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› Does it work "out the box "???
10-18-2004 12:24 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Si_B

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I bought a CP hummingbird for a friends son, as I thought it would take him further into the hobby than one of the fixed pitch clones. It was a lot more expensive due to the fact that you needed to have a CCPM trransmitter. After weeks of messing about (and no sucessful flights !!!), I eventually took the model back and bought him a Twister (which is he is getting on great with by the way).
My question is, does the stock CP hummingbird fly out of the box with no mods ??. I am an experienced helicopter flyer and have other electric heli's (Eolo and a zoom 400), but I can not seem to get the thing to fly properly. The tail just seems to have a mind of its own.

As I will probably lose a fair proportion of my money if I sell this second hand, I've toyed with the idea of keeping it, but if it needs loads of bits to work..........I'd be better off selling it.

Thanks for your help.

Simon

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10-18-2004 01:14 PM  13 years agoPost 2
msc

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Hello
It will fly out of the box but only for basic flying. It will NOT do inverted out of the box. I would recommend a pro tail motor and 3s lipos and then it will be fine (later on you can use a metal cnc head for hard 3d stuff). I would consider the hornet 2 if you are an experienced flyer who can do 3d flying in your sleep.

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10-18-2004 01:17 PM  13 years agoPost 3
trvo

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I have the FP version of the HB, I had (going by your description) the same problem, the tail, on the FP complete kit you get a 3in1 board with Proportional and Gain adjustments, I just fiddled with these till it flew correct without any rudder trim etc... Now, apart from my LiPo problem (in another thread currently) it flys great, I can do circuits etc in the back garden. If you have this same board I would suggest taking a look, please be aware that they are labelled up incorrectly, the Min / Max marks are round the wrong way...

Hope that helps - Trev.

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10-18-2004 01:47 PM  13 years agoPost 4
RC-Hawk

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msc... What type and where do you get the tail motors?

Simon... What altitude are you at? My CP hummer would "NOT" fly out of the box, I am at 1 mile (Denver area), had to go with the larger batteries to get this thig to fly well.

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10-18-2004 02:47 PM  13 years agoPost 5
rckrzy1

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My question is, does the stock CP hummingbird fly out of the box with no mods ??. I am an experienced helicopter flyer and have other electric heli's (Eolo and a zoom 400), but I can not seem to get the thing to fly properly. The tail just seems to have a mind of its own.
I'd vote NO. My son bought one to replace his FP HB, he flys the
FP again. The CP does not have enough power out of the box, you have to spend a small fortune to make it really fly.



Wildcat Fuels

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10-18-2004 03:08 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Doug

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You can only get 3 to 5 second "flights" with a realy good overhand throw

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10-18-2004 03:51 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Si_B

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Looks like a candidate for ebay then !!!.

Just fancied the idea of something cheap and smaller than my zoom. The little fixed pitch twister was a great laugh......flew straight out the box.

Thanks for the info.

Simon

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