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11-10-2005 03:42 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Noobie Kid

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Im looking to get one of these but i dont know whats good and bad about them. All i know is that the Blade CP is unstable.

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11-10-2005 06:17 PM  12 years agoPost 2
lonnewheli

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People here do not like the DargonFly, so do not get that helicopter.

Blade CP is a good one, and it is same as the one called honey bee esky.

Check this out http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t211972p1/

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11-10-2005 09:37 PM  12 years agoPost 3
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Do yourself a favor

There are so many nightmares on the Dragons that's why we don't like them. Me included, I bought 2 of them.
Friend of mine bought a Blade, and it will fly, but him only having fixed wing experience he has several hundred in parts from trying to fly it.
I am going to tell you what everyone here should, and believe me we know.
Don't waste your money on any Helicopter, buy a good simulator, When you crash it its don't cost! Put in enough time to learn. As you spend time be patient and research what is best for you, talk to people here, and if there is a local field near you go watch and ask questions.

My friend with the CP Blade is now sitting with a heli that needs skids, blades, and mainshaft.... I think he now has learned!
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Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional

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11-10-2005 10:45 PM  12 years agoPost 4
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What about the hummingbird?

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11-10-2005 11:38 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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the 100% hummingbird is excellent... i flew mine till it almost flew itself apart from fatigue... i actually find myself wanting another after i sold it for raptor parts.

Dont let that other guy convince you not to fly... i jumped in feet first into heli's without sims... i still to this day... don't use a sim. It has its advantages... but ...

I also own a dragonfly... and i feel that it hasn't been given a chance... most people (newbies) grab them cos they are cheap. Thinking they are getting a 100% RTF when infact its more 95%... it takes time/work/effort to get it to function properly. Mine fly's like a champ (dragonfly #35) but it took a while to get it to fly that way.

I have read only good things about the Blade CP, and im thinking of grabbing one myself... for the price point i think this would be your best bet. CHEAP, and parts/mods are everywhere.

Same goes for the HB, its cheap to fix.. .and everyone and their dog knows mods...

For a beginner, i would not recommend any of these heli's to be honest.. they are really squirly and twitchy. The larger the ship, the more stable they seem to be. My first heli was a Raptor 30... and it was so easy to learn. I would recommend that instead...

But if your insistant on getting a micro electric... go for the Blade or the Hummer... (for 100% RTF) and if you are in this hobby... to treat it like a hobby... and work on your bird like a hobby... get the Dragonfly.

Alot of people forget its a hobby.. if it flew perfect out of the box everytime, and never required ANYTHING... it would be a TOY, not a hobby.

my $0.02

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11-11-2005 12:40 AM  12 years agoPost 6
rookie5

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my vote is for the sceadu evo its a much better heli than all the helis that have been listed but its a nitro. if your looking for a 30-50 size heli your best starting with a nitro unless you have the cash for a 3dmp then save your money an get a nitro or a sim.

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11-11-2005 03:08 AM  12 years agoPost 7
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The HoneyBee CP2 is basiacly the same as the blade, but it comes with the lipo, better motor, symetrical blades, and bell-hiller mixing head, which on the Blade, you gotta buy all those seperately.

And the CP2 is fairly cheap $140 on ebay.

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11-11-2005 08:08 PM  12 years agoPost 8
lonnewheli

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If you are the beginnner (with not experience), then you should get the Hirobo XRB (good nice looking but very expensive - I am not rich). Or you can get a cheaper one call ESKY LAMA.

These 2 helicopters are very similar. I think the ESKY LAMA is the copy of the Hirobo, just look a little different, but the price is cheap (a lot cheaper than the Hirobo one).

If you have the money for the Hirobo, then this is the first choice. If you do not have that kind of money, then get the esky lama.

But do not get the dragonfly - my personal opinion only. Some people like the dragonfly. So it is really depend on the people (just to be fair).

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11-12-2005 03:28 AM  12 years agoPost 9
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I think Im going to go with the hummingbird and a simulator. Im not going to spend a ton of money on the sim though. Im not rich either.

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11-12-2005 03:38 AM  12 years agoPost 10
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What is the difference between all the different types of Hummingbirds?

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11-13-2005 03:13 AM  12 years agoPost 11
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I just ordered the hummer v3. I hope it will fly well enough to get some indoors time this winter before I buy a bigger ship for the summer. I've been away from heli's since the 80's and really miss them so I want to get something cheap to get used to flying again before I make a big investment....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-14-2005 05:48 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Bryan R

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Go with the blade cp because later on when you get better you are going to want to do 3d flying.
The HoneyBee CP2 is basiacly the same as the blade, but it comes with the lipo, better motor, symetrical blades, and bell-hiller mixing head, which on the Blade, you gotta buy all those seperately

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11-14-2005 07:45 PM  12 years agoPost 13
lonnewheli

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Agree with Bryan R

You can get the ESKY CP2 or the Blade CP. Good helicopter.

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11-14-2005 09:23 PM  12 years agoPost 14
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What are all the different types of flying like 3d and what are the differences?

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11-14-2005 09:33 PM  12 years agoPost 15
Bryan R

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What are all the different types of flying like 3d and what are the differences?

what do u mean ?

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11-14-2005 09:41 PM  12 years agoPost 16
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Whats 3d flying? If I get the hummingbird I will want to 3d flying later on.

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11-14-2005 09:43 PM  12 years agoPost 17
Bryan R

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3d flying is flying inverted being able to do tick tocks and all of that i still say go with the blade cp over the hummingbird

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11-14-2005 09:47 PM  12 years agoPost 18
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Should i start with a 6 channel honey bee then?

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11-15-2005 05:41 AM  12 years agoPost 19
Bryan R

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if you really like the hummingbird get the hummingbird cp every helicoptor has it pros and its cons.

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11-15-2005 03:32 PM  12 years agoPost 20
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I would like to know those pros and cons for the hummingbird, honey bee, and blade cp. Then I will be able to decide.

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