When it was first introduced the 100cc Beast from Hangar 9 was an instant hit with model flyers around the world and rightly so as this giant scale biplane had both style and performance in abundance.
Following on from the global success of the earlier model, E-flite have now introduced an all electric powered Beast combining great looks and performance in a more conveniently sized package designed to appeal to an even wider audience.
The Beast 60e features a 145cm (57inch) wingspan and is constructed from traditional balsa and light plywood techniques, and thanks to careful engineering by David Payne and Quique Somenzini, retains the same great flying characteristics of the larger Hangar 9 version. Achieving an excellent power-to-weight ratio gives the model the superb handling and aerobatic characteristics of its larger Hangar 9 cousin.
The motor cowling, battery hatch and wheel spats are fibreglass and come pre-painted to match the Ultracote™ copyrighted colour scheme that was first created on the full-size aircraft by Mirco Pecorari of Italy; duplicating exactly the iconic full-size Beast as flown by top display pilot the late Bryan Jensen.
During the design stages a great deal of attention was paid to the construction of the model, and in particular ease of use, accessibility and assembly. The fuselage features a large fibreglass magnetic battery hatch that provides easy access to flight batteries and other running gear. Unusually for a biplane, assembly at the flying field is simple. Just 4 bolts and 4 pins have the model assembled, making a pleasant change as most biplanes usually require much more attention each time they are disassembled for transport or storage.
Servo placements have been carefully made to optimise mechanical advantages on the control surfaces, resulting in crisper response to command inputs. By using the same slim airfoil section as the 100cc Beast the model delivers rock steady aerobatic performance throughout the flight envelope, combined with good slow speed handling. On the ground the steerable tail wheel and relatively wide landing gear give the model impeccable handling.
Powered by the recommended E-flite Power 60 470Kv brushless outrunner motor the model has superb vertical performance whilst a 6S 4400 - 5000 LiPo flight battery ensures that there is more than enough power and duration.
On the ground the Beast is stunning model to look at; in the air the Beast is quite simply, awesome!
- Lightweight laser-cut balsa and plywood construction
- High power-to-weight ratio with 3D capability
- Fast four screw and four pin field assembly
- Two-piece plug-in wings with carbon joiner tube
- Ready-to-mount the recommended high-output E-flite Power 60 470Kv motor
- Large magnetic nose hatch provides ample access to battery and electronics
- Independent and simple direct-link servo instillation
- Steerable tailwheel and quality hardware package
- Large control surfaces with double-bevel hinge lines
- Genuine Hangar 9 UltraCote™ covering
- Pre-painted fibreglass cowling and wheel pants
- Durable aluminium landing gear with painted finish.
Cell Types:6S (22.2V) LiPo Battery required - Not included
Electric Motor Size:E-Flite Power 60 470kv motor EFLM4060B required - Not included
Kit / Ready-Built:ARF
Prop Range:17 x 7E Prop recommended
Recommended Battery:E-Flite 6S 22.2V 4400mAh 30C LiPo EFLB44006S30 or equivalent
Recommended ESC:E-Flite 80A Pro Switch Mode BEC ESC EFLA1080B recommended - Not included
Servo(s) included:None - Minimum 6 required (2 x SPMSA6260 + 4 x SPMSA5060)
Weight:4.05-4.35Kg (8.90 - 9.55lb)