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Old 12-30-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Hi guys just thought id introduce myself

Im rux from London. Currently stuck at work, however my first bird has been delivered at home and is waiting for me.

I have gone for the HBFPV2 to learn my trade. can't wait to get started but, I'm going to take it slow and spend lots of time on the simulator.

I promise to try and keep my questions sensible.

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Old 12-30-2011, 08:04 AM   #2
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Welcome Rux!

Feel free to ask away. Lots of great people here and good information.

You may want to start here;
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=182435

Good luck with your Bee. Let us know how your first flight goes!
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Hi hdruxpin and welcome to the forum.

Oh I remember when my first Bee came. I bet you can't wait to get home!!

As OLP says, ask away. No such thing as a silly question in here, just the odd silly answer

Where abouts in London are you buddy??
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #4
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Hey OLP & OD. Thanks for being so welcoming, I can really see me getting addicted here.

OD - im in NW London, Watford to be exact. Are you in london too?
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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WELCOME!
You are lucky, you've just found the best Bee forum of all!

Go ahead with the questions, no worries!

Radd's School of Rotary Flight (http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html) helped a lot to me at the beginning. I didn't do it in 10 batteries but 4 or 5 tbh but still a good start for your heli future.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:01 AM   #6
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Ok so got home yesterday.

Set the bee up as per OD's video (thanks mate). Now the first part was tightening screws, well I had noticed the tail fin was poorly aligned when i open the box, and unfortunately the screws had already been over tightened and the hole stripped. So i thought for a brief second, SEND IT BACK. Then i realised, I had better get used to fixing this thing.

Well I had also better get used to making the best of a bad situation, as the training kit that was supplied was for the HBFPV1. Oh well zip ties it is.

I took her out for the maiden hover today after golf. It didn't go too bad, and i even managed a couple of 10 sec hovers. Im just not in control of the tail enough yet. More time in the sim needed I think.

I had to stop as its pretty windy in the UK today, and i lost her a couple of times and took some small nicks out of the leading edge of the blades (will this be a problem?)

Time to order some more batts and some spares.

Thanks guys, looking forward to BEEing very involved here
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:25 AM   #7
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you clearly have the right attude when it comes to helis.get used to fixing it cable ties and superglue+cotton will become your friend very soon,slight blade damage isnt something i would say its not a good thing but if it slight and they are still balenced using the wine glass trick you should be good to go.just remember you have what is sometimes called the heli tank(it tough and hard to break) but i would strongly recomend some spares and the fuse mod,also time your flights as over discharging a lipo is bad and can turn dangerious when charging one,please look though all the stickys.if your interested ive made a youtube video of charging lipo batterys(its not great but can answer a few questions) if required please just ask.i havnt flown a honey bee in a few years so just ask around on spares and number to keep instock.its not fun learning and having to wait a week or so to get a needed part so you can contuinue to fly..happy new year buddy and enjoy your bee
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #8
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so i waited for the wind to calm today, had some lunch and now its raining so no go

I just re balanced by blades and checked tracking.


I then tested cyclic movements whilst holding the bird. Forward cyclic seems to produce some left too ?! and right if applying back cyclic. Similar when applying left/right, i get some forward backward tilt to the blades. Is this normal?
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #9
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Then i realised, I had better get used to fixing this thing.

Well I had also better get used to making the best of a bad situation.........
You are so right Sir!

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you clearly have the right attude when it comes to helis.get used to fixing it, cable ties and superglue+cotton will become your friend very soon,
My friend is spot on!


Glad to hear you got her up in the air. First taste of flying a heli is pretty darn good huh?

I am in outer London. Surrey mate. I am sure we can arrange a meet sometime. I can tube it or we can meet half way
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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noooooooo you two will meet before i get to meet od....nooooooooooooooooo.but if i was you buddy follow ods advice hes never steared any bee pilot wrong,come to think about it no one here has ever
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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DS, I am hoping we are on for Feb
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DS, I am hoping we are on for Feb
game on buddy
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #13
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Hmmmm - what February dalliance are we to expect then eh?

Or is it to remain a secret ??
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #14
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Until we get the nod from The Pentagon Bugster, it has to remain a secret. I've probably said too much already
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #15
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Very curious - we will be watching
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #16
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Well this sounds interesting

Hopefully I can get up to speed and get involved
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #17
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welcome just take your time
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