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Old 12-23-2010, 10:04 AM
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Default E-flite UMX Beast BNF

The [link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFLU4080]Ultra Micro eXtreme (UMX) Beast®[/link] is a small-scale recreation of one of the most awe inspiring airplanes on the airshow circuit today. Designed by aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, it delivers high-powered aerobatic excitement that will put a grin on the face of any intermediate to experienced RC pilot.

At the heart of its phenomenal performance is a brushless motor, propeller and battery combination that delivers a spine-tingling thrust-to-weight ratio. This incredible power output, combined with its well-balanced controls and carbon reinforced wing, allow the UMX™ Beast to achieve a level of precision and performance that has more in common with its giant-scale Hangar 9® twin than any ultra micro you've flown before.

The UMX Beast BNF comes completely assembled with a BL180 brushless outrunner motor and Spektrum AR6400LBL Ultra Micro DSM2 Receiver/BL ESC installed. Built-in long-throw servos on the AR6400LBL drive the elevator and rudder while two independent Spektrum AS2000L long-throw ultra micro servos drive the ailerons. A 2S 7.4V 120mAh 20C Li-Po battery and DC Li-Po charger are also included.

The only component needed to complete this BNF package is a 4-channel DSM2 transmitter with dual rates and exponential programming.

Key Features:[ul][*] Flies with the feeling of a larger scale aerobatic plane[*] Completely built and flight ready – just bind to any DSM2 aircraft transmitter with dual rates and expo[*] Equipped with a brushless 180 outrunner motor[*] Small enough for experienced pilots to fly in the backyard[*] Includes 2S Li-Po flight battery and DC Li-Po charger
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:15 AM
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Specifications:[ul][*] Wingspan: 14.7 in (374mm)[*] Overall Length: 15.7 in (400mm)[*] Wing Area: 83.8 sq in (5.40 sq dm)[*] Flying Weight: 2.36 oz (67g)[*] Motor Size: 180BL Brushless Outrunner, 2300Kv (included)[*] Radio: AR6400LBL 6CH Brushless ESC Receiver (included)[*] CG (center of gravity): 18mm from Leading Edge of Bottom Wing[*] Prop Size: 5 x 2.75 in (127mm x 70mm)[*] Recommended Battery: 2S 7.4V 120mAh Li-Po (included)[*] Approx. Flying Duration: 5 minutes[*] Charger: Celectra 2S 7.4V DC Li-Po Charger (included)
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:21 AM
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The micro Beast comes fully assembled and well protected in its box. The box can be used to store the plane in for travel or safe keeping. I didn't see any manual so the only other items were the Celectra 2-cell Balancing Charger, DC supply clip leads and a 2s 120mAh LiPo flight battery. The manual is on-line at Horizon Hobby [link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo/Files/EFLU4080-Manual.pdf]here[/link].
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:28 AM
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The biplane is beautifully designed and finished. The flying wires, tail surfaces, and control wires were all assembled perfectly. What makes this design different from previous E-flite and ParkZone micro BNF models is the brushless motor that runs on a 2-cell LiPo pack.

The Spektrum [link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=SPMAR6400LBL]AR6400LBL[/link] 6-channel ultra micro receiver comes with two integrated linear long throw servos and a programmable brushless speed control. It also features X-Port™ and DSM2 technology. The AR6400LBL is compatible with all Spektrum, JR, E-flite and ParkZone 2.4GHz DSM2 technology transmitters.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:26 AM
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A few shots from underneath reveal how the linkages work. The E-flite UMX Beast even has a steerable tailwheel!
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:08 PM
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The top portion of the cowl is held in place by several magnets and conveniently removes to access the battery.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:34 AM
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I didn't have an adapter for the JST-SHR (1.0mm) battery connector so I used the supplied Celectra 2S 7.4V DC Li-Po Charger. It connects to any 12v DC supply and charges the 2-cell LiPo pack with a single button press.

The LED lights act as follows:[ul][*] Green Blinking - Power and battery are connected[*] Red Blinking - Charging[*] Red and Green Blinking - Balancing[*] Solid Green - Full charge[*] Both LEDs Flashing Rapidly - Error
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:28 PM
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Default RE: E-flite UMX Beast BNF

I hope you enjoy it Greg, looks like a nice plane, I doubt I will ever own one because of it's price. I would rather spend the same money on a park flyer. 36" to 40" size.

Maybe I'll get lucky and the Chinese will make a knock off of it
Old 08-12-2011, 07:10 PM
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Default RE: E-flite UMX Beast BNF

How 'bout this price?
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLU4080
Hundred bucks! I'm a mouse click away but I must resist temptation......alas, the flesh is weak.Give me strength!
I'm posting so that maybe you guys buy her out before I give in this time...Going, going.....!!! I dolike that little E-Flite 180 brushless in her,thinking she'll last if I perhaps don't crack her up.

