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Posted by RickSide | Mar 14, 2012 @ 07:05 PM | 3,397 Views
I always wanted to like the original Beast UMX, but it was just a bit too twitchy. Now that Horizon has added the AS3X technology to the package I can finally say I LOVE THIS THING!

BEAST UMX AS3X UNBOXING (8 min 41 sec)

Posted by RickSide | Mar 10, 2012 @ 07:23 AM | 3,519 Views
Recently picked this up and LOVE it. Having recently seen the real aircraft it was modeled after at Fantasy of Flight in Florida, I was pretty stoked to see this hit the shelves.

Love flying this thing. Its much faster than you would think and it's as rock solid stable in the air. Probably not a beginners plane due to the potential for speed and aerobatics (it's a short coupled airframe, AS3X or not), but it slows down very nicely and it's certainly far more forgiving than any Gee Bee you've ever seen before.

E-flite Gee Bee R2 Racer UMX with AS3X (7 min 17 sec)

Posted by RickSide | Mar 09, 2012 @ 07:16 PM | 3,748 Views
A friend of mine recently maidened his Sundowner 50. The thing is just flat amazing both on the ground and in the air. It flies as good as it looks and it looks amazing!

We fly out of a local high school and sometimes the field itself is our worst enemy. Evidence in this video.

Sundowner 50 Maiden Flight (0 min 59 sec)