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12-10-2004 01:33 PM  13 years agoPost 21
prebres

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It will be interesting to see how these balde grips hold up. Their attachment seems somewhat iffy at best. I may add a little ca just for good measure.

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12-10-2004 01:47 PM  13 years agoPost 22
humveeflyer

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That kinda happened to me too. But it was my fault! I hit the corner of a table and broke the blade from the holder. The little round nipple on the blade holder that the blade clamps onto broke off, so I superglued it. Worked fine. Good thing the parts are cheap when it comes time to replace things. Boy, I need practice.

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12-13-2004 12:49 PM  13 years agoPost 23
humveeflyer

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Prebres...any up-dates? I think that I lost a motor this weekend... maybe 10 flights. I'm calling tech support today and arranage a return for a replacement.

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12-14-2004 06:38 AM  13 years agoPost 24
fotta

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Can you compare it to a Bladerunner ?

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Hawk Sport, TRex, Hummingbird CP

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12-14-2004 05:10 PM  13 years agoPost 25
hoverking

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this is to darren

dont know your rr name e-mail came back returned, there is only a few left so let me know asap

chris

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12-14-2004 09:21 PM  13 years agoPost 26
alanhsu

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see my gallery for video of bladerunner.

This megatech housefly is more like a XRB Lama

The bladerunner is not, bladerunner is only 3ch.
no aliron.
And is very ... inresponsive.

But anyone can hover a bladerunner, even a baby can. Just push up the throttle stick and it hovers^^

Also, its more like a ballon in the air.
you can do really crazy stuff with it. Stuff that you'll never do with a triditional helicopter.

Also, its just 69 bucks.

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12-15-2004 02:47 PM  13 years agoPost 27
prebres

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Mine is still going strong. But I really am not liking my flight times with this battery.

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12-15-2004 03:30 PM  13 years agoPost 28
humveeflyer

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What kind of flight times are you getting? It seemed to be better if I let it charge longer after the red light came on.

How does your for/aft servo work? Is it smooth with full range of motion or does it appear to have 2 or 3 positions?

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12-22-2004 11:56 AM  13 years agoPost 29
humveeflyer

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Prebres....any up dates?

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01-05-2005 07:34 PM  13 years agoPost 30
oragami

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Sounds like you guys are having a blast. Are any of you experienced in larger heli's?

I have 3 years experience, as i have never had a mishap flying scale, yet 3-d has killed a couple shuttles.

I have a hummingbird with many hours on it. It is still fun to fly, yet a bit large for a small room, and very unpredictable due to its ground effect in confined areas. I fly it in my warehouse at work, which is quite large, but otherwise, it sits on the shelf.

I had thought about buying a house fly, shortly after i bought my girlfriend a blade runner. That thing is absolutly great for what it is. I just wish is flew forward faster, better, at all, He He......

Does the house fly, fly forward quickly, or is it a modified forward stick hell like the blade runner. I want to stay in tuned for my larger stuff, and i though this would be the way. Any comments?

And can someone comment on the battery time. They state 15 minutes, is this not true? Seems to not be from what i am reading. Seems only one of five get more than 6 minutes out of the batt's.

And you say the model doesnt like aggressive moves, it throws it out of balance?

But forward flight is most important, and the input ability to throw on the brakes without the thing going into a swinging motion. So, Good forward flyer, or not.

Thanks.
Superfly

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01-06-2005 12:31 PM  13 years agoPost 31
humveeflyer

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I have not flown a FP hummingbird so I can't compare the FF. The HF is pretty good in FF, though it's not super speedy. In my opinion, it's perfect for small rooms and when set up right it is very responsive, especially with the plastic blades. If you are not concerned about money, the Hirobo XRB SR seems to be the one of choice. It has a little smoother response do to a little better quality in electronics. I have not flown one but I have read of others who have flown both and some have different opinions. For the most part they say that the HF is a great heli, just not quite as smooth as the XRB. Some compare the HF to a FP as it requires a little more attention then the XRB. Also it is $100 bucks cheaper. The HF with the XRB foam blades takes on a little softer feel. It does respond very well to quick inputs and my experience with it is very positive. I have 3 blade runners and as fun as they are, the HF is more like a true heli with 4 channels and much faster in FF. Oh...the brakes work pretty good too.

