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01-24-2010 09:04 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Griffin

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I had a Trex 250, but it was just too small for my liking. Now I'm thinking about getting this HBK2 airframe I have sitting here back in the air. I just want a low stress backyard basher. The only thing I have is the airframe, I would have to buy almost everything to get it back in the air. Is it worth it, or should I just buy a new HBK3 for around 160?

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01-24-2010 09:57 PM  8 years agoPost 2
AtTheCross

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go new

ASI Green Mongoose CY29RC - 67 flights

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01-24-2010 10:52 PM  8 years agoPost 3
DougsRC

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I always fly on a budget Griffin. When you say "airframe" do you mean complete head and tail ? I have a King 3 with the 72mhz TX, I like everything about it EXCEPT the gyro. It wags like a mfer if the gain is a little too high---doesn't hold at all if too low. I am currently using the stock King 3 with an Eflite G110 gyro, not the best but its what I had on hand. I like the stock servo's and the stock 3900 KV motor---running either an 11 tooth or a 13 tooth pinion depending on the mood of the day.

I have a DX6i TX but actually prefer the stock 72mHZ TX just for the feel of it, haven't had any glitches yet. So IMO, get the RTF King 3 and change the gyro if it bugs you, and just fly the hell out of it. I think HeliDirect has em on sale for 147. or so, (you don't usually get much for 147 in this hobby. I also put on Blade 400 tailblades as well, I like em combined with the G110. Only my opinion, I'm very used to flying cheap stuff, for some its not worth it, just 2 pennies worth.

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01-25-2010 12:30 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Griffin

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When I said airframe, that's what I meant just the airframe the tail is complete, but I gave the head away when I sold my other King2. I started adding up what I would need to get it air ready, and it's looking like new is the best option.

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01-25-2010 01:37 AM  8 years agoPost 5
thrstrmech

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buddy at work got his king2 from xheli.com for $109.00, HD has the king3 72mhz, like Dougs stated on clearance...

converting over to the "Dark Side"...Trex 450 clone...HBK2 still #1

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01-27-2010 05:12 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Griffin

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Looks like I will be joining the E-sky ranks again soon. Uncle sam owes me a couple G so a king 3 is in the near future for sure. I was expecting alot less so it looks like the budget has grown I figure I will throw a hitec, or maybe a gy520 on it and have a nice flying birdy. If I can convice the misses to let me spend some big $$ I might even get a e500 or bigger too. I sold off a bunch of my toys to help with the cost of moving, and she said when we get settled in I could get a new toy, or 2 I'm gonna hold her to it.

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01-27-2010 05:32 AM  8 years agoPost 7
thrstrmech

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that's the spirit

converting over to the "Dark Side"...Trex 450 clone...HBK2 still #1

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01-27-2010 06:08 PM  8 years agoPost 8
DougsRC

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so a king 3 is in the near future for sure
Both versions of the 2.4 gHZ of the King 3 are sold out on HeliDirect. There are still 72 mHZ versions in stock. The CP3's are sold out and the BeltCP V2 are sold out so people out there are actually buying them You might want to check out the classifieds here on RR for a bigger chopper, I've never seen so many good deals, must be the "economic crises"

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01-29-2010 11:44 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Griffin

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I don't mind getting the 72Mhz version. Knock on wood, I have never had one problem with FM in 20+ years of flying. Plus I can save a few bucks to put twords a gyro. If I can keep this one under the radar, that will give me more to spend on the big one.

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