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Old Feb 03, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I fly outside - I have a P51 um and it is a bad enough experiance I will probably not give the Spitfire a try. Beast 3D is barely powered enough - P51 just did not do it for me. Have an impression they did not want the Beast any faster - but the Gee Bee will be drawing more amps.

This is inline with HH marketing. Parkzone is their 2nd level plane, while E-flight is the next up level.
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beauty of the stabilization system is you can still fly it slow if you want.
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 03:54 PM
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... P51 ... is a bad enough experiance...- P51 just did not do it for me.


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Beast 3D is barely powered enough


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Have an impression they did not want the Beast any faster ....


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This is inline with HH marketing. Parkzone is their 2nd level plane, while E-flight is the next up level.


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Old Feb 03, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Too much popcorn is bad for the digestion.

Both my um p51s are updated with brushless power..
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 04:17 PM
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I fly outside - I have a P51 um and it is a bad enough experiance I will probably not give the Spitfire a try. Beast 3D is barely powered enough - P51 just did not do it for me. Have an impression they did not want the Beast any faster - but the Gee Bee will be drawing more amps.

This is inline with HH marketing. Parkzone is their 2nd level plane, while E-flight is the next up level.
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beauty of the stabilization system is you can still fly it slow if you want.
what type of experience did you have with the P-51?
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 04:41 PM
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I fly outside - I have a P51 um and it is a bad enough experiance I will probably not give the Spitfire a try. Beast 3D is barely powered enough - P51 just did not do it for me. Have an impression they did not want the Beast any faster - but the Gee Bee will be drawing more amps.
beauty of the stabilization system is you can still fly it slow if you want.
dude I love my little P-51!
and on my Micro Beast I propped up to a 5030 and it goes much better for me ...
these are micro flyers, they do best in a big gym or indoor flying field
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:16 PM
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I'm absolutely "in" on this Spit.

Horizon had me with the low n' slow in the video. And I am afraid it might fly better than my UM T-28, which will hurt my feeble mind and confuse my loyalty to the T-28.

As soon as I get it, I'll paint it Navy Blue and tell the wife "Oh that? It's just my Corsair!"
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for the laugh, Gene!!



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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Thanks for the laugh, Gene!!



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you know, this is off topic but....i have never understood the meaning of the popcorn emotion.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:33 PM
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you know, this is off topic but....i have never understood the meaning of the popcorn emotion.
It means the person is sitting back, relaxed... and waiting for something good -- or bad -- to happen. Like a flame war, for example.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:36 PM
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It means the person is sitting back, relaxed... and waiting for something good -- or bad -- to happen. Like a flame war, for example.
oh okay thanks. now i understand that other post!
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:39 PM
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At the end of the summer I was hooked on building and flying and gutted most of my UMs for the bricks and gearboxes.

This little gem will bring me back into the fold. Perfect timing too, I don't see much flying between now and May anyway.

And yes, a 180 Bl in the UM P-51 is pure sweetness. Now I miss my F4U too.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:44 PM
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It (popcorn smiley) means the person is sitting back, relaxed... and waiting for something good -- or bad -- to happen. Like a flame war, for example.
Because of someone's obvious (to the popcorner) ludicrous, inflammatory, patently false, or blatantly agitating statements that appear (to the popcorner) to be made, intentionally or otherwise, to solicit comments or retorts......I think.

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Old Feb 04, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Because of someone's obvious (to the popcorner) ludicrous, inflammatory, patently false, or blatantly agitating statements that appear (to the popcorner) to be made, intentionally or otherwise, to solicit comments or retorts......I think.

Gene K
oh okay thanks. i got it now.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 11:24 PM
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I have no indoor field. Seems like Saturday morning after Saturday morning I would look out the window and it would look calm - only to go to the field and have a slight 10 mph breeze. When I did try to fly the P51, I would struggled getting it upwind, bouncing it all over the place as it went.

I grew up flying 40-60 nitro and 2 meter sailplanes. When I finally went electric, it was straight to overpowered lipo/brushless. My 50 watt, 4.5oz 20" cmw had no issues with 10mph winds and 20mph would just bump it around a little. My blue albacore at 100 watts hardly notices wind.

The P51 has just been too environmentally picky for me. In one year, I have 3 days at the field I felt were marginally calm enough. Out of those, I have managed 1 full flight - the other two I have simple landed early as I was not enjoying the work required to fight even the lightest of breezes.

I really hope the AS3X can help the Spitfire outside. I hope to see a complete line of these made. That said, I think the um line is more targeted to indoor flying and the umx is ultimately going to be more enjoyably flyable outdoors. Both will have some crossover, but 3x the power will help when the wind blows.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 11:54 PM
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You know what would make this spitfire even cooler....
retracts
Wish it had them
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