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02-10-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,323
Posted By Balr14

I switched from planes to helis, even though...

I switched from planes to helis, even though helis are much more difficult to fly. Every time I fly anything, it takes me a couple of minutes to aclimate myself to the timing and reflexes needed....
07-22-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By Balr14

I'd say 75% is a good number on a fresh charge.

I'd say 75% is a good number on a fresh charge.
07-21-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,293
Posted By Balr14

You can have it for free. PM me your address and...

You can have it for free. PM me your address and I'll send you a "care package". I think what you are doing deserves a little encouragement.
07-21-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,293
Posted By Balr14

Honey Bee Fixed pitch... carbon fiber. It's much...

Honey Bee Fixed pitch... carbon fiber. It's much lighter than wood, about 4 grams.
07-21-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By Balr14

If I'm not mistaken, it's just a two wire...

If I'm not mistaken, it's just a two wire connector on the receiver and it is reversible.
07-21-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,293
Posted By Balr14

I think what you are doing is incredible. Do you...

I think what you are doing is incredible. Do you want some HBFP CF frame parts?
07-16-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,340
Posted By Balr14

It would be nice if every website were run by...

It would be nice if every website were run by people with inifinite wisdom and patience. But, they aren't.
07-16-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,257
Posted By Balr14

For lifting power and stability, particularly for...

For lifting power and stability, particularly for somebody with no experience I'd choose this:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/twister-skylift.htm

You may need to tweak it to get it to handle wind...
07-13-2008, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,538
Posted By Balr14

Check this out, pretty much the same as HBFP but...

Check this out, pretty much the same as HBFP but skid/frame is nicer:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=413912

They share most of their parts.
07-11-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Balr14

He did say he was 12 YO with $100 to spend. That...

He did say he was 12 YO with $100 to spend. That limits your options.
07-11-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Balr14

It's been my experience that when they mess up...

It's been my experience that when they mess up orders, it's usually in your favor. Odds are real good I'm replacing parts before I need to worry about support on an $80 heli. It's not exactly...
07-11-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Balr14

Do like bassplayinDude suggested:...

Do like bassplayinDude suggested: http://www.raidentech.com/20eshobeeiv4.html or
http://www.xheli.com/juinye20esho.html (already has lipos). All HBFPs are the same, just different batteries and...
07-10-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Balr14

There's no such thing as a friendly single rotor...

There's no such thing as a friendly single rotor heli, just various degrees of difficulty. But, an HBFP is cheap, takes a beating and is cheap and easy to fix. It's either that or a coax, like a...
07-07-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,885
Posted By Balr14

Turn off transmitter and receiver and center trim...

Turn off transmitter and receiver and center trim tabs BEFORE adjusting proportional counter-clockwise (left). Clockwise is right. If the problem persists, one of your shafts are not as free to turn...
06-12-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,783
Posted By Balr14

Of course, I should have noticed the date. I ask...

Of course, I should have noticed the date. I ask because I'd like to update and I'm looking at 3 450 class helis (Trex, HDX and GL). Since you are in Milwaukee, it could save a lot of shipping cost...
06-11-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,783
Posted By Balr14

I'm curious... you sell the GL450 but you don't...

I'm curious... you sell the GL450 but you don't recommend it? Please comment.
06-07-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,274
Posted By Balr14

I'd look around E-Bay for a used copy of RF G3.0...

I'd look around E-Bay for a used copy of RF G3.0 or 3.5. It's really hard to beat.
06-06-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,274
Posted By Balr14

I use the Xtreme upgrades (bladeholder, blades...

I use the Xtreme upgrades (bladeholder, blades and 380 motor) along with a GuruZ fiberglass frame and 7.4v 800mah lipo on several HBFPs. I have no problem flying outside in a little wind. I'd try...
06-05-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,274
Posted By Balr14

It's basically a crap shoot. You have to ask...

It's basically a crap shoot. You have to ask others what they have used. Then the list gets pretty short.
06-04-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,274
Posted By Balr14

You will want to order upgrade motors pretty...

You will want to order upgrade motors pretty soon. The stock ones wear out very quickly. With a little tweaking and some fairly inexpensive upgrades, an HBFP is a great little heli that will do just...
05-27-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By Balr14

Have you ever actually flown a heli? Your...

Have you ever actually flown a heli? Your question gives the impression you don't have much knowledge about helis. People can offer you suggestions based on your past experience, budget,...
05-27-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,147
Posted By Balr14

If you mean your heli tilts or slides across the...

If you mean your heli tilts or slides across the floor as you attempt to spool up, that's normal. The air you are pushing down is just looking for someplace to go. You will learn to adjust for that.
05-27-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,393
Posted By Balr14

You are correct; their customer support is not...

You are correct; their customer support is not particularly good. But, that's true of many online stores, not just RC equipment. If you want great customer service, you have to be willing to pay for...
05-17-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Balr14

This is the result of a combination of things. A...

This is the result of a combination of things. A shorter flybar cuts down on blade strikes but makes a heli less stable. The airfoil shape of the extreme blades means more lift, which means the motor...
05-13-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,264
Posted By Balr14

A Blade CP is 10 times as difficult to fly as any...

A Blade CP is 10 times as difficult to fly as any sim. It's like trying to catch bullets. Look at the "for sale" postings at any RC heli website and count number of Blade CPs for sale; there's a...
05-08-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,253
Posted By Balr14

It's an interesting choice. What you have is an...

It's an interesting choice. What you have is an FP heli that uses CP hardware, but locks the blade pitch. It's not the best choice for a beginner because it uses all CP hardware, so it's difficult to...
05-08-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Balr14

This is very common to the HBFP. I use...

This is very common to the HBFP. I use electrician's tape to hold it in place. Just like you straighten the blades before you fly, you straighten the tail. You can try a little dab of super glue, but...
05-08-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Balr14

My apologies, I thought you knew you could do it...

My apologies, I thought you knew you could do it yourself. Just cut and rebend the wire ends.
05-07-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,019
Posted By Balr14

I have Real Flight G3.5. It's not cheap, but...

I have Real Flight G3.5. It's not cheap, but there's about 40 helis you can DL from their website, plus the ones that come with the sim. The hover training program alone is worth the price.

But,...
05-07-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Balr14

Lama doesn't like breezes, not even slight ones....

Lama doesn't like breezes, not even slight ones. You tried to make too sudden or extreme movement and got a strike. Your upper blade and flybar always attempt to remain level. Shorten the flybar by 1...
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