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Does this look any good?

Post by Mr Moff on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:16 pm

As the title says really.I just clocked this in Sussex model centre and thought it looked quite funky.
The vapor looks good as well but I just wondered if this would be quicker.
http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=33472
Would this be any good for indoor?
It looks small enough,but with my zero knowledge on planes I could use the advice. Question

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Post by PDQ on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:30 pm

It's very like the E-Flite Micro-4Site as you may have seen flown by Charles at Rhyl Indoor
This one is slightly bigger, rounded shape fuselage using 2 cells and tiny brushless motor.... probably just as twitchy to fly.You need to be comfortable using Ail, Ele and Rudder together with this one right from Go.

Micro4Site (PNP version No Cells or Charger) for just 49 quid at Steve Webbs. Just use your own Spectrum or Compatible Tx


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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Stubbsy on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:34 pm

Bloody hell steady on Danny - thought you were Whirly birds only! Shocked
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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Stubbsy on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:45 pm

Just read the rest of your post Danny - this would def be quicker than a vapor - you can almost walk faster than them if you want to fly them that way - its amazing how they almost just hang in the air!
I will bring my shiny new night vapor along on Sat for you to have a play with if you like!
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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Rich on Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:48 pm

no mate just get one of the BBRB Yaks, special deal for heli pillocks, full kit for £1 less than the beast


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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:32 pm

Spot the spelling mistake in Rich's post Wink

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Mr Moff on Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:55 pm

Cheers for the replies guys.Stubbsy that would be great thanks.
Richie what is "the beast" that is a pound more?
And does anyone know if these 2s lipos that come with the kit have a balance lead and power lead?I'd like to use mini deans if possible or are they like the vapor lipos where they use their own charger?
I can't find a picture of the batteries.

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:09 am

Danny,

The beast you have linked is a great little model but not for Indoor, far to fast.
Outside though there brilliant.

For indoor areobatics its either a proper shokkie, a 4 site, or wait for the new UMX extra 300 due in Dec which looks brilliant!

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Tim on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:15 am

Mr Moff wrote:Cheers for the replies guys.Stubbsy that would be great thanks.
Richie what is "the beast" that is a pound more?
And does anyone know if these 2s lipos that come with the kit have a balance lead and power lead?I'd like to use mini deans if possible or are they like the vapor lipos where they use their own charger?
I can't find a picture of the batteries.

Cheers.

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I dont know the model - but if it uses a 2s lipo, then its highly likely - nay pretty much inevitable - that it will have a "proper" power lead with a connector on, and a separate balance lead with balance plug. In which case, you can use whatever connector you like on the main power leads Danny. You may need an adaptor ofr the balance plug though, as there loads of different types as you probably know.
EDIT - quick Google came up with a picture of the battery - and it looks like I may be wrong...it appears to have just a heavy duty balance /discharge plug only Dual purpose IYSWIM.

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Mr Moff on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:40 am

Thanks for the info Tim.So it looks like one to carry its own charger with it.
I think I may have to give one a try.

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:55 am

Dooo eeeeeet!

Then when the airframe is knackered, I can design something else for the same gear Smile

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Mr Moff on Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:18 pm

Sounds good to me.
Woop woop Very Happy

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Rich on Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:12 am

Andy Sayle wrote:Spot the spelling mistake in Rich's post Wink

What you on about Andy, you need to get your CL's checked

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:45 am

You spelt "pilot" wrong Wink

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by PDQ on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:23 am

"The Beast" Manual
http://www.e-fliterc.com/ProdInfo/Files/EFLU4080-Manual.pdf

Just one 120 MAH battery supplied with the outfit
Extra 180mAH battery available 12quid

The battery just has a 3pin balance type plug which doubles as charging/balancing and to power the model

You could easily make a small harness up to connect 2 big capacity vapor batteries
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Post by Mr Moff on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:31 pm

Thanks for the link Paul,that is most usefull.
The price for the batteries look decent too.

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Rich on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:53 pm

Andy Sayle wrote:You spelt "pilot" wrong Wink

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sorry I thought all heli/jet pilot's were pillocks

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Brian Colclough on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:45 am

Might be worth your while looking at this before you buy Danny Wink
http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=45620

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Post by PDQ on Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:19 pm

Good point Brian
However
Nowhere does E-Flite claim it is an indoor model. They only suggest flying it outdoors but on a calm day. They do claim "high powered aerobatic excitement that will put a grin on the face of any intermediate to experienced RC pilot"

First reviewer admits he....
1) did not have or get a manual and "googled" the CG. (top is swept back and bottom parallel... what did he use?)
He could have downloaded a manual in less than a minute.
2) set his Tx up to have "3D expo on everything" not their guidlines.
3) found it flew adequately on just 1/4 throttle outdoors. (Not surprised it fell out of the sky for him in turns).

Second reviewer found it was too fast for indoors for him and was like the original BNF sukhoi, too quick.

Mark B has already commented here that it is too hairy for indoors but superb outdoors.

So like on the conflakes. read the packet, it is called "The Beast" for a reason.
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Post by Brian Colclough on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:25 pm

I think Paul unless I'm mistaken that Danny's fixed wing experience is fairly limited, and I don't wish to see him buy something that wants to hurl itself at the sports centre wall at the first oportunity Suspect

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Post by Mr Moff on Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:09 pm

Cheers for the link Brian.
My plane flying is less than fairly limited. Embarassed
I'll keep browsing round to see if anything else jumps out.When I find something that jumps out I'll pop a picture on this thread for some input.
Thanks for all the info guys.Much appreciated.

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Re: Does this look any good?

Post by Sam Thomas on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:59 am

Vapor?
LOL
Umm what about a Shockie with downtoned throws?
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