dinsdag 27 oktober 2009

My E-sky Belt-CP V2 (2.4G) - arrived !

A package arrived. It's a rather big box. Let's have a look on what's inside :

I ordered a green/blue E-sky Belt CP (collective pitch) V2 with a 2.4G transmitter. A logical next step after the E-sky Honeybee FP (fixed pitch). (at least that's what I think, I can be wrong)

I also ordered an extra battery.

Included a nice little present : an E-sky cap.

The box unopened, the outside looks promising ...

First thing in the box are a manual and list with spare parts (renamed numbers from E-sky).

The manual counts an extensive 42 pages and is well illustrated.

WOW !!!

The complete content of the box. RTF (Ready To Fly)

Posing while new (and undamaged). I think this machine is going to bring me a lot of fun but probably it's going to bring some frustration too. That's what's learing to fly is all about : climbing up the learning curve and gradually getting better.

Belt CP - Honeybee FP - Dauphin Coaxial

Here I put my babies to rest. It's evening now, the battery is charging and tomorrow it will be the Belt CP's maiden flight. Fingers crossed

maandag 5 oktober 2009

E-Sky Honeybee FP - upgrades & modifications

I've repaired my honeybee FP

It's got a different look. I took the whole machine apart, bit by bit and rebuilt it.
It has a new, red canopy.
The tail fin has moved forward so it doesn't block any air from the tailrotor.

New skids (Extreme-Parts). They can take bad landings better than the stock skids.

The flybar paddles are centered.

A heat-sink installed on the tailmotor. In order to replace the tail boom I had to solder the wires on the tailmotor.

A heat-sink on the main motor.

To mount the battery I use now two rubber bands.

The battery mounted. Right under the 4 in 1.

With the red canopy on.

An orange antenna pipe.

Checking the helicopter indoor. The honeybee flies just FINE ! ! !