Benma Helios 100 Review - Page 38 - RC Groups
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Sep 08, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by GooberSB
Hello everyone,

Is the BM038892 a Helios 1xx in a fuselage? The Benma website doesn't show any of the products as being a Helios. They only use part #s with the pics. From the website, I can't even tell if the Helios 110 or 120 is a reality yet.
It looks very similar to the SH6035 that I had reviewed earlier. I doubt that has a Helios inside, mainly because the flybar is not paddled. The Helios paddled flybar is only half the length of the rotor blade.
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Sep 08, 2012, 11:23 PM
The flightless bird
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Originally Posted by GooberSB
Hello everyone,

Is the BM038892 a Helios 1xx in a fuselage? The Benma website doesn't show any of the products as being a Helios. They only use part #s with the pics. From the website, I can't even tell if the Helios 110 or 120 is a reality yet.
Hey GooberSB,
FyreSG did a comprehensive review on that particular aircraft...The Helios 110 and 120 are cancelled projects and they should be replaced by FBL aircraft... It isn't built on a Helios 100 frame either.
Sep 08, 2012, 11:57 PM
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James, please tell Benma to reduce the sensitivity of the rudder for both low and high rates.
Sep 09, 2012, 12:03 AM
An Ordinary User
Thanks very much for those quick answers.

I love the fuselage on this particular heli and was hoping it was a Helios. I'm sorry the others were cancelled but I am excited to learn about the FBL models coming.
Sep 09, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Just came back from testing of my Benma Helios 100 from outdoors, together with my Solo Pro 100D and Walkera Ladybird. Winds were moderate.

Verdict is, the Helios 100 cannot hold well against moderate winds. I was struggling to move it forward against the direction of the wind. Also ended up crashing the heli after it was blown off by the wind. Luckily only the landing skids fell apart and nothing else harmed.

The results were very different when I tried with my Solo Pro 100D and Walkera Ladybird. The Ladybird glides through the wind with ease and retains its control. The Solo Pro 100D also held well against the wind, and was the first time I tested it in outdoors.
Sep 09, 2012, 07:19 AM
Doink-not again :)...aka Greg
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I see. And now that you reminded me, I remember reading your review several days ago. And after soldering on an antenna, you're still just getting 40-50 ft of range. Something is definitely wrong with that picture. I hope that your seller will send you a replacement Rx board. Good luck, man.
Have one on the way .
Sep 09, 2012, 08:35 AM
The flightless bird
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Originally Posted by TFMeouch
Just came back from testing of my Benma Helios 100 from outdoors, together with my Solo Pro 100D and Walkera Ladybird. Winds were moderate.

Verdict is, the Helios 100 cannot hold well against moderate winds. I was struggling to move it forward against the direction of the wind. Also ended up crashing the heli after it was blown off by the wind. Luckily only the landing skids fell apart and nothing else harmed.

The results were very different when I tried with my Solo Pro 100D and Walkera Ladybird. The Ladybird glides through the wind with ease and retains its control. The Solo Pro 100D also held well against the wind, and was the first time I tested it in outdoors.
That should be the expected verdict, Quadcopters and FBL CP helis can handle winds that even the biggest FP helis cannot. FBL FPs are better, but still..if it's windy, your best bet is the ladybird (it can handle winds that none of the others in my fleet can!)
Sep 09, 2012, 10:05 PM
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While we're at the topic of CP helicopters, the soon-to-be-released HiSky FBL80 is compared against the V911 here: http://bbs.5imx.com/bbs/forum.php?mo...ead&tid=675352

Sep 09, 2012, 10:17 PM
It flies!!! ... so who cares ?
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While we're at the topic of CP helicopters, the soon-to-be-released HiSky FBL80 is compared against the V911 here: http://bbs.5imx.com/bbs/forum.php?mo...ead&tid=675352

oh, so someone already cloned the Ncpx before it is even out ??? ...

wait ... is that an FBL with flybar ??? < ... or are my eyes really getting THAT bad ??? ...

omg!!! my eyes ARE getting THAT bad >
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Sep 09, 2012, 10:22 PM
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It's a flybarless 6 channel CP helicopter. I noticed that the gap between the rotor and the main body seems higher than that of the nCPX.

Maybe we should discuss this in a separate thread?
Sep 09, 2012, 10:58 PM
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The FBL80 has a canopy only a mother could love.
Sep 10, 2012, 12:38 AM
It flies!!! ... so who cares ?
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It's a flybarless 6 channel CP helicopter. I noticed that the gap between the rotor and the main body seems higher than that of the nCPX.

Maybe we should discuss this in a separate thread?
sure, whynot?? ...
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1719536
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Sep 10, 2012, 07:34 AM
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so, how does the helios paddle do on a v911, compared to a msr paddle?

i need to order a ton of spare blades (lost 3 blades in 2 days, all have shatterd where the screw holds them together :<) and might aswell grab some paddles while im at it.
Sep 10, 2012, 12:03 PM
Sir Crashalot
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so, how does the helios paddle do on a v911, compared to a msr paddle?

i need to order a ton of spare blades (lost 3 blades in 2 days, all have shatterd where the screw holds them together :<) and might aswell grab some paddles while im at it.
Not what we had hoped for. Helios paddles behave more like weights than paddles. Didn't see any benefits at all (at least for indoor flight, have not flown outdoors). I have not tried it with the weights off (don't intend to either), but I doubt it will out-perform the MSR style paddles we've been using.
Sep 10, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Not what we had hoped for. Helios paddles behave more like weights than paddles. Didn't see any benefits at all (at least for indoor flight, have not flown outdoors). I have not tried it with the weights off (don't intend to either), but I doubt it will out-perform the MSR style paddles we've been using.
Wow, that's a shame. Even the paddles we were waiting for sound disappointing


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