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11-08-2005 11:47 PM  12 years agoPost 1
rcdaddy

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http://www.runryder.com/t212942p1/




This looks like a nice heli and price is good too. That's what I heard. So temping

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11-08-2005 11:56 PM  12 years agoPost 2
rcdaddy

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that's ESKY Honey Bee King

Specification]:
(1)Weight:350g;(2)Length:520mm
(3)Main blade stuff:Woode;(4)Power system:370 motor
(5)KIT/ARF/RTF:RTF/KIT;(6)Control mode:CCPM SYSTEM
(7)Transmitter:6 CH with CCPM system
(8)Servo: 8g,1.3kg/CM,0.13s/60
(9)Battery: 11.1v 1000mAh Li-polymer

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11-09-2005 12:18 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Ben-T-Spindle

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I have gone through all the trouble with a gear drive tail and would NEVER buy one again. For micro helicopters a belt drive tail is the only way to go.

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... BTS

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11-09-2005 12:21 AM  12 years agoPost 4
zrdcorp

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Looks exactly like one of those small walkera p.o.j.

It may be better quality??? But flying capability ?? who knows....

Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.

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11-19-2005 02:58 PM  12 years agoPost 5
twinring

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japan

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I have this heli along with a cp2 (blade in the U.S) after experiencing how well this thing flies I quit flying my cp2, because it was getting to be real expensive buying parts for two choppers. I like the King, and I have been able to get every part I ever needed withing 2 days via internet mail order with the exception of the tail boom assy. The fiberglass shaft has finally broken on my king, and my local dealer said there is a problem from the factory, and he was quoting me 10 days, but that was 11 days ago, The tail shaft and its gears are remarklably durable, its just that Ive only been flying for 4 months now, and Ive abused the heli more than it should be through my own inexperience.
Ive managed to make my own replacement shaft until the part is available.

I can tell you first hand that the parts that break the most (depending on your level of skill and experience) are the skids (3 so far), the flybar linkages(3 so far) rotor blades (3 sets so far) The feathering shaft (3 so far) and one servo. The tail shaft was the last thing to break, and quite honestly I didnt expect it would have lasted as long as it did, so Im a bit impressed as much as im dissappointed. As I said before its the only part that is on backorder. The tail gears hold up very well, the shaft is the main concern and it isnt sold as a separte piece, which it should be becuase its the only thing that broke in the entire assy. The flybar linkages are also thinner than the ones on the CP2 and they arent available as a pair, they come in a set of linkages, which makes it cost more than it should to fix them. The feathering shaft is the same it comes with the rotor head block but the shaft is the exact same part as the T REX , which can be bought seperately, so thats what I do.
The stock ESC went out on me but it may have been my fault, screwing around with different motor combinations, I ordered a stock replacement part, and if it burns out again Ill report this as well. With all that said, I think that this heli in the hands of a good pilot would break alot less often than mine because Im new and still learning...4 months and 5 helis later...

Ive owned 2 walkeras and there really is no comparison, this thing is in a class way above walkera starting with the electronics and the type of plastics used. this heli is NOT junk

Aside from all the above, Im addicted to flying my king, Im in the process of building a Quick EP8, but I dont think the EP8 will make me stop flying the King, because I can fly this thing just about anywhere, and its really economical to fly

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11-19-2005 03:17 PM  12 years agoPost 6
TRex888

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Excellent report Twinring. I'll look forward to the EP8 one. Good new helis are always welcomed, and without the early adopters we wouldn't know if it is any good or not.

Thank you.

I'm also looking forward to comparisons of the EP8 with the anticipated larger Align heli. Hopefully by the time the new larger helis are as popular as the TRex and LiPos a a bit cheaper I would have mastered nose in hover.

Damn nose in hover

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11-19-2005 03:19 PM  12 years agoPost 7
zrdcorp

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If you examine it side by side with one of those walkera or clones.. it is the same thing..

No comparison with a real performing helicopter such as the T-rex..

Do you own a T-Rex?

Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.

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11-19-2005 11:00 PM  12 years agoPost 8
fallengod

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ottawa

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compairing walkera to esky is like compairing a ford to a honda...... ford is ****.


but is seam these heli are esky first "big" helicopter so i have a feeling it would be like the V1 trex. i would give it time for it "verson 2" to come out like how the HoneyBee cp sucked but the cp2 is like a totaly different helicopter. (also what the blade cp IS)

btw i have an walkera #39...which is the trex clone... by the time i stripe out all the POS servos it actaly fly nice. useing walkera brushless and radio. but i'm slowly replaceing parts that have play in them with align parts.

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11-19-2005 11:10 PM  12 years agoPost 9
zrdcorp

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What I mean is they are the same type of design, tail, and frame.

That type of frame is very fragile and the design is actually difficult to fly, and for it to be able to fly good you need a motor that may be too big and you end up with so much invested that you could have purchased a T-Rex.

Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.

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11-19-2005 11:17 PM  12 years agoPost 10
fallengod

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ottawa

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the frame look like it the hummingbird frame, depent on how u hit the frame it can actaly break in 2.... done it wit my hummingbird clone before. but if u look at it is going to be much ligher then the trex or the zoom400.


indoor i think the esky is a winner but i tihnk is going to be next to useless outdoors becouse it just too light.

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11-20-2005 12:32 AM  12 years agoPost 11
TheX

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And this has what to do with T-Rex topics?

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11-20-2005 01:26 AM  12 years agoPost 12
smity777

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And this has what to do with T-Rex topics?
Well everyone knows the T-rex is the best of the micro and this section gets the most action on RR. So those trying to justify sub-standard stuff seem to post here instead of the general section.

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11-20-2005 02:22 AM  12 years agoPost 13
twinring

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japan

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Im not going to argue the point of which is a better machine. The Kings main frame assy is two halves screwed together. its very rigid, it hasnt broken yet, like I said, only the skids. Im not trying to justify this machine, Im only giving anyone who really wants to know some hands on information on my experience of this thing. Im not trying to persuade anyone to buy the King over a Trex, Im just passing on real information about the King, nothing more.

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11-21-2005 03:22 AM  12 years agoPost 14
torque

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bolivia , north carolina

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what is the price for the honey bee king???

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11-21-2005 05:56 AM  12 years agoPost 15
rcdaddy

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I think you can get one for about 120usd somewhere in hong kong or 130 somewhere in usa

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