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out of control Honeybee King 2

Old 10-29-2008, 10:09 PM
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Hello everyone...I have a new Honeybee King 2 Heli and although I can get it a few inches off of the ground, the nose constantly spins to the left...I have adjusted my gyro and it does not seem to help much if, at all..Does anyone know of other adjustments I can try before putting it on the shelf?...The manual is pretty much useless..Thanks, Youfly
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:18 PM
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First off, welcome to WattFlyer! Hope you can stay awhile.

For the HBK2, you need to lower the blade pitch so the tail can have more authority as it lifts off the ground. You'll need to use the two knobs on the top of the Tx.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:36 AM
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Thanks, 'dude...I'll try it tomorrow, although I think the problem is much deeper..will let you know and thanks for the consideration...Paul
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:18 PM
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Did you give the bird a thorough checkup when you bought it? You'll definitely want a pitch gauge to measure blade pitch. If you do a complete setup and are still having a problem, you could try the aftermarket 43T tail gear which spins the tail blades faster than the stock gear, giving it more authority.

I don't have any personal experience with the 43T but if I actually try to fly my HBK2 again next year I'll probably put this part in first.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:28 PM
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This particular heli has a belt driven tail rotor...some say the belt could be too tight upon delivery but the rotor seems to spin fine..What I DID notice was that when you power up the main rotor, the tail rotor servo does not try to compensate for the speed...Does it have to be in the air(gyro) before this happens?(viewed a video on this and when he powered up his HBK the servo changed the tail rotor pitch for compensation...Mine does not..NEXT?!..Thanks, by the way,....Paul
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:43 PM
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How fast is the nose turning? Is it more of a tail drift?

When I got my RTF HBK2, I quickly found that the basic gyro included was crap. I could not get the tail to sit still no matter how much I trimmed and adjusted my tail servo.

My advice is to dump the Esky gyro and get a good head-holding gyro. A co-worker swears by his Telebee gyros. I went with a high end Logitech and now the tail is rock-solid. Either way, if this is the problem you are describing, you need to invest in a good head-holding gyro to get the tail under control.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by KE4NYV View Post
How fast is the nose turning? Is it more of a tail drift?

When I got my RTF HBK2, I quickly found that the basic gyro included was crap. I could not get the tail to sit still no matter how much I trimmed and adjusted my tail servo.

My advice is to dump the Esky gyro and get a good head-holding gyro. A co-worker swears by his Telebee gyros. I went with a high end Logitech and now the tail is rock-solid. Either way, if this is the problem you are describing, you need to invest in a good head-holding gyro to get the tail under control.
Jason, Thanks for your help...just do not want to spend an extra 60-70 bucks to a heli thats supposed to be fly-ready when you recieve it...Guess I'm just not into it the way I should be...Wann buy it?...going at a reasonable price !..Has a yellow canopy and could not have more than 15 minutes on the motor...Lemme know...Paul
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:20 PM
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Hi,

I really dont know, if this is still in time to help or not. I have an HBK2 and dealt with a similar problem, out of the box. First things first, you have to ensure that the belt which drives the rear blades is tight enough, mine came in too loose, this does not allow the rear blades to spin fast enough as the belt slips and therefore, you will not have enough power in the tail to hold steady, and it will spin, nose going to the left. If that is not the problem, then you will have to adjust the servo mounted on the tail boom. Which is, you will have to move the entire servo towards the nose by sliding it manualy on the boom. This will adjust the pitch of the rear blades to provide better control, but be careful as too much forward slide will result in the heli spinning the other way, nose to the right. I guess this should really help. Unless you want to buys a headlock gyro !! Cheers
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