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04-28-2004 10:12 AM  13 years agoPost 1
r1gga

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Okay I have my heart set on the zoom, admittedly mainly on the basis of the Matt Waitkin video, but I am faced with a dilema. Somebody give some convincing arguements!

r1gga

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04-28-2004 10:36 AM  13 years agoPost 2
DTM

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I saw the Hummingbird CP this weekend and it is very different from the Zoom: it is much smaller and much more like the piccolo. saw it flying outdoors in some wind though. If you would have seen Bob J flying our Zoom you would have bought one on the spot, I think He did some piroflips, low funneling and an auto with it on his first flight with it

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04-28-2004 11:17 AM  13 years agoPost 3
r1gga

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Yeah Im pretty convinced. Any other persuading stories would be appreciated.
BTW is the zoom tuff cos I was forced to get a g10 frame for my HB as the gear were so flimsy.

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04-28-2004 11:32 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Lojik

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Auckland, New Zealand

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yer my HB is damn shaky, i got it in Hong Kong its kinda a converted one with a little extra power and a cheaper price tag, but a soon as i get some money i'll probably get a CP electric either the zoom or a larger model.

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07-24-2004 06:50 AM  13 years agoPost 5
urbanmapper

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Fairfax VA USA

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I got a hummningbird Elite CP and set it up and flew it not very impresses. I could see that I would have to send a bunch just to get it to hover steadily. I got a Shogun. Wow what a difference. Right out of the box of hovers like it's on a wire. Steady in forward flight. Way better.
Sold the the Elite on ebay for a loss and feel well rid of it.

Need to tighten up the nut behind the sticks

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07-24-2004 09:45 AM  13 years agoPost 6
JVBAV8

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Honolulu, HI

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takes a lot of expert set up to make the hb cp fly as good as the zoom
mine is modded to the max and works well outside in the wind
it will 3d but not anywhere near as good as the zoom

zoom is much easier to setup and is very stable
much easier to get 3d power to weight with the zoom

it is a lot more work to get the hb cp flying REALLY well (and even to get it decent)
and it will cost more than the zoom to do this

look at the hornet 2 or the zoom
if you don't have a LOT of experience - get the zoom

I got em both and I really do mean that the HB CP is much more finicky
set up 3 hb cp's already
my advice - there's easier ways

if you like complex challenges and swapping components
get the HB CP

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07-24-2004 07:45 PM  13 years agoPost 7
hondaboy945

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Lakewood, CO

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dont forget about the Shogun, nearly the same as the zoom, so the parts are available. Damn the HB CP, sold mine to get a Shogun, smartest thing I could have done, only thing smarter would be to get a MA Fury Nitro. LOL.

If you are looking for a larger electric, the voyager is nice, and if money is no object get a ION-X ( of course it is more affordable if you are Bill Gates)

I have found in recent research (personal interests) that electrics are very nice if you have a decent salary coming in, witht he cost of batteries and cost of full size models (ie ION-X)it seems for my needs that nitro or gas is the way to go, but that is just because I dont want to pay $200-$300 for on battery pack, and in some cases you need to packs of 8000mah that can be $800.00 for one flight at 12 minutes. Plus special chargers for latger number of Lipo cells, and you have to have more than one set of batteries if you want to fly a few times a day.

Just a thought

Kris

but I love my Shogun

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07-25-2004 05:58 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Goge

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Portland, OR USA

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I got a HB CP first, then a Shogun. Note: I'm no 3D'er (yet...).

The Shogun is a good stable flyer right outta the box. The HB... well no. It needs a CNC head and alot of TLC to make it nice. It's a lot more breakable than the Zoom/Shogun too.

Listen to the words of wisdom from previous posters... the Zoom/Shogun is much nicer. Go for the Zoom if you have the capital right now... it'll cost less later.

-TH

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07-25-2004 09:25 AM  13 years agoPost 9
r1gga

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Palo Alto, CA

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This is a pretty old post. For those who are interested. I bought the zoom and never looked back. This thing rocks!!

Oh I also recently got a hornet2 which has some serious potential. I would recommend that over a HB CP.

I'm flying stock!

r1gga

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