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Apr 15, 2011, 08:29 PM
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The product development and marketing groups at Horizon Hobby have us all figured out, don't they. They just keep producing these great new products and they time their release so we want or own them all. I am really impressed and glad we get this variety.
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Apr 15, 2011, 08:31 PM
Way to many airplanes!
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Originally Posted by RCBABBEL
RG,

Now that Spring has sprung; watch out for that Beast!

Little plane: Big performance!
I know, I know, but for saturday and sunday, I have a flat line this week end, 12mph wind all across. Add a bit of rain for saturday, and maybe even some ?%?$& snowflakes!!!

Basically, just bad enough so I won't be able to fly outdoor this weekend . My Beast still look mint (still flying with original prop even!) and I would like to keep it that way as long as I can. Tonight, the wind died just after work so I flew it in the adjacent field, drove home, charged my batteries (I have only 5, counting original, plan to build more this weekend, since now, with the Sbach, it will be totally worth it) and flew again before sundown (wind picked up, around 8 or 9mph, so I screwed up all my landings!). Yep, I'm that crazy!

I suspect the Sbach may be a bit better in the wind than the Beast. But sure enough, I do like the power given by that little brushless motor (even more on the newer Sbach motor, cool!)
Apr 15, 2011, 09:00 PM
I'd rather be flying!
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Mike,

Thanks for the video! Looks like she's an excellent flier. I'm very much looking forward to getting my hands on the sticks...

Joel
Apr 15, 2011, 09:21 PM
3D, 1D at a time!
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Does anyone....


Does anyone think they will be able to hover this???? I've hovered my beast before (only a couple seconds) ... Crashed trying to get out of it though... Well, they always say, "If you aren't crashing, you aren't flying low enough"
Apr 15, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Best battery for the Sbach?


RCBabbel

Any thoughts on 2S Hyperion 240 vs 180 paks for this plane?

I'll anticipate your response: 180 for aerobatics, 240 for tamer/longer flying
Apr 15, 2011, 11:26 PM
I'd rather be flying!
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Hey RC,

KICS again? With the higher Kv motor, I bet it'll really move out with a Hyp 180 or 240 2s pack. And it has the airfoil I was hoping for, too. I'm thinking 180s for aerobatics & 240s for racing. Maybe this could start a new sport - UM pylon racing. I'd be game!

I managed to put in a bunch of stick-time on Beast #2 before the wx turned sour again. Was an absolute blast! I also made up a few more Hyp 180 & 240 2s packs.

I can hardly wait for the SBach! I already called my LHS to get on the list...

The way this UM thing is going, I'll end up building a mini airfield in my yard.

Joel
Apr 15, 2011, 11:30 PM
Yeeah buddy!
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Originally Posted by Park_aviator
Does anyone think they will be able to hover this???? I've hovered my beast before (only a couple seconds) ... Crashed trying to get out of it though... Well, they always say, "If you aren't crashing, you aren't flying low enough"
Quoting Scott Stoops when he was talking about the SU-26XP "It can torque roll but it winds up fast and you need very fast thumbs"
Apr 16, 2011, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Razors edge 29
The 6i is great but not without faults.
The roller wheel breaks as do the trim tabs

Fairly common.
Yeah they do if your heavy handed mine is used ever day still working fine Raz
Apr 16, 2011, 06:58 AM
Way to many airplanes!
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Originally Posted by Park_aviator
Does anyone think they will be able to hover this???? I've hovered my beast before (only a couple seconds) ... Crashed trying to get out of it though... Well, they always say, "If you aren't crashing, you aren't flying low enough"
They say it won't, but I agree with you. I got my Beast only recently, and I have not catch one single day without wind since. Yet, like you, I found it is very close to hover (still waiting for my first windless day to really give it a go). The Sbach should be a weeeeeebit better at it. But hey, if we can hover it for only 5 seconds, I'll be extremely happy. And as they say in the video, (and as the Beast can show it), pulling out of "hover" at warp speed is always fun! Heck, I would be happy with some sort of very slow ascending torque rolls....
Apr 16, 2011, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by akwardflyer
well dsmx is backwards compatible so it really doesn't matter too much.
True, but at massive indoor venues like E-Fest , KIEF, or the JR Indoor, the added security of DSMX would be nice. Otherwise, it's a non-issue in my book.
MR2
Apr 16, 2011, 08:49 AM
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As long as those god awful ugly E-Flight stickers aren't on the production models, then I'll buy one.

Heh, ok... that wouldn't be the deciding factor. But those stickers do need to go.
Apr 16, 2011, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jabsten
If I get the beast there is no way my gf will LET me buy the Sbach lol
That means you have to buy more stuff for her. A long day at the mall with your cc and she may even buy it for you! (Don't as me how I know. Sometimes you get desperate!)

Micah
Apr 16, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony Twoskids
As long as those god awful ugly E-Flight stickers aren't on the production models, then I'll buy one.

Heh, ok... that wouldn't be the deciding factor. But those stickers do need to go.
I agree. I just hope they ARE stickers and not paint. Stickers can be removed and replace, paint can be a pita.
Apr 16, 2011, 09:01 AM
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You're correct. It could be worse
Apr 16, 2011, 10:25 AM
Way to many airplanes!
C'mon, at the speed it's flying, the only thing you'll be able to read on those sticker is: "E-F....." Dang, I have to stop watching that video....

Seriously, you saw how fast this thing can go? If somebody can read the sticker, you're simply not going fast enough!
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