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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Smart to sit out and wait for less wind. Every time I've crashed The Beast wind has helped a bit. Still my error, but wind helps.
MIke
Yeah, I figured the AS3X should help with the wind (sure does on my Blade micro helis), but why chance fate?

Now, I'm worried about these stupid servos and whether or not I should have gotten a "regular" Beast before the 3D came out.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Filling dents and holes in foam

My Beast has had a rough week. Somehow missed the grass and pounded the asphalt twice! Repairs went OK, but I used ACE Hardware Spackle to fill the asphalt rash on the nose (cowl) and then painted over. The nose looks like the foam melted a bit. It's from the Spackle, not the paint as I've used the same paint on the wing and my T-28.
What is a good medium to fill holes and rash?
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Yeah, I figured the AS3X should help with the wind (sure does on my Blade micro helis), but why chance fate?

Now, I'm worried about these stupid servos and whether or not I should have gotten a "regular" Beast before the 3D came out.
The AS3X is great, but the wind still rules, especially banking which is when I usually get mine. My Sbach is resistant, my Beast has a mind of it's own. Especially now with multiple major wing repairs. Yesterday I had to duck twice on flybys.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:28 PM
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What is a good medium to fill holes and rash?
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Lightweight latex spackle, can be bought at any hardware store and makes excellent lightweight repairs withou harming foam.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Lightweight latex spackle, can be bought at any hardware store and makes excellent lightweight repairs withou harming foam.
I believe it is a Sig product, they make a water based filler, you wet your finger and spreads out nice and dries hard, sticks well also.

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Yeah, I figured the AS3X should help with the wind (sure does on my Blade micro helis), but why chance fate?

Now, I'm worried about these stupid servos and whether or not I should have gotten a "regular" Beast before the 3D came out.
Don't get worried. 99% of us here have no problems with the servos as long as they are taken care of. And care is easy, just a squirt of deOxit every 50 flights or so. The only stuck servo issues I've ever had on these linears was from hitting full travel on the elevator on my custom AS3X Sbach.

AS3X lets the B3D fly comfortably in 15-20mph winds. And I do mean comfortably!

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I get this Lepages Polifill spackle from Home Depot. It's water based so doesn't hurt the foam.
Got a chance to wring this little baby out today after I found a suitable batt. from a Cox Extra 300 plane that didn't work very well. It's a 240 ma and makes the plane haul A$$ for a solid 5 mins. with lots left over. Hover on the prop and pulls out vertically. Knifedge loops and all that good stuff. Don't know the brand of the prop, as it just says Cox on it.

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Don't get worried. 99% of us here have no problems with the servos as long as they are taken care of. And care is easy, just a squirt of deOxit every 50 flights or so. The only stuck servo issues I've ever had on these linears was from hitting full travel on the elevator on my custom AS3X Sbach.

AS3X lets the B3D fly comfortably in 15-20mph winds. And I do mean comfortably!

-Brian
Thanks for the words of encouragement. How many flights do you have on your Beast 3D? Now, if this danged wind would just calm down...
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. How many flights do you have on your Beast 3D? Now, if this danged wind would just calm down...
200+ I've lost count. I got one of from the first batched released. It survived all indoor season

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Great. Looks like these servos could be hard to replace (ailerons have to be broken out of foam?), too.
Not really broken out of the foam---They have foam tape standoffs---Easy to get loose from the wing...

My conclusion was correct---The servo motors on the brick are developing dead spots..I replaced a motor on one servo with a spare motor and the servo works great...Don't bother to try to get these micro motors apart on these servos to massage the brushes---You can't get them apart without damaging them...$8 for replacement mechanics is a small price to pay in lieu of the aggravation of trying to get a servo motor to work...

I'm the KING of cheap (just ask my wife) and HATE to spend money where I can save a dime...And HATE to spend $$$ when I can do the work myself...But the work to fiddle around with the servo mechanics just isn't worth it when new mechanics is just $8!!!

Sorry, but again---Where can one easily find Deoxit???

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Kevin,

Excellent company!

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FaderLubeS/

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Sorry, but again---Where can one easily find Deoxit???

Kevin
Free candy with every order I hear
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FaderLubeS

direct from the manufacturer:
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.293/.f
Super concentrated version - http://store.caig.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1...2&category=293

Amazon.com and some other places.

-Brian

*edit: RC you beat me by only a couple seconds!
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Free candy with every order I hear
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FaderLubeS

direct from the manufacturer:
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.293/.f
Super concentrated version - http://store.caig.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1...2&category=293

Amazon.com and some other places.

-Brian





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Sorry, but again---Where can one easily find Deoxit???

Kevin
I ordered it off Amazon with free prime shipping.

Does anyone know if Deoxit will "melt" foam and/or discolor the paint if you get any overspray? I've only tried it on the micro helis...no foam...
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I ordered it off Amazon with free prime shipping.

Does anyone know if Deoxit will "melt" foam and/or discolor the paint if you get any overspray? I've only tried it on the micro helis...no foam...
No melt or discolor problems on my Beast.
First time I used the stuff, I didn't realize there was a flow control on the can.
Soaked everything!

Now I just let a drop run off the end of the spray tube.

The 'juice' is a permanent fixture in my flight bag.


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