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Old Oct 20, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Wow... a nice thing for me to wake up to this morning! Count me in - I'm definitely a fan of this new Beast.

For me personally, the timing couldn't be better as I'm just now getting into 3D flight with my 3DHS planes (48" Edge and 42" Slick). It will be sweet to have a the little 3D Beastie to compliment them. I can do some rough hovering with the current Beast but I've always felt that I was doing something with the plane that it just wasn't meant to do and I never really enjoyed hovering with it because it was too stressful!

I won't know how I feel about the gyro until I try it out. It sort-of feels like cheating to me but I don't think I can really develop an opinion until I fly it. It was, afterall, designed around the gyro and if I believe the marketing (call me cautiously optimistic at this point) it was designed to make the smaller plane fly much bigger than it really is. I'm guessing this will make rollers and hovers much easier. The V1 Beast is almost too twitchy to confidently pull off maneuvers like those.

I'm also wondering how it will behave in flat spins, KE spins, blenders, etc with the gyro. It would be really sweet if it could pull all of those off in a believable way as opposed to the too fast, nose down ways that it does today.

I'll definitely be buying one.

Oh - and I like the new color scheme a lot. The black spinner will take some getting used to but with the silver scheme now, the gold spinner would just look odd so I understand why they made the change.

I really like the direction they are going though. It's a great time to be in this hobby!
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:01 PM
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It would be nice if the gyros could be disabled... move the CG back up and fly the "old" Beast if you want.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:26 PM
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WOW ... been going back and forth for either a Stryker Q or Slash 4x4 for Christmas ... but this will be it.

I LOVED my old Beast and regretted selling it the instance I mailed it off. Than when I saw they were down to $99 I was like HELL yes, but held off on the purchase. Than rumor came out that they were discontinuing the UMX beast and I was sooooo sad.

Now this makes me happy, I need a prop hanging micro that I can try and fly outside in the small parks Seattle provides, this looks like it might be the one!
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:30 PM
HELP I AM BEING SET UP!!
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it would be nice if the gyros could be disabled... Move the cg back up and fly the "old" beast if you want.
+1
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:34 PM
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I think they've already said that they won't be able to be disabled. I think Dave mentioned this somewhere.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:38 PM
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He did, very specifically.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Yeah you can't disable it. They didn't intend to either....they want it to "enhance" the experience.

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Old Oct 20, 2011, 01:51 PM
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If you want to fly with the gyro disabled, fly the first-generation UMX Beast!

I for one am looking forward to this. UM planes are already limited by wind, and anything that lets me fly the beast more often is a good thing.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 01:54 PM
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If you want to fly with the gyro disabled, fly the first-generation UMX Beast!

I for one am looking forward to this. UM planes are already limited by wind, and anything that lets me fly the beast more often is a good thing.
Agree
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 02:25 PM
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It would be nice if the gyros could be disabled... move the CG back up and fly the "old" Beast if you want.
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I think they've already said that they won't be able to be disabled. I think Dave mentioned this somewhere.
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He did, very specifically.
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Yeah you can't disable it. They didn't intend to either....they want it to "enhance" the experience.

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If you want to fly with the gyro disabled, fly the first-generation UMX Beast!

I for one am looking forward to this. UM planes are already limited by wind, and anything that lets me fly the beast more often is a good thing.
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I got it... I can read too... I was just sayin'... it would be my preference.

Yeah... I've got 2 old Beasties, so I'm not too worried.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 05:06 PM
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+1 for remote gyro disable... I don't have an old beast.

Kev
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Oh man, good to see some of the original UMX Beast guys over here...

So, do you guys think we'll be looking at the $160 price tag for this little guy too?

I'm so getting one!! I love my UMX Beast but after watching the vid and seeing this Beast 3D in a hover, my eyes about popped out!! I want, I want, I will have!
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 05:25 PM
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... So, do you guys think we'll be looking at the $160 price tag for this little guy too?
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No! Price is already up @ HH... $139 for the new Beast in Basic configuration.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 05:56 PM
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Basic configuration?
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Basic configuration?
No Rx, charger, batteries. Yay! 'bout time!
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