RE: UMX Beast..
Well I'm pretty much a pure rookie around here, but I thought there was a representitive from Horizon Hobby that hung around here and would offer advise from time to time. I'd be real interested to hear what he had to say after seeing your photos.
I've really had the hots for one of those, but have been puttin it off because I can't see me flying one of those on our indoor soccer fields. I have enough problem with a Micro T-28.....well not really, but I know it wouldn't take anything a whole lot faster to get me in trouble.
But now that I've seen the photos of yours, I'll pay a lot more attention to the pre-purcahse condition of my Beast.
Speaking of the Beast, we had our club swap meet last weekend. One of the guys had a 100cc Beast for sale. He wanted about $1,600 without radio gear...I was tempted, but then I remembered how much I like sleeping in my nice warm bed at night, so I let it pass.
Sorry I forgot to look at the Micro Beast when I was at my LHS last week, But I'll try to remember this Thursday when I get over there.