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Old Feb 02, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Multiplex DOGFIGHTER 882mm Reno Racer / WW2 warbird

Here's the first video of the Dogfighter, shot in the summer using prototypes (quality not great but since it's the only one...)

Spielwarenmesse 2011:Multiplex Dogfighter (1 min 37 sec)


- In German. What's being said: The dogfighter comes with two decal sets included: Reno Racer or WW2 warbird. MPX offers two drive sets and claims top (level) speeds of 145kph with the 1150kV 3s set w/ 10x7 prop, or even 165kph (said to be measured with GPS telemetry) with a 136g 1350kV motor on 3s with a 9x6 prop (sic!)
A 8x8 prop would surely be better suited for speed, that's easy to change.
MPX also offers folders (9x7 and 8x7) for the dogfighter.

Herre's the news catalogue:
http://www.multiplex-rc.de/cms/vorsc...catalog_GB.pdf

It should be a very fast, aerobatic and sturdy plane - the positioning is more "Funjet w/ tractor prop" than a warbird.
It will be considerably faster than the foam warbirds and should also handle the speed and aerobatics without changing the airframe.
Just like the Funjet it's not scale.

If it will do its thing as fabulous as the Funjet - highspeed, lowspeed etc. - it should be a winner.

Big plus for me: It won't be a noisy plane like the pushers, I don't like flying the Funjet on Sundays after lunch on the meadow behind the houses...

Contrary to the planes in the video and the first pics distributed (also here - I deleted it now): The plane will be WHITE not grey, and the fighter scheme is obtained just with the large decals. See pictures, info on foam colour from the fair, and two pictures courtesy Mikk

The only big downside for me is the price: 100 Euros even for the naked kit is a lot considering how much we pay for detailed PNP or ARF warbirds nowadays...

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Old Feb 02, 2011, 01:41 PM
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SWEET!!!!!!!!!! I've always wanted a nice flying dogfighter from Multiplex
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Old Feb 02, 2011, 04:43 PM
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My name is going on one of these. I reckon the price will actually be about 80 Euros on the "street"
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Old Feb 02, 2011, 09:03 PM
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so now we wait
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 06:04 PM
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still pics from highlights video - and the video

Snapshots from the video linked in the first post, Dogfighter coverage starts min 8:35
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 05:29 AM
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I think you are absolutely right, this is going to be like a Funjet style of plane, but not a pusher prop and warbird styling which i really like especially the Reno Racer in white.

I guess the guys here on RC Groups are already planning massive power sets for the Dogfighter. 800W Dogfighter anyone running on 4S? mind you 165Km.hr on the Himax Tuning set is not hanging about
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 05:36 AM
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when do they go on sale in the USA ?
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 06:08 AM
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Mopetista

I think you are absolutely right, this is going to be like a Funjet style of plane, but not a pusher prop and warbird styling which i really like especially the Reno Racer in white.

I guess the guys here on RC Groups are already planning massive power sets for the Dogfighter. 800W Dogfighter anyone running on 4S? mind you 165Km.hr on the Himax Tuning set is not hanging about
Got some information via a posting of Mikk from the fair: The foam will be WHITE, as you can see on the pics (two more added in the first post, and the grey ones taken out) the decals are large and you get the fighter scheme also just using the decal set.

Regarding speed and tuning, I guess with a suitable prop (8x8 or similar) you will get a lot closer to the claimed 165kph, the Himax 1350kV is no slouch - and no lightweight either w/ 136g, but good efficiency and capable of 500+ Watts. This is going to be some fast plane, and you're right, the racers who got the PZ Mustang up to crazy speeds will surely find ways to get the dogfighter far beyond 120mph - probably without the need for glassing it.

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Old Feb 05, 2011, 06:25 AM
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its not anywhere on multiplex's website yet. bummer !
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 08:30 AM
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when do they go on sale in the USA ?
+1 I also would like to know this.
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 11:47 AM
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May 2017 is the confirmed date for sale in the USA. We in Europe get them in a few weeks !!!!!!!!!
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 01:23 PM
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i guess i'll have plan a trip.
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 05:39 PM
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more pics in good resolution - thx 2 liporacer

still no information as to when it will be available...
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 06:11 PM
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May 2017 is the confirmed date for sale in the USA. We in Europe get them in a few weeks !!!!!!!!!
........probably late summer?....fall....
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Another cloesup pic from the fair...

...to make waiting even worse :-)

thx 2 air-uli

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