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Old 02-08-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default UMX Gee Bee with AS3X for $64

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/EFLU4580.html

Price = $99

Use this code: CPNEFLU4580 at http://www.hobbyzone.com/

and you can get a new one for $64
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Horizon is blowing them out via ebay for $64.99, free shipping.

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And Amazon.com.

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Cool, Thanks, bubsteve

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Advantage Hobby has them for $54 with free shipping!

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:28 AM   #6
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I had to order mine from AmainHobbies.com Horizon said it was no longer available. They went quick at 64.99 Always wanted one so i jumped on it. Nice looking bird!
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:16 PM   #7
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Is this just because they have new planes on the way?

And will they keep making parts for these guys?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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I have no idea. It sure feels like they're discontinuing them.

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Well mine should be here by the weekend... Looking forward to get it in the air. Parts is something im hoping horizon will keep producing. But i guess if i dont crash it then i shouldnt have to worry about parts......But that was an IF i dont crash it lol
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This will be my second one so there's my parts right there.

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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
This will be my second one so there's my parts right there.

If u dont mind me asking. I have a DX6i is there any certain transmitter setting ur running? And ive noticed some change the props.. Do u feel any advantage in that?
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I too had the overcurrent problem which led to some rough takeoffs; Horizon Hobby's incomparable customer service replaced the model with no questions. The replacement is a blast to fly!

If it helps, my original was one of the first ones delivered to the hobby shop back in March. I assume the new one has the updated board since there is no problem with premature cutoff.

I'd sent the prop size and motor speed to Ken Young at Subsonic Planes and the speed of this little plane is no joke. The prop speed is just under 50 MPH (80km/h).

Flying off a paved surface is a must since it will nose over every time on grass.
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I also noticed the P51 micro is on sale also! I went to the site to buy the Mustang, but ended up getting something else for better or for worse.

I like the little Gee Bee, but I am nowhere near advanced enough to fly one.
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I actually went and looked at that before I slapped myself and closed the page. I just bought a backup Gee Bee ($50) and a UMX Stryker ($65). NO MORE AIRPLANES THIS WEEK!!!

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My little Gee Bee arrived today.

Now if it would just quit raining, I have a large cul-de-sac in front of my house, just waiting.

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Originally Posted by ruel1975 View Post
I too had the overcurrent problem which led to some rough takeoffs; Horizon Hobby's incomparable customer service replaced the model with no questions. The replacement is a blast to fly!
The solution is to change out the stock prop with a GWS 5030. No OCP and most pilots agree that it's actually a better performing prop.

Since this plane has gyros, lots of expo is evidently a bad idea.

Huge thread on the plane, here.

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Default Add a Velcro strap to hold battery in place, & balance prop.

I haven't got a GWS 5030 yet so I thought I would try a flight with the stock prop.

First charge on the battery, then bound it to my 9303.

At full throttle the prop was so far out of balance, that it shook the plane hard enough to release the battery from the thin Velcro, and then the ESC lost sync with the motor, and it shut the motor off.

I never got out of my hobby room, I didn't think such a small prop would be that far out of wack.

I will balance the prop and add a Velcro strap around the battery.

I suggest you add the strap and check prop balance

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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
I haven't got a GWS 5030 yet so I thought I would try a flight with the stock prop.

First charge on the battery, then bound it to my 9303.

At full throttle the prop was so far out of balance, that it shook the plane hard enough to release the battery from the thin Velcro, and then the ESC lost sync with the motor, and it shut the motor off.

I never got out of my hobby room, I didn't think such a small prop would be that far out of wack.

I will balance the prop and add a Velcro strap around the battery.

I suggest you add the strap and check prop balance
Thanks for the Info I was hoping mine would have been here by this past weekend. But it wasnt i assume due to bad weather...dunno.. Anyways ups says it will be here wednesday. Cant wait!
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It only took a piece of Scotch tape about 1/4" square on the back side of one blade to fix it. it was mostly trial and error.

It was so slightly off balance that even my old high point balancer could not show it.

At full speed it hit a harmonic vibration that shook the whole plane, and the battery fell off the Velcro.

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #20
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Yeah, had to get one too... Nice plane for $65. Makes me feel a little ripped off paying $99 for a T-28.
Ignore the dork in the picture.

Model Plane, Real engine...

I love the pedal car..uh...plane.

I'm either going to get good at flying em, or get good at fixin em!
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