Talk:Esky Honey Bee FP

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The link to the "manual" links to a pdf file that is basically just a parts list. There are no instructions on "blade tracking", proportional mixing or anything else in it. Where is the real manual ? ... if it exists ?? --Mstram 16:15, 10 October 2008 (MDT)

Great info on the Honeybee. I appreciate the people who take the time to teach others and give of their own knowledge and spare time.I hope to get there some day. I am a newbie to flying helicopters but not to aviation itself. I didn't know how hard it would be to actually fly a little bird......not a OH 58, but a honeybee. I've wrecked the poor thing numerous times, even with raddss and some simple know how. I'm fine with that as I am on a mission, and you soldiers know what happens when a man gets on a mission. I WILL FLY THIS THING......PERIOD. What I Need to know now is some terminology. My first question is in regards to my broken rotor head: what is thread and CA. Please elborate. I am unable to hover even after all the adjustments and balances and online schooling that I have done. Does anyone have other suggestions

I'm not a heli pilot, just fixed wing models for now so I can't answer your question directly. You might want to try RCGroups. --Leon 11:12, 3 January 2008 (MST)

CA is cyano-acrylate, i.e. ordinary super-glue. The thread is just sewing thread (usually cotton).

If you aren't progressing as quickly as you like with the FPHB, you might want to try a coaxial helicopter like the Blade CX or ESky Lama. They are much more stable and more suitable for smaller spaces. --RobinBennett 14:43, 3 January 2008 (MST)

Thank you both Mr Leon and Mr Bennett for that info. DO you know where I can get a cx or lama at a good price.

Thanks again, Victor

  • Any good hobby shop which carries Horizon Hobby products will have the CX. The Lama might be harder to find. If you go with the CX, get the new CX2. The radio has been upgraded to the new "spread spectrum" system and it's only a few dollars more. That's similar to cell phone technology and is interference free. No worries about radio hits from someone on your frequency. Once you have that model, you can get "bind and fly" indoor models from E-flite, ParkZone and HobbyZone which can be bound to your transmitter. --PMDrive1061 08:53, 15 October 2008 (MDT)

Honey Bee 2

(...or Honey Bee V2 or Honey Bee V2 FP or whatever the correct name is for ESky-id 002434 and 002435). Not to be confused with Honey Bee FP2 mentioned in this article.

Honey Bee 2 is not mentioned at all. I can take a picture of mine, but I need help from someone to point out the differences. Here are some points I've collected:

  • stronger landing skids
  • thicker fly bar rod
  • battery tray
  • thicker tail boom

Anything else? Are these all correct? (I've only got the V2, so I can't compare that easily.) --Vbakke 06:58, 18 June 2010 (MDT)

I doubt many people have both versions, but if you could you post photos and measurements so that someone with an older heli could post thier photos and measurements for comparison. Use a section of the main HBFP page and we'll organise it as we go.--RobinBennett 16:08, 20 June 2010 (MDT)

Major Upgrade

I more or less completed a large number of changes to the page, with only a couple more minor ones remaining. I am looking for help with the back history, as it is extremely difficult to find anything past about 2004. Exact release dates would be very helpful, as well as editing the existing info that I have provided so far for accuracy. --eander315 15:03, 28 April 2008 (CST)

I am a bit confused about the latest release which is E500 (or E005?), according to this page.

Hobby Lobby has it listed but it turned out to be E004A with 72GHz receiver, they haven't heard about the 2.4GHz receiver. I checked the ESky web page and E005 refers to CP2, not FP, and there is nothing about E500.

Can someone with more knowledge elaborate on the matter? What do I miss besides the 2.4GHz and (may be) lighter servos? Why ESky doesn't talk about that model and (apparently) no-one sells it?

The models listed in the article are correct as stated. E004 is the 72MHz Honey Bee FP. The E005 is the 72MHz Honey Bee CP. The E500 is the 2.4GHz Honey Bee FP. Esky does not update their site regularly, thus that model is not yet listed. The 2.4GHz model is available, though not widely. See Miracle Mart and X-heli. The new version comes with a 2.4GHz radio and receiver and digital servos. It is otherwise the same as the 72MHz version. --eander315 11:52, 2 January 2009 (MST)

Parts from other helis

-I feel that there would be significant benefit to a section/page for parts from other helis that are compatible with the hbfp. It might also be a place to index mods by the stock part they supplement/replace. When someone goes: "That's the nth ring-like link (or part of your choice) I've broken! There's got to be a cheaper way to get more of them! Or maybe I can buy something nicer so I don't have to keep replacing these," I'd like for them to be able to consult the wiki to see their options.

  • I agree, and I've considered creating that list in the past. It's a fairly involved undertaking, but I will attempt to get it started very soon. It would be one of the most helpful sections in this document. -- Eander315 07:00, 28 January 2009 (MST)

-Great. I'd start it, but I'm not sure what would be the best format. Should there be a number of sub-pages for the each of the components of the HBFP or maybe just one for 'parts and compatible replacements?' I'm hesitant to tack anything else on to the hbfp main page. It's tall enough already. --Shuttercat 02:06, 29 January 2009 (MST)

Embedded ads

There were a number of changes made by an individual, pui30576. All the contributions seem to me like marketing materials for the frame supplier. I’m thinking about rolling back those changes but before I do so I want to ask others what they think. Let me know thanks.--Leon 23:39, 16 April 2009 (MDT)

Looks like self promotion to me. Maybe edit it down to a one liner that the frame type is also avaiable.

Sounds good to me. Some of the changes definitely are not written in the correct impartial style usually found on wikis. -Eander315 06:56, 17 April 2009 (MDT)

How about letting them keep the page for their frame and company, but limiting the amount of space on this page? The neon frame looks very similar to the CompyFP upgrade frame, which is a popular HBFP mod, so I'd suggest keeping it but the others look a bit big and heavy for the FP and I think they should be moved to the Guru-z page --RobinBennett 13:35, 17 April 2009 (MDT)

Great comments all. I've edited down the alternative frame section and left the frame and company pages as Robin suggested. --Leon 21:58, 20 April 2009 (MDT)

Looks good to me. --RobinBennett 15:16, 21 April 2009 (MDT)