Godspeed, and how 'bout some reports?
Old 08-21-2011, 02:10 AM
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Got mine today at my local hobby shop. They had it listed at $129.99. I told them that Horizon hobby had them for $99.99 they acted like they didn't already know that but they matched the price. Only had a chance to fly it once when I got home and I wish that the hobby shop would have had extra batteries in stock (I would have bought them all). Wow!!!!! what an amazing little plane. Downloaded Quique Somenzini's setup directly into My new Spektrum Dx8 and was ready to go as soon as the battery was charged. It flies like its on rails. Way more precise and responsive than any other nitro or electric plane I've had. I was surprised how slow it was able to fly from what the hobby shop told me and some of the videos I've watched. It's not real slow but its pretty dang good. Horizon Hobby got it right with the Beast. I cant wait to fly it again.
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RIP Captain Jensen! The aviation communtity lost a great man yesterday! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends!!


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Yes, Jose, a loss to aviation. Bryan Jensen died flying the Beast up at K.C. I will fly my new UMX Beast in honor of him.
Thank you for a great report, Magicman!
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This bird now massively updated with possibly transformative digital gyroscopy:
http://beta.horizonhobby.com/products/EFLU4850
They name it "AS3X" technology, for three-spatial plane stabilization.There's a good company video included explaining the basics.
This merits a new thread, which I'll maybe startafter I get the new Beast thusly outfitted I just ordered, probably around Christmas.... you see, some people have difficulty flying in a straight line when the wind blows. This new Beast promises a remedy. (Hurricane season here on the already blustery Gulf is June-November. I can't wait for the next named storm! Woo-hooo!).

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Just deleted a spontaneous repeat post here.....Why'd that just happen of it's own accord? I've seen that a couple times on the ol' board here....

Hey, anybody take delivery of the new, AS3X Beast yet? It should be knockin' on our doors pretty soon....kinda want to starta new thread, "Eflite UMX Beast with AS3X" but this thread still covers it, really. If we start one, we should maybe dedicate it to Capt. Bryan Nelson who died flying the real Beast earlier this year. Could use the picture on this thread of him and his bird, which is a good one.Someone wanna pull the trigger on that? Mr. Covey, she's your thread....
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Yo! Anyone get their new, AS3X Beast yet (note: look at the above post for an idea)? Probably a winner for winter wind flying....we'll see soon
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The "brown truck" is scheduled to be knocking on my door Monday (12-12-11) with this beast! I'm excited to see how it performs!
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ORIGINAL: Saburo Sakai

Just deleted a spontaneous repeat post here.....Why'd that just happen of it's own accord? I've seen that a couple times on the ol' board here....[img][/img]

Hey, anybody take delivery of the new, AS3X Beast yet? It should be knockin' on our doors pretty soon....kinda want to start a new thread, ''Eflite UMX Beast with AS3X'' but this thread still covers it, really. If we start one, we should maybe dedicate it to Capt. Bryan Nelson who died flying the real Beast earlier this year. Could use the picture on this thread of him and his bird, which is a good one. Someone wanna pull the trigger on that? Mr. Covey, she's your thread....
I'd get one in a heart beat,if they were in stock,the Bee Gee also! HH is notorious about missing their dead lines though! Ron
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I preordered one a week and a half ago with an expected ship date of "later this past week" HH shipped it to me on the 9th (yesterday). I'm pleasantly surprised that they are shipping as promised! I tracked the order and it did ship and will be here on Monday.....I think the Geebee is going to be a 2012 item. I'll probably ge that as well. When I ordered the beast, I asked if they could tell how many pre-orders they had v. how many beasts were coming to them and I got two different answers from two different people...one said that I should be fine and the other said there was a big chance that I would have to wait for the next batch....I guess I got lucky...now I am just nervous tht I got a new item that has not had all the "bugs" worked out of it [>:] I hope it works good for ma....we will see I'll try to post a review later next week...
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Yo, Krussell, my new AS3X UMX Beasty was shipped to me on a "brown plane" just Monday.
What are your conditions and where's your flight report??? It's blowin' a gale here on the Gulf coast, between fronts as usual.
NOTE: I'm not going to be the firstto "bite" on the new Beast threadthis thread has a history now. It will split our communications on critical flight behavior information.Of course, it will happen. It always does. The sun rises and sets, and the worm turns. It was done with aviation love in the UK, which makes it OK.. Will this thread die a noble death, or live? Watch!
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UMX Beast with AS3X digi gyro arrived before Christmas from Horizon Hobby! Alas, left Original Beast's and Mossie's 2S chargers in Houston so no flying her until I return to pick one up (opened virgin box and saw that there is no included charger in the New AS3X, BNF, UMX Beasty; I had plum forgotten that).
And yes, she's freakin' gorgeous.
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Here's my new Beast: Beast!
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:41 PM
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This's a flash shot to show the new color scheme better:
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just picked up the beast, bound to my DX7 and it flys real nice.
Only issue is - it doesn't seem to have the pull I've seen when going vertical.

Is it possible, I am not getting full throttle? I bound like instructions, but was wondering if there is anything else I can check
or does ESC have to be re-programmed again?

Any advice would be great.
Thanks,
Jeff
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Yo, Buster!
Your symptoms make me think: BATTERY POWER.You might have a bad one if she's doing that fully-charged. I'd look into that, and if a new batt doesn't fire her up then....one: there's a bigger battery available from HH or, two: something else is wrong and I haven't a clue and would send the bird back if someone else doesn't chime in here.
Also the AS3X system,if it'srunning the servos to balance the bird all the time iteats into the flying time. Good luck and full throttle!


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