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05-20-2012 12:44 PM  7 years ago
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Mike0251

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BEAM E4 Advanced - Completed
Finishing touches added to this new build. Kit quality was outstanding to say the least. Canopy paint job from the factory left much to be desired which was strange based on how nice all the mechanics were. Sent the canopy to Insane and well, WOW did they do a superb job, mucho kudos Oat, it came out gorgeous! Bird flies very nice with head speeds set at 2750, 2850, 2950. And I did buy the $20 chrome beater canopy to use for all test flights.
Specifics:
Airtronics 94809's
Futaba 9257 tail
Castle Ice 50 using internal BEC
Scorpion HK2221-8 13T pinion
Futaba 401 (started with the 520 but had jitter issues, may try again later)
CYB blades (one of the OEM supplied main blades was way to tight in grip so I opted for the CYB)
Turnigy Nanotech 2200 35-70C
Enjoy!
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05-20-2012 03:44 PM  7 years ago
fla heli boy

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nice!!! I need to get off my lazy behind and get mine in the air.
Got my new DX8 recently, so now I don't have an excuse.
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06-12-2012 12:35 AM  7 years ago
trillian

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The Beam is a really great little machine. I had been flying a Trex 450SE V2 for about a year and a half and had tweaked it every way possible to get it to fly straight but finally accepted it was as good as it was going to get.

Then I got the Beam after not having flown 450s for a while and I was amazed at how rock solid it can hover and how well it tracks in flight. It is much more accurate than I had thought a 450 could get.

I need to fly mine now as it has been sitting on the shelf for months due to the quite atrocious weather we have had so far this year but I am worried all my 3s Lipos desperately need to be cycled and I need to refresh my memory of what the Beam flies like!

I will say though, the stock canopies leave a bit to be desired in terms of style. Also the low profile makes it hard to see sometimes, so I have been using a bright orange Trex 450 canopy (fits straight on with no mods) and the visibility is much better.
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06-12-2012 01:34 AM  7 years ago
Mike0251

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That is interesting to know about the trex canopy fitting. Which model trex canopy are you speaking of since they do differ somewhat?
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06-12-2012 10:08 AM  7 years ago
trillian

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Hi Mike,

This is the 450 SE v1/v2 canopy. I have not tried any others but I think the Sport canopy might fit as well.

The ones I have were custom painted for a company called Phoenixtech for their line of Trex clones and are a nice solid orange which I find good for visibility in the cloudy skies we get a lot over here.

I have this same painted canopy for my 500;

I got this nice shiny Canomod canopy when it was on sale and it looks great on the ground but becomes hard to see in the air (plus the fit is very tight);

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06-12-2012 10:21 AM  7 years ago
Mike0251

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Nice! Yeah these little guys are great and I need to keep them close too, my eyes aren't what they used to be anymore.
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04-23-2015 06:02 PM  4 years ago
Mike0251

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Gents my E4 V2 is in the for sale section. Never did fly it much, about 15 times. It's a scorcher too! To damn nice to hurt...LOL. She has been a hangar queen.
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