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Old 11-05-2007, 06:49 AM   #1
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I was torn as to whether to put this in this section or the beginners/newbies section. I think I'll post here. I also apologize for the length of this fist post on this forum.

This weekend I went to the Toronto Hobby Show and bought my first R/C and went for a Honey Bee King 2. I have been practising on the Real Flight R/C Sim for a bit not that long really. I researched and was thinking between the AXE CP+, the Venom Night Ranger 3D and this one. I wanted something something I could learn on and upgrade to 3D with out having to but another copter.

Soooo! Get it home and I found out it was not as Ready To Fly as they actually say. First; the manual was very basic. I went to the H-B King 2 website at http://www.twf-sz.com/english/products.asp?prodid=0198
downloaded and printed it. I read it it a couple of times, whilst the battery was charging up.

Second; What are these two bars loose along the tail shaft, why is the rear horizontal fin not set and why are the rotors loose??? Hmm! Need a little more research. Not really ready to fly outta the box.

Third; Went online to search for the Honey Bee King 2 set up guides. YouTube has a good selection of video to help you along. Actually the 5 part series from subzzzzzzzero was a great help with me setting up the heli. Also found a training site called "Radd's School of Rotary Flight" Also very helpful.

Fourth; Battery was charged, installed and put on my training gear, although Radd doesn't recommend it for the first time, I'm still a bit hesitant, (*small note* I'm flying in my condominium dining room). I then went through the first three video's from subzzzzzzzero, again, a little bit of reading from Radd and did all my checks and four hours later..... are you ready for this??? Wait.....
I was hovering!!!!! A little shaky but I did it.

So...in brief; Look for and upgraded manual, check online for any set up and additional instruction aid and but a couple of extra batteries, because 9 minutes of fly time is just not enough.

Now just have to check out some places to fly such as clubs and such.

Happy Flyin' All!

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have done your homework well.
Lucky for you, Toronto has one of the best helicopter clubs in the world! Check them out here http://www.rcheli.ca/index.php
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:49 PM   #3
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The HB King 2 is a great heli, personally I think it puts the Axe CP and Blade CP to shame. First it is built much more solidly, second it is belt driven so no more tail motor and third the parts are cheaper.

You can get a set of stock esky made blades for $9, the stock blade CP blades are exactly twice as much. The ironic thing is that they're probably made in the same factory in China....

If you're looking for stock or upgrade parts look on ebay for "Gadgets and Collectables Canada", he is in Ontario and will treat you right.

One thing to note though is that as good as the stock heli is it has one glaring problem, the stock brushed motor really sucks and there have been reports of it failing anywhere from your 3rd to your 20th flight. I'd suggest upgrading to the 3900 or 3800kv motor asap, it will cost you another $50 (you also have to get a new esc) but definitely worth it.

I have an upgraded king2 and a belt cp (also from esky) so if you have any questions or need some help just pm me.
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