Which one HoneyBee King 3, Belt CPX or Twister Storm 3DX?

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:36 pm
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Hi all,

I am looking to get back into helicopters after about a 16 year gap. At the time I could hover the heli and move around in the space available but anything more was limited due to only being able to practice in the parent’s garden. More recently I was bought a bladez salvation pro and have now started flying on the clearview SIM which I find controlling the heli’s quite easy only really crashing when I get bored and try some 3D manoeuvres.

So down to my actual question, I’m looking for the first heli to get me started and have looked at the HunnyBee King 3, Belt CPX or Twister Storm 3DX but I don’t know which would be the best?

Thanks - Andy
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If you are really getting back into helis and your thumbs are still good - I'd suggest looking at the Blade mCPx ...... it's a great little heli that thinks it's a big one.

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Hi Randal,

Yer I have seen it and it was on the list but I was bothered about the flight time and the size. I did find a good deal including a DX6i which would be nice to get and continue with.

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andyi008 wrote:

Hi Randal,

Yer I have seen it and it was on the list but I was bothered about the flight time and the size. I did find a good deal including a DX6i which would be nice to get and continue with.

Cheers - Andy


I get a good 5/5.5 mins out of mine and the Turnigy or Overlander LiPo cells which is more or less than you would get from the helicopters you mentioned above. That is of course if you can ever get them to fly well enough for that long or even to fly at all in some cases, all of them will need to be tweaked/worked on out of the box.

The mCPX will pretty much fly out of the box once you set up the TX and charge the LiPo. I flew mine for weeks before I even looked at the pitch on it. The only thing you may need to do is the grommet mod which is dead easy to do and costs nothing as the parts are supplied with it anyway.

It's a real blast to fly and fairly crash resistant. Compared to a 450 size it's almost indistructable Laughing
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I'd also go for MCPX.
Less than 2 years ago any of those you mentioned would be a potential choice, mainly because there wasn't any real budget choice. But these days the MCPX blows them all out of the water.

I started out on a King, it was a useful learning experience but a useless heli.

MCPX all the way! And get a DX6i radio.....
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As above, at one time or another, a first starter heli was limited choice, and usually the only viable ones were Fixed Pitch, or those were the main choice i should say, the ones you mention are ok, but not the best, out of the ones you mention, imho, the Storm would be the best of the 3.

that said, as mentioned, more smaller, and quite frankly as time has moved on, so has choice, I do not own an MCPX, but did have a go with one last night, been months since i last really touched a heli, and it was just great, i think if these were around when i first started, most definatley would have had one.
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Cheers all you have finally helped me make my mind up and I have gone back to my 2nd choice and ordered the MCPX and the DX6i.

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Oh sorry forgot to ask, what size lipo can I go upto? 300mAh?

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The Turnigy nano 300mAh lipos from Hobbyking are good, get loads, you'll need them!
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The stock Eflite batts are actually quite good - to start with anyway.
After that there are a number of choices but the Nanos mentioned are prolly the best value. More zip but not a great deal more time ... a minute maybe. But you can charge them faster safely.
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PS If you use the stock charger you will need a few packs but with a better charger you can charge three or more at a time.
I have 9 packs but charging 3 at a time on my Cellpro and 1 on the stock I can get near continuous flying ...... with a few fag/bear/tea breaks Laughing
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PS If you use the stock charger you will need a few packs but with a better charger you can charge three or more at a time.
I have 9 packs but charging 3 at a time on my Cellpro and 1 on the stock I can get near continuous flying ...... with a few fag/bear/tea breaks Laughing


I guess bears don't like it when you don't share...


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I suppose you thought that was a typo?

I just happen to enjoy the occassional brown or grizzly bear while I fly - but of course I would never drink beer and fly Laughing Laughing
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randalsh wrote:

I suppose you thought that was a typo?

I just happen to enjoy the occassional brown or grizzly bear while I fly - but of course I would never drink beer and fly Laughing Laughing


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I thought that was a euphemism for what bears do in the woods....
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Now keep it clean Laughing

Anyway I can usually out on for 4 and a half minutes.
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