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Old Jan 15, 2012, 03:17 PM
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....I was only hovering waste high.....
turnerm, I think you've invented an awesome new descriptive phrase for the aviation lexicon!

Waste high!

That says it all.........



(Please understand that this comment comes from a notorious high-impact flyer....)
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 04:03 PM
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need a prop adapter to put a gws 5030? and what spinner should I take for gws 5030 on hobbyking?


thank you for the best forum in the world of modeling.



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Welcome! No prop adapter needed to use a GWS 5030, it mounts the same as the stock prop. Just glue the stock spinner back on.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 04:03 PM
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need a prop adapter to put a gws 5030? and what spinner should I take for gws 5030 on hobbyking?


thank you for the best forum in the world of modeling.



a small French who learns RC Models.
The 5030 is a perfect fit on the Beast prop adapter, so no need for another one. You can also use the same spinner, but need to carve it a little bit.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 04:27 PM
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turnerm, I think you've invented an awesome new descriptive phrase for the aviation lexicon!

Waste high!

That says it all.........



(Please understand that this comment comes from a notorious high-impact flyer....)
Check the price of gas back then in that pic
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 04:40 PM
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A "nice" -25C (-13F) today. Not much wind, around 13km/h (8mph) with some gusts. I was about to give up, but looking outside, I saw a Blue Jay eating from one of my bird feeder!!! So I though, if that little guy can fly in that kind of temperature (and hold-on to a metalic feeder, bare footed!), I'm a wimp if I don't go fly my Beast. (Remember, just got mine, so still looking for more flying days!)

Well, thank you Blue Jay, I had an awesome day. (P.S.: Before I went flying, I gave him an extra ration of nuts which were all gone when I came back... I'm sure he appreciated the unfrozen food)

Highlights of the days:
- Most of my landings were basically all in the same spot, while being almost vertical landings. (about 2 or 3 feet rolling top)
- The Beast is truly a KE machine!!! Even did some stationary KEs.
- At that temperature, I can confirm that the gyros are still working fine!! Good work HH
- I flew over some snowmobiles I was sharing my empty field with! (basically, just to say I did that... Not something you texans are about to do! )
- Despite the low temperature and the wind, I still had tons of fun.

Negatives:
- Could not really try hovering, still looking for a windless day. Manage to lock a few, but the wind was strong enough to carry it away from me rapidly and I could not "cheat" it to keep it in place.
- My Hyperions are dying!!! They were ok last time (wasn't as cold though), but today, I could only fly one minute with them. (Not a big deal, they are getting old, but now, I really have to get some more...) On the other side, I can confirm that the nano-tech are REALLY good in the cold when new (mine still have less than 10 cycles each). I had my timer for 4 minutes, and they all did that with a smile! That's not going full throttle, but in that kind of cold, that's usually a bad thing. Full throttle is your friend to keep the battery warm. The soft wiring stayed soft on the NanoTech too, that's another plus for them as you have to plug and unplug them with your cold fingers.
- I was dressed warm, but I had bad winter boots. Big mistake! Won't happen next time.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 04:41 PM
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hyperions are horrible in the cold.

nano-techs are much much better in cold places.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 05:07 PM
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turnerm, I think you've invented an awesome new descriptive phrase for the aviation lexicon!

Waste high!

That says it all.........



(Please understand that this comment comes from a notorious high-impact flyer....)
Bwah ha ha ha ha!!! Funny! OK... WAIST high. Believe it or not I'm highly edumucated.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Hopefully she flies straight and true again for you. Make some more vids!
Post-crash (from "waste" high ) flight check... She seems to fly as good as always. And it was rather windy - probably in the 7-10mph range blowing from right to left (in the video orientation)

3D Beast - Post Crash Test Flight (6 min 17 sec)
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 05:38 PM
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I always push the right stick forward when I fall out of hover down low. If it's inverted, it will push back to vertical. If it's upright, it will push into a level flight attitude. torque rolls can be a bit trickier, but that works fine for harriers.
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I appreciate the tip!
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 06:32 PM
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hyperions are horrible in the cold.

nano-techs are much much better in cold places.
Well, so far my Hyperions have been really good in the cold. Nothing even came close until those NanoTech came out. I'll be getting new Hyperions soon, so should be able to compare apples with apples. But somehow, I think I would still put my money on the Hyperions over the NanoTech. I truly tested the NanoTech today though, but again, they are new and their internal resistance is still very low. It will be fun to do the same cold test when they have over 50 cycles...
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Check the price of gas back then in that pic
Even then, that was some of the most expensive gas in the country. Stupid Cook County Taxes!
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 04:50 AM
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Hey guys, does the Beast 3D have the same port that the original Beast had so I could use SF Solutions lights (from the V1) on the V2?
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Turnerm.. I haven't tried the Beast 3D yet so I'm looking at your video in amazement. There's no way some of that stuff could be done with the v1 Beast without a godly amount of skill, which obviously you do have though. The only time I ever saw a rolling harrier done with ease with the v1 Beast was with tominator. The beast is just so twitchy that in order to pull this sort of stuff off it takes quite a bit of patience and skill. The hovers and torque rolls were great, the control you had in KE and the other moves were also very nice. Keep it up.

Have you ever thought about doing precision aerobatics circuit instead of 3D stuff? I think your skills would translate nicely using the Beast 3D to precision aerobatics.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Turnerm.. I haven't tried the Beast 3D yet so I'm looking at your video in amazement. There's no way some of that stuff could be done with the v1 Beast without a godly amount of skill, which obviously you do have though. The only time I ever saw a rolling harrier done with ease with the v1 Beast was with tominator. The beast is just so twitchy that in order to pull this sort of stuff off it takes quite a bit of patience and skill. The hovers and torque rolls were great, the control you had in KE and the other moves were also very nice. Keep it up.

Have you ever thought about doing precision aerobatics circuit instead of 3D stuff? I think your skills would translate nicely using the Beast 3D to precision aerobatics.
Thanks for the kind words. The gyro in the 3D Beast really helps some of these maneuvers look smooth so I'll attribute most of the credit to the plane itself!

I need to break out my V1 Beast and see if I can do rolling harriers with it. I'm sure I can - just need to reduce the rates a touch. Tominator is the king of rollers - he's been doing them for quite a while and he's always been good at them. It took me a while to learn them but once I figured them out on my bigger planes it translated very easily to the Beast.

As for precision aerobatics... I've been tinkering with it some now that I'm getting more comfortable with basic 3D. For instance - I've been working on slow rolls a little here and there. I need to read up on some of the sequences and see what I can figure out. But the short answer is that I enjoy any sort of flying to be honest. RC flying is like golf to me. It's a hobby in which you're constantly challenging yourself to perform better and better.

Again - thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it! I'm going to load another video up later today. I went flying this morning and did nearly a whole battery pack of nothing but KE Loops with a few hovers and rolling harriers thrown in for good measure. I forgot how fun KE loops can be - I used to do them ALL THE TIME with my V1.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Check the price of gas back then in that pic
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