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Old Feb 03, 2016, 11:48 AM
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Question: if my GeeBee is DSM2 only, then why do I get telemetry? I thought DMS2 was without telemetry?

I seem to recall something about the later production units being DSMX while the earlier were DSM2.
I'm pretty sure telemetry was available with dsm2, IE the tm1000 supported dsm2 and dsmx. It actually surprised me that as3x was on a dsm2 receiver as well.

Anyway, you can check it. If you are getting telemetry your radio should also tell you if you are binding in dsm2 or dsmx. Try to rebind and see what you get. It will be dsm2.
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Old Feb 03, 2016, 11:43 PM
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On the GeeBee box there is a sign DSM2/DSMX :-) and ...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/EFLU4580-Manual_EN.pdf - page 3

"Recommended Transmitter: Spektrum ™ DSM2™/DSMX® with dual-rates and expo (DX4e and up)"
I have two of them. Both are DSM2, and yes both say DSM2/DSMX on the side of the box, but show its a DSM2 unit on the front in the "specs" and in the manual "DSM2 6Ch Ultra Micro AS3X Receiver BL-ESC (EFLU4864)" (that part is right above the part you quoted...)

As for the recommended transmitter, at the time ALL dsmx transmitters also supported DSM2, so they were just letting you know either would work.
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 06:43 AM
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As for the recommended transmitter, at the time ALL dsmx transmitters also supported DSM2, so they were just letting you know either would work.

are you agree with me that it is not clear and NOT fair from http://www.horizonhobby.com ?
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 09:07 AM
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are you agree with me that it is not clear and NOT fair from http://www.horizonhobby.com ?
There has been lots of discussion on this issue in the transmitter threads. But Horizon Hobby must sell a lawful product. The real problem is that the EU has made the use of DSM2 illegal, hence the limitation in your DX7.

So, as disappointing as it is, you can't blame Horizon.
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 12:15 PM
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yea not HH's fault at all, The EU changed their regs, and the new regs dont allow DSM2. If you can find a radip imported before 2015, you can still use it, but they cant import anything else with DSM2.m Its not the use of DSM2 that illegal, its the importation of DSM2 products. Anything already there is grandfatherd in... for now....
If you look at the eu version of horizons site http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/ , they do show all the radios as dsmx only, though I dont know how thy could really make it clear other than a ginat banner headline.... The .com version is for the usa, where DSM2 is still allowed....
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 10:59 AM
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Hi there, looks like I've got some reading to do as I've managed to get my hands on a UMX Gee Bee. Here's my collection of UMX planes so far. Catch you all soon if I have any questions but no doubt every question will have been covered. Cheers

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Old Feb 26, 2016, 11:28 AM
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Nice. They look good in your white display case.
Here is my pile of 21. No room to display though :-(
Next on my list is the UMX brushless J3 Cub
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 11:40 AM
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That display is super sweet. I love it.
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21 ? !! Thats a mighty impressive collection youve got there. lol I've still a long way to go and thanks yes my wife was looking for a few bargains in a 2nd hand furniture shop and I spotted this. Only cost me £40 and a lick of paint. Still room for another 6 planes
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 12:56 PM
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Hi there, looks like I've got some reading to do as I've managed to get my hands on a UMX Gee Bee. Here's my collection of UMX planes so far. Catch you all soon if I have any questions but no doubt every question will have been covered. Cheers

Paul
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Here is my pile of 21. No room to display though :-(
Next on my list is the UMX brushless J3 Cub
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21 ? !! Thats a mighty impressive collection youve got there. lol I've still a long way to go and thanks yes my wife was looking for a few bargains in a 2nd hand furniture shop and I spotted this. Only cost me £40 and a lick of paint. Still room for another 6 planes
Love the display case!! If I didn't have a kitty that would most likely knock them from the shelf, I would most likely be displaying my favorites.

Here's my fleet (minus my Eflite Viking Model 12 280 that is hanging in my entertainment room, my Eflite Zero, and my unbuilt FMS T-28 800mm, all in the same room. I haven't counted how many in all, but I've already used up 35 slots used on my DX6. I think I might have a small micro fleet addiction.
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Finally a micro I actually enjoy. I picked one of these up from another member selling his here on RCG and maidened it this morning in breezy conditions with gusts. No problem at all. My son has a few micros where I usually maiden them for him but never wanted one for myself.

Wondering if there are any other sweet flying micros as good or better than the gee bee. My son has the champ, corsair, t-28 and the latest mustang (woefully under-powered).
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Old Apr 04, 2016, 03:41 PM
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Welcome to the group, Freddy!

The Gee Bee is definitely a great-flying little hunk of foam! Still gives me a big grin whenever I take 'er up for a flight. And the sense of accomplishment one gets from pulling off a textbook 3-point greaser with a nice, straight rollout is tough to beat!

If you like the Gee Bee, I suggest that you also check out the UMX P-47, UMX J-3 Cub, UMX Beast 3D, UMX PItts Special, and UMX P3 Revolution. Like the UMX Gee Bee, all of the above are also 2s brushless scale-outline planes. They also have surprisingly authentic scale personalities & excellent vertical performance - although the Jug's scale 4-blade prop doesn't provide quite enough grunt for huge round loops. Here are the main threads:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2489190

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2553543

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1294197

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2139002

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2474637

If you'd like a seriously hot-rodded Super Cub with flaps & an extremely faithful Cub personality, try to find a UMX Carbon Cub SS. It was just recently discontinued, so some shops may still have a few in stock. It's one of my all-time favorite RC planes - of any scale.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1585631

The UMX Sbach 3D is also an excellent-flying plane. Unfortunately, Horizon dropped it some time ago. If you find one in good shape, grab it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1731391



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Just picked one of these historical planes in a trade. Was a little beat up. But it flew. I could tell that it's had its share of rough landings .
But I have other plans for the drive train.
Anyways it doesn't fly very straight and wings a little off angle. So it's going on the shelf minus the motor and circuit board.
Those are going into my cub sport S.
This is a very unique looking plane.
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Old Apr 05, 2016, 05:13 PM
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The UMX Sbach 3D is also an excellent-flying plane. Unfortunately, Horizon dropped it some time ago. If you find one in good shape, grab it.


Joel
Glad you mentioned the sbach. The fellow who sold me the Gee Bee had 1 -3/4 of those (2nd complete minus the wings) so I just purchased them. I've wanted a smaller 3D to practice with and I found a source for the wings so I may have 2 of them in a week or so.
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Gee Bee and grass (field,that is..)

Hi All- I've had my Gee Bee safe and sound in its box for the past two years. Now that I have a bunch of planes under my belt, it's time to maiden her. Since I fly in a farmers field, what do you think is the safest way to bring her down in one piece? Also, any hints on hand launching? Thanks in advance.
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