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01-11-2005 02:07 PM  13 years agoPost 32
oragami

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Humvee.

I bought and returned one last week. I think there was a problem with the servos. It was super jerky, and very slow on response. It was like all or nothing, and all at once. I wish it would of worked out, the model looked absolutly amazing once out of the box.

Anyway, i guess i bought the turd, because all you other guys seem to be having a blast with yours. And that is what it is all about. So buy with confidence that i probably bought the only bad one of the bunch, that is typical of my luck.

Oh well, life goes on.

have fun guys.

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01-11-2005 03:04 PM  13 years agoPost 33
humveeflyer

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Sorry to hear that oragami. Unfortunatally not all are of the same quality. Maybe yours just needed a little more tuning....loosing, tightening screws, ect. It takes time to understand these models. I am still learning. If you are willing to spen $100 more the Hirobo XRB SR has proven to be exellecent.

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01-17-2005 04:33 PM  13 years agoPost 34
humveeflyer

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Here's an up-date. I've got around 20 flights on my HF and am having great success. This heli is a blast! It is very stable and fun to fly. The only draw back to me is it could have faster foward flight and longer battery life. The battery thing is miner. I plan on up-grading to a longer battery.

I recomend this heli.

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01-24-2005 07:47 PM  13 years agoPost 35
JCadwell

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I've tried three of Houseflys, and they were all terrible out of the box. One of them came without the lower motor engaging the drive gear. I had to slot the motor mount just to get it to engage. All three were extremely jerky out of the box. The servos would not move until the stick got to the extremes, and then they would jump move suddenly. Made it almost impossible to hover. The ball links were way too tight on one, and so loose they fell off on another.

In all, I was just not impressed with the Housefly at all. I'm sure some exist that fly well. But I've flown the XRB SR that flys incredibly well, better than any other FP micro I've ever flown. My roommate bought it, and it flys reliably and perfectly.

I do have plenty of experience with nitro and gas, as I've got a Sceadu 50, an X-Cell SE, a Robbe gasser, and other. I would say this is an issue of setup.

Thanks, John Cadwell

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01-25-2005 09:56 PM  13 years agoPost 36
ECO8-Ken

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Hi all,

I ordered a housefly right after New Years, at my LHS. They ordered through Horizion Hobby. It's been 4 weeks and no heli. Stoped by LHS the other night to find out status. He called Horizion, and their reply was that they weren't shipping because of a Copywrite/Patent
infringement lawsuit against Megatech over this product. They expected
to know about the availablility of the product by Feb 1.

Anyone else heard anything about this? Hope this is a temporary thing, I've been wanting one of these since I saw it at the IHobby expo in Chicago in Oct. Hope this doesnt put you guys that already have one in a lack of spare parts situation.

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01-25-2005 11:17 PM  13 years agoPost 37
hoverking

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you want one i have 10 in my store and can get all you need

chris

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01-26-2005 01:52 PM  13 years agoPost 38
ECO8-Ken

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HoverKing,

Might take you up on the offer. Sent PM

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02-03-2005 06:35 PM  13 years agoPost 39
toyfigure

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chris,

Sent you a PM.

Thanks.

Byron

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07-10-2005 01:48 AM  12 years agoPost 40
rdlohr

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I've had very bad luck with the House Fly
I destroyed mine the first day within a half hour. So much for the advertising about how easy it is to fly. Very unstable. Must have also gotten a lemon. I talked to two local dealers and they said that they have had problems with most every House Fly they have sold, and that they got stuck.

One local dealer showed me a Sky Bot that was very stable compared to my House Fly.

I hope no one else gets stuck...

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