Originally Posted by hone1er
I don't know man. I fly my bigger planes to get better, not giant planes but not micros. I fly micro planes(i know this one isn't micro but it is small) and park flyers for a quick flying session and more to have fun than practice so i like that AS3X takes some of the pilot load off. It really doesn't fly the plane for you. This plane has enough weight that it should be fine without it though. Fighting the wind isn't going to teach you how to fly better, being able to fly in the wind(thus giving you more time to fly)and actually do things with the plane besides try and keep it flying straight will make you better. I learned how to do inverted harriers, basic KE flight, and even KE loops with the B3D. I would not have been bold enough to try that stuff without the AS3X helping out. It felt like my bigger planes feel, not like it's flying it for me.
Either way i think this plane is big enough and heavy enough not to NEED it, but it is definitely something that is cool. It really takes away a lot of the twitchiness that comes with super small planes
Well said, I have both the V1 and V2 beasts and when the wind comes up I put the V1 Beast away. There is no way fighting wind will make you a better pilot, makes you better at making corrections, but that is not what flying is about. Anyone can go out and attempt to keep a plane in the air while the wind is blowing it around, but that is the direct opposite of what flying is supposed to be about, which is CONTROLLING the plane and making it do exactly what YOU want it to do with as little corrections as possible. Reacting to wind is not helpful in learning to fly.
It's an intriguing plane for sure but having both the beast and Sbach already I can't justify the cost. In calm winds I'm sure it would be fun, but around these parts the wind is up but 9AM and continues till dark, I'm not that much of an early bird.