Mooie site heb je trouwens. Gefeliciteerd!
Ik heb op het my-rcguides forum een paar vragen achter gelaten over mijn nieuwe HoneyBee. Volgens mij ben jij HoneyBee expert, zou je me misschien een antwoord kunnen geven?
I’m, from Indonesia and downloading bcpv2 manual from your website,
I just addicted by rc heli, learn from a friend who offered a mini coax rc heli months ago then 450size coax rc heli and just purchased bcpv2.
by today i just can fly my bcpv2 for 2 meters height, and only hover, not turn around.
i hope that i could find many tips from you as an experienced pilot :)
Very nice to visit my website and for letting me know you were here.
I have almost no coax experience myself and a 450 size coax sound really great.
Do you have an url which leads to such big coax machines?
Just take it easy with your practise, be patience and take very small steps. Only move to next small step until your mastered your current practise.
Thats the most common learning strategy there is for human beings.
By time you will learn to control your Belt easier. It took me 60 days for a good tail in hover :D with my HBFP V2.
In that time you learn to set up it better to, so your progress can double :)
You’re right, im crazying to learn to make my bcpv2 hover for only 3 feet… very difficult… and got crashed twice.
i dont know what i did wrong on my bcpv2, i will be happy if you have some advice, i put a video here
If you can go outside and find yourself more space. Imagine your heli flying in your TV. Thats no fun at all.
Below 3ft your heli will encounter tremendous wake aka rotor wash. Also your heli has the tendency to drift left and sometimes backwards. Hovering in rotor wash is good to train reflexes. And hovering a little higher makes life easier. Getting of the ground to slow can cause mega drift to. I am sure you encountered it already.
Also make sure no kids/wife or animals can enter the room while you are flying! This can become a serious mesh in only a few seconds!
Just keep on practicing and before you know it things get easier
So if you can go outside, find a open place with no people or dogs, etc and get the machine a little higher.
Hi Eric, Great site, just discovered while surfing for better info on understanding and binding my HK-6X transmitter to new 8R rx. I have 2 of these now, one on HK450MT and other on HK250GT but cant work out how to store both on the tx without rebinding each time. Preparing for a busy weekend of frustration. Great that we share similar equipment. HK450 is nice bird, easy to assemble and fly. 250 (I have 2, one for spares) is difficult for big hands to build but great for indoors (its summer here in Doha at the moment, day temperatures outside mid 40’s C so outside flying is not very nice). 250 tail is rubbish, am waiting for delivery of a MicroHeli tail, which should fix the problem. Have made all the suggested mods, Trex CF blades, belt and feathering shafts etc. Fully Loctite and CNA all screws. HXT900 servos, Turnigy DS 480 on the tail with Telebee and HK401B gyros. Also have a Walkera CB100 which is a bundle of fun. Keep up the good work, Cheers until next time, Paul.
Thank you very much for visiting my website and leaving a great message. I really appriciate it!
What motor do you ave running in the MT?
About the TX and storing more then one settings is quite easy. Let me try to explain.
Our Tx has a 5 model memory so we are gonna use that feature for it. Before you power up the TX push and keep pushed the two small buttons on the left near the display. Then power the TX and then let go of the 2 buttons. Now we are in the model selection menu. N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 are model channels to use. Use the right two buttons to go to lets say N2. When you power the tx off and on it will start up in N2. Also check if channel to is the heli mode with Ccpm mixing. Check manual for that.
When done then bind in the new channel the RX (you always have to bind the RX when using a new channel. Switch TX off and on after binding and channel 2 has his own binding and is ready for setting up.
Chancing from N1 to N2 is done like this. Power up TX and push the two left buttons at the same time. Go to N2 and you are happy to go.
If I was not clear or you need some extra help just let me know!
HBFP NL | Eric
Many thanks for your reply, it was a great help and much clearer than what it says in the manual. I am slightly disappointed that you have to bind each time you change from one heli to another but at least the settings stay set. I now have the 250 set as n1 and the 450 as n2. For the 450 the specs are:
Turnigy (gold) X500-4000K Heli Motor, 11 T pinion
ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 20C
TURNIGY Plush 40amp Speed Controller
3 x HXT900 servos on swash
Turnigy DS480 on tail
Your build and video on the HK450 TT Pro are excellent – I have this on my wish list but will probably go for the GAUI 200V2 first as I have a leaning towards the smaller indoor helis.
Keep up the great posts, you have a good thing going here. Regards, Paul.
looking for help on my esky et4 4 channel transmitter. Its not working or doesnt pick up on my laptop.
what can I do? how can I learn how to fly my helicopter if I cant even figure out how to use the remote control???
PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME???
Hi Eric, I googled the same problem and ended up on this Blog, I have plugged my 4 channel Esky Hobby Controller into my LapTop and it shows USB device not recognised, The disc I received with my Lama V4 Heli is cracked and also wont load, is there some device drivers I can load for this, I tried the Update Drivers but it just sits searching and never stops,?
Thanks for your comment. The flight sim that comes with ESKY is called FMS and is downloadable at many places online. So just look online for a good copy of FMS which will be free to download. I remember Vista had some problems with FMS. WHen you installed FMS you will also have the drivers for your TX. AT least thats how it worked in my case.
I hope my answer was of any help :D
Eric, Very nice site. It’s been very helpful. I got myself an Esky Big Lama a couple weeks ago.
Your site has helped a lot. I haven’t even tried to fly it yet. I want to use the FMS program over the winter so I’ll be somewhat ready in the spring to try it. For some reason FMS reads my rudder as channel 6 which seems strange as the heli only comes with a 4 channel transmitter??? As expected I had a heck of a time getting FMS to work at all, I’m running it on a Windows 7 pro laptop but I almost have it sorted out,, :). On the way to this point I messed with the servo reversing switches in the botton right corner of the tx. I think I have it right now with the left 2 up and the right 2 down.
Anyway, thank you for this site I will be visiting it often and let you know how I make out.
The only heli I’ve flown before this was a micro 3 channel which is a lot of fun. This huge heli is a total nother world. At 64 my learning curve has slowed WWWWaaaaaayyyyyy down. LOL
Thanks for your great comment! And congratulations with being the owner of Big Lama.Using a sim is great for orientation practice. I saves money too. I learned the hard way without and I wish I had used a sim. Learning to fly a helicopter takes time. Our brain needs to make new connections for the new wanted skills. This just takes time. And maybe a little more when being 64. Just make your hours on the SIM. When you get bored of FMS, just try to find an other sim.
When you take the Lama out, let some one film it! You can learn very much by just looking at your own flying. And other love to watch the first steps too :D