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Old 12-28-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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Default Esky Honey Bee Ct

http://www.xheli.com/eskyheli-002850...y-rtf-24g.html

I am new to the world of helis and i like what you get with and the price of esky helicopters. I was just wondering if the one in the link above is ok for a new guy like myself
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hi ffm and welcome to the forum. You'll get a bit lonely out here so I'll move your post into the HBFP Esky forum where there are plenty who will help
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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http://www.xheli.com/eskyheli-002850...y-rtf-24g.html

I am new to the world of helis and i like what you get with and the price of esky helicopters. I was just wondering if the one in the link above is ok for a new guy like myself
Xheli is OK, but do a search for Esky Honey Bee and you'll find a number of sites to chose from.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:28 AM   #4
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http://www.xheli.com/eskyheli-002850...y-rtf-24g.html

I am new to the world of helis and i like what you get with and the price of esky helicopters. I was just wondering if the one in the link above is ok for a new guy like myself
Stay away from it if you're a beginner. The CT is very hard to fly. I have the CPX, which is the same heli with a regular two-blade head, and it's a handful. I've been told the CT is worse -- no flybar yet no 3-axis gyro.

Also note that the Esky radio is very basic. No throttle hold, no expo, and you can't adjust the throttle or pitch curves (both of which are set up fairly aggressive).

About the only good thing about this heli (and the CPX) is that they are inexpensive.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:02 PM   #5
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What would you reccomend instead of the Honey Bee CT if you're new to these type of helicopters.
Would a Coaxial RTF be better?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:32 PM   #6
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Any good recommendations as far as decent first helis go, pref one i wont grow out of in 2 weeks
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:01 PM   #7
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You're going to get a variety of opinions on this.
If I had it to do over again I would just get an MCX2 from Horizon Hobby
to fly around in the house. They're pretty stable and survive most crashes well. (Always cut the throttle when you crash to avoid frying your electronics).

Get a computer simulator such as Clearview or Phoenix. There are some free sims available but I don't know how good they are. You'll need a sim compatible practice transmitter as well. Some sims come with one.

Practice. A lot.
Then get yourself a Honey Bee and put a pair of Super Blades on it. Read everything you can on here about the Bee. Resist the urge to modify it right away. (except for the Super Blades).
Keep practicing with it until you get it. The Bee is to large to fly inside unless you have a very large room to fly in, and can be flown outside if the air is calm.

You could skip the Bee and get an Esky CP3 if you find you can control it well on the sim. In the end, it's up to you.

Research replacement parts cost on any heli you buy. Don't buy what you can't afford to fix......because you will crash.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #8
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You're going to get a variety of opinions on this.
If I had it to do over again I would just get an MCX2 from Horizon Hobby
to fly around in the house. They're pretty stable and survive most crashes well. (Always cut the throttle when you crash to avoid frying your electronics).

Get a computer simulator such as Clearview or Phoenix. There are some free sims available but I don't know how good they are. You'll need a sim compatible practice transmitter as well. Some sims come with one.

Practice. A lot.
Then get yourself a Honey Bee and put a pair of Super Blades on it. Read everything you can on here about the Bee. Resist the urge to modify it right away. (except for the Super Blades).
Keep practicing with it until you get it. The Bee is to large to fly inside unless you have a very large room to fly in, and can be flown outside if the air is calm.

You could skip the Bee and get an Esky CP3 if you find you can control it well on the sim. In the end, it's up to you.

Research replacement parts cost on any heli you buy. Don't buy what you can't afford to fix......because you will crash.

Thanks alot for your honest input
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #9
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Research replacement parts cost on any heli you buy. Don't buy what you can't afford to fix......because you will crash.
+1 to that
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