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Old Nov 01, 2014, 04:34 PM
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Nope. As others have told you in other UMX threads, the Beast 3D is unquestionably the wind-handling king of all currently-produced UM/UMX prop-planes. The Sbach 3D is a not-too distant-second - but the Beast is a lot more fun to windsurf, thanks to its superior maneuverability & excellent near-stall manners. The Pitts is a fair distance back in third, but a 5030 prop brings it closer to second place. With 2300Kv/5043 "speed" combo, the Beast's wind-handling prowess is nothing short of jaw-dropping - even on 2s. On 3s, the plane appears to defy the laws of physics.

Also, remember that there is a huge difference between flying in a glassy-smooth 15 MPH wind in a wide-open field with nothing around to screw up the laminar flow, and flying in a 15 MPH wind in a tree-lined yard or park that's full of turbulence & strong, invisible rotor-winds that often far exceed the straight-line wind-speed & can easily swat your plane out of the sky in a second or two if you get too close. I often fly my Beast 3D in 15-25 MPH laminar-flow winds at the club field. But the plane can be a real handful to fly in my tree-lined yard with just a 10 MPH wind, if it's coming from the wrong direction.

Of course, all of this assumes that the pilot has the skills required to fly in unpredictable winds that may easily exceed the plane's power-on stall-speed by a factor of 2-4 at any given moment. (Definitely not for novice pilots who have yet to master the basics of 4-channel aerobatic flight.) Also keep in mind that top-notch packs are required when flying near the upper wind-speed limits with any of these planes, because there is a huge difference in top speed & thrust-to-weight between the UMX packs that use cheaply-made, high IR, low cycle-life cells which sag heavily under load even at the beginning of the flight, and the high-performance packs that use high-quality, low-IR, high cycle-life cells which sag very little @ WOT - even when they're near the 80% discharge point.

Joel
Ok thanks guess I will stick to your suggestions to go with umx yak 54. Just have to ground it when heavy winds.
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Old Nov 01, 2014, 10:15 PM
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Flew 5 packs today, what a hoot !!
I have one 450mah pack and two 800mah packs
need more packs

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Old Nov 02, 2014, 05:03 PM
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Flew 5 packs today, what a hoot !!
I have one 450mah pack and two 800mah packs
need more packs
On my mobile version, the picture wasn't attached. I had to open this up on the laptop to see how the heck you stuffed an 800mah battery in your UMX Yak.
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Old Nov 02, 2014, 05:10 PM
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Yeah, I think he probably got the wrongt thread!!!
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Old Nov 02, 2014, 07:15 PM
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On my mobile version, the picture wasn't attached. I had to open this up on the laptop to see how the heck you stuffed an 800mah battery in your UMX Yak.
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Yeah, I think he probably got the wrongt thread!!!
ahahahahahaaa!!

I had several pages open at the same time
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Old Nov 02, 2014, 10:08 PM
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I actually enjoy flying this Lil Yak in winds 10 -15mph. It's a BLAST!

HOWEVER, I have to admit that I'm just windsurfing and goofing around with her in the wind...not doing scale flying or pattern aerobatics. Those get all blown out in wind. So do flat spins and other maneuvers which this bird does well in calm conditions.

But in higher winds, she can harrier, axial roll, snap roll, and loop almost stationary to the ground. Yeah, she'll get tossed around a good bit. Gotta be quick on the sticks, but that makes it challenging...and fun!

Tom
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 12:48 PM
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Just got an email from a UK supplier that has this Yak for under 60.
I might have to get one, even if it's just for spares...


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Old Nov 11, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Just got an email from a UK supplier that has this Yak for under 60.
I might have to get one, even if it's just for spares...



SP,

You should!

Ever flown one before?

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Old Nov 11, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Yeah man, I've got one!
Love it
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 03:32 PM
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Yeah man, I've got one!
Love it
Yeah it's a fun little plane
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 04:01 PM
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Yup.

It's a tough cookie too
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 04:32 PM
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Yup.

It's a tough cookie too
I'm thinking of doing a couple coats of the Polycrylic Minwax for more durability
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 04:34 PM
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I hear good stuff about that Polywax stuff. Might do my Sport Cub, that's the one foamie that's for keeps as I swap to crunchies
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 04:36 PM
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Yup.

It's a tough cookie too
You bet! Found out just how tough that time I went 'gopher-hunting' with mine.

She definitely gets my vote for the 'toughest UMX plane' award!

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Old Nov 11, 2014, 04:38 PM
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I hear good stuff about that Polywax stuff. Might do my Sport Cub, that's the one foamie that's for keeps as I swap to crunchies
Yeah, I've done two planes with it so far and really like the results

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Yes it is! Found out just how tough that time I went 'gopher-hunting' with mine.

She definitely gets my vote for the 'toughest UMX plane' award!

Joel
Cool
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