HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Aug 20, 2010, 02:13 PM
Heli collector
livonia bob's Avatar
United States, MI, Livonia
Joined Apr 2009
16,526 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by microheli View Post
What is the best stategy for landing over grass?
Inverted?
Or catch from the torque roll?
You should land on the rugway that you took off from..
livonia bob is offline Find More Posts by livonia bob
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 20, 2010, 02:15 PM
No, I dont work for HH ;)
Bowerz's Avatar
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Joined Sep 2009
3,769 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by microheli View Post
What is the best stategy for landing over grass?
Inverted?
Or catch from the torque roll?
Roof of nearest car would be your best option
Bowerz is offline Find More Posts by Bowerz
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 2010, 02:16 PM
The building never ends!
Tucson, AZ
Joined Oct 2008
1,056 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by microheli View Post
What is the best stategy for landing over grass?
Inverted?
Or catch from the torque roll?
It's a draggy biplane with nearly 84 square inches of wing area that weighs all of 67 grams. Just slow it right down to the point it stops flying (which it will do in a great big hurry) and let it flop down onto the grass. With the landing gear on, of course.
Ensign Jimmy is offline Find More Posts by Ensign Jimmy
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 2010, 02:23 PM
Registered User
microheli's Avatar
Joined Jul 2006
593 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowerz View Post
Roof of nearest car would be your best option
Yes but must be a stretch car or slow driving
microheli is offline Find More Posts by microheli
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 2010, 02:58 PM
Registered User
microheli's Avatar
Joined Jul 2006
593 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ensign Jimmy View Post
It's a draggy biplane with nearly 84 square inches of wing area that weighs all of 67 grams. Just slow it right down to the point it stops flying (which it will do in a great big hurry) and let it flop down onto the grass. With the landing gear on, of course.
I do this with the 4-Site (easier 87 square inches and half weight) and i think i can do this also with the beast but the grass hits direct the little gear in the servo.
I consider to make a little cover to save the servo.
microheli is offline Find More Posts by microheli
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 07:59 AM
Blade mSR freak
hydro_pyro's Avatar
Irish Hills - SE Michigan
Joined Jan 2010
2,054 Posts
I thought the same thing. They could have easily added a thin cover made from ordinary clear packaging plastic over the servo. As long as they don't sell the little gears separately withouot buying the whole servo, I'd be concerned about that. One little twig could ruin your day.
hydro_pyro is offline Find More Posts by hydro_pyro
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 09:46 AM
Closed Account
Joined Apr 2008
3,402 Posts
This BEAST looks awesome. I'm in for sure for my 1st micro.

Noticed the direct drive brushless, so should be nice and quiet.

Was lookin at thier Sukhoi micro but read that it was a little noisy in the motor dept. so this Beast is my micro ticket to fun.

CAN'T WAIT !!

Just watched the vid. So freaking cool

Gotta have the pic to represent it's size

Stoked baby Stoked !!
BrentP is offline Find More Posts by BrentP
Last edited by BrentP; Aug 21, 2010 at 09:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 11:16 AM
Fly em if ya got em.
leethetreeguy's Avatar
Winder Ga
Joined Sep 2008
11,974 Posts
Brent, I doubt that the beast would be a good choice for your first plane. I would consider the Champ for learning. Just trying to help. Had I got the beast to learn on, it would not have been pretty for long. Happy Flying. Lee
leethetreeguy is online now Find More Posts by leethetreeguy
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 11:37 AM
The building never ends!
Tucson, AZ
Joined Oct 2008
1,056 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by leethetreeguy View Post
Brent, I doubt that the beast would be a good choice for your first plane. I would consider the Champ for learning. Just trying to help. Had I got the beast to learn on, it would not have been pretty for long. Happy Flying. Lee
I think he said "first micro" not "first plane." Though I don't think the Beast makes a good first micro unless someone already owns, and is good with, at least a fast sport aerobat. At least a Mini Ultra Stick or a Parkzone Extra 300 or . . . a Habu. 2S micro planes weighing 60 - 70 grams can get tiny in a hurry. No other micro Horizon puts out comes close.
Ensign Jimmy is offline Find More Posts by Ensign Jimmy
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 11:38 AM
Way to many airplanes!
Canada, QC
Joined Oct 2009
5,458 Posts
Brent has 1237 msgs so far... Somehow, I don't think this will be his first plane!!!

He said "first micro"

Welcome to the club Brent, but beware, you may get addicted to fly in close parks around you. (or street, or parking lot, etc)

Edit: Dang, Jimmy beat me to the punch!
RealGambler is offline Find More Posts by RealGambler
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 11:44 AM
Foaming at the mouth..
darksiede's Avatar
USA, KS, Topeka
Joined Jul 2008
924 Posts
Micro's are a disease.. You step out front and fly.. no driving no hassle..

The rest of your fleet may throw fits from neglect!

~Kev
darksiede is offline Find More Posts by darksiede
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 11:52 AM
Registered User
Beaumont, TX
Joined Feb 2007
1,333 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by microheli View Post
I think is possible to make a adapter mod for the plane to use two standard single batteries.
The adapter cable to use 2 1S batteries comes with the plane.
Pete Miller is offline Find More Posts by Pete Miller
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 12:01 PM
Fly em if ya got em.
leethetreeguy's Avatar
Winder Ga
Joined Sep 2008
11,974 Posts
Ohh, my bad. I guess I read his post wrong. Lee
leethetreeguy is online now Find More Posts by leethetreeguy
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 12:34 PM
Closed Account
Joined Apr 2008
3,402 Posts
It's all good boys and thank you for the friendly welcome!!

Yeah 1st micro. I started park flying and then joined a club and they kept getting bigger. I'm doing the H9 64" fokker now, but there is something so appealing about micro, and yes a 2 min walk to the local park is part of it for sure.
I'm mostly into scalish warbirds but fly the living pee out of my 32" ultimate bipe so bring on the Beast....can't wait !!
BrentP is offline Find More Posts by BrentP
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2010, 12:35 PM
Way to many airplanes!
Canada, QC
Joined Oct 2009
5,458 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by leethetreeguy View Post
Ohh, my bad. I guess I read his post wrong. Lee
Too eager to help. Been there, done that!

Is the Beast available yet? I've been waiting already too much since we found about it! (When was that? Two days ago?)
RealGambler is offline Find More Posts by RealGambler
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Make a flying wing out of your crashed PKZ UM Sukhoi! bluefisherking Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 211 Feb 22, 2012 08:33 PM
Discussion The "Whats In Your Maintenance Hangar Right Now???" Thread hbsurfer Electric Plane Talk 263 Mar 29, 2011 01:44 PM
Now I know what you guys are talking about ErnieR High Performance 6 Jun 08, 2001 10:27 AM