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Old Oct 22, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Could someone tell me the kv on the v1 Beast? I'm debating on putting the motor in my Beast 3d. Any suggestions to alternate brushless motors?
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Could someone tell me the kv on the v1 Beast? I'm debating on putting the motor in my Beast 3d. Any suggestions to alternate brushless motors?
beast v1 has 2300kv motor--superior to beast3d 2500

definetly put in the 2300 and run with 5043 prop and you will see much more power, quieter, and batteries last longer.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 11:23 PM
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beast v1 has 2300kv motor--superior to beast3d 2500

definetly put in the 2300 and run with 5043 prop and you will see much more power, quieter, and batteries last longer.
But with anything but the stock E-flight batteries! The amps for the 5043 are available only from Hyperion, Minivation, Thunderpower, et. al.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Wing repair

After a semi-bad landing on good grass, the next flight took a lot of right trim. Inspection after landing revealed that the lower left wing was free floating at the root. So it was not just the canopy that departed in mid-flight causing the trim change. My question is- what glue to use to reattach the wing root, or can I get away with just taping it across the bottom? The top of the lower wing to fuselage joint would be tricky to tape properly. I am thinking of a LITTLE bit of five minute epoxy run into that narrow joint, but that may make a clean replacement of the entire wing later more difficult.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 07:41 AM
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After a semi-bad landing on good grass, the next flight took a lot of right trim. Inspection after landing revealed that the lower left wing was free floating at the root. So it was not just the canopy that departed in mid-flight causing the trim change. My question is- what glue to use to reattach the wing root, or can I get away with just taping it across the bottom? The top of the lower wing to fuselage joint would be tricky to tape properly. I am thinking of a LITTLE bit of five minute epoxy run into that narrow joint, but that may make a clean replacement of the entire wing later more difficult.
Glues: Foam Safe CA or FoamTac. I haven't used it but there are some vehement supporters of that FoamTac stuff. As to the cracking at the root, it is a common place for the wing to break in a crash. After a RX interference issue that caused a full throttle, full aileron, full elevator straight down crash on my B3D both lower wings were severed and the top wing was cracked in half to one side of the cabane. I repaired it with foamsafe CA and some CF rods. It is probably stronger now than when it was new.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:21 AM
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UHU Por (also known as UHU Creative) is another excellent glue for these planes: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/uhu_glue_409_ctg.htm

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:35 AM
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I vote FoamTac. I really like the tightness of the bond and the flexibility. My Beast kept breaking right next to the last repair. Seems like the CA makes the foam brittle, the joint certainly is brittle. Also, the CA joint I can see as when I shoot kicker on it it makes a small ridge. The FoamTac is pretty much invisible if it is a clean break.
I'm waiting on wings for my Beast and hoping the wing kit comes with control horns as the replacement horn sent my by HH is crazy huge. It's so big the control rod doesn't fit and I have it taped on. Scary looking, but it flys.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I dorked mine in the other day and broke both outer struts and knocked the wing loose from the inner struts.Glued everything together with hot glue and it flies the same as before. "A little dab'll do ya" as the old Brylcream add used to say I make my micro foamy horns from 1/32 aircraft plywood.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Thanks...it never occurred to me that I could make my own horns.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Foam Tac is the only thing that holds my repairs. In my experience CA just doesn't cut it on this airframe. I don't like CA anyway as its brittle. Love foam tac, makes me confident in my repairs, and unlike CA it won't stick to your fingers and gives you plenty of time to break lined up. I use Foam Tac on the UMX planes but Welders Adhesive on EPP.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Got an email from HH today and it was that control horns i've been looking for come with the replacement wing set. Not sold separately. Too bad, by now I have one of the funkiest Beasts around I bet. The oversized control horn on one side makes it look like it has a badly sprained ankle.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:34 PM
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That type of bs makes me less likely to buy any more products from HH. Why won't they sell them seperately? Because then they wouldnt be able to suck more $$$ out of you for parts you don't need. Can you imagine? "sir, I would like to buy a new tire for my car" " okay, but you can't buy just a tire, you have to buy a complete axle assembly too". Give me a break.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:43 PM
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That type of bs makes me less likely to buy any more products from HH. Why won't they sell them seperately? Because then they wouldnt be able to suck more $$$ out of you for parts you don't need. Can you imagine? "sir, I would like to buy a new tire for my car" " okay, but you can't buy just a tire, you have to buy a complete axle assembly too". Give me a break.
Happens with my Subaru. Can't just replace one tire as the All-Wheel traction system is tied together. Three worn tires and one new tire would supposedly burn the system out.
As to the very tiny horn part, I don't know. There are so many parts. Is kind of odd. They very nicely sent me control horns they sell separately, but they were for micro sized and look huge on my Beast.
BTW, found some nice looking vintage tires that might be nice on the Beast. http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...12-p-1040.html

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Are you thinking those wheels with or without the wheel pants?
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 09:21 PM
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These are homemade liteply wheels 1 1/4 in. dia. they work very well as they cut through the grass rather than trying to roll over.

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