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02-09-2006 10:23 PM  12 years agoPost 21
bbeverlie

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slider46, Now that would be worth hearing about! A
good old side by side comparison to finaly shed some
light on the issue, Sometimes price isn't everything

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02-09-2006 11:00 PM  12 years agoPost 22
balbs

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Can anybody else concure with Darthdrk and that the Blade 4-in-1 is better than the Honey Bee's. If it is, maybe I'll get the Blade and buy the Honey Bee for crash parts\upgrades.
I did some price checking and getting the Blade barebones + it's radio system without the TX, will cost the same as getting the whole RTF kit including the TX and battery.
How is the Honey Bee's radio? If at all, I'll move to separates later.

Balbs

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02-09-2006 11:47 PM  12 years agoPost 23
slider46

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Balbs,
I have 2 of the 6 channel radios if you need one. I also have a 4 channel for a v3... I went with a Futaba radio so I have extra stuff..

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

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02-09-2006 11:55 PM  12 years agoPost 24
tinner

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slider46
I have 2 of the 6 channel radios if you need one
If I wasnt saving up to get a computer TX I would buy one of those. Once I get a decent radio I am going to hack my CP six channel TX to see if I can find if it can activate the missing sixth channel.

If sucessfull I will post

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02-10-2006 01:15 AM  12 years agoPost 25
akshaw

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I've flown both frames, practically rebuilding my CP2 into a Blade CP and then back again. For flying I can't compare since my heli was more of a Blade CP when I was learning. I can say that the CP2 has a better frame. I like the fact that the servos are held on the frame with screws rather than that sticky pad stuff. Landing gear are also held on with screws, so easy removal if needed. Further, a pin runs through the bottom of the main gear shaft and this pin fits into a slot on the main gear, making the removal of the main gear shaft really easy. I'm pretty sure that the Bell-Hiller head makes a big difference in flying. It just responds more quickly. So I would be really interested to know why others think the Blade CP is a better heli. If you put the support horizon gives aside in the comparison, and just compare heli to heli, it doesn't look that way to me.

--Anthony

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02-10-2006 01:16 AM  12 years agoPost 26
balbs

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Thanks for the offer Slider. I already have one from my Blade CX and another Futaba computer radio laying around. Too bad I can't use my JR TX with these.

Balbs

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02-10-2006 01:30 AM  12 years agoPost 27
slider46

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Tinner,
You don't need to hack the rx for a 6th channel you'll have no need for it unless your going to put lights and retracts on seperate switches.... Ch5 is open for retracts or a dual rate gyro or lights...

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

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02-10-2006 01:36 AM  12 years agoPost 28
tinner

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Tom, I was thinking about a hack for the stock TX

probibly not possable, just a pipe dream <g>

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02-10-2006 04:49 AM  12 years agoPost 29
akerkhof

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Can anybody else concure with Darthdrk and that the Blade 4-in-1 is better than the Honey Bee's.
Nah, as far as I can tell they are the same. We experimented with them at work, and swapped radios and crystals, and the blade controller was able to work the honeybee and vice versa. I'd like to hear the evidence of Blade superiority. Because there are quite a few bad Eflight 4-in-1 threads yet I have not seen any for the Esky. Not saying it doesn't happen, but don't think there is a difference worth talking about.


-- Aron in Indiana -- http://www.neolith.org/cp2 -- Honeybee CP2 Resources

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02-10-2006 05:39 AM  12 years agoPost 30
Darthdrk

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Hey guys, My Brand new Honeybee CP2 crashed hard on its maiden and broke into pieces. I never got a chance to check out the electronics except to say the crash was caused by something other than the inputs I was giving it. The verdict for me is still out concerning the 4-1.
The parts I need to fix my HoneyBeeCP2 seems to be out of stock everywhere which indicates to me that its parts that has a high failure rate. BTW I have a blade/HoneyBeecp2 hybrid (mixed parts from both helis) and it seems to be alot better than just going with a stock BCP or stock CP2. Also Im using hummingbird sym blades which are more durable than the stock blades of both the CP2 and BCP. Im waiting on parts so I can get the Heli up and flying so I can actually get a better feel of the performance of the heli.
BTW Heres my Hybrid Much better than stock configs

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