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Old 09-24-2011, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When I first started flying helis, I bought a HoneyBee King (a true waste of time and money ). I turned on the TX and plugged in the battery..

The servos moved, but the motor didn't work. I moved the throttle stick all the way up and then down and the motor came to life ( I was in Idle 1 without realizing it had such a feature). The heli spun-up at full power on the bench.

The mains whacked my hand and I had 3 swollen fingers for a few days... and a broken heli.

I have as much respect or more for electrics than nitro helis. At least with a nitro, you hear the engine running and you know it's alive, electrics are like a crouching, silent tiger..... ready to attack.
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