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RETAFCHIEF
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:52 am
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I have a Honey Bee FP that will not lift off. I've set the pitch, changed batteries, swapped motor, and no go. It flops around the floor and seems to respond to stick input, but it will not lift off. The gyro stays green, the batteries show full charge, the darned thing just stays stuck to earth! What am I overlooking?
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pjdog
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:41 am
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You say a Honey Bee FP. Fixed Pitch helicopters don't require blade setting of Pitch. You got the correct main blades on it?
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RETAFCHIEF
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:22 am
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The blades are original as far as I can tell. They match another HBFP I got for parts. I have a new main motor on order. I'll swap the blades in the morning and see what happens, thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:22 am
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It flies! I put a brand new motor and blades on it and besides biting me, it flew. All is good now. The transmitter slipped while I was carrying the beast and the blades smacked me good. A lesson learned for this old dog. I will report back when the wind lets me fly outside. Very Happy
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RETAFCHIEF
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:21 am
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The previous problem of the flightless Honey Bee continues. It skitters across the ground and manages 1 ft of altitude at best while sliding sideways. The first test with the new motor was promising, but didn't last. I think the servos are moving the squashplate well and the functions all bench test OK. I really don't know the next step. Question
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mrtwc51
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:39 am
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Retachief


I had the same problem with my honey bee, I found some stiffer blades
from another heli, the ones on the honey bee are to flimsy.
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RETAFCHIEF
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:08 am
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Thanks, I'll give it a try. I wonder why they sometimes fly if stock blades are iffy.
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pjdog
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:58 am
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How old are your batteries. Age can sometimes play games on the batteries. I think I'd try another battery. You've already replaced the motor so that would be the next thing if your not getting enough lift.

What kind of charger are you using. Can your charger tell you the condition of the battery. Have you tried other batteries.

Flying 1 foot off the ground sounds like a low voltage battery or sick motor. You've replaced the motor so replace the battery. See what happens.

Jack
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RETAFCHIEF
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:19 pm
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My charger tests the cells and they maintain their voltage under a 600ma load. I have tried other batteries too. I have 2 of these helicopters and they behave like twins. I'm thinking of going to the 380 motor if all else fails. I'll try new blades first. Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:11 pm
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I had the same problem i had a small ding an the main gear which is the big one driven by the motor had a tooth bent over/ squashed causing it to tick as it spun up so jus got a needle file and did the best i could to bend the tooth back an hey presto she was good again
luke
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RETAFCHIEF
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:08 pm
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Thanks 3d flyer for your idea. I finally got it to lift off after switching to Li-Po batteries. I haven't had much test time, but it has hovered in the basement. After replacing most of the parts I'm getting pretty good at taking it apart and reassembly with no leftover parts. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 2:02 am
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Ha ha quality i know the feeling ive had more down time than flight time lol but its all good fun hey Very Happy
luke
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poWERrcforwomen
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:26 pm
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I have had exactly the same problem and more down on the ground than up in the air! Nice to know I am not alone!
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crash and burn
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:02 am
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If you want your Honey bee to fly you need to get an upgraded main rotor set for about 10 bucks. at helidirect or e bay etc. I purchased a brand new honey bee fp v2 and full throttle wouldn't budge it. I swaped out the blades with and upgraded set and it lifted off at quarter throttle. This should be addressed by the manufacturer. I also bought a 30 dollar FP chopper from giant tiger 500 mm rotor and no cyclic/or gyro control and it flew like a charm with nose weight.
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Tylor1023
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:30 pm
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I would like to suggest you to check the battery, maybe use a new battery for a try. Or if nothing works, return it to the store for a replacement.
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