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Old 01-30-2008, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK folks... I am pretty excited about this heli and got it last week. This is probably the only other 450 heli out there that I would say "it's a keeper"! This is based on seeing it fly and me checking it out at IRCHA. BUT until I get it flying this is just speculation. Still parts quality is high for sure!

I will finish my Logo500 build vids before I start on this but in the mean time thought I would give you all a teaser of whats in the box!

Special thanks to beamheliusa.com for offering me the chance to share this heli with you all. AND to Scorpion motors for helping me with a motor and ESC.

So here is the teaser.... Whats in the box!
VIDEO LINK -> What's in the box!! (35 Megs)

The build vids have STARTED!

Frames Part 1
VIDEO LINK -> Building the Frames Part 1 (49 Megs)

Frames Part 2
VIDEO LINK -> Building the Frames Part 2 (30 Megs)

Battery Tray, Canopy Pins, and Anti_Rotation Bracket
VIDEO LINK -> Battery Tray, Canopy Pins, and Anti_Rotation (18 Megs)

Landing Gear and Base Plate
VIDEO LINK -> Landing Gear and Base Plate (21 Megs)

Swash Plate Prep
OK folks it has come to my attention (Thanks Beamheliusa.com) that some swash plate balls can be tight. It is important you resolve this for a good flying Beam E4. THis is how I checked and did a SIMPLE mod!
VIDEO LINK -> Swashplate PREP / Mod (41 Megs)

Swashplate and Main Gear Assembly
VIDEO LINK -> Swashplate and Main Gear Assembly (29 Megs)

Head and Main Grips
VIDEO LINK -> Head and Grips (76 Megs)

Seesaw and Washout
VIDEO LINK -> Seesaw Mixer arms and Washout Assembly (29 Megs)

Flybar Cage and Flybar
VIDEO LINK -> Flybar Cage and Flybar/Paddles (55 Megs)

Sorry for the delay guys! Vacation and Birmingham Event slowed me down.... I am getting back at it!

Tail Rotor Assembly
VIDEO LINK -> Tail Rotor Assmebly (76 Megs)

Servo Installation and Setup
VIDEO LINK -> Servo Installation and Setup (56 Megs)

Head and Main Gear Installation
VIDEO LINK -> Head and Main Gear Installation (35 Megs)

Head and Linkage Setup
VIDEO LINK -> Head and Linkage Setup (71 Megs)

Tail Boom and Landing Gear Install
VIDEO LINK -> Tail Boom and landing Gear Install (60 Megs)

Tail Boom Supports and Fins
VIDEO LINK -> Tail Boom Supports and Fins (26 Megs)

OK as part of this build I am using the Hitech HG-5000 Gyro and Hitech Tail servo. I have made a new topic in my forum for this setup. Please see this link for that gyro setup on the Beam E4
https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=68319


Electronics Placement and Final Thoughts
VIDEO LINK -> Electronics Placement and Final thoughts (22 Megs)

OK here are the flight test videos with comments


VIDEO LINK -> My flight test and comments (27 Megs)

VIDEO LINK -> Fireup's (Kevin's) flight test and comments (28 Megs)



Bob

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Now this will be cool. I was wondering why there has been no chatter here on this machine. From the pics I have seen, it looks really nice. I was going to push the button on this, but was waiting for Min. Air. to get the bandit out. I think I may just go ahead and get the Beam. I really like the front servo mounting, one piece tail, and overall look of this bird.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks good...
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Seems like the video are not available anymore?

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Video still works, just watched it. Bird looks like a quality machine. Frame looks slighty weak in places though. Sleek look to it however.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have seen one up close. Mega motor usa had some with them at one of our funflies. I have ben waiting to see who picked this thing up as many places have ben trying. It is a great little heli from what I saw. Bob you are lucky That thing has the best servo mounting as far as maintenance I have ever seen. Damn I sound like a sales guy. Sorry I just like the heli and haven't got'n a chance to buy one.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
 

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I'm waiting on the beam build myself. Being that I don't like to jump on the bandwagon when something nice comes along, I do like the beam and have heard alot of postives. I was going to get a trex then a blade 400 but decided nah. If the beam is as good as they say I would defintely get one, since I don't like having what everyone else does a beam would suit me fine. Anyone that has flown the beam I would like to hear your reponse's. Beam build we're waiting or should I say hey bob are you there? You big teaser ;O)
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Man... I gotta say I am SERIOUSLY looking forward to this build! I gotta get the Logo500 done right now but this thing is CALLING TO ME
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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www.advantagehobby.com has all kits and parts in stock for those that are interested. I have heard they are the primary importer in the U.S.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I built one last month and am in the process of putting together a couple more. The overall kit is grade A+ quality and the aluminum machining and finish is simply outstanding! Simply a joy to assemble. I am looking forward to more canopy choices.

I had to add some flybar weights to tame it down for my skill level, but very predictable and smooth in flight. I am not a 3D guy so I can't comment on that capability.

You will quickly notice that with the direct drive belt you eliminate the noise from the tail drive counter gear. Very smooth & quiet. You will not be disappointed.

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Old 02-01-2008, 12:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Whow looking good, i am going to follow this build.
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey Bob let me know if the swash you got was really stiff...the bearing in the kit I got felt scratchy and the center was super stiff, enough to bind the head a bit even after lubing and working it a bit....

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p.s. i just spoke to carl and he said you were headed our way again in march was it???
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I've been thinking about getting this one. Advantage hobby is about 2 1/2 hours drive from me and I might be headed there this coming Monday. I'm curious to compare this with the TRex 450 side by side quality and build wise.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Bob you heli tease !!!!!!
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I just bought one of these and from what I see and read I really like some of the unique design features on it compared with my Trex. It looks like you may be able to put some of the Beam items on the Trex too and make it easier to work on like the Beam is. Can't wait to get building her and then flying her hopefully by this weekend!!

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Mine arrived today...already started on the build.


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Old 02-06-2008, 07:50 AM   #18 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Finless;531364]OK folks... I am pretty excited about this heli and got it last week. This is probably the only other 450 heli out there that I would say "it's a keeper"! This is based on seeing it fly and me checking it out at IRCHA. BUT until I get it flying this is just speculation. Still parts quality is high for sure!


Bob,

What about the RC-Tek Diablo. I thought you gave it a real good review. Have you changed your mind on it?

Looking forward to this video build series as I have been considering another 450 size heli and have been leaning towards the Diablo. This will give me something else to consider. Great...............just what I need, another decision to make on spending some money.

Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this hobby. It sure makes it a lot easier for folks just starting out, like I was about a year ago, to down load a video that goes into great detail on how to build a heli or use the associated equipment. I salute you.

Thanks,
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The Diablo is a great heli.... Just this is another one so yes more choices!

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Hey Bob, I can use your build video for this kit right about now :wink:
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