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Old 02-25-2011, 10:12 AM
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Anyone out there flying the "Beast" by E-Flite? Believe it or not i bought it as my very first rc plane... yeah, I skipped the beginner level completely and went straight into the Intermediate level flying. But now Iím addicted!!!

So of course, i did in fact crash the Beast a dozen times and i have tons of glue holding it together, but this little plane can really take a beating. It still flies perfect... and now that i can fly it in a basketball court blindfolded without crashing once... Iím ready for my next challenge! Any suggestions?
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:05 PM
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I am guessing your talking about the UMX Beast? Nice looking little plane!

What Tx do you have? Dx6i?
Looking for another UM or Larger plane?
What kind of flying do you plane to do? Fast, Slow, 3d/acrobatic, sport, scale?

Answering the above with help in recommending a plane.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:58 PM
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Ah yes, sorry... i am talking about the UMX Beast. (Just realized there is a larger scale model out there). I do in fact have the Dx6i Tx.

I Love the Ultra Micro planes as they can be flown both in and out doors. That is important to me since I live in Hawaii and there is no such thing as a calm day. I will sometimes have a few hours either in the morning or the evening when the winds calm down but mostly it's between 5-20 mph year round.

That said, I have a friend that flies his 800mm F4U Corsair and I got to say that Iím jealous. I guess Iím looking for a plane that can fly in 15mph wind, something with speed "but" can also cruise nicely a lower speeds and something at the intermediate level thatís not going to be too much for me to handle.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:39 PM
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I got a beast for xmas from my daughter but have not flown yet .I had a couple days in the 40 degree range here in il and thought of binding it and give it a try but iam building a big plane now and will wait till its a little warmer. It looks like a nice plane but i hope it can take a little wind. joe
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jap71173 View Post
Anyone out there flying the "Beast" by E-Flite? Believe it or not i bought it as my very first rc plane... yeah, I skipped the beginner level completely and went straight into the Intermediate level flying. But now I’m addicted!!!

So of course, i did in fact crash the Beast a dozen times and i have tons of glue holding it together, but this little plane can really take a beating. It still flies perfect... and now that i can fly it in a basketball court blindfolded without crashing once... I’m ready for my next challenge! Any suggestions?
Hi
Im pleased to meet you
If you have a DX6i allready
Try one of these they will bind to it easily
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Pr...#quickFeatures
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...rodID=PKZU1680
Take care
Yours Hank
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
I got a beast for xmas from my daughter but have not flown yet .I had a couple days in the 40 degree range here in il and thought of binding it and give it a try but iam building a big plane now and will wait till its a little warmer. It looks like a nice plane but i hope it can take a little wind. joe
Nice to meet you Road King... If i may offer two pointers only from my experience with the beast... This little bad boy is capable of doing complete 360 loops all within a 2 foot space of air!!! I learned the hard way... to use low rates on the 1st flight till you get the feel for it...

I'm sure your a pro or at least an advanced flyer, but even my 10 year veteran flyer friend crashed this plane on the 1st flight and his only response was "Holy Crap"!. Second, the optional 180mAH battery is a MUST. It not only gives you an addition 3 minutes flight time, but it is almost necessary in order to get the correct CG of this plane. This plane glides perfectly through the air at a mere 25% power.

So recap... low rates + 180mAH batt

Extremely fun plane... would love to hear about your maiden flight
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:21 PM
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WOW! I'm really surprised you were able to handle the beast as a first plane! Anyways, I would go for a full size parkzone T-28. It can go fast, but it really shines at slow speed. It will handle 15mph wind no problem, Heck, I have flown mine in 25mph wind!
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One thing to keep in mind is that no matter what you get that is bigger it is not going to absorb damage like the Micros can. These are tricky planes to fly for sure but are forgiving in that they do not have a lot of mass to cause much damage. You can cartwheel one and do little damage.

When you get into bigger, even park flyer size models, you will find that what did not break a Micro will break a bigger plane. More mass behind them means, well more mess in front of them!

I've got both the Micro Beast and a 50cc sized (6ft wingspan) Pitts model 12 which is the same Aircraft and I can tell you this for a fact; if I did someof the things to my big one that I have to the Micro it would have been history a long time ago!

Sounds like you are off to a good start though! Keep up the good work.
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Originally Posted by jap71173 View Post
Nice to meet you Road King... If i may offer two pointers only from my experience with the beast... This little bad boy is capable of doing complete 360 loops all within a 2 foot space of air!!! I learned the hard way... to use low rates on the 1st flight till you get the feel for it...

I'm sure your a pro or at least an advanced flyer, but even my 10 year veteran flyer friend crashed this plane on the 1st flight and his only response was "Holy Crap"!. Second, the optional 180mAH battery is a MUST. It not only gives you an addition 3 minutes flight time, but it is almost necessary in order to get the correct CG of this plane. This plane glides perfectly through the air at a mere 25% power.

So recap... low rates + 180mAH batt

Extremely fun plane... would love to hear about your maiden flight
Lol all of my planes are on low rates.lol I will get the bigger battery for longer flights ,thank for the tips jap. joe
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:39 PM
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If you wanna try a balsa plane you could try an Eflite Mini Ultra Stick, I've had mine for a couple years now and it sure can take a beating! The most I've ever done to it is break out the landing gear block when I was playing around on a windy day, got slammed into some "grab" grass, but a lil epoxy and 10 min later it was flyin' again!
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Default New Plane!

I just picked up a new F4U Corsair by Nitroplanes.com

Looks like a solid plane and Iíve watched all the youtube videos on how it flyís and handles. I still havenít gotten out to the field for the maiden flight because it's been windy everyday for two weeks straight now (yuk).

One thing Iím a bit confused about is that for the stock setup, it calls for a 2S 1000mAh battery, yet some of the videos have put in a 3S 800mAh battery. I always thought you could change the mAh but not the Voltage... am i mistaken?
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