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None 18 16.67%
Beast 34 31.48%
Gee Bee 24 22.22%
Hyper Taxi 2 1.85%
Beast and Gee Bee 15 13.89%
Beast and Hyper Taxi 5 4.63%
Gee Bee and Hyper Taxi 2 1.85%
All three for sure! 8 7.41%
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Which new UMX airplanes will you buy?

Well, every threads about the new UMXs have people giving their opinions about which one they will buy...

Time for quick a survey. Just tell us which one of the new UMX airplanes you will buy.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 04:11 PM
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BEAST for sure.
On the fence w/ the Gee Bee. Maybe after I experience the as3x I'll change my mind.
The Taxi.... BARF... To each his own.

It's not a UMX, but probably the mSR X also.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 04:37 PM
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I thought the Hype would be all over the Beast 3D!
Cant wait to add a 3D beast to the collection.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Sadly, most likely, none.

Like all three, but at double the US price, and with the need for a DX6i, itīs out of the question...
Looking for a DX6i, 2nd hand in Sweden, no luck yet after 3 months...
Might get a new one, to open up for all theese wonderful UMīs.

Tommy
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 05:06 PM
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I thought the Hype would be all over the Beast 3D!
Cant wait to add a 3D beast to the collection.
Well, as of now, the survey say:

70% going for the Beast (alone or with another UMX as well). I was also thinking the Beast would be the winner. But the survey is not over yet!
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 05:12 PM
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Beast & Gee Bee for sure (I'm already at the top of the list for both at my LHS). I'm thinking about picking up the Taxi for flying at our winter indoor sessions. Would be a blast to get a bunch of 'em together for some indoor combat!

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Old Oct 21, 2011, 08:13 PM
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I would get the GeeBee. One of my all time favorites. I already have the First Beast.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 08:14 PM
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If the release dates work out, I'll get the Geebee when it comes out and then let the wifey get me the Hyper Taxi for Christmas I'm not in a hurry to get another Beast, but I'll probably get that one eventually too. I like the mSR-X, but I fly the blades off my brushless mCP-X and don't see going back to a FP heli. The 450X is cool, but it's just too big for me since I mostly fly helis in my backyard. I'm sure they'll come out with a 120 sized CP eventually and that will be a day one buy for me when they do
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Maybe the beast, going to wait for the reviews (after buying the original sukhoi micro Su-26m, I've learned that reviews are priceless).
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 10:46 PM
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Sadly, most likely, none.

Like all three, but at double the US price, and with the need for a DX6i, itīs out of the question...
Looking for a DX6i, 2nd hand in Sweden, no luck yet after 3 months...
Might get a new one, to open up for all theese wonderful UMīs.

Tommy
I have a Dx6i, and yes, expo is a must I think, for current micros. but when I looked over the HH page for the new UMX's, each did not specify an expo reccomended tx. They do for the old non As3x UMX's, so I wonder if the new gyro system makes it flyable with a stock (non expo) tx?
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 12:16 AM
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Its the resolution that's important

There is a lot more to transmitters than expo or the lack thereof. Resolution is the key. All of the Spektrum bricks support 1024-step resolution. The DX6i has 1024-step resolution, while the cheapie transmitters have only 128 or maybe 256-step resolution. The lack of resolution makes much, much more difference than expo or no expo. It's a matter of precision. This is a big deal with large control-surfaces, large throws, and responsive airframes. The AS3X won't compensate for a transmitter with crappy resolution.

#1 rule of RC flying: Buy the the very best transmitter you can afford. If you can't afford a decent tx, save up until you can. It will be the best investment you will ever make in this hobby. An aircraft can only fly as well as the transmitter allows. There is no free lunch.

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 01:05 AM
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Sadly, most likely, none.

Like all three, but at double the US price, and with the need for a DX6i, itīs out of the question...
Looking for a DX6i, 2nd hand in Sweden, no luck yet after 3 months...
Might get a new one, to open up for all theese wonderful UMīs.

Tommy
If you have a computer radio, I believe it's possible to bodge together a Spektrum module. There's a few threads in the DIY section.

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There is a lot more to transmitters than expo or the lack thereof. Resolution is the key. All of the Spektrum bricks support 1024-step resolution.
The servos, however, have enough backlash that anything more than 30 steps is not significant.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 01:21 AM
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The servos, however, have enough backlash that anything more than 30 steps is not significant.
That has not been my experience, nor has it been the experience of most on these threads who have flown with the low-res & 1024-step transmitters. It is even quite noticeable on the Champ, and it becomes much more noticeable as control authority and agility increase.

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 01:39 AM
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The Hyper Taxi will be first, followed by the Gee Bee. I already have a Beast which flies very nicely, so the new one would be a duplication. I suspect that I eventually will get it though, just to see if it can turn me into a 3D flier.

I think the Hyper taxi will end up being the most fun to fly. Several years ago, I bought a kit for something similar. It was quite a build, even though it was all foam. I had seen talented flies do wonders with it indoors, but my experience was a quick climb followed by a tip over about 30 feet up and a screaming descent into the ground. After several tries, I repaired it, put it in a plastic bag and it has been hanging in the basement ever since. If the Hyper Taxi's new radio system allows me to fly it anywhere like the demos on video, then I will like it very much. I do think its a bit pricy for sheet foam, but I will get one anyway.

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 04:56 AM
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I'm in transition job-wise, so I won't be buying anything till I get a new job and the related paychecks!

Given paychecks, I'd get the Hyper Taxi first, followed by the Beast.

I have a Crazy Ball, a foamy kit that's a lot like the HT, but larger, and without the wide tail VTO and landing skids, and of course without the gyros. It's Crazy, to say the least. I really enjoy flying it, so I'm pretty sure that the HT will be a Blast to fly! I suspect it will be a little slow on initial sales. But then sales will soar when people see how versatile and fun it will be to fly.

I liked the looks of the original Beast. I like biplanes. But when I saw determined people flying it inside in our church gym, I knew it was too fast for indoors. The new 3D Beast looks to be a totally different story, both indoors and outside! So I'd surely like one of them.

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