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UMX Beast 3D BNF Basic

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  • UMX Beast 3D BNF Basic

    The E-flite® UMX™ Beast® 3D aircraft is a totally new experience in all-out 3D flight capability and satisfaction from an amazing aircraft that doesn’t need any more space than a small park, a yard or an indoor gym to be enjoyed. Enhanced with the AS3X® System, the UMX Beast 3D plane is specifically set with an aft CG and large control surface deflections for maximum maneuverability. However, instead of handling that feels super sensitive, the UMX Beast 3D plane, with the AS3X System, flies ultra smooth, even in conditions considered windy. Plus, you get locked-in precision and the outstanding control authority necessary to perform 3D more confidently. Designed by aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, this authentic UMX re-creation of the full-scale Beast delivers precision aerobatic and 3D excitement with the kind of stability and authority more in common with aircraft many times its actual size. And you get all the benefits without having to spend a lot of time programming. No mixing is required—just add your Li-Po battery, bind to a basic DSM2®/DSMX® airplane transmitter setup, and the UMX Beast 3D plane will instantly offer you the best flight experience possible.

    Features

    • AS3X® System for outstanding precision and 3D flight
    • 6-channel DSM2® ultra micro AS3X Rx/BL/ESC unit with Spektrum™ technology
    • Full 4-channel control with steerable tail wheel
    • Performance linear long-throw servos
    • High-output BL180, 2500Kv brushless outrunner motor
    • Efficient E-flite® 5 x 2.75 propeller
    • Fully-enclosed battery for clean looks (battery not included)
    • Rigid construction for better handling
    • Detailed paint scheme with brilliant graphics and a tinted canopy
    • Officially licensed

    Specifications

    Wingspan: 14.7 in (374mm)
    Flying Weight: 2.54 oz (72 g)
  • UMX Beast 3D BNF Basic - Reviews

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    Well, let’s go down the rating list.

    Quality:
    The quality of this plane depends on how you look at it. The positive side of it is that it is so realistic, that the wing supports are legit wing supports and not just aesthetic. The plane is super light, with a powerful brushless motor for its weight and size.

    Fun:
    The fun of this aircraft is what really makes this worth the money. The durability is not good, the quality is not superb, and the appearance is average; but the fun is where this airplane’s high point. If I could put this as a 6/5, I would. It has the ability for scale aerobatics and 3D flying. With the AS3X technology, this airplane flies as straight as an arrow through light to medium winds, and flawlessly through little to no wind. It has precision servos, which are the most responsive I have seen on the market, and they move as fast as you push the stick. You can knife edge this airplane for as long as the battery can hold a charge without any trouble of keeping it in the air. It is the most maneuverable aircraft there is, and it is my go-to airplane over my nitros, trainers, and gas when I don’t have half a day to fly.

    Value:
    This aircraft it is worth the cost. If you are into aerobatics, scale flying, or any type of 3D, this is a great trainer or just a kick-around aircraft. One rough crash will end the life of this little airplane, but if it is treated well, it will last forever with many hours of awesome flying.

    Durability:
    The durability of this airplane is pretty low. I’m on my second Beast; the first one had a lot of the parts rip off and the wings broke because of bad landings. Once I understood how the aircraft flies, I never crashed it, and my second Beast flies perfectly. I needed a guinea pig aircraft, since I had never flown micros before. I fly this aircraft 4-5 times a week in my field and have been for a month or two. The airplane is easy to repair when something comes off or loose, but I recommend you get used to micros.

    Appearance:
    The appearance is cool, but not scale.

    Overall:
    For the money, this is a fantastic aircraft.

    If you plan to buy this aircraft, get familiar with how to fly micros before you do. And when you are landing, keep the throttle between 5-10 percent or else the airplane tip will stall badly causing many frustrating crashes. Also, buy the 200 mAh battery instead of the 180; it performs much better.
    This plane is priced perfectly and comes with everything you need.

    ryankiefergopro - NH
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    15-29
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

    Love My Beast But...

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    The plane has excellent scale looks with amazing flying capabilities, however, the plane is a lot more fragile than expected. The first landing was fine until I stopped the plane, then the wind flipped the plane which caused stress bends in the wings. For $140 I expected it to be a little tougher. That said, the plane is great over all and is a blast to fly! I’ve had no problems from the AS3X; after a dozen batteries, all is still fine. Anyone who has problems with erratic flight, change your prop. An out of balance prop will cause excessive movement in flight from the AS3X because of vibration.

    Paul M M. - Sheridan, AR
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Advanced
    How often do you use this product?
    Daily
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
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    ESC (over current protection) Problem

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    The AS3X Beast and the BeeGee share a design flaw, their ESC and over current protection will shut the motor off while flying when a slightly larger battery is used. Don't use a battery that is above the recommended size and "C" rating or the ESC will shut the motor down. Horizon Hobby has a service bulletin for the above problem with the BeeGee and they need to add one for the Beast as well. All 3 times I flew the Beast, I got about 15 feet up and the motor shut down because of the ESC over current issue. I was using a 7.4V 200mah 25C battery instead of the recommended 7.4V 180mah 20C. Horizon Hobby said they are aware of this problem when I called them.

    Redrockher - San Diego, CA
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

    Should've Bought Non-AS3X Version

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    The plane has insufficient weight-to-power ratio and can not fly as a normal plane would. Non-aerobatics flying looks copter-like, as wings don't produce enough lift.

    Battery drains in 5-6 minutes, so make sure your runway is close and you are at a safe altitude to land when this happens.

    At first, AS3X served well, but after some rough-ish landings (no crashes by that time) AS3X began misbehaving.

    Bugs lead to several crashes due to stuck elevator stick. One happened during takeoff over parking. After using boiling water to straighten the nose and a few grams of glue to bring everything together, we were in order.

    Next time, I won't by an AS3X plane.

    Pavel - Geneva, Switzerland
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    15-29
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (1)
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