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Old Jan 01, 2011, 01:00 AM
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techone malibu 2 or techone aeolus?

which do you think will fly better f3p?
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Old Jan 01, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Malibu is a copy of a well known airframe- CLIK so it should fly nice. Aeolus is quite good in flying, but they all have the same disadvantage (techone models)- they are extremely heavy. The depron thickness varies also...
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Old Jan 01, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Old Jan 01, 2011, 02:19 PM
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I recently purchased a Galaxy, which is a re-printed version of the Malibu 2 made by Techone for Hobbyking: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=11342 Test flew it last week for the first time and must say I was impressed. Tracks well, KE is almost hands off and it can be flown really quite slowly - and I haven't even bothered fitting the drag brakes yet! The printing/skin is quite thick and heavy, but I still managed to get it down to respectable 120grms, by junking the motor mount, plastic reinforcements etc.

Not had the opportunity to try a Aeolus, but looks like it fly's well if you do fancy going for a bi-plane:
TechOne AEOLUS F3P ARF (4 min 22 sec)


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Old Jan 01, 2011, 10:41 PM
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i´ve tried a lot of 3d planes but never flight f3p iI think the aeolus will be more stable but I saw that is so heavy for a f3p and the malibu looks like my piaget so i think it will fly good.

I saw them for a good price with a tiger motor and propeller here:

http://www.modellhobby.de/Models/Mod...=130&c=62&p=62
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Genesis96, as Gaz says the HK version is identical to the Malibu 2 other than colour scheme. Also comes with a motor and prop.

Try HobbyKing DE warehouse:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=15400
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Old Jan 02, 2011, 11:49 PM
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thanks and its cheaper in the DE warehouse
but the motor that comes its powerful or not
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 01:01 AM
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thanks and its cheaper in the DE warehouse
but the motor that comes its powerful or not
More than enough for F3P
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 06:22 AM
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ok and with a 2s 350mah battery how about the weight
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 07:20 AM
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As I said previously, junk the motor mount for a start and glue the motor directly to the depron with POR. Also don't bother with all the plastic reinforcement, wheels etc. With some careful building, I managed to get mine down to 141 grms rtf with a 2S 350 pack
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 12:07 PM
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Use carbon rods to stiffen the fuselage instead of depron sides angled 45 degrees. It saves a couple of grams. You can use a dymond 47 for the ailerons to make things lighter.

I was flying that aeolus in the video. I am not a big fan of biplanes, because they are very fragile, when you compare them with monoplanes. If you wouldn't build it stock and keep it as light as possible it's another airframe of choice.
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Old Jan 04, 2011, 12:56 AM
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and how about the flight time
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Old Jan 07, 2011, 04:49 PM
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Hi,

I have a Malibu 2. It flies good. I have two friends that have Malibu 2 also and they are both happy with it's performance. One of them has even two Malibu 2 and one of them he tried to make as light as possible and if I remember the weight was about 100 gram ready to fly without battery. I use Hacker A10-15-S and GWS 8 x 4,3 Slow Fly prop on mine.

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Old Jan 09, 2011, 10:02 PM
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I have the Malibu 2 and the Aeolus,
The Aeolus flies pretty good, mine weighs in at 6.0 ounces, it flies better than I thought it would. I didn't build it as light as I could, because I thought it would be good for just a knockaround plane and not a precision machine. Its not exactly a Fancy Foam Vrolet, but not bad.

The Malibu 2 weighs in at 5.6 ounces and was built for me by a good friend, it flies well also, infact I would say I was also pleasantly surprised how good.
It is not a copy of the Clik. The Clik is one of my personal favorites, The Malibu 2 is good but not on the Clik's level IMO.

To answer the question.... The Aeolus can actually knife edge very well, can fly very slow, but like most biplanes sometimes it just doesn't have the stability of a Monowing in high alpha flight. I would say the Malibu would be the better all around choice.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 09:59 PM
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I have a Malibu 2 new in package that I decided not to build. $45.00 shipped, PayPal to jim.woodward@baesystems.com. Thanks, Jim
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