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Old 12-14-2008, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is it any good at all? how much 3D can it handle ?
I'm deciding between getting the honeybee king2 or 4G3 for christmas .... looks like a hard decision
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HBK2 is much bigger.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a new 4G3 forum here: https://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=138

If you haven't flown upside down before, the 4G3 will not be the best heli to learn with, I would pick the HBK2. Neither are a good choice of first heli IMO for anyone with no experience at all of flying single rotor helis, if that is you, though the HBK2 will definitely be easier to get on with. I'd be very surprised if any beginner managed to learn to fly with a 4G3.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I have both. The 4g3 is very neat and a ton of fun. It can do basic stunts pretty well but the size and coolness factor is why I like it. It can be flown indoors. Big warehouses are the best .Much Much cheaper to own and fix. Pretty tough too.

The HBk2 will need many immediate upgrades to perform halfway decent. Not really an indoor machine. It is an entirely different beast than the 4g3 much larger, faster and more complex. I would not put them in the same catagory. The HBk2 tries to be more like an Align 450, just much lower quality. If true 3D is what your after, the Align 450 is your entry price performer. If maximum fun on minimum $$$ is what your after get the 4g3. Also get at least 5 sets of main blades, 3 batteries, a fly bar and spare tail and main motors.

The HBk2 will require at least a good gyro and a brushless motor to even begin to be enjoyable. I also found the metal tail upgrade made it more managable. Even the slightest crashes will require some replacement parts and some rebuild work. The factory servos are very weak and strip out on almost every crash. I would not buy this heli again. You will eventually spend as much to get it right as you will if you just get an Align 450.
I've ordered 4g3 stuff from Heli-Pal and RC-Fever with fast delivery from both.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am new here. where are posts? how come last post is 12-20-08?

New 4g3 metal version is deliver and very good response. New metal upgrade also release better than copycat upgrades.
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