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04-28-2004 06:55 PM  13 years agoPost 1
hingus2000

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Where are they?? has noone built it and flown it yet? please for the rest of us!

Tom

T-Rex SA, Anodized Head, Gy240, 3s TP 2100mah, Align 35A ESC, 430L Motor

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04-28-2004 08:26 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Rivet

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I have built one and flown it. Lovely

Holding things together!

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04-28-2004 08:27 PM  13 years agoPost 3
ReadyHeli

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id settle for some pics or basic video.

have seen neither.

come on HB crew...

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04-28-2004 08:51 PM  13 years agoPost 4
hingus2000

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wicked mate, could you be a little more in depth?

Tom

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04-28-2004 09:40 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Rivet

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The set up has to be done precisely, if you dont understand ccpm find a friend. Make sure you get the correct century reciever and the correct hummingboard as the fp hboard will not work. The hboard will have the gyro on it too. Mine was faulty, so if you cant get the tail working properly dont take off.
For the set up i am willing to help, so ask more!

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04-28-2004 09:51 PM  13 years agoPost 6
pbmax

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Have you flown it in wind at all? How is stability in general? Can you compare it to the old v2 FP in any way?

pbmax

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04-29-2004 12:13 AM  13 years agoPost 7
lowandslow

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The stock FP hummingboard will work if you are using a separate gyro.

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04-29-2004 07:55 AM  13 years agoPost 8
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No it won't. Juggle the sticks around for a few seconds and you will see all the servos slow down to a stop. The BEC in the FP board doesn't push out enough grunt for three servos.

MP

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04-29-2004 11:49 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Rivet

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the fp hummingboard will not work as they initially gave me one and it destroyed the tail motor, so i advise you to not even try it.!

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04-29-2004 12:12 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Coasty

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The hboard will have the gyro on it too
Geeez, I was hoping that the trend was to move away from the "all in one" boards". One section goes and you end up having to buy everything - again.

Visit the Heli-Trader at http://www.ddd.communitech.net/helitrader/classifieds.cgi

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04-29-2004 02:28 PM  13 years agoPost 11
jeffs555

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A hummingboard doesn't really make as much sense for the CP heli, unless it includes CCPM mixing so you could use it with an airplane transmitter. Any heli transmitter with CCPM will have revo, so you could use separate esc's which you can get for the same price or less than a hummingboard. An all in one board with gyro on it may save some space and make the wiring neater, but if something on it dies, you have to replace the whole thing.

Jeff

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04-29-2004 03:58 PM  13 years agoPost 12
lowandslow

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Century tells me that the FP hummingboard will work fine but then again they've been wrong before. So what mixing board can I use if I don't want to go separates?

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04-29-2004 04:03 PM  13 years agoPost 13
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The new all in one Hummingboard and Gyro unit should cope but I'm waiting for mine before passing judgement!

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04-29-2004 04:09 PM  13 years agoPost 14
parkguy

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New CP Hummingbird.

O I got mine yesterday and I had it built in about 2 hours, this is my first try at CP, I got my radio all dialed in and I tried to do my first flight last night, I just need to dial in the trim part and I think I will get, I had a flight of about 10 seconds, it was kinda cool might even strap on the traing gear till I get the rest mastered. Im using all stock stuff the fpboard and the basic Century gyro you know th elittle white one. and it seems to be working for now stay tunned if I get it all setup today I will post a video link.

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04-29-2004 04:30 PM  13 years agoPost 15
Rivet

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the fp hummingboard will not work. Trust me as it is fact. Suppliers in the uk had to replace parts because of the probs I had. The board designed for the cp works fine and it has a gyro in it as well. They supplied the wrong board basically

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04-29-2004 05:36 PM  13 years agoPost 16
lowandslow

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The mixing board with the gyro is stated by Century's tech support to only work "FOR HUMMINGBIRD THAT RUNS ON THE LIGHTING 4 RADIO." I called them. Century only sells two mixing boards for the Hummingbird. The stock FP mixer and the one with the gyro. So I say again what mixing board is supposed to work if not the FP green one?

It appears that parkguy is using the stock green one without problems.

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04-29-2004 05:54 PM  13 years agoPost 17
dennis_cica

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===Mixers and Gyros

All Hummingbird Helicopters will work with both types of mixer and gyro combinations.

There seems to be sort of a confusion developing regarding which units will function and I've tried them all.

The CN2022E + CNE052 (separate mixer and gyro)
works on ALL Hummingbirds v.II, CP and FP (I'm running that right now on the CP).

The CN2000-4 (combined unit)
works on ALL v.II, CP and FP tested successful also.
this unit is only sold with v.II and Elite FP combos as part of the Century Lightning Radio or purchased separately but it will work with any radio system.

===Receivers

If you have the CN2000-2 purple labeled receiver. That will NOT work with anything other than the lightning radio. (but I haven't tried them all so feel free to correct me).

If you have the CN2032 white labeled receiver. That WILL work with other transmitters (you may need to purchase the matching crystal).

Thanks

Dennis Cica
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04-29-2004 05:57 PM  13 years agoPost 18
Minor Problem

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You need the one WITH the gyro combined. The stand alone unit does not give out enough grunt for three servos. I have already flown one on a CP and have grounded it till I get the combined unit!

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04-29-2004 06:04 PM  13 years agoPost 19
Minor Problem

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Dennis,

If I fire up the CP with the non combined hummingboard and stir the cyclic for several seconds all the servos slow down to a standstill. If I do this with the collective stick at around half power while holding onto the heli the tail motor slows down and stops while the main still has loads of power. I am curious if I am the only one experiencing this why the UK distributer is changing all the modular units in the kits to combined boards?

MP

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04-29-2004 06:34 PM  13 years agoPost 20
parkguy

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New CP Hummingbird.

Here is a photo I just took about 10 minutes ago.

all stock gear flys for about 6 minutes per birdseed pack

well thats how long I hovered for pretty good helicopter so far first flight was 45 seconds with a dying pack and then the first full charge I was able to hover out a full pack.

the CP version is much more stable in the air no bounce like you get in the FP version enen thought I dont have a heading hold gyro in this unit like I have in my FP guess what I mght be moving soon, real stable..

for those of you who didnt see the little first flight video

video

Stay tunned for more information comming soon!

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