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PostSubject: Honeybee fp help!   Fri May 22, 2009 1:20 pm

Hi guys,first post in the forum:).Im a newbie in rc heli and last week i got my honeybee fp.After playing with the simulator for awhile i went out and test the heli.The problem is its gonna lift like 2 foots off the ground put even if i put full power it won't go higher.Battery is a lipo fully charged.You guys think is the blades not well balanced?Or perhaps a bad pilot lolll
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PostSubject: Not bad   Fri May 22, 2009 3:56 pm

Not bad piloting I'm sure. If you got it up 2 ft. then back down in 1 peice, thats something.. What is your TX. settings for hover. What TX? ESky?
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PostSubject: tx   Sat May 23, 2009 11:54 am

Yes its esky,i think its fm too not 2.4ghz.I don't hover for long i have not been able to trim it yet.Excuse if my english is not perfect its not my primary language Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Honeybee fp help!   Sun May 24, 2009 2:33 am

I'm going for a Bad Motor. Sometimes they are bad right from the factory. But if you could get your hands on another battery to try first it would be a good way a verifying that its the motor and not the battery

I'm not ignoring anyone, I'm just really busy and forgetful.
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PostSubject: Re: Honeybee fp help!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:09 am

I think it will be bad battery orange78
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PostSubject: Re: Honeybee fp help!   Mon May 25, 2009 6:13 pm

What altitude above sea level do you live? High altitude could be a factor. The HBFP doesn't have much power to spare even at lower altitudes. orange78
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PostSubject: Re: Honeybee fp help!   Mon May 25, 2009 11:16 pm

First, take a voltmeter and verify that the battery is indeed fully charged (esky chargers are not very good). If you can, it also may be worth checking the voltage under load, while the heli is spooled up. An old battery may be fully charged but not hold the voltage under load.

If the battery is good, the second thing I would suggest is to do do a timing mod on the motor. To do that, gently bend off the little tabs on the top lid of the motor and rotate the lid 5 mm clockwise. There are detailed descriptions and instructions with pictures somewhere on the net.
This mod will give quite a bit of more power to the motor.

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