before I try to fly it. anyways thanks for the help again.
Sounds like a good buy. I suggest downloading FMS flight simulator (http://n.ethz.ch/~mmoeller/fms/index_e.html) and doing simulator training a bit until you get comfortable. You can use your transmitter with the Esky USB cable (not sure if it's included or not, but they're about $10: http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...5&pid=B0928373).
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 01:16 AM
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Thanks for the tip, I messaged them about it, I am waiting to hear back but in case it does not come with it does any one have the cable that they are will to get rid of for under $10?
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The best way to get into helies is jut buy a 450 size there much more stable
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Thanks for the tip, I messaged them about it, I am waiting to hear back but in case it does not come with it does any one have the cable that they are will to get rid of for under $10?
That heli will come with a cable and FMS on CD unless H-L takes that stuff out of the box.

My HBFP came with both. (Purchased at Xheli)

Couple of things to look at:

http://www.eflightwiki.com/eflightwi...tle=HoneyBeeFP

and

http://www.slyster.com/heli/hbfpbible.html

There is also a 4 million post long thread in the Micro sub section of electric helis.

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Old Jan 01, 2009, 11:29 PM
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The best way to get into helies is jut buy a 450 size there much more stable
Gee that was helpful....

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