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Old 10-30-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default AS3X... and the new Gee Bee R2

Saw the video on MAN....about the new stabilization system available on the new UMX's, and they are doing a GeeBee!, I had to put my order in...
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:07 AM   #3
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This stuff is incredible I've pre-ordered the Beast and will pick up the GeeBee as well. What a great innovation!
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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Big claims. Backed by a company that can back up big claims. Looks like a major game changer to me. I'm looking forward to some reports on the new Beast from old Beast pilots.

It will also be interesting to see if Horizon retains exclusivity of the concept. If they do, they show no tendency to overcharge for the feature. This is exciting and based on their responsible behavior I hope they make a ton of money. Hitting a major revenue home run in a soft economy like this has GOT to be the greatest thrill that could be. Go, Horizon, go!
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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It will also be interesting to see if Horizon retains exclusivity of the concept. If they do, they show no tendency to overcharge for the feature. This is exciting and based on their responsible behavior I hope they make a ton of money. Hitting a major revenue home run in a soft economy like this has GOT to be the greatest thrill that could be. Go, Horizon, go![/QUOTE]

I doubt they can, the system is based on the mems gyros which are used in micro heli's and just about all the Multi-rotor boards.

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Old 11-17-2011, 03:07 PM   #6
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Agreed. This will be lots of fun to watch.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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I got my UMX Gee Bee R2 from E-flite in Monday. It looks really good, finally a scale Gee Bee, thanks to AS3X

Here is my review (so far, haven't maidened it yet)
http://www.horizonrcflyers.com/forum...ead.php?t=2634

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Thumbs up Ed's E-Flite UMX Gee Bee R2 in action!

First Video showing Ed's E-Flite UMX Gee Bee R2 in action from today's RC flying at Edwards ( a place we all call it affectionately because of the large vast concrete surface).

A few picture first and then, the Video:



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Exclamation Ed's E-Flite UMX Gee Bee R2 in action!

2nd Flight Video with a very Hard Landing at the end!

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:04 AM   #10
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Exclamation Ed's E-Flite UMX Gee Bee R2 in action!

2nd Flight Video with Slow Motion effects to clearly see the very hard landing. A tribute to the well designed and tough little model!

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Old 05-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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Any idea what the white glue is that holds the brick in place? I got a replacement brick from HH but haven't installed it yet.

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Someone told me it was basically white calking.

The owner of my LHS took the Gee Bee took one out, into the parking lot in front of the store, he had not flown the Gee Bee before and wanted to test it.

It was sort of windy with a few gusts, yet the plane flew like a much bigger model. I could not see any movement of the plane that I would say was the wind. Smooth and steady the entire flight.

I am going to get a stabilizer for my larger planes.

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Old 05-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by WingingIt74 View Post
Any idea what the white glue is that holds the brick in place? I got a replacement brick from HH but haven't installed it yet.
If it's the same as the other Parkzone micros then it's silicon.. It cuts easy with a modelling knife.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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Guys,

Good morn. I felt compelled to write up my own report on this plane if anyone is interested.

First off, I can say this is my favorite micro and I can highly recommend it. Once you get the CG correct and get a feel for the way the plane handles, it flies like it's on rails. Razor sharp handling, flies fast, slows down and floats really nicely, does nice aerobatics, is stable in the wind... especially for a micro. The ASX3 works like a charm. Definitely worth the money in my opinion.

And, it is tough as all heck. One my very first flight I really screwed up and put the battery all the way forward and had the plane completely nose heavy. Plane barely took off, and wanted to dive every second that I didn't have full up elevator on I really screwed up... well I lost control and inverted the plane about 20ft up and did a full nose dive into the ground. On my walk of shame over to the crash site I expect to see splinters of foam. To my surprise the plane was in pretty good shape. Had to re-glue the landing gear on and fix the battery hatch, but a little epoxy and I was back in the air the same day very tough!!

I have been completely enjoying this bird, plus it looks so awesome in the air, like a crazy cartoon character that just doesn't look like it should fly well, if at all. But it does

...then I was flying again at my local school field this weekend and was about 20ft up and about 150ft away, I lost a little depth perception and the plane kissed one of the aluminum light poles at half throttle... man it sounded as if one of the kids on the baseball field hit a triple with his aluminum bat. ooouch!!!

Well again I did the walk of shame and expected to see splinters... maybe I was "lucky" because the plane must have hit the pole square and was in pretty good shape. A little epoxy on the nose and she is ready to fly again.

All in all a great bird that is a blast to fly and very sturdy. Highly recommend it!!!

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has anybody thought about running 3s in this guy. I saw a guy running that in a beast on you tube and looked like a rocket and verticle seemed unlimted. in the gee bee it should make it a screamer.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
I am going to get a stabilizer for my larger planes.


I cant reccomend them enough. I have helped about 20 guys at my field with Feytech FY 30-a units (basically the same thing). Guys that were having problems landing are no longer fighting. Guys that wanted to perfect some moves, are loving them, even the guys who said "Thats cheating!" are now wanting them.

Its like a magic switch that turns off the wind. Scale airplanes fly nicer, acrobatics hold the lines better, even planes with bad habits, are no longer are habitual!

Heck, real planes have been using gyros for years. Now with the advent of the accelerometer, (i.e. WII controller) our airplanes feel so much more positive in the air.

I wish I could afford one in EVERY plane I own, thats how much I love them.

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It's likely that HH will be offering the AS3XRx w/BL ESC and the AS3X Programmer coming out this month which can be applied either to heli or airplanes and to my understanding you can pick and choose what you want to activate and work for your application. Look for it soon in a Hobby Shop near you.

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Just got my gee bee the other day and love it has good power and flies very scale for a micro. I was getting about 4 min flight times on the 180 mah batteries and tried the E-flite 300 mah 35c 2s battery. this is for one of there smaller hellis and works great. I am getting 7 plus minute flight times with no lose of performance and no balance issues with this battery try some out you guys will love them. Great job E-flite can't wait for your next micro I give the gee bee a thumbs up.
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