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02-17-2014 08:27 PM  3 years agoPost 1
AgentOrange

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I have a mini BeastX that I got with a deal on a 450. I never flew it with it on there due to I switched the head back over to flybar. I just wanted to know if there was a size airframe stipulation as I want to try it out on my Velocity 50 but dont know if it will work. I looked in the user manual and it does not say anything about this at all. Anyone used this on a 50 size nitro machine.

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02-17-2014 08:31 PM  3 years agoPost 2
BJames111

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No airframe size stipulation at all. Use it on anything.

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02-17-2014 09:46 PM  3 years agoPost 3
AgentOrange

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great thanks for the information.

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02-17-2014 10:41 PM  3 years agoPost 4
JasonJ

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Just remember you have to run a receiver with the beastx on that velocity if you didn't already know that. Just a sat won't do. I have a beasty on my velocity 50 and it works great, you'll like it.

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02-18-2014 12:09 AM  3 years agoPost 5
AgentOrange

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Cool thanks bro. I have been going through the setup in the manual and watched it on YouTube and it does not look that hard.

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02-18-2014 12:56 AM  3 years agoPost 6
RudeRebel

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BeastX will work on anything, big or small, and it is one of the easiest to set up with no external equipment necessary.

I suggest you do setup menu A through N to ensure it is fully set up. Make sure you set the dials back to the default centre so that you have full range of adjustments if you need to later.

Good luck

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02-18-2014 01:00 AM  3 years agoPost 7
nappyroots2182

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i first tried my beastx on a trex 450 pro to learn the setup. after it was flying right i put it in my velocity 50 and setup and its been perfect ever since

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02-18-2014 02:04 AM  3 years agoPost 8
AgentOrange

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do you guys have any tips or tricks that will help me out with the setup. Also I see that there is some sort of spectrum adapter cable that I do not have. Is that cable needed if I run it off my 7100R RX. Thats really the only thing I am confused about. How do i update the software in the unit?

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02-18-2014 03:15 AM  3 years agoPost 9
RudeRebel

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there is a USB dongle that allows you to hook the beastx up to a pc to do updates. It's around $20. You won't need to do updates too often as they don't release much updates so if you can borrow one, it will save you $20.

As for that spektrum adapter cable, you only need it if you are running a sat directly from the beastx. Since you are running a 50 sized nitro, it is recommended that you use a full receiver, so that cable will not be necessary for you. Hopefully you have the cables that allow you to hook up a receiver to the beastx. I am assuming you have a BeastX (orange unit), and not the AR7200BX.

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02-18-2014 03:46 AM  3 years agoPost 10
AgentOrange

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Yes sir I do have the other cables. I have the Orange on and two extensions. yes I has the stand alone unit not the 7200. Well cool I think I am going to take the advice of others and put it on my 450 first and program it and see how it goes. if it goes well it will go to my Velocity or I will just get a 7200BX. Thanks for all of the information. I will let you guys know how it turns out.

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02-18-2014 03:50 AM  3 years agoPost 11
RudeRebel

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As for tips, you will want the grey 3M type double sided tape over the white foam kind as beastx is sensitive to vibes and the white foam kind has been reported by may to be an issue.

As well, you will want to avoid tying down the wires too close to the beastx as vibes can also be passed this way.

I will refer to settings menu and paramter menu below. Refer to the beastx manual to see how to enter each type.

If you do need to do a firmware update, do it before you start your set up. If you do hook up the besstx to the pc to check firmware and possibly update, you probably want to make sure paramter settings are at default. you can change these as desired later, but making them default will help avoid strange behavior when performing the set up menu and when doing fine tuning during your first flights.

I like using a fresh model on the TX as you will need default 0-100 pitch curve, no trims, and 100% servo travel. I also like to start with all servos on normal (none on reverse) in the tx. You need to set the swash type on the tx to 90 degree 1 servo or normal depending you your tx brand. Then you want to connect your rx to the beastx and bind to your tx. Last thing before starting your actual set up is to set your. failsafe (page 31 of beastx manual).

As for the actual set up, you will need to do set up menu A-D before hooking up any servos to your unit to ensure you have the right servo frequency set so you don't damage your servos. there really is no avoiding menu E-N if you want the set up done right. A few of these should take merely seconds to perform. Basically everything is done through the beastx button and your tx.

If you do intend on using dual rates, set paramter B to solid blue which is transmitter.

Feel free to PM me if you get stuck.

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02-18-2014 03:56 AM  3 years agoPost 12
RudeRebel

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Just one other thing, if you are gonna set it up on your 450 first, it should be mentioned that unless you are moving it from one identical heli to another, you will need to perform full set up. So you cannot just transfer to 450 to the velocity without full running setup again.

Once you've gone through the process a couple of times, you will realize how easy and quick it really is.

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02-18-2014 05:12 AM  3 years agoPost 13
JasonJ

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On my Velocity 50 I used a single layer of 3m tape. I also cinched the unit down with a zip tie inside a length of fuel tubing to isolate the zip tie from the unit. Beastx does not like loose floppy mounting, it works best when tight. Make sure the wires from the receiver to the unit have a gentle curve so there is not any tension which could transmit vibrations.

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02-18-2014 11:27 AM  3 years agoPost 14
AgentOrange

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Thank you guys very much for all the useful information. One last thing how do you check to see what firmware you have without having the USB adapter. The manual is confusing.

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02-18-2014 02:39 PM  3 years agoPost 15
RudeRebel

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I've never paid attention to it because I have the USB dongle, but when the beastx is initializing, the main light will go red at the beginning, signaling it is showing the version. you need to pay attention to the lights A-N. A-G is the first digit (i.e. if A and B only are on, that means 3, binary for 3 is 1 1). H-N is the second digit which is after the decimal place (i.e. is no leds are lit it means 0). to get the 3rd digit, you have to disturb the initialization by pressing the button on the beastx. The light will go purple and now A-N represents the last part of the version number. I'm not home so I can't tell you what mine shows.

here is some info on binary:
so the way it works is as you go right to left to right, each binary spot represents 2 to the power of 0, then , 1, 2, 3 and so forth. ive given examples below.

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 is 1
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 is 2
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 is 3
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 is 4
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 is 5

On the beastx you would read the corresponding positions as:
G F E D C B A or
N M L K J I H

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02-20-2014 03:31 AM  3 years agoPost 16
RudeRebel

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AgentOrange ... how did you make out?

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