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11-04-2004 07:09 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Jarod

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I have been flying helis since the HBv2 came out. It was my first and only expeirence with helicopters. Well I have gone through about 4 or 5 of the little birds in 1.5 years. I have about 100 hours on my latest HBv3. I am running an all brushless setup. I still have so much fun flying it. I remember the days when I would break parts left and right. Once you learn to avoid hitting things and acutally learn to fly its great. I take it outside on very calm days and fly the crap out of it. It so durable and light wieght and FUN!!! Im still addicted after 16 months. I totally abandoned my rc planes. It great not having to drive to the field to fly. Im not trying to shound like a commercial. I just love my HBv3, It has kept me flying while waiting for tail gears for my zoom. lol, :-)

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11-04-2004 03:14 PM  13 years agoPost 2
docnascar

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Thats encouraging. I have the HBv3 as well. Mines all stock, no brushless. I've only been flying for about a month and I'm hooked. Last night was the first time I went through a whole battery pack and did not crash once. I did have to land 3 times but at least I didn't hit anything. I've been trying to figure what I need for a lithium only setup to give me longer run times.
http://runryder.com/t139062p1/

Folks on here have been helpful and I think I got it now.

Happy flying.

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11-04-2004 04:45 PM  13 years agoPost 3
MarksRC

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Jarod

I too am still addicted after 10 months of HB's. I've ebayed my old plane radios and equipment. Heli's are WAY to much fun! Looking forward to a possible T-Rex in the future. hehe

Mark

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11-04-2004 06:14 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Jarod

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Im running my setup with this configuration. For main motor im running a Astro 801H brushless with a 9 tooth pinion. Tail motor is the fegegio or however its spelled brushless with a DD prop. Two Pheonix 10's controlling the motors with current limiting disabled. You will have problems if you leave it on. Im using a stock century gyro and hitec featherweight 4 channel reciever. I also prefer using the TP 1320 7.4v lipos. Total flying weight is around 260 grams. I average 19 min fly times with that setup. It has taken many dollars more frustration then I care to admit to get it all rock solid. I think my setup is perfect now I no longer have any desire to change anything. After so many combinations that didnt work or didnt last Im not touching it again unless I need to build a new one from the old parts. I also learned it much cheaper to have 2 spare HBv3 kits to canabalize. I have literally broken every possible piece on these little helis at liest once. For the most part Im amazed at the times I boink it of the wall and go pick it up straighten the blades and off she goes again. Also that brushless tail motor has worked flawlessly for over a month now. That is one of the best investments I have made to date.

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11-04-2004 10:09 PM  13 years agoPost 5
MarksRC

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Jarod
Sounds like a great setup. I have not gone brushless yet, but am thinking about it. Might use your setup if I do though. Here's my current rig:
HBv2
GWS 370 main w/Like90 blades
50xc DD tail 3030 prop
One-way main gear
Pixie 20P esc
Pixie 7P esc
Feather Rx
G10 Frame
eTec 1200 Lipo
Weight 290gms

Its probably not as solid as yours, but its way better that stock.

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11-04-2004 10:51 PM  13 years agoPost 6
krazythumbs

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Kingstown.

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i'm really having fun hovering my little hummer i hover it in and out the house. at first, i was having a hard time trying to hover it but now, thanks to tech. support from century, they help me out a lot.

some people think the hummers is a waste of money but i think it's fun once you lern basic hovering

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11-05-2004 04:06 AM  13 years agoPost 7
pancake

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Seattle, WA

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The HB is only $70...not a waste of $$

I love mine...

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11-05-2004 07:24 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Ponzini Air

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Morgan Hill, CA

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Im not trying to shound like a commercial. I just love my HBv3
Doesn't sound like a commercial to me. That's just how it is... Hummingbirds are extremely fun and addictive.

Airwolf Rulez